Written by Cassie Capewell — Boston, MA Wednesday, 31 December 2014, re-posted from Disciples Today
On Saturday December 14, 2014 the campus ministry of the Boston Church of Christ hosted the second annual HOPE for the Holidays concert, benefiting HOPE worldwide. The night was a huge success, raising over $1,500.
The concert included a set by the indie eclectic band Midnight Lantern comprised of Morgan Williams, Gracie Aho, Joshua Larrabee, Emma Gifford, and Avery Miller. They performed a set of ten original and cover songs including “You Alone” and “Soul Meets Body.” Among these songs was the fan-favorite, “Praise,” performed with the accompaniment of William Pike and Josh Zaagsma. The second half of the concert included songs performed by Noel Lopez and William Pike, Gabriel Paradis, Abbi White, and a spoken word piece by Justin Singletary. The worship team of the Downtown Boston Campus Ministry concluded the night. They led the audience in song and wonderfully performed holiday carols including “O Holy Night” and an amplified version of “Deck the Halls.”
Along with the performances, the night included a raffle, and homemade concessions sold to directly benefit HOPE worldwide. The CD Nothing I Hold Onto, sold at the first HOPE for the Holidays Concert, was again for sale at the event, and is currently available online for purchase as well.
The Boston Campus Ministry was successful in hosting an event focused on loving and providing for others as God has himself done for us, and all of the glory is given to Him.
We are pleased to announce that the Boston Church has a new Elder, Ron McCormick, who was appointed in the Southern Cities Region. Ron and his wife Bridget have been faithful disciples in the Boston Church for many years serving in multiple capacities. They have two faithful disciple sons Cameron and Delany. Ron is a multi-talented individual who has served in the Worship Ministry as a song leader, as a Deacon of Benevolence, Leader and Teacher in our Youth and Family Ministry and served on the Leadership Team of the Southern Cities Region.
His wife Bridget serves tirelessly and has helped to coordinate our large Youth and Families Ministry and with Ron helped to shepherd this important group. As they have recently become empty nesters, they have now taken on the shepherding role for our Singles Ministry in the Southern Cities Region. Please honor this couple for their love and commitment to God, their love for his people and their unending service to our church.
Written by Tony Martin — Boston, MA Tuesday, 23 December 2014 re-posted from Disciples Today
We are pleased to honor some of our long-time music ministry leadership with lifetime achievement awards.
The list of dignitaries includes Joe Galeota, tenured Professor at Berklee, and incredible partner; Dr. Sandra Morales, a world renowned musician and artist who received her Doctorate in Musicology at Harvard University; Carl Alleyne, choreographer to the stars and gifted singer and inspiring leader; James Cafferella, the heart and soul of the Boston music ministry; Cheryl Murphy, a quiet but consistent heroine who works behind the scenes to ensure stability, she humbly and graciously allows others a place in the spotlight, while choosing to work unseen and in secret.
Bryan Pitts, an awesome pianist, engineer, husband, father and soldier in the ranks of our music ministry leadership, has faithfully served 15+ years with a great passion and commitment to see that his region is offered the best in worship week after week, using the tools he has on hand. Mark Messinger, a Berklee graduate, a reluctant leader and brilliant composer and arranger, is another gifted colleague in the ranks of our music ministry leadership that deserves a standing ovation.
And finally, Barry Bushart, who is an incredible servant, has a way about him where he makes very difficult tasks easy. For years, when there is a need, he has been the first on the scene and the last one to leave. He has served in numerous roles over the 30 plus years of service, all without grumbling, complaining or fighting for recognition.
The last two years I have had the privilege of serving in the role of worship director in the Boston Church of Christ has been a very rewarding experience. I was compelled to write an open letter of expressions and gratitude for such extraordinary music ministry leadership in the Boston Church of Christ. These servants are worthy of being honored because of the long-time service to God and his people.