Grace Chapel Affiliate Launches Greater Boston Refugee Ministry

 

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Greater Boston Refugee Ministry
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A resident of Arlington, Massachusetts, Anthony Freddura has been a lead business systems analyst and product owner at Epsilon since 2013. Actively involved in his community, Anthony Freddura regularly lends his support to the disadvantaged through Grace Chapel in Lexington.

For nearly 60 years, Grace Chapel has worked to transform the lives of the less fortunate and spread the message of God’s grace through acts of goodwill, making its impact felt not only in the local community but also internationally. To that end, Grace Chapel renewed its commitment to humanitarian relief by supporting the Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (GBRM) through the Emmanuel Gospel Center.

Over the course of 18 months, GBRM was developed to fill gaps in resettlement services and provide refugee families with access to community services. Over the next two years, GBRM will work to recruit, train, and mentor ambassadors for 10 church-based “Open Tables,” which will provide families with support including English language education, job training, health and housing assistance, and transportation. To lend support or find out about training and volunteer opportunities with GBRM, visit www.egc.org/im-gbrm.

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The Plug In Program at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Plug In Program
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For more than five years, Anthony Freddura has served as a senior business systems analyst at MultiPlan, Inc., in Massachusetts. Anthony Freddura balances his professional activities with his commitment to Grace Chapel, a nondenominational Christian church in Lexington.

Grace Chapel offers a number of programs and growth opportunities for congregants, including the Plug In project. Described as an instrument for life change, Plug In involves 10 weeks of small group discussion, personal reflection and study, and faith in action. The program is designed to help participants build their relationship with God and implement faith in their daily lives.

During the Plug In program, participants must engage in a minimum of eight of the 11 group sessions and set aside time every day for personal reflection to connect with God. Plug In participants also are required to support an outreach opportunity, join a focused prayer experience, participate in the commissioning/celebration evening, and complete a three-month serving opportunity. According to Grace Chapel, Plug In is perfect for long-time Christians and those new to the faith.

World Vision Announces Expansion of Clean Water Programs

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Clean Water Programs
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A business systems analyst and project manager with over 20 years of experience, Anthony Freddura has lived and worked in the greater Boston area for over a decade. In addition to participating in community events as a member of the Grace Chapel congregation, Anthony Freddura is a passionate supporter of World Vision.

Since its beginning as a small child-sponsorship program in 1953, World Vision has grown into one of the leading Christian humanitarian organizations in the world, as well as the largest nongovernmental sponsor of clean water programs in developing countries. With a presence in more than 100 countries, World Vision provides one person with clean water every 30 seconds.

Diseases from contaminated water claim the lives of nearly 1,000 children under the age of 5 every day, and in response, the 2015 U.N. Sustainable Development Summit announced a major initiative to provide universal access to safe water by 2030. In support of this goal, World Vision has announced plans to expand its existing programs, supported by a $40 million donation from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife. As part of the commitment, World Vision will expand to new communities over the next several years, with the goal of providing one person with access to clean water every 10 seconds by 2020, and continuing until universal access is achieved by 2030.