Check out our Sunday's Songs page at ctkcambridge.org/songs, which includes recordings of the upcoming Sunday’s congregational hymns, as well as songs for Children's Worship, all created by CTK musicians. We encourage attenders of all ages to avail themselves of this resource as we prepare for Sunday morning services.
CTK’s audio/visual ministry is looking for volunteers to run the projector during Sunday services. Volunteers serve once every 6 weeks or so. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact Amanda for more information.
Note to Parents: in addition to Nursery, we are now using our check-in system during the Sunday School hour before the service for children from infants up to Grade 1. Please check your child in at one of the stations to receive matching parent and child security labels.
Enjoy building relationships with kids? Consider teaching Sunday School during the upcoming school year! Classes meet from 8:45–9:45am and curriculum materials are provided (training is also available as needed). Two full-time teachers are needed for our Grade 4 & 5 class and two half-time teachers for Grades K & 1. Contact Dana for more information.
Parents please note: With many families traveling and fewer kids, this week one combined Sunday School class (8:45-9:45am) will be offered for children 3 years to Grade 5 (in room 3). Note, childcare will also be available for those 2 years and under (in room 6).
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.
Children’s Worship classes will wrap up the year on the Story of Worship this Sunday, June 17. Please join us in the Social Hall after the service to view the gallery of art projects the children created. Parents, please note these classes will not meet over the summer and children will remain in the service to participate in all aspects of worship.
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 email@example.com.
CTK is excited to announce that Laura Martin is stepping into the role of Coordinator of Women’s Ministry. We are also very grateful to Hannah Nation for her service in the role for the last several years. Thank you, Hannah and Laura! For more information or to connect to women’s ministry, contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the church website.
The Adult Ed series this summer is 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 Nathan Barczi. The upcoming topics are: 8/26: Science and Faith by James Goodman; 9/2: Review Discussion on Sexuality by Nathan Barczi (to review the classes on sexuality, or any other topics, visit the website).
Do you enjoy serving people through hospitality? We're looking for a volunteer to occasionally fill in preparing refreshments in the social hall for after the service. If this is something you'd be willing to help with from time to time, please contact Laura at the church office.
The Boston Fellows is a nine-month fellowship for young professionals at CTK to cultivate the worldview, in prayer and in the community of the local church, necessary for meaningful vocation, in a cohort of peers, spiritual leaders, and professional mentors. The application deadline is tomorrow, June 15 for the 2018-19 cohort, which will begin in September. See www.BostonFellows.com to apply or for more information, or contact Rev. Nathan Barczi by email (email@example.com) or 617-320-1346.
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.
If you were unable to attend, Simon Oliver's lecture is now available online. Dr. Oliver is Professor of Theology and Canon Theologian at Durham, UK and last Thursday he gave a talk entitled "Creation, Modernity, and Public Theology" in which he discussed how a recovery of the doctrine of creation bears relevance for many of today’s cultural concerns.
CTK supports a number of missionaries through financial giving, prayer, and encouragement. To strengthen the church's work in praying for and encouraging these missionaries, we are inviting Community Groups to pray for and occasionally communicate with one of these families. CG leaders and/or other CG members can be the primary contact(s) with the family. If your CG is interested in learning more about being connected to a missionary, contact Laura Martin to get more information.
This Sunday is the final class in the Adult Ed series on Selflessness taught by Nathan Carter. A sad reality of human life after the fall is our deep self-orientation. As the Holy Spirit works in the life of a Christian, what does it look like to have that self-orientation changed? What makes a journey towards selflessness difficult? We will think through these questions and others with guidance from the stories and teachings of Scripture. We will touch on issues such as service, relationships, prayer, evangelism, and self-control. Recordings of this and past classes are available at ctkcambridge.org/adulteducation.
Boston Fellows is pleased to host three senior business leaders as they share their inside stories of serving Christ on the front lines and what they've learned about leadership on Saturday, April 14 from 10am-3pm at Ruggles Baptist Church. The three speakers will be Tom Colatosti, CEO of Oasis Systems; Dolores Bamford, Managing Director at Goldman-Sachs; and Andrew Buckler, President of Elucid Bioimaging. This event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided. To reserve your spot, please RSVP by April 13.
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.