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God is doing something different in New England than I've ever seen in my forty years in ministry here. 

Dan Clymer, Retired Church Planter

Upcoming Events

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Due to the continuing Covid-19 impact, please confirm any in-person events prior to attending.

  • Joni & Friends: Disability Ministry Leader’s ‘Lunch ‘N Learn’
    Online Event
    Nov 30, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Online Event
    Join one of our monthly Special Needs Ministry Leader Network Meetings! In November, we welcome Linda Smith from Young Life Capernaum to share practical ideas for discipling people with disabilities. Email Liz Babbitt for the Zoom link at lbabbitt@joniandfriends.org.
  • Cochren & Co Christmas Concert
    Union Church
    Dec 02, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Union Church, 3 Elm St, Vernon, CT 06066, USA
    This will be an exciting family event which will kick off our Christmas season. We will collect a love offering to help defray costs, the concert is open to all!
  • Care Group for Moms (Joni & Friends)
    Online Event
    Dec 04, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Online Event
    Grab a cup of coffee and join moms from across New England impacted by disability for a time of fellowship and an encouraging devotion from the Word of God. Email Liz Babbitt for the Zoom link: newengland@joniandfriends.org
  • Something New! RUC Album Concert and Networking Celebration
    Second Church Of Dorchester
    Dec 04, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Second Church Of Dorchester, 44 Moultrie St, Boston, MA 02124, USA
    Come join the Emmanuel Gospel Center, Caleb McCoy and OAK musicians, alongside some amazing leaders in the city as we celebrate SOMETHING NEW! A new album, new community initiatives, and new and practical ways to get educated and get involved with restorative work in Boston.
  • Soulfest Christmas Concert: with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith
    UMass Lowell
    Dec 04, 7:00 PM
    UMass Lowell, 300 Arcand Dr, Lowell, MA 01852, USA
    Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will make a stop at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on their Christmas tour!
  • Introduction to John 17:23 Pastoral Support Groups
    Online Event
    Dec 08, 12:00 PM
    Online Event
    Pastors Strengthened – Congregations Better Led – Churches United – Communities Served... This is what happens when pastors from a community come together in a John 17:23 group.
  • Virtual Christmas Worship for Families with Disability
    Online Worship
    Dec 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Worship
    Join us for a night of joy-filled, Christmas worship for families living with disability! Email Maria DeGenova at mdegenova@joniandfriends.org for more information.
  • Strategic Leadership Workshop with Albert Tate: Find Your Groove
    Online Workshop
    Dec 16, 12:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Join Albert Tate as he offers three invitations to leaders that can open fresh opportunities, rhythms, and perspectives — what Albert calls a 'New Groove." For more information and an invitation to this Leadership Workshop, contact Jack Richardson at jrichardson@VisionNewEngland.org.
  • Your Best 2021 Idea and 2022 Sharing Time (Joni & Friends)
    Online Event
    Dec 17, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Online Event
    Join one of our monthly Special-Needs Ministry Leader Network meetings! This is your opportunity to share your best idea for disability ministry from 2021. Join the conversation and network for disability ministry in New England. Email Liz Babbitt for the Zoom link at lbabbitt@joniandfriends.org
  • Light Your World
    Online New Year's Eve Gospel Celebration
    Dec 31, 2021, 8:00 PM
    Online New Year's Eve Gospel Celebration
    In these dark times, we need more than empty resolutions and wishful thinking. We need true hope.
  • First Session of Faithful Friendships Workshop: Racial Healing
    Roxbury Presbyterian Church
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Jan 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Roxbury Presbyterian Church, Roxbury, Boston, MA, USA
    Do you long for true relational healing? What does God call us to be and do when there is so much hurt and brokenness?
  • New England Discipleship Think Tank
    The Gathering Place
    Jan 28, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    The Gathering Place, 340 Back Rd, Alfred, ME 04002, USA
    Gather with other ministry leaders across New England to look strategically at building an intentional movement of disciples who make disciples.
  • Shepherds Conference
    Online Conference
    Mar 05, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Online Conference
    The mission of the Shepherds' Conference is to provide the opportunity for men in church leadership to be challenged in their commitment to biblical ministry and to find encouragement together as servants of the chief Shepherd. Please be advised, the time and date are unconfirmed!
  • Go Dark, Shine Bright Prayer Campaign
    DL Moody Center Website
    May 01, 2022, 7:00 AM – May 10, 2022, 7:00 AM
    DL Moody Center Website
    This May 2022, join the DL Moody Center in a 10-day social media fast to pray for deeper faith! You can pray in person at Northfield, MA at the DL Moody Center, or online with believers across the nation.

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