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, December 16 at 11:00 am:

“The Global Alliance of Muslims for Equality (GAME):
Changing Perceptions- the challenge young Muslims face”
with Padraig O’Malley

GAME photo

 

greenhouse_peacekeeper-4_lifestyle      Padraig O’Malley is the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston’s the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author on topics related to divided societies. Born in Dublin, Ireland, O’Malley is an award-winning author and expert on democratic transitions and divided societies, with special expertise on Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Iraq.  O’Malley was educated at University College, Dublin, and at Yale, Tufts and Harvard universities. His life as an international peacemaker is portrayed in the award-winning documentary “The Peacemaker”.  O’Malley is the author of a number of prize winning books on Northern Ireland and he is also the founding editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy, a publication of UMass Boston’s John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

2018 Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award presented to Padraig O’Malley
by Founder Lewis M. Randa

The mission of the Peace Abbey Foundation is to create and install public works of art that promote peace and nonviolence; and to administer and care for Abbey Interfaith Peace Chaplaincy, The Pacifist Memorial, The Animal Rights Memorial, Abbey Cremation Cemetery for Conscientious Objectors and the National Registry for Conscientious Objection.  Throughout the year, the Foundation presents the Int’l Courage of Conscience Award at conferences and peace ceremonies and extends the impact of the Peace Seeds interfaith prayers for peace through their dissemination worldwide. For information visit their website.

Music by Dean Stevens


SUNDAY, December 23 at 11 am:

“Embrace the Dark; Reach for the Light!: Solstice Magic”
featuring Lorraine and Bennett Hammond & CommUnity Voices

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Join Boston’s legendary musicians,  wise and beloved sage/bards and community builders Bennett and Lorraine Hammond,
as they take us through a journey through the solstice and its variety of meanings in the rainbow of cultures on this planet.  Accompaniment by CommUnity Voices!
Bring your best potluck holiday offering and holiday stories to share. Tamales by Luis Alonzo Guzmán!


SUNDAY, December 30 at 3 pm:

“Singing in the New Year”
singalong with CommUnity Voices & Constellations

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Ring it in; Ring Them Bells; Forever Young; Julian of Norwich; Get Together; When the Revolution Comes; Swimming to the Other Side; New Lang Syne; Give Light,
Teach Peace; By the Rivers of Babylon; Side by Side; Ours is a Simple Faith; God Bless the Grass; How can I Keep From Singing…..AND WHATEVER OTHER SONG YOU WANT TO SING WITH US (let us know, we’ll learn it!) Singing at Community Church of Boston with CommUnity Voices, Constellations and you!! Your holiday potluck offerings will augment Luis’ dishes. Adult beverages/libations allowed just this once.


SUNDAY, January 6 at 11 am:

“#DeeperThanWater: Toxic Prisons & Abolition”
with Adrian Coleman and Elizabeth Rucker

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 #DeeperThanWater works to hold the state accountable for the toxic environments and inhumane practices of MA prisons. We will discuss our work to uplift the voices of current and former prisoners while tackling the issue of toxic prisons from an abolitionist perspective.

Adrian Coleman is a member of the #DeeperThanWater core team and brother to Wayland “X” Coleman, a founding incarcerated member of #DTW. Adrian has been organizing and advocating for Wayland’s fair treatment and release for 20 years. • Elizabeth “Ruckus” Rucker is a member of the #DeeperThanWater core team, representing SURJ Boston (a multiracial organization mobilizing white people against white supremacy).

Rockin’ Blues by Chris James


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