Members of the UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy & Witness Interest Group invite you to stand with them against white supremacy and for racial justice and human rights. The group will hold a 15-minute silent vigil on Tuesday, August 6, 6pm – 6:15pm in the UU Wellesley Hills courtyard at 309 Washington Street in recognition that Black Lives Matter. Demonstrators will first gather in the UU Wellesley Hills courtyard and then proceed together to the sidewalk in front of UU Wellesley Hills. The vigil will be held with the goal of igniting important conversations about white supremacy and institutional racism within the community.
Part of a series of occasional posts profiling places of worship in Wellesley.
New to Wellesley’s religious landscape is Milestone Church, which is located at 42 Elmwood Road, formally Elmwood Chapel. Milestone identifies as a life-giving Bible-based Christian church. After giving the interior of this older structure a fresh coat of paint and some much-needed renovations, Lead Pastor Jay Mudd held the space’s first services on Easter Sunday 2019. Pastor Mudd and his wife Holly were married in 2006 and have five children: Makayla, Adalynn, Louie, Zachary, and Rhett.
Milestone holds weekly Sunday services at 9am. Adults attend services at the Worship Center, and there are coffee and refreshments available. Kids (babies through grade 5) go to the Milestone Kids program where they participate in Bible-based activities. There are also activities for teenagers outside of Sunday mornings.
Elmwood Christian Preschool is affiliated with the church and operates out of three classrooms and a playground located on church grounds. Starting in Fall 2019 the preschool will offer a transitional kindergarten program in addition to their programs for children from ages 2.9.
There is an additional Milestone campus at 217 West Central Street in Natick. You can learn more by visiting www.milestoenjourney.org
Milestone on Sunday, August 25, 4pm – 6pm will support the town of Wellesley with a Wellesley Friends and Family BBQ. There will be food, bounces houses, kids activities, and yard games like corn hole and spike ball. All are welcome.
The 5th annual UU Wellesley Spring Carnival will be held Saturday, May 18 at 309 Washington St. This family-friendly springtime outdoor event is fun for people of ALL ages. Plan to arrive early for the pony rides, and stay to enjoy the other fun games and activities, music, treats and sunshine. New additions for this year include a football activity and mini-trampoline games.
To make the most of your day, here’s the schedule for the May 18 Spring Carnival:
10am – 1pm: pony rides
10am – 3pm: mini-trampoline games, kiddie bounce house, obstacle course, classic carnival games and prizes, face painting, balloon animals, and more.
Here’s a sneak peek at part of the concert program: the Wellesley Village Church‘s Children’s church choir will present a dramatic interpretation of the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. Then together with the Youth Choir, grades 6 – 9, will sing Joshua Fit the Battle. (Joshua Fit the Battle? Until today, I thought it was Joshua Fought the Battle. Seriously. Doing Swellesley makes me learn something new every day.)
Milestone Church at 42 Elmwood Rd. will have an Open House and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, 9am – 11am. Their Easter Sunday gathering will be held on Sunday, April 21, 9am at the church’s Wellesley location and 10:15am and 11:30am at their 217 West Central St., Natick location.
St. Andrew’s Church at 79 Denton Rd. will celebrate Family Festival Holy Eucharist at 9am and at 11am. Following the 10am service, there will be an Easter egg hunt.
Visit our Where to Worship page for locations and websites of First Church of Christ, Scientist; Metrowest Baptist Church; St. John Church; St. Paul Church; UU of Wellesley Hills; Wellesley Village Church (services and an egg hunt); Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (services, egg hunt, and more); Wellesley Friends.
Of note: Wellesley Free Library is closed on Easter.