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July 2020

Hope Is Rising

July 12 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
281 Needham St. Newton, MA 02464, 281 Needham St
Newton, MA 02464 United States
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Free

NewCity Church, in collaboration with local community leaders, organizations and businesses, is hosting, HOPE IS RISING. Join us for a free drive-in concert event designed as a safe space for people of color and allies to recharge and be inspired. Enjoy listening to a live band with special musical guests, celebrate the Black culture, and listen to a panel discussion, "My City and Me," moderated by Rev. Devlin Scott with panelists, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Newton Police Department Chief David…

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Poetry in Times of Peril: Four Women’s Voices

July 14 from 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Free

From the ancient Book of Psalms to contemporary hip-hop, poetry has served as a vital channel through which to express our deepest yearnings, frustrations, and hopes. How might words of poetry help us respond to the current crisis of COVID-19 and the national reckoning with racial injustice? Join us as we engage four outstanding woman poets from different walks of life for a cross-cultural and intergenerational reading and discussion. Two of the poets are Christian, and two are Jewish. Featured…

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WEE Forum: The Ethical Police Officer

July 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Ethical Police Officer: The Struggle for Equity and Justice in American Law Enforcement Eric Fair, Author Eric has previously served as a police officer with the Bethlehem, PA Police Department, as an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army and as an interrogator for a private military contractor. His 2012 essay “Consequence,” which was published first in Ploughshares and Harper’s Magazine, tells the story of his experience in Iraq in 2004, and is now a book of the same title. His op-eds on…

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United We Praise: The Power of Prayer

July 25 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

We are a group of friends, families and church communities that have come together to spread positivity and look beyond one's age, ethnicity, nationality, social status and everything else that the world looks to pull people apart. As a family from many churches, backgrounds, and locations - are are coming together to host a praise and worship night! We will have a time of worship, prayer, encouragement and communal growth through an online stream. Come and join us - all…

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Passport to College Alumni Mentoring Coordinator (Americorps Ambassador)

July 28 - August 16
BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER (HERC), 62 NORTHAMPTON ST. 4TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02118 United States
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Passport to College Alumni Mentoring Coordinator AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Mass Mentoring Partnership AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring support mentoring across the Commonwealth to improve positive outcomes for youth by building capacity in key program areas such as mentor recruitment, screening, and training. Projects focus on developing new or strengthening current mentoring programming to serve youth ages 7-24. Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP serves…

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August 2020

Research on Church Disaffiliation

August 2 from 8:00 am - August 31 from 5:00 pm
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston, 101 Summer Street
Holliston, MA 07146 United States
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My name is Fr. Carl Chudy, a Catholic priest involved in interfaith and religious secular dialogue, researching religious disaffiliation within Christianity and other faiths. Presently I am focusing on Ex-Catholics from the ages of 20-55 who may be willing to participate in this study. You can contact me at cchudy@xaverianmissionaries.org to find out more.

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Fit Family / Fit Community

August 3 - August 28
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

Workout with the kids and have fun! Having kids cooped up in the house most of the day is unhealthy for them and for the caregivers that watch over them. “I’m bored,” is a phrase that’s almost as annoying as “Leave me alone!” as sibling with too much energy ricochet of each other. And, to be honest, the pandemic is probably driving YOU a little crazy too. The solution? Exercise with the kids. Get them to burn off some of that energy…

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In the Shadow of Your Wings: A Musical Bible Study on the Psalms

August 6 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom MA United States
Free

The psalms were originally set to music; yet rarely do we have the opportunity to really listen to them. UniteBoston is partnering with Deus Ex Musica for a unique virtual event: a “musical bible study” in which participants listen to brand-new musical settings of two psalms, then join together for discussion about how the musical interpretations help us experience the Scriptures. Participants will watch pre-recorded live performances of classical vocal settings of Psalm 13 and Psalm 148, each written by…

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Pray on MLK

August 8 from 6:01 pm - 8:01 pm
MLK Boulevard, 330 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
Free

Our cities are divided by streets that have chained us to inequity, created walls of division, and borders of fear that keep us apart. We're coming together to form a nationwide, multi-ethnic human prayer chain to break the chains of injustice and usher in a new era of pursuing the dream of God. On August 8th, 2020, on a Martin Luther King Jr. street in your city, we're inviting you to take your place side-by-side with brothers and sisters on…

