Christ in the City! - Join us on Fridays at 7:30pm through July 20th for prayer, worship and fellowship in English on the Boston Common. We will be meeting on the hill near in the monument. For more information, please visit the event page.
A reminder that samples of the songs for Sunday's worship service are posted on the website by the Wednesday before the service, along with the bulletin and the Scripture passage for the week. This is a great way to prepare for the service, especially for children who will be joining us during the service for the summer rather than being dismissed for Children's Worship. We encourage attenders of all ages to avail themselves of this resource.
Looking for a roommate: Meredith Hurley (a friend of CTK member Anne Marie Rowe) is moving to Boston from Nashville and is looking for a roommate in the Cambridge or Somerville area. If you know of a place or someone who is looking, please contact Meredith.
Housing Needed: 29-year-old male young professional in Florida who is moving to Boston at the end of June to begin a Ph.D at Tufts (downtown campus) is looking for housing. He is very involved at City Church in Gainesville, FL and hopes to find a similar community to become a part of within Boston. He is currently seeking a summer sublet for July-August and would prefer to live with other believers. Please email Robert Bowden if you know of an available space..
Save the Date! The Christ the King congregations will be jointly hosting a Children’s Ministry Conference on October 12 & 13 (at our building). This “Established” conference (based on Ps. 78:5-7a) is sponsored by the PCA and will provide training and support for those involved in Children’s Ministry through a variety of workshops, taught by both visiting and CTK speakers. Parents, children’s teachers and ministry leaders are encouraged to attend. You may visit Established Boston for more details, but please contact Dana before registering to get a code for discounted CTK pricing.
All CTK members are encouraged to attend an informational meeting for CTK members at 9:00am this Sunday, June 24 in the social hall. There will be no adult education class that morning. The topic of the meeting is the report delivered to the elders by GRACE. Due to the sensitive nature of the report, some discussion may be inappropriate for children. Children’s Sunday School classes will meet as usual. If you plan to have your children attend class that day (while you attend the meeting), we ask that they arrive by 8:45am to avoid interruption to these classes. For questions, please contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adult Ed series this summer will be Hot Topics in the Church, 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 will be taught by our pastoral staff and members of the church. All are invited; if you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Please note, this Sunday (June 24) there will be no Adult Ed as we will be holding an informational meeting for members at 9am in the social hall. The upcoming topics are: 7/1: Education: a Case Study in Public Engagement; 7/8: The Christian Vision for Sexuality; 7/15: Homosexuality and the Bible; 7/22: Approaching Transgender Questions; 7/29: Gender and Church Office
Park Street School | Park Street Kids is interviewing candidates for Lead & Associate teachers for the 2018-19 school year at our preschool and elementary school! Interested applicants can view the post on the Schoolspring job board here: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2942625 or just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTK Stories is a great way to stay connected with what God is doing in the CTK/Grace congregations around Boston. If you have not already subscribed, please take a minute to do so here. You’ll receive encouraging stories like this recent one from Matt Owens, telling the story of his journey to church planting in Quincy, and the beauty of a multi-congregational church.
Join us tomorrow for Fourth Fridays (formerly known as Second Saturdays) at John Harvard’s Brewery in Harvard Square. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with church friends or make new ones while enjoying a local beer, some tasty snacks, and good conversation. We would especially like to encourage you to bring your neighbors, friends, and/or colleagues. Join us tomorrow, Friday June 22nd between 5:30pm - 7:30pm at John Harvard’s Brewery (33 Dunster Street, Cambridge). For more info, contact Mary Cote or Susanne van Veluw. Hope to see many of you there!
Join us for summer ultimate frisbee on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00 in the northwest corner of Cambridge Common in Harvard Square. All ages and experience levels welcome! Sign up for the mailing group at tinyurl.com/ctkfrisbee for updates and more details.
Additional Children’s Sunday School teachers are still needed throughout the summer (from 8:45-9:45am). Please contact Dana if you are able to help on any of these days: July 1, July 8, July 29, or Aug 5.
Important Information for Members & Parents: The church has put in place additional safeguard measures to better care for the children entrusted to our congregation. As part of this, updated children’s policy and procedures took effect on Sunday, June 3, including these key changes:
- CORI checks for all who serve and volunteer with our children.
- A policy of having at least two adults with children in all rooms at all times.
- New Nursery Check-in using matching parent and child security labels.
Registration is officially open for our 2018 Family Conference, which will take plan at the Cape Cod Resort & Conference Center from November 16-18th. We are happy to announce that Rev. Augustus Nicodemus will be our speaker during this weekend of worship, study, fellowship and fun. Visit our website for more details and to register.
Join us for CTK’s annual 4th of July BBQ! We’ll meet at the church at 4:30pm on the 4th and will wrap up in time to head down to the river for fireworks. We’ll do the grilling, but ask attendees to RSVP and bring a side dish, which you can do by visiting bit.ly/CTKJuly4th.