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Many thanks go to the 46 individuals and families who have contributed to this year's Walk for Hunger. Once again, Melanie C. was our top fundraiser, responsible for 15 contributions totaling $1,045! Thanks also go to our Seminarian Katharine Henry for organizing the May 1 Sacred Stroll at the Arboretum and to Arielle Chernin, Operations Manager of the Brookline Food Pantry, for speaking at the Stroll about the need for food assistance.
Our current total of individual contributions is $4,796. We look forward to an additional contribution from our Mission Giving Team.
There is still time to contribute at http://support.projectbread.org/goto/unitedparish or by mailing a check to the church office. Please complete your contribution by Saturday, May 15.
Thank you! Contact Beverly B. at email@example.com.
It’s time to commune with Creation, Creator, and one another again! The next prayer hike will take place on Saturday, May 15 from 2-4pm.
We will return to the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, where we hiked and worshipped together in the fall! We will pray, sing, and do a moderate hike together.
Bring your mask, water, shoes with traction, sunscreen/bug spray/etc., journal/Bible/pen if you desire, and hopefully a friend. We will be socially distanced and masked. Children and youth should be accompanied by parents or guardians. Dogs are welcome in the reservation, as long as they are leashed.
Location: Blue Hills Reservation (State Park). We will park and gather at Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area: 840 Hillside St., Milton, MA 02186 (https://goo.gl/maps/V2vS4QvbwUiVoyKt6).
Please RSVP to Katharine at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Saturday, May 15. (If the parking lot is full, Katharine will email you on Saturday with an alternate plan.) You can also contact Katharine with questions or concerns.
We hope to see you there!
In honor of the Walk for Hunger, we will have a Sacred Stroll on Saturday, May 1 from 1:00-3:30pm at the Arnold Arboretum! Since the Walk for Hunger is virtual this year, this is an opportunity to walk in a small group and worship together, focusing on sharing and justice for people experiencing hunger, food insecurity, and poverty.
We will meet at 1pm at the Arborway Gate, near the Hunnewell Visitor Center (https://goo.gl/maps/fHYzJ9zcFTmkn9FR6). It is on Arborway/Route 203. There is parking along the Arborway right after passing the gate; it is recommended that you arrive early to park. (See also this map of the arboretum: https://arboretum.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/basic-map-bw.pdf.)
To join the United Parish Walk for Hunger team that is raising money to alleviate food insecurity and hunger through Project Bread, or to donate through our team, visit http://support.projectbread.org/goto/unitedparish. The Sacred Stroll is open to all, whether or not you “join the team” or donate!
The Sacred Stroll will be about 2.5 miles on primarily paved paths. Bring your mask, water, sunscreen/hat, bug spray, journal/Bible/pen if you desire, and hopefully a friend. We will be socially distanced and masked. Children and youth should be accompanied by parents or guardians. Dogs are welcome in the arboretum, as long as they are leashed! There are port-a-potties and hand sanitizer on-site, though the Visitor Center is closed.
Let us know if you’re interested in walking together! Please RSVP to Katharine at email@example.com by 9am on Saturday, May 1. You can also contact Katharine with questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!