Family Dinner & Worship

Summer Series

Nourish Your Body & Soul

Join us at 5:30 pm on Tuesday August 8 at Central Congregational Church

Kids bored with the rainy day? Feeling like a change of pace after all the clouds and puddles today? We've made a yummy dinner, so join us at 5:30 pm in the social hall.

Everyone is welcome!

Nourishing Body and Soul - Final Summer Gathering

Join us Tuesday, August 8th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Central Church for the final Family Liturgy Dinner, held in collaboration with First Church Ipswich. The theme for this gathering is ‘Service’. We will share a meal (salad and wrap extravaganza) and worship together, with liturgy, Bible stories, a children’s book and conversation. The service will include Communion and hand washing (symbolic of foot washing that Jesus offered to his disciples on Maundy Thursday). While parts of this evening will focus on families with young children; everyone is encouraged to attend and to participate. Join us for a delicious meal and creative worship service with the children!

Please RSVP Stacey at


Thursday Afternoon Outdoor Adventures in August

All children and youth are invited to join us for two Thursday afternoon adventures with Lauren, Stacey, Rev. Chris, and Rev. Rebecca.

August 17th, 2-4pm: kayak/canoe at the Ipswich River Watershed Association, 143 County Rd in Ipswich. All equipment including lifejackets is provided. We will spend most of the time on the river paddling, bookended by reflection and prayer time and, of course, a fun snack.

August 24th: 2-4pm: hike Powwow Hill in Amesbury. Gather in the parking lot for Lake Gardener off High Street in Amesbury. Join us for a short hike with a truly inspirational view at the end. We’ll have time for reflection and prayer and a snack to share.

To participate in events, a parent/guardian needs to complete the permission and medical release form attached. Please be sure to give this form to Lauren prior to participation.

RSVP is required to attend either event. Please contact Lauren at

If you’ll need a ride, please let us know in advance and we are happy to arrange transportation.

Permission/Medical Release Form

Lauren Olson-Sidford

Christian Education Director


Stacey Keane

Ministry Intern (BU)

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