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Annual Meeting 2018

The Annual Meeting held last Sunday was a success in many ways.  We easily reached a quorum as members came to vote on very important business, and it was also a time for old friends to greet new, and for everyone to catch up with each other.

The highlight of the meeting was discussion of the Visioning Process which has taken place over the past five months, and which determined that our Community Action work should deepen our engagement with, and focus on for the next three years, three priority partners: The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, common cathedral, and the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, and also maintain ties to the other three organizations with which the Society has been engaged: Habitat for Humanity Boston, the UUSC and BAGLY. There was no need for a vote to affirm the visioning process results, but rather a report confirming the results to the Society at its Annual Meeting. A comment from one member of the congregation was, "The way to affirm this is to get involved!"  
From the Minister
On Sunday our guest preacher will be Lee Hittner-Cunningham, a graduate of Harvard College from Interlocken, Michigan, who has studied the English mystic, Julian of Norwich. Lee worshipped with us before graduating and agreed to return this spring to share insights about Julian with us, at my request. Lee has received numerous awards for writing - poetry, short stories, and at Harvard was  Winner of the Setchkarev Memorial Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper, "A Family of Accomplices and an Isolated Killer: Models of Responsibility in The Brothers Karamazov and Crime & Punishment." At college Lee was also active in theater and opera productions, from stage managing a production at the ART, to singing and creating costumes in both Harvard Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Lee also advocated for moral issues embedded in labor negotiations.   
Join us for a thoughtful day - both music and spoken words about one of the great mystics.
-- Joy
                           Professor Samira K. Mehta
The Minns Lectures | Saturday May 5 | 6:30 PM | King's Chapel Parish House | "Beyond Chrismukkah."

The Religiously Complex Congregation in the Religiously Complex World.  Americans are more likely to develop religious lives that pull from multiple religious traditions. What do these changes mean for how Americans experience their lives? This year's lecturer, Professor Samira K. Mehta is a scholar of religion and the politics of the American family. She studies families' practices and how families create meaning. Lecture 3 of 3: Saturday, May 5, 6:30 PM.
Julian of Norwich: British Mystic - A Sunday of Music and Learning | Sunday, May 6 | Both Services | King's Chapel
On Sunday, May 6, we welcome guest preacher Lee Hittner-Cunningham to preach about one of their favorite mystics, Julian of Norwich, a 14th century author and the first known woman to publish a book in English. Special music based on Julian's writings will be performed at both services, at 9 AM by Dean Denniston and at 11 AM by our full choir.
Bistro 64: Gourmet Pizza - As You Like It | 
Saturday, May 12 | 6:30 PM | Parish House
Bistro 64 continues with a cozy, informal evening of gourmet pizza prepared by Amanda Cegielski and Chris Allen on Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 PM in the Parish House. Your hosts will provide handmade dough (sourdough, Sicilian, Neapolitan, flatbread), as well as tomato sauce, nut-free pesto, and mozzarella. The event will begin at 6:30 PM, and the main course will be served from 7-8:30 PM, directly from the oven. What's your role? You provide pizza toppings, a side dish, salad or a dessert to share. 

RSVP online or send an email to Chris Allen at or Hospitality Chair (aka pizza-making assistant) Gregg Sorensen  at

Join us!  "Special orders don't upset us. Have it your way" at Bistro 64 in the Parish House. 
Walk with Us and Walk for Peace on Mother's Day! | May 13 | 8 AM or 9:30 AM | Fields Corner, Dorchester or Roxbury Crossing

Get ready to walk!
Join us as we walk in solidarity with Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to promote compassion, dignity, and peace. 
To register for the King's Chapel team to walk (or to make a donation) click  HERE
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace supports the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which was founded by last week's guest preacher Tina Ch é ry. The Institute promotes healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, grief, trauma, and loss. The heart of their work is with families  on both sides impacted by murder.
Sunday, May 13, 2018 
Town Field Park, Fields Corner
1520 Dorchester Avenue
King's Chapel team members will gather at Town Field Park at 8:00 AM for a short program and a 6 mile walk.  Many members will join us at Madison Park High School at 9:30 AM for a 3 mile walk. Wear purple!

We will participate in the walk almost to the very end, which is at Government Center/City Hall Plaza but will peel off at King's Chapel in time for the 11:00 AM Morning Prayer service. 
Questions? Contact Carol at:

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace is an inspiring day of Love, Unity, Faith, Hope, Courage, Justice, and Forgiveness.
  • It's for everyone: families impacted by violence, community members, organizations, college students, musicians, architects, artists, and -- simply put -- anyone who cares about supporting survivors and community healing.
  • The walk started in 1996 as an opportunity for mothers of children who had been murdered to receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-one years later, the Mother's Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor loved ones who have been murdered and embrace a shared responsibility to create more peaceful communities.
  • King's Chapel's fundraising goal is $2500. Please join us! Ways to get involved include: A) registering to walk, B) donating, and/or C) promoting the walk on social media! 
The official Louis D. Brown Facebook event can be found  HERE.  #mothersdaywalk4peace

King's Chapel Remembers Herman Woerner during the Mother's Day Walk | Sunday May 13
This year, as members of King's Chapel gather in support of the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, we also want to remember and honor a dear member of our congregation who passed away this past winter. Herman Woerner walked in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace with us for two years .
Herman was in his eighties, and walked into our church, and into our lives, in 2016. When he called me to say he wanted to sign up for the walk, I wondered to myself if this was a good idea, aware of his frailty.  However, HE did not have any ambivalence; he fully committed to it.  I explained the route, and that there was a bus behind walkers if he needed to get a ride to our destination. He walked at his own pace, frequently stopping to catch his breath. He was committed to being there: with the people who had experienced the loss of their children through murder and with his new King's Chapel friends, amid the changing architecture of the city. He was next to last to enter the sanctuary after the walk (I was last).
The next day he called and told me he had never done anything like this before, not really given much thought to people in our city who had experienced the loss of their children to murder. He said that it meant a lot to him to have walked. He sent me articles about peace making. He said his eyes were opened. His heart was open too. 
He came with us last summer to visit and learn more about the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and how we could involve ourselves in their work. Herman took some exquisite photos.
Thanks are to God for the gift of Herman - for his courage in the midst of his frailty, for his willingness to open his heart and mind and risk trying new things, for his humility and love, and for his example to us of how to live.
He died in January 2018 but he walks on with us in love in our hearts and memories. In addition, we will remember him especially on May 13th.

