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Archives: July 2020

Jul 30, 2020 - Kent French

“Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.”  Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator (1921-1997)

This Sunday, we will hear about the international faith adventure of one of our lifelong members, someone who grew up singing, playing, learning and leading amid the loving, God-inspired care of our congregation.

After graduating high school a few years ago, Seanna decided to take a gap...

Jul 23, 2020 - Kent French

Over the past several years, God has blessed us with three couples who moved from other parts of the country to serve as grandparents here in Boston. They helped form our Growing Grandparents group. And they serve our congregation and the wider community beautifully.

After retiring from serving as Presbyterian pastors in...

Jul 16, 2020 - Kent French

Psalm 101 begins: I am singing of grace and justice;I am singing to you, Lord.

Growing up as a music student, I had a budding sense of social justice. And as I practiced, rehearsed, sang and played in ensembles and took private lessons, I often wondered how art could be effective for the cause of justice. What did it have to do with feeding starving people, helping the poor, working against bigotry and racism, making...

Jul 10, 2020 - Kent French

This summer we are hearing from members and guests about their adventures in faith.

Adventure can be anything that pushes us outside our comfort zones, involves some risks, takes us into unchartered territory, challenges us and stretches us to grow. Sometimes we choose adventures and we go willingly. Other times they choose us and we go unwillingly. Faith can mean a set of beliefs about God and the world, a matter of ultimate trust and loyalty, a worldview.

So what does it mean...

Jul 01, 2020 - Amy Norton

Beloved,

This week we continue in our Adventures in Faith summer sermon series! To hear last week's message from guest preacher JT Hills about venturing into the unknown, click here!

As many are aware, June was Pride month. I was 22 when I learned that Pride was a whole month, not just a parade, and it was a few years after that that I...