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Worship

As Christians, we will be worshiping God for all eternity, and we don't want to wait for heaven to get started!  We gather for worship on Sundays at 10:00 am. Our worship music style is a blend of contemporary Christian songs and the great traditional hymns of the faith. Our sermons are expository in nature, seeking to draw out the true meaning and message of the scriptures. We tend to preach through books of the Bible, although from time to time we present sermon studies on relevant topical issues. Several times each year we have a combined worship service with the Haitian church that shares our building, and the fellowship in this cross-cultural experience is wonderful. Click here for more details.

Children’s Church

During the first half of our Sunday worship service, children stay with the adults to join in song and prayer. During the sermon, the children are dismissed and meet for their own time of worship and instruction from God’s Word. This is an opportunity for them to learn more about worship and and receive instruction from the Scriptures in a manner geared more to their age level. The children meet in two separate groups covering ages 5-8 and 9-12 respectively.

Nursery Care (Ages 4 and under)

During our worship service, Sunday School/Bible Hour, and all other major church events, we have nursery care available for children 4 years old and younger. 

Lord's Supper

We celebrate this remembrance of Christ's sacrificial death together during Sunday worship on the second Sunday of each month.

Sunday School

“Bring up [your children] in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Eph.6:4b). 

The mission of the church to take the good news of Jesus Christ to every nation begins at home with our children.  We take this charge very seriously, desiring our children to be raised up as people who love and serve God with all their hearts.  We strive as a church to help parents in this task by offering Sunday School classes each Sunday morning after the worship service from 12:00 - 12:45.  Our lessons are Bible-based with a view to teaching the children how to apply Scriptural principles to their daily lives.  Our Sunday School program is a combined ministry with the Haitian church that shares our building, giving all our children a cross-cultural experience. We do not hold Sunday School from June - August so that our regular teachers can participate in our summer outreach efforts.

Bible Hour

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim.2:15).

Bible Hour (Adult Sunday School) provides us with the opportunity to dig more deeply into a book of the Bible, or a topic of theology, apologetics (defense of the Christian faith), or principles for living as a Christian. This is a place where we can broaden and deepen our understanding of God’s Word more than we might be able to on our own.   Recent topics have been the book of James, Creation / Evolution, prayer and parenting. Bible Hour is held after the worship service each Sunday from 12:00 - 12:45.  We do not hold Bible Hour from June - August so that our regular teachers can participate in our summer outreach efforts.

Prayer Meetings

As a church we realize that “we can only go forward on our knees.” For that reason, we place a high priority on individual and corporate prayer, bathing every one of our efforts in prayer.  We have one group that meets before Sunday worship to pray for our missionaries, local ministries and personal needs. We break into groups for prayer before our adult Bible Hour class and we organize several prayer times in conjunction with our outreach ministries.  We seek to make prayer as natural as breathing, so you will often see people pausing to pray as they chat after worship. "Apart from Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5c).

If you would to contact us for prayer, click here.

Bible Studies and Discipleship Groups

In keeping with our desire to be regularly feeding ourselves upon God’s Word, we offer several Bible studies which meet throughout the week for fellowship, prayer and study of the Scriptures. These include a Singles Bible Study, geared primarily toward older singles; a College and Career Bible Study, aimed primarily at younger adults; and a discipleship group for men and women.   

Fellowship Meals

We realize that some of the best fellowship occurs across a table at mealtime!  Knowing this, we enjoy sharing a potluck meal together on the second Sunday of each month (July and August excepted.)  The meal takes place immediately after Bible Hour/Sunday School.  The food is always great, second only to the encouragement of time spent with others.

Home School Support

As parents, the welfare of our children is our top priority and we are quite proud of the young adults in their 20's and 30's who grew up in our church. They are doing very well spiritually and in their careers.  Our job as parents is much more difficult in New England so extra thought and prayer are required.  The spiritual climate here is unlike other parts of America and the public schools are often hostile to our Christian faith and worldview.  Christian parents need to understand this situation and carefully consider how to educate their children.  Those parents in our church who utilize their local schools are watchful and they are deeply involved with their schools.  Others have opted to use Christian schools or they teach their children at home.  Home schoolers need mutual support, so we host a weekly co-op for the Christian home schooling families in our area.

If you are a parent who is moving to the Boston area, do not hesitate to ask us for advice to help you make the best decision for your children.

http://www.masshope.org (Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators)

Social Events

We have searched the Scriptures cover to cover and have yet to find any place where it says Christians can’t have fun once in a while. Consequently, we hold fun events from time to time such as church picnics, retreats, ice cream socials, movie nights, game nights, baked good auctions (to raise money for mission trips), Parents’ Night Out (free babysitting for parents) and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (where you don’t know who is coming over for a potluck dinner until they get there), just to name a few. If you’re interested in joining us for any of these fun events, just let us know; it’s a great way to meet people in the church and find out what we’re all about.

S.A.L.T. (Salt and Light Team)

Those who believe God is calling them to ministry in particular social and political issues that are so important to the Gospel; monthly ministry and special events.

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