Praise God for bringing new people to Seven Mile Road Church in Melrose, MA. Nearly 20 people recently attended an information night where they were able to share a meal with pastors and members, get to know each other and learn more about the essentials of life and mission at Seven Mile Road. Pray for God to continue to transform lives - especially through an upcoming city-wide Christmas event. Ask God to give believers opportunities to connect with community members who are not involved in a church and aren’t familiar with the Gospel.
Praise God that Generation Church in Wakefield, RI, has signed a long-term lease on a roller rink. Their desire is to renovate and use the space, not only for their own church’s needs, but as a hub for revival, church planting and spiritual awakening in Rhode Island and New England. Pray that God will provide the funds needed for renovation as they take a special offering on December 9. Ask God to use this space for His glory and the expansion of His Kingdom!
God has been working in the lives of the people at First Church in Charlestown, MA. This historic congregation has roots dating back to the Puritans in the 1630s, but in recent years membership had dwindled. Praise God that many members have been maturing in their faith and seeing the importance of radically following Christ. Members have been having more Gospel conversations with friends and family, as well as growing in mentoring and discipleship. Pray as the church begins training people in how to share their faith. Ask God to give them boldness and opportunities, especially during the Christmas season. Pray that God will continue to help the church grow both spiritually and numerically.
Crossroads Community Baptist Church in Lincolnville, ME, is currently without a pastor and a building. Praise God that He is continuing to encourage the church members that He is with them and hasn’t forgotten them. Pray that the Lord will send a courageous, obedient man of God to pastor the church and provide the means for them to construct a church building on some existing property they own.
Redemption Baptist Church is a Haitian congregation in Quincy, MA. Pray that God will strengthen the leaders and members so they can serve the people in the community and connect them to Jesus. Also lift up pastor Robermann Dorceus, and pray that God will help him and his family to seek and follow the Lord’s will in full obedience.
One year ago, Providence Church in Epping, NH, called a new pastor. Praise God for the smooth transition and the growth they’ve seen as several people have trusted Christ and expressed interest in Baptism and church membership throughout the summer and fall. Pray for God to continue to open doors in Epping and for Him to ignite a Christ-exalting, biblically faithful, Spirit-led revival in the church. Ask God to send laborers into His harvest in Epping and Raymond, NH.
God has been drawing the members of First Baptist Church in Sudbury, MA, closer as leadership has been preaching through the core values of joy, unity, mission and sacrifice. Pray that God will use the church’s continuing connections with people they served during the summer to bring many people to salvation. Ask God to increase church members’ conviction and desire to disciple others to spiritual maturity.
Neighbors Church in Portland, ME, meets in a mixed martial arts gym and uses the gym as a way to reach out to their community. Praise God that they have seen people who began visiting the gym with hard hearts come to know Christ personally. Pray that the all of the members would continue to grow in unity and cooperation as they become more active in their faith and involved in the community.
After a tornado hit the neighboring area in May, Christ the Redeemer Church in Southbury, CT, was able to host Disaster Relief efforts for two months. Praise God for this opportunity to bless the community, build rapport with the town and share the Gospel with many people. Pray that the spiritual seeds planted during this time will bear fruit. Ask God to give the church an even greater hunger for prayer and evangelism.
Since launching this past year, more than 35 people have accepted Christ at Crosspoint, a church plant in Williston, VT! Pray for the ongoing discipleship of these new Christians as they meet each Monday for Bible study and discipleship. Praise God for a recent opportunity for church planter Todd West to speak with students in a public middle school and answer questions about Christianity during world religion week. Pray that the Holy Spirit nurtures a desire to seek Christ in the hearts of these students. Finally, pray for God to continue to strengthen and guide the church plant leadership.
Faith Christian Fellowship in Pownal, VT, reports that God has been moving in small, but powerful, ways. The church is a year and a half into a season of renewal and revitalization, and every few months God is bringing incremental growth. Praise God for using two mission teams from the Carolinas during the summer to help with building renovations and outreach. Even more exciting, two parents accepted Christ during the summer backyard Bible club and have been getting more involved in the church throughout the fall. Pray that God will continue to unite the church into a cohesive, active body of Christ and to call out godly leaders to make an even bigger impact in the community.
Grace Harbor Church in Providence, RI, is growing and multiplying. Praise God for giving the church a desire to plant a new church in New Bedford, MA, and for raising up a church planter and several core members from the existing church. Pray that this new church plant will grow and flourish as they point the New Bedford community to Christ. Praise God for the growth Grace Harbor is experiencing, and ask Him to help them discern what to do about their meeting space. They are considering buying the building they currently lease. Pray that God gives them wisdom and provides the best solution for His Kingdom’s growth.
