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 12th)

1st Monday of the Month

10:00am

Monthly Prayer Walk (December 6th)

Wednesday:

7:00pm

Church-wide Prayer Meeting

 

 

Our Worship and Sermon Calendar

 

Our Advent Sermon Series:

Building a Nativity Scene

 

December 5th

2nd Sunday of Advent

“Moving a Mother”

(Luke 1:26-38)

 

December 12th

3rd Sunday of Advent

“Forging a Father”

(Matthew 1:18-25)

 

December 19th

4th Sunday of Advent

“Shaping a Shepherd”

(Luke 2:8-20)

 

December 26th

Christmas Sunday

“Giving a Gift”

(Matthew 2:1-12)

 

Christmas Eve Service

Before your traditions begin, join us for our Service of Candles and Carols on Friday, December 24th at 4:00 PM.  This will be a special time of familiar songs and soft light, culminating with singing “silent Night” by candlelight, and will help each participant to usher in the birth of Jesus. 

 

Helping the Children of Our Community

Would you be willing to share the love of Christ with the child of an incarcerated parent?  Angel Tree, a unique program that gives our church an opportunity to assist the families of prisoners, has given us the names of 10 children living in Dorchester who would love a gift this Christmas.  Can you help?  Would you purchase (not more than $20) and/or deliver presents with a loving message from the incarcerated parent?  Or would you donate so that others might shop for these gifts?  Contact the church office (by phone or email) or speak to Pastor Mike if you are interested in receiving names.  Please note that we would like the wrapped gifts at the church, ready for delivery, before Sunday, December 12th.

 

Monthly Prayer Walk

We will be conducting our monthly prayer walk on Monday, December 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 covering when in crowded spaces. 

 

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. 

 

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 12th.  We look forward to this opportunity to informally interact 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.  During the winter months, we will all meet in Axberg Hall for one big Bible class, which will have the theme “Justice, Law, History (Studies in the Pentateuch, 2 Samuel, Ezra, Job, Isaiah, Nahum)”.  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

We will continue our conversation toward racial awareness on Tuesday, December 28th, at 7 PM.  We will be discussing the topics of chapters 5 through 7 of “The Color of Compromise”, as well as share our personal stories.  All those interested can participate in person (at the church building) or on Zoom (Meeting ID: 896 2839 1252).  Please feel free to contact Pastor Mike with any questions or comments you may have about these meetings.

 

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.

 

Committing to Diversity

In preparation for the Annual meeting, we are asking for your prayers that God would guide us in diversifying our leadership team.  Pastor Mike is encouraging the Nominating Committee to adopt the practice of nominating any individuals to only one officer position.  This practice will necessitate a number of individuals being elected to new roles.  We ask you to pray that God would guide us toward membership and involvement in the leadership of the church.  If you are interested in exploring the possibility of serving as an officer or board member, please contact Pastor Mike.