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Archives: July 2021

Jul 29, 2021 - Kent French

Image credit: "Iron 'sankofa' symbol on a memorial to the enslaved workers who 'helped' build the Unitarian Church in Charleston, SC" by Spencer Means. ‘Sankofa’ comes from the languages of Ghana and means: ‘it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.’ Learn more ...

Jul 22, 2021 - Kent French

Thirty-seven years ago, our neighbors at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church began a food pantry ministry. Over the years the Brookline Food Pantry (BFP) has grown and eventually became its own non-profit, setting up satellite locations in state-funded affordable housing at High and Egmont Streets. Recently they started Brookline Thrives, a...

Jul 15, 2021 - Susan DeSelms

Dear Congregation,

Where were you when the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality? When life as we knew it came to a screeching halt, and careened into a reality that looked and felt lot more like a dystopian novel than real life? Where were you the day that choirs, and singing communities fell silent? This Sunday (at 9am), I will share some of my experiences of “life during Covid-19.” I'll also share some of the lessons I’ll take with me into in-person worship, and some thoughts, hopes,...

Jul 08, 2021 - Kent French

SUMMER WORSHIP premieres at 9am on our YouTube channel. Available anytime after that.

We often say that one of the great gifts of doing church and ministry in the Boston area is that we have a high number of young adults who become a part of our community. They come here for graduate school, a residency or fellowship, or a new job. Inevitably, some of them move on to the next chapter of their lives and we...

Jul 02, 2021 - Kent French

SUMMER WORSHIP premieres at 9am on our YouTube channel. Available anytime after that.

This Sunday, we reflect on Paul's letter to the churches at Philippi in Macedonia (verses 3:12-20) and the question of where our true citizenship lies (verse 20). We will be trying a shorter worship service for...