Reminder: Bedford’s 3rd annual MLK, Jr. Diversity Breakfast ~ Monday, January 21

Submitted on behalf of Bedford Embraces Diversity

A panel of educators, clergy, young people and parents will address challenging issues of racism to highlight Bedford’s third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, beginning at 9:30.

The event will be presented by Bedford Embraces Diversity in Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road. The public is encouraged to attend. The first two events sold out, so reservations are required through bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com or (781) 538-4690.

Peace But Also Justice

By Selectman Mike Rosenburg

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 30 when he made that declaration in Stride Toward Freedom, his 1958 essay on the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

That 60-year-old message will be paramount when the community gathers for Bedford Embraces Diversity’s third Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration on Monday, January 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will be in Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road. The public is encouraged to attend though reservations are required through bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com or (781) 538-4690.

A panel of educators, clergy, young people and parents will address challenging issues of racism nationally as well as at the neighborhood level.

Bedford’s Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast to Address Challenging Issues of Racism

By Bedford Embraces Diversity

A panel of educators, clergy, young people and parents will address challenging issues of racism to highlight Bedford’s third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, beginning at 9:30.

The event will be presented by Bedford Embraces Diversity in Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road. The public is encouraged to attend. The first two events sold out, so reservations are required through bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com or (781) 538-4690.

Christmas Services in Bedford

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Thanks to Bedford’s faith communities – First Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Congregational, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lutheran Church of the Savior, St. Michael Parish, and St Paul’s Episcopal Church – for sharing their 2018 Christmas Eve and Christmas service schedules.

The churches and services are open to the public, and newcomers are especially welcome during the holidays.

Additional Christmas Eve Note: Bedford becomes a twinkling village at dusk on Christmas Eve, with luminaria glowing along roads, driveways, and paths throughout the town. Thanks to neighbors, friends and the Bedford Minuteman Company the Historic District along The Great Road is especially lovely. (Shameless promotion: luminary sales at Chip-in Farm benefit the Minuteman Company’s scholarship fund — it’s a double win!)

St. Paul’s Weekday Nursery School Unveils its Playground Expansion

Submitted by St. Paul’s Weekday Nursery School

St. Paul’s Weekday Nursery School recently unveiled an expansion to its playground. An additional 1400 square feet of space was added which contains play elements constructed from natural materials. The materials are interesting to children in that they can see and feel actual tree bark and watch how the tree parts change over time.

First Parish Solar Panel Litigation Settled

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Town of Bedford shared the following statement regarding the resolution of a legal case brought by First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist, to permit the installation of solar panels on their meeting house.

The Bedford Citizen then reached out to First Parish, the Selectmen, and the Historic District Commission for their comments.

Advent Lessons and Carols ~ At St. Paul’s Church on Saturday, December 8 at 5 pm

Submitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On Saturday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a special service of Advent Lessons and Carols.

The service will feature the Parish Choir and Youth Choir in selections by Handel, Vaughn Williams, and Mendelssohn, among other composers. The singing by soloists, choir, and congregation will be augmented by a string quartet, processional bagpipes, and guest organist Nathan Skinner of Boston’s historic Park Street Church.

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