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@CCB: "Free Yoga for Success" class by Isha Foundation

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Free Yoga for Success class at CCB by Isha Foundation
 
Whether you’re seeking health and joy or peace and love, whether it’s success
in the world or inner exploration you’re striving for, these simple practices are
designed to help you cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease.
Anyone ages 7+ can attend.
 
Date: June 24th, 2018 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Venue: The Community Church of Boston, 
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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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Join us for Mother's Day: “New Mom, Old Injustice” with Rev. Jolie Olivetti

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

11:00 a.m. Service: On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Joli Olivetti will share reflections from her first ten months of motherhood, with a particular focus on racism. She asks: “How do I, as a white parent, raise my child to resist white supremacy? How do we have difficult conversations about race with the children in our lives?” Rev. Jolie Olivetti is a newly ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. As a proud former member of Community Church, she is delighted to share her thoughts with you this morning.

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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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“Understanding China Through the US Media - Fact and Fiction” with Alan Clemence

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Understanding China Through the US Media -- Fact and Fiction” 
with Alan Clemence

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

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"On-the-Ground Citizen Scientists in an Era of Climate Change" with Ellen Mass

When: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

11 a.m. Service: An environmental non-profit answer to over-development in a floodplain and urban wild in the Boston metropolitan area. The talk will cover 10 years of activity on the site and how the community has benefited and learned from this local conservation work. Ellen Mass who is a retired Science Assistant from Cambridge Publics Schools is also a long-time member of CCB and a peace and environmental activist. Ellen currently heads an environmental non-profit which advocates for conservation of the Alewife area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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"Voices of Palestinian Resistance" with Islam Maraqa and Rana Nazzal

When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

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

 

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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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The Cost of War, the Price of Peace with Kathy Kelly

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Special 3:00 p.m. Service
(No 11:00 a.m. service)

Kathy will describe experiences living in a working class area of Kabul, Afghanistan, where people feel trapped by war and impoverishment and then discuss experiences living in a U.S. prison, for protesting U.S. drone warfare, where people likewise feel trapped and struggle with impoverishment. Kathy Kelly received CCB’s Sacco and Vanzetti Award in 2016.

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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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"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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