Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister
 
There are times death breaks into our lives and we can't avoid it. When we are stunned that a beloved church member has died. When our own beloved is gone and we still can't fathom it. When a routine medical appointment yields a frightening diagnosis, though for the rest of the world the day remains routine. When a truck barrels down a bike path our grandchildren use every day, to and from school, and our tears keep flowing.

In times like these, when death addresses our lives, we gather. To know we are not alone. To honor those who have gone on before us. To light candles of light in memory of the light those gone shined into our lives. Perhaps to release a little more of the pain of what has happened and what never will happen now.

The music can carry us - Durufle's Requiem, a beautiful gentle prayer of voice and organ. We'll pray together that all may find peace.

This Sunday's All Saints and All Souls service will be one of the highlights of the year. Join us if you're able, and experience the healing it offers.

 - Joy
Spotlight On... 


All Saints and All Souls Service | November 5 | 
11 AM

As is our tradition at King's Chapel, during our All Saints and All Souls Holy Communion Service on November 5, at 11 AM, worshippers will be invited to come forward to light a candle in memory of those who have died. Special large candles will be lit for those who were members and died in the last year; please contact the church office to make us aware of any such members who have passed away. Additional candles will be available for all who wish to offer prayers for the saints and souls we hold dear in our hearts.  The choir will offer selections from  Maurice Duruflé's Requiem. 

 
Listening Lunch | Sunday | November 5 | 12:30 PM

The Adult Religious Education Committee will host our fifth Listening Lunch on Sunday November 5 immediately after our Morning Prayer service. Please join us for conversation and a light lunch where we will listen to each other in a round table discussion format as we explore beliefs and uncertainties.

Lunch participants may choose to reflect on their loved ones who have passed, and/or ways in which spirituality provides a source of strength.

RSVP important: space is limited. Please contact gretchen@kings-chapel.org or call (617) 227-2155.
Our 2017 Stewardship Appeal
 
A huge "Thank You" to the Friends and Members who kindly responded to our entreaties in October !

The operational funds have been augmented by a much needed $37,200 for our overdue and current expenses.

We still need an additional $66,700 to reach the minimum budget goal by Dec.31. 

The financial Stewardship committee is confident that this goal will be reached. We have faith and trust in our friends and members, who love the good that King's Chapel performs daily and weekly with love and devotion.

Pledge envelopes will be available at church on Sunday for your convenience. They may be dropped in the Collection Plate.
- John Appleton
 
Words by Rumi
Prayer Group: Praying with the Mystics

Curious about who mystics are, or how they develop their special closeness with the Divine, a sense of the Holy  within them and surrounding them? Join this informal discussion of several "Love Poems from God" attributed to mystics
from both the eastern and western traditions, Christian and Muslim. Second Sunday of each month at the Parish House,  10-10:45 AM.
  • Sunday, November 11: Rumi
  • Sunday, December 10: Meister Eckhart
Our Text: Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, translated by Daniel Ladinsky.
Weekly Prayer Groups

On Tuesdays at noon Joy offers a meditation and prayer group designed for those able to commit to coming regularly. It runs for 7 weeks, October 3 - November 14 , meeting at 64 Beacon Street in Joy's office. Please  feel free to email Joy with any questions 

On Thursdays at noon Amelia holds a guided meditation developed from spiritual practices of  early Christianity. This group is geared to those who cannot commit to coming regularly, and those who would prefer a more structured  and guided meditation practice. This group meets at the Little Chapel on 64 Beacon Street. RSVPs are not required but feel free to email   
assistant.minister@kings-chapel.org  with any questions. 
Raising Kind Kids 



It's not easy being a parent, and we want King's Chapel to be a safe place where parents can share ideas about how to raise our kids - the thing we parents most worry about.
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From the Chancel Committee
Dear Members and Friends,

The flowers for our beautiful Chancel have traditionally been paid for by a combination of member donations for memorials and the Chancel Committee budget. Flowers are always on the Communion Table every week of the year, except during Lent. Read More
Upcoming Events...
 
Unitarian Trip to Romania:  Exploring our Roots | Summer 2018 | Informational Meeting Wednesday, November 8 at 7:15 PM | Parish House

Register now for a new pilgrimage to explore shared Unitarian religious beliefs and historical traditions. King's Chapel is invited to participate with fifteen partner churches in Transylvania, in Romania, for 8 days in July 2018. Join Joy and Bob Fallon, Kathe German, Denton Crews and others for discussions, tours, and learning, as we celebrate the 450th anniversary of religious tolerance in Europe, brought about by the earliest Unitarians. Read More
Visioning for Social Justice | First Session: Wednesday November 15 | 7:30 PM 
 
At King's Chapel service is at the heart of our identity. Each new member who joins the church covenants to worship God and to serve humanity, supporting those in need "as brothers and sisters of God's family" ( K ing's Chapel Prayer Book p. 120 ). Read More
From the Church School:

This Sunday, families are invited to bring photos of loved ones that have passed on as we remember their lives on All Souls Sunday.

After the service, the children will join Skip for an hour of Joyful Noise in the Little Chapel. All children, regardless of musical experience, are welcome to attend! Join us at the Morning Light service on November 19th to hear joyful music provided by our Church School.

All parents and any adults interested in helping with our Church School program are encouraged to attend. For more information about the Church School program, please follow this link.

From the Freedom Trail:
 
The Freedom Trail Program invites you to two special upcoming lectures.

