God is changing lives through UniteBoston! Listen to testimonies of changed minds and hearts after attending various gatherings during the 10 Days of Prayer. Together, we are better!
Bridge House Workday
We will be serving at Bridge House, a half-way house for men released from prison. We have all of the volunteers that we need, but we are excited to be a part of the BostonServe initiative!
Name of Church/Community Group: Grace Chapel Men’s Bible Study Group
Project Time & Location (Address): 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Bridge House, Framingham, MA
Number of Volunteers You Will Bring (Approximate): 6
Do You Need More Volunteers?: No
Name: Jack Richardson
CommonCare Dinner for those in need
On the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, Saint Peter’s CommonCare ministry serves a healthy and hearty dinner to from 70-100 people in need. Volunteers come together to begin food preparations early in the afternoon, and the dinner begins at 5:00 p.m.
Name of Church/Community Group: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church
Project time: 2:15 to 7:00pm, but shorter periods are also helpful and welcome
Project Location (Address): 13 Sellers Street, Cambridge
Number of Volunteers You Will Bring (Approximate): 10
Do You Need More Volunteers?: Yes
Name: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church CommonCare
Email: Frank Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (617) 320-2740
10 Days Boston: Re-Igniting Fires of Faith
This week, UniteBoston’s Executive Director Kelly Steinhaus shares how the recent 10 Days Boston event re-ignited fires of faith throughout Boston’s Christian community. Read the story to be encouraged in the power of unity and koinonia togetherness!
10 Days Boston this year was amazing! But don’t take my word for it. 🙂
Christian unity comes down to our ability to see Jesus in one another. This year, we took videos of friends throughout the city sharing their story of how God changed their perspectives of the Church as they attended the various gatherings.
For example, a young man named Matt from Youth With A Mission felt led to share an encouraging word from God with a woman who was chanting at the Greek Orthodox gathering. Matt was hesitant to mention anything because he wasn’t sure if that was a doctrine that their church practiced. But, during the fellowship time, he shared what God had put on his heart about the gift that God had given this woman for worship.
After pausing to take in the words, she responded, “Sometimes I just go through the motions of singing, but because of what you said, you have just re-lit the fire of my faith.”
With UniteBoston, our coming together across diversity provides an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to bring life to various parts of the church. We are individually ignited to see our own faith as a valuable part of the corporate whole. In fact, the original name that God gave me for this ministry was “Ignite.”
Listen to the whole story here:
More photos and video testimonies of changed lives are available on the full blog report here.
Yes, as the body connects together, we know that “We will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:15-16)
Truly, God is up to great things in Boston – Thanks for being a part of His great work!
Candelight Vigil on Warren Street
Join us for the 3rd day of Revival with Guest Revivalist, Pastor Charlie Dates from Progressive Baptist Church, Chicago, IL. We will begin with a service in the Sanctuary and end with a candlelight vigil on Warren Street to bring healing and hope to our traumatized communities, and blessing to all those taking part in UniteBoston’s Day of Service. Note that this BostonServe opportunity takes place on Friday evening – but ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Name of Church/Community Group: Roxbury Presbyterian Church
Project Location (Address): 328 Warren Street, Roxbury
Date of Project: October 23, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Number of Volunteers You Will Bring (Approximate): 30
Do You Need More Volunteers?: Yes
Name: Nancy Kilburn
Phone: (617) 445-6262