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January 2022

“How to start an English Class” workshop for churches and non-profit orgs

January 8 from 9:00 am - January 9 from 5:00 pm
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One event on January 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

$50

We want to see churches and Christian non-profits start English classes here in Boston and beyond. Below, we have communicated our vision for multiplication to your church or ministry, so you can present it to your leadership. INTRODUCTORY TRAINING: WHAT: Boston is a city filled with immigrant neighborhoods. Truly the nations are here!! Over the last three years,  Youth With A Mission Boston has pioneered an ESL, but see that the nations can't be reached without multiplication. In our city,…

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Documentary on the History of Racism in Boston

January 17 from 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Online, Online MA United States

As a new year begins, many of us are making resolutions, not the least of which include working toward racial healing, justice, and reconciliation in our communities. That said, we can't know how to nurture transformation more effectively until we better understand the history that shapes our racial climate today. You can learn more about Boston's racial history by watching the award-winning documentary, A Reckoning in Boston, on PBS on January 17th, 2022 at 10 pm. This documentary was birthed…

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February 2022

Academic Mentors Recruitment

February 4 - June 18
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The Boston Education Collaborative at Emmanuel Gospel Center is recruiting another round of volunteers to help schools and afterschool programs this school year. If people thought last school year was challenging, this school year has been even more difficult for schools and programs. A recurring theme is the fatigue of staff and parents and the loss/regression of social emotional skills of students. What if the Church steps into this need and opportunity to bring Christ's love and comfort to these…

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Locked In Solidarity – February 12

February 12 from 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
High Rock Church – Arlington, 14 Mill Street
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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On February 12, High Rock Church will host a (free) conference called Highrock Beyond Bars: Locked in Solidarity to mobilize the church on a wider scale to serve those affected by incarceration.  It's a gathering to encourage practitioners, engage with stories of change, and be equipped in the pursuit of justice. Keynote speaker: Rev. Travorus Weaver, Chaplain, MCI Shirley. Jesus said, "I was in prison and you came to me." (Matthew 25:36). Come learn more of how you can join…

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“A Reckoning in Boston” Screening and Panel Discussion

February 20 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Second Church in Dorchester, 44 Moultrie St, Codman Square
Dorchester, MA 02124, MA 02124 United States
Free

A Reckoning in Boston is a documentary which focuses on a deep racial history between black and white communities within the city of Boston. We explore race dynamics that contribute to marginalization, gentrification and community violence. The documentary assesses how we sit as moral witnesses and reconcile our experiences with racism and racial marginalization, towards acknowledgment, resolution, change. In this documentary, we seek understanding of our unseen lived experiences, in a very vulnerable way. We seek to educate and teach…

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A Long Repentance discussion group

February 26 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 26, 2022

Free

This January - February 2022, Mako Nagasawa will be leading a new cohort of discussions in A Long Repentance, about how Christian heresies influence our American racial and political climate, and what we can do about it! People talk about issues of race and justice in the United States as issues of ‘justice and injustice.’  Sometimes we launch into debates about ‘the proper role of government.’  But that is not the original framework from which these issues were asked and…

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Let Love Speak: Division, Dialogue, and the Demonization of Difference

February 28 from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982 United States
Free

As a “spirit of division” permeates the church, leaders must replace the “demonization of difference” with a spirit of love, humility, and unity. Come hear how pastors and specialists alike have effectively employed the “gift of dialogue” to “keep the peace” and bring healing to communities in crisis. Guest Speakers: Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock (MDiv ’80) is the Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ayer, MA. She has been an Episcopal priest for 34 years, during which time she has had…

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March 2022

40 Days for life Boston

March 2 - April 10
Boston Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Free

Did you know that each year, about 18,500 of our pre-born neighbors lose their lives to abortion in the Commonwealth? 40 Days for Life is a non-confrontational prayer and fasting campaign where people sign up to pray for an hour "for the least of these". A Lent campaign is taking place now March 2 - April 10 in Boston's Packard's Corner. Signing up with friends or your small group is a great way to pray together on behalf of these…

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PEER Servants Concert for Global Empowerment

March 12 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

Great Music, Poetry, Dance. Inspiring Stories. All FREE. Zooming to You! If you love the arts (global music, poetry, dance, artwork, etc.), inspiring stories of what people just like you are doing to make a difference around the world, and gathering with global family members that share your passion, you HAVE to come to our Concert for Global Empowerment! The Concert is an opportunity for you to enjoy the arts while exploring becoming part of PEER Servants global volunteer community.…

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April 2022

Rejecting Hate and Antisemitism: Standing With Our Neighbors During Challenging Times

April 6 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join Father Peter Gyves, SJ, MD, Founder of A Faith That Does Justice, and Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Board member of ADL New England and Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel, Boston, for a conversation about rejecting hate and antisemitism. REGISTER HERE!

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Freedom Concert 2022!

