Sundays

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 2018 SERVICES & EVENTS:

FRIDAY Evening, April 26 at 7 pm:

FILM: “Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara”

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A new film from director Iara Lee examines the tensions between the
Sahrawi people and the Moroccan armed forces as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation of Africa’s last colony in the Western
Sahara, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom
colonialism has never ended.


 

SUNDAY, April 28 at 11 am:

 “Insurgent Supremacists: Confronting the U.S. Far Right”
with Matthew N. Lyons

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Antifascist researcher Matthew N. Lyons will speak about his recent book Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire. This work examines a broad array for far right currents, from neonazis to Christian theocrats, and from the Patriot movement to the alt-right, looking at their development, politics, interactions, and impact on the wider political landscape. Matthew argues that these “insurgent supremacists” bolster established systems of oppression but also challenge the existing political order. • Matthew N. Lyons has been writing about right-wing politics for over 25 years. His work focuses on the interplay between right-wing movements and systems of oppression, and responses to these movements by leftists, liberals, and the state. He writes regularly for Three Way Fight, a radical antifascist blog, and his work has also appeared in the Guardian, New Politics, Socialism and Democracy, teleSUR, Upping the Anti, and other publications. In addition to his 2018 book Insurgent Supremacists, Matthew contributed the title essay to the book Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report on the Alternative Right (2017) and is coauthor with Chip Berlet of Right-Wing Populism in America (2000). He is co-trustee of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, which stewards the literary legacy of the late playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry.

music by: Josh Rosen & Friends


SUNDAY, May 5 at 11 am:

 “Six Hour Day For Eight Hours Pay-The Shorter Work Day/Week”
with John Proctor

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Learn what we can do to reduce the forty-hour work week – There is a necessity for a shorter workday (six hours instead of eight). This “New Deal” is a demand to push a 30 Hour week to the Federal Government who would subsidize employment if market forces cannot. By self-initiating a mass movement towards achieving this goal, it will relieve overworked Americans who have no affiliation with identity politics to afford a better life at home and in their community. • John Proctor has been a lifelong labor activist, a Secretary-Treasurer of Local 57 International Chemical Workers Union, steward and 25 year member of Local 369 Utility Workers of America and Branch Secretary of the Boston Branch IWW. He was a Second Class Steam Engineer (non-degree) at Boston Edison having worked his way up from a Stationary Fireman.

music by: CommUnity Voices

 


FRIDAY, May 3 at 7:30 pm:
“Pete Seeger Turns 100!”

Pete Seeger

All Hands on Deck to Sing the
Highlander Center Back!

Community Sing with Special Guests:
Sol y Canto, Scott Alarik, Fred Small, Alastair Mook, Dean Stevens,
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond and more!!

The Highlander Center in Tennessee burned down and white supremacist graffiti was written on  the parking lot grounds. This historic gathering place in the struggle for civil and human rights is a place of spiritual renewal, organizing and solidarity. If Pete Seeger were still with us, he would turn 100 on May 3. He spent significant time at the Highlander Center, organizing, singing, and breaking bread with the principal figures of the Civil Rights movement. We will come together and remember Pete, sing his songs, and do our part to rebuild the Highlander Center. Will you join us?

ALL PROCEEDS TO AID
IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF
THE HIGHLANDER CENTER

Suggested Donation: $20+
(Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com)

 


 

SUNDAY, May 5 at 11 am:

 “Six Hour Day For Eight Hours Pay-The Shorter Work Day/Week”
with John Proctor

Hand putting card in time clock

Learn what we can do to reduce the forty-hour work week – There is a necessity for a shorter workday (six hours instead of eight). This “New Deal” is a demand to push a 30 Hour week to the Federal Government who would subsidize employment if market forces cannot. By self-initiating a mass movement towards achieving this goal, it will relieve overworked Americans who have no affiliation with identity politics to afford a better life at home and in their community. • John Proctor has been a lifelong labor activist, a Secretary-Treasurer of Local 57 International Chemical Workers Union, steward and 25 year member of Local 369 Utility Workers of America and Branch Secretary of the Boston Branch IWW. He was a Second Class Steam Engineer (non-degree) at Boston Edison having worked his way up from a Stationary Fireman.

music by: CommUnity Voices


 

TUESDAY Evening, May 7 pm at 7 pm:

 “Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World:
Russian & Indian Voices”

 

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Join peace and disarmament movement leaders, Boris Kagarlitsky, Oleg Bodrov, and Achin Vanaik for an in-depth discussion of
US-Russia relations,India-Pakistan relations, and the challenges to peace posed by each.

Co-Sponsors:
Mass Peace Action & AFSC


SUNDAY, May 12 at 11 am:

 “Boston Boy, A Greyhound Journey:
A personal reflections on the rise of greyhound adoption
and the impact of intense bullying.”
with Louise Coleman

Louise Coleman

Discussion of how adopting one greyhound led to the formation of a nonprofit that saved thousands of dogs and the impact of bullying on the Founder and the organization. • Louise Coleman was born in Bath, New York, 1944. Her social service career include: Head Start, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, B.A. in English, UMass Boston, M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Northeastern University, Founder and Executive Director, Greyhound Friends, Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Placement of thousands of retired racers, and other deserving dogs with a global outreach effort to help greyhounds in Ireland, Argentina, U.K., Canada.

music by: Karen Klein


  SUNDAY, May 19 at 2 pm:

(No 11:oo am Service)

 “Reflections of a Retired Public School
Teacher: My Greatest Fear—My Greatest Hope”
with Larry Aaronson

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(No 11:00 AM Service) • Larry Aaronson is a retired school teacher from the City of Cambridge. He taught US history in different capacities for 30 plus years to a variety of students. Larry is a native of Washington, DC. He came of age during the civil rights era of the 1960s and was radicalized by Civil Rights stalwarts such as Marion Barry, H Rap Brown, among others. Larry’s early years and radicalization gave him the foundation to commit himself to public education and teaching young people to think critically about US history and society.

music by Tim Ray & Dan Greenspan 


  SUNDAY, May 26 at 11 am:

 “Social Movements and Activism in
the New Media Landscape”
with Mike Elk

Mike Elk

There is an urgent need for social movements to embrace building a new media infrastructure and creative movements underway to do so. Mike Elk will speak on the role of the media in amplifying and helping to drive organizing. His talk will touch on the resurgence of the labor beat and the role this has played in helping to propel the teachers’ strike, the digital media unionization, and the Fight for $15. • A Sidney Award winner, Mike Elk is the founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for The Guardian. A proud member of the Newspaper Guild union, he was illegally fired for union organizing as Politico’s senior labor reporter in August of 2015 and used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday Report.

music by CommUnity Voices


  SUNDAY, June 2 at 3 pm:

(No 11:oo am Service)

 “What is Happening in Venezuela, and
Why Should It Matter to All of Us?”
with with Rev. Mike Clark

Mike-Clark

 (No 11:00 AM Service) Rev. Clark will present a brief overview of recent events in Venezuela and place them in the context of 20 years of enmity between the US and the Bolivarian social and economic experiment. The outcome of the current struggle has implications for movements and nations everywhere that are seeking a more just world. • Rev. Mike Clark is the Recovery Outreach Worker at the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church where he has worked for the last 17 years alongside those battling addiction. He has been a peace and social justice activist since 1965, working with William Sloane Coffin at the Riverside Church Disarmament Program and serving as Executive Director of Witness for Peace in Central America. He has been to Venezuela seven times since 2004 and twice was a guest on the late Hugo Chavez’ television program.

music by Irene Kessel and Godfrey Muluwya


SATURDAY Evening, June 8 at 7 pm:

 “CCB Brunch and Annual Meeting”

06/08/19 poster draft  

For more information call 781-330-8032 or
Purchase your tickets now!


SUNDAY, June 9 at 11 am:

 “CCB Brunch and Annual Meeting”

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A call to CCB members: You’re invited to join Community Church of Boston at 11:00 am for brunch followed by the Annual Meeting, election of new Board of Directors, and consideration of urgent church business matters.

 


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