Last Hope K-9 Returns

Last Hope K-9 Returns

Last Hope K-9 is a non-profit all-breed dog rescue based in Massachusetts. They save abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters in Central Arkansas and beyond. The dogs are fostered by families here in Massachusetts until they can be adopted through individual inquiries or events like the ones Crawford has hosted over the years. Learn more about the adoption process at lasthopek9.org. If you’re interested in adopting, get your application in right away, and meet the dogs awaiting their furever homes at Crawford on Saturday, April 6, between noon and 2:00pm.
Lenten Walks

Lenten Walks

2024 promises to be an “historic” year–wars around the globe; consequential national election at home; strife and division; and individuals, families, companies, and churches  trying to figure out how to be in the next stage after a global pandemic. Sometimes it may be hard to feel hope in the midst of all this turmoil.

During the seven Saturdays of Lent, we will meet at Horn Pond (Sturgis Street parking lot – see map) at 9am. for a reflection — we’ll consider how hope has sustained us in the past, and how we might remain hopeful in the face of today’s challenges. Then will walk as long or as little as each of us wants, solo or with another member of the community.

Bring your coffee and join us for one or all of our walks!

Lenten Walks

Lenten Walks at Horn Pond

2024 promises to be an “historic” year–wars around the globe; consequential national election at home; strife and division; and  individuals, families, companies, and churches  trying to figure out how to be in the next stage after a global pandemic. Sometimes it may be hard to feel hope in the midst of all this turmoil.

During the seven Saturdays of Lent, we will meet at Horn Pond (Sturgis Street parking lot – see map) at 9am. for a reflection — we’ll consider how hope has sustained us in the past, and how we might remain hopeful in the face of today’s challenges. Then will walk as long or as little as each of us wants, solo or with another member of the community.

Bring your coffee and join us Saturday February 17 at 9am for our first walk!  If you have any questions, ask Pam Reeve.

Porchfest 2023

Porchfest 2023

Porchfest is returning to Winchester and to Crawford on June 10, from 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm. Crawford is happy to host the following acts:
  • 12pm – The Morningside Messengers – Jazz sextet playing bop, swing, Latin standards (and some rarities) – John MacRae – drums, Jeff Bates – bass, Michael Rosen – keys, Bob Salitzky – guitar, Jefferson Xu – trombone, Bruce Raisner – trumpet”
  • 1:30pm – Randall Kromm (pictured here performing at Crawford during Porchfest 2021) Singer-songwriter playing original acoustic music.
  • 3pm – Mark Hastings – Solo performing songwriter on keyboards with vocals. I play a variety of covers and originals in the genres of Classical, Swing, Boogie, Pop, Folk, Blues. 
  • 4:30pm – Gaia Mobilij – sophisticated loop sensation that brings different travel experiences into her work. Istanbul, Mexico City, Barcelona, Mumbai: Gaia has been at home in many places and processes the influences of these cultures directly in her performance. Armed with  vocals, an accordion, electronics and a variety of small instruments, audiences quickly wonder what a single person is musically capable of.
We hope you’ll join us under our tent to enjoy one or more of our musical guests! The full Porchfest schedule can be found here.
Refugee Resettlement Update

Refugee Resettlement Update

In the early months of 2022, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church joined with other members of the Winchester community to form the Winchester Interfaith Resettlement Partnership. Our goal was to provide support to a family of Afghan refugees – two parents and five children – resettling in the area. One of the Partnership’s co-leaders provided this heart-warming update in mid-November.

“Many wonderful things have happened with this lovely family including improving their medical and dental care, providing childhood healthcare immunizations and assessments (including in one case physical therapy and adaptive equipment), moving forward with advanced immigration status which will enable them to more easily integrate into American society, educational and language opportunities for the children and parents, recreational and social programs in the community, two jobs for Ihsanullah to contribute to the household and friendship from our over 70 volunteers.

“Your financial support of the family has allowed us to continue in reasonable housing, managing educational, food and household purchases and working toward self-sufficiency as the family begins to stand on their own over the next several months.

“One of the greatest miracles of this whole journey from Afghanistan to America has been the arrival on Monday, November 14 of a baby girl to the proud parents. Aisha Rawan has just now returned home to the embrace of her five siblings with lots of kisses and hugs. She is the first US citizen of the family with hopefully more of them to follow.

“We invite your faith community to offer prayers of thanksgiving and safe delivery for Aisha and Zahida. We look forward to continuing our Interfaith partnership with each of your communities in the next critical months of transition and self-reliance for the Rawan family.

“Betty Stone and I as the co-leads of our Winchester Interfaith Resettlement Partnership give thanks for God’s many blessings during this season of Thanksgiving,”

– Bob Davidson

Get Screened for Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Get Screened for Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Life Line Screening is coming to Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 20. Sign up to assess your risk for cardiovascular disease.

Why should I screen? Life Line screening has the potential to provide benefits including:

  • Early detection of serious conditions
  • Prevention of disease progression
  • Peace of mind so you can enjoy life
  • Savings with more affordable screenings
  • Control, no insurance required

What tests are run at a Life Line screening?

  • Carotid Artery Disease: An ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries for buildup of fatty plaque.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease: An Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: An ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm.
  • Atrial Fibrillation: A 6-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for irregular heartbeat.
  • Osteoporosis Risk: An ultrasound is performed to measure the shin bone for abnormal bone mass density.

For more information, download a flyer about the October 20 event here.

This event is open to the public and appointments are limited, so make your appointment today. To reserve your time, call 1-800-690-0323, or visit LLSA.SOCIAL/HS.