Archive for April, 2019

Important Conversation on Mental Health

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Join Us for an important Conversation on Mental Health
Let’s Come together to discuss what we all can do to reduce stigma,
increase awareness and build support and empathy.

Saturday, May 4th from 10 – 12:15 p.m.
Emerson Center Hall

Keynote presentation provided by John T. Broderick, Jr.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Senior Director of External Affairs and Former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme court.

Following Judge Broderick’s presentation, there will be guided conversation and opportunity for Q & A with an expert panel representing NFI Massachusetts, Inc., National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Health Services Director at Masconomet Regional School District and representatives from Baystate Recovery and McLean Hospital.

Register here Flyer details here.
Sponsored by Senator Lovely, Congregational Church of Topsfield and Tri-Town Council
Light refreshments and childcare provided.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Easter Offering 2019

Friday, April 12th, 2019

April 2019

Dear Church Family and Friends of the Congregational Church of Topsfield,

During the Lenten season our church holds a special offering for organizations that are impacting the lives of those in need. This year the Board of Mission and Outreach has chosen the following two recipients:

A ministry of the United Church of Christ, 7 other Christian denominations, and Church World Service, One Great Hour of Sharing donations are at work changing lives locally and in 138 countries around the world. In the United States, this offering provides disaster relief when earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other acts of nature devastate our communities. Internationally, the funds support disaster and hunger relief, as well as projects to promote clean and safe water and agricultural empowerment to lift people out of poverty. In addition, the funds support missionaries and refugees;

BOMO has decided to continue to support the efforts of the UCC and our Christian counterparts to increase the impact of our donations through their established infrastructure.

Learn to Cope is a nonprofit support network offering education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Founded in Massachusetts by Joanne Peterson in 2004, the organization has developed to include over 10,000 members, and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming. The organization has 25 chapters throughout Massachusetts including Ipswich, Salem, Gloucester and Haverhill. LTC families receive unique support and education from professionals and their peers.

Learn To Cope is a registered 501(c) 3 non profit organization. Donations enable this organization to continue their essential work.

BOMO has chosen this local organization to confront the current substance abuse crisis and its impact on our families, friends and neighbors.

Your gift will be divided equally between these two organizations unless you specify otherwise on your check. Thank you in advance for your generous offering, which can be made using the Easter envelope provided in your pledge packet or special envelopes in the church pews.

The Board of Mission and Outreach
Jim Barnes
Sue Blanchard
John Burgess
Kathy Hartmann
Mike Miller
Charise Rohm Nulsen
Mary Lou Ruckstahl
Pam Warren

“We are the agents of transformation that God uses to transfigure this world.”