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Christian Community Michaelmas Gathering

Last May, the Christian Community moved its services to Ashwood Waldorf School. They are now preparing for their annual Michaelmas gathering at Ashwood, scheduled for October 19 and 20. The following will provide the details of activities planned for that meeting:

The Reverend Darryl Coonan will be returning to Maine to meet with the community and conduct the Michaelmas services. He will be arriving in Rockport on Friday, October 18, and he will visit with the community until Sunday afternoon, October 20.

On Saturday, October 19, at 5 p.m., there will be meeting of current and prospective Servers with Reverend Coonan. The activities involved in being a Server will be discussed and rehearsed. Please see below for more information about being a Server.

At 7 p.m., there will a gospel study, using Revelations, chapter 12 as the text. This will be followed by a Close of Day service at 8:30. Reverend Coonan will lead us.

On Sunday, October 20, there will be religious instruction for children at 9:15 a.m. This will be followed by a the Children’s Service at 10:00. This service is for children between the ages of seven and 14. Parents and adults are also encouraged to attend, lending their support to the children participating in this service.

The Act of Consecration of Man will be held at 10:30 a.m. All who are nine years or older are welcome at this service. For child care during this service, please call Cherry Short-Lee at 207-273-3045 to make arrangements.

At 11:30, Reverend Coonan will then speak to us on the topic “The Four Parts of The Act of Consecration of Man.” A discussion of this topic will continue until 12:15 P.M.

A potluck brunch will then be provided. If you are able, please contribute a potluck dish for all to enjoy. Please bring reusable knives, spoons, forks, plates, bowls, cups, and napkins for your own and others’ use. We are trying to eliminate the waste and expense of using paper and plastic dining supplies. It is hoped that this social time will provide an opportunity to discuss the future of the community in the new Rockport location.

Reverend Coonan is also available for conversations and sacramental consultations on the morning of Saturday, October 19. He may be contacted at 617-732-1511 or 617-817-2253.

For those visiting from some distance, please contact Cherry Short-Lee at 207-273-3045 for information about accommodations in the Rockport area.

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