Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

News & Announcements

Read "Eighteen Miles of Conscience: How the pastorate of Samuel Willard changed the face of ministry in America" by rising Harvard University sophomore Tim Seery. Seery argues that Rev. Samuel Willard changed the nature of pastoral care in America and that the seeds of our UCC love for social justice were planted back in 1692.
The Old South Church Team for AIDS Walk Boston has collected (not just pledged) over $12k for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Our team has once again qualified as a Gold Team. Our team is also ranked #7 out of the 50 highest earning teams overall. Thank you to everyone for your generous support!
Collaboration at the Heart of "The Matter of the Crack" , an abstract on Old South Church's restoration project (following the crack sustained to our east wall in 2008), has been accepted for presentation at the Association of Preservation Technology International Conference in Charleston, SC on October 1, 2012. Collaboration at the Heart of "The Matter of the Crack" We have lived a story of extraordinary collaboration amongst some unlikely characters: an historic Church and twenty-nine organizations: architectural preservation firms, insurance agencies, law firms, federal agencies,...
Old South Church member Bruce Dowton, who is currently professor of pediatrics at Harvard University and who has also worked for its entrepreneurial subsidiary Harvard Medical International, will serve Macquarie University as its next vice-chancellor later this year. Macquarie University is a public teaching and research university located in Sydney, Australia.
Senior Minister Nancy S. Taylor will join two other panelists for "Interface Between Media and Faith: How Faith Leaders Navigate in the World of Instant Communication" on Thursday, May 17 at Andover Newton Theological School. This panel is part of the school's Spring Convocation, "Politics, Pulpit and the Press: Faithful Leadership in the Public Square". Learn more .
On the 222nd anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's passing, April 17, 2012, The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and Senior Minister Nancy S. Taylor, Old South Church in Boston, together celebrated Franklin and his legacy. The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is Benjamin Franklin’s living legacy in Boston. It evolved directly from his bequest of £1000 to “the Inhabitants of the Towne of Boston,” set forth in a codicil to his will dated 1789. Well over two hundred years after his death in 1790, his legacy continues to do great public good. (The Benjamin Franklin Institute of...
Senior Minister Nancy S. Taylor will join three other panelists for "Religion, The Golden Rule, and Race Amity" at the National Race Amity Conference on Friday, May 18 at Wheelock College. The National Center for Race Amity, based at Wheelock College in Boston, seeks to provide new, creative, and innovative educational programs that strive for insight and understanding of both the moral and scientific truths that humankind is innately equal. As an extension of this mission the Center seeks to construct forums and initiatives among the generality of peoples of the world to promote cross racial...
Old South Church member Kevin Pitcock, a student Naval Flight Officer currently onboard NAS Pensacola, was named Habitat for Humanity - Pensacola Volunteer of the Month for March 2012.