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From the Minister
330th Anniversary of the Founding of King's Chapel |  June 12

"And on that Sunday in early June, the Rev. Radcliffe, dressed in surplice, read from the Book of Common Prayer to a company which crowded the little room past it capacity. Some had come out of curiosity of course, never having seen a clergyman in surplice or heard Common Prayer read publicly in Boston (it had long been banned). More had come for the privilege of participating once again the familiar English service on these far shores."
-Excerpted from And Plead for the Rights of All by Ola Elizabeth Winslow

On Sunday, we will celebrate the 330th anniversary of the founding of King's Chapel. For 330 years, the people of King's Chapel have gathered Sunday after Sunday. Through political revolutions and war, theological controversies and turbulent times, we have stood together-facing an unknown world with hope and boldness. That's something to celebrate. 

The King's Chapel Choir will lead us in Morning Prayer for the last time before they break for the summer. We will welcome new members and celebrate over cake. Following Morning Prayer, members and guests will be treated to free tours of the bell tower and the crypt, provided by our Visitor Program.

Happy Birthday, King's Chapel! May there be many more to come!

Spotlight On:
Saturday, Boston Pride Parade

Join King's Chapel as we march in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11th at 12 PM.
The parade kicks off at Copley Square, travels through the South End, then passes both the
King's Chapel Parish House and Stone Chapel before finishing at Government Center. As the
parade goes by King's Chapel, our Paul Revere bell will sound throughout downtown Boston.
This is Boston's largest parade. This promises to be a great time!

We will line up at 760 Bolyston Street, in front of Lord and Taylor's Department Store. Those  hoping to walk should report no later than 11:20 AM. Our group will follow the 'Broadway in  Boston' group. Bring water, sunscreen, and plenty of energy.

Member or Friend. Gay or Straight. All are welcome to participate. For more information or to  let us know you are joining us, contact

Congratulations to Denton Crews | Steward of Partnership Award

Our own Denton Crews has been selected to receive the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council Steward of Partnership Award.

This award is given annually to recognize those who provide exceptional care for their own congregation's partnerships. UUPCC knows long-term partnerships do not automatically sustain themselves. It takes attention, time and loving care to maintain long distance connections and nurture friendships. Denton has carefully and graciously tended to our unique relationship with our partner church, the First Unitarian Church of Kolozsvár in Transylvania. We are grateful for the work Denton has done. We will formally recognize and celebrate Denton during the Minns Lecture Series in the fall of 2016 when the clergy from our partner church will be with us.

Well done, Denton. You have enriched King's Chapel with your ministry.
300th Birthday of Peter Harrison

Our historic architect, Peter Harrison, was born June 14, 1716.  The first recognized architect in America, Harrison was commissioned to replace the King's Chapel wooden church with the current granite structure in 1749.  From Newport, Rhode Island, he is also credited with designing the Brick Market Building and Touro Synagogue in Newport, and Christ Church in Cambridge.
From the Freedom Trail Visitor Program
Please join us Sunday June 12 for a Bells and Bones Tour! In celebration of King's Chapel's 330th birthday, the Freedom Trail Visitors Program will offer free tours to the congregation immediately following the 11:00am service. I hope you join us for this fantastic opportunity to learn more about King's Chapel's past 330 years by exploring the crypt below and bell tower above. Tours will last about 30 minutes. For more information, please visit the History & Tours section of our website or contact me directly at
Upcoming Events ...

Second Sunday Offering | This Sunday

On  June 12th , any offerings not specifically designated for the Annual Appeal will go directly to support the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Y outh (B.A.G.L.Y.).   BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for progra ms, policies, and services for the GLBT youth community. BAGLY has a drop-in center for youth located at 14 Beacon Street. The center hosts health clinics, free computer use, counseling services, snacks, and other resources. On Wednesday, May 25th the Rev. Shawn Fiedler, Jim Carroll, and Amanda Pickett attended BAGLY's annual fundraiser.
Theology on Tap | June 15 | 7 PM

Believer. Non-believer. Confident. Curious. Join us for a lively discussion of big questions at a local pub. On June 15 at 7 PM, we will discuss Homosexuality and the Christian Tradition. What exactly does the bible say about homosexuality? What has the tradition had to say over the centuries? Can you really be gay or lesbian and Christian? Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join. We will meet at The Kinsale Pub and Restaurant, located across from City Hall Plaza.
Tuesday Barbecues at the Parsonage This Summer! One each Month. 6 PM

Following our tradition, please plan to join us for informal barbecues in the  beautiful garden behind the Parsonage and Parish House, on these summer  evenings, one each month: 

Tuesday, June 21st
Tuesday, July 12th
Tuesday, August 16th

The main course and drinks will be provided, but we'd love you to bring a side dish or dessert. If it rains, we'll eat indoors.

