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October 2019

Taizé Event with Brothers John & Emile from Taizé France

October 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Swedenborg Chapel, 50 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Free

Taizé A simple meal - Conversation - Prayer Welcoming our special visitors Brothers John & Emile from the Ecumenical Taizé Community in France TUESDAY, October 15th 2019 6:00 pm Meal, 6:30 pm Talk, 7:30 pm Taizé prayer service Swedenborg Chapel 50 Quincy Street, Cambridge (Corner of Kirkland) Join us as we gather with our special guests Brothers John and Emile from the Taizé Community in France, an ecumenical brotherhood committed to kindness, simplicity and reconciliation. A simple meal will be…

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LTI Spiritual Formation in Congregations and Communities Symposium

October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex Street
So. Hamilton, MA 01982 United States
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$329

IS SPIRITUAL FORMATION A PRIORITY IN YOUR CONGREGATION AND COMMUNITY? Transform Your Leadership. Transform Your Congregation and Community. It’s challenging for leaders to infuse their ministry settings with transformational practices necessary to bring about heart and soul change in healthy, life-giving ways. In this seven-session, interactive symposium, we invite leaders and teams to explore readily applicable pathways that will aid you in facilitating biblical, contemplative and Trinitarian priorities with those God has called you to serve. The symposium will offer…

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We Will Go!

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Ramsey Park, 1917 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Free

We Will Go!: October 17-19 Celebration and Harvest The focus of We Will Go! is on celebrating together as the family of God and equipping believers for outreach, evangelism, and harvest with special guests Chris Overstreet and Andrew Chalmers.  The Complete Schedule for  We Will Go! is below--we hope you'll join us this fall! We Will Go! is one Gathering that has an “outside” and an “inside” element. 50 Hours of 24/7 Worship and Outreach in the Tent at Ramsay Park and at nearby Grant AME church A New England Worship…

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Imagine Forum: New England featuring Neil Hudson

October 19, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant Street
Millis, 02054 United States
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$20 – $30

Christians in New England are struggling. We wonder if the Gospel can really make a difference here — the least churched, most post-Christian region of the country. But we know nothing is impossible with God. In fact, Scripture tells us that He "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine!” (Eph. 3:20) So, what can you imagine? On Saturday, October 19th, we will explore what it looks like for ordinary churches to become whole-life disciples in…

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Humanizing Our Workplaces with Design Thinking Tools (A workshop)

October 19, 2019 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Park Street Church, 1 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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$12.00

Join the Boston Fellows for a few steps in learning... How design-thinking can solve problems and humanize our work with compassion and kindness How to engage productively with challenging colleagues and circumstances at work How to practice empathy, as Jesus did, to become more available and vulnerable for those in need at work What it looks like to practice "Thy kingdom come" Join a public conversation as Sara Minard lays down tracks for us, drawing on training and experience that span continents and cultures.…

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Making Marriage Beautiful conference

October 26, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Life Community Church, 221 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$90

This one-day marriage conference is designed to help couples move toward a more fulfilling and intimate marriage regardless of how long they have been married. Christopher and Dorothy Greco will offer a biblical, transparent, deep, and sometimes humorous perspective about cross-cultural communication, conflict, expectations, disappointment, and sex. Time for couples to process is built into the schedule. Registration includes lunch and a copy of Making Marriage Beautiful. For more information or to RSVP, click here. 

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Biblical Finances Seminar

October 26, 2019 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hope Church, 152 S. Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067 United States
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Free

Free Financial Literacy Seminar and Workshop titled Biblical Finances. The event will be focus on what the Bible has to teach us about money debt financing giving savings charity taxes and other related topics. Feel free to share this invitation with members of your organization and network, we just ask that if anyone plans to attend that they R.S.V.P. so that way we have an idea of how many people to expect. This will be an informational inter-active faith based…

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November 2019

Greening Your Parish: Answering the Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor

November 3, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Julia Parish Hall, 374 Boston Post Rd.
Weston, MA 02493 United States
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Find out how to promote the principles of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’ in the your parish. Keynote: Words Matter: Communicating Climate Change to Save Our Common Home.(John Anderson, Former Director of Education at New England Aquarium) Breakout sessions on:  forming Creation Care Teams, praying in the spirit of Laudato Si’, energy efficiency and solar for parish and home, politics and policy for clean energy and environmental justice. Learn about the Faith Science Alliance (started by Cardinal O’Malley), and the Global Catholic…

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A Praying Life Seminar

November 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm - November 16, 2019 from 12:30 pm
Christ the Redeemer Quincy, 136 Rawson Road
Quincy, MA 02170 United States
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$20

The A Praying Life Seminar explores Jesus’ simple yet powerful teachings on prayer to help badly praying Christians—that’s 99% of us—discover the joy of prayer. We practice becoming child-like, patterning our prayers after Jesus’ own teaching and prayers, using practical prayer tools. Most importantly, we make lots of time to pray and practice what we’re learning. If you’ve ever struggled with or felt defeated during prayer, this seminar is for you. Director of A Praying Life, Bob Allums, will be visiting from out of…

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December 2019

Course on Christian Unity this Spring at Boston University

December 13, 2019 - December 21, 2019
Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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$450

Are you passionate about UniteBoston's ministry to heal divides between various Christian groups? There is a class on this topic taking place this spring at Boston University entitled: "The Ecumenical Movement: Streams of Engagement and Liturgical Intersections." This course "examines the Ecumenical Movement and its implications for the life of the churches in the 21st century. The class will treat major streams of interchurch engagement including mission, faith and order, and life and work, and will give attention to ecumenical…

