Architectural detail of window arches on Old South Church in Boston

News & Announcements

Bishop Yvette A. Flunder is the founder and pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ (UCC) in Oakland, CA and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.
Starting on Sunday, July 4th and going through Sunday, September 5th you are invited to worship with us either in person (in our air-conditioned Chapel) or remotely (from wherever you are). In either case, whether you are in the Chapel, on your couch, or at the beach, we will all watch the same pre-recorded, edited worship services (what you have been used to for the past fifteen months).
Old South will honor Byron Rushing on Phillis Wheatley Sunday, our annual celebration of the first published African American poetess
Old South’s journey toward being a greener congregation has been almost a decade in the making. Rev. Katherine Schofield explains, “It is important for people of faith to make our commitments real through action. When we take steps to decrease our carbon footprint, or advocate for environmental protections, we get to embody that invaluable connection between what we believe, what we say and what we do. It helps us to reconcile the teachings of our faith with our lived experience.”
In the wake of the recent murders of innocent people of Asian descent in the city of Atlanta, Old South Church in B oston states unequivocally that racism, and racist violence are an affront to God, a violation of this nation's highest ideals, and sin of the most atrocious kind.
As we begin 2021 we wanted to share again each new member’s photo and bio so that if you see them pop up in the comments during online worship, or at a church program, (and eventually, dear GOD, when we meet in person) you’ll know them a bit better.
We live in perilous times. An insidious and lurking virus, a decimated economy, racism laid bare, schools in disarray, a shuddering climate - yet we are not without agency.
Senior Minister Rev. Nancy Taylor and Acting Associate Minister Rev. Shawn Fiedler discuss the surprises, challenges, and more that come along with ministering during the COVID-19 pandemic.