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 (September 12th)

1st Monday of the Month

10:00am

Monthly Prayer Walk (September 6th)

Wednesday:

7:00pm

Church-wide Prayer Meeting

 

 

Our Worship and Sermon Calendar

 

September 5th

Communion Sunday

“Labor Day”

(2 Thessalonians 3:6-13)

 

September 12th

Coming 2 Gather Sunday

“Paul and Onesimus”

(Philemon 1:8-16)

 

September 19th

Prayer/Praise Sunday

“Paul and Philemon”

(Philemon 1:17-22)

 

September 26th

Bringing 4th Sunday

“Following the Lord”

(Luke 9:51-62)

 

Praise for VBS

We were blessed to host Vacation Bible School from August 2nd through 6th.  Throughout the week, we interacted with sixteen children, staging skits, singing songs, learning Bible stories, making crafts, eating snacks, donating to missions, and playing games.  We are grateful to all the volunteers and contributors (through prayer and financial support) to the program, and praise God for the great weather and greater

Memories we made at “Discovery on Adventure Island”.

 

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 our 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.

 

Monthly Prayer Walk

We will be conducting our monthly prayer walk on Monday, September 6th, at 10AM (weather permitting).  If you are able, come and walk with us around the neighborhood of the church, praying for the residents, businesses, and services that we pass by.  Please understand that all those participating will be required to maintain proper physical distancing and wear a face when in crowded spaces.

 

Sunday School

On Sunday, September 12th, at 9:30 AM, we will resume our in-person Sunday school program.  We are planning to begin simply and then build the ministry throughout the year.  During the autumn months, we will all meet in Axberg Hall for one big Bible class, which will have the theme “Celebrating God (Exodus, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Mark, Acts, Revelation)”.  Plan on joining us for an inspiring conversation about God’s Word.

 

Racial Awareness Discussion Group

According to the publisher, “The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know.  Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices.”  We are called, through the Scriptures, to be accepting of people of every tongue, tribe and nation.  However, much of the Church’s structures and styles show a preference toward ‘white culture’.  We welcome everyone to share in the discussion of this subject and speak toward our future diversity.  This study will begin in late September and will meet based on a schedule that permits the greatest participation.

 

Interactive Worship

As we all know, worship is not simply a ‘spectator sport’.  The Bible is full of examples of fully engaged participants in the praise of the Lord.  As we resume gathering after the pandemic, we are including ‘active’ aspects of our worship:

          1st Sunday – we will participate in the Lord’s Supper together.

          2nd Sunday – we will remain after the service and continue to glorify God through a time of fellowship.

          3rd (and 5th) Sunday – we will ask the gathered congregation to share prayer concerns and praise reports.

          4th Sunday – in a practice we are calling “bringing forth”, we will invite all those present to bring a symbolic offering to the altar table.

Our hope is that through these practices we will all celebrate God’s glory with our whole selves.

 

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, September 12th.  We look forward to this opportunity to informally interact with one another and hope that your plans will include your participation. 

 

Exercising Your Gifts

We are always looking for volunteers who will utilize their talents and abilities in Christ.  If you are interested in serving on Sunday mornings as a Scripture reader, greeter, singer or host, or engaging as a prayer warrior any time, please speak to Pastor Mike.  If you are called to a more unique ministry, let us know that as well.  We desire that every one of us is a part of serving God and one another. 

 

Consider Membership

All those who have submitted their lives to Christ are encouraged to be baptized and become members of the church.  Pastor Mike is available to meet digitally or outdoors with anyone interested in pursuing this next step of commitment.  Please call or email the church offices to begin the discussion.