Needing a gentle, mid-week pause? Join us for a candle-lit Taizé service of prayer, where we search for communion with God through community prayer, song, and silence.
The Taizé service of prayer is music-centric, using contemporary chants with short texts that are sung again and again, inviting individuals to meditate on the texts, deepen into them, pray through them. There is also a period of silence for personal reflection.
The Taizé prayer will be led by Stephanie Hollenberg (cantor) and hosted by Rev. Sage Cole, the Swedenborg Chapel community and the Swedenborgian Chaplaincy at Harvard.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Envisioning God’s Plan – 2020 Vision Board Workshop
In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it can be challenging to take a step back and reflect on our goals and convictions. The perfect time to do that is in the new year! Did you make any new-year’s resolutions? Are you looking to be more intentional in your faith walk? More bold or courageous? Loving? Self-controlled?
Please join us! Together we will visualize what we want for our spiritual growth this year and renew our determinations. Let’s pump out those creative juices and find fellowship with a community of like-minded believers. This can be the year you finish strong and make good on the things you began.
“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” Ecclesiastes 7:8
and, “Commit tot he Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a fun is a board or poster that visually displays the things you desire or dream about. It’s fun to make and is a helpful tool because when you see it every day, you can be reminded of and motivated to accomplish the things you decided to do.
Please feel free to bring your own craft supplies, poster boards, magazines, stickers, etc. We will have supplies available as well.
Our guest speak for our 2019 Fall Conference is Christopher Ash. Join us for this 2 day event as we take a deeper look into the Psalms. We will meet Saturday from 9am-3pm (lunch and childcare for under age 6 provided) and Sunday from 9:15am-noon.
Christopher Ash is Writer-in-Residence at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He is a full-time preacher, teacher, and writer. After working in the telecommunications industry and as a teacher of math, Christopher studied theology at Oxford. He was ordained and served as an Assistant Pastor in St.Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge, before leading a church plant to a nearby village, in 1997. In 2004 he and Carolyn moved to central London where Christopher served as Director of the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course, training preachers and bible teachers, until July 2015.
Christopher’s wife Carolyn serves on the Board of London City Mission. She and Christopher have been entrusted with three sons and a daughter (all now grown up) and six grandchildren. They belong to St.Andrew the Great church, where Christopher is part of the preaching team.
Christopher has written various books, including Bible Delight (on Psalm 119), Teaching Psalms volumes 1 and 2, Job: the wisdom of the Cross, and The Book your Pastor really wishes you would read (but is too embarrassed to ask). His main research project is directed towards writing a three-volume commentary on the Psalms, with a focus on how we pray them in Christ.
Hey good people,
We’re hoping you can join us for an evening of prayer for New England colleges and universities on Tuesday, April 30, 2019!
J. Edwin Orr (1912-1987)—an absolute legend in the field of spiritual awakening—once put it like this: “When God intends to move, He sets his people praying…”
And truly, something very special is happening in the place of prayer for colleges and universities right now:
- For the first time EVER, on February 28, 2019, all 4,945 colleges and universities in the United States were adopted in prayer on the Collegiate Day of Prayer.
- InterVarsity and Cru—in collaboration with more than 40 other collegiate ministries—are partnering together to prayer walk EveryCampus in the US in 2019.
- A national leader of one of the largest campus ministries in the US recently said, “In 37 years of collegiate ministry, I’ve never seen the kind of unity I am seeing now.”
- Here in the Boston area, a group of 25 of us gathered to pray on the recent Collegiate Day of Prayer—16 different organizations, churches, and campus reps took part, and 46 campus prayer walks were committed to this semester!
In response to all of this, we think it’d be awesome to prayer walk any and every campus we can this month, and then gather and pray for our colleges and universities together on April 30, 2019—here are the details:
A gathering to pray for our New England colleges and universities. We’ll worship, we’ll pray, and we’ll take time to share stories from recent prayer walks!
The gathering will be hosted at Church of the Cross at 105 Jersey St., Boston, MA 02215—right in the heart of the Fenway.
Tuesday—30 April 2019—8:00pm-9:30pm.
WHO SHOULD COME?
YOU—and any other students and professors and campus fellowships and parents and pastors and churches and others who want to pray for colleges and universities in Boston and New England.
WHO IS HOSTING THE GATHERING?
A few campus ministers—Sherami Hinders with InterVarsity, Ryan Ruffing with CCO, Trent Sheppard with Alpha, and hopefully Liz Kealy with CRU if she can make it!
WHY SHOULD I TAKE TIME TO DO THIS?
Because we believe King Jesus is up to something brave and beautiful on campuses right now…
and we think it’d bring joy to God’s heart if we conspire in prayer together…
like that passage in John 17:20-23 says 🙂
Please let us know if you can make it—hope to see you on Tuesday, April 30, at 8pm!
Sherami, Ryan, and Trent
P.S. You definitely don’t have to have already participated in a prayer walk to join the gathering on April 30—but if you’d like to prayer walk a campus in advance, then feel free to find a campus (or five!) and a prayer guide at everycampus.com.