City Engagement

We Must Do the Work of  God

 

Jesus said, “As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the World” (Jn 9:4). The context of these words was Jesus meeting a man born blind who had been left by his society to beg for his living. There were six perspectives around this question of social justice. Jesus wanted the works of God to be displayed through providing healing—for he loves the glory of his Father.  Jesus’ disciples wanted to ponder the man’s plight—for he was a theological issue to them. The neighbors could barely recognize the man—for he had become an invisible person to them. The man’s parents would not speak out – for they were afraid of the authorities. The religious leaders cast the man out—for he threatened their privilege and power. The man born blind said, “Lord, I believe” and he worshiped—for he had seen the works of God displayed. 

Learning Series: The Gospel & Human Flourishing

View of Boston, Fenway, Back Bay and the Financial District.

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You will find a copy of the course syllabus HERE

Wednesdays Sept 30 – Nov 4 @ 7:00–8:30 PM.
Leaders: Kimberley Morrison , Kristen Sabella & Erika Anderson

In this course we will explore the theological and philosophical foundations of City Engagement.  Join us as we map the intersections between social systems and a Christ-oriented model of human flourishing. Biblical case study, group reflection and embodied practice in the City of Boston will be interwoven with dialogue and prayer.

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Joining God’s Work

 

Click on an image to discover more about a City Engagement Team.

Some Team Members Engaged in god’s Work

AMANDA GHILARDI

Social Media Manager

I am City Engagement’s social media person! I enjoy reading the updates of all the project managers and how God is working in the city! Until I took on this role, I did not know the breadth of all the things the body of Christ was/is doing. It is also a blessing to serve the city engagement team in any way I can. When I am not doing this role, I am a special education teacher in Cambridge Public Schools.

SIMON FOWLER

Project Manager Coach

This role gives me an opportunity to see all the ways God uses the gifts he’s given his people to serve one another in service of others. There’s such a wonderful spirit of “other-centeredness” and trust in the way project managers are facilitating their team’s work and serving our key contacts at the partner organizations.”

LAUREN DUKES

Projects Engineer

My husband Patrick, my son Daniel, and I live in Inman Square in Cambridge. By trade I’m a software engineer. I leverage my skill at understanding, designing, and maintaining complex systems to create and document frameworks, procedures, and other solutions for our teams’ challenges. I’m motivated to serve on this team by Jesus’ story in Matthew 25 about the servants entrusted with resources while the master was away. Servants who were good stewards heard from the master upon his return, “Well done, good and faithful servant…come and share your master’s happiness!” I am incredibly privileged; God has entrusted me with skill and resources, and I pray that I am found a faithful steward during this incredible time so that I may share in Christ’s joy upon his return.

Praying For God’s Work

 

Giving to God’s Work

 

City Engagement hosts weekly Prayer Vigils each Friday from 6pm to midnite.

You can join for 6 minutes, 60 minutes, or 6 hours.

We invite you to join as we pray for the City of Boston, other churches in Boston, our global missionaries, our local missionaries and Park Street Church!

Our theme this week:

Solidarity with the Crucified

The Schedule and Liturgy for Friday 9/25/2020 is HERE

Please join us on a zoom site here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84220927630

Stories of God’s Work

 

Grant Writing for God

Grant Writing for God

The grant of $24,000, to be used over three months, was awarded by the Boston Resiliency Fund, dedicated to helping community groups provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning students, and support to first responders and health care workers in Boston.

How Peace Begins in God’s Kingdom

How Peace Begins in God’s Kingdom

This story is written in the first person by Hannah Tam a young Asian woman who attends Harvard Medical and delivered groceries on the Labor Day weekend. We delivered the groceries this morning at 10am. What a wonderful way to start the day! After attending the 11am...

Immediate Prayer Requests

  • First Congregational Church of Revere needs more volunteers for their Food Pantry
  • A trial run with Mi Amore in Winthrop – Park Street Church Food Bank is hoping to help 48 families with groceries, but beginning with 6
  • For our Lead Team as we work on restructuring our work to be more effective for the kingdom
  • Joyful endurance for the volunteers who have been working long and hard and the crisis continues to require sacrifice and love
  • Praise to God for Kimberley Morrison’s visa being approved!
  • Thank God for a new partnership with Wings Ministry – to help get food to those most vulnerable!