Reception5:30 p.m.
Dinner6:00 p.m.
MeeingFollowing Dinner
ProgramFollowing Meeting

The location of this meeting will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham, MA

Our Guests

Rev. Jim TilbeChief Chaplain
Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains
Rev. Robert KillefferPastor
First Baptist Braintree, MA
Mr. David KinniburghDirector
Boston Baptist Social Union
Rev. Michael WalkerPastor
Messiah Baptist Church Brockton, MA
Mr. Jimmy ThomasDirector
Boston Baptist Social Union

Program Details

WelcomePresident Richard Wolf
Song“There Shall Be Showers of Blessings”
Led by Richard Freeman
InvocationRev. Robert Killeffer
Christian Work Moment 
Special MusicGeoffrey Dana Hicks
ProgramRev. Jim Tilbe
Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains
BenedictionRev. Michael Walker

June Meeting

June 6th, 2016

Lobster or Steak Night

About the Program

Rev. Jim Tilbe is the Chief Chaplain of the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains and Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Raynham - the Stone Church.

Fire department chaplains have a long history in Massachusetts, going back more than one hundred years. Despite the fact that the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains was actually founded as recently as 1999, it too has a wonderful history.

photo Rev. Jim Tilbe in uniform. courtesy of Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ

However as a group we are focused on the work we feel God has called us to: serving the firefighters and citizens of Massachusetts. Our training and our work keeps us looking not only at today, but also at the future.

The Fire Department Chaplains, selected by his or her own Department, provides spiritual and emotional support to firefighters and their family members whenever necessary. This service is extended to the citizens of the Commonwealth when they become victims of fire, medical emergency or natural disaster.

Fire Department chaplains are professionals who are available to respond to emergencies on a 24 x 7 basis. They are able to provide counseling, tend the sick and injured, comfort the grieving and are often trained in the delivery of Critical Incident Stress Management Skills.

They are present at major incidents, training sessions, memorials, social events, public functions, and as a part of the team at the Fire Station.