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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Hail to the Pumpkin King!



Sunday, October 30, 2022

10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary

Rev. Catie Scudera leading


At the end of “spooky season,” we’ll use the 1993 stop-motion animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas as a way of understanding the difference between cultural appreciation and misappropriation. What happens when the residents of Halloween Town try to “improve” on Christmas? Laura and Harold will offer music from the film, and our SongSquad will also offer a Halloween piece.  You’re encouraged to wear your Halloween costume or other festive attire to the building or on Zoom! If you’ve had a loved one die since All Souls 2021, you are invited to bring a photograph or memento of that loved one for our remembrance altar; if you are planning to participate online, we ask that you submit a photograph of your loved one who has died in the last year to Rev. Catie so she can print and display your loved one’s photo on our altar.