Prayer vigil for those killed and wounded in Monday's attack.
Tewksbury Congregational Church
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tewksbury to officially usher in Christmas 2012 with 25th Annual Lighting of the Common.
Tewksbury will officially kick off the 2012 Holiday Season on Friday, Nov. 30 with the 25th Annual Lighting of the Common. The event coincides with the annual Festival of Trees at the Tewksbury Public Library and the annual Pie Social at the Tewksbury Congregational Church. Lighting of the Common The Lighting of the Common begins at 7 p.m. and features music by "The Swinging Seniors," a greeting by Board of Selectmen Chairman David Gay and the reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Library Director Dianne Giarusso. And, of course, the highlight of the event for the younger Tewksbury residents will be the arrival of Santa Claus! Jolly Old Saint Nick will arrive by fire engine, courtesy of the Tewksbury Fire Department. Santa will …
Monday, September 24, 2012
From books to bikes, from furniture to computers -- thousands of pounds of items were donated at the 4th Annual Zero Waste Day and kept out of landfills.
According to the Facebook fan page of 4th Annual Tewksbury Zero Waste Day, nearly 500 cars passed through the parking lot of the Wynn Middle School on Saturday. "Our warmest thanks for a wonderfully successful Zero Waste Day! Results are still coming in, but we know that we served 493 donors, donated more than 2,500 books and 97 bikes, and each organization drove away with trucks (some multiple) full of items that will help thousands of neighbors in need. We couldn't be happier! Stay tuned in the coming days for more details. The event is sponsored by the Tewksbury Congregational Church and the Tewksbury Recycling Committee. Photographer Shawn Hansen was in attendance at the event and captured these images. For more information about Zero …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Team of 19 travels to Juarez during April school vacation.
How can a spaghetti dinner held at Tewksbury Congregational Church feed hundreds of families living in Juarez, Mexico? It’s easy when you start with top quality ingredients like the dynamic duo of Annette MacMullin and Mike Wildeman. They spend a full day in the church kitchen producing mass quantities of meatballs and the accompanying, mouth-watering tomato sauce. To that, add in several pounds of pasta cooked to perfection, a garden salad, bread with dipping oil and a variety of scrumptious desserts. Next, you’ll need a highly motivated mission team willing to serve with a smile and perhaps the most important ingredient of all ... a roomful of generous customers ready to enjoy a delicious meal. This is how it all begins every time one of…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Presentation designed to help parents instill valuers of generosity of a commercialized society.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Congregational Church.) In our commercialized society, youth have limited opportunity to learn the joy of giving and helping others. In an effort to help parents raise generous and loving kids, Tewksbury Congregational Church is holding a talk entitled “Growing Generous Children” on March 11th, from 11-12 pm at the church located at 10 East Street. All in the community are invited to participate free of charge and childcare will be provided by a CORI’d adult and a teen assistant during the presentation. The Creating Generous Children workshop will be presented by Leslie Hastings, a long time educator, youth ministry pastor, and former director of Christian …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person wondering if it might not be better for everyone in the long run if you left out a veggie platter and bottled water for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Here are five pieces of information designed to start your long holiday weekend with a "Ho-Ho-Ho" and to help make you the smartest person starting their Christmas shopping, ummmm, now. 1. Your Three-day Holiday Weekend Forecast: Rain, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before noon. High near 41. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind between 6 and 9 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 29. North wind between 6 and 8 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tewksbury Congregational Church kicked off its annual Christmas Fair with a delicious Pie Social.
The Tewksbury Congregational Church held its annual Pie Social on Dec. 2. The event served as the kickoff to the church's Christmas Fair. The line up of pies were out of this world. Photographer Maggie Judd was on hand and captured these images.
Friday, December 2, 2011
If you can't find something to do with your family this weekend then you are simply not paying attention.
Here are nine things to do with your family this weekend. Festival of Trees Opening Night When/Where: Begins Friday, Dec. 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury Why Go: Check out dozens of trees that have been decorated by local businesses and organizations. PLUS, you get to vote on which ones you like the best. Cost: Free Tewksbury Congregational Church's Pie/ Brownie Social When/Where: Friday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East St, Tewksbury, Why Go: Enjoy a slice of pie or a brownie a la mode the night of Tewksbury's Tree lighting. The Pie Social is a community event hosted by the members of Tewksbury Congregational Church. Doors are open before and after the Tree Lighting to …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Event at the Wynn Middle School sees more donors than previous two years.
The Tewksbury Congregational Church and the Tewksbury Recycling Committee teamed up for the third annual Zero Waste Day at the John Wynn Middle School. Residents were encouraged to donate or recycle items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. "Zero Waste Day is a great day for people to donate used, but usable items," said Loretta Ryan, a co-coordinator of the event. "Bottom line, don't put it in the waste stream. Every ton that we don't put in the waste stream saves the town of Tewksbury (...) It's a great way for people to clean up, clear out, feel good about giving." The parking lot was set up so that cars could stop at various stations depending on what they were donating. Local groups such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the ASPCA…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Classes to begin Sunday, Sept. 11.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the staff of the Tewksbury Congregational Church.) Beginning on Sunday September 11th, TCC will begin its program year with tuition free classes for youth ages three through high school. Classes run for approximately an hour and begin with a Biblical story and are followed by crafts, projects and lively activities. For the junior and high school youth, Tewksbury Congregational Church has a vibrant and active Contemporary Youth Worship which is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 and has a large following. This group plays active games and participates in activities that reinforce a weekly concept. As a result of its quality Sunday morning programming, Tewksbury Congregational Church …