A DEBUT PERFORMANCE SPECTACULAR! Come hear two groups performing for the first time ever! Honey (ft. Kathryn Denman, Amanda Holley, Amy Pardo, and Cara Pardo) and The Steve Pardo Trio (ft. Steve Pardo, Austin McMahon, and Simon Willson). Folk and Jazz in one night! Friday, January 27th at 8pm in the Fellowship Hall.
The Davis Square Women's Fellowship Group is now meeting bimonthly on weeknight evenings - we will have our 2017 kick-off meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 PM at the Diesel Cafe. Come visit the group to enjoy fellowship and prayer with other CTK women in the W. Somerville / N. Cambridge / Arlington / Medford area. Contact Emily Stuntz for more information.
The Theology Reading Group meets at the Field Pub on Prospect Street, Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, beginning January 25th. This spring we are reading Biblical Authority After Babel by Kevin J. Vanhoozer. All are welcome! For questions, contact Nathan Barczi.
Rachel and Ted Liao are the proud new parents to their daughter Georgia Grace Liao, who was born Tuesday, Dec 27 at 5:52am, weighing 8lb 4oz and 20.75 in long. Congratulations!!
On Site Volunteers Needed to Serve PCA Church Plants: Mission to North America’s SecondCareer Ministry is seeking adult volunteers of all ages to serve on site at PCA church plants throughout the country. The variety of skills needed may include mentoring, leading music/worship, administration, construction, or community outreach. Perhaps you or someone you know in another location in the country would be interested in helping grow God’s Kingdom by serving with a PCA church plant. Please take a look at our current Opportunities to Serve at www.pcamna.org/second-careerand “like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MNA.SecondCareer. For more information, please contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-339-5005.
Housing Needed: My name is David Benedict and I’m a young vocational musician here in Nashville, TN. I recently got a job offer to join a great band up in the Boston area, and I’ve decided to accept and move up there this spring. Now I’m looking for a place to live, and I'd like to find a housing situation with other Christians where I can be encouraged and challenged to grow in my faith. I found your church on the Gospel Coalition website, so I thought I’d reach out and see if you had any suggestions for places to look or people to get in touch with. I’m hoping to move up in March, but I’d be happy to nail down a spot sooner if anything comes up. I’d love to find an affordable spot around the JP or Brighton areas with multiple roommates. I'd be happy even to rent a spare room from an older couple or family if that were a possibility. If you know of anything, I’d be so grateful for the reference. Please contact David Benedict!
Housing Needed: I'm a recent Stanford grad moving to the Boston area for a job with a healthcare startup in the Financial District. I was born and raised in the DC area and have been blessed to call Stanford InterVarsity, the Palo Alto Vineyard Church, and Chinese Bible Church of Maryland amongst my church families. Excited for what God has in store next :) I'm open to anywhere that's within walking distance of an orange line or red line. Ideally, South End or the Cambridge area would be great - but I'm pretty flexible in terms of location. I don't have a car, nor do I intend on getting one, so parking is not really a factor but being close to the T would be ideal! My budget for a private room + shared kitchen/bathroom with other folks is <= $1200, though I'm also interested in 1 bedroom places that exist <= $1700. Please contact Ellen with any information/interest.
Join us for our "Admirable Women & Men" event series:
Women's Gathering - Jan. 10th from 7:30-9:00pm
Men's Gathering - Jan. 17th from 7:30-9:00pm
Family Celebration - Jan. 28th from 5:00-7:00pm
The last day of 2016 is this Saturday! If you're considering a year-end gift, please be sure your envelope is postmarked December 31 or earlier (if you're sending a gift by mail) or initiate your gift on or before December 31 (if you're donating online).
CTK has a lot to celebrate this year. Take a few minutes to read our end of the year report, and find out the many exciting ways God is at work in neighborhoods and congregations around our city. There are also some ideas at the end of the report for how you can participate in the support of the church, both to your congregation and special projects.
Let's celebrate Christmas together! Join us on Sunday, December 25th from 12-1pm for our Christmas day service, followed by a potluck lunch.
Ring in 2017 at our New Year's Eve prayer vigil and dinner on Saturday, December 31st at 9pm. We'll be joined by joined by the East Boston, Quincy and Fall River congregations and hope to see you there!
The Christmas Banquet 2016, a Collaborative between CTK and Starlight Ministries for a special Christmas dinner for people who are experiencing homelessness is this Saturday, Dec 10th from 12-2:30pm. This is an opportunity for us to work together to share with our neighbors without homes the joy of Christmas and the love of Jesus. Volunteer and contribution opportunities can be found here.
East End House’s Holiday Programs provide a great way for individuals, families, and community groups to give back during the holiday season. Whether by volunteering or participating in the Holiday Drive, there are many ways that you can help contribute. For more information please contact Catharine Downs.
We are putting together a directory of faces and names at CTK and we’d love to get a picture of you! Please come by the social hall on Sunday, January 22 where Stephen Thrasher will be taking pictures. This will be the LAST week he will be there taking pictures, and we’d love to get as many as possible taken that day.Having pictures with names is very helpful for the staff and leadership Once we get the directory put together, though, you will have the option to “opt out” of your information being shared with the congregation in the directory. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Safety Notice: Our church is in an urban place, and we sometimes encounter some of the brokenness of the city. We’ve experienced theft, found needles on the property, and confronted other occasional unpleasant things. We especially want to remind those of you who are parents to be mindful of where your kids are and what they are getting into. Please let a deacon, elder or church staff member if you see anything that concerns you.
The church held a Congregational Meeting on November 5, 2016 to elect elders and deacons. All of the candidates for elder and deacon were elected by a large majority. New elders: Tim Carter, Cambridge; Eric Chang, Roslindale/West Roxbury; Manny Johnson, JP/Roxbury; Leonard Layne, Cambridge; Richard Lee, Roslindale/West Roxbury; Aaron Roffel, Newton. New deacon: Matt Hunter, Cambridge. Congratulations to our new church officers!