Visitors

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WELCOME

Our hope is to give visitors a feel for our congregation. If you would like to speak to someone directly, please call Pastor Dan at 617-576-6779 or email him at dan@cambridgeportbaptist.org.

 

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Sundays at 10:45am.
Join us for brunch after the service!

Cambridgeport Baptist Church
459 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-576-6779
Email: cbcoffice@cambridgeportbaptist.org

Administrative Office Hours:
9:00am – 4:00pm (Tue. – Fri.)

IMPORTANT: Our office hours are subject to change during the holidays, inclement weather and summer months. Please contact us to verify that we are open before visiting.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get to CBC?
CBC is located at 459 Putnam Avenue, which is the corner of Magazine Street and Putnam Avenue in the “Cambridgeport” area of Cambridge. CBC is easy to reach by car, on foot or by public transportation.

We are also within easy walking distance  of several nearby schools in the area. Please refer to the directions below or go to the MBTA website to plan the route most convenient for you.


Directions to CBC

From Central Square

Starting at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave., Magazine St., River St., Western Ave., and Prospect St. in Cambridge; walk down Magazine St. towards the Charles River (away from the Starbucks). After approximately 10 minutes you will reach Putnam Avenue. You will see a stop light at this intersection. The church is a red brick building right on the corner.

OR

Take the #47 MBTA bus from Central Square. The bus stops at the corner of Putnam and Magazine, across the street from the church.

From MIT

From the east campus side: go to Central Square (either walk, take the Redline train for one stop, or take the #1 Mass Ave. bus) and follow the directions from the Central Square tab on the left. Coming from MIT on Mass Ave., you would turn left on Magazine St. at Central Square.

From the west campus side: Walk down Amherst Alley towards Next House and Tang. Follow Amherst as it curves right at Tang, and until it ends. Cross the street (Vassar), a little to the left you will see a pedestrian railroad crossing, cross the railroad tracks. Turn left after you cross the tracks, Walk for 1/2 a block. The first street perpendicular to the tracks is Putnam Ave. Make a right on Putnam, walk about 4 blocks until Magazine St. The church is on the left side at this corner.

From Harvard

Go to Central Square (either walk, take the Redline train for one stop, or take the #1 Mass Ave. bus) and follow the directions from the Central Square tab on the left. Coming from Harvard on Mass Ave., you would turn right on Magazine St. at Central Square.

OR

As you’re coming down Mass Ave. from Harvard, halfway to Central Square you will see Putnam Ave. Make a right on Putnam, and follow it for about a 10 minute walk to Magazine St. The church is on the right side at this corner.

From Boston University

Take the BU bridge across the Charles River. After you cross, walk straight ahead on Brookline St. for about 3 blocks. Turn left at Putnam Ave. Walk about 2 blocks to Magazine St. The church is on the left side at this corner.

OR

Take the #47 MBTA bus from Commonwealth Ave & University Rd. (between BU Central and BU West Green Line stops). The bus stops at the corner of Putnam and Brookline, 2 blocks from the church.

 

Where do I park?
CBC does not have a parking lot but parking is available on the street. Parking restrictions in Cambridge are not in effect on Sundays so you may park on the streets surrounding the church.

What are people like at CBC?
At CBC, you will find believers, seekers, students, postdocs, singles, families, professionals, internationals, native New Englanders and transplants from across the country.

What is a CBC Sunday morning service like?
Typically, a service begins with contemporary worship music, followed by a few announcements, a time of offering, a sermon and a closing song. At other times there may be a time of sharing praises, testimonies, or prayer requests. On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate communion. Services are approximately an hour and a half long.

How do people dress?
Dress is casual.

What happens after the service?
Typically, after the service there is a light brunch. It’s a standing and mingling time, not a sit-down affair. It’s a great time to meet new people or make plans for lunch. It’s also a time when you can speak with one of our pastors or receive prayer.

What about my kids? Are there children’s programs and/or a nursery?
Bible Blast for parents and children and Youth class for 6th – 12th grades meet at 9:30am during the school months.  Both children and adults gather together for the main worship time. After the music portion of the service, the nursery is open and there are programs for children up through 6th grade. Older children remain in the worship service.

For more information about children’s Sunday morning programs refer to our Children’s Ministry page.