Starting this Sunday, elders will be available to pray with anyone who desires it during communion. Whether or not you participate in the sacrament itself, please feel free to ask for prayer or to bring your children forward for prayer. There will be one elder near either of the hallway exits at the front of the sanctuary during the distribution of elements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact email@example.com.
We're excited to announce that Miriam Kreher will be serving as our Overseas Partner Liaison. She will be communicating with our partners in ministry overseas, receiving their correspondence, and delivering periodic updates to the congregation. If you have any questions about the missionaries we support or ways you can help, please contact Miriam!
Have you ever thought of yourself as a Children’s Sunday school leader? Maybe you’re wondering if you have what it takes. Well, you don’t need to be ordained, be a professional teacher, or know everything there is to know about the Bible to serve in this way. But God might be calling you to this ministry if you have the following qualities:
A heart for nurturing kids’ faith, helping them ask questions, wonder about God, and discover something new.
A desire to make God’s story personal by helping them relate the Bible to their own lives, and sharing about your own faith along the way.
A love of learning — teachers always learn right alongside their students!
We currently have an opening in our Grade 4 & 5 Sunday School teaching team — please contact Dana if you are interested.
Enjoy building relationships with kids…consider teaching Sunday School during the upcoming school year! Classes meet from 8:45–9:45am and both weekly and half-time (shared) teaching positions are open at different age levels. Curriculum is provided—a willingness to teach is the only prerequisite! Training is available for those with no previous experience. Contact Dana (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Community groups are central to our life together at CTK, and we encourage people to join a group near where they live, to gather over a meal and study, pray, and serve one another and our neighborhoods together. To find a group near you, visit our community groups web page or email email@example.com.
Fall is New England’s time to shine. For many years, CTK has organized an apple picking trip in the fall as a fun activity for members and newcomers alike. If you’d be interested in organizing a group trip to apple pick, please contact Laura at the office and she’ll help you make that happen!
Assistant teacher spots unexpectedly opened up in our Preschool to Grade 1 Sunday School class for the remaining Sundays of summer. This class meets from 8:45-9:45am each week. If you are available to help in class (no teaching required) any Sundays between now and Labor Day, please contact Dana Russell.
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.
We’re looking for a volunteer to be our Liaison for Overseas Partners. This person would communicate directly with our partners in ministry overseas, receiving their correspondence, and delivering periodic updates to the congregation. If you’re interested in serving in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, in our children’s worship classes this coming Sunday, kids will be decorating cookies as part of their project for the Resurrection of the Body unit of the Apostles’ Creed. If you have any allergy concerns for your child, please escort your child downstairs and check in with Lara Kastelein to make sure everything served is safe for your child.
Help teach the next generation and consider being a teacher or assistant in Children's Sunday School this summer (from 8:45-9:45am). Curriculum is provided and we can work around your travel plans. Please contact Dana for more information.
Parents: As we strive to be more intentional helping kids transition from Children’s Worship classes to being in the entire service, on May 12 the sermon worksheet will receive a makeover tailored to 3rd - 5th Graders. The new worksheet will be available up front at the passing of the peace. Note, extra copies or borrow bags will not be in the foyer at the start of the service (though once Children’s Worship ends mid-June alternate materials will be available for those kids to use during the preaching in the summer months).
The Boston Fellows is a nine-month fellowship for young professionals at CTK and other Boston churches 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. Applications are being accepted now through July 1 for the 2019-20 cohort, which will begin in September. See www.BostonFellows.com to apply or for more information, or contact Nathan Barczi.
Easter devotional books are now available as a resource for parents to continue in, or newly establish, a regular time of family worship at home with their children. The copies are free and may be picked up in the basement today or either of the next two Sundays. To preview the materials, you can see them here.
The current Adult Ed class is When You Pray. "Words fail to explain how necessary prayer is,” wrote John Calvin, and the Heidelberg Catechism calls prayer “the chief part of thankfulness.” And yet, nearly all Christians struggle to pray. Join us for six weeks in April and May during Adult Education to explore the nature, the necessity, and the riches of prayer. Each week we will set aside some time to pray together, using the Lord’s prayer as our model.
We're looking for a volunteer to be our Liaison for Overseas Partners. This person would communicate directly with our partners in ministry overseas, receiving their correspondence delivering periodic updates to the congregation. If you're interested in serving in this way or would like to learn more, please email email@example.com.
Calling All Singers! We are putting together a choir to sing selections at the upcoming Good Friday (4/19) and Easter Sunday (4/21) services. The first rehearsal will be Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 am. If you are interested in lending your voice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of Adult Education on 3/31, we’ll be having an informational meeting to update our members regarding our relationship with the Brazilian congregation. The meeting will begin at 9a in the social hall. Children’s Sunday school will still start at 8:45a.