April 9 from 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, 99 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Free

This event will take place Saturday, April 9th, 6:45 pm at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Cambridge.  This is a night of worship, live music, a survivor's time to share her story, and fellowship. This is a fundraiser for Route One Ministry, a local anti-trafficking non-profit. We serve Jesus by serving women sexually exploited and equipping the church. In the past, the Freedom Concert has been essential to impact more than 200 people with the awareness of trafficking in the United…

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Faithful Friendships: Spiritual Formation in Light of Racial Justice and Equity

April 23 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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9:30am- 2:00pm on February 26, March 26 and April 23 in person at Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Roxbury Presbyterian Church, 328 Warren Street
Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119 United States
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$15

Do you long for true relational healing?  What does God call us to be and do when there is so much hurt and brokenness? How can we be part of the healing process? Because we live in a fallen world, we are infected and affected by that fallenness both individually and through our institutions. We have all been affected by the sin of discrimination and need relational healing and forgiveness. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to love God…

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Let’s Talk About Mass Incarceration

April 27 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

Join the Boston Faith & Justice Network this Wednesday night. We are in the middle of our series on Mass Incarceration and are looking forward to focusing on Reentry with this panel. Our panelists, with their expertise and experience, will help us consider the many barriers returning citizens face when they return to their communities after a period of incarceration. Learn with us and find ways you can engage with this issue which affects so many individuals, families and communities.…

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May 2022

Citizenship Class and Conversational English

May 1 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Awaken City Church, 184 Hyde Park Ave
Boston, 02130 United States
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$40

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Immigrant Connection has developed this resource to help churches connect with immigrants as they prepare for the citizenship process. This course prepares an immigrant to pass the citizenship exam. Weekly content includes information related to US history, government, civics. Time is also given to other aspects of the interview (reading and writing component and specific interview questions). The course closes with mock interviews to gauge the preparedness and readiness of all participants for the actual citizenship exam and interview. CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH: Are vou learning…

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Special Needs Estate/Financial Planning Free Consult

May 26 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2022

MA United States
Free

We are offering a Free Zoom or phone consultation now through Memorial Day weekend (Tuesday and Thursdays 10-3pm, 30 minute slots) with a recognized special needs planning professional Caleb Harty, CFP®. Caleb attends Grace Chapel, speaks annually for Joni and Friends New England, and many other Arcs, SEPACs and other groups. He also has previously written for Forbes, Kiplinger, and other publications on special needs strategies. Caleb attended Gordon College with a degree in economics and holds the prestigious CERTIFIED…

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June 2022

Bible Studies in the Suffolk County Jail

June 9 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-pandemic, a team of us sponsored by the Boston Dream Center co-led “Soul Care" Bible Studies at the Suffolk County Jail, 200 Nashua Street for about 5 years.  Over 700 men participated. Although there is still a COVID masking restriction, there is a new possibility for volunteers to serve at the jail following background check and orientation.  We have been invited to relaunch Bible studies as soon as we can get a team together and get ourselves organized.  I invite you…

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Juneteenth Jubilee Observance

June 20 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201 United States
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Free

For Juneteenth this year, UniteBoston is teaming up with the New Democracy Coalition and other local partners including The Table for a Christian celebration of liberation on City Hall Plaza. The holiday has a historic meaning within the African American community as way of expressing joy and gratitude about “liberation, emancipation and justice.” The original Juneteenth celebrations began at Black churches in Texas. The God that Blacks served—who had delivered them from slavery—was and is the God of Liberation. On…

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Let’s talk about abortion, – theology, policy and beyond

June 30 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

MA United States + Google Map
Free

Abortion is a topic that can be hard to talk about for many of us. There are deep feelings, strong opinions and confusing messages from some in positions of power about what is "right' and "Biblical." As we learn and listen we want to share with you some perspective and wisdom from 2 dear friends of BFJN. Join us for this two part conversation as we discuss abortion with Rachel Anderson and Mako Nagasawa.

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July 2022

Mygration Christian Conference 2022

July 8 from 7:00 pm - July 9 from 3:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Free

Join us for our 4th annual Mygration Christian Conference! This year's theme is: A Theological Vision for the People of God, based on the new book, The Church and Migration. Come and explore a theological vision for migration from the authors, and hear from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alexia Salvatierra, Dean of the Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary. We are also honored to be joined by Yonathan Moya, Executive Director of Border Perspective. Registration is free, and donations are…

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August 2022

Uncomfortable Conversations: Let’s talk about gun violence

August 1 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event, Online Event
Boston, MA 02120 United States
Free

"We are in a state of emergency in America. Gun violence occupies the headlines of every news outlet. It is such a polarizing subject, with pro-gun advocates placed against those who chose gun control. No matter on what side you find yourself, we have to agree we must do something to prevent gun violence in our country. The church especially!" - Dr. Roger A. Mitchell Jr. - Did you know that in 2020, gun violence resulted in more than 45,000…

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