The Community Church of Boston

Collage 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CCB:

Abilities Dance Boston in Residence:
Abilities Dance Boston dance company is for dancers with and without disabilities. Their overall mission is to disrupt antiquated ablest beliefs and disseminate the value of inclusion through dance. They are currently in residence at Community Church of Boston. Their performing company of adult professional dancers with and without disabilities perform across the Boston area and beyond.


 

David Rovics
Live & In Concert at the Lothrop Auditorium!
July 30th at 7PM


CCB is pleased to hold our first in-house concert post-pandemic with our friend,
musician and social justice activist, David Rovics.

David is from New York City, and as a guitar-slinging singer/songwriter now based in Portland, Oregon, has toured in over two dozen countries, including at mass protests throughout North America and Europe.

In addition to his musical involvement with the anti-capitalist movement, labor, environmental and antiwar movements internationally, he has shared the stage on a number of occasions with Tom Morello, founder of Rage Against the Machine, who also recorded a lead guitar track on David’s 2012 album, Meanwhile In Afghanistan.

He has also shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Chumbawamba, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger, and has toured extensively with Attila the Stockbroker, Robb Johnson, Anne Feeney, Tracey Curtis and Alistair Hulett.

“If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics.” – Andy Kershaw, BBC

“Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said.” – Ian McMillan, BBC

“I’m a big fan.” – Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine

“Listen to David Rovics.” – Pete Seeger

Although services have ended for the season and will begin again in September, Community Church of Boston’s building is open.

This concert will be held in the Lothrop Auditorium, on Zoom, and on YouTube.

Purchase your tickets now on Eventbrite
No one turned away -sliding scale


Watch this past event on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCommunityChurchofBostonOfficial 
 
2021 Sacco & Vanzetti Social Justice Award: Julian Assange
with his father and brother John and Gabriel Shipton
featured comments by Dr. Jill Stein & Ray McGovern
music by David Rovics
 

Sponsored by Boston Area Assange Defense, Mass Peace Action,
Boston May Day Coalition, and Community Church of Boston.

For more information or to find out what you can do, contact:
617-501-9125, SusanBMcL@gmail.com or Paula Iasella, 603-809-3102 AssangeBoston@gmail.com
 
Info: Twitter @AssangeBoston, AssangeDefense.org/tour
 
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Bill Alberts is gone from us. Gone to his well deserved rest. You will be missed, Rev. Alberts. We send our condolences to Eva, Bill’s wife, Amy, Bill and Eva’s daughter, and to their grandkids and family.
 

Remembering Rev. Bill Alberts:
To learn more about Rev. Alberts visit Legacy.

Bill was minister at The Community Church of Boston from 1979 to 1990. Defrocked in 1974 from the Methodist Church for performing a same-sex wedding, Bill was way ahead of his time, and our CCB church leaders took that rejection from that mainstream Protestant denomination as a badge of honor, and hired Bill to be our minister. His time here is amply documented in our archives. The man was a prolific and sharp tongued writer in our newsletters, and in many publications, magazines and newspaper opinion pages. His sermons were gems of lovingly radical rebellious thought translated into action. You can find a wealth of Bill’s later writings at the online magazine Counterpunch. There is a thick compilation in book form of his Counterpunch articles. There is also a beautiful memoir, “A Hospital Chaplain at the Crossroads of Humanity” of his decades after CCB in the chaplaincy at Boston Medical Center. And dare we forget “the minister who could not be “preyed” away”, a memoir about his troubles with the Methodist Church, culminating in a successful lawsuit against his psychiatrist and the Methodist Church. Bill’s opinions about organized religion, global imperialism, American exceptionalism and Boston racism, are truly gems for our movement for Peace and Justice. On this, the day Monseñor Romero was murdered 41 years ago, we say a fond good-bye to Rev. William Alberts.  

You can find all of the above mentioned books in our library here in Copley Square.   Monseñor Romero, PRESENTE! Bill Alberts, PRESENTE!  
Read CounterPunch articles by Rev. Alberts here.


Discourse by CCB MEMBERS & FRIENDS

Quotes from Victor Wallis, Red-Green Revolution… by Victor Wallis
After the Mid-Term Elections by Mark Solomon
Global Inequalities, Local Remedies  by Rev. Dr. Norm Faramelli
What Would Gandhi Do? by David Lewit
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


BOSTON AREA RESOURCES

For listings of regional peace and justice events, see the Act-MA list, the AFSC Weekly Calendar, Boston Indymedia, United for Justice and Peace, and Massachusetts Jobs with Justice’s ResourcesCentro Presente (Somerville), the Democracy Center (Cambridge), Encuentro 5 (Boston),  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 2020 for those in need.

Sexually transmitted diseases in Suffolk County and Boston area rates tend to be higher than the national averages. For more information and resources for free testing in Boston contact these local health organizations.

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Church services have ended for the summer.
Check back in September for upcoming services and programs.
Or sign up for our newsletter here.

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

Small elevator, 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.
Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at
565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116

web: www.communitychurchofboston.org;
email: info@communitychurchofboston.org; tel: 617-266-6710