Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister:  
Guest Preacher - Jake Bitner

Jake Bitner has an MDiv from the University of Chicago and an MSW from Simmons College. He has been an outpatient clinical psychotherapist in Marlborough for the last year. He is currently beginning a new job, working with residential mental health programs in Boston. His academic background has focused on Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as the integration of spiritual and psychotherapy. Jake has preached for King's Chapel in the past. 

Summer Services

For the month of July the Wednesday Communion service will be held at the Little Chapel at 64 Beacon Street at 6 PM each week. 

During August, there will be no Morning Light or Wednesday Communion services.  Morning Prayer services will continue each Sunday at 11 AM.  

We welcome everyone to join us back to our full schedule beginning again in September. 

Enjoy the summer!
Spotlight On

Welcome Amelia Nugent, our new Assistant Minister

We are delighted to announce that Amelia Nugent has agreed to become the Assistant Minister at King's Chapel, beginning with us on Monday, August 7, 2017. Amelia has remarkable gifts for ministry, especially in the areas of worship and preaching, social justice, children's ministry, adult education, and pastoral care. The Search Committee, the Wardens and our Senior Minister are convinced that we will be richly blessed by Amelia's ministry among us. We give thanks that she has chosen to serve God at King's Chapel. For more information about Amelia, click  here
Amelia Nugent's Ordination
Amelia will be ordained at Old South Church in Boston on Thursday, July 27, at 6 PM, during the regular Thursday Evening Jazz Worship, which includes music and communion. She joyfully invites members and friends of King's Chapel to attend  this celebration with her Old South Congregation, family and friends.
Old South Church,   645 Boylston Street,   Boston, MA  02116,   Thursday, July 27, 2017,   6-7 PM
Amelia looks forward to meeting members of King's Chapel.  We will provide several opportunities for this, as Amelia begins her ministry with us. Among them:
Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM | All-Church Barbecue at the Parish House Garden |  64 Beacon Street, Boston MA  . 
The main course and drinks will be provided; you are invited to bring side dishes or desserts.  For our planning, please RSVP to Gretchen Horton,, although you are always welcome!
Worship with Amelia Nugent
Sunday, August 13, Amelia will begin to lead Sunday morning worship with the Rev. Joy Fallon and with other summer guest preachers.
Sunday, August  27, Amelia will offer the sermon at our Sunday Morning Prayer service (11 AM).
Upcoming Events...

Save the Date|  Sunday, | September 10
Homecoming and Celebration of Our History

Carl Scovel, Minister Emeritus:
Preacher |  11 AM

Celebration at the Parish House | 12:30 PM

The unveiling of the portrait of Carl Scovel, plus the introduction of  
'The Prayerbook Companion" by Carl Scovel, with signing by author. 

This is also our annual Homecoming party, welcoming back all of our members and friends who travel during the summer months.

More information to follow in later editions of Between Sundays. 
All Parish BBQ Picnic | Wednesday July 26 | 7 PM

Join us Wednesday July 26 for our second of the summer barbeque at the Parish House garden.  Main dish and drinks will be provided.  All are welcome to join us, and bring a side dish to share.  Please RSVP to and let Gretchen know what you can provide. 

The picnic will be held, rain or shine, immediately after the Wednesday Evening service, which begins at 6 PM, at the Little Chapel.
From the Parish House

News of work on the Bathroom/Vestry Construction Project

The Vestry Accessible Restroom project is in full swing as you can see in the photograph below. Demolition of the old bathroom finishes uncovered some deteriorated sub-flooring and wall framing and the crew is in process of replacing those sub structures. The carpenter in the photograph is being careful to insure the new framing is plumb and level utilizing both classic levels as well as newer laser tools for accuracy. In general the workmanship of our builder, Continental Design Group, has been excellent and foreshadows a successful project.

Habitat Build and Pilgrimage to Romania and Hungary
I would add to the previous two reports that on the evening of July 4th we attended an excellent short presentation by the historian of our partner church in beautiful Cluj, Romania.  This was followed by a surprise outdoor dinner of hot dogs and beer in honor of our American holiday.
On July 9 we attended our second Sunday service at the church.  Afterward the Revs. Norbert and Maria Racz joined several in our group for lunch at a bistro.   Norbert outlined to Peter Sexton some inspiring ideas for possible future activities that could enhance our longstanding partner church relationship.  It was exciting to imagine how enriching such activities could be for King's Chapel's parishioners.