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GOSPELFEST 2020

August 9 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

GospelFest is New England’s largest Gospel music celebration. Now in its 20th year, GospelFest showcases both national and local gospel talent, blending contemporary and traditional gospel melodies. This annual event is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment in partnership with Event Gospel. Mayor Walsh will introduce the virtual event. Performers include the Mayor’s Community Gospel Choir, The Worship Bandits, Todd Galberth, Maranda Curtis, and Jonathan McReynolds! This virtual event will be hosted by Commissioner William Gross…

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PsalmSeason Presents: Sacred Practices in Times of Upheaval

August 10 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

As we navigate through these troubling times, what sacred practices—religious or secular—help to ground, console, or inspire? Join us for an interactive exploration with a group of esteemed community leaders and ritual-makers on the role of sacred practices in this time of upheaval. This online event will take place on Monday August 10 from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Zoom. Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University, Reverend Dr. Leslie Callahan as the first female…

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Mark, His Word

August 13 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982 United States
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Join us for a dramatic performance of Mark's Gospel: Mark His Word with pastor and actor Hunter Barnes. This event happens in the Kaiser Chapel on our Hamilton campus. Come experience the life and passion of Jesus. “Hunter’s presentation of the Gospel of Mark is moving and edifying. It’s not too much to say that the anointing of God is on this ministry. Hunter has performed for and instructed my seminary students as an adjunct professor, here at Gordon Conwell”…

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United We Praise: The Power of Prayer

August 15 from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Come join us for a time of worship, prayer, encouragement and communal growth through Zoom! Please register here to have the link emailed to you. Registration ends 8/15 at 6PM!

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Churches Sharing Space to Support BPS This Fall

August 17 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom MA United States + Google Map

This coming Monday, the Boston Public Schools will be hosting a Zoom info session with Boston church communities regarding potential space sharing or willingness/ability to run programming or hosting students in a pod to serve students and families. We are interested in having you and other leaders attend if you have space to share OR if you are interested in potentially offering programs or hosting small groups of students in a pod setting. We understand that churches may have questions…

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Summer on the Green

August 30 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until August 30, 2020

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Retreat House Lawn, 130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982 United States
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Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church would like to invite you to join us for our outdoor worship services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at Gordon Conwell Seminary. They'll be happening every Sunday thru August 30th. Hope to see you there!

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September 2020

Host a UB Concert Viewing Party! Info Session & PDF

September 3 from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MA United States
Free

While we can’t all be together for UniteBoston's "Love Boston" concert this year, we envision “lights of worship” happening in neighborhoods and homes throughout the city. We're inviting people throughout the city to host a viewing party in their backyard, inside a building, or via Zoom. Goals for the Viewing Parties: - Build community with Christians of different backgrounds - Create an environment of hospitality for people who don't attend church - In alignment with our "Love Thy Neighbor" theme,…

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Love Boston: UniteBoston’s Virtual Concert & Viewing Parties

September 12 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

Amidst the challenges of today’s public health crisis and racial injustices, local Christian artists are uniting for a one-night only virtual concert experience. Representing hip-hop, worship, soul, and gospel genres, Boston’s top Christian artists are rising up to share original artistic responses to the challenges we are facing as a city and nation. In this virtual concert, they will challenge people to “love thy neighbor,” and inspire us in the action steps we can take forward together in this unprecedented…

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United We Praise: The Power of God’s Word

September 12 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Come join us for a time of worship, prayer, encouragement and communal growth through Zoom! Please register by clicking here to have the link emailed to you. Registration ends 9/12 at 6PM!

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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement – Fall Virtual Classes

September 23 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2020

Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States

Perspectives is a profound 15-week journey that is taught across the nation and around the world. Perspectives will thread you so deeply into God’s story that it might just change your life. The class can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit. It can also be taken for certificate or key reading. The class is being offered virtually on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30pm from Friday, Aug 28 until December 18. Please spread the word and invite people in…

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Let’s Talk About Economic Inequality

September 30 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MA United States
Free

Come and listen to our panel discuss what it means to live in a country with such vast income and wealth inequality and how this manifests in our communities and impacts the lives of people every day. Engage with us as we imagine a more equitable future and discuss how we can help bring it about. Our panelists include: -Aliana Pineiro, an impact director at the Boston Impact Initiative -Dara Sandau of Sandau Legal and member of the board at…

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