Archive for May, 2017

Sign Up for Lifebridge!

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Interested in signing up for Lifebridge .

We need 4-6 volunteers to prepare and serve dinner to about 100 Lifebridge clients on the fourth Friday of each month. You would pick up the food and menu/instructions at the Emerson Center between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and return to Topsfield by 8 p.m. Come with your family and friends! Newcomers are welcome and would be paired with seasoned volunteers. It’s a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity and the clients are so very appreciative of our good home cooking. And you don’t even need to do the dishes!

If you can help out on any of the Friday dates or have any questions ,please contact Cathy Szymanski ( or 978-887-9244) or Sallie Bowling ( or 978-887-1059.

Thank you in advance for your help with this important church ministry!

Cathy Szymanski, on behalf of the Board of Missions and Outreach


Join the R.I.M. Walk for Refugees

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
  • When: May 20th …registration at 9:30am walk starts at 10am rain or shine
  • Where: Gazebo at Lake Quannapowitt (Lower Common-1 Church street, Wakefield, MA
  • Parking: plenty of street parking
  • Walking: at your own pace, walk an enjoyable 3 miles around beautiful Lake Quannapowitt-about 1 hour
  • snacks: water and light snacks provided

Please Join Cathy Imboden on May 20th walking  to raise money for RIM North Shore cluster( one of our mission partners)! Unable to walk? You can still donate via the RIM website link to her page here  or save the processing fee and donate by check payable to RIM (Northshore in memo field). All funds will go to client aid for rent, utilities, transportation, and food for our North Shore families.

Jim Barnes

Board of Mission and Outreach