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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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Babson grads find match made in Heaven: Christianity & Mixed Martial Arts

Babson College MBA alumni Chris LeSchack, Paul Proctor, Maxwell Chang, and Ashit Ghevaria shared executive producer duties for a new film called “Fight Church” that debuts April 24-26 at the Independent Film Festival Boston. Fight Church asks the question: “Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?” It is a feature […]

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Easter Bunny visits, egg hunts galore in Wellesley this spring

That rascally rabbit and plenty of Easter eggs will be found in Wellesley this spring. Among the opportunities: *Saturday, April 12: Wellesley Hills Congregational Church will have a light breakfast and Easter egg hunt starting at 9am. RSVP at [email protected] or call 781 235 4424 by April 8. Suggested donation: $5.         […]

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Christmas in March at Wellesley Village Church

Rev. Martin Copenhaver, looking out Sunday at the kind of packed house typically seen only on the biggest religious holidays, began the final sermon of his 20-year stretch at Wellesley Village Church by saying he felt compelled to wish parishioners a Merry Christmas. Later during the Congregational service the organist slipped in a fragment of […]

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Warning: Flash Mob outbreak in Wellesley

Just when you thought flash mobs had outlived whatever endearing qualities they ever had, they’ve begun springing up again in Wellesley. Sure, kids on the local college scene and elsewhere in town have been flashing and mobbing ever since the advent of good smartphone cameras ready to capture their fancy footsteps and viral vocals. But […]

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Learning about giving at Thanksgiving

Special to Swellesley via St. Paul School: Students at St. Paul School have put together nine Thanksgiving baskets filled with fresh turkey, vegetables, and pretty much all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner.  Each class in grades one through eight along with  the faculty produced a complete basket for one family. Like last year, these […]

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Wellesley Village Church pastor Martin Copenhaver moving on

Martin Copenhaver, pastor at Wellesley Village Church since 1994, has notified parishioners that he has accepted a job as president of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre. Copenhaver is known for his strong sermons, all of which are based on true stories. Copenhaver had given parishioners of the Congregational Church a heads up a […]

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