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Thursday Men’s Breakfast

December 19, 2019 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
No Breakfast on Thanksgiving and major holidays
Union Club Boston, 8 PARK STREET, 5TH FLOOR OAK ROOM
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Free – $15

The Thursday Men’s Breakfast has been meeting continuously for almost 40 years.It’s non-denominational and men of all faiths, traditions, ages, and backgrounds are welcome. It provides an environment in which to explore traditional Christian teaching outside of a church setting with diverse speakers, as well as ample opportunities for making new friends and business networking over a shared meal. The Breakfast takes place every Thursday at The Union Club. Dress is casual and first time attendees are free.

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January 2020

Free Book Launch Event

January 11 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Come meet author/speaker Sheila Wise Rowe and celebrate at her book launch party for her new book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. It will be on Saturday January 11th from 2-4:30pm at the YMCA Theatre 820 Mass. Ave. Cambridge. There will be a book reading, Q&A and panel with her and several people of color featured in the book. Sweet and savory eats and her book will be on sale for her to sign! If you can't make it but…

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Abiding in Beloved Community: The Cory Johnson Program through the Lens of Literary Imagination; a Talk by Rev. Liz Walker

January 16 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center, 328 Warren Street
Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119 United States
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Free

Join us as we look at our Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing (CJP) trauma work through the lens of literary imagination. Activists, intellectuals and artists throughout contemporary history have eluded to the beloved community as a place and mindset of grace filled justice and reconciliation. Through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King and literary artists including the incomparable                  Tony Morrison, Reverend Liz Walker presents a meditation on CJP as the…

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2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 - January 25
All around the city!, Boston
Boston, MA 02139 United States
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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an international initiative where Christians worldwide are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (John 17:21).Locally, UniteBoston coordinates evening collaborative gatherings of fellowship, prayer and worship from January 18-25 annually.  In 2020, the theme is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness,” (Acts 28:2) which was chosen by Christians in Malta. Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, received the Christian faith through the efforts of the…

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“Make it Plain”: Selected Scenes and Lessons from the Racial and Cultural History of the Massachusetts Council of Churches

January 25 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Reservoir Church, 170 Rindge Ave
Cambridge, 02140 United States
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A report and presentation on “Make It Plain: The Agency and Legacy of People of Color In the Massachusetts Council of Churches” a research project made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities with support from Mass Cultural Council Presentation by Massachusetts Council of Churches Scholar in Residence Jane Carol Redmont with Community Responses Saturday, January 25, 1:00-2:30 PM Reservoir Church 170 Rindge Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140-2528 Accessible by public transit. Parking available. Parking and transit info For the past several…

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February 2020

“Faith, Art and Symbolism” with Jonathan Pageau

February 15 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Annunciation Cathedral of Boston, 514 Parker Street
Boston, MA 02120 United States
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$15.00

Christianity offers a wealth of images, stories and symbolic structures. This imagery is not only a kind of cultural treasure, but is also a matrix of engagement with reality.  We will plunge into the basic narrative of Scripture and how this translates into everything from Christian art, architecture, storytelling and music, all acting together as a matrix of human participation. Part 1: How Christian Narrative is a world pattern Christianity offers a wealth of images, stories and symbolic structures. This…

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February Thrive and Grow Gathering

February 15 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glenn Knowles & Associates, 584 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Join us for a morning of prayer, devotions, and sharing. We'll have large group discussion and reflections, and will break into smaller groups for each person to share about challenges affecting their business in order to receive and give advice. This month, we'll hear from Tonia Magras, an experienced media consultant, who has followed her call to launch and grow a business. Light breakfast will be served at 10. ******************************************* Event FAQs Is there a cost to attend on Saturday…

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Learning Interreligiously as a Key to a Better World

February 19 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Boston, 15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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How embracing diverse faith traditions can make the world a better place About this Event: Join A Faith That Does Justice and Father Francis X. Clooney for an inter-faith discussion about how embracing diverse faith traditions can lead to a more caring, generous, and open-minded world. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in 2005, where he is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology. After earning his doctorate in South Asian languages and…

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Flourishing Communities Workshop

February 20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Boston, 110 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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How will churches become (or remain) faithfully present in the neighborhoods we gather for worship? In what ways can our present challenges create unique opportunities to develop a deeper sense of belonging within our communities? Join us next month for a day of connection, encouragement, and conversation about God and the built environment. Learn more about the workshop and our special guest, Dr. Eric O. Jacobsen via the link. Topics include: Built Environment, Urban Renewal, Faith & Work, Economics, City…

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Veritas Forum Dinner Discussion: Imposing morality in global health?

February 21 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TMEC Amphitheater, 260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Veritas Forum Dinner Discussion: Imposing morality in global health? Veritas Forum Feb. 21: RSVP for the event here: Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veritas-forum-imposing-morality-in-global-health-tickets-87726128211 RSVP for dinner discussions immediately following the event: https://forms.gle/FbKGVurfeihvPwCB8 Global health in cross-cultural settings can involve numerous complex situations. Many have accused global health practitioners, despite their best intentions, of cultural imperialism due to their imposition of certain (usually Western) norms and worldviews as they attempt to improve health in cultural settings different than their own. Many examples can be…

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