Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

News & Announcements

On September 16, 2012, Old South Church was visited by British travel journalist Simon Calder of "The Independent". Skip ahead to minute 13:25 in 48 Hours In: Boston to watch Calder's visit to Festival Worship, plus an interview with Rev. Nancy Taylor.
Lilly Endowment has announced the 147 recipients of grants in the thirteenth round of the National Clergy Renewal Program. This program enables congregations to support their pastors for an extended time of renewal and reflection, allowing them time to step back and gain fresh perspective and renewed energy for ministry. The Old South Church Council nominated Rev. Nancy Taylor for this grant, making a compelling case for her to be honored for her work and proposing a carefully considered season of travel, study, rest and prayer. Nancy’s four-month sabbatical will occur during the spring and...
Senior Minister Nancy S. Taylor has contributed to the fall 2012 issue of Reflections of Yale Divinity School. To read "The Character of a Good Ruler, Then and Now" by Rev. Taylor, follow this link for a free subscription or to order a free copy of the fall issue.
September 11, 2012 The first Council meeting of the fall opened on a bittersweet note. We celebrated our beloved former Associate Minister Quinn Caldwell’s call to serve as the next pastor of Plymouth Congregational, United Church of Christ in Syracuse, NY. At the same time, our thoughts were with the families and friends of those who lost loved ones eleven years ago during the tragedies on September 11, 2001. After a time of prayer, Council quickly turned our full attention to matters pertaining to the church building. Project AIR Team members Sean O’Donnell and Roger Burke reviewed the...
Old South Church Minister of Music Harry L. Huff played an organ concert on September 18, 2012 at The Memorial Church of Harvard University. According to The Boston Musical Intelligencer, "It was an elegant performance capped by a thrilling conclusion." Read the full review here .
Last winter Old South Church member and photographer Nancy Richardson took photos of papyrus dating back to the fourth century using an infrared camera. These photos were used by Prof. Karen King, Harvard Divinity School, in her research. The scrap of paper makes mention of Jesus having a wife. The find has since drawn international attention. Read the New York Times article . (Photo: courtesy of Nancy Richardson)
Old South Church member Nancy Richardson will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Community Change, Inc. on November 29, 2012. Nancy, a local activist and a retired United Church of Christ minister, helps to document Old South Church through her photography.
Old South Church friend Wendy Cadge, a member of the Old South Ringers, has written a second book, “Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine,” on how today’s doctors and hospitals address prayer, religion and spirituality. Read the full article.