To RSVP, contact Gretchen Horton,
Parish Administrator,, 617-227- 2155 x 108.

It's fun for all ages.
King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity-Boston Build | June 25

We have nearly a full team for the June 25 (the first Sunday of Summer) King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity-Boston build.  We can accept 1 or 2 more.  The build runs from 9 AM to 3:30 PM with a one hour lunch break.  In the past the KC teams have enjoyed lunch in one of the local ethnic restaurants. 

The build will be at one of the HFH-Boston sites now under construction in Roslindale, Mattapan, or Dorchester.  The exact location will be selected by HFH-Boston based upon the specific build site requirements.  Work will be available for all skill levels (including none). For more information on HFH-Boston and the site where they build, go to  and

King's Chapel has supported HFH-Boston both financially and with multiple volunteer efforts.  If you haven't done this before, please consider joining now. The minimum age to participate is 16.  To enroll or for more information contact Emanuel Genovese at 617-738-6367 or , or Peter Sexton at 781-383-9028 or .
 Sunday, June 26th, 9:00am-Making Sandwiches for Common Cathedral

common cathedral is our partner outdoor church ministry that serves the homeless community of Boston. common cathedral worships on the Boston Common each Sunday, providing lunch to the homeless community after the service. King's Chapel will be making and serving approximately 150 sandwiches, snacks and drinks for June 26. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry,  please contact  Jim Carroll 
at, Dan Sullivan
at or Judy Luca at
In This Issue
Wednesday, June 8 , 6 PM

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler, Preaching
  • Carol Genovese, Hospitality
  • Mindy Hinkel, Soloist

  • Gretchen Horton, Verger
Sunday, June 12, 11 AM

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler, Preacher
  • Jim Power & Sylvia Soderberg,  Lectors
  • Paul Luca, Usher in Charge
  • Jim Carroll, Judy Luca, and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Carol Sentenne & Gretchen Horton, Vergers 
The Readings:
  •  Psalm 150
  •  Old Testament: 1 Kings 19:1-8
  •  New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10a 
The flowers on the Communion table are given by the members of the Chancel Committee in Celebration of King' Chapel's 330th birthday.

If you are interested in a Freedom Trail Visitor Program tour, please meet at the communion rail after the service.

After the service, all are invited to 'Punch on the Bricks', hosted by Judy and Paul Luca and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
The choir is back for a special birthday guest appearance. They will sing some of our "proprietary pieces", namely The Forman Benediction with the familiar words by our former Affiliate Minister Charles Forman set to music by our own Daniel Pinkham, and the King's Chapel Covenant by David Carney. You will also hear the moving Almighty Father, a simple prayer that concludes Leonard Bernstein's Mass, and a new anthem set to Wordsworth's Pentecost hymn text Holy, Heavenly Love, by contemporary British composer Mark Browse. 

The prelude is two newer settings of the German chorale Wunderbarer König (Wonderful King), and the postlude is Pinkham's Festive March.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, June 14, 12:15 PM

Robert Simonds, violin
Telemann, Penderecki, Piazzolla, and more
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News from  The Parish
Last Sunday's Worship and All Church Picnic

We had a wonderful celebration last Sunday, filled to the brim and spilling over with youth and vitality. Imagine Holy Communion with our children on the Chancel, watching the bread being broken; ushers a ges 4 through 10 who took our offering; a brilliant, thoughtful reflection by high school student Abigail Muscat on being a scientist and believing in God; lectors who are our Church School Director, a mom, and a fourth grader; a prayer for our Coming of Age students by Lee Glenn, one of our youth mentors; and being led out by a trombone player, with his dad on trumpet, to the tune of "O When the Saints Go Marching In"!  It WAS good to be in that number  on Sunday. Thanks to all who made it possible. 
- Joy

Stewardship Update

Thank you to all who continue to pledge to the 2016 Stewardship Campaign.  We have commitments totalling 66% of our goal of $195,000.  

This week, we would like to thank the following for their continued support:

Patricia Ahern
John Bowman
Bonnie D'Orlando
Jessica Schmidt
Peter and Elizabeth Thomson
Nancy and Michael Tooke

There's still time to make your pledge!  Call the Parish House if you need a pledge form!
Upcoming Meetings
Community Action Committee Meeting-
Thursday, June 9, at 6:30 PM

Vestry Meeting-
Tuesday, June 14 at 6 PM
Changing of the Guard  7 PM
Contributing to Between Sundays

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at with a written piece and/or pictures before Tuesday at noon!
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.