Central Church is a multi-campus church in Maine. Praise God that He has been transforming lives in Maine - many people are finding salvation in Christ, being baptized and growing in faith! God also opened the door for Central Church to partner with the city of Augusta by hosting a large Trunk or Treat event. Pray that the connections made at this event will spark a desire to visit the church and learn more about Christ. Ask God to continue to bless and grow the church’s newest location in China, Maine.
North Shore Baptist Church in Peabody, MA, is grateful for the way the Lord has opened many doors for inter-church collaboration throughout Boston’s North Shore – for revival prayer; campus outreach; ministry training; pastor searches; a neighborhood Bible Study for Christians and Jews; and biblical support for ‘unequally yoked’ women. But His most powerful work at NSBC has been in individual hearts. After members began sharing their faith stories this summer, the Lord has been doing a work of healing and redemption, transforming the burdens of grief, abuse and adversity to launch new avenues of personal ministry!
Pray that the Holy Spirit’s work of transformation would spread throughout that community, and many would come to know salvation and freedom in Jesus Christ. Pray that the whole Body of Christ would grow in fellowship and unity as they share together in the work of God’s Kingdom.
God has given City on a Hill Church in Brookline, MA, a vision for planting churches. They recently sent out a pastor and 10% of their congregation to launch City on a Hill Somerville. Praise God for how this church plant is growing and thriving! Pray for guidance and favor as they host groundwork events and prepare to send out a core team and leadership to start City on a Hill Brighton next year. Also lift up the church’s efforts in Brookline — they connected with children and families through summer events and recently served the community through a moving day. Ask God to bless the church’s community groups and help members to grow in unity, depth and maturity. Finally, pray for God to provide a new long-term location for this growing church.
God is doing new things in Emmaus Church in Manchester, NH. Formerly a small group of middle-aged adults, the church is seeing an influx of younger Millennials who are seeking discipleship and a deeper walk with God. Pray that these different generations will teach and encourage one another in the Lord. The church is also renovating their meeting space, as well as a restaurant space next door that they hope to use for neighborhood ministry. Lift up this vision, and pray for God to be glorified and the Gospel to be proclaimed throughout the community. Praise God for gifts from partners and the work that has been finished, and pray that He will be faithful to help the church complete the necessary work.
The River Church is a young church plant in Glastonbury, CT. Their meeting situation is very uncertain at the moment. Recently they have been gathering in an elementary school but aren’t sure how long this will be sustainable. They are looking into the possibility of purchasing a church building they used for two years. Another avenue might be transitioning to a fully mobile church plant. Praise God for how He has been building the faith of church members and teaching them to follow Him day by day and wait on His timing in the midst of so many questions. Pray that God would provide a clear solution that bring glory to Christ and fit the church’s needs for the future.
The Haven Church is a brand-new church plant that will launch next spring in Fitchburg, MA. Thank God for providing a van for the church to help transport members and visitors without cars. And praise Him for His miraculous work in saving two young ladies recently, both from unchurched backgrounds and one from the occult. Pray for A and S to grow exponentially in their love for and obedience to Christ. Lift up the church, asking God to help them continue to grow and reach the lost. Finally, pray for the church leaders as they rally local Christians to vote against marijuana shops from opening near the church and city playgrounds.
Praise God for the ministry opportunities He has provided Quincy Bay Church in Quincy, MA, during their first real year established in Quincy. They collaborated on a neighborhood day with another local church, ministered to students at a local Christian college and engaged their community at the beach each week with Gospel conversations and spiritual resources. Pray that God would give QBC direction in future ministry opportunities, and that many people would have receptive hearts that embrace the Gospel. Ask God to help the church grow in number and in depth of spiritual understanding. Finally, lift up the church’s need for new core team members, as well as someone gifted to lead the congregation in worship.
Centro Cristiano ‘La Familia’ in Norwalk, CT, has been without a pastor for about six months. Praise God that He has been faithful during this transition. Members have continued to be involved and support the church leaders and church mission. Pray that God will provide a new pastor to shepherd the congregation and lead them in reaching Spanish-speakers in their city. Lift up church leaders who have taken on pastor’s responsibilities in addition to their other roles. Ask God to give them strength, endurance, wisdom and peace.