CTK Reader – Jul 29, 2015

em Português


Upcoming Events

There will be No Second Saturdays at Meadhall Saturday, August 8. We are taking a brief hiatus for the month of August and will resume events in September. 

We use the term gospel frequently in our church, but what is the gospel? Gospel Dynamics is a four-week adult ed class starting August 9 at 8:45 am in the Social Hall. In the class, we’ll seek to rediscover the heart of the gospel and understand how the gospel informs and shapes every aspect of our lives, individually and corporately. Contact Bob Sawyer for more information. 

Please join us for CTK's Summer Picnics  at Sennott Park (near the corner of Prospect St and Broadway) following the Sunday services on August 2, 9, 16 and 23. Bring your own lunch, picnic blanket, frisbees/footballs and we’ll bring dessert. All are welcome! 

Churchwide Announcements

Andrew Stuntz and Emily DeBaun will be starting a community group in Teele Square (West Somerville) on Wednesdays at 7pm beginning in September.  If you are interested in attending please contact Andy.


CTK's college ministry is meeting Tuesdays at 7pm this summer. All college students are welcome! We are going through the book of Judges together. Contact our RUF pastors if you're interested or have questions. 



This fall Christ the King will facilitate a Faith & Finances learning community. We are looking for participants and allies, who will learn together how to overcome obstacles, get free from debt, and save for the future.  Allies will attend a training session in late August, and the community will meet for twelve weeks beginning just after Labor Day.  Contact Michael Poor or Sarah Stuntz with questions or to sign up by August 1.


CTK Cambridge is planning to start offering ESL classes on Monday evenings for internationals in our community. This will be a cooperative ministry between our two congregations. We are looking for volunteers to participate - if you have previous ESL experience or simply like making friends, we encourage you to get involved! There will be a volunteer orientation on Monday evening, August 31st. Look for more details to follow and contact Hannah for more information.

English Service Announcements

If you are interested in Discovering CTK (our class for those interested in membership or in learning more about our church and denomination (PCA)) on Sundays September 13-October 18 during Adult Education hour, please let us know at office@ctkcambridge.org

Parents please note there will be NO Children's Church classes August 2 and September 6 (the first Sundays of the month) in preparation for these classes launching as "Children's Worship" in the fall (more details to follow). Children 4 to 7 years will remain in the service on these Sundays. 

On September 13th, Children’s Church will be renamed Children’s Worship and will launch a new curriculum about worship to connect the teaching in these classes with the service.  If you were unable to attend the June 14th meeting, you may read about the changes:  MeetingCurriculum and Story of Worship. Also, this Sunday, August 2 during Adult Ed (8:45am) we will review the materials again and allow time for questions. All are encouraged to attend. 

Portuguese Service Announcements

There will be a Women's Seminar in Portuguese on September 4 and 5 on "Praying the Promises of God". The speaker will be Rev. Arival Dias Casimiro from the Presbyterian Church of Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Translation arrangements can be made and all are invited to attend. For registration and more information, please contact VivianeAndreiaRubia, or GrazziNote: Registration deadline is August 30. 

Quincy Presbyterian Church is hosting a family retreat from July 31 to August 2 at a comfortable campsite in Carver, MA. The camp features comfortable facilities and meals will also be provided. The speaker is Pastor Pedro Lino and the theme will be "God's Family". Please contact Rev.Thomas Hudson (561) 699-0927 or Varonil (781) 831-7218 for more information.  

The Portuguese Women's Ministry is taking a brief hiatus for the month of August and will start meeting again in the Fall on Saturday, September 15th at 4:00 pm in the social hall. There will be a time of worship, followed by a lecture and prayer. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please contactViviane Gomes for more information. 

Every second Saturday of the month, there is a women's prayer meeting in Portuguese from 8am to 9am at Maria Sampaio's home. Each woman attending is given the special requests of one family over the course of the semester. For more information, please contact Maria Sampaio

Community Announcements

A CTK member is seeking two female housemates to share a four bedroom apartment in Somerville. It is located near Tufts University and a fifteen minute walk from Davis Square. Please contact Erin for additional information. 

Weslley Vieira attends CTK PM and is looking for full or part time work. He has experience as a waiter and with restaurant work. He is good with computer maintenance, but would gladly take on any job. Please contact Weslley Maciel if interested.

A CTK family is looking for someone with babysitting experience to care for their 3-year-old and 1-year-old girls on Fridays starting in September. They are less than a 10-minute walk from Watertown Square. Please contact Nicole O'Hern (816-820-3940) if you are interested.

A graduate student in her late 20s is looking for a room in an apartment shared with female roommates, near Harvard Square, perhaps on the red line, near Central, Porter, or Davis Square for 10 months, mid/end August to end of June in the $700-$900 range. For more information please contactAmanda Chown

A student is transferring to UMass Lowell and would like to live somewhere between Somerville and Lowell. He is looking to move mid-August. Email Matt with any leads.

A student is doing an internship in Cambridge from September 2015 to April 2016 and is looking for a room to rent in Cambridge or nearby. Email David with any leads.

Ellen Parmar is seeking two female roommates to share a three bedroom apartment in Central Sq. Cambridge. The apartment is a 7 minute walk from the Central Sq. T stop. Contact Ellen Parmar for more details.

Sandy Draper, a graduate from The University of Alabama, is seeking a housing situation for September 2015 to May 2016. Sandy has been accepted into graduate school at Boston Conservatory and hopes to attend Christ the King while pursuing a Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy. She is the oldest daughter of 5 and is experienced working in the household and with children. Click here to email Sandy.

The Richter's apartment will be available to rent September 1st. The apartment is 3BR 1BA nicely renovated with large bedrooms for $2,600 a month. Contact David and Kelly if interested.