November 30 2018,  Saugus

Saugus Faith Notes

Saugus Faith Notes

The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus churches and places of worship


Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye.

The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook Page at Follow this column and the new Facebook Page for future details of important upcoming events.


St. Margaret’s Christmas Stroll is tomorrow!

This year’s Christmas Stroll is tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 1.) We will be serving a meatball sub lunch from 9AM to 5:30PM at St. Margaret’s at 431 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus.

And, we will be serving breakfast a week from Sunday (Dec. 2), from 8:30 AM to Noon, There will also be 40-plus raffles, baked goods, and Christmas gifts for you to purchase. Join us for a fun weekend!

If you have any questions, please call Carol at 781-233-1040. Or email her at


Cliftondale Congregational Church hosts Advent Festival

Join us for free family fun at Cliftondale Congregational Church’s annual Advent Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 1), from 2 to 4 pm! We’ll have cookies and cocoa, crafts for both kids and adults, a Christmas carol sing-a-long and an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Save the date and invite your friends!

For more information, contact Debbie at the church office, 50 Essex St., Saugus, 781-233-2663 or email her at Or check out the website:


A gospel musical Christmas Play!

The First Baptist Church presents its Third Annual Gospel Musical Christmas Play, “Celebrate the King” later this month.  This a twenty first century version of Christ born to Mary and Joseph. The cast will perform all of your favorite Christmas songs such as “Jesus O’ What a Wonderful Child, I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, The Christmas Song, King of Glory” and other great gospel songs. Get ready for some hand clapping, toe tapping,foot stomping gospel music. Along with some Jazzy and Spiritual standards. You will enjoy The Stajez dance company in this exciting and energetic musical production along with the great voices from some of Massachusetts’ best gospel singers, The Higher Praise Community Gospel Choir. This is a family event, Two nights Dec. 14 & 15. Come out and be blessed at the First Congregational Church-UCC Saugus. This promises to be absolutely amazing!! Get your tickets now!!!Order tickets online here:…


Healthy Students — Healthy Saugus

The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent, and area businesses and organizations are running an initiative called “Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus,” which aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system.

Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and currently is serving 54 Saugus children with food bags each Friday.

Donations of food or checks can be given to anyone of our Saugus United Parish Churches listed below and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in memo line.

A list of foods needed and sizes are listed below. Those who may want to buy and donate food it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can but most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. Examples: you can get 18 packs or 7.5 oz macaroni and cheese and 8 packs of 5 oz Tuna.

Anyone wanting to donate money, food or has questions about the program can call Dennis Gould, cell 6172474847 or email Dennis

Here is the 4 Week Menu Cycle- Saturday & Sunday


BREAKFAST: 2 Granola Bars

SNACK: 2 Bags of Graham Crackers

LUNCH: 1 Jar of Peanut Butter (15 oz) & 1 Jar of Jelly or Jam (15 0z),

1 Loaf of Bread, 2 Apple Sauce Cups (4 0z) 1 Can of Green Beans (15 oz)


BREAKFAST: 2 Containers of Cereal (Small Packages. Can get 30 packs at BJ’s)

SNACK: 2 Bags of Goldfish Crackers

LUNCH: 2 Cans of Tuna Fish (5 oz), 4 Mayo Packets, 1 Loaf of Bread

1 Can of Peaches (4 oz), 1 Can of Corn (15 oz)


BREAKFAST: 2 Packets of Oatmeal (1.5 oz) can get 36 packs at BJ’s

SNACK: 2 Bags of Animal Crackers

LUNCH: 2 Cans of Chicken (5 0r 10 Oz), 4 Mayo Packets

1 Loaf of Bread, 1 Can of mixed fruit ( 4 oz ), 1 Can of Carrots (15 oz)


BREAKFAST: 2 Containers of Cereal ( small packages, 30 packs at BJ’s)

SNACK: 2 Bags of Pretzels

LUNCH: 2 Boxes of Macaroni & Cheese (7.5 oz, can get box 18 at BJ’s)

2 Boxes of Apple Juice, 1 Can of Peas (15 oz)

To make grocery donations, please drop off at any one of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, see the days and times listed.

  St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus. 781-233-1242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus. 781-233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m.

  First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus. 781-231-1690. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. 781-233-2497. Bagging groceries: third Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus. 781-233-3028. Bagging groceries: fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m.

  New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Drive, Saugus. 781-233-6384.

Bagging groceries: fifth Thursday at 7 p.m. The church will also be a backup site in case another church cannot host on their day.


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