April 2nd – Palm/Passion Sunday
9:45am Worship with a children’s parade. A jubilant worship service, complete with fresh palm fronds
April 6th – Maundy Thursday
6:30pm Soup & Bread Supper including Communion and Tenebrae Service of Shadows.
April 8th – Holy Saturday Vigil
6:30pm Fireside outdoor service of sitting vigil over the tomb.
April 9th – Easter Sunday
9:45am Sunday Family Worship with activities for children.
There is no live stream worship this week due to technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To donate to the Allin Church click here: www.allinchurch.org/donate or mail to Allin Church, ℅ Collector, 683 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026
Looking forward to seeing everyone at church IN THE SANCTUARY again! Hoping to have smoothed out some of the sound issues from last week and we thank you for your patience.
Looking ahead, I want to draw your attention to a really exciting event in Dedham on Tuesday, June 1st in front of the new Town Hall (flyer attached). The community will be raising a RAINBOW FLAG for the month of June, which has traditionally been celebrated as “Pride Month” or LGBTQ awareness month. Present and performing will be the Dedham High School chorus, Dedham Town band, and Dedham Town Chorus. Members of our Human Rights Commission, our Select board, and our representative, Paul McMurtry will all offer a few words as well. In addition several local clergy, including myself, will be offering a blessing over the event. I really hope Allin Church is well represented showing our support for LGBTQ welcome and inclusion in and throughout Dedham. It’s going to be a wonderful event!
Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday morning as we celebrate our Trinitarian theology and commemorate the women and men of our armed services who have died in battle.
See you Sunday!
A native of Bristol, Connecticut, Andrew Jonathan Welch has recently returned to New England after thirteen years of studying and working in the greater Washington, DC area. A pianist, conductor, composer, and educator by trade, Andrew brings to his ministry at Allin Congregational over fifteen years of professional church work across sundry denominations, and believes in the meteoric power of music to guide ministry and transform lives.
In addition to his work in church ministry and music, Andrew is an avid runner and cyclist, autodidactic learner of German, and a passionate, though amateur, gourmet, who is currently cooking his way through Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More. As of mid-November, he is a resident of Oak Hill in Pawtucket, RI where he lives with his partner Cynthia, a surgical medicine resident at Rhode Island Hospital.
The CYF Director plans and oversees a rich program of faith formation and fellowship for all youth (infant to 12th grade) and their families who attend Allin Congregational Church. The CYF Director coordinates Christian education offered by the Church, including weekly Sunday School and youth ministry, and works to build strong bonds between children, youth, their families, and the other members of the church community. We are looking for a warm, caring, and energetic individual with a strong Christian faith who is a self-starter. Good administrative, organizational, leadership and ministry skills are essential. The successful candidate will collaborate with the pastor, the Christian Education Committee, and a committed group of volunteers to lead Allin Church’s CYF ministry. At this time, most CYF duties are carried out in a virtual environment, so facility with a variety of online collaboration tools, social media, and software is a must.
Plan and deliver children and youth faith formation programming, including weekly worship “Children’s Time” activities, Sunday School, and Confirmation Class while adhering to current COVID safety protocol.
Provide pastoral care for children, youth and their families in communication with the pastor and actively engage and maintain communication with Allin families about faith formation activities and resources.
Administrative duties, including but not limited to communication with appropriate Allin ministries, staff and families, record keeping, etc.
Commitment to the Christian faith and to fostering a safe and supportive community for kids and families of all backgrounds and abilities to deepen their relationship with God.
Ability to relate to children and youth in a personable and engaging manner.
Degree, course work, and/or experience in Christian education, faith formation, or related field.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player, work well with volunteers and staff, and effectively manage conflict.
Fluency in basic digital and social media platforms such as Google (docs, Hangout, etc), Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, etc.
Eligible to work in the United States.
Required to submit to a criminal background check through Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) system for the state of Massachusetts.
Overall Position Time Commitments:
12-15 hours/week, $18-25/hr, commensurate with experience.
Designated term: ASAP through Sunday, June 20, 2020.
Please email resume and brief cover letter with the email subject line “CYF Director.”
Location: Allin Congregational Church, UCC
Contact: Elizabeth McNamee
Address: 683 High St. Dedham MA 02026