Friday, February 24, 2012
Grace Congregational Church holding pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 10.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
Grace Congregational Church is holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 10 to benefit its “Farm-to-Food Pantry” program, which brings fresh fruit and vegetables to the Hope Food Pantry in downtown Framingham from Stearns Farm. Breakfast includes pancakes and sausage, muffins, oatmeal/fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea and is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $6 at the door. Kids age 6 and under are free! Space is limited so advance tickets are encouraged! For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office: 508-872-3342.
Monday, January 9, 2012
ReFoam It and Grace Congragtional Church held a Styrofoam recycling event and a food drive for MetroWest Hope Food Pantry; both were very successful.
Grace Congregational Church and ReFoam It held a very successful Styrofoam recycling event on Saturday. We had wonderful weather and saw a steady stream of people. The first person came at 9 a.m. (we started officially at 10 a.m.) and they never stopped coming until 3. One of our earlier contributors came on a bike with bags of Styrofoam in his basket. Soon we had many local people coming along with people as far away as Lancaster, Salem and Chelsea. One person came from a town in southern N.H. and was heading over to the Metal Salvage Yard on Waverly Street before heading home. The photo of the truck was taken at 2:30 p.m. Afterwards, we had a rush of people and filled up the trailer and had to put coolers into our box truck. UPS came …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Regardless of the expected snowstorm, ReFoamit will be at Grace Congregational Church tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.for the Styrofoam recycling event and with coffee & hot chocolate, too.
Tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 8), ReFoamit will be at Grace Congregational Church, 78 Salem End Road holding a Styrofoam recycling event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to everyone and a free way to see that your packing materials, take-out boxes, coolers, etc. are not going to be put into the landfill or be burned. ReFoamit, a local company, will be there to collect the Styrofoam. Also acceptable is rinsed plastic tableware which is packaged separately from the Styrofoam.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Don't forget to save that styrofoam from all those holiday gifts to recycle on Jan. 8.
1. Did not like what you got for Christmas? Want to spend those gift cards? Many stores are open earlier than normal and later than normal today - including Target, Wal-Mart, and most of Shoppers World. The neighboring Natick Collection is open until 9 p.m. 2. The Framingham Library is closed today, and depending on the snow is expected to open tomorrow. 3. Don't forget to recycle all the styrofoam from those holiday gifts yesterday. There will be a recycling day just for styrofoam on Jan. 8 at Grace Congregtional Church. 4. You can always travel to Stop & Shop today like many many New Englanders, when they hear snow, and stock up on milk, eggs and bread. 5. Finally, Framingham is in a blizzard warning, so finish your …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Members of Grace Congregational Church have held services in a renovated split-level house for the past five years. Now, they reflect on their non-traditional worship space, as they consider plans to expand and renovate.
Tonight, congregants of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ will celebrate their fifth Christmas Eve service in their new house of workship. Five years ago, the church embarked on what seemed like an enormous leap of faith – moving into a former split-level house, after selling the large Gothic stone church building that had been its home since 1927. Around the same time as the move, the church hired a new pastor, Bradford Watters, and gave him the title of Redevelopment Pastor. Watters gave Framingham Patch a tour of the worship space, which is simply a large room in the lower level of the house. The most striking feature is a colorful mural that fills an entire wall, evoking the feeling of stained glass. "The mural is up there …
ReFoam It will be in Framingham on Saturday, Jan. 8 to collect Styrofoam products for recycling.
With Christmas just around the corner, local homes are not just filling up with holiday gifts and delicious meals but with tons of Styrofoam - from meat and produce trays, the coffee cups that keep shoppers going through crowded malls, and all that packing inside holiday toys and gifts. This year, instead of throwing all the leftover Styrofoam into the trash where it will be burned to a toxic ash, or left in a landfill and never break down - recycle it! Because most communities do not offer a recycling program, specifically for Styrofoam products, Framingham-based ReFoam It LLC joined with KWD Warehouse, based in North Smithfield, RI, to ensure that Styrofoam products are properly recycled. ReFoam It will be at Grace Congregational …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Parishioners of Grace Congregational Church celebrated the winter solstice, with a bonfire, carol singing and s'mores.
At 6:20 tonight, Redevelopment Pastor Bradford Watters let his two dogs jump out of his car to run in the field out back, put on some extra layers, and walked around the yard of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. He was looking for a spot to put the firepot for the Winter Solstice Celebration scheduled to start in 10 minutes. People slowly trickled into the church. Karolyne White, a member of the church since 1972, waited inside for the celebration to begin. Upstairs in the kitchen, Ronda Yeomans poured a jug of cider into a Crock-Pot. Outside, Watters and a group of parishioners settled on using the side yard of the church and worked on getting a fire going there. The flames started slowly, first producing a lot of smoke. …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Hand-knitted and hand-sewn items were abundent, along with tables full of yummy goodies at Grace Congregational's Annual Christmas Fair.
Grace Congregational Church held its Annual Christmas Fair today. The baked good table had yummy dates, peppermint fudge, jams, jellies, cookies, and mini loafs of bread. We loved the cranberry and the banana bread. There were about a dozen tables nestled inside the church's home, located in a house on Salem End Road. Church colunteers were selling many hand-crafted items, including hand-sewn clothes that would fit an American Girl doll. We also discovered tables of jewelry, collectibles, knitted hats and other crafted items. Some of the younger church members were selling hand-made paper ornaments for a quarter. Please check out Framingham's Patch photos from the fair.