 - Carol Genovese
Membership Dinner | Tuesday, May 15th | 6 PM

Are you interested in membership? Come to the Membership Dinner, Tuesday May 15th, to learn about King's Chapel's history and traditions, while getting to know other members of the community over a meal.

RSVP required: email or speak with Cathy Price, Head of the Membership Committee, at to learn more. 

Blessing of the Animals | Sunday, May 20 | Parish House Garden

A service of thanksgiving and celebration of pets!   If you cannot bring your animal, we will gladly bless photos and even stuffed animals. We welcome all.
Choral Evensong for Pentecost Sunday | May 20th | 4:30 PM | King's Chapel

The grand finale of the choir season will be coming up on Pentecost 
Sunday, May 20, when we celebrate Choral Evensong. Heinrich will play a prelude recital at 4:30 PM, and the service will begin at 5. Music by Widor, Vierne, Baker, Møller, Stopford, Gardiner, and more.

Admission is free, an offering will be accepted. 
From the History Program
Coming in May: Art & Architecture Tours

Join the History Program beginning this May on an Art and Architecture Tour.  Explore the sanctuary from new perspectives, focusing on themes of continuity and change throughout King's Chapel's 332 year history. On this tour, guests explore both floors of the sanctuary to experience the stories the building itself can tell us about the church's history. From what we know about the first wooden chapel to why the church is no longer painted pink like it was 200 years ago, there is so much to learn about the architecture and material culture that construct how people experience the space today.

Daily Tour Times:
Mondays through Saturdays: 10:15 AM and 4 PM
Sundays: 4 PM
$5 per person
From the Church School
In the past few months, the Church School Committee has met to discuss the current state of our program, the direction in which we wish to proceed, and the methods we'll take to get there. On Sunday, May 6th at 10 AM, the Church School Committee will meet in the Parish House for the final time this programming year to plan our events beginning in the Fall 0f 2018. As the Church, we should have an investment in passing on our faith tradition to the next generation. If you are interested in being involved with our youngest generation of King's Chapel, I invite you to attend this vital meeting regarding the future of our Church School program. 
"We rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep."

We hold in prayer our member Pam Bergeron whose father passed away peacefully last week. Pam and her husband Michael were blessed to be with him at the time.
In This Issue
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Sunday Services 
May 6

Morning Light | 9 AM

Lee Hittner-Cunningham, Lay Preacher

Morning Prayer with Holy Communion  | 11 AM
  • Lee Hittner-Cunningham, Lay Preacher
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • The Rev. Amelia Nugent, Assistant Minister
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Emily Bieber-Harris, Heather Holland, Daniel Lyng and Daniel Perry, Soloists
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Lector
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Cliff Allen, Usher in Charge
  • Cathy Price, Sylvia Soderberg and Joan Hunt, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 42
  • Old Testament, Song of Songs, 8:5-7
  • New Testament,                       1 Corinthians 13:9-13
The flowers on the communion table are given for Harriet F. Parker, in loving memory from her two nieces, Harriet Hofheinz and Patricia Pratt.

After the service, all are invited to coffee hour, hosted by Joan Hunt and Friends of the Hospitality Committee.

At the communion rail following the service, Bill Kuttner will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench
The choral anthems this week were especially selected for our Julian of Norwich theme, with both the motet and the offertory set to texts by Julian.  A Fair and Delectable Place is by local hero Richard Webster, music director at Trinity Church in Copley Square, and  As Truly as God is our Father is by Welsh composer William Mathias. This anthem was written for a festival at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1987 with the Queen Mother as the guest of honor. It ends in a hushed statement of Julian's perhaps most famous quote: "All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."  William Mathias also wrote the pre- and postlude, aptly titled  Processional  and  Recessional .
The music for the communion part of our service is from Dvorak's grand  Mass in D Major.
Tuesday Recitals
12:15  May 8: 
Kate Kayaian, cello
Bach, Harbison, Hovhaness
Save the Date
Saturday, May 12: Bistro 64: Gourmet Pizza - As You Like It

Sunday, May 13
: Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Sunday, May 20: Evensong

Sunday, June 3: Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, June 10: King's Chapel's 332nd Birthday

Sunday, June 10: New Members Join and Brunch at Parish House
Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, May 6 | 10 AM: Church School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 8 | 6 PM: Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 22 | 6 PM: Joint Vestry/Council Meeting
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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.
We rejoice with the Adult Religious Education and Community Action Committees whose members will be going to the lecture by Luis Rodriguez tonight, Thursday, May 3, at 6 PM at the Boston Public Library. These talks are part of the Lowell Lecture series and involve prominent social justice speakers and activists.  There are also concerts that engage with the lectures' themes. The first lecture will be by Luis Rodriguez, a well-known Chicano poet, novelist, journalist, and children's book author, on the topic of his childhood as a gang member.  The second lecture will be by Bernice King, minister, attorney, and daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Preregistration is required for the second event.  Both lectures take place at 6pm. More details at