The Community Church of Boston

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:

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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, January 17th at 11 a.m.:
“Hubert Harrison:

The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927”
with Jeffrey B. Perry

Music by Tem Blessed
Learn more about this program here.

Watch our previously recorded programs
on our CCB YouTube Channel here. 

Rest in Peace
Robert D’Attilio

D’ATTILIO, Robert International scholar of the Sacco and Vanzetti case dies in Medford Lifelong resident of Medford, MA, Robert “Bob” D’Attilio, died November 19, 2020 at his home. He was 85 years of age. The son of Dominic and Josephine (Giuseppina Gianiorio), Italian immigrants from the town of Navelli in the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy, Bob attended Medford High School and was a graduate in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956). Devoted to the arts, he enjoyed listening to opera and jazz, and worked for many years as a stage manager at a local theatre company in Cambridge. An international scholar of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, Bob devoted his life to their memory, authoring many articles about the historical context of Italian American anarchism. He also narrated the short film, La Marcia del Dolore / The March of Sorrow: The Funeral of Sacco and Vanzetti. Bob spoke at numerous commemorative events over the years such as the rededication of the historical marker to Sacco and Vanzetti in the North End of Boston in 2007. Bob was also an active member in many local organizations, including the Community Church of Boston, the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, and the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole, and his brother Albert; he leaves behind a cousin, Paul D’Attilio. Bob was cremated at the Della Russo Funeral Parlor in MEDFORD. A virtual Memorial Service will be held on March 7, 2021. Please contact Dean Stevens, Acting Administrator and Musical Director at the Community Church of Boston, at or 617-266-6710.

For more information and to leave your condolences visit Legacy.

Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2020.

Covid-19 Announcement

Dear CCB Community,

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, and friends, we are writing to let you know that the Community Church of Boston will close to the public tentatively until further notice.

All services, events, and public programs scheduled in the Lothrop Auditorium have been postponed until further notice. Contact CCB at for more information.

We will continue to share updates via our website, social media, and email as we monitor the situation and we will hold virtual meetings on Sunday mornings live on Zoom via computer, and by phoning in as well as live on our Youtube Channel.

The health and safety of our CCB community is our top priority. We encourage everyone to reference and adhere to guidelines provided by the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We look forward to sharing more information as it becomes available, and we hope to see you at Community Church again very soon.

It’s the hardest thing for a church, whose main reason for being is to bring people together, to say, “Stay Away”. This too shall pass.

The CCB Team


Rev. William E. Alberts,
Articles by Rev. William E. Alberts, PH.D. 78′-91′ CCB

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

Photo: Nathaniel St. Clair
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
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


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

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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.

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

email:; tel: 617-266-6710