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Old South Church clergy are featured in the spring issue of Sunday magazine, the flagship publication of The Lord’s Day Alliance of the U.S. Read sermons by Revs. Nancy Taylor, John Edgerton, Anthony Livolsi, and Don Wells. The Lord’s Day Alliance of the U.S. encourages Christians to reclaim the Sabbath as a day of spiritual and personal renewal.
June 14, 2016 Opening Council with a prayer, Moderator Deb Washington invoked the hope of Jeremiah and the selflessness of Sarah. God of the saints and the prophets is also our God who reminds us that we come not to be served, but rather to serve. She then asked Council to reflect on how we are doing as a body. How have we experienced our work together so far this year? Prompting input from members as to Council’s effectiveness, role within the church, and vision for the future, Deb noted that...
Dear Old South Church in Boston, The round the clock reports of the murders of black men, of LGBTQ people, and now of police is heartbreaking and heartrending, traumatizing and paralyzing. The rifts and gulfs, the chasms and canyons between white and black, gay and straight, police and civilian are undoing us. Church: can we come together to hug each other? Listen to and hear each other? Rage? Pray? Cry? Mourn? On Sunday, July 10th, Rev. John Edgerton will preach into this heartbreaking season...
"Peace cranes have taken flight once again to another United Church of Christ congregation in need of healing. After the June nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead and another 50 injured, the colorful symbols of peace made their way to First Congregational Church of Winter Park UCC in Winter Park, Fla., located just a few miles from where the tragedy took place." Read Peace Cranes fly to Orlando via United Church of Christ News (7/5/16) In April 2013, Newtown...
Online registration for Old South Church's annual All Church Retreat is now open. The retreat will be held Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod. All meals and lodging costs are included in the fee ($174 per adult, children and teens free), and a $25 deposit per adult will hold your spot. Registration Wondering how much fun you'll have? Just check out the past two retreats in 2015 and 2014.
On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Senior Minister Rev. Nancy Taylor was the featured speaker and preacher at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles for their Kaleidoscope of the Spirit series. “Some of the most insightful religious leaders in America will be guests in the pulpit. This will be an exciting time for the congregation to hear a diverse group of voices; welcoming these guest speakers provides the opportunity to solidify our growing reputation as a progressive, vibrant, and creative faith...
For the month of July, Old South Church will host Empow Studios' Back Bay Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp. Empow Studios, based in Lexington, MA, offers summer camps at locations across Greater Boston, and even on the Cape. Per Empow Studios' press release: Summer is a time for fun. The pressures of homework subside and students get the chance to explore new challenges. “I can't wait to make my movie,” beams one 6th grader as she counts down the days to summer vacation. Harnessing the...
The Boston 12 is a group of area religious leaders, including Senior Minister Rev. Nancy Taylor, which has met regularly for a number of years. We are Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. We are members of cousin religions, descendant of Abraham. We are family. The public rhetoric that is borne of the current election season scares us. It is dangerous. It is tearing our nation apart. With this social media campaign we are making an appeal to the better angels of our natures and of our nation. We...
Donate to OneOrlando Fund Dear Old South Church in Boston, Orlando. A catastrophe. We are reeling. How are you? What is happening for you? Inside of you? We are rent asunder by the magnitude of the hatred and the unthinkable violence that has taken so many young, gay lives. We are anguished that a place of sanctuary was so brutally violated. It hits home. It hits at the heart of who we are. How are you? What is happening for you? Inside of you? On Sunday at First Worship and Festival Worship...
May 10, 2016 Moderator Deb Washington opened the meeting with a prayer and a glimpse at 1 Thessalonians 2: In attempting to discern God’s will we are reminded that His very word reassures our work in His name, and the word is love. Such is the core of God’s message as we seek to walk as Christ walked. Janet Nolan, representing the newly appointed Columbarium Committee, spoke of the ongoing exploration of either a memorial garden or columbaria for ashes of the deceased on church property....

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