The weekly news email of
Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church

August 12, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to this week’s edition of THE BEACON !

Calling all musicians!!

If you are interested in providing "Special Music" during the summer months - or, if you are interested in leading our congregational hymns, please speak to Julie Rundlett or Amira Acre. This is a wonderful opportunity for the congregation to hear new music

Wednesday Evening Study – A La Carte!!

We are meeting every Wednesday evening during the summer. But instead of a book or a portion of the Bible, we have a variety of sub-topics. Each week is a stand-alone topic - so you can drop in any time you are interested in a topic (and will not have missed anything from previous weeks). See the schedule of topics below. So – come join us! Wednesdays 7 - 8 PM through Zoom:

Wednesday Study Link

Aug 17 – Great Commission

Aug 24 – Forgiveness and Mercy

Aug 31 – Prodigal Son

Sept 7 - Heaven and Hell

Announcements & Meetings

  • Finance Meeting Monday, August 15 at 7:15pm

  • Faith in Food pantry open on Friday, August 19 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday’s Worship Participants

Scripture Reader: Leslie Walseman

Ushers/Greeters: Julie Tebo and Linda Chase

Sunday School: Deb Capozzoli and Marilyn Andrews

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

August Birthdays

08/02 Kerrie Rundlett

08/03 David Strassheim Jr

08/10 Maryellen Damiano

08/12 Doug Rothenberg

08/13 Bonnie-jean Rowe

08/14 Charlotte Peterson

08/14 John Magri

08/15 Christine Bowes

08/17 John Hibbard

08/25 Ava Magri

08/25 Judith Otis

08/28 Cindy Tracy

08/28 Riley McIntyre

08/29 Diane Lowe

August Anniversaries

08/11 Andrew & Janice Bowes

08/16Judean & Martin Feldman

08/22 Visa & Havan Visa Subrimaniyam

08/26 Bob & Martha Jones

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

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

Pastor Heather is on vacation during the month of August

When she returns, her business hours are:

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

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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