Religion

Palm Sunday: Holy Week and the symbolism of the palm branch

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Jim Robidoux 0

Symbolically, Palm Sunday is a declaration of victory over sin. It marks the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry as, this week would be his last week before dying on Good Friday. All of the events of Holy Week would be understood more clearly after Christ’s resurrection, Sunday morning. Palm Sunday was a procession of a king of another kind. One that would die to save His people, and die to pay for the sins of the whole world. READ MORE

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Brookside Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0

Prior to joining Brookside Church, Rev. Eric Jackson served as pastor of Smith Memorial Church, United Church of Christ, in Hillsborough. Prior to that, he served as community minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. While in this position, he was introduced to the United Church of Christ denomination and found a spiritual home within it because of its commitment to theological diversity, democratic church governance, and social change. He began his career as the associate pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in New York, NY. READ MORE

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Brookside Thrift Shop expands to new location

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Carol Robidoux 0

Brookside Thrift Shop opened the doors to its new expanded location March 2 in the carriage house behind Brookside Congregational Church. The church’s historical building in the North End will now allow for a broader offering for one of the largest populations in need – children and families. READ MORE