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March 26th Announcements – LiveStream, Prayer, Needs

Our Ongoing Plan We are so grateful the Lord is providing a way for us to continue to gather together online to worship, care for our community, and learn as a church. Pastor Jonathan is LiveStreaming a simplified service Sundays at 10:15am through our Facebook Page. We hope you’ll join us! How to connect to Facebook Live You should not need a Facebook account to watch our LiveStream, but if you do that will allow you to interact by posting and responding to the…

Westford Area Public Assistance Programs: Food Pantries, Community Suppers, Services

Looking for help with a need? See our directory of local Westford assistance programs and helpful services, such as food pantries, community suppers, and more. The Catholic church also has financial resources available, as well as a list of helpful services. The Cameron Senior Center Council on Aging also has a Westford Resource Guide. Click here to see a list of Littleton services. See special list of food assistance programs during the Covid-19 emergency. Area Food Pantries *ID may be required Westford Food…

March 22nd Worship Service & Christian Education Hour

So what’s the plan this Sunday?  Thanks for asking! This coming Sunday, March 22nd, and for the foreseeable future our worship service is going to take place at 10:15am on Sundays using Facebook Live. Out of concern for the safety of our worship team and love for our neighbors we will no longer be having our worship team gather to lead us in worship. This means Pastor Jonathan will be leading us through a time of worship using announcements, prayer,…

Cornerstone’s Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Virtual Service Plan

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation, our Elders and Deacons have changed our worship service plan. Until further notice we will be going to a virtual worship service at 10:15am Sundays using Facebook Live. You do not need a Facebook account to access the LiveStream. Just go to our public Facebook Page: Cornerstone Congregational Church – Westford, MA. We have made this decision at the recommendation of our health and government officials as well as a desire to support…

Our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Worship Service Plan

As of Saturday, March 14th, this post is no longer our most recent Coronavirus communication. Click here to see our March 14th Virtual Service announcement. Original March 13th Announcement… Church family! Maybe you’ve been wondering, So what’s the plan? How are we at Cornerstone going to respond to Covid-19 (aka. Coronavirus)? After a flurry of emails and phone calls among myself and our Elders and Deacons our current plan (as of Friday, March 14th) is to still have worship this…

Children Dedication Example

This last Sunday I had the privilege of dedicating one the children of our families here at Cornerstone Congregational Church. I used Before the Lord, Before the Church: “How-To” Plan a Child Dedication to help me plan the explanation and commitments.  With this family’s permission I’m sharing the slides I shared with the congregation that day. You can also watch how I did it in the above video. You can find a writeup of another baby dedication here. Please use thoughtfully.…

We’re changing our weekly worship service from Saturday evenings to Sunday mornings on September 8th 2019

We are changing our weekly worship service from Saturdays at 5:00pm to Sunday mornings starting Sunday September 8th. Although we are still working out the timing of the Sunday morning worship service and Christian education time here is the initial announcement the Elders read on Saturday, July 13th 2019 after the worship service. It also includes a general plan (i.e., scope and sequence) for our youth and adult Christian education time.

Funeral Worksheet – Plan Your Own Christian Funeral

As a follow-up to Pastor Jonathan’s sermon, A Good and Faithful Death, please prayerfully think through and answer these questions: Do you want to be buried or cremated? Where do you want to be buried? What’s the goal of your funeral? What Bible passages would you like read or preached on?  What hymns or songs would you like sung or played? Who do you want to do your funeral? Are there any other specifics? If you would like to do…

A Garden Eulogy for Ernest Peterson

Ernest loved to garden. I have this memory of him that could be from one occasion or a combination of them, but the memory is him coming in through his back door from the garden. He’s wearing a small cap, a gardening apron that’s brown with dirt, he’s holding his gloves in one hand, his back is still bent from weeding and old age, but he has a grin on his face. He is happy. He’s been in his garden…

What is a “Parent and Child Dedication” or “Baby Dedication”?

What is a parent and child dedication or baby dedication? The following PDFs include an example of our first baby dedication at Cornerstone, including the slides we used for the presentation. We hope that this material will help you understand what a baby dedication is. Feel free to adapt it to your own church’s needs. God bless.
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