The weekly news email of
Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church

September 24, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to this week’s edition of THE BEACON !


Join us at our Wednesday Evening Study!

How well do you know your women of the Bible? Sure, we all know about Mary, mother of Jesus, but what about the others? We will learn about a lesser-known woman each week. Come learn, discuss, and walk away richer for it.

Each week is a stand-alone discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Zoom link:

Wednesday study

Sep 28, 2022 - Miriam (Read Exodus 2:1-10 and Numbers chapter 12)

Oct 5, 2022 - Rahab

Oct 12, 2022 - Deborah

Oct 19, 2022 - Hannah

Oct 26, 2022 - Anna

Nov 2, 2022 - Samaritan Woman

Nov 9, 2022 - Mary Magdalene

Nov 16, 2022 - Lydia

Greetings my friends in Christian love;

It has been a long time since we have been together celebrating our Lord’s love and messages through the joy of music with a Church Choir.

I am so very happy to share with you that our church, Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church, has asked and prayed for a return of a Church Choir…. so here we are! After two years without a choir, I am overjoyed to introduce a blend of two different church choirs, to bring you music of love, faith, and fun for you all to enjoy every week and help your faith grow through music.

Our first rehearsal will be Sunday, September 25th from 11:30am to 12:30pm!

I look forward to praising God with you and ask for your blessings moving forward!

Julie Rundlett


  • Sunday school Teacher's meeting Sunday, Sept. 25 @ 9AM

  • Choir Practice - Sunday September 25 11:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Council meeting - Monday, September 26 @ 7:15PM

  • Faith in Food - Friday, September 30 4PM - 6PM

  • World Communion Sunday - October 2

  • SPRC Meeting with DS - Monday, November 7 @ 4PM

Sunday’s Worship Participants

Scripture Reader: Deb Capozzoli

Usher/Greeter: John & Beth Howard

Sunday School - Marilyn Andrews

Click here for the latest United Women in Faith (formerly UMW) Newsletter

Weekly Schedule


Worship Service
10:00am In-person & Live on Facebook
Recorded Services are posted later on YouTube
Sunday School is during the worship service.



Wednesday Bible Study
on Zoom


Saturday Morning Prayer Time
7:30am on Zoom

Faith in Food Needs the Following Items

This week's list is:

  • Toilet Paper (single rolls)

  • Paper Towels (single rolls)

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Dish Soap

  • Meat (Hot dogs, Ground beef)

  • Monetary donations

The Faith in Food pantry is open on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Drop-off bins are located outside the Fellowship Hall doors at
Beacon of Hope UMC and are picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays

September Birthdays

9/13 Carson Mighty

9/19 Jaclyn DiPersio

9/22 Rich Olsen

9/23 Beth Howard

9/23 Janice von Fettweis

9/27 Paul Brefka

September Anniversaries

09/04 Ruth & Paul Brefka

09/10 Tom & Julie Tebo

09/21 Jim & Elaine Zeboski

09/22 Charles and Marie Frasier

09/27 Jim & Melinda Green

Birthday /Anniversary Listings
We try to include everyone for whom we have a birth date or anniversary date.
If we have the wrong date for either your birthday or
anniversary or you would like
to be included, please notify Judy in the Church Office at (508) 877-2151 or

Our Vision Statement:
We exist to be a Beacon of Hope for our community
as we nourish our neighbors as well as ourselves
with the love and grace of Jesus Christ
through ministries of faith and food.

A Note About Writing Checks

Please make checks payable to
FIRST UMC, until our name is formally changed.

Online Giving!

Beacon of Hope UMC now has an Online Giving option! If you would like to make an offering, a building fund donation, a donation to the pastor's discretionary fund or a monetary gift to the Faith in Food pantry, you may do so via this link:

Checking account information or a credit/debit card is required. You will have the opportunity to set up giving at your preferred frequency (one time gift, weekly, monthly, etc.). You can also set up a personal profile which will enable you to view transaction history and save your payment method information for future gifts.

If you have any questions, please contact Laney Bruner-Canhoto at

Safe Church Policy

Please find here our updated Safe Sanctuary policy. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Pastor Heather Kattan’s Office Hours:

Thursdays from 10am to 1pm, or by appointment.
Pastor Heather’s email address:

Church Administrator, Judy Bortolotti’s Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7am - 12pm divided between the Water Street and the Beacon Street buildings.
Judy’s email address:

Office phone number: 508-877-2151 or 508-875-3850

Staff and Leader’s Email Addresses

“The Beacon” is the weekly news email of Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church of Framingham, MA and is published on Fridays.

Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church
360 Water St, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 877-2151

Rev. Heather Kattan ……… Pastor
Bonnie-jean Rowe ….…..… Lay Leader
Judy Bortolotti ………..…… Church Administrator/Editor

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