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.
This Sunday, March 11, is the beginning of Daylight Savings. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward!
If anyone was planning on attending the Palm Sunday service this Sunday for our new Northern Suburbs congregation, please note that the service time has changed to 4:30pm. The service will be at the Americal Center in Wakefield, Mass., which has plenty of parking. Contact Sean Sawyers firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A small group meets together for morning prayers on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30am in the church social hall. Coffee and bagels or pastries are provided. You are welcome if you need prayer, also if you would like simply to learn to pray. Attendance from beginning to end is not required. Some arrive late, some leave early. Come help us pray. Feel free to contact the Church Office if you have any questions.
We want to promote a healthy church community this winter and ask that you be sensitive of others when feeling unwell. Parents are asked to adhere to our sick policy when determining whether it is appropriate for a child to attend nursery or children's classes. Volunteer and teachers are asked to follow these guidelines as well.
The CTK Snow Team is an elite crew of volunteers who receive emails about opportunities to serve our city by shoveling or snowblowing the sidewalks in front of the church (while also drinking hot chocolate). No prior experience required, just a willingness to receive emails and help out as your schedule permits. If this sounds exciting to you, and you think you should be receiving these emails, please contact email@example.com. We would love to have you join us.
We are asking for prayers for the Costanzo family. Teagin Costanzo, daughter of CTK-supported ministers Cory and Marna Costanzo, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Teagin and her family face an arduous course of treatment in the next months. The family has set up a gofundme site and a t-shirt fundraiser for any who would like to contribute financially to the costs of Teagin’s medical care.
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:
1. Read 1 Timothy 3.1-13 and Titus 1.5-9 for biblical qualifications.
2. Approach your nominee and ask that you pray together for wisdom.
3. With the approval of the nominee, please submit the nomination to the elders via the church office.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back! This Sunday, March 12th, we lose an hour.
Faith & Work for entrepreneurs and small business owners has begun their Spring meetings. Please join us if you would like to participate or contribute in an environment of fellowship, learning and prayer for business owners from the CTK church-wide community. The meetings take place at the Cambridge Office (130 Prospect Street). We are reading Tim Keller’s and Katherine Leary Alsdorf’s “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work” and continue with our interactive discussions on a variety of business topics. Please contact John Maudlin or Brenda Souto for more information or if you are interested in participating.
2016 Giving Statements will be sent by email later this month. If you don’t have an email address on file with the church and would like to receive your statement electronically, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don’t have your email address, we’ll send your statement by mail.
CTK has a lot to celebrate this year. Take a few minutes to read our end of the year report, and find out the many exciting ways God is at work in neighborhoods and congregations around our city. There are also some ideas at the end of the report for how you can participate in the support of the church, both to your congregation and special projects.