The launch of CoaH Somerville is a truly exciting development in the life of City on a Hill! As we go from being one church to a network of two neighborhood churches, it is encouraging to think about all God will do in the years ahead.
If we really want to see reconciled relationships across racial and ethnic lines in our community, we have to become friends with people unlike us such that we are invited into their homes. If we do this in the church, we'll see an incredible change in our midst. If we do it with those in our community, we will breed trust that invites people to join us and investigate our faith and life together.
In case you weren't able to make it to the Adoption Seminar in November, here are the talks that were shared. We hope they will encourage you to consider and pray about how you might be a part of caring for vulnerable children in Boston!
There are more than 420,000 youth in the U.S. foster care system today, and more than 9,000 of those kids and teenagers are in Massachusetts. Join us for the Adoption Seminar on Saturday, November 4th to discuss how the CoaH family can serve children and families through foster care, adoption, and mentorship.
Some of us may be feeling a little tired or lazy to sign up for the retreat, but we have a great retreat speaker lined up and lots of fun activities planned! Check out 5 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Retreat on this week's blog!
At City on a Hill, we love college students and desire to see them reach their campus through being connected to a local church. Aaron Peters, our College Director, shares several ways college students can plug into the CoaH community this fall!
How did you first find CoaH? Was it a T-ad? Maybe the invitation of a friend? Through the BIG move or receiving a granola bar? All of these are ways that people connect with CoaH but one other way (and one central to all of them) is online.
This week in CoaH Kids the pre-K and 1st-3rd grade classes did part 2 of the general epistles, learning how walking with Jesus changes our lives! The 2-3 year old class continued wit their lesson for the month of July, learning that there is only one God!
Today in CoaH Kids the Pre K - 6th grade classes did an overview of 2nd Thessalonians. We learned about Christ's anticipated return, and talked about some of Paul's writing to the Thessalonians. The 2-3 year olds continued learning about their theme for June, that God knows everything!
Today in CoaH Kids the Pre K - 6th grade classes did an overview of 1st Corinthians. Getting back into our regular Gospel Project curriculum, we learned about the purpose of the church. The 2-3 year olds continued learning about their theme for June, that God knows everything!
This week the 2-3 year olds continued their theme for the month of June, learning that God knows everything! The Pre K through 6th grade classes learned about righteousness, sanctification, and the fruit of the Spirit using the "What's in the Bible?" curriculum!
This month the 2 & 3 year olds will be learning about how God knows everything! Based on the story of Elijah in 1 Kings. In the Pre-K through 6th grade classes, your kids learned about justification, grace and faith using the "What's in the Bible?" curriculum on Paul's letters. These letters are filled with ideas on how to live and follow Jesus. Paul wrote letters to the people to remind them how followers of Jesus were supposed to live.
God has not left us alone, but decided to enter into our suffering, into our experience, and be with us. And more than that, He provided through His death and resurrection the means for suffering to be lifted from us.
Today in CoaH Kids the Pre K - 6th grade class continued learning about Paul's letters by watching "What's in the Bible?" They focused on learning how to love others based on 1 Corinthians 13. In our 2 & 3s they finished up their unit on "God always wins."
Summer is a great time to unplug, get out of the city, hang out with friends, and take vacations. Those are all important, but summer is also a great time to connect with our neighbors and serve our community!
While we celebrate this Mother's Day, we also recognize the grief of those who are reminded of loss and relational wounds. As a church family, we mourn with those who mourn and ask the Lord to grant peace and healing to those who are hurting.