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.


Sunday, May 16 at 11 a.m.:
“Reinventing how we tackle Hunger”
with Katie Martin

COVID has increased food insecurity and exposed systemic inequalities. Learn about a new book that provides inspiration and action steps for reinventing how we tackle hunger in the U.S. The key is shifting our focus from a lack of food to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will.
 
• Katie Martin, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Food Bank-Foodshare. She is recognized as a thought leader on food security issues, and has over 25 years of experience developing and evaluating holistic solutions to hunger. Katie is the author of “Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger”
 
Music by CommUnity Voices
 
 
 

 

Remembering Rev. Bill Alberts:

More about Rev. Alberts & to leave your condolences visit Legacy.

 
Bill Alberts is gone from us. Gone to his well deserved rest. You will be missed, Rev. Alberts. We send our deep condolences to Eva, Bill’s wife, Amy, Bill and Eva’s daughter, and to their grandkids and family.
 
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!
 

CounterPunch articles by Rev. Alberts

The Messiah Awaits Our Coming…to the Realization That no Messiah is Coming to Save Us 1/4/21 by Amy Eva Alberts Warren/Rev. William Alberts
Democracy is Colorful, Not Colorblind  10/30/20
Christianity: Empathy Versus Evangelism   9/7/20
Why are Certain Christians Democratic and others Authoritarian? 7/3/20
by Amy Eva Alberts Warren/Rev. William Alberts
Trump’s Desperate, Despicable, Diversions
6/18/20
Finally a Christian Call for Trump’s Removal 1/17/20
Whistleblowing Religion 11/20/19
Myopic Morality: The Rehabilitation of George Bush 10/21
Beware of the Gun-Lover-in-Chief 8/23/19
America’s Respectable War Criminals 6/21/19
Authoritarian Christians 6/5/19
The Militarization of Empathy 5/9/19
Open Tombs and Resurrecting Lives 4/29/19
The Invisible Protection of Whiteness 3/29/19


 

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 Jobs with Justice’s Workers Rights CalendarCentro 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.

Due to Covid-19 Community Church of Boston is closed.

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