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:

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th: “From Boston to Baltimore: Toward a Liberating Faith”, with Rev. David Carl Olson

A Rhode Islander transplanted to Boston two centuries ago preached a sermon in Baltimore that proclaimed a liberal faith for the nation. A Rhode Islander transplanted to Boston four decades ago now serves in Baltimore in the church of that proclamation. David Carl Olson wonders how William Ellery Channing’s thoughts help us to deal with the most urgent proclamation of today, that “Black Lives Matter.”

Rev. David Carl Olson is a Unitarian Universalist minister and cultural worker in music and theater. He served the UU Congregation of Flint, Michigan before becoming Minister of First Unitarian Church of Baltimore in 2009. He lived, temporarily, in Boston for 28 years, and there was a leader of Little Flags Theater and Greater Boston Interfaith Organization among many other institutions of struggle for working people and the struggle for social change. Not least among these institutions is the Community Church of Boston, where he served as Sunday Service facilitator (1996-97) and Minister & Leader (1998-2005).

Followed by a friendly luncheon, all are welcome to stay. Music by David Carl Olson and Dean Stevens.


Wednesday, 1/21 at 5pm: BAGLY in the Lothrop Auditorium

Friday, 1/23, at 3pm: Press Pass TV youth rights training


The congregation of the Community Church of Boston strives to be a wise steward of both financial and natural resources. We are working to become more energy efficient, which will keep the congregation more comfortable, lower our energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of our building. Please consider making a donation to help us in our efforts:

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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 Boston/Cambridge Resource Guide for Homeless and Low-Income Individuals for those in need.