Calling All Singers! We are putting together an a cappella choir to sing several Advent selections during the service on Sunday, December 2. The first rehearsal will take place on Saturday morning, November 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. If you are interested in lending your voice, please email Amanda.
There is a new community group starting on October 3 in the Central Sq./Inman Sq./Harvard Sq. area. Hosted by Alex and Megan MacKay, the group will meet on Wednesdays at 7:30p. To learn more, email Alex.
The volunteer schedules for October through December have been completed and volunteers will receive an email with their schedule shortly. We also encourage volunteers to subscribe to the calendar on planning center to integrate your volunteer schedule with your iOS, Google, or Outlook calendar. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. The leadership and staff of CTK are so grateful for all the ways you serve!
Women’s Bible Study Groups will be going through the “Sermon on the Mount” Bible study by Jen Wilkin. This is an opportunity for fellowship and structure for studying the Word individually and together. Contact Laura Martin for more information.
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.
The CTK Lending Library is officially open. If you would like to borrow a book from our collection in the social hall, please follow the instructions posted in that area. There is also an area for donating books — we’re accepting books that fall into the categories of Theology, Church History, Bible Study and Christian Living. All donations will need to be approved by staff and adoption into the collection is not guaranteed. If you have any questions, please email Laura for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 617-320-1346.