Homecoming Sunday: Celebrating the Opening of Central Square Church
DATE: Sunday, October 23
LOCATION: 5 Magazine St, Cambridge MA
- 10 am: Join us for coffee and hot chocolate at our Green Street and River Street entrances. Come meet someone new!
- 10:30 am: Our special Sunday service begins. We’re excited to host the mayor, city officials, denominational leaders, and area pastors! Rev. Dr. John Page, a key player in our journey, is our guest speaker.
- Afterwards: Enjoy a lunch reception and fellowship over delicious food.A note for parents: drop off for Kids Church & Youth Group is at the normal time; pickup for PreK/K class is up to 12:15 pm (we’re giving you extra time to grab food before picking up your younger kids), and pickup for Elementary & Youth classes is at 12:30 pm.
On October 23, you’re invited to Homecoming, a special Sunday service at Central Square Church where we will celebrate the opening of our building and what God has done, by divine grace. Even though we have been open since Easter 2022, we haven’t had a chance to celebrate that moment and thank the people that got us here. Come celebrate with us, along with our denominational leaders, city officials and representatives, and all the people and organizations that got us to this pivotal point. If you haven’t had the chance to come worship in person with us, now is the time!
Our main speaker will be Rev. Dr. John Page, Senior Pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church, and another key player in our journey. After the service, continue the celebration with a lunch reception!
The week leading up to Homecoming Sunday, we will also be inviting members and the community to consecrate the church through a week of fasting and prayer. We’d love to see as many of you join us (in the building and remotely) to pray for the building and the people in our church.
- Monday Evening (9:00pm-9:30pm) – Via Zoom
- Tuesday Evening (7:30pm-8:00pm) – Via Zoom
- Wednesday Afternoon (12:00pm-12:30pm) – Via Zoom
- Thursday Morning (9:30am-10am) – Via Zoom
- Friday Evening (7:00pm-9:00pm) – In Person
- Sign up here to pray & fast on your own or with a group
We hope to see many of you on October 23 as we celebrate and remember all that God has done!
Your RSVP will help us with the headcount and let us know to expect you!
If you think of CSC as your home, please also sign up and volunteer - we'll need lots of help making this celebration happen!
A little more about our theme of Homecoming: By Divine Grace...
The phrase “By Divine Grace” is the first part of our church’s vision statement and we want to recognize where this starts from and how we continue. centralsquare.church/new/our-story/
Homecoming stems from the Baptist tradition – it’s a time when you call home people who have been associated with the church both in the present and in the past. We’re calling you back as a reunion of sorts! This term resonates with us as a church because right now is a time to call people back home and reset your spiritual rhythms. We all know that the world was turned upside down, and we’re just now starting to get hold of what life could look like.
There are so many reasons why people have had a hard time physically showing up here and getting into the spiritual rhythm of worshiping together and grow in community. For example, if you’re listening to us online and wondering if you could make it in person, yes! We welcome you to come to Homecoming and start there. If you know someone who’s been associated with CSC but hasn’t been here to worship in person, we want you to take this opportunity to invite individuals back here on Sunday morning and back home. We’ve missed worshipping with you!
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. John O. Page
A native of Albany, Georgia, Dr. John O. Page accepted the call to the ministry at the age of 23. He was licensed to preach the Gospel under the Pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. Larry Edmunds. Dr. Page is excited to be called as the 17th Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackensack, NJ, and was installed on May 22, 2022. Mount Olive Baptist Church is a mid-size urban ministry committed to meeting the needs of the community whether local or global. The church has a well-established reputation for its involvement in global missions not limited to financial contributions, but also engages in hands-on outreach. Most of all, Mount Olive’s mission is to meet the spiritual needs of the community.
Dr. Page is passionate about equipping and uplifting communities, as well as sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a servant leader, always willing to give his time, skills, and resources to religious and community causes. He is a gifted preacher, teacher, scholar, visionary, and a dedicated leader seeking to better humanity one person at a time. He is a sought-after preacher and teacher and has preached for the National Baptist Convention and in pulpits across the country. Dr. Page is also a proud and active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Dr. Page’s formal education includes Certificates and Degrees from Northeastern University Boston University (UNIX Administration certifications) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M. Div. M.R.E). He also received a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH for his research project: “Uniting A Divided House: Bridging the Gap between Multi-Generations through Discipleship, A Praxis for Intergenerational Ministry”. Prior to accepting the call to serving his current role at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, he served as the Director of Finance for The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts (TABCOM), He has also served as the Senior Pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church (Brockton, MA), as well as the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (Medford, MA).
Dr. Page has also been afforded the opportunity to serve as a board member for a number of civic and religious boards, among which are the Commission Board for Baptist Ministers in MA, The United Baptist Convention of MA, RI, and NH; as well as the Chairperson of We Got Next, a movement dedicated to the empowerment, education, and discipleship of Young Adults.
In addition to being the Pastor, Dr. Page is the proud husband of Celia A. Page. Together they have four amazing children, Amaia, Jelese, Gadi, and the baby, Johani, and the newest additions of “grand-twins.” Pastor Page is a sports enthusiast who is a die-hard fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling and trying new restaurants.