It’s that time again—the bittersweet departures for many CTKers graduating and moving on. If you are planning to leave the Boston area soon please email Sarah Goodman to let us know so we can be sure to say goodbye, and continue to stay in touch.
This Sunday, 3/10/19, is the beginning of Daylight Saving. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward!
It’s come to our attention that several people have received emails from a fake address claiming to be Rick Downs. Please be on the look out for fake/phishing emails and please don’t give any personal information to an email you aren’t 100% sure of. If you receive one these emails, you can report it as phishing/spam through your email provider. Thanks.
Are you willing to make a meal for individuals or families in the CTK community when there is a need (due to a new baby, a foster placement or adoption, recovering from an illness or surgery, or a loss)? Involvement is flexible – you receive periodic announcements and sign up if you’re able. If you’d like to be a part of the Meals Ministry or would like more information about it, please contact Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deacons' Fund Offering will be collected this Sunday. In light of the partial government shutdown currently affecting our nation, God's call to bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2) should especially be heeded. The Deacons' Fund relies on the generosity of the members and attenders of Christ The King to be able to assist people with financial shortfalls. Some in our community are affected by the shutdown and in need of ongoing support for as long as the federal government remains closed. Please remember your brothers and sisters and give generously to the Deacons' Fund this week. And if you find yourself in need, contact the deacons at email@example.com.
Please note, parking is not permitted in the IDEO parking lot (80 Prospect St.) at any time. If you're looking for parking on Sunday mornings, please use Bishop Allen Drive, Harvard St., Broadway, or any of the other public streets in the vicinity. Permit-parking-only spots and metered parking spots are not in effect on Sundays. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration for of our neighbors.
There will be a CTK Cambridge congregational meeting following the 10am service on January 6th.
Calling all shovelers! The CTK Snow Team perennially boasts a distinguished assemblage of snow-clearers, and this winter it is again in need of volunteers to help shovel snow. Do you like the cold? Do you like manual labor? If you're wondering how you might get a more comprehensive New England experience, look no further than the CTK Snow Team. There just might be hot chocolate involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to the CTK Minority Support Fund when you do your holiday shopping on Amazon. This is a special fund used to help support new church planters and interns who have been asked to raise financial support but don't have access to a pre-existing network of donors.
Nominations for CTK Officers are now being received. If you are a member of CTK and want to nominate someone for elder, deacon, or deacon assistant, please follow these steps:
Making Room at Thanksgiving: In an effort to ensure that no one at CTK 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 session of Christ the King established the Abuse Prevention and Response Committee (APRC) in June 2018. This committee was announced on June 24, 2018 along with the session's response to an independent assessment of how our church responded to disclosures of misconduct in the church. This announcement is published on the APRC website listed below. To learn more about the APRC or get involved, please visit the APRC website, found at https://www.ctkboston.org/aprc.
Reminder: unless you are actively shopping at Whole Foods, there is no parking in the Whole Foods lot, either on Sundays or mid-week. Whole Foods has taken note of people parking in their lot and heading into the church, and plans to tow such vehicles. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration for of our neighbors.
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.
Please note, there is no parking on St. Paul Street next to the church, as it is a private street. If you're looking for parking on Sunday mornings, please use Bishop Allen Drive, Harvard Street, Broadway, or any of the other public streets in the vicinity. Permit parking spots and metered parking spots are not in effect on Sundays, but private streets are never open to the public.
An update on Rick: he has been improving daily since his fall on Saturday and the doctors expect that he’ll be released to go home today. Please continue to keep Rick and T and their children in your prayers as he recovers.