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 (December 11th)

Wednesday:

7:00pm

Church-wide Prayer Meeting

 

 

Our Worship and Sermon Calendar

 

Our Current Sermon Series:

Christmas Calling

 

December 4th

2nd Sunday of Advent

“Call Him the Son of David”

(Matthew 1:18-25)

 

December 11th

3rd Sunday of Advent

“Call Her a Servant”

(Luke 1:26-38)

 

December 18th

4th Sunday of Advent

Join Worship with VAC

“Call Him Christ the Lord”

(Luke 2:8-20)

 

December 25th

Christmas Day

“Call Him the One and Only”

(John 1:1-18)

 

New Sermon Series:

Looking Back

 

January 1st

New Years' Day

“Sanctuary”

(Psalm 46:1-11)

 

January 8th

“Let Us…”

(Hebrews 10:19-25)

 

January 15th

Last Service

“We Remember”

(1 Thessalonians 1:2-10)

 

Christmas Eve Service

Before your traditions begin, join us for our Service of Candles and Carols on Saturday, December 24th at 4:00 PM.  This will be a special time of familiar songs and soft light, culminating with the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. We hope you will be there as we help each other usher in the birth of Jesus. 

 

Celebrating Calvary

We invite you to join us for one final weekend of ministry through Calvary Community Church, as we will be concluding our portion of God’s salvific story in Boston on January 14th and 15th, 2023. After 148 years (the last 87 at 286 Ashmont Street) of faithful service to the Lord, we have come to the point where the Lord has guided us to transfer the task of tending and cultivating the fertile fields in and around the church building to other faithful laborers. But before God sends us to other places, we are calling upon you to help us celebrate God’s blessings toward us throughout the years.

Join us on January 14th at noon as we enjoy a catered luncheon in Axberg Hall, followed by a program of reminiscences. We hope you will share your heart-felt and humorous anecdotes with the family of God. We will also be producing a digital slide show, and we are looking for any photographs you may be able to share with us.

We hope you can also attend the concluding service of worship on January 15th at 11 AM. At that time, we will praise God for all He has done throughout the years and for all He will do (in Dorchester and beyond) in the years to come. If you have a favorite hymn or chorus, please let us know and we will try to include it as part of our worship. This service will be followed by a time of light refreshments.

Please call (617-825-7832) or email (calvaryboston@outlook.com) the church offices before January 7th to reserve your place at the luncheon. If you have any questions, stories, photos, or requests, feel free to contact me at any time. We look forward to spending this time together, rejoicing in the relationships we have built, with God and with one another, and delighting in His presence one more time.

 

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 at 7PM as we pray for the needs of the church and her neighbors. After this time of intercession, we take a “second look” at Sunday’s message and its impact on our lives. Those who would prefer to pray from home can contact the church office and ask to be included in the weekly prayer e-mail (which is sent out on Wednesday afternoons).

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 – we are here to help.

 

Coming 2 Gather Sunday

We hope that you can remain for a time of conversation (as well as coffee, juice and light refreshments) concluding our service of worship on Sunday, December 11th.  We look forward to this informal interaction with one another and hope that your plans will include your participation. 

 

Sunday School

We hope that everyone will be a part of our current Sunday School program. We will all meet in Axberg Hall every Sunday from 9:30 -10:30 AM for one big Bible class. At that time, we will discuss God’s word through the following studies:

December 4 – “God Is an Artist (Ephesians 2:1-10)

December 11 – “The Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18)

December 18 – “Good Shepherd” (John 10:1-18)

December 25 – No Sunday School

January 1 – “True Vine” (John 15:1-8)

January 8 – “Bread of Life” (John 6:25-51)

 

Free Books

As a gift from the publishers, we have received a number of copies of Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney, Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential by Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman, and Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund. Please feel free to take some reading materials from the table in the foyer.