CTK’s summer Hot Topics adult ed series follows a new format- several multi-week series covering sex and gender, technology and media, and our struggle against the sins that Jesus said come “out of the heart" in Mark 7:21-22. We’ll have a few single-class topics as well. The topic for the next three weeks (8/20, 8/27, and 9/3) will be Technology & Media, taught by Laura Bullock and Nathan Barczi. Come join the discussion!
We hope you can join us for CTK's Summer Picnic Series at Sennott Park (near the corner of Prospect St and Broadway) following the Sunday service every Sunday in August (8/20 and 8/27). Bring your own lunch, picnic blanket, frisbees/footballs and we’ll bring dessert. All are welcome!
Stick around after the church picnics for weekly ultimate frisbee, Sundays at 1:30pm at Sennott Park throughout August. All skill levels welcome - the game is kid-friendly for all but very small children. For more information and to receive schedule updates, join the Google group ctk-frisbee or email Tim Carter.
Discovering CTK, a class for those interested in becoming a member or learning more about our church and denomination (PCA), will be offered this fall during the Adult Education hour in the social hall. The class will begin Sunday, September 10 and last six weeks. To RSVP please email email@example.com.
Matt and Jenn Irvine and their family, who serve as missionaries in London, will be visiting CTK on Sunday, 8/13. The Irvines will be joining us at the Sennott Park picnic after the service to give us a chance to get to know them and learn more about an international ministry that our church supports. Contact Laura Martin if you have questions.
Please join us for a concert tonight (Thursday, August 3), at 6:30 p.m. given by guest pianist Brian Turner. Brian is an internationally-acclaimed performer, composer, and recording artist who also works as a church musician, bandleader, and teacher in Asheville, NC. The program will include Classical works, hymn arrangements, and jazz/Broadway standards, as well as an appearance by CTK musician Amanda Holley. For more information on Brian, visit brianturnerpiano.com.
Want to meet people over a meal? Join CTK members for Fourth Sunday Eat and Meet on Sunday, July 23rd, following the service. Please meet in the social hall at the Fourth Sunday Eat and Meet sign, and the group will head to a local restaurant. All are welcome!
The Parkers, missionaries CTK supports, will be in town this Sunday. The Parkers live in Prague, where they work with a Christian school. This Sunday after the service there will be a lunch with the Parkers in the church office. For those of you who know the Parkers from when they lived in Cambridge, this will be a great time to catch up. And for those of you who don't know them, this will be a great time to learn more about an international ministry the church supports. RSVPs appreciated to Laura Martin.
On Saturday, June 10 from 10am to 3pm, gather with friends from CTK/Grace congregations around Boston at Castle Island for food, games and fun. We'll have burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Feel free to bring a side dish, chips or dessert if you are able. Please RSVP here! We are also looking for volunteers to help with games, and to stake out our space on Saturday morning. Contact Sarah Goodman if you are able to help out.
Join us for our Adult Education classes, held in the fellowship hall every Sunday at 8:45am. This Sunday, Nathan Carter will be teaching his last class of a 6 week series on Relationships. This class is up front about the way that our sins as humans get in the way of relationships, and ways that God can heal that brokenness through his Word and his Spirit. If you can't make the class, the slides will be available here.
CTK will be hosting a 4th of July Barbecue, and hope you are able to join us! The event will take place at the church at 5pm on Tuesday, July 4 and will wrap up in time to head down to the river for fireworks. We’ll do the grilling! For those planning to attend, please RSVP and bring a side dish to share. The BBQ will be picnic style, so feel free to bring blanket and chairs.
Second Saturdays is a monthly gathering to connect with friends or make new ones. The next event will take place next Saturday, May 13th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Meadhall. This will be the last Second Saturdays before we take a brief summer hiatus. Drop by at any time, bring friends, or meet new ones!
A training for current community group leaders will be held after the worship service this Sunday, April 23, from 12 - 3pm at the church office. Lunch will be provided. We’ll take some time to catch up and pray, and will spend most of our time discussing the book Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis.
The CTK Reading Group at The Field Pub has begun reading Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option. If you are interested in joining the discussion, please contact Nathan. The group currently meets at 4pm on Wednesdays, but can consider alternative times depending on interest.
A Men’s Breakfast will be held in the social hall this Saturday, April 1, from 9-11am. Come expecting to be challenged, ready to pray and fellowship with other men in our church. Men are invited to stay after the breakfast to help clean out the mezzanine attic behind the stage. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help out with the meal.
Discovering CTK, a class for those interested in becoming a member or learning more about our church and denomination (PCA), will be held this Saturday, March 4th from 9am-3pm in the Fellowship Hall at the church. To RSVP please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.