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New England Seafarers Mission, Boston, Massachusetts

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Address: 1 Black Falcon Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  02210  
United States
Fax: 6174430435
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 300
EIN: 04-6043955
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Mission Statement


NESM welcomes and looks after the needs of working seafarers who pass through the ports and waters of New England. As a Christian Industrial Mission, we stand in a long line of how the Church of Jesus Christ makes a witness to all people that they are beloved of God. We show through deeds that they have dignity as an individual created in God's image.

Description


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. Today, NESM provides services in Boston, Providence and Narragansett Bay. Today, NESM remains part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and we have an endorsement as a co-operating ministry of the New England Synod of the ELCA (The Lutherans). We are supported by individual congregations from a large number of denominations, including a few free churches as well. Volunteers make up the strength of NESM and multiply our effectiveness. We encourage all people to become part of our volunteer force. Through the help of volunteers from local churches, we minister to the needs of seafarers from around the world.

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. Today, NESM provides services in Boston, Providence and Narragansett Bay. Today, NESM remains part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and we have an endorsement as a co-operating ministry of the New England Synod of the ELCA (The Lutherans). We are supported by individual congregations from a large number of denominations, including a few free churches as well. Volunteers make up the strength of NESM and multiply our effectiveness. We encourage all people to become part of our volunteer force. Through the help of volunteers from local churches, we minister to the needs of seafarers from around the world.

Mission Statement: NESM welcomes and looks after the needs of working seafarers who pass through the ports and waters of New England. As a Christian Industrial Mission, we stand in a long line of how the Church of Jesus Christ makes a witness to all people that they are beloved of God. We show through deeds that they have dignity as an individual created in God's image.

Organizational Statement of Faith


As an agency of the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical COvenant Chruch, we seek to to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in ChristÂ’s mission in the world. We adhere to the Covenant affirmations which make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885. For Covenant people, our essential beliefs are summed up in these Covenant affirmations: ■We affirm the centrality of the word of God. ■We affirm the necessity of the new birth. ■We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church. ■We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers. ■We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. ■We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.


Denominational Affiliations


Evangelical Covenant Church


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Other Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes