Life of the Church
SUNDAY JAN 16, 2022
In-Person Worship Service COVID Guidelines
The Elders met on WED, JAN 5 and discussed the current COVID surge. They agreed to maintain our current COVID protocols which allow for a variety of options (reiterated below). For those who are especially concerned about exposure at the Church’s services, we encourage you to attend the 8:30 AM service in which masks are required. Also, there is sufficient room for social distancing at the 8:30 AM service. While masks are required in the balcony at the 11:00 AM service, the balcony may be reasonably full at the 11:00 AM service, so the 8:30 AM service would be a better choice if you want to have social distancing. During the present surge, we want to remind everyone that attendees are very welcome to wear masks at the 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM services. Finally, if you are regularly streaming services at home, our Elders or ministers would love to hear from you — to know how you’re doing and to know if there are ways they can better support you.
In-Person Worship Guidelines
- 8:30 AM–Masking required for all attendees.
- 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM–Masking is not required, though attendees are very welcome to wear masks. Masking is strongly advised for all who are unvaccinated during the services and while in the building.
- Balcony Seating–Reserved at all three worship services for socially distanced seating and for those wearing masks.
To see a fuller explanation of our COVID-19 guidelines, please visit our webpage at www.parkstreet.org/updates.
Nursery & Children’s Church
Pre-registration is no longer required for Children’s Church and Nursery. You still need to check-in at the Family Ministries kiosk when you enter the building, but will not need to pre-register during the week.
Townhall Meeting | Wed, Jan 26
WED JAN 26, 7:00 PM
PSC congregants are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with leaders from the church. This meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the congregation to share ideas, thoughts, questions, concerns, and feedback with our Senior Minister, Mark Booker, our Moderator, David Rix, and other members of the church leadership.
The Town Hall will begin at 7:00 PM and will be capped at a total attendance of 40 persons in order to make more dialogue possible. Registration via Realm is required. The event will be hybrid in-person and via Zoom. Masks will be optional.
Perspectives Course | Jan 18–May 10
Tuesdays, 6:00–9:00 PM | JAN 18–MAY 10
Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course held at Park Street Church. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement will take you on a 15-week journey, looking in depth at the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic aspects of God’s global plan to reconcile every nation, tribe, people, and tongue to himself. You will learn from 15 instructors with a breadth of global experience.
The first two classes are free and Scholarships are available! This will be offered both in person at Park Street Church’s Fellowship Hall and virtually.
Questions? Contact Maria Jimenez & Scarlett Ruiz
Boston Fellows Art Cohort | Feb 17–Apr 7
Thursdays, FEB 17–APR 7 | 7:00–9:00 PM
For those working in a creative arts field (painting, film, music, writing, etc.) join us for the next Arts Cohort starting February 2022. Through an 8-week curated curriculum, discussions will address the integration of faith and art under the categories of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration.
The Thursday gatherings will include readings, podcasts, short films, music and visual arts offerings concluding in a final dinner and art-share evening. There will also be a Teaching Saturday with guest speaker Dr. Mia Chung-Yee, pianist and professor of music at the Curtis Institute.
Sunday Christian Formation Classes
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- Ezekiel | 9:45 AM resuming JAN 16 (Granary Room/Virtual)
- Acts | 9:45 AM resumed JAN 9 (Common Room/Virtual)
- Xplore: Global Purposes for Missions | 9:45 AM beginning JAN 16, six weeks (Terrace Room/Virtual)
- Witness in Relationships | 9:45 AM & 5:30 PM on Jan 16, 23 & 30 (Fellowship Hall/Virtual)
- Searching Questions | postponed
Register online at parkstreet.org/formation or by clicking the button below. *Note: Virtual classes require registration.
January All-Church Prayer Schedule
FRI, JAN 21 | 7:30 PM via Zoom
SAT, JAN 29 | 8:30 AM via Zoom. Led by Park Street Missions
Housing Needed for New Afghan Neighbors
We are so delighted that God has invited us to join him in his work of loving new Afghan neighbors. We are still searching for housing options, as several of our teams are working toward welcoming new refugee families and individuals into their communities.
Please fill out this Housing Leads Form if you know of any one, two, or three bedroom housing availability in neighborhoods in Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Lynn, Lynnfield, Peabody, Quincy, Reading, Roslindale, or Roxbury.
Please also fill out the form if you are willing to share this need with your social media network and other contacts. We would be very grateful!
Questions? Contact Kimberley Morrison at [email protected].
Due to the recent COVID surge, we are in need of additional assistance with greeting at our 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 4:00 PM services.
Interested? Email Randall Wetzig at [email protected].
Praise for Year-End Giving
We praise God as we tell you that the church’s year-end financial operations ended well with operating surpluses in both the M&O and Missions Budgets. The Lord has used your gifts of financial resources to bless many through the ministry of the church. We look forward to sharing more specific details with you in the weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting on WED, FEB 23.
Prayer Request from the Board of Elders
The Elders wish your prayers for one major thing: That as we approach the Annual Meeting, the Elders are seen as approachable to our brothers and sisters in the congregation and that we respond to their questions and concerns regarding all church business with wisdom and compassion as God would wish us to do.
Director of Facilities Management
Park Street Church is looking for qualified applicants for the Director of Facilities Management. This position is responsible for managing Park Street’s downtown properties, as well as overseeing the stewardship of the Wilson House campus in Cambridge, MA, and the operational infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, security, HVAC, technological, etc.) of these critical assets. The position is also responsible for safety and security of the church’s properties and the church’s technology footprint and its efficient and secure operation.
Please send applications to [email protected].
Details about these and other opportunities can be found on our jobs page!