Murray Church Notes

July 26, 2018

Volume 7,  Issue 2

In this Issue:

Summer services to come


 July 29

The Journey Inward: Moving Towards the Answers Inside  |  Laura DeSimone
We spend much of our lives on the go moving from one thing to the next. This  "doing" mentality takes the focus off our much needed "being" state. When we  slow down and begin to focus on the here and now, w can tune into ourselves and begin to learn and trust our innate wisdom. This wisdom is where all of our

  answers reside. 

August 5

Crooked Paths  | Ted Weil

Life's paths are rarely, if ever, as straight and precise as we often think they should be. Partly because of our own expectations, and partly because so many around us seem to enjoy seemingly trouble and conflict-free lives that keep going exactly as they seem to plan. We'll explore the need to settle those anxieties, and instead learn to appreciate each of our unique and individual journeys through life, by learning to recognize the wisdom and the strength we gain traveling them.


  August 12

  Murray Mile  |  Rachel Killion

  No walking shoes needed! Travel through time on a virtual walking tour of
  Murray history. Starting at the center of town we will journey one mile down
  Main Street for over 140 years of Murray history while seated in the comfort
  of our pews.


August 19
Lessons from a Hurricane  |  Liz Lamoureux

In September 2017, while vacationing on the island of Dominica, it was devastated by hurricane Maria. Stories and insights gained during and since that life-altering event will be shared.

Take me out to the ballgame...
     (raise some money for church)

To buy tickets:


1.)  Click on this link:

2.)  Choose the quantitiy of tickets for general seating


3.)  Either choose "will call" (pick up tickets day of game) or "print tickets at home".


4.)  Enter an e-mail address, create a password and finalize purchase of tickets.


Hope to see you there!  There are fireworks every Saturday night.  If there is rain, your tickets will be good for equal value to any PawSox home game pending availability. Murray will still receive 50% of the proceeds sold through the link for your original date.

Share with your friends!

Religious Education corner

Summer Greetings from the RE Committee! 

Please be aware that due to the growing number of children in nursery care and a shortage of nursery volunteers, the RE Committee has decided to try a Nursery Cooperative Model.  This means that in addition to RE volunteers who supervise the nursery, parents of nursery children will be asked to sign up and assist with Sunday childcare on a rotating basis.  As with all volunteers, parents will ide a copy of their license need to complete a background check.  A SignUp Genius email will be sent out later in August for scheduling.


Weekly volunteers need to be in the nursery from 9:45 until close of service.  With everyone's participation, parents will be able to enjoy service regularly while our children are well cared for and engaged.  It’s also a great way for families to build connections with other families of similar aged children. 


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, Carol Connolly, RE Chair (508-380-1025) or Kavita Vansant, DLRE (508-498-8290).  We look forward to seeing you soon.



August Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, August 22nd -- From 10 am to 12 pm, Nursery Cleaning. Toys will be bleached and classrooms straightened. After the cleaning, we will buy pizza! Suggested donation for the pizza is $5. 


Sunday, August 26th -- At 4 pm, Ice Cream Party! RE will provide the ice cream and you provide the fun toppings!  More details and an evite coming in the beginning of August!

AHOPE seeking donations
Ahope RI is seeking working used and new air conditioner donations. If you can help a family in need please contact Amanda Aguiar at:

Hunger doesn't take a vacation!

Please consider joining us for a half hour or more this Saturday, July 28th to set up, prepare, cook, serve, and clean up a meal.


To volunteer, click HERE to  add your name and select the time slot you can attend.

Save your shoes
Murray is collecting new and gently used shoes for resale and recycling. Murray will be paid by the for clean and dry shoes without obvious tears or large scuffs. Look for collection boxes around church. Start cleaning your closets!

Receiving help needed!
The Food Pantry receives food twice a month- we need help receiving the delivery! Food pick-ups are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. Trucks need to be unloaded, requiring some lifting. Contact: Roger Boucher at 508-838-8249, or email:

Donations needed!

  • Toiletries 
  • Canned Goods
  • Cereal, rice & pasta
  • Healthy kids snack foods 
  • Spices and pantry staples
  • Brown paper bags
Attleboro Community Garden event

Join the Attleboro Community Garden for a 20thAnniversary celebration
on September 8, 2018.  The event, which is open to the general public, will be an opportunity for current and former Attleboro Community Garden members and friends to gather and celebrate.  The celebration is planned to take place from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Attleboro Community Garden on Hayward and Mechanic Streets and will include a children’s activity, an adult gardening workshop and a program honoring volunteers and past Garden coordinators.  Light refreshments will be served.
A 13-day itinerary immersing the group in the scenery, history, and
traditions of northern Vietnam and Cambodia.

Tour Cost (per person): US$4245 (incl. US$250 taxes and gratuities)
Single Supplement: US$995 | Group Size: 12 – 18 participants
For more, emaiJoan Walder at:

What's going on at Murray? Click the calendar!

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