Join us at 6:30 PM at King's Chapel on Thursday November 16 for "Soldier Food and Gratitude," a special Thanksgiving lecture by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat. Read More
Join us again following Morning Prayer at King's Chapel on Sunday November 19 at 12:30 PM  in commemorating the 230th anniversary of Reverend James Freeman's ordination.  Read More

We hope you are able to attend these exciting events. Please contact the Faye Charpentier, Freedom Trail Program Director, at faye@kings-chapel.org with questions or for more information.
From the Parish House
The King's Chapel Parish House swarmed with children and families celebrating Halloween!

From making Halloween crafts with neighborhood children, to passing out King Sized candy bars to trick or treaters from far and wide, we had lots of fun!

Visitors admired our decorated garden and nursery, and were welcomed by friendly King's Chapel members Stephen Courtney, Amanda Pickett and Rita Horgan as well as Joy, Ryan and Amelia.

Thanks to everyone who made Halloween festivities a success!
                                                                     -  Amelia 

Amelia helps Snow White with a fun Halloween craft!

Supergirl visits the Parish House!
Stephen Courtney "goof"s around!

We also had splendid pumpkin carving to grace our steps and street corners:

A Biblical angel pumpkin by the talented Ken Coleman!
King's Chapel-themed pumpkin by the talented
Ken Coleman!
Volunteer Help Needed Immediately!

We are seeking volunteers to verge our Sunday Morning Light services. Our dear verger Carol Sentenne is no longer able to work with us, so we are actively seeking someone to fill her position. In the meantime, we are asking you to help if you can. Read More
Weep & Rejoice
Memorial Service for Charles Perry | Saturday, November 25 | 2 PM | King's Chapel

A memorial service for Charles will be held at King's Chapel in Boston (corner of Tremont and School Sts) at 2 PM on Saturday, November 25th. The family requests that in lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to King's Chapel in Boston or the Forest Society of Maine.


Save the Date

Sunday November 5: 
  • Morning Light at 9 AM
  • Church School Committee Meeting at 10 AM
  • All Saints All Souls Service at 11 AM
  • Listening Lunch at 12:30 PM
Tuesday November 7:
  • Prayer Group with Joy at 12 PM
  • Leadership Meeting at 5 PM
  • Stewardship Phonathon at 6 PM
Wednesday November 8:
  • Holy Communion at 6 PM
  • Informational Meeting about Romania Trip at 8 PM
Thursday November 9:
  • Prayer Group with Amelia at 12 PM
Saturday November 11: 
  • Habitat for Humanity Build at 9 AM
Sunday November 12: 
  • Morning Light at 9 AM
  • Praying With the Mystics at 10 AM
  • Morning Prayer at 11 AM
Wednesday November 15:
  • Visioning for Social Justice at 7:30 PM
Thursday November 16: 
  • Soldier Food and Gratitude at 6:30 PM
Saturday November 18:
  • Bistro 64 at 6 PM
Sunday November 19:
  • Raising Kind Kids at 10 AM
  • James Freeman 230th Anniversary Ordination Lecture at 12:30 PM
In This Issue
Last Sunday's Sermon: 
Click photo for last week's sermon!

Sunday Services
November 5
 
Morning Light | 9 AM
At the Little Chapel

Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Karen Gardner and Brian Church, Soloists
  • Brian Church and David Hughes, Conductors
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  •  Cliff Allen, Usher in Charge
  • Cathy Price, Pam Bergeron and Mike Bergeron, Ushers
  • Zack Charette, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 107:1-9
  • Old Testament: Micah 3:5-12 
  • Gospel: 23:1-8, 12 
The flowers on the communion table this Sunday are given in loving memory of Tom Magliozzi by Sylvia Soderberg & Mark, Amy, Angus, and Oliver Nichols.

After the service, Bill Kuttner will meet those interested in learning more about  King's Chapel at the Communion Rail.
 
Also after the service, all are invited to luncheon,  hosted by Betsy Peterson and friends of the Hospitality Committee.

Second Sunday Offering 11/12
The Second Sunday offering this month, November 12th, will go to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee to support their efforts for the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. These are essentially stateless people who are experiencing ethnic cleansing by the military.

A member of King's Chapel has made a challenge grant for our offerings to the UUSC for the efforts for the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. This member will match contributions to the UUSC November 12th up to $1,000. He encourages you to contribute generously. If you will not be at church for November 12 and would like to support this, please send a check made out to "King's Chapel" and annotate "UUSC November 2017" These contributions will also be matched.
From the Bench
 
The music for our All Saints service is by Maurice Duruflé. The Prélude from his Suite for organ, opus 5, sets the somber tone for the morning. Read more
Tuesday Recitals
 
Tuesday, November 7 |      
12:15 PM

Alan Weiss, Flute
Ann Rosandich, oboe
Heinrich Christensen, organ
Telemann & Mozart
Meet Our New Staff!

Clark Aitkins, our new sexton, is a former airborne infantryman with a good sense of humor and can-do attitude. He received his undergraduate degree from IUP and his Masters from Harvard Divinity in New Testament and Early Christianity.


Our new administrative assistant, David Beltran, is pleased to introduce himself!

"Hello King's Chapel! I'm excited to start working as the new administrative assistant at the parish house. I was born in Colombia, but my family and I immigrated to the United States when I was 6, relocating to Miami, FL. Growing up in sunny paradise, I decided to stay in South Florida for college and graduated from the University of Miami in May of 2016. After graduation, I moved to Washington D.C. for a one-year internship with Sojourners, the progressive Christian media organization. I moved to Boston three months ago, looking for work and a new beginning. All these experiences have given me an appreciation for public faith discourse that focuses on social justice.

In my free time, I enjoy biking down the Charles River esplanade, checking out different places to eat in the city and binge-watching Netflix. Looking forward to being a part of the KC community!"
Freedom Trail Extras!

Educators Andrea and Jennifer helping out in the King's Chapel Archives!

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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.