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“Paying the Price for Peace: Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Paying the Price for Peace: 2018 CCB’s Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

Join us live on Facebook for our 11:00 a.m. service!

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“A Traveler’s Guide to Self Love” with True Colors Troupe

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

This Spring, True Colors OUT Youth Theater Troupe is developing a brand new theater performance titled The Traveler’s Guide to Self-Love. This show looks at self-love from the viewpoint of LGBTQ+ youth and allies and utilizes movement to tell stories about their self-love journeys. The stories offer reflections on social systems, phobias, toxic relationships and mental illness, as well as how self-care is used to overcome those barriers.

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"Celebrating Creativity in Troubled Times" with poet Charles Coe

When: Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:15 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): This presentation will combine poetry, prose and a cappella song--my own work and that of other artists--in a presentation intended to remind us all that the arts can perform a kind of sort alchemy. They help us remember that even in life’s difficult moments we can sometimes find elements of beauty, grace and spiritual renewal. 

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Film-The Glorious Future with Susan McLucas

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The Glorious Future is a 20-minute documentary about long-time Community Church friend, Susan McLucas. Susan is an anti-war and human rights activist, with a project against female genital mutilation in Mali. She also teaches people how to ride bicycles. She finds her most direct impact and certainly the most joyful part of her life is at home: transforming adults who never learned to ride into cyclists at the Bicycle Riding School. Changing the world one cyclist at a time.

Join us for lunch after the program.

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Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Annual W. E. B. Dubois Lecture:
“Retrospective of Afro-Ethnographs” with Dr. Reginald L. Jackson

Photo: Orisha Domain Series/2017

A visual retrospective of an artist-community worker’s travels within the African diaspora, from 1968 - to present.

Dr. Jackson is a Professor Emeritus of Communications at Simmons College. He has traveled throughout Africa and photographed various cultural traditions that can be found throughout the world.

 

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CCB's Soapbox Sunday Potluck Brunch

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Speak Your Mind! Share a thought, story, memory, or poem with us. Come and break bread with us at our 11 AM brunch, followed by your stories, songs, observations or poems, embellished by the exquisite multi-layered music of young wunderkind violinist Rob Flax.

Soap•box /sōp-bäks/: “something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions.”
-Merriam Webster Dictionary

 

Music by Rob Flax

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Jill Stein Speaks: Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity, Deportations & more”

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Building Power in Boston & Beyond: Resisting Militarism, McCarthyism, Austerity,
Deportations & more” with Dr. Jill Stein

Special 3 p.m. Service (No 11 a.m. service): 

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"Climate Change & Resilience of Native American Coastal Communities" with Jean Luc Pierite

When: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Climate Change & Resilience of Native American Coastal Communities"
with Jean Luc Pierite

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“From Dream to Outrage: Truth and Reconciliation for Today” with Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“From Dream to Outrage: Truth and Reconciliation for Today”
with Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera

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“Sacco-Vanzetti New Materials & New Evidence” with David Rothhauser

When: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

"Letter and Spirit: The Rants, Chants and Coos of a Literary Musician" with Regie Gibson

When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

This performance sermon is an artistic, musical and philosophical look into what it means to be human and fight for the best of what being human means.

Award winning poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries including Havana Cuba. Regie has worked with many artists like poets Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sterling Plumpp, musician Roy Ayers and dancer Savion Glover.

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“Juan Gonzalez: A Message From the Council of Maya Elders”with an introduction by Mahtowin Munro

When: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“It’s the big internationals that go and take from us,” Gonzalez declared. “They take our land, kill our people, and destroy the environment. ” Gonzalez talked about the United Fruit Company’s hold on Guatemala, and the suffering of indigenous Mayan people there. “The way of life of the Mayan nation and all ancestral nations was devastated,” he said. “One thing however remains unchanged: we are suffering a racist genocide. We continue to be oppressed by greed.”  Excerpt from P.R.I., Day of Mourning 2014.

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Make a UU Turn! with Rev. Edmund Robinson & Jacqueline Schwab

When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Halloween is based on the old Celtic New Year celebration of Samhain, when it was said that the veil between this world and the realm of the fairy folk is thinnest. It is a time for turning, as the leaves change and our thoughts turn to winter. What does this have to do with UUs and how we make changes in our lives?

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"What Would Gandhi Do?" with Dave Lewit

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

With Americans and the world facing climate or nuclear doom, and with irresponsible corporations in charge, can we the people get it together to save us all? Or are we looking for a new savior to point the way? Because Gandhi’s experience was close to our times, and because he helped liberate 400 million people (with questionable results), can his non-violent, spiritual-political approach work in the USA? Let’s explore this, considering the difficult role of empathy in positive power.

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Authors Talk: Growing up in an American Communist Family

When: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Dan Lynn Watts and Tim Wheeler will discuss their books and what it was like growing up in an era of political repression and in an anti-communist environment.

History Lessons traces civil rights and antiwar activist Dan Lynn Watt's journey through childhood in New York during the McCarthy era. He marched on May Day with his war hero father and activist mother. He takes you inside family struggles against racism and political repression.

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