Blackstone Community Center is REUNION South End’s (formerly Back Bay) new home as of February 4th, 2018.
This move makes a lot of sense for us in so many different ways.
Part of our 30 in 30 vision of planting churches in every neighborhood of Boston is that we would be a church that loves our neighbors and invests in our neighborhoods in tangible ways. That we live in such a way that we are seen as a resource to our communities. Not just a financial resource, but a resource of people and ideas seeking to serve and love our neighborhoods and leave them better than we found them. Seeking the economic, physical, spiritual, and everyday health of the communities we gather in. Moving to Blackstone allows us to do that. We will partner with Blackstone Community Center in some of the programs they offer to the community as well as partnering with the Blackstone school and Emmanuel Gospel Coalition to come alongside the work God and others are already doing in our neighborhood. We are so excited for this move – BUT it does mean a lot of changes for our community. We wanna do our best to make sure you have all the information you need. Below you will find our gathering time, the new address, maps and directions as well as a call to action. Thanks for partnering with us and I can’t wait to see what God does in and through us as a result of this move.
New Address: 50 W Brookline Street (Community Center main doors)
Gathering Time and Place: 10:30AM, 3rd floor auditorium and various classrooms on the 3rd floor (there will be plenty of signage)
Taking public transit:
Orange line to Back Bay station (Walk 15 mins) or take 10 bus to W Dedham St @ Washington St. stop (just outside Blackstone’s doors)
Green line to Copley Station (Walk 15 mins) or take 10 bus to W Dedham St @ Washington St. stop (just outside Blackstone’s doors)
Red line to Park Street then take SL4 or SL5 bus to Washington St @ Union Park stop (just outside Blackstone’s doors)
Traveling by bus? Take the 8,10,170, SL4 or SL5 and there are multiple stops that drop off right outside Blackstone’s doors
Driving? There are 2 lots available to us for free. One of W Dedham street along the side of the building. One off Washington St. right across the street from the Salvation Army. There is also plenty of street parking around the whole building and parking is free on Sundays.
We will also begin serving coffee from “Collide Coffee”. This is a partnership with our Dominican Republic partner GO ministries. All of our coffee purchases go to supporting fair trade farmers in the DR and to help fund the feeding centers operated by GO in Haiti and the DR! Feel free to bring a mug from home to help cut down on waste and cup usage.
Kids? We will offer all of our normal classes for kids birth-middle school. Look for signage in the building pointing you in the right direction!
This move is a huge undertaking and brings lots of changes with it. As a result, we need extra hands in every area. If you call REUNION home, consider joining a Sunday morning serve team or reaching out to Chris or Matt to figure out ways you can get involved and help make this move successful!
We can’t wait to see you there!