A Day of Community, Service and Celebration

April 30, 2016

Service Projects: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 30, 2016

Community Celebration: 12 – 3:00 pm

Don't forget your RAKE!!!

April 30, 2016

Community Celebration: 12 – 3:00 pm

Service Projects: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Instructions and notes:

Don’t forget your rake! We will be providing extra’s, but please bring a pair of gloves and a rake. We will be providing bags for trash collection.

If you are planning on serving at a downtown location, please meet at Gazebo Park next to the Medfield Public Library: 468 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 for a quick time of welcome and then Location Captains will be heading to Baxter park, Meetinghouse Pond, or the Dwight Derby house.

If you are planning on serving at the Charles River Cleanup, Kingsbury Pond, Medfield State Hospital, or Hinkley Park, please meet at the worksite. There will be a Location Captains there to greet you.

 

  • If you are planning on serving at the Charles River Cleanup, please do not bring kids under 10, as we will be working along 109 as it passes over the Charles, and along the banks.
  • Note for Scouts. Den Leaders will be communicating with the pack as the where you will be meeting, and what time to meet if other than 9.
  • Note on Community Service hours. For Scouts and any/all in need of community service hours, the Location Captain will have a form to give you confirming you served.

Community Celebration: 12 – 3:00 pm

Meet at Gazebo Park next to the Medfield Public Library: 468 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052.

Food will be served a little after 12 thanks to Rock N Roll Rib Joint, and Ice cream and drinks will be provided thanks to Brothers Marketplace.

After everyone is served, representatives of the Medfield Green, the Lowell Mason House, the Medfield Food Cupboard, and other community partners and friends will give updates on projects they are working on, and then there will be games and fun for the whole family!


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Service Projects: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructions and notes:

Don’t forget your rake! We will be providing extra’s, but please bring a pair of gloves and a rake. We will be providing bags for trash collection.

Downtown Locations:

To serve at one of the downtown locations, please meet at Gazebo Park next to the Medfield Public Library: 468 Main St. Medfield for a quick time of welcome. After the greeting time, location Captains will be heading to Baxter park, Meetinghouse Pond, or the Dwight Derby House.

Downtown Locations

  • Baxter Park Medfield: Corner of Route 109 and Route 27
  • Gazebo Park- Library of Medfield: 468 Main St, Medfield
  • Meetinghouse Pond: 26 North St, Medfield
  • Dwight Derby House : 7 Frairy St, Medfield

Community Locations:

To serve at the Charles River Cleanup, Kingsbury Pond, Medfield State Hospital, or Hinkley Park, please come to the worksite. There will be a Location Captain there to greet you.

  • If you are planning on serving at the Charles River Cleanup, please do not bring kids under 10, as we will be working along 109 as it passes over the Charles, and along the banks.

Community Locations

  • Charles River: 35 Main St, Millis
  • Medfield State Hospital : 5 Hospital Rd, Medfield
  • Kingsbury Grist Mill : 111-, 127 Spring St, Medfield
  • Hinckley Park: 51 Green St, Medfield

Scouts and Community Service Hours:

  • Note for Scouts. Den Leaders will be communicating with the pack as to where you will be meeting, and what time to meet if other than 9.
  • Note on Community Service hours. For Scouts and any/all in need of community service hours, the Location Captain will have a form to give you confirming you served.

About

1. What is God Loves Medfield?

God loves Medfield is built around two parts, first, blessing and serving our community by caring for our environment and the world we have been blessed with, and second, community celebration; having great food and spending time with friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances as we celebrate a job well done and the community we call home. The aim is to show and share the love of God to our community and each other, and display God’s love through service, acts of compassion, model unity among the churches, and share the message of God’s love for all people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2. Why God loves Medfield?

A. We love our community.

B. Blessing and serving our community is a response to the love God has shown us.

Blessing and serving our community is a response to the love God has shown us. Scripture tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”(John 3:16). That in response, we are to love with heart and action, “This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1John 3:11, 18).

C. God has called us to seek the good of our community and show the world the love of God through service and compassion.

Scripture says some things clearly. It says, Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). It says that those that identify as Christian are to work for the good and blessing of our society. We are called to “seek the peace and prosperity of the city” (Jeremiah 29:7). We are called to let our “light shine before men, so that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16), and “Live such good lives that…they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us” (1Peter 2:12). We are all servants first, the very hands and feet of Christ. Jesus sets the tone for the Church regarding service, and in light of that, we should act, and serve. From helping those in need, to being there in crises, to keeping our town clean, to advocating for those without a voice, we are called to act as agents of love and grace to those around us, regardless of their beliefs or faith.

D. We hope to see lasting relationships develop

We would like members of the community of all age and lengths of tenure to rub shoulders, work together, and build lifelong relationships.

3. What happens at the community celebration?

The community celebration is a time to gather together after working hard to bless and serve our community and have a good time. We’ll have free food, music, and games, and share the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ. We will also seek to give voice to worthy organizations and causes here in town, and give them a platform to share updates with us on what they are doing, upcoming projects or events, or needs. Those sharing this year will include representatives from the Lowell Mason House, Medfield Green, and the Medfield Food Cupboard.

4. How can you help?

  • Signup: We are still in need of volunteers to join us in blessing Medfield through acts of service. So sign up. Sign up to serve, and, sign up to let us know if you want lunch from Rock N Roll Rib Joint!
  • Share: Visit the Facebook page and share it on your timeline. Along with that, tell a friend and invite them to come. Better yet, invite two!
  • Serve: Show up at 9, and serve. Go to the Charles River site, the downtown site, the Kingsbury Grist Mill, Medfield State Hospital, or Hinkley Pond!
  • Celebrate: Come back after serving and enjoy lunch and fun! Hear from local organizations, and enjoy the afternoon!

Looking for a church?

We know it can be hard to find a church. While there is much that we have in common, each church has its own style and church culture. We encourage you to visit the webpages for the churches that are partnered with God Loves Medfield to get an initial feel for what each church is like, what their specific beliefs are as well as what to expect when you visit.

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We are confident that any of the churches in Medfield will happily welcome you and do their best to make you feel at home, regardless of whether you’ve been attending church elsewhere for years or if you’re a new visitor. Please contact us using the form below in case we can help you on this journey.

“Learn about our Community Partners”

Please take some time to learn about our Host Churches and Community partners.

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Questions?

Contact God Loves Medfield with any questions you may have about serving or the celebration.

Address: 438 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052

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