Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

News & Announcements

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.
On August 6, 2012, Governor Patrick signed into law a cost containment bill that addresses issues of high-cost health care that leaders of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization - including OSC members Lucy Costa and Alliea Groupp - have been working on for nearly two years. The first of its kind in the nation, this legislation requires the players in the health care system to change their behaviors and structures so that high quality care can be delivered at a lower – and affordable - cost to consumers, for the sake of our individual wallets and the Commonwealth. The cost containment...
July 31, 2012 Dear Friends at Old South, We wish to give a hearty and heartfelt THANK YOU to Old South Church for your ongoing support of the Allston-Brighton Food Pantry. We enjoyed hosting the OSC volunteers who came out to help us serve in July, at our Wednesday Community Supper and our Saturday food basket distribution. We also appreciated the dessert donations for Wednesday and for coming by to say hello at a recent Sunday service. We so appreciate the food donations that keep coming in. They add variety to the standard items we provide, and we often add your donations to the special...
Senior Minister Nancy Taylor has signed a publishing agreement with Westminster John Knox Press for her work in the upcoming Feasting on the Gospels series. She has been asked to write entries on John’s Gospel. Rev. Taylor previously wrote for the very successful twelve volume Feasting on the Word biblical commentary series for preachers.
On July 18, 2012, Old South Church’s own Dr. Dan Oates was interviewed on the Callie Crossley Radio Show to talk about Independence at Home (IAH). Congressman Ed Markey, co-author of the IAH legislation, was also interviewed.