The Community Church of Boston

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The Community Church of Boston is a free community united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life. We invite you to read on to discover more about us, join us one Sunday for a thought-provoking and joyful time, or contact the church to find out more about our community:


Every Wednesday: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY), in the Lothrop Auditorium at 5pm

 Coming on Sunday 

September 24 at 11 am

“Hope’s Alive” with Frida Berrigan



Where is our hope? How do we find it, feed it, share it? I’m finding hope in sanctuaries of silence and the eyes of friends. I’m feeding hope in the streets crowded with people shouting “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace” and “Love Trumps Hate.” I’m sharing hope by not shirking away from hard truths and hard work. I’m rescued from hopelessness by my children’s laughter and their relentless appetite for life despite its contradictions, challenges and conflict. I’ll share some stories of my upbringing at Jonah House, a radical, catholic peace community in Baltimore founded by my parents Phil Berrigan and Liz McAlister and some insights I’m carrying from my uncle Dan Berrigan and try to reflect on our current moment. Frida Berrigan is a columnist author who lives in New London, Conn. with her husband Patrick and their three children.

Music by CommUnity Voices


Saturday, September 23 at 6:30pm

The Community Church of Boston, Boston Palestine Film Festival,
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East,
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, & al-Awda Right to Return Coalition
2017 North America Nakba Tour:

“69 Years without a Country
Stateless Palestinians from Lebanon”
with Khawla Hammad & Amena Elashkar

$20 donation suggested (Give as you can, no one turned away.)
For more information and to purchase tickets click here

A recent article published in the New Yorker caught the attention of one of our members: “Break-In at Y-12: How a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America’s nuclear-weapons sites.” We’d like to share it with you below, just click on the image to read it.

New Yorker article


The congregation of the Community Church of Boston strives to be a wise steward of both financial and natural resources. We are working together with HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) to become more energy efficient, which will keep the congregation more comfortable, lower our energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of our building.


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Remembering Hiroshima with Consideration for its Current and Future Implications  by Virginia Pratt
A Eulogy for Hank Faunce by Edward Beuchert
Agelessness, Ageism, And Aging by Mary Lynn Cramer
The Limits of Liberal Rhetoric: Profits vs. Jobs by Mary Lynn Cramer
It’s Time to Recall the Sub-prime Loans by Virginia Pratt


For listings of regional peace and justice events, see the Act-MA list, the AFSC Weekly Calendar, Boston Indymedia, United for Justice and Peace, Massachusetts Bay District of Unitarian-Univeralist Churches’ Programs and Events, and Jobs with Justice’s Workers Rights CalendarCentro Presente (Somerville), the Democracy Center (Cambridge), Encuentro 5 (Chinatown),  Lucy Parsons Center (Jamaica Plain) and Spontaneous Celebrations (Jamaica Plain) also publish a ‘calendar of events’ hosted at their respective community spaces.

The Community Church of Boston has also compiled a Homeless and Low Income Resource Guide 2017 for those in need.


All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. 

Handicap symsm  Wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops.
On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.