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 - Marc Lousteau

Marc Lousteau will be preaching at the Morning Prayer service, this Sunday.  
Marc Roscoe Loustau is a former ministerial intern at King's Chapel (2003-05). He received a Doctor of Theology from Harvard Divinity School (2015). For his dissertation, he lived in Transylvania (Romania) for three years. He speaks Hungarian and conducted ethnographic fieldwork in this language at a Catholic pilgrimage site and shrine. He is now Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).
Spotlight On:

King's Chapel team ready to depart for Kolozsvár

At the King's Chapel 11:00 AM service on Sunday, June 25 members of the King's Chapel team leaving for Kolozsvár will be recognized during the service. Marc Loustau, a former seminarian at King's Chapel will deliver the sermon. Marc was a member of the 2008 KC team that went to Kolozsvár.

The team will be departing on June 29 and will arrive in Kolozsvár in time to be at the joint Confirmation Service of First and Third Unitarian Churches. The 2008 KC team experienced this. A photo of the service is shown. Presiding are Rev.  Ferenc Bálint Benczédi, currently the Unitarian Bishop, and Rev. Tibor Rusz of Third Unitarian.

When in Kolozsvár the team will be building with Habitat for Humanity Cluj (The city name is Cluj in Romanian and Kolozsvár in Hungarian.) and engaging with our partner church, First Unitarian. In addition, part of this activity is a Unitarian pilgrimage which in addition to our partner church engagement, we shall visit the site of the Edict of Torda, Torda Unitarian Church (partnered with Weston), Torockó Unitarian Church (partnered with Wellesley Hills.

The building activity will last for 8 days. We shall work alongside local volunteers including possibly some from our partner church and local youths who are apprenticing to obtain licenses in various building skills. The photo shows the state of construction on approximately June 1.

The homeowners have been selected for the home the KC team will be working on. The description of their situation is:

Erika and Istvan Bertalan have been married for 12 years. They live with their daughter and her grandmother in an old home near the Cluj historical center. It's an old brick building, without insulation. It has a small kitchen and a smaller bathroom, and one room they all share, with a bed and desk, wardrobes and a table, and one heating stove on wood. The three of them orbit around each other with love and care. Istvan has been through two work accidents in the last six years. After the first one on a worksite, he lost his right leg below his knee. After the second one, he's been in and out of hospitals. He's been on the mend for the last six months.

Noemi, their 10-year- old daughter, is his support and her mother's helper. She makes handmade decorations for family and school friends, including a collection of bear figurines for herself. And Erika, the mother, organizes everything around them, from her work, to Noemi's school activities, to Istvan's treatments. They've always looked at their lives with clear eyes, reaching for something better, but also preparing for the worst. Since they've been selected for a Habitat home, they've started planning volunteer hours and what being in a safe home would mean for them. There is hope in their voice now, blooming tentatively, when they talk about their future.

The final activity will be a comprehensive tour of Budapest including the Béla Bartók Unitarian Church of Budapest which is partnered with First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto.

From the Parish House
Welcome to New Members Dorothy Waldron and Lucy Burke

                 Lucyanna                                                               Dorothy

On Sunday, June 11, King's Chapel welcomed two new members to its congregation during the Morning Prayer service, Dorothy Waldron and Lucyanna Burke. 

Dorothy grew up in the Unitarian First Parish Church in Wayland, MA. She went to Sunday School, Junior Church, where she received a King James Bible and participated in Gilbert and Sullivan productions, and youth group. After college and business school, she worked in the Boston area in the commercial real estate and investment finance and management industries and is now retired. She has enjoyed playing and watching tennis since growing up in Wayland and is now twelve years out form a  bone marrow transplant made possible by a a donor she now knows lives in Tennessee. 

Lucyanna is currently a paralegal at The Volunteer Lawyers Project while she prepares to apply to law school. Lucy graduated from Harvard in 2016 with a degree in the History and Literature of Latin America. Lucy grew up in Boston and attended First Church JP UU growing up. She now lives in Cambridge.

Welcome Dorothy and Lucy!

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!
Summer BBQs | Save the Dates!

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,  July 12 and 26 and August 16, all at 7 PM.

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.

July picnics are held after our Wednesday Communion services in The Little Chapel at 64 Beacon Street. Services are at 6 PM.

To RSVP, contact Gretchen Horton,  Parish Administrator,

We look forward to having you join us!
Habitat Build

We are grateful for the good turnout of our members and friends, representing King's Chapel at the recent Habitat for Humanity - Boston Build. Thank you for helping a family in Roxbury with their new home!
Stewardship 2017

The 2017 Stewardship Pledge drive continues to receive pledges throughout the year.  We are grateful to those who have pledged their financial support to King's Chapel, allowing us to plan for growth in the coming year.  To date, we have received almost 47% of our pledge goal.  Can you help us reach at least 50% of the goal by the end of the month?

If you did not receive a pledge card, contact Gretchen Horton at the Parish House offices at 617-227-2155 x 108, who will be happy to send one to you!

Uniting Communities, Transforming Lives

JUNