Pastors' Blog

Archives: August 2019

Aug 15, 2019 - Kent French

common art is an art studio for unhoused and low income people, which takes place weekly at Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street. Many of you recall past summer and autumn Sundays when we have invited artists from the studio to join us in worship and sell their works afterwards. 

Two of our members, Alicia Hsu and Terry Bruce, were so inspired by the work and...

Aug 08, 2019 - Kent French

Have you ever been in the midst of a group of people and felt totally alone? Maybe you’re an introvert and this happens all the time. Maybe you’re shy. Maybe you had something personally troubling going on, or maybe you needed to be around people, but just not interact with them too much. 

Psychological research tells us that all humans need a mix of autonomy, a sense that we can do it by ourselves, and relationality, an...

Aug 01, 2019 - Kent French

Have you ever moved far away from home and worried about what you will miss? Perhaps it was family, neighbors or friends who knew and loved you and were always there for you. Perhaps it was favorite hangouts, restaurants, coffee shops with a comforting atmosphere. Maybe it was your church, your spiritual home?

This Sunday, we continue our summer series, hearing from members and guests about the Milestones in Our Faith. We will hear from Denise Patmon, a long-time United Parish member...