Sunday, April 7, 2013
Willard Traub, a local artist and a cancer survivor, who chronicled his bone marrow transplant through photography and poetry, is one of the keynote speakers.
In recent years, as a culture, we have been rediscovering ancient wisdom about the inter-connectedness between body, mind, and spirit. We have been exploring the ways our spiritual well-being and our thought patterns influence our physical health, and vice versa. Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health, & Harmony, located on the campus of Edwards Church in Saxonville, is committed to exploring those connections through practices like Tai Chi, yoga and meditation, and through conversations. Today, April 7, from 2-5 p.m. Open Spirit will hold a gathering called "Spirit and Healing in the 21st Century." It is the beginning of an on-going, multi-faith, multi-discipline conversation about how we experience the connections between faith/spirit …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
First Parish in Framingham is the first of four religious institutions in town installing solar panels, the others being United Church of Christ Conference Center, Edwards Church and the Lutheran Church of Framingham.
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, March 5
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Framingham is converting to solar power. SunBug Solar Company installed 84 high efficiency solar panels on the roof of the church's Parish House at 24 Vernon St. the last week fo February. The panels will provide 75 percent of the electric power required for the church's Parish House and Meeting House. The panels, manufactured by the SunPower Corporation, are mainly constructed in the United States. They are 20% efficient in the conversion of the sun's energy into electricity and are the most efficient panels on the market today, with an estimated 30 year useful life. The solar panels installation is part of a faith commitment to reduce the energy consumption of the church with an ultimate goal…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Edwards Church is hosting an alternative gift fair Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of Jingle Bell Day in Saxonville.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Debbie Clark
Friday, November 30, 2012
That’s what an Alternative Gift Fair is all about - a way to give holiday gifts that have a heart! Tomorrow, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., as part of Saxonville's Jingle Bell Day, Edwards Church will host an Alternative Gift Fair. The Fair will be held in Edwards Hall, on the campus of Edwards Church, just behind Stapleton Elementary School, off of Elm Street. There will be a wide variety of tables, with the opportunity to purchase many different items and support many different causes. High quality handicrafts from around the world will be available at the SERRV table. SERRV works directly with craftspeople and artists’ cooperatives from around the world, to ensure that the artists themselves receive most of the profit from their work. Scarves…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Public invited to the Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health & Harmony celebration Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m.
"It’s a place where you can heal from the inside out.” That’s how Bette Norton, from Maynard, describes Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health & Harmony. Located on the campus of Edwards Church UCC, in the Saxonville part of Framingham, Open Spirit is a new Multi-Faith Center. Open Spirit’s purpose is to promote well-being, strengthen the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and build community. In the last six months, Open Spirit has begun offering a wide variety of programs, including six different yoga classes, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Buddhist Meditation, Oneness Blessings, nature journaling, and Green Movie nights. There are bi-weekly Multi-Faith gatherings sponsored by the Baha’i Community of Framingham, celebrating the connections and …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony in Saxonville is a multi-faith center for the community with programming from meditation to yoga to nature workshops.
Edwards Church United Church of Christ announced Wednesday, June 13 the opening of Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health, and Harmony in Saxonville. "Open Spirit is a new multi-faith center for the wider community," said Rev. Debbie Clark. "It is intended as a place to strengthen our connectedness, to promote healing and wholeness, and to experience spiritual nourishment." Located on the campus of Edwards Church, "Open Spirit is an effort to address the deeper spiritual yearnings of the wider community by offering a variety of ways to experience the sacred," said Clark. "It also reflects a desire to build stronger connections with people of many faith traditions," added Clark. Open Spirit will offer programs and experiences rooted in …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association held a candlelight interfaith service at First United Methodist Church Sunday evening to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11.
Editor's Note: Out of respect for the religions and the service, Framingham Patch shot this video without light and captured images without flash. Participants in the service included: Youth from several faiths Youth from Boston Buddhist Vihara Rev. Debbie Clark of Edwards Church Rev. Sandra Bonnette-Kim of First United Methodist Church Rev. J. Anthony Lloyf of Greater Framingham Community Church Rev. Mary Francis Drake of Center of Light Rev. Peter Cook of Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ Cantor Scott Sokol of Temple Beth Sholom Shaheen Akhtar of islamic Center of Wayland Farah Hussain of Islamic Center of Wayland Ali Rabideau of Community United Methodist Church of Wayland Mallory Cohen of Temple Beth Am Cantir Jodi Schechtman of…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Edwards and Plymouth churches, with the assistance from the Brookfield Institute, are sponsoring a free workshop this evening - The Spiritual Journey Home from War:Ministering to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Their Families.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Edwards and Plymouth churches, with the assistance from the Brookfield Institute, are sponsoring a free workshop this evening - The Spiritual Journey Home from War: Ministering to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Their Families tonight, May 24 from 6-9. A light dinner will be available at 5:30. The workshop will provide an overview of trauma healing, as well as opportunities to hear directly from veterans and military families coping with the challenges of deployment and re-integration into family life, professional trauma healing caregivers, and facilitators. This event is part of the Edwards and Plymouth Church’s ministry to returning veterans and their families. Finding the Calm in the Storm is an educational outreach to the …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Area residents were invited to display antique toys and classic train sets at Edwards Church's Teddy Bear picnic last Saturday.
Edwards Church held a free Teddy Bear picnic last weekend for the community. Residents were invited to display their antique teddy bears, toys and classic train set at the church for families to see. Framingham Patch stopped by and photographed the family-friendly event.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Edwards Church will host an Intergenerational Christmas Pageant today at 5 p.m.
1. If you are up at this time reading this at 5 a.m., and still need to purchase toys, you are in luck as ToysRUs in Shoppers World has been open 24 hours around the clock the last few days and will stay open today until 6 p.m. 2. Don't send your child to the bus stop today. There is no school for Framingham children. School re-opens on Monday, Jan. 3. 3. Temple Beth Am is hosting a Chinese food dinner tonight at 6. Please call ahead to see if spots are still available. 4. More than 400 National Guard members will return from oversees today at 1 p.m. at the Framingham Armory. The units have been abroad for about a year. 5. Edwards Church will host an Intergenerational Christmas Pageant today at 5 p.m.