We began 2018 with times of worship, prayer, and remembrance. Jesus is the center of our worship and focus of our lives. On Good Friday, we had the opportunity to remember Him together.
We gather around a table of friendship that Jesus has welcomed us all to in community groups, gatherings of friends, Sunday meetings, and special events.
Our practice of learning, living, and sharing the story of God’s good news flows from a place of Jesus-centered worship.
We continued to welcome people from many backgrounds who God has brought to our city (Boston) throughout the year and had our first baptism of the year on Easter Sunday.
Our Sunday gathering gives us an opportunity to welcome people as Jesus has welcomed us! Over 80 new people filled out connect cards at our Sunday meetings this year.
Kids are welcomed at City Church!
Church is not a meeting. It’s people. Our community groups engaged with our neighbors by sharing meals with our friends on the street, volunteering at youth centers, and hosting a monthly worship gathering at a senior home.
Spirit-empowered prayer demonstrates our care for one another and belief in a God who does miracles.
The summer gave us time to enjoy being together outdoors and engage in conversations on a Biblical view of race facilitated by Georgia.
In October, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary at St. Joseph’s High School.
We celebrated 10-years of God’s faithfulness. From a small group of young adults meeting in apartments, to a launch in Church Restaurant & Club, to our move to the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, and the start of community groups in neighborhoods across our city, God has been faithful.
It was joy to celebrate with old and new friends.
November we sang in the languages and rhythms of different cultures and continued to learn to celebrate with dance on International Sunday!
This fall we launched a new series called Finding Your Way Back to God. Several new people joined us at the start of this series and found themselves awakening or re-awakening to the truth that with Jesus we can start over.
One result of this new series was people taking the bold step to be baptized. We rejoiced with Charlyne (pictured) and Ronke (next slide) as they took this step. Every person is worthy of a party in God’s eyes!
Baptism represents death to our old life under the power of sin and the start of new life where we are forgiven and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
We are grateful for all God did this year and are looking forward to another year together as a church family that helps remind us that we are loved and belong to God and his family.