Central Congregational Church of Newburyport and the First Church of Ipswich gathered at Appleton Farms for the first of a series of family-friendly mid-week liturgies and dinners, on June 20th. Families attending brought blankets and lawn chairs, and favorite picnic foods to share. The liturgy included Communion, prayers, a short reflection and songs. After liturgy and a shared picnic supper, Ben Wise, livestock manager at Appleton Farms, led the group to meet some of the animals and their babies.
Summer schedule for Family Liturgy Dinner events:
Tuesdays, from 5:30-7:30 PM
June 20th Appleton Farms, Ipswich
July 11th Central Congregational Church
July 25th First Church, Ipswich
August 8th Central Congregational Church

We hope to see you at the next gathering!