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Community Church of Boston Turns 100: We Kickoff the Festivities with Samodivi

When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

HERE WE ARE, one hundred years later, looking back on our history, and looking forward into our second century. Join us for Samodivi, the finest music Berklee has to offer, food, birthday cake, reminiscences, toasts to our glorious past, and toasts to our glorious future. Creative Mischief for Social Justice, A Free Pulpit in Action, A Peace and Justice Congregation since 1920…that’s what we are. Join us to kickoff our year of commemoration, celebration and inspiration!

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“Chinese New Year Celebration 2020” with Duncan McFarland

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us. Learn about traditional Chinese culture; their accomplishments and challenges. A report of about environment policies will be presented. A better understanding of rising China is critical in today’s world and building personal relationships between us is imperative, especially as tensions increase between the governments.

Moderator: Ellen Mass

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“Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Legacy” with Charles Coe

When: Sunday, January 19, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

A Reflection on the impact of Martin Luther King on American life and politics through poetry, prose, and personal experience.

• Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry and a novel, “Spin Cycles,” about a homeless man on the streets of Boston. He was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston and teaches poetry and prose in Newport MFA program at Salve Regina University.

music by CommUnity Voices

 

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“Oppression and Liberation in Boston: 3 Voices”

When: Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

with Amo Ngoepe, Rev. Jay Williams,
Dean Stevens; Dave Lewit: Moderator

 

(No 11:00 AM Service)

• Amo Ngoepe is Old South Church’s Pastoral Resident, outreach minister for OSC to Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, (G)RACE Speaks, and the Climate Change Task Force.

• Rev. Jay Williams is principal pastor of Union United Methodist Church in the South End

• Dean Stevens is a musician, translator, coffee merchant, and interim administrator here at CCB

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“Ourselves We Sing: CCB is 100 years-old!” with Dean Stevens, CommUnity Voices and You

When: Sunday, January 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

Our archives tell us that the first meeting of The Community Church of Boston was on January 11, 1920. Join us as we begin the kickoff of what will be an entire year of festivities celebrating ourselves, our place in the struggle for peace and justice, the places we’ve been, and the future that is before us. Dean Stevens will share discoveries from the archives of Community Church, and CommUnity Voices will SING IN CCB’s NEW CENTURY.

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"Other Voices in the Room" with The Poets' Theatre

When: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd fl. • Boston

The Poets’ Theatre has invited some of the most talented practioners of Rap, Hip Hop and Spoken Word to introduce modes of poetic expression you may have heard about but not experienced in a live performance.

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“Dios de los Muertos for US?” with Rev. Ignacio Castuera

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The Mexican observance of the Day of the Dead may provide ways to celebrate accomplishments and search for future tasks. 

• Born in Puebla, Mexico Rev. Ignacio Castuera has benefited from the best years of California’s commitment to education. He holds a Doctorate from Claremont School of Theology and served as pastor, Counseling Psychologist, Social Service Agency’s Director and District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church.

music by Afro-Pop Band, Kina Zoré

 

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“Dreaming of Community: A Look at ‘Families Sharing Together’” with Ed Pazzanese and Judith Woodruff

When: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Families Creating Together is a award-winning intergenerational multilingual free program that serves the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury communities. Ed Pazzanese will share a short media presentation, stories and art projects created by participating families. FCT invites the full participation of children of all abilities, their parents, siblings, and caregivers with the intent to counteract the risk of marginalization and isolation experienced by individuals who are non-speakers, living with disabilities; are homeless and; grandparents raising grandchildren.

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CCB “Jazz Night Special" with Frank Wilkins-David Vox Duo

When: Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Please join us for a joyful and enthusiastic exploration of the jazz tradition through the artistry of the Frank Wilkins-Dave Zox duo.

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“In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day” with Tom Pacheco

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Tom Pacheco’s songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Richie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid 90’s. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the lat 60’s and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80’s. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe.

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Defending Children's Human Rights in Palestine

When: Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Meet Farah Bayadsi, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer for Defense of Children International - Palestine

 

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“What is Happening in Venezuela, and Why Should It Matter to All of Us?” with Rev. Mike Clark

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

(No 11:00 AM Service)

Rev. Clark will present a brief overview of recent events in Venezuela and place them in the context of 20 years of enmity between the US and the Bolivarian social and economic experiment. The outcome of the current struggle has implications for movements and nations everywhere that are seeking a more just world.

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SUNDAY Evening, May 12 at 6 pm: “Concert for Mozambique”

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Please join us for a

Fundraiser for Victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique at the Community Church of Boston.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

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“First Friday Iftar” with Muslims for Progressive Values Boston

When: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

First Friday Iftar (fast breaking dinner) is the fast breaking meal on first Friday of holy month of Ramadan. All are welcome to participate in prayers, recitations, speeches form progressive communities, activities for children, henna tattoo artist, and raffle prizes.

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Pete Seeger turns 100! All Hands on Deck to Sing the Highlander Center Back!

When: Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
Pete Seeger turns 100! 
All Hands on Deck to Sing the 
Highlander Center Back!
 
Community Sing with Special Guests!
Friday May 3, 7:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $20+  
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