New England Seafarers Mission began in the 1880s with the arrival of the Swedish Covenant Church during the great Scandanavian immigration to the US. We began with a single pastor who worked the waterfront, visiting primarily crews from the many Swedish ships calling in Boston. Over the years, that ministry grew to include people from all over the world.

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Boston, MA 02210

617 443-0282
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Jan
23
Time for a Cruise!!!

Into the Seafarers Mission, that is, and volunteer for one of our Mission Days at the Seafarers Center. The calendar for the 2014 season is up and ready for you and your church, group or friends to sign up. Just click over to the "Get Involved" menu and choose "Volunteer for a Cruise Ship". The click on the calendar link and look for some dates that will work. Click on our logo on the calendar and you'll be back on our sign up form. Easy as that. Hope to see you soon. - Chaplain Steve

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Jan
23
Time for a Cruise!!!

Into the Seafarers Mission, that is, and volunteer for one of our Mission Days at the Seafarers Center. The calendar for the 2014 season is up and ready for you and your groups to sign up. Just click over to the Get Involved menu and choose "Volunteer for a Cruise Ship". The click on the calendar link and look for some dates that will work. Click on our logo on the calendar and you'll be back on our sign up form. Easy as that. Hope to see you soon. - Chaplain Steve

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Nov
12
Typhoon Haiyan

 In the last few days we have heard news from the Philippines of the overwhelming tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan. Seafarers from the Philippines make up over 20% of the work force at sea. That means there a thousands of Filipino seafarers waiting to hear if their family and friends are alright. These men and women are forced to endure agonizing hours and days until they hear some kind of news, be it good, orprayerfully not, bad. Please keep these men and women from the Philippines in your prayers. Already our worldwide partners in industry, labor, ICMA (International Christian Maritime Association) and ISWAN (International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network) are working on international cooperation to assist in relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.  For an overview of some of those international efforts please read this press release from ISWAN. 

 

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Oct
16
THE FINAL INNINGS

NESM is nearing the end of our very fruitful Cruise Ship Missions Ministry. BUT, there are still 2 weeks to go and we have some open slots:

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Sep
01
Mission Months

Looking for Mission Oppurtunities?

We have a very active Cruise Mission Ministry schedule for September and October. Look at our calendar and you'll see ships coming into Boston nearly every day of the week for the next two months. We have most of the weekend days set for help with churches coming in, but weekdays are a particular (and annual) need. You don't need to come up with a large group from your church or organization. For these ships we need individuals or couples or even a small group to help us out. Even one person would be a blessing to a seafarer.

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Jun
18
"Life" at Sea.

Fortunately, all seafarers aboard this vessel were rescued. Read More Here.

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Jun
13
Cruise Ministry

We have 4 ships coming into port regularly these next 6 weeks - Norwegian Dawn, Holland America Veendam and  Maasdam and Carnival Glory. Between them we are being visited by an average of

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May
21
Cruise Ministry Mission Oppurtunity

URGENT! Seafarers are WAITING for you to help them!

We've got a number of Cruise Ministry Days in the weeks ahead, starting this weekend, with no churches signed up for the day.

If you are interested and able to come in, - either by yourself, or with your spouse or friend, or a small group - please send us an e-mail; volunteer "at" neseafarers.org 

Tell us how many and what day(s). 
AVAILABLE DAYS: 
May 25, 26, 31; 
June 9,14,16; 
July 4,5,6 (free parking for the fireworks!)
 

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May
01
Curious Request

1Pe 4:10 NIV - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. - So, here's an unusual request. I'm looking for someone adept at Python programming who would be willing to volunteer their expertise. Why?

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Apr
09
Alan Teubner

Alan L. Teubner: 1937 - 2013

We mourn the loss of our beloved friend and volunteer. Alan was a faithful partner at the Seafarers Mission, helping out in any way he could with his remarkable talents, gifts and charity. Many of the systems and procedures at the Mission were developed by Alan's keen mind (and even keener wit). But having served in the U.S. Navy for 13 years, Alan knew full well the dangers and loneliness of a life at sea. He translated that awareness into empathy for the modern seafarer, offeriing encouragement and a helping hand wherever he could. Thank you Alan for the great friend and wonderful volunteer you are. May you have peace at last in the loving arms of Christ our Savior.

Please click here for arrangements and life story.

 

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