Nuevo Amanecer, East Boston, MA is a new church and an outgrowth of the Christian Base Communities project we supported last year. This new initiative of the Lutheran Church seeks to create a network of base communities among the largely Latino, immigrant community of East Boston that equips individuals to connect their Christian faith with their desire for a more just world and to empower them to transform their communities through love, service, and social change. In June, the new ministry hosted their first monthly spiritual support group with the leaders of justice organizations who are working to improve the lives of all people in East Boston. The congregation has also been instrumental in the formation of the East Boston Interfaith Council, a group of congregations that is working to secure more affordable housing in East Boston in order to stabilize the rapidly increasing rental rates and keep our families in the neighborhood. At this time, Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) has a small group of families that gathers every Saturday for children’s Bible classes and women’s fellowship. This community had its first leadership retreat in April 2016 to launch a discernment process around the spiritual gifts of the women participating and how they will use those gifts to strengthen the Body of Christ and the wider E. Boston community. This effort is led by Britta Meiers Carlson and assisted by Reed Carlson, our associate priest.
To learn more about Nuevo Amanecer, please visit their Facebook page.
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