Life of the Church
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023
Jesus, Asia and Boston: Christian Formation Class
SUN, JAN 22, 29 & FEB 5 | after all services | Granary Room (after 11:00 AM), Fellowship Hall (After 8:00 AM & 4:00 PM)
Explore the untapped roots from the early church in Asia that can refresh our spiritual life today in Boston.
Where do you look to find spiritual refreshment today? Join us for an informal, interactive, 3-week exploration of some untapped roots from Asian believers in the early church, after each service. We’ll dig into how Asian Christians viewed prayer, the word and mission, consider implications for our lives in Boston, and hopefully refresh our vision for the church’s engagement today in society. Registration is not required.
FRI, FEB 3 | 7:30–9:00 PM | Park Street Church: Sanctuary
We’re excited to share that this year, All-Church Prayer will embark on a “prayer tour” of the whole church! On the first Fridays of the month, we will call upon God for his power, guidance, and blessing upon one major area of the church: from small groups and regional fellowships, to young adults, and Family Ministries. Our next Friday is in February, when we will pray for all of the elders and the standing committees of the church. Please join us!
Stories of the Kingdom - Revisited
If you missed the stories in the Welcome Center during the Global Missions Conference, you’ll be able to find them in the Ockenga Lobby the next few months. We hope that you can take a little time to get to know how God is using our missionaries and members to plant the seeds of his kingdom both here in Boston and around the world.
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices Baby Bottle Drive
If you picked up a baby bottle to support Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices, please turn it in at the Ockenga Lobby reception desk by SUN, FEB 12. Every coin helps!
Questions? Contact [email protected].
FRI, FEB 10 | 7:00 PM | Park Street Church
Town Halls provide an opportunity for members of the congregation to share ideas, questions, and concerns with our Senior Minister, Mark Booker, our Moderator, Jason Abraham, and other members of the church leadership. It will also provide some time for our leaders to share updates. Attendance will be capped at 40 people in order to make more dialogue possible. Registration via Realm is required.
Information for 2023 Annual Meeting
WED, FEB 15 | 7:00 PM | Park Street Church
The documents below will help you prepare for our Annual Meeting. Please note that members must be present to vote. We look forward to seeing you there!
Annual Meeting Information—Includes letters from the Church Clerk and Treasurers, budget information and a full list of elders, officers and Nominating Committee members—current and potential.
Candidate Slate—Contains pertinent information about all candidates standing for election.
You can also find this information, as well as childcare details at parkstreet.org/annualmeeting. Printed copies of this information will be available at the back of the sanctuary. The Annual Report will be emailed separately in coming days and also will be available at the back of the sanctuary prior to the Annual Meeting.
Boston Healthcare Fellowship Winter Retreat: Rest
FRI, FEB 17—SUN, FEB 19 |Toah Nipi, NH
The Boston Healthcare Fellowship Winter Retreat is on the theme of “Rest” and will include guest speakers Dr. Thomas Grosh and Dr. Benjamin Warf. Dr. Ben Warf is a PSC choir member and professor of neurosurgery at Harvard. Dr. Thomas Grosh IV is the Northeast Regional Director of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He has been a pastor and chaplain for over 20 years working with students. Scholarships available. Deadline to register is FEB 6, link here.
Ash Wednesday Service
WED, FEB 22 | 7:30–8:30 PM | Park Street Church
Join us at Park Street Church as we begin the season of Lent together. The service includes readings, a sermon, music sung by the sanctuary choir, and an opportunity to receive ashes. Childcare will be available for children ages 0–4 (preregistration required).
Preregister for LDI 2023
Registration is now open for Lenten Discipleship Initiative 2023, which begins SUN, FEB 26 (the first Sunday of Lent)! More information will be coming soon, but if you know you and/or your small group would like to participate, go ahead and register today by clicking here.
New Testament Palestinian Names: Christian Formation Class
SUN, FEB 19 | after all services | Welcome Center
Data Science Perspective on New Testament Palestinian Names – New Affirmation, New Insights
A database of several thousand names of Palestinian Jewish men and women around the time of Jesus was recently published, allowing New Testament scholars to compare New Testament data against this database. Their findings affirm the historical accuracy of the Gospels and Acts, statistically speaking. Such study of names also enable us to know more about some New Testament characters including Cleopas, Joanna, Paul, Thomas, Jesus’ family, and others. Dr. David Tam will be presenting a lecture on this new affirmation and insight SUN, FEB 19, after all three services. Dr. Tam, a former Gordon College Bible professor, studied New Testament and Judaism at Duke University after receiving the M. Div. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Please register here.
New Members' Class
SUN, FEB 26, MAR 5 and MAR 12 | 12:30-4:00 PM
Interested in learning more about the church? Join us for lunch and an exploration of the community life, theological convictions, and unique priorities of Park Street. There is no pressure to become a member upon completion.
Please register here.
Park Street Couple's Retreat
FRI, MAY 19–SUN, MAY 21 | Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Once again we will spend an amazing weekend in Maine celebrating marriage! We hope you can join us and spend time with other couples, building one another up, learning from one another, and enriching our own and each other’s marriages. We will spend the weekend in Boothbay Harbor, Maine at the Smuggler’s Cove Inn. The cost is $400 per couple ($200/person). Childcare provided for ages 0-3 at an additional fee per child. Scholarships are available. Registration closes SUN, APR 16.
Questions? Email Adam Herndon.
Membership reaffirmation, intended to be completed annually, is important because it serves as a meaningful reminder of the commitments we have made to one another before the Lord, and because it helps us—amid the dynamic and ever-changing context of Boston—to keep our membership roll up to date. Knowing who are active members is critical for understanding our shepherding needs and relevant for decision-making in many areas. We are asking all members to reaffirm or update their membership status this month via the survey linked below.
Members were sent a letter from Mark Booker about reaffirmation via email earlier today. If you are a member and didn’t receive that email, you can read Mark’s letter here.
Members can fill out the survey here.