Family Newsletter:

Week of April 30, 2023

Family Schedule

Sun, April 30    :     9:45-11:15am    :   Nursery Care for ages 0-3

Sun, April 30    :     10:00-10:40am  :   Church School

Sun, April 30    :     1:00pm              :    Registration for Parish Weekend Away Opens

Wed, May 3     :      5:15-6:15pm     :    Choristers Children's Choir

Wed, May 3     :     6:15-7:30pm      :    Midweek Dinner & Formation for all ages

Sun, May 7      :     9:45-11:15am    :    Nursery Care for ages 0-3

Sun, May 7      :     10:00-11:00am  :   1st Sunday Worship for All Ages (no Church School)

Fri, May 12      :      5:00-9:00pm     :    Youth at Boda Borg

Three Things to Note

Parish Weekend Away Registration Opens Sunday at 1pm: Please join our all-parish retreat this September!

Youth Group RSVP for Boda Borg: Friday, May 12!

Midweek Dinner Resumes this Wednesday: May 3, 6:15pm -- dinner and fun for all!

Youth Boda Borg Outing: Friday, May 12

Back by popular demand! 

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a program year finale at Boda Borg on Friday, May 12th. Boda Borg offers a series of "quests" in which small teams figure out clues in order to advance through challenges. We'll gather for pizza at the church at 5:00 pm, and carpool over to Boda Borg at 5:50 pm. We'll return to the church by 9:00 pm. 

Sign-up here. Email Janelle with any questions. 

Midweek: Come for Dinner and Fellowship this Wednesday

Our Spring Midweeks kick off this Wednesday, May 3. Please join us in Hadley Hall at 6:15 for a home cooked meal. At 7pm, the grown ups are invited to join Rev. Nick for a Bible study in Upper Parish Hall. The children will join Bryn and Jeremy for a time of faith-based art and music exploration, and the Youth will join Janelle for a time of connection. 

If you've never tried Midweek before, please consider making this 90 minute space in your week. Give yourself a night off from meal prep, and some time to relax and connect. Midweek is welcoming, relaxed, and joy-filled. 

Parish Weekend Away: Registration Opens April 30

This Sunday, April 30, registration for the Parish Weekend Away opens. This is an all-parish retreat weekend, held on September 22-24, 2023, in Greenfield NH. It is at a beautiful camp on a lake, with walking trails, canoeing, meals you don't have to plan/cook/cleanup, workshops, worship, and so much more. The kids had a wonderful time last year (ask them how many marshmallows they toasted, or how many hours of gaga ball or hide-n-seek they played); the teens had a wonderful time last year (ask them about rock climbing!); the parents had a wonderful time last year (ask them about the morning workshops they did, or the evening adults-only mixer). Please consider coming. We want you there! Details are in an email from April 11; an email with the registration link will go out this Sunday at 1pm. Email Bryn with any questions. 

Confirmation: Saturday, May 6

We are excited to announce that Dimitri Montwieler, Abby Schrader, and Meredith Clark will be confirmed at The Cathedral of St. Paul at 10:30am on May 6th.

Please keep Abby, Dimitri, and Meredith in your prayers!

Church School Continues this Sunday

During the final month of classes, the Godly Play Class (preK-1st grade) will be learning about the life of Jesus, his parables, and Pentecost. The Story Makers Class (2nd-5th grade) will be introduced to the curriculum of Godly Play (bigger kid style) and learn about the history and organization of the Bible, an overview of the Old Testament, under-recognized (but fascinating!) Biblical personalities, and parables. 

Spring Church School classes will be held:  April 30, May 14, and May 21. Classes are held at 10am, during the first half of the 10am worship service, in the Upper Parish Hall (younger kids) and Church Library (older kids). Visitors and newcomers are always welcome! Reach out to Bryn with any questions. 

Our church school program year ends on Pentecost, which is May 28. 

Graduation Sunday: May 21

All seniors graduating from high school are invited to be part of Graduation Sunday at Epiphany, on May 21. Please let Janelle know if you (or your child) are graduating and would like to be recognized. 

Childcare for Infants & Toddlers During 10am Worship for Ages 0-3

Our nursery is open! Parents and guardians may drop off their young children -- ages 0-3 years -- in the Dewart Room during the 10am service. Our paid and experienced nursery caregivers will be ready to receive babies and toddlers beginning at 9:45am. Parents and guardians must pick up their children by 11:15am, and must remain in the building at all times.

Children need to be registered in our system (one-time registration) in order to be dropped off. This gives us important information about allergies, needs, and who may pick up your child. Please register here:

Nursery Care Registration

Church School Registration

Church School registration is always open! This gives us important information like allergies and opting into/out of photo permissions. We re-register each year to keep our information current. Thank you! 

Church School Registration

Important Dates for Families: Spring 2023

Wednesday, May 3  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, May 6  :  10:30am  :  Confirmation Service, Cathedral of St. Paul, Boston

Friday, May 12  :  5:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Boda Borg Outing

Wednesday, May 17  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, May 20  :  8am-1:30pm  :   St. Luke's Community Kitchen

Sunday, May 21  :  10:00am  :  Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 21  :   5:00pm  :  Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Sunday, May 21  :   5:00pm  :   Choral Evensong, Andover, with POE choristers

Sunday, May 28  :   Celebration of Pentecost

Wednesday, June 7 :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Ongoing Choristers Schedule: Every Wednesday Evening

Choristers Schedule: Spring 2023

Wednesday, April 19 - 5:15pm rehearsal; 6:15-7pm optional skills

Wednesday, April 26 - 5:15pm rehearsal; 6:15-7pm optional skills

Wednesday, May 3 - 5:15pm-6:15pm rehearsal (followed by Midweek meal)

Thursday, May 4 - 6:30-7:30pm rehearsal in Hadley Hall (with Christ Church-Andover Choristers)

Sunday, May 7 - 8:50am warm-up, 10am service

Wednesday, May 10 - 5:15pm rehearsal; 6:15-7pm optional skills

Wednesday, May 17 - 5:15pm-6:15pm rehearsal (followed by Midweek meal)

Sunday, May 21 (Andover) - 2:30pm warm-up, 5pm Choral Evensong, 6pm Reception

Wednesday May 24 - NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday May 31 - 5:15pm rehearsal; 6:15-7pm optional skills

Sunday, June 4 - 3:30pm warm-up, 5pm Choral Evensong & Investiture of Choristers

Wednesday June 7 - NO REHEARSAL

Thursday, June 8 - End-of-Season Choir Banquet for Choristers, Parish Choir & Families in Hadley Hall, beginning 5:30 or 6pm, more details TBA

Bryn Hollenbeck, Director of Children's Ministries and Parish Life:

Janelle Hiroshige, Associate for Youth and Community Partnerships:

Jeremy Bruns, Director of Music and Organist:

Nick Myers, Rector:


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