Resources (Page 51)

Resources (Page 51)

Our Story

The story of Cornerstone began over a hundred years ago. In 1893, two churches, First Baptist and Calvary Baptist, started a Sunday School program as an outreach ministry to the Lowell community. Immanuel Baptist Church was officially founded at 53 Blossom Street in 1896. In 1970, that church moved to Billerica Rd (Ma-129) in Chelmsford. A few years previous, in 1960, several pastors graduated from a seminary in Oklahoma and headed to the New England area to plant churches. Pastor George…

Cornerstone Connect: September 29, 2015

The September 29th issue of the Cornerstone Connect is jam packed with a lot of information and opportunities to serve!  This coming Saturday, October 3, is our Kick-Off Service!  We are finished with our Core-team gathering times and our Preview services and are now beginning our new life as Cornerstone Congregational Church!  We are all so excited! Remember, our service is at 5:00 pm this Saturday!  We hope to see you there!  We are praying for 144 worshipers. Come and join…

5 Ingredients for Spiritual Meal-Making

My mom is a great cook who would make three delicious meals a day for my brothers and me. I wish I could say I inherited my mom’s love for cooking, but I never did. She tried and tried to teach me how to cook, but I never wanted to learn. Now my wife is away for a few weeks and I’m counting down the days until the lasagna she made and so lovingly stored in the freezer is gone.…

Ann Ralls: From goddess Worship to Worshipping Christ

Faith Story: Ann Ralls from Cornerstone Westford on Vimeo. My mother would prepare food for them, said prayers while burning incense sticks, and burn ritual paper money to appease gods and ancestors for health and prosperity. We occasionally visited temples of different gods to pray and burn more incense and ritual paper money.  My impression of the religion at that time was that we’d better do all the necessary rituals or they would come after us. I once asked my…

Cornerstone Connect: September 8, 2015

The September 8th 2015 edition of Cornerstone Connect is now available. It’s time for our second preview service this coming Saturday, September 12th at 5pm. We’re going to wrap up our two-part series in Ezekiel called Ready for God. You can prepare for this weekend’s sermon by reading Ezekiel 43:1-12. In our current issue, Pastor Jonathan encourages us to meditate on 1 Corinthians 3:16 to prepare us for worship, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s…

Cornerstone Connect: August 19, 2015

The August 19 edition of Cornerstone Connect is all about what we have been waiting for: Our First Preview Service!!! Pastor Jonathan reminds us that we should be praying and thinking about how we will welcome visitors to our services. In addition, he is looking for help with our Introduction to Jesus class which will be held in October and November.

Cornerstone Connect: July 10, 2015

Pastor Jonathan encourages us to remember to pray for our ministry in and for Westford in the July 10 edition of Cornerstone Connect and is calling for a time of prayer on July 29 from 7-9 pm at the church. This edition is also jam packed with updates about our involvement in the Chelmsford Country Fair over the Fourth of July holiday as well as updates on the naming of our Trustees and the opportunity to teach Christianity Explored through…

Cornerstone Connect: June 29, 2015

In the June 29th 2015 Cornerstone Connection, Pastor Jonathan reminds the Core Team to rest this summer as we prepare for the fall launch, the Church Planting Ministry Team shares a few Team documents, and both the Worship Team and Outreach and Connections Team share opportunities to volunteer and get involved.

Tithes and Offerings

One of the ways we worship Jesus and bless each other is through giving generously and joyfully in our tithes and offerings. Although money can be a tricky thing to talk about, God calls us to worship Him with our all, including our finances. I encourage you to review this Tithes and Offerings Devotional from our June 27th 2015 Gathered Worship service at Cornerstone. You can also download the Keynote and PowerPoint editions.

Historic Westford Church Building

On March 7th, 2001 the roof of Westford Bible Church’s building collapsed due to significant snowfall. Here are some pictures of the demolition and reconstruction. Through this process God gave Westford Bible Church, and eventually Cornerstone Congregational Church, a brand new building.