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.
Due to people moving and families growing, CTK's music team has several openings, especially for guitar players and singers. Volunteers participate about once a month. If you are a musician interested in serving our congregation with your talents, please contact email@example.com for more information.
The current class in Adult Ed is Dealing with Sin in the Church: How do we deal with sin? What do repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation look like practically? How do we confront sin? And what comfort do we have amid so much failure? Join us for a 6-week exploration of these challenging subjects.
Whether you attended the Getaway this year or not, the staff at CTK would love to get your feedback in this survey. We’re always looking for ways to improve the weekend and make it as beneficial, accessible, and enjoyable as possible.
The final Adult Ed class in the series on the Song of Songs will be this Sunday. Counterbalancing the many cautions and commands in the Bible regarding illicit sex, this much debated book offers an energetic and positive view of sexual love as a good gift from God. We won’t understand the love of God for his people without it. This week’s passage will be Song of Songs 6:4 and following. We invite you to bring your Bible.
Please note, there will be no Adult Education or children’s Sunday school this Sunday because of the Getaway. Classes will resume on February 10th.