Welcome to The Nahant Village Church:
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ
Dear Nahant Village Church Community,
As we practice social distancing, for the good of all, we don't have to practice spiritual distancing. Wherever we are, we can worship God together. And, we can participate in learning, fellowship, and support as well.
Above you'll find the link to our worship video for this week, which features the next sermon in our Mark series (Chapter Nine!), as well as prayer, music and more. This week's video features pieces from Amy, Rev. Teri, Angie, and Donna. We stuck as close as possible to our standard Sunday morning liturgy, which I hope brings you comfort in these anxious times.
Please note that these videos will be uploaded each week as close to 10:30 am as possible. However, I encourage you to view these as an asynchronous worship option- something you can make time for during your week, knowing that someone else is likely watching before or after you.
I leave you now with these words from Psalm 18:2: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.” In these anxious times, cast all your fears on God and stand on the rock that has supported you throughout your life, and will forevermore. May the Peace of Christ be With you, Rev. Megan WORSHIP You are welcome to worship together this morning (or anytime this week)...
Through this link, where you'll find our NVC worship video for 3/22/2020 here. Or through listening to our sermon podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/283311
Or by requesting a paper worship packet to be delivered or mailed to your home
If you would like to participate in our At-Home Virtual Worship videos, please email Rev. Megan. Options include video or audio recording yourself: leading Call to Worship, leading Prayer of Invocation, reading scripture, Praying for our community, offering a musical reflection (voice and/or instrument)
VIRTUAL OFFERING PLATE You can send donations: via check to Nahant Village Church PO Box 77 Nahant, MA 01908 Or, mobile giving, through downloading the Give+ App and selecting The Nahant Village Church (zip code 01908) Or, through our online giving platform, Vanco, home page of website, top right corner: nahantvillagechurch.org
PASTORAL CARE & COMMUNITY CARE Pastoral Care and Community Care can be especially critical in times of great stress and anxiety in the wider community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Rev. Megan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone at (617) 356-7181.
This Week's NVC Offerings on Zoom: NVC Mental Health Group (NEW) Monday March 23, 5-6 pm https://zoom.us/j/374706743 Meeting ID: 374 706 743 Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099
This is a time that is stressful for a lot of people in our community. And, it can be an especially difficult time for those living with chronic mental health conditions. Because of this, I will be offering a Mental Health Support Group each Monday evening from 5-6 pm on Zoom. This group is appropriate for those who have ongoing mental health conditions.
BIBLE STUDY Tuesday March 24, 10-11 am https://zoom.us/j/710139077 Meeting ID: 710 139 077 Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 This past week, Margaret had this awesome realization that when Jesus asks his disciples to keep watch in the Garden, he is naming his emotions and what he needs in order to feel supported. All are welcome to join as we continue to study the Bible together.
Lenten Supper Club Friday March 27, 5:30-7 pm https://zoom.us/j/239238212 Meeting ID: 239 238 212 Dial by your location:+1 929 205 6099 US A a form of spiritual practice (eating vegetarian meals together, considering our relationship between food and spirituality). This is a time for gathering mid-week in fellowship and learning. Zoom link is posted on facebook and in the enews email.