Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Hagar & Domestic Violence – Genesis 16 & 21

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The story of Hagar, Sarai, and Abram in Genesis 16 and 21 helps us address this difficult issue, find hope, and get help. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please visit haggarssisters.org or autumnmiles.com. Thank you Patty Stocker with WCAT for producing this video. By Robert Dunkarton – https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/8d/8a/c2f4ed5467f3c2263555bb9eb8a9.jpg Gallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0034437.html Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-29): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/gdfs8awj CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36614799

Esther Discussion Guide/Questions

Thanks for checking out our college group’s discussion guide of the book of Esther. I hope this helps you study and reflect on the book as we prepare to discuss it together. Here are some helpful resources for studying the book of Esther (PDF download at bottom of page): The Bible Project: Esther Video & Discussion Guide For Such a Time as This article by Bethany Jenkins Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God article by Bethany Jenkins  How to…

The Gospel & Social Justice – Where to begin?

Dear Church Family,  Many of us are wrestling with how to respond to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and our current cultural moment. We don’t know what to do about it, or even where to begin. Your elders, Mark, John, and I have all listened to a sermon called “The Gospel & Social Justice” by Pastor Tom Sparling of The Journey Community Church in Worcester. If you are able, would you listen to it? His sermon starts at about…

Westford Area Public Assistance Programs: Food Pantries, Community Suppers, Services

Looking for help with a need? See our directory of local Westford assistance programs and helpful services, such as food pantries, community suppers, and more. The Cameron Senior Center Council on Aging also has a Westford Resource Guide. Click here to see a list of Littleton services. See special list of food assistance programs during the Covid-19 emergency. Area Food Pantries *ID may be required Westford Food Pantry (at Cameron Senior Center) 20 Pleasant Street, Westford, MA 978-692-5523 www.westfordfoodpantry.org See website for…

Pornography Blocking & Internet Accountability Services

We live in a day and age full of constant temptations. If you or your family need online protection for your laptops, phones, or digital devices consider subscribing to one of the following services: Covenant Eyes http://www.covenanteyes.com/  X3 Watch https://x3watch.com/  Net Nanny https://www.netnanny.com If this is an area of struggle for you, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your pastor, an elder, or a trusted friend. We don’t want you to go through this alone. Let us walk…

Grace, Justice, & Mercy with Bryan Stevenson and Timothy Keller

In May 2016 Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City hosted an evening discussion on race, grace, and the church with Bryan Stevenson and Pastor  Timothy Keller. I’m sharing this as a follow-up to our recent series, God of Justice. I hope you’ll take the time to listen to both sessions to further our discussion of this important topic. While you may fully agree with everything you hear, or you may come to different conclusions, both are a worthwhile listen.…

The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Antisemitism

Dear Church, with the recent violence committed against the Jewish community we the Elders believe we should all become more informed about antisemitism and how we can both stand against this racism and stand with the people hurt by it. Please read this article by Joe Carter, originally posted at The Gospel Coalition: The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Antisemitism. – The Cornerstone Board of Elders

The Kingdom of God Explained

What is the kingdom of God? This is a theme that appears over and over again in the Bible, but what is it? If someone walked up to you right now and said, “I’ve been reading about the kingdom of God a lot in the Bible, but I’m not sure what it is. Can you explain it to me?” what would you say? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are three resources that can help you understand the kingdom…

Mission Matters Sermon by Neil Hudson | Luke 10:1-20

Pastor Neil Hudson gave a sermon on mission to our frontlines at Park Street Church in downtown Boston. He works with the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) to equip pastors and churches to reach out to their frontlines. Your frontline is the place where you naturally spend time with your friends who don’t know Jesus yet, like your office, the library, the coffee shop, Holidays with family, or even the grocery store. I think you will find this sermon…

How to Pray the Psalms by Timothy Keller

Want to know how to pray the Psalms? In addition to listening to our series on the Psalms, listen to Timothy Keller explain how to pray the Psalms. He pastored Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City for many years and is the author of The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms. Enjoy! In Christ, Pastor Jonathan
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