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 (October 10th)

1st Monday of the Month

10:00am

Monthly Prayer Walk (October 4th)

Wednesday:

7:00pm

Church-wide Prayer Meeting

 

 

Our Worship and Sermon Calendar

 

Our Current Sermon Series:

Luke 9-19: Discipled By Christ

 

October 3rd

Communion Sunday

“Harvesting Time”

(Luke 10:1-24)

 

October 10th

Coming 2 Gather Sunday

“Good Samaritan”

(Luke 10:25-37)

 

October 17th

Prayer/Praise Sunday

“Choosing What Is Better”

(Luke 10:38-42)

 

October 24th

Bringing 4th Sunday

“Teach Us to Pray”

(Luke 11:1-13)

 

October 31st

Prayer/Praise Sunday

“A Stronger Power”

(Luke 11:14-23)

 

Fall Business Meeting

The church voted to hold our Fall Business Meeting on Sunday, October 24th, to be conducted immediately after the service of worship.  This meeting is intended to inform the church of all financial and ministry matters occurring in the first three quarters of the year.   The Financial Secretary and the Treasurer will supply reports updating the church on our income and expenses through September.  The Pastor will also prepare a report, which will state what has happened so far this year and what is hoped will happen by year end.  All are welcome to participate in the conversations with questions, insights and prayers. 

 

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.

 

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, October 4th, 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

We hope that everyone will be a part of our current Sunday School program.  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)”.  This class will include a variety of learning experiences and will engage learners of all ages.  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 later this month and will meet based on a schedule that permits the greatest participation.  Contact the church office to be included.

 

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, October 10th.  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.