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 2019 SERVICES & EVENTS:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019  7 pm – 9 pm

Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the US Explained

with Book author and foreign correspondent, Reese Erlich &
retired machinist and local trade-union president, Jeff Klein

Moderated by Peace Action board member Valentine M. Moghadam

Syria-Turkey map

Trump’s sudden withdrawal of some US troops from Syria has caused chaos and confusion in an already troubled Middle East. It’s also caused a great deal of confusion among citizens who are both anti-Trump and anti-war. Turkey, a NATO ally supplied with US weapons, has invaded Syria. The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been forced to retreat. However, President Trump then ordered 500 troops to seize Syria’s oil wells and sent 2,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia. So much for his promise to “bring the troops home.” Legitimate concerns about the welfare of the Kurds are being used to argue for endless U.S. intervention, but more U.S. troops stationed around the world in conflict zones can’t be the solution. Foreign intervention in Syria has only prolonged the civil war, leading to the deaths of thousands and the displacement of millions. What’s really going on here? Luckily we’re bringing together a few experts to shed some much needed light on the situation.


Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

“Liberals and Apologists betrayal of
The Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements:
An “Affirmative Action” Baby Speaks”

Larry Watson phot bostonvoyager

with Lawrence Watson

accompanied by pianist Mr. Desmond Scaife Jr.

Watson will present through music and spoken word a first-person response to the catatonic state of White Liberals and apologetic Blacks to the blatant escalation of institutional racism, sexism, and the murdering of Black people gay or “straight” in America. In honoring  Dr. W.E.B. Dubois co-founder of the research method commonly referred to as Qualitative Research, Watson will present a series of personal stories as a thirty-five plus resident of “Liberal Boston” covering such topics as “Driving While Black” in Brookline (DWB), “Walking in the Post Office While Black in Jamaica Plain”(W.I.P.W.B), Working at Public Television While Black in Boston (W.P.T.W.B.) and working in Higher Education While Black in Cambridge and Back Bay (W.H.E.W.B). Hist story is an account of most Black professionals post-President Johnsons’ Executive Order on Affirmative Action. The presentation is a tribute to Black Orators like Paul Robeson, Shirley Chisholm, Elma Lewis, and Nelson Mandela. Video footage will be shown throughout the presentation.

• Lawrence “Larry” Watson is an American educator, singer, songwriter, and activist. He celebrates thirty-Five years of performing throughout the New England areas and around the world. Watson serves as Professor of Ensemble at Berklee College of Music and he is also the Resident Artist at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute of Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. He co-hosted the first two seasons of television show Sing that thing on PBS. Watson has published three CD’s The Journey, American Fruit with African Roots, Prescriptions and his long awaited book of music entitled “The H.E.M Book”. All are available online for purchase.


Sunday, November 24 at 11:00 am

“Murder, Remorse, Prison, and Fighting for Justice”
with Jean Trounstine and Karter Kane Reed

boy-prison -by Jared Rodriguez Truthout

Karter Reed, sentenced as a child to an adult prison for a murder he committed at age sixteen will speak about why kids have the power to transform themselves behind bars. Jean Trounstine, who wrote BOY WITH A KNIFE, a book
featuring Reed, will discuss why children do not belong in adult prisons and why our parole system is failing such lifers.

• Karter Reed earned a 4.0 at Quinsigamond Community College, graduation with highest honors, and
currently works and lives with his wife and family in Maine. • Jean Trounstine, an activist, author and professor has written six books, the latest being BOY WITH A KNIFE: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner’s Fight for Justice.

music by CommUnity Voices

 


 

Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 pm

“Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan Sculpture Exhibit”
with Lewis Randa

Helen Keller bust

Reintroducing Helen Keller as Pacifist, Socialist, Suffragist and radical thinker of her times. The sculpture exhibit and talk will focus on two questions that relate to Keller and Anne Sullivan, her teacher and mentor: What did your teacher help you see that was once invisible?  What did your teacher help you hear that was once silent? Presentation will include short film clips and audio recordings.

• Lewis Randa is the Director of the Life Experience School which has offered a unique peace program for its students with disabilities since its establishment in 1972.

music by Dean Stevens



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