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The Central Jersey Church of Christ has reached a new and exciting milestone since being planted by the NYC Church of Christ in 2004. With 500 in attendance for our Easter service, one of the church’s first evangelists, Robert Carrillo, appointed Johnny Rivera and Tommy Beene as elders via a special video message. Johnny and Tommy are the first elders to serve in the church’s history.
It seems appropriate that I update the Boston church and her leaders as to the progression of my health challenges and its effect on my capacity to work full time.
For 42 years I have had the privilege to serve in the full-time ministry. I began fresh out of college and saw God work in amazing ways in campus ministries in North Carolina. We moved to West Virginia and then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to plant a church there. With each move we added a child, including Boston. When we moved to Boston, like many, we planned to be here a short time, but God had other plans. We have now been here 30 years.
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
Are you passionate about working with young children? Do you actively look for ways to fulfill your calling and improve your skills? Would you like to work in an inspiring, Christian environment? Shining Stars Preschool of Framingham, Massachusetts is looking for dedicated, inspired, passionate, nurturing teachers and assistants to work in our new ground-breaking preschool! We are seeking teachers that will inspire our children and provide ample opportunities for them to witness kindness, responsibility, and respect. The school is based out of the Boston Church of Christ building in Framingham.
Conor Cormick's road to recovery has been recently supported by Yanni Family Orthodontics, a local business in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Donation stations have been set up at all of their offices and Dr. Yanni will match all contributions. Please share this video and help the family in this continuing trial.
For Team Conor: Road to Recovery, a lot has happened since our last updates in August. Conor McCormick, a young man in the Pioneer Valley Church of Christ teen ministry, suffered a severe, paralyzing neck injury while enjoying a fun day in a swimming pool with friends this summer.
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 we will be hosting a music festival in West Springfield, Massachusetts to raise money to support Team Conor. Conor McCormick is a vibrant, faithful 16-year-old who was involved in a tragic pool accident on July 17. He is beginning a long, expensive road to recovery and his family needs any and all help that can be offered.
On August 9, 2016 all of the staff disciples from around New England gathered for a day of fun and fellowship. The leaders met at a park in Northborough, Massachusetts, to sing, pray and be inspired by God’s word.
Augusto Russell, a member of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ, recently won the "Professional Agent of the Year" award from PIA National. This is the highest national award of distinction by this organization. "I believe he is one of the finest human beings I have come across in my career," said Thomas Leonardi, former Insurance Commissioner of Connecticut. "He genuinely cares about people, his community, and his profession."
Exactly eight years ago today, JamQuest had its first event ever: a small basketball tournament at the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, Connecticut. Just a simple service project for an eighth grade assignment. Fifty people came out to support. We raised something like $2,700. That's where it was supposed to stop. We had no intention of continuing it into the next year, but God had different plans.
From Monday through Wednesday, November 16-18, approximately 200 staff members from New York, New Jersey and New England gathered in Hartford, Connecticut, to sing, preach, pray, discuss and celebrate the special life we have in Christ.