“Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers only…” (James 1:22)
Christian faith requires engagement in the world. From hosting the meeting that led to the Boston Tea Party to founding City Mission Society, from building affordable housing in Boston to playing a major role in the passage of health care reform in Massachusetts, from growing organic heirloom vegetables in our churchyard for the Women’s Lunch Place to publicly standing in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples, Old South has been honoring Christ’s call to serve those in need and speak out for justice for more than 340 years.
Old South offers a range of opportunities to serve God’s world, from a prayer shawl ministry to community empowerment work with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization; from our mission service trips to work with food pantries and meal service programs. The church supports the work of several local non-profits through our Christian Service & Outreach grant program, which gives away nearly $100,000 each year. And our innovative new Outreach Venture Capital Fund empowers Old South members to dream of and pursue ministries of justice and service in Boston and beyond. Check out the service opportunities below, and find one that’s right for you!