Sundays & More

 Sunday Services
From September through June, we have Sunday services for individuals seeking to grow their involvement in a welcoming and family-friendly community fully rooted in justice work. Our 11:00 am Speakers Forum is a time to hear from inspiring and thought-provoking speakers around social justice topics. Music adds a wonderful dimension to the service, and the musicians vary from week to week. We leave time for dialogue with our speaker before gathering at 12:45 pm for lunch.

Membership Sunday
On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate individuals who wish to become members of Community Church of Boston. We take time during the 11:00 am service when individuals can, as they desire, come forward and sign our Membership Book – a brief yet purposeful ritual symbolizing a commitment not only from the individual to the congregation, but also from the congregation to the individual.

UPCOMING 2020 SERVICES & EVENTS:


Virtual Program:
watch on Youtube
Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 am
“The New Age of Anxiety”
with Dr. Matthew Dumont


Why be anxious? Viruses, Trump, unemployment, climate change, and the inexorable passage of time.

 

Community Church welcomes with open arms one our favorite speakers, Matt Dumont. He has graced us with his wisdom over the course of forty years.

Matt, now retired as a psychiatrist but still at work as a social critic, examines the larger madness we are all suffering from. In an inquiry into the origins and possible functions of anxiety neurotic or not.
Matt is also the author of “Treating the Poor: A Personal Sojourn Through the Rise and Fall Of Community Mental Health”


Virtual Program:
watch on Youtube
Sunday, July 26 at 11:00 am
“An American Baptist in Cuba”
with Rev. Allan McClendon

My first time ever traveling outside of the USA, takes me on an exiting missionary trip to CUBA with the pastor and members of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain (FBCJP). Our social justice mission is to interview the staff and members of three churches within the Cuban Baptist Alliance (CBA) as we fellowship and worship with them during their 2019 Christmas season. The Cuban church that we decide best matches our church’s core values and goals will be chosen as our ongoing partner church in connection with the American Baptist Alliance (ABC).

About Rev. McClendon:
After a life of hardship as an orphan in the Illinois foster care system, I survived a devastating fire in my apartment building in 1987, only to receive an HIV diagnosis while being treated in the emergency room that night. Having lost my home, my possessions, and being newly diagnosed with what was, essentially, a death sentence, I believed God was punishing me for being gay. I then slid into substance abuse addiction and reckless behavior, which was further fueled by the loss of many loved ones to HIV/AIDS.

I eventually reached recovery in 2007 and joined the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Chicago where I was inspired to use my experiences as a gay, Christian, HIV-positive man to help others. I relocated to Boston in 2013 and am now a Masters of Pastoral Studies (MAPS) graduate of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS 2018) and I’m furthering my academic studies to become licensed and ordained as a community pastor within the MCC and the American Baptist Church (ABC) traditions. Currently, I am the Minister of Hospitality/Kitchen Coordinator at FBCJP and a lay worship leader at MCC Boston.



Watch any or all of these programs on
CCB’s YouTube channel now.
 

Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 am
“What You Always Wanted to Know About
Russia but Were Afraid to Ask

with Ray McGovern

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 Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 am
“The Two Worst Ways To Make Policy: 
Constitutional Originalism and Biblical Literalism

with Barry Lynn 
music by Catie Curtis

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 Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 am
“What is climate change and how can we stop it?
with Dr. Richard A. Rosen
music by Paul Kaplan

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 Sunday, May 3 at 11:00 am
The Red & Green of May Day
with Judith Woodruff 
music by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore
(from Switzerland)

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Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 am
“Lavender, Frankincense and Myrrh:
The Healing Capacity of Mothers”

with Adrienne Berry-Burton with
music by Joyce Andersen

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Sunday, May 17 at 11:00 am
“Witness for Peace NE Organizer Lee Schlenker:
Popular Struggles in Latin America Today”
with Lee Schlenker with music by Dean Stevens

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Sunday, May 24 at 11:00 am
“Green Burial: The Environmentally Friendly Option”
with Judith Lorei
music by David Dodson

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Sunday, May 31 at 11:00 am
“Treasures from CCB’s Archives”
with Dean Stevens

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Sunday, June 7 at 11:00 am
“In Concert with Eliza Gilkyson”



POSTPONED

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 pm
A CCB’s 100th Anniversary Event:
Fulani Haynes Jazz Collaborative Concert


with Fulani Haynes, vocals; Earl Lawrence, Sax & Flute;
Michael Shea, Keyboards, Piano; Alvin Terry, percussion; Cornell Coley, percussion; Cyril Chapman, saxophone; and Dave Zox, Bass

Tickets: $20
Sliding scale: No one will be turned away, space permitting!


 

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

Every Sunday lunch or refreshments served after the program.

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