Partnering for Economic Empowerment and Renewal. Transforming Lives.

Events

Great Gatherings to Experience and Extend the Kingdom

Upcoming Events

7Ws Gatherings – Boston Chapter

  • What: Training and encouragement of PEER Servants in our Boston Chapter. We also have a fantastic potluck each gathering, so please bring your favorite entree.
  • When: Usually on the first Saturday evenings (5-8 pm) of the month throughout the year (with a summer break). Dates in 2020 include: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5. However, during this coronavirus season, we are meeting via videoconference. Contact us if you would like meeting details.
  • Where: Room 205 of Grace Chapel’s Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA (except if noted otherwise, which is the case during this coronavirus season as we meet via videoconference).
  • Who: Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
  • Cost: None.

Concert for Economic Empowerment

  • What: A fantastic evening of great music and inspiring stories of how people just like you are making a difference in our world through their PEER Servants volunteer involvement. This year’s Concert will feature our Education Programs and how teachers and others passionate about education can get involved. Add in a delicious reception to follow the event and FREE admission, and it’s the place to be!
  • When: TBD. Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, but postponed indefinitely given the coronavirus.
  • Where: Grace Chapel Wilmington, 128 West Street, Wilmington, MA.
  • Who: Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
  • Cost: None.

Walk for Economic Empowerment

  • What: One of our biggest fundraisers of the year as our volunteers and friends use crowdfunding in an effort to surpass our $125,000 goal – all of which will go to microfinance, education, and youth empowerment programs in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. The Walk is much more than just a fundraiser – it’s a great, fun day for the whole family with games, breakfast and lunch from our corporate sponsors, and much more! Check back in late March for a link to our Walk crowdfunding page.
  • When: Saturday, June 6. Registration at 9:30 am. Official Walk Start at 10:00 am. We’ll wrap up the day by 2:00 pm. Come and go as your schedule permits.
  • Where: The Wakefield Gazebo on the south side of Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA. Enter 1 Church Street, Wakefield, MA in your GPS to get into the neighborhood.
  • Who: Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
  • Cost: None.

Lydia Awards Celebration

  • What: An evening celebrating transformation in and through the lives of micro-entrepreneurs around the world. Come hear the stories of three inspiring individuals who have used access to micro-loans and other services to transform the futures of their families and communities. Vote for your favorite and by the end of the evening we will have announced our 2020 Lydia Award recipient! Enjoy cuisine from the countries of the three finalists. It’s one of our favorite events of the year!
  • When: Saturday, August 1, 6 to 8 pm.
  • Where: Room 205 of Grace Chapel’s Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA.
  • Who: Everyone is welcome. Please join us!
  • Cost: None.

Fall Fundraising Banquet

  • What: A night to join with a community that is making a positive difference in our world and raise $125,000+ through our Banquet Offering for our 2020 Special Project Grants and other effective ways to empower the materially poor. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner, great music, and inspiring stories of kingdom impact.
  • When: Saturday, October 24, 5-8 pm.
  • Where: St. Eulalia’s Catholic Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, MA.
  • Who: Everyone is welcome, but you do need to purchase tickets in advance. Check back in late August for ticket details.
  • Cost: $35/ticket, $130 for a half table of four, or $250 for a full table of eight.

Additional Details on Upcoming Events

Join Us for Our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot!

It’s our first (annual?) Thanksgiving Turkey Trot! Please join us Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 28, 8:30 am) in the parking lot of Trinity Covenant Church (7 Clematis Road, Lexington, MA) for a light breakfast before we “trot” on a 3-mile walk or 4-mile run that will extend a bit more...
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Celebrating the Global Impact of PEER Teens

They are young people changing the world for the better. Bringing hope into prisons and hospitals, sharing good news with schoolmates, neighbors, and refugees – acting locally and partnering globally to encourage each other in Asia, Africa, and the Americas – even here in Boston! PEER Teens started five years...
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And Our 2019 Lydia Award winner is…

Maria Osorio de León, a tortilla maker from Guatemala, served by Potter’s House/Vida Nueva. Maria established a very successful tortilla making business that has grown significantly and now employs four employees. Despite not being able to read and write herself, the success of her business has enabled her to send...
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Meet our 2019 Lydia Award Finalists and Vote!

A Sri Lankan handbag maker, a Ugandan household goods retailer, and a Guatemalan tortilla maker. All grew their businesses with access to microfinance products and services from a local microfinance institution (and PEER Servants partner). All overcame tremendous obstacles. Their families are now living with sufficiency and dignity, and all...
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