The priest at Christ Church considers 'Star Wars" to have been a formative movie in his life journey.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Get to know Colin Smith.
Name: Colin Smith Family: Wife, Sarah; Two sons, Owen (5-1/2) and Carter (3) Occupation: Accountant at Ernst and Young Hobbies/interests: Hiking, reading, running, basketball, getting outside with my kids What did you study in school? I studied business in school Are you utilizing this subject now? Yes You forget your cell phone at home....are you stressed? Or relieved? Relieved. Best book: Anything on American History Best movie: The Jerk Dream vacation: Traveling in Spain, my wife and I have been a few times and really enjoy the culture and activities Favorite tradition? Spending the 4th of July on Lake Champlain What brings you peace? Relaxing with a good book, I can tune out the rest of the world. What is the coolest thing …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Get to know the leader of Christ Church in Hamilton.
Name: Patrick Gray Street: 151 Asbury St. (behind Christ Church) Family: Wife, Naomi Gray - we just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21! Two kids - Ezra who is eight and in third grade at Cutler, and Ella, who is five at the Christ Church Parish Day School. Occupation: I'm an Episcopal priest, and the Rector (which basically means Head Pastor) at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham. Hobbies/interests: I wish I had more of them! But being with my family is tons of fun for me, whether it's at the beach with them during the summer or sledding in the winter. We like games in our family, so we do a lot of "gaming," as well. What are you passionate about? I want people to know Jesus Christ. What did you study in school? I …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A look at events happening in Hamilton and Wenham this weekend.
The local weekend calendar is filled with Christmas and holiday events. Below, get the when and where for those events and others happenings in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area. Remember, each Friday Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities. If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom. 1. WINTHROP HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Where/When: Winthrop Elementary School; Saturday, 9 a.m. Why Go: This is one of the biggest holiday events of the year in the two towns,with all sorts of gift ideas for Christmas and the special "Children's Secret Shop" where they can secretly buy a gift for their parents for $5 …
Friday, April 13, 2012
A quick, fun look at local events in Hamilton and Wenham coming up this weekend, including a concert at the Community House and a walk in Chebacco Woods.
Spring is in full swing as we approach “Patriots Day Weekend,” which is a long weekend for some and the lead-in to April vacation for public schools. Close to home, there’s plenty to do, including a concert from a guitar virtuoso at the Community House and a walk in the woods led by a local resident. Plus, pick up some used book deals to benefit a local non-profit and hear a private school chorus at a Hamilton church. Get all the details below. Each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities. We encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have other events listed. Remember, if you have great ideas of your own that you …
Friday, December 23, 2011
One of the top questions two days before Christmas - when are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services?
Christmas is, first and foremost, a religious holiday. All of the churches in Hamilton and Wenham have services planned for either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or both. First Church in Wenham Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 5:30 p.m.: Family Christmas Eve Service 10 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 10 a.m. Informal Service First Congregational Church of Hamilton Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 6 p.m.: Reader's Theatre program for children 8 p.m.: Traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 10 a.m. Christmas Day service, no Sunday School, God’s House or Little People’s Church. The Church of Saint Paul Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 4 p.m. Mass (pageant) 6 p.m…
Friday, December 9, 2011
This weekend's events calendar includes a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Hamilton, a good time to buy a Christmas tree and caroling on Sunday evening.
There’s an overwhelmingly holiday feel to this week’s weekend events calendar, with a Breakfast with Santa and caroling among the top events that are planned. Each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities. The weekend calendar also includes many other things to do and we encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have other events listed. Remember, if you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom. 1. MAEVE BENEFIT CONCERT Where/When: First Congregational Church of Hamilton; Friday, 7-9 p.m. Why Go: Listen to a performance by Maeve in a …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 25. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Weather: A mix of sun and clouds is expected on Thursday with temperatures in to the mid-80s. There's also the posibility of some severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. And always, pay attention to the evolving forecasts about Hurricane Irene. 2. Earthquake: After Tuesday’s earthquake, the possible threat is still on a lot of people’s mind. On this date in 1846, a 4.3 earthquake shook the North Shore, with the epicenter in Marblehead. 3. Boston Common Horses: To get everyone excited about the upcoming Putnam Boston Equestrian Classic at Myopia Hunt Club, there will be a jumping exhibition on Boston Common on Thursday at 5 p.m. It will happen at the corner of the common …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Thursday, July 14. Here are five things you need to know: 1. Weather: More relief is headed our way – Thursday’s forecast calls for sun with temperatures in to the mid-70s with gusty winds up to 25 miles per hour. 2. Pleasant Pond: We received a recent reminder that Pleasant Pond is a “great recreational gem” to enjoy with friends and families. There’s still plenty of summer left, so residents who want to get a sticker can go to the Wenham Police Department to get one (call ahead). A gatekeeper has the beach open noon to 6 p.m. each day but there are no lifeguards. 3. Bastille Day: Thursday is Bastille Day, or French National Day - a day in France most famously marked with a large parade down Champs-Élysées in Paris. Locally, it …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
On Thursday nights, Rev. Patrick Gray of Christ Church hosts a guest lecturer for a beer and off beat conversations in Hamilton about the Gospel.
Summertime means lemonade, tan lines and mosquitoes, plus heat and humidity. Or, as Rev. Patrick Gray of Christ Church would have it, summertime: beer, your skin as God made it, fireflies (one of God’s most wondrous creatures) and Dante’s Inferno. And not just Dante’s Infero but Monty Python, Modern Art and South Park, too. It’s not clear that Gray - who leads Christ Church in Hamilton - wants us all to attend church. But it is clear that he would like us to think, broaden our knowledge and “bump elbows with someone you don’t know and to get your brain itched a bit.” To this end Gray and Christ Church collaborators have organized a lively summer series called Ockham’s Kegger. The name speaks volumes. The meaning of kegger is easily grasped…