The closing festivities in Cluj for the Habitat group on the following Wednesday evening were preceded by a tour of the Hungarian high school for 900 students that is run by the church.  We were then treated to a lovely cold dinner in the church hall attended by the president of the congregation, members of the church board, the Rev. Maria Racz, and the Habitat coordinators. Others included a couple that will live in one of the Habitat houses that we worked on.  Prior to sitting down at the nicely-set table we enjoyed an electrifying folk music and dance performance by a popular local group.  Gifts were exchanged including a flag and framed picture from King's Chapel and a painting from our partner church.  
At the end of the week we returned to Budapest where we visited the Rev. Sandor Leta, Minister of Budapest's Bela Bartok church since 2001.  In that year the church was renamed in honor of the famous Hungarian composer, a Unitarian convert that had been associated the church.   Rev. Leta explained that the church had excellent acoustics and that it was used for concerts and arts events as well as for worship services. The church is the most traditional of the three Unitarian churches in Budapest. Like King's Chapel, it is a stop on a formal tour of the city.  Rev. Leta said that in 2001 the church had fewer than 300 members but now it has over 600 with at least 200 being active supporters. Rev. Leta has baptized 150 children in the past 16 years.  
Rev. Leta led us from the church to a brewery restaurant to continue talking over lunch.   He and others in the group discussed reason, free will, and the limits of our knowledge. His calm, quiet manner and gentle good humor provoked a thoughtful philosophical conversation that engaged everyone -- including a young non-churchgoing woman in our Habitat group. Rev. Leta said that what was important was our fresh take on Jesus, not St. Paul's ideas about Jesus, and that a minister was not supposed to tell people what to think.  Scripture, history, tradition, liturgical worship, and religious metaphors are important to me.  However, I recognized that Rev. Leta had succinctly articulated why I have come to dislike hearing Epistle readings during worship services, as well as my views on freedom of the pew.  It's too complicated to explain here, but after more than 2 decades at King's Chapel I had to admit to myself that I may have become a Unitarian.  The people that I had met on this trip made me feel proud to think so.
For me, this was indeed a pilgrim's journey.
Carol Kemp
July 19, Boston

Our 2017 Stewardship Appeal
This has been an interesting year for our Stewardship Appeal.  While the committee has set a goal of $225,000 to raise in funds, the budget was approved with a goal of $200,000. To date, we have pledged funds of $120,000.  While this helps, knowing that by the end of the year funds will come in, pledges are far short of our needed goal.  Additionally, contributions received to date for the Stewardship Appeal are low. We have only $87,000 of a budgeted $100,000 in hand at our half-year mark.

This is a critical year for King's Chapel.  We have a wonderful staff who work hard to bring us our worship services, tell our history,  and keep us connected;  three historic buildings whose upkeep is critical; and a host of activities to feed us spiritually.   All of this cannot happen without your continued financial support.  

Please join the over 100 members and friends today, and help to support King's Chapel with your contribution.  If you choose to remit via check, you can  send to the Parish House, or drop in the offering plate on Sundays and note "Stewardship Appeal 2017"  in the memo line. Donations can also be made online

In This Issue

Sunday Services
July 23
Morning Light | 9 AM
At the Little Chapel
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
Jake Bitner will Preach
  • Ciael Hills, Lay Reader
  • Sean Lair, Guest Organist
  • Ben Henry-Moreland , Soloist
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Todd Lee, Usher in Charge
  • KC Dalton, Pam & Michael Bergeron, Ushers
  • Zachary Charette , Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18   
  • Old Testament:    
    Genesis 22:1-14,                 Jeremiah 28:5-9
  • New Testament: Matthew 10:40-42

At the communion rail following the service,
Marie Wells will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Punch on the Bricks,
hosted by Carol Genovese, Ciael Hills, and friends of the Hospitality Committee.

Meet our new Morning Prayer Verger: Zachary Charette

After working as a sixth grade History teacher in Fall River, Massachusetts, where he was born and raised, Zack has taken his passion for history and pub lic education to King's Chapel as our newest Educator.
Prior to teaching professionally, he completed his bachelor's at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode I sland, earning a degree in Secondary Education and History. In addition to working at King's Chapel, he plans to begin working  toward his Master's degree in Urban Education Policy  at Brown University in Providence, hoping  to ultimately advance the Social Sciences and Humanities as key scaffolds for educating students across all disciplines. He enjoys studying and performing music on guitar and is an avid fan of Boston sports.

Zack will be verging at our Morning Prayer services during the summer.  Thank you Zack, and welcome!
Wednesday Service
July 26

Holy Communion |  6 PM 
at The Little Chapel
Rev. Joy Fallon will preach
  • Joei Perry, Soloist
  • Brad Werner, Verger
From the Bench:
by Heinrich Christensen

The soloist this week is Ben Henry-Moreland who has been singing with the choir since he moved to Boston 2011, the last two seasons as a regular member. Ben is moving to Omaha, where his lovely wife Katie recently landed a job. So sadly, this will be his last service at King's Chapel. Stop by this Sunday to wish him godspeed!
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, July 25 |  12:15 PM

St. Cyprian's Singers (UK)
Harris, Parsons, Purcell, Pärt 

Staff Absences

Joy will be away at a family reunion July 23-25.  If there is an emergency, please contact Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator.

Heinrich will be away on sabbatical during the months of July and August.  Carson Cooman and Sean Lair will provide music for our services in his absence.
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Accessibility Assists

Our beautiful Georgian sanctuary designed by Peter Harrison and completed in 1754, has been lovingly maintained by the congregation since its completion. One of the box pews has been made wheel-chair accessible. Ushers are available to assist those who are wheelchair-bound to that pew.

A sound system has been installed in the sanctuary of The Chapel to amplify the sound during worship services. Hearing assistance devices are available for your use. Please see an Usher for assistance.