Join the discussion in our Adult Education classes held in the fellowship hall every Sunday at 8:45am. Nathan Barczi is teaching the series, I’m a Stranger Here Myself: A Study of 1 Peter. What does it mean to be faithful to the mission that Jesus gave the church from the margins? Peter’s first letter was written to Christians whose new faith cut them off from power and exposed them to persecution. He calls them not to guard their rights, but to ground all their hope in the reality of what God has done and will yet do in Christ. In this study we will consider the what this short letter has to say to our church, facing similar circumstances, but with the same mission, and the same hope.
Periodically we replace our usual adult education hour with a prayer meeting - a time to learn how to pray together after the pattern of the Lord’s Prayer. Our next Sunday morning prayer meeting will take place on February 26 at 8:45am. There will be no adult ed that morning; Sunday School for children will take place as usual. Come to hear updates on ministries supported by CTK and to join us in praying for God’s kingdom to come, and His will to be done, in our city and around the world.
Learning to Behave in Public: A Boston Fellows Teaching Saturday on Politics. Join the Boston Fellows for a public conversation about serving God and our neighbor in the current political climate. The discussion will be led by Rick Barry, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Christian Civics, though which he helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. Saturday, February 11, 10am-3pm, at Ruggles Baptist Church (874 Beacon Street, Boston); lunch provided, contributions accepted. To reserve your spot, RSVP here.
The Winter Getaway will be next weekend, February 3-5 at Camp Brookwoods. Registration is now closed. Looking forward to seeing all that signed up there! Important information as well as housing assignments/ride shares will be sent out early next week. Feel free to email Cara with any questions you may have in the meantime.
What does it mean to experience and appreciate God himself? Rev. Jeremy Mullen will be teaching the last class in the Adult Education series, Beauty of God, this Sunday, Dec 18th in the social hall at 8:45am. Come explore the character of God and what it means to deeply appreciate His presence.
Save the Date: Celebrate the Advent season with singing at CTK’s Fourth Annual Christmas Concert! Come join CTK’s talented musicians for an evening of festive performances and rousing caroling on Saturday, December 3, at 6:30pm. Please invite neighbors, co-workers, and other friends! Contact email@example.com for more information and see this event flyer for details.
Join us for one of Pastor Rick's favorite concerts of the year! The Handel and Haydn Society will be performing Handel's Messiah on Friday, November 25th at 7:30pm at Symphony Hall. A group from CTK will be arriving at 6:30 to partake in refreshments at "The Refreshment Bar" located inside Symphony Hall. Tickets to the concert are available at handelandhaydn.org. Hope to see you there!
Making Room at Thanksgiving: In an effort to ensure that no one at CTK-Cambridge is without a place to go this Thanksgiving, we are looking for people who have room at their tables. Also, if you are someone who is currently without a place to share the meal, we would be happy to connect you with someone who would love for you to join them. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual CTK Clothing Swap will take place this Sunday, November 13 at 4pm (note the later time). Please feel free to bring your swap clothes and other items to church and leave them in the foyer outside of the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers will help sort the clothes in preparation for the swap at 4 pm. If you don't bring items early, please feel free to bring them when you come at 4 pm. Even if you don't bring anything at all, you are welcome to shop at this free event. Please contact Cat Sherrill for additional information or check out our event page on Facebook.
Join us for an Adult Education class this Sunday at 8:45am in the social hall. This Sunday will be the last class in the series, The Temple and the Presence of God. Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem was the center of Israel’s worship, and the physical location where God made his presence known to his people. Does the Temple still hold relevance for the Church? Join us as we explore the significance of the Temple for the people of God, through both the Old and New Testaments, with the aim of deepening our understanding and enjoyment of God’s presence with us today.
The Gospel Coalition New England invites you to join Christians from all over New England this coming weekend, November 11-12 for our 2016 Regional Conference, Faithful. Over the course of two days, you will hear from a variety of outstanding speakers whose main assignment will be to point you to Christ. To register or for more information please click here. There will also be a pre-conference event, Serve the Work, on how faith intersects with work, career, and economics. All main conference attendees are invited to attend at no additional cost!
Cambridge Half Marathon Street Closures this Sunday: This Sunday, November 13, the city will hold the first annual Cambridge Half Marathon. In the immediate area of the church, the race will run on both Cambridge Street and Broadway, so access to Central Square from the north will be impacted between 8am and 11am. Plan to allow extra time to drive to church and find parking, or consider using public transportation, if possible. For a full race map and traffic impacts, see here.
The Members of Christ the King Presbyterian Church / Grace Presbyterian Church are called to a Congregational Meeting to elect church officers on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at CTK Cambridge, 99 Prospect Street, Cambridge. The congregational meeting will be part of our all-church gathering starting at 10 a.m. and will be followed by lunch. More information and a list of candidates and their bios here.
Josh Parker and Rick Downs are going to lead an Evangelism Workshop Sunday mornings during the adult education hour from October 30 to December 11. The group will meet in the office. There will also be follow up and support through the winter. The group will be limited to 10 participants. If you’re interested and can make it a point to attend most of the sessions please register at email@example.com.
Want to meet people over a meal? Join CTK members for Fourth Sunday Eat and Meet this Sunday, October 23 following the service. Please meet Chris and Laura Martin in the social hall at the Fourth Sunday Eat and Meet sign, and the group will head to a local restaurant. All are welcome!
Join us this Sunday October 23 for I Believe in God... An adult ed class on the Apostles’ Creed. For centuries, Christians have recited the Apostles’ Creed as a basic summary of the faith. It may be familiar - but do we understand it? In this course we explore the truths, basic and yet incredible, that have united Christians throughout the history of the church. This course also coincides with the second year of our new children’s worship curriculum, which is also based on the Apostles’ Creed. This class takes place in the church office (130 Prospect Street).
This Sunday, there will be NO Discovering CTK or Adult Ed class. In place of our two adult ed classes, we will have a presentation to review last year’s financial report and this year’s budget. We’ve prepared an Annual Report in advance of the presentation. Please review the report and bring your questions to the social hall at 9 o’clock on Sunday!
CTK is hosting a Labor Day Cookout, on Monday, September 5 at 4pm. We’ll do the grilling, but need for those planning to attend to RSVP and bring a side dish. To let us know that you’re coming and what you’re bringing, please sign-up using this link or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The BBQ will be picnic style, so feel free to bring blanket and chairs.
Hot Topics in the Church: This summer Christ the King will be taking a close look at complex social, political, and ethical issues, seeking to apply the wisdom of Scripture to the uncertainties of our lives. The class is taught by our pastoral staff and members of the church and will meet in the social hall. The topics for the first weeks are listed below. All are invited to join Sunday mornings at 8:45 am; if you have any questions, please email Rick Downs.
9/4: Work and Rest
Come to a lunch after the church service on Sunday, August 21 to meet and talk with the Mahans, missionaries the church supports. The Mahans work in urban education in South Africa. The lunch will be held at noon in the church office. RVSPs appreciated for a food headcount: email Laura Martin.
The memorial service for Justin Reynolds from Christ the King JP/Roxbury, will be held this Thursday, August 19 at 6:30pm at CTK Dorchester (50 Stoughton Street, Dorchester, MA, 02125). Help with childcare during the service is still needed. If willing to help please contact email@example.com.
Missions & Church Planting Prayer: on the first and third Sundays of the month, there is a time of prayer for the missionaries CTK Cambridge supports and for church planting in Boston. Our next meeting will be this Sunday, July 17. Please join us at the church office (130 Prospect St., Suite 201) around 12:10pm. Contact Laura.
The Windsor House schedule has changed. Women are invited to join us at the Windsor House on Thursday, July 7 from 10-11am. The Windsor House is a day program for seniors and adults with disabilities. It takes place in the basement of the Senior Center at 806 Massachusetts Avenue. We spend the hour simply chatting and getting to know the residents there. Children are welcome but not required. This is a ministry that takes place every first Tuesday of the month. Please contact Rachel for more information.