December 2018

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You’re invited to:

Ruth Bury’s 100th Birthday Celebration!

Sunday, January 20th at Lime Rock Baptist Church
immediately following the service (11:00am).

Please join us in this monumental celebration for Ruth, a beloved friend of LRBC!


Thank you to all who came to the Harvest Supper.

It was a great night with delicious food and wonderful fellowship!

 
 

Please keep the Perry family in your thoughts and prayers.

Long time LRBC Member, Oliver H.J. Perry, II passed away a day shy of his 96thbirthday. Oliver was a dedicated parishioner and will be sorely missed.

Click the link below to view Mr. Perry’s obituary and leave condolences for the family.


Christian Zen At Lime Rock Baptist Church

A Spiritual Journey

At the October meeting of the Lime Rock Meditation Group we adopted a Zen format for the session. This gives us a regular structure for the meetings and allows us to invite “Guiding Teachers” from the Zen tradition. We are fortunate to have an affiliation with the Day Star Zendo, a Christian Zen group at the Trappist Abbey of Mount St. Mary’s in Wrentham, Massachusetts. We are blessed with the bounty of spiritual traditions from the East and the West.

The Zen meeting is structured in three parts after a brief beginning ceremony. There is a sitting meditation, a walking meditation and a teaching moment. Participants are invited to choose the style of sitting that they find comfortable. You may sit Asian style, on a pillow and a cushion, or you may choose to sit European Style, on chair or pew.

We encourage people who may be interested in meditation and may never have done this to join us. We have “Zen for Beginners” orientation sessions on the first session of each month. Skilled or otherwise, we appreciate the blessing of your presence. See schedule below:

Meditation Schedule for December 2018

Sessions held Tuesdays at 7:00pm

December 18
Zen

Meditation Schedule for 2019

Sessions held Tuesdays at 7:00pm

January 15
Zen for Beginners

January 29
Zen

February 12
Zen for Beginners

February 26
Zen

March 12
Zen

March 26
Zen

April 9
Zen

April 23
Zen

May 7
Zen

May 21
Zen

June 4
Zen

June 18
Zen

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.”

–Rumi


The Christmas Eve Service will be at 10:00pm

An evening of readings and carols, with candle light service.


Hanging of the Greens

This took place on November 25th, following Sunday Service. Many hands made light work.

Thank you to the many volunteers who hung the Christmas decorations in record timing.

 
 

November 2018

 

Our newsletter has gone digital!

The Lime Rocker has been a publication that provides the LRBC community with information about LRBC programs, services, and events. It also informs readers about upcoming opportunities to participate with other members.

The past few years have seen rapid change in the way that people seek and receive information. Many people seek their news on digital platforms such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones. An essential part of our work is to communicate effectively so we must keep up-to-date with peoples preferred ways of receiving information.

We need to make sure that our limited resources are effective. We have made the difficult decision to redirect some of our resources from print to the digital world. The next issue of the Lime Rocker will be published on Dec 1st, 2018, and will be delivered right to your email, a link will be provided to the newsletter on our website.

The time and expense that we save by this decision will be redirected into a monthly newsletter and an increased social media presence for on-the-spot updates. We will continue to provide the LRBC community with information about LRBC programs, religious services, and events as well as inform readers about upcoming opportunities to participate in fellowship. We are hopeful this will also draw traffic to the website for our updated calendar and an ever-growing list of community resources.

If you would like to provide comments about this change, please email limerockbc@outlook.com, give us a call 401-334-2999 or come and see us after Sunday Services. We certainly understand that some members do not have access to the internet, if this is the case and you would still like updates please contact us to let us know.

To receive the electronic newsletter, please be sure to email Jerilyn at limerockbc@outlook.com


Harvest Pot-Luck Dinner

PLEASE JOIN US!

November 3, 2018 – 5PM

Lime Rock Baptist Church

Sign-up in the Narthex

 
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APPETIZER
Fellowship with the LRBC Family

FIRST COURSE
A potluck Dish of Your Choosing

MAIN COURSE
Turkey!

SIDES
Laughter and Cranberry sauce(s)!

DESSERT
All the Pies!

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Fall Meditation Program

The Meditation Program moves into the Fall with an expanded schedule. The group will meet more frequently, every other week. This will allow the experienced participants to have more time with contemplative practice and more opportunities to learn new styles of contemplation. We continue to welcome new participants, which includes members from the community.

In our new format the session will begin with a period of contemplation and will be followed by a time for teaching. Occasionally different styles of meditation will be offered, such as Compassion Practices. We are also plan to have guest experts attend. Fr. Kevin Hunt, O.S.C.O. a Trappist Monk and a Zen Priest and Sensei Cindy Taberner, a Zen Priest will introduce us to the Zen tradition of meditation.

All are welcome! If you have a practice, are just starting a practice or simply interested in learning more about meditation, please join us. There is no charge associated with the session. We appreciate the blessing of your presence. If you have an established practice and simply wish to join us, we would love to have you sit with us.

Fall Meditation Schedule:

November 13th @ 7:00 pm Meditation

November 27th @ 7:00 pm Compassion Meditation

December 4th @ 7:00 pm Meditation

December 18th @ 7:00 pm Meditation

Guest Guiding Meditation Teachers

Fr. Kevin Jiun Hunt, O.C.S.O., Roshi, is a monk of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. He is a Catholic priest and a Trappist monk of over fifty years. Certified as a Zen teacher in the White Plum Asanga of the Soto tradition.

Cynthia Kin Ryu Tabernerreceived Dharma Transmission in 2017 from her teacher, Kevin Jiun Hunt, OCSO, Roshi. She Practiced Vipassana for many years before being introduced to Zen. She is a certified Zen teacher also in the Soto tradition.

-Submitted by Rev. Gene

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Church Clean Up

Thank you to everyone who helped during our church cleanup. Volunteers spent the day moving signs, clearing brush, digging trenches, vacuuming, and polishing windows. Thank you also to the Choiniere, Tucker, and Cranshaw kids who enjoyed helping the elder property committee members complete their tasks, their abundance of energy was not wasted.

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Baby Dedication

Alexandra Bee Garneau was dedicated on June 3rd. Many family and friends came to celebrate. We welcomed Alex to Lime Rock with open arms. Congratulations to parents, Alysha Hamel & Kevin Garneau. Grandparents, Michael & Lori Hamel, and Great-Grandparents John & Muriel Andreoni.

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New Fundraiser

Our new fundraiser started October 15th. How long will it take to fill that giant coin jug in the church narthex?

You may feel like a drop in the bucket. But every drop counts! A bunch of little donations can make a big difference.


Bertha Lawton Crompton Scholarship

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The Bertha Lawton Crompton Scholarship committee is pleased to announce Drew Miller as the 2018-19 recipient.

Congratulations, Drew!

A Note from the Recipient…

“Thank you for the Bertha Lawton Scholarship. The money will be a great help in pay for books and other expenses during my Junior year at the University of Rhode Island. I am currently studying Kinesiology in hopes of becoming a physical education teacher. This summer I have been working part time at Stop and Shop and have recently started fishing commercially for striped bass in Massachusetts.”
Drew Miller


Children’s Sunday Celebration

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matt. 4:19

Children’s Sunday was June 10th, The Sunday School led the service and did a wonderful job! We celebrated the end of the school year with hot dogs and Palagi’s Ice Cream truck.

Thank you to our Sunday School teachers, Caitlyn Choiniere, and Kathy Tucker for their hard work and dedication. With your guidance the Sunday School had another successful year!

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The Baptist Peacemakers Meeting

The Baptist Peacemakers of RI will meet at Lime Rock Baptist Church at on Sunday, November 11th 1:30pm. All are welcome. Refreshments and coffee available.


Christian Ed Meeting

November 4th 11:00 am

All are welcome to attend this important meeting.


Church BBQ

Thank you to Amy Brown, for taking charge of the BBQ, and all who attended and worked the grills or cleaned up. It was a wonderful event with delicious food and fellowship!

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Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is open to those in need every other Saturday, 9am - 10am. It is also open to Lincoln residents only every other Tuesday, 5pm - 6pm. Please bring a photo ID. If your ID is expired or your address is not up to date, please bring along a matching utility bill or other proof of residency

LRBC Food Pantry Schedule for Oct and Nov 2018
Saturdays 9-10am • Oct 6th & 20th and Nov 3rd & 17th
Tuesdays 5-6pm • Oct 9th & 23rd and Oct 6th & 20th


Garden Committee

Thank you to the garden committee for another bountiful harvest in the community garden. Pastor Gene submitted the following photos, proof of your hard work and dedication. You all get the green thumb award of green thumbs!