A Park Street Family Christmas Extravaganza

December 13 -

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

December 14 / 9:30AM - 12:00PM

Boston Fellows Open Session

December 14 / 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Park Street Events

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  • Angel Tree for Root Cellar Children

    Angel Tree for Root Cellar Children

    Families & Children

    December 1 - 15

    Details

    This year our family ministry is hosting a toy/clothing drive for the Root Cellar. The Root Cellar is a ministry partner of Park Street Church that ministers to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Lewiston, ME. We have been sending short-term mission teams there for the last 6 years, many of them our youth. On December 8 we will have a large board with names of the kids from the Root Cellar at the family ministry area in the Ockenga Lobby. They are requesting each kid receive a jacket, boots, and a toy.  Please bring in only new items and bring them unwrapped. You can choose one item for a kid or sponsor multiple kids. We will collect them in a box at the family ministry check in area on Dec 8 and 15. 

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: December 1, 2019 / 9:15AM
    • Ends: December 15, 2019 / 5:30PM
  • International Bible Class

    Internationals • Recurring Event

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    Study the Bible with other internationals. Be inspired and transformed by the Word of God. All are welcome, including families with kids in children's programs.

    Questions? EMAIL Whay Lee.

    Learn more about FOCUS, Park Street's ministry to internationals.

    Location: Park Street Meeting Room, Park Street Church (3 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 22 2019 .

    • Time: 9:45 - 10:45AM
  • Community Hour

    Recurring Event

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    Get to know your neighbors! Come to a time of refreshments and discussion with the people who live in your neck of the woods. Sundays, beginning SEP 22.

    Questions? Email Kris Perkins

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 08 2019 .

    • Time: 9:45 - 9:45AM
  • Morning Small Group

    Park Street Church College Community • Recurring Event

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    Get involved in the Park Street College Community with our Sunday morning small group! Dive deeper into the Bible & the lives of each other.

    Questions? Email Tammy!

    Location: Park Street Church Bldg 3, Room 301 (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 08 2019 .

    • Time: 9:45 - 10:45AM
  • Fellowship Lunch

    Park Street Church College Community • Recurring Event

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    Join the Park Street College Community for free fab food, conversation, prayer, & opportunities to practice your faith with peers!

    Questions? Email Tammy!

    Location: Park Street Church, Terrace Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 08 2019 .

    • Time: 12:30 - 1:30PM
  • Park Street International Fellowship

    Internationals • Recurring Event

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    Join us on Sundays for lunch, singing, prayer and small group Bible discussion in English. PSIF is open to new émigrés, and all international students, scholars and their families, including children, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation. 
     
    Questions? Contact Dr. Raymond Kam, Minister to Internationals.

    Location: Fellowship Hall (Park Street Church, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Dec 15 2019 .

    • Time: 12:30 - 3:00PM
  • Thursday Night Outreach Backpacks Assembly

    Thursday Night Outreach Backpacks Assembly

    Missions

    December 1

    Details

    Join Thursday Night Outreach (TNO) on SUN, DEC 1 immediately following our monthly All-Church Supper to fill backpack care packages for our homeless/underprivileged friends living just outside the doors of our church. The backpacks containing basic necessities will be gifted at TNO's 15th Annual Christmas Dinner!

    Since its inception in 2006, TNO has faithfully tended to the spiritual and physical needs of the less fortunate right outside our front door on the Common. Learn more about Thursday Night Outreach

    DONATE items for the backpacks.

    Questions? Email the TNO team

    Location: Park Street Church (Welcome Center, Boston, MA 02108)

    • Starts: December 1, 2019 / 6:30PM
    • Ends: December 1, 2019 / 6:30PM
  • Tuesday Cafe: 20s & 30s (Fellowship Of Young Adults)

    Young Adults • Recurring Event

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    Young adults are invited for a God-centered fellowship.

    Fellowship includes worship, studying of God's Word in groups, and praying! 

    Attendance is NOT restricted to Park Street Church attendees.

    Come if you are interested in knowing more about God.

    We hope you can join us!

    If you have any questions, please send them to Zane Kang, Interim Director of Young Adults: [email protected]

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Feb 23 2021 .

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Life Together Women’s Bible study

    Women • Recurring Event

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    We are an intergenerational women’s faith group hosted by Park Street Church, open to all regardless of any or no church affiliation. Meet other women each Wednesday morning to study the Bible in a group setting “where relationships matter.”

    Please follow the registration link below to register for our “Life Together Bible Study”. The study meets in the Terrace Room of Park Street Church from 10:00–11:30 AM and runs from SEP 18, 2019 through MAY 13, 2020. Tuition of $30 covers the entire academic calendar and includes study materials. Cash or checks will be accepted at the study. Scholarships are available, so don’t hesitate to ask!

    REGISTER

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 13 2020 except Wed Nov 27 2019, Wed Dec 18 2019, Wed Dec 25 2019, Wed Jan 01 2020.

    • Time: 10:00 - 11:30AM
  • Wednesday Cafe: Early 20s (Fellowship of Young Adults)

    Young Adults • Recurring Event

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    If you are a young adult in your early to mid 20s, we welcome you to join our fellowship! Whether you're in town briefly or for a longer season, please feel free to come by. We always begin with a time of fellowship around a meal (usually pizza, but occasionally a home-cooked meal!), then have a time of worship and small group Bible Study. We hope to meet you soon!

    If you have any questions, please send them to Zane Kang, Interim Director of Young Adults: [email protected]

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 31 2022 .

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Thursday Night Outreach

    Missions • Recurring Event

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    Meets every THURSDAY from 5:30 to 9:00 PM.

    The Thursday Night Outreach (TNO) team began in 2006, when we felt a calling to reach out to those who spend most of their time out on the Boston Common. We embrace 1 John 3:18: “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth,” as our calling to serve both the physical and spiritual needs of these our neighbors. Each Thursday we spend time in Scripture before we head out on to the Common, so that we are centered on God before we put his words into action. We cook and provide a meal and some basic essentials, but the key feature of our ministry is the relationships that we build.

    EMAIL THE TNO TEAM.

    Location: Fellowship Hall, Park Street Church (Zero Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 12 2019 .

    • Time: 5:30 - 9:00PM
  • DivorceCare

    Pastoral Care & Counseling • Recurring Event

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    Divorced? Separated? We can help. Find help. Discover hope. Experience healing. DivorceCare helps you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis in an otherwise difficult season of life. There are three key elements to your experience: video seminar, group discussion and a personal workbook.

    Unless you’ve been there it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That’s why many of your friends and family don’t fully understand what you are going through and don’t know how to best help you.

    We understand. DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We’ll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation and divorce.

    DivorceCare is a network of 13,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer divorce support groups. The program is non-demonominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation. Learn more about DivorceCare, or join our Meetup group to stay up-to-date on our meeting calendar.

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 12 2019 except Thu Nov 28 2019.

    • Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
  • Porn Affects Everyone

    Recurring Event

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    No one escapes the influence of pornography’s shadow. Because this is a cultural stronghold perpetuated by silence, all Christians need to learn about porn, how to pray, and strategies to protect ourselves and others. Because it affects everyone, we invite all to attend to be equipped through this 10-week video series followed by discussion.

    Questions? Email

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 12 2019 except Thu Nov 28 2019.

    • Time: 7:00 - 8:15PM
  • Friendship Bible Study

    Disabilities • Recurring Event

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    For adults who prefer a slower pace of learning.

    Friendship Bible Study meets weekly on Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Sky Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 28 2020 except Thu Nov 21 2019, Thu Nov 28 2019, Thu Dec 26 2019, Thu Jan 02 2020, Thu Apr 09 2020.

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Youth Group

    Families & Children • Recurring Event

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    Grades 7–12! 

    Location: Youth Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Jun 12 2020 except Fri Oct 18 2019, Fri Nov 29 2019, Fri Dec 27 2019, Fri Jan 03 2020.

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Congregational Q&A

    Congregational Q&A

    December 6

    Details

    Church leaders will present direction and goals for the coming year to the congregation. We will have a substantial Q&A opportunity and welcome discussion! Please come and participate in this important aspect of the life of our church. Childcare available.

    Send in your questions ahead of time to [email protected] (subject line: "Church Q&A"),  or submit, review and upvote questions at www.parkstreet.org/Q&A  

    Location: Sanctuary (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    • Starts: December 6, 2019 / 7:00PM
    • Ends: December 6, 2019 / 8:30PM
  • Global Professionals Meeting

    Global Professionals Meeting

    Missions

    December 7

    10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Details

    Join other professionals in Park Street's Global Professional Community at the Van Baay House in Cambridge. Fellowship and prayer first Saturday of each month. All who are interested in using their career or profession globally are welcome! 

    Questions? Contact David Rix.

    Location: Van Baay House (1626 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138)

  • Youth Christian Education Classes

    Youth • Recurring Event

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    All students, 7th-12th grade, meet in the youth room for a game and worship led by the youth band before splitting into classes. 

    Location: Youth Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Jun 14 2020 except Sun Oct 20 2019, Sun Dec 01 2019, Sun Dec 22 2019, Sun Dec 29 2019, Sun Jan 05 2020.

    • Time: 10:00 - 11:00AM
  • Second Sunday 3 PM Prayer

    Recurring Event

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    “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together I unity!” Psalm 133:1

    All are welcome to gather in the Granary Room as we ask for God’s intervention in our lives, church, city and world.

    Location: Granary Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every month on the second Sunday until Sun Dec 22 2019 .

    • Time: 3:00 - 3:00PM
  • A Park Street Family Christmas Extravaganza

    A Park Street Family Christmas Extravaganza

    Families & Children

    December 13

    Details

    Busy? Tired? Holidays making you dizzy? Let's slowdown, have some fun, and celebrate with everyone. Join us for a Park Street Family Christmas Extravaganza. For more information and to RSVP, please email the Family Ministries team.

    Come and enjoy carol singing, a funny video, a capella group Boston Found, games, a skit, cookie and ornament decorating, refeshments, and a photo booth with the "Holy Family".

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: December 13, 2019 / 7:00PM
    • Ends: December 13, 2019 / 9:30PM
  • DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

    DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

    Pastoral Care & Counseling

    December 14

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

    Details

    If you are separated or divorced, the holidays can a lonely, stressful, depressing time. But there's hope! Join us for Surviving the Holidays, an encouraging seminar that will help you cope during the holidays and discover new ways to enjoy them again.

    The holidays can also be a lonely and stressful time for children in single parent families or divorced/separated homes. For children ages 5–12, we are providing a special program for them! The day will include fun games, activities, crafts, a story and more. Please RSVP to DivorceCare by December 8 if you would like your children to be involved.

    Consider inviting a friend, family member or co-worker who is going through separation or divorce. The event is free, and continental breakfast is provided.

    Location: Granary Room (One Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

  • Boston Fellows Open Session

    Boston Fellows Open Session

    Missions

    December 14

    10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Details

    The Boston Fellows will be holding its next Open Session on SAT DEC 14. The topic this month is "Your Calling to Raise Children" - from the standpoint of Christian responsibility, a work/calling for all believers.

    Registration is $12, and includes lunch. Register by TUE DEC 10

    REGISTER

    All are welcome to attend the Boston Fellows Open Sessions, held on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Enjoy in-depth teaching from subject-matter experts. Future teaching sessions are scheduled for FEB 15, MAR 14, and APR 18.

    The Boston Fellows is a nine-month fellowship for professionals seeking to cultivate the insights and spiritual habits necessary for meaningful vocation within a cohort of peers, spiritual leaders, and professional mentors.

    Questions? Contact Kelly Madden, Executive Director of Boston Fellows.

    Location: Park Street Church (Zero Park Street, Welcome Center, Boston, MA 02108)

  • Lessons & Carols

    Lessons & Carols

    Music

    December 15

    Details

    Childcare will be available for ages 0–4. RSVP is requested for childcare, but not required.

    “Let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by this Holy Child; and let us make this church glad with our carols of praise.” Music sung by the Sanctuary Choir and Congregation, and accompanied by the Park Street Orchestra.

    Seating will be limited to sanctuary capacity; we recommend arriving 30 minutes early in order to be sure of getting a seat. Overflow seating will be available in the Fellowship Hall.

    Historical Note

    The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first sung in this wooden building (pictured right) which served as the first Truro Cathedral; it is said that the Rt. Reverend Edward White Benson, who originated the service in 1880, chose the time of 10:00 PM on Christmas Eve in order to “get the men out of the pubs early so they would not be drunk for the midnight service.” In 1918, Eric Milner-White, Dean of King’s College, Cambridge, adapted the service for use in the chapel at King’s. The service has remained virtually unchanged since that time, and has spread through all the world. The hymns and carols vary in each service (though it is traditional to begin with Once in Royal David’s City), but the readings and other spoken portions are always the same, even, traditionally, retaining the well-loved King James translation. The sound of the same words, year after year, becomes an echo of the unchanging significance and reality of the story. The music takes the role of reflecting on each text and exhorting the congregation. The tone of this worship service is both solemn and joyful, reflecting the intimidating grandeur of the story—from Fall to Incarnation—and rejoicing in the love of God and the redemption that is ours through Christ. 

    Location: Park Street Church Sanctuary (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: December 15, 2019 / 7:00PM
    • Ends: December 15, 2019 / 9:00PM
  • Blue Christmas

    Blue Christmas

    December 20

    Details

    A Blue Christmas service brings comfort and offers hope. Ours is designed to welcome our seeking friends.  Please join us in the Welcome Center for jazz and a cappella music, a reading of The Ragman parable, singing and a time of prayer. For more information please email Chris May.

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: December 20, 2019 / 7:00PM
    • Ends: December 20, 2019 / 8:00PM
  • Christmas Eve Services

    Christmas Eve Services

    December 24

    Details

    3:00 PM

    This is a service with elements intended especially for families with young children.It will include a live nativity, and the sermon will engage both kids and adults. Electronic candles will be distributed for use during “Silent Night.”

    5:00 PM & 7:00 PM

    A traditional service with choir, brass, harp, and timpani accompanying the well-loved Christmas carols. A special musical prelude (featuring solo and instrumental works) will begin 15 minutes before each service.

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    • Starts: December 24, 2019 / 7:00PM
    • Ends: December 24, 2019 / 7:00PM
  • South Africa Mission Trip

    South Africa Mission Trip

    Park Street Church College Community

    December 27 - January 15

    Details

    Join a team of college students from Boston on a 3-week mission trip to South Africa. Learn to share your faith with high school kids as you teach Math, English, Science and various electives. Work with the organization PSC helped launch in 2010 called The Mamelodi Initiative. Help at-risk youth in an impoverished township ravaged by AIDS to learn, grow, dream and achieve.

     

    Location: Park Street Church

    • Starts: December 27, 2019 / 9:45AM
    • Ends: January 15, 2020 / 11:45AM