Our Schedule:

 

Sundays:

9:30am

Christian Education for ALL ages

10:30am

Fellowship Time (Coffee and Refreshments)

11:00am

Worship Celebration

12:15pm

Monthly Coffee Hour (July 14th)

1st Monday of the Month

10:00am

Monthly Prayer Walk (July 1st)

Every Other Tuesday:

7:00pm

Men's Bible Study (June 4th and 18th)

Wednesday:

7:00pm

Church-wide Prayer Meeting

Thursday:

10:00am

Women's Bible Study (Resuming in the Fall)

 

 

Our Worship and Sermon Calendar

 

Current Sermon Series:

Joel: Facing the Judge

 

June 2nd

Dorchester Day

“Decision Day”

(Joel 3:13-21)

 

June 9th

Keith Riddle, Guest Preacher

(Scripture to Be Determined)

 

New Sermon Series:

“...One Another”

 

June 16th

Father’s Day

Children/Youth Sunday

“Teach One Another”

(Colossians 3:15-17)

 

June 23rd

“Greet One Another”

(1 Cor. 16:19-24)

 

June 30th

“Love One Another”

(Romans 13:8-14)

 

Help Us on Dorchester Day

On Sunday, June 2nd, our community celebrates Dorchester Day with a parade down Dorchester Avenue.  We will be distributing water and promotional items to the parade-goers gathering in Peabody Square (the intersection of Adams Street and Dorchester Ave) and are looking for help.  If you can assist us (from 12:45-2pm) in reaching out to our community, please contact the church office.

 

The Diaconate and Board of Trustees is calling a special business meeting on Sunday, June 16th, immediately following the service of worship.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and vote on a recommendation to authorize the exploration of leasing a portion of our property to a contractor for the purpose of building a multi-unit dwelling.  This dwelling would be sited on land that includes a portion of the paved parking lot as well as our undeveloped property abutting the parking lot.

Issues to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

§  The general nature of the lease;

§  Impact on church parking during and after construction;

§  Impact on the Vietnamese Alliance Church;

§  Need for an attorney of our own; and

§  Benefits and detriments to the church.

We hope everyone in the church family will make an effort to attend this meeting.  Should you have any questions about the logistics of this meeting, please contact the church office.

 

One Small Step for Your Kids...One Giant Leap for God's Kingdom!

Blast off with the first VBS to land on the moon!  To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe.  They'll become voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them.  Beginning in our Assembly area – an outpost on Mars – we'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources.  Along the way, we'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with us, too.  Add to the adventure snacks, games and crafts that will inspire the kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!  VBS will be held July 29th through August 2nd from 9 to noon.

 

Gathering for Prayer and Bible Study

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people (Eph. 6:18).”  Join Pastor Mike and others in the church family every Wednesday night from 7 to 7:45PM as we pray for the needs of the church and her neighbors and from 7:45 to 8:30PM as we take a “second look” at Sunday’s message and its impact on our lives.  If you have a need you would like lifted by God’s people, fill out a prayer card and place it in the box in the church foyer any Sunday morning, call the church offices at (617) 825-7832 or e-mail the pastor at calbapt@msn.com.

 

Grow Through Christian Education

Everyone is encouraged to be at church on Sunday at 9:30AM, from June 2nd through 16th, for our Christian Education program.  All are welcome to our weekly age-specific classes:

          Children (ages 3-13): Heart-Shaper classes, which meet in the "Red Carpet Room" on the church's lower level, will help kids go beyond right and wrong answers, engaging them in meaningful discussion and encouraging them in their commitment to Christ.  Kids will dig into the Bible to discover what it says and what it means for their lives.  This spring they will learn about and discuss Prayer, Basic Christian Beliefs, Celebrate Jesus, Accepting God's Gift, and Where is God When it Hurts?

          Teens (ages 14-18):   Bible-in-Life lessons, which meet in the Conference Room, will allow students to focus on these four areas: connecting with each other and with God's Word; studying God's Word together and finding key themes and takeaways; exploring key themes and takeaways through activities and crafts; and responding to God's Word by applying it to life. This spring the monthly themes are: Jesus is Our Friend and Savior, Living a Godly Life, and Getting Along.

          Adults (ages 19+):  Bible-in-Life lessons, which meets in the Parlor, will provide assistance in transforming hearts and minds with the dynamic, never-changing truth of God’s Word.  This quarter’s study will include the following topics: Call to Discipleship, Call to Ministry, and Call to Life in Christ.

Beginning on June 23rd and continuing throughout the summer, we will all gather at 9:30 AM for weekly Christian Education together, as we study the “Travel Guide to the Beatitudes”.

 

Men’s Discipling Group

Disciple's Path: The Journey provides an intentional two-year mission toward maturity in Christ.  It's a purposeful process covering four volumes, 13 sessions each.  The Journey was created to nurture believers into disciples who make disciples.  All the men of the church are invited to be part of this study every other Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 PM.  This month we will meet on June 4th (when we will discuss ‘Spirit-Filled Life’) and 18th (when we will discuss ‘Serving His Kingdom’).

 

Consider Joining the Church

All those who have submitted their lives to Christ are encouraged to be baptized and become a member of the church.  If you are interested in pursuing either of these options, please speak to Pastor Mike about making the next commitment.