Life of the Church
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
SUN, SEP 18 | 9:45 AM, 12:15 PM & 5:15 PM
If you are a college student, graduate student, or faculty member, we would love to connect with you! Join us for a meal after any of the services. Graduate students will meet in the Granary Room, college students will be in the Terrace Room, and faculty will meet in the Park Street Conference Room. If you have questions, email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!
Christian Formation Series: Faithfulness in a Time of Political Upheaval
Five–week series beginning SUN, OCT 2 | 9:45 AM & 5:30 PM
How does theology inform our faithful engagement of politics? With increasing politicization and social divisions, Christians find themselves in need of understanding the role of theology and the church in expressing a faithful political presence. This seminar series aims to highlight key features of a Christian theology that informs Christian faithfulness in a time of political upheaval. This series does not endorse any candidates or political parties, but aims to help Christians think theologically. Guest speakers include Vincent Bacote (Wheaton), James Hunter (University of Virginia), and Amy Black (Wheaton). Click below to watch a video of Mark Booker and Michael Balboni discuss this series, which will run throughout Sundays in October. For more information and to register, follow the link below.
Small Group Regional Onboarding Dinners
To create a clear pathway for people in our community to join a small group, there will be dinners in each of the Boston metro regions this fall. Representatives from multiple small groups in your region will be at the dinner so that those looking for a small group can find one.
We would love for everyone to be connected in relationships at Park Street Church. If you’d like to join a small group this year, please consider attending one of these dinners. To RSVP, follow the link below.
- North Shore
- Beverly | Sat, Oct 2 | 5:00 pm
- Melrose | TBD
- Malden | Sat, Oct 15
- The Big West
- Holliston | Sat, Sep 17 | 1:00–4:00 pm
- Wayland | Sat, Oct 22
- Watertown | Sat, Oct 1
- Still seeking hosts (Alrington/Belmont/Watertown/Waltham)
- Cambridge / Somerville
- Date TBD
- Boston | Mon, Sep 19 or Tue, Sep 20: TBD
- Boston / Brookline / Southwest
- JP | Sat, Oct 15
- W. Roxbury | Sun, Sep 25
- Needham | Sat, Oct 22 | 5:00 pm
- Still Seeking Hosts (Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Dedham)
- South Shore
- Quincy | Sat, Oct 22 | 6:30 pm
- Braintree–Quincy– Weymouth | TBD
Town Hall Meetings
TUE, SEP 27 & FRI, OCT 14 | 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, Jason Abraham, and other members of the church leadership. It will also provide some time for our leaders to share updates.
The Town Hall will begin at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary and will be capped at a total attendance of 40 people in order to make more dialogue possible. Please choose to attend only one of the events to make room for others. Registration via Realm is required. Please RSVP below.
New Members Class
SUN, OCT 16, 23, 30 | 12:45–4:00 PM | Park Street Church
Join us for meals and an exploration of the community life, theological convictions, and unique priorities of Park Street Church. This class is open to those interested in becoming members and those who are still just exploring the church: participating does not mean you have to become a member. Each afternoon will begin with a meal, and childcare will be available.
Click here to register.
Short–Term Missions Teams Receptions
SUN, SEP 25 | after all services | Park Street Church Welcome Center
Hear stories from this summer’s short-term mission teams. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, more than 60 people from our congregation have served locally and globally through short-term missions this year (and another 9 are preparing for a trip in November). Members of the English Club for Afghan Children; “Reach the Beach;” Lewiston, ME; and Tajikistan teams are eager to share their experiences with you. Questions? Email [email protected].
Elder Suggestions for the Nominating Committee
Please pray for the future leaders of the church and for those tasked with identifying them. If you know a Park Street member who would be a good elder candidate, the Nominating Committee would like to hear from you! Click below to email the Nominating Committee. Please include the person’s name and contact info (if you have it) as well as a few reasons why you think that person should be an elder. Email: [email protected]
SUN, SEPT 18 | 12:45 PM
Are you new to Park Street Church? If so, we’d love to have you join us for a newcomers lunch in the Sky Room after the 11:00 AM service. Bring your questions about the church and meet some of our leaders as we enjoy good food together. RSVP to [email protected].
Undergraduate Community Sunday Lunches
Starting SUN, SEP 25 | 12:30 PM | Sky Room
If you are an undergraduate student, please join us on Sundays at 12:30 pm in the Sky Room for lunch, fellowship, and discussion groups. Contact Evangeline Kennedy, [email protected] for more information.
Donating Clothing to our Home Ministry
FOURTH SUNDAYS | 10:00 AM–11:00 AM | Home Clothing Pantry in Fellowship Hall
Have clothing to spare? Home is accepting adult clothing of all sizes from 10:00-11:00 am on fourth Sundays this fall (SEP 25, OCT 23, NOV 27). Bring your donations to the Home clothing pantry (located by elevators in Fellowship Hall) during that time, or contact [email protected] to schedule a custom drop-off appointment. A list of items we are currently accepting can be found here.
“I will sing and give praise with the best that I have.” (Ps. 108) Use your gifts and training in worship; join the Choir, Orchestra, or Sunday Night Band. Email: [email protected].
"Faithful Careers: Following Jesus in Medicine and the Health Sciences"
FRI, SEP 16 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Harvard Medical School Quad
Next Friday please join us for dinner and a panel discussion that includes a seasoned primary care physician from MGH, a mid-career mental health professor from Boston University, an early career faculty from Brigham and Women’s, and a current trainee. What are the joys and struggles in following Christ at each step? How can we learn from one another and pray? Please RSVP for meal preparation.
Rain? If there is rain, we will still meet under the tent next to the Countway Medical Library and the HSPH Kresge Building, near the quad.
English As a Second Language (ESL) Workshop | Sat, Sep 24
SAT, SEP 24 | 9:30 AM—12:00 PM
Would you like to learn more about our ESL ministry? You can! In preparation for the upcoming semester, the English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry of Park Street will be holding an informational workshop and teacher training for all who are interested in learning about this ministry and for those who are interested in teaching once or twice per week. Note: While we are currently in need of three more teachers for the fall (levels 1, 2, and 4), we welcome you to attend this workshop even if you do not intend to teach.
Please register by THU, SEP 22. For more information or to register, email Karen Patschke, our ESL Coordinator at [email protected]
We are looking for people to join the livestreaming team to help with Sunday services, weddings and other events. Interested? Email Mike Ahearn: [email protected]
Alpha: Explore & Ask Questions About the Christian Faith
SUNDAYS, SEP 18—DEC 11 | 12:45 PM (lunch provided)
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and ask questions about the Christian faith in an open and informal environment. Each week you will hear a short talk on an element of Christian faith and then are free to share your own questions with the group. To learn more or to register e-mail Roselle Heckendorn at [email protected].
International Fellowship (PSIF)
SUNDAYS | 12:45 – 3:00 PM, Fellowship Hall (lunch provided)
More than 60 nations are represented in the multiethnic community of Park Street Church. Students, visiting scholars, and immigrants have made PSC their spiritual home – many through Park Street’s International Fellowship (PSIF). Join us during the academic year (SEP-MAY) for singing, prayer and small group Bible discussion in English. PSIF is open to all internationals, including students, scholars and their families. Our focus is on discipleship and living out the Word of God. PSIF resumes on SUN, SEP 11. If you have questions, email [email protected].
Volunteers Needed at East Boston Food Pantry
Physically strong volunteers needed at Central Assembly of God food panty in East Boston to lift cases of food, set up/take down tents, etc. Contact Pastor Joe Corrigan: 781-518-1329 or [email protected]
WEEKDAYS | 8:30 – 9:00 AM online via Zoom
Join us Monday through Friday on Zoom for Morning Prayer: a historic form rendered in contemporary language. We read scripture, recite psalms together, and offer our own prayers. parkstreet.org/morningprayerlive
Woman's Benevolent Society
Wednesdays | 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Granary Room
The Woman’s Benevolent Society has resumed! We are meeting in the Granary Room from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM on Wednesdays through the end of May. Please see our website for more details.
Women's Bible Studies Resuming
Life Together Bible Study | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
- Meets at Park Street Church
Join our intergenerational women’s Bible study beginning WED, SEP 21. Childcare is available. Please register here. Questions? Contact [email protected]
Wakefield Women’s Bible Study | Tuesdays, 9:30—11:00 AM
- Meets at First Parish Congregational Church, Wakefield
The Wakefield Women’s Bible Study begins on TUE, SEP 20. We plan to study the book of Philippians this fall. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Judi Manola ([email protected]) or Julianne Johnston ([email protected]).
Please visit the Women’s Ministry webpage for other fellowship and Bible study opportunities.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!