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:


SUNDAY, January 27 at 11 am:

“Honest to God, an Atheist’s Faith”
with Rev. David Carl Olson

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I was once asked if I believe in God, and I had to say with all honesty, “Of course I believe in Poetry.” Still, when Mother Teresa encouraged me to “do something good for God,” I promised that I would. And I haven’t stopped.

Rev. David Carl Olson is the Lead Minister of First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, having previously served the UU Congregation of Flint, MI, and Community Church of Boston. He is a singer, actor and director who toured with Little Flags Theater, earned his Equity union card at Wheelock Family Theater, maintained a singing studio at Steinert Hall, and served as artist in residence to underserved communities throughout Massachusetts in the 1980s and 90s. He is currently developing a non-profit development company in Baltimore to address that city’s crises of homelessness and hopelessness.

Music by David Carl Olson & CommUnity Voices


Coming SUNDAY, February 3 at 11 am:

“Let them all in: Ending the
Permanent Refugee Crisis”

with Khury Petersen-Smith

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The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

Khury Petersen-Smith is an activist and geographer who lives in Boston. He is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Khury is an activist in the International Socialist Organization and has written and organized particularly on US empire, solidarity with the Palestinian struggle, and Black liberation. He co-organized the 2015 Black-Palestine Solidarity Statement, which was signed by over 1,100 Black scholars, activists, and artists.

music by Foundation Movement


POSTPONED!
Due to inclement weather this program has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 14.

SUNDAY, January 20 at 11 am:

“From the N word to colored to negro to black to Afro then African-American and right back to the N word
or how we made blackness so irresistible that they tried to take it away from us:
A Cultural Reflection on Living The Dream”

 

Harold Steward

with Harold Steward

Using Ntozoke Shange’s “Spell #7″, Talib Kweli’s “For Women”, Arthur Jafa’s “Love is the Message, the Message is Death” and Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham a Jail”, this sermonette explores the relationship between identity reclamation, liberation, and resistance.

• Harold Steward is the Interim Executive Director of The Theater Offensive, a Queer and Trans Theater based in Boston, MA. Most recently, Steward served as Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center, a division the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, which provides instruction and enrichment in the arts with an emphasis on the African contribution to world culture. Steward also founded Fahari Arts Institute in Dallas in 2009 after recognizing a gap in the landscape for local LGBTQ artists of color in Dallas. Fahari Arts Institute celebrates, displays and produces the work of queer artists from the African Diaspora.

Fulani Haynes, vocals & Michael Shea, piano


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