Category Archives: Religion

Wellesley College staff dismissals distress Jewish students, alums

Since we really don’t have any inside knowledge of the hot and sensitive story at Wellesley College over the past few days (the school has largely kept its communication on the Jewish staff ousters within the school), we figured the best way to handle this would be to round up news coverage and social media […]

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An Evening of Operetta: Wellesley fundraiser to aid homeless

The Wellesley Village Church, at 2 Central Street, is sponsoring a fund-raising event, “An Evening of Operetta,” starring soprano soloist Kim Leeds and baritone Grant Anderson, on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 PM. This will be a benefit for Family Promise Metrowest, a non-profit organization  which provides safe, transitional housing and educational/job counseling for homeless […]

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Wellesley Village Church to hold rummage sale. All are welcome

The Wellesley Village Church, located at 2 Central St. in Wellesley Square, is holding its annual rummage sale on Saturday, November 1, 9am – 1pm. Speaking of the church, also known as Wellesley Congregational Church, it is the subject of the Wellesley Historical Society’s History Mystery for October. The question: On the Halloween evening of October […]

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Death with Dignity film/discussion in Wellesley on Oct. 2

Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley (309 Washington St., Wellesley, Mass.) is hosting a showing of the 2009 Oscar-nominated short documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner as well as a discussion of the Death with Dignity debate. In 1994, a year after serving two terms as one of Washington State’s most popular governors, Gardner […]

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Vatican dashes St. James the Great of Wellesley appeal

Parishioners of St. James the Great, the Wellesley church on Rte. 9 that was shuttered by a reeling Archdiocese of Boston in 2004, have lost their final appeal to the Vatican, according to a Boston Herald report. The Herald quotes a law consultant who says  that the Pope himself would need to step in if […]

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Bargain Haul at St. Andrew’s Church on May 3

The Bargain Haul at St. Andrew’s Church (Rte. 16/Denton Road) takes place May 3 from 8:30am-noon. The rain-or-shine sale features an enormous variety of gently used items including clothes, toys, housewares, books and electronics. Admission: $2

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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church names Wooster as senior minister

One of Wellesley’s two Congregational churches has now filled its senior minister opening: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church has named Rev. Matthew Wooster as its leader. Wooster, who has been an associate minister at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, Ohio, will move into the parsonage in June. You can see him in action in this video. […]

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Wellesley version of Touchdown Jesus

While at a soccer match on Saturday at the Sprague Field complex in Wellesley we heard more than one reference to Touchdown Jesus because of a big “Jesus” banner hanging from a fence behind a football goalpost and one of the soccer nets. If you aren’t familiar, Touchdown Jesus refers to the famous mural at […]

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