Life of the Church
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
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. Please note: Only registrants will receive seminar materials.
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 Regional Fellowships 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.
CLICK HERE to view a map of the different regions in Boston.
- North Shore
- Beverly | Sat, Oct 1 | 5:00 pm
- Beverly | Sat, Oct 1 | 5:00 pm
- Metro North
- Melrose | Sat, Oct 1 | 4:00–7:00 pm
- Malden | Sat, Oct 15
- Wayland | Sat, Oct 22
- Metro Northwest
- Watertown | Sat, Oct 1
- Cambridge & Somerville
- Somerville | Sat, Oct 1
- Still Seeking Hosts
- SW Boston & Brookline
- JP | Sat, Oct 15
- W. Roxbury | Sun, Sep 25
- Metro Southwest
- Needham | Sat, Oct 22 | 5:00 pm
- Still Seeking Hosts (Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Dedham)
- South Shore
- Quincy | Sat, Oct 22 | 6:30 pm
Town Hall Meetings
TUE, SEP 27 & *THU, OCT 6 | 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 at Park Street Church 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.
*Please note the October date change from previous announcements.
New Members Classes
SUN, OCT 16, 23, 30 | 12:45–4:00 PM | Park Street Church
Or | Fri, Dec 2 (6:30–9:00 pm) & Sat, Dec 3 (9:00 am–4:00 pm)
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 Mission 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). Our “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]
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.
“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].
Donate Clothing to our Home Ministry
FOURTH SUNDAYS | 10:00–11:00 AM | Home Clothing Pantry in Fellowship Hall
Have clothing to spare? Home is accepting adult clothing of all sizes from 10:00 to 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.
Family Ministry Service Opportunities
Family Ministry serves the children of our congregation from ages 0-12th grade. We have several opportunities for the congregants of our church to volunteer and help raise up these children. All volunteers will be trained and have a background check conducted. The opportunities below involve serving at least once a month. To volunteer, please email Stephanie.
Nursery Ministry: We need regular volunteers who work with children ages 0-3 during one of our three services.
Children’s Ministry: We need regular volunteers to help in children’s church during our 8:30 am and 11:00 am services.
Enable Boston Ministry: We serve families that have members with disabilities. We are in need of individuals who are willing to serve one–on–one with one of these family members.
Youth Ministry: We need regular volunteers to work with our teens on Friday evenings, and on Sunday mornings between services.
2022 Urbana Missions Conference
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]
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]
Women's Bible Studies Resuming
Faith Journey Women’s Bible Study | Thursdays, 10:00 am | Meets at Mount Hope Christian Church in Belmont
- We will meet throughout the school year to study The Gospel of Luke. Childcare is provided. If you’re interested, please email Amanda or Chris.
Women’s Evening Study | Wednesdays, 7:30 pm | Melrose
- We meet twice a month at 7:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays. If you’re interested, please email Ellen.
Life Together Bible Study | Wednesdays at 10:00 AM | Meets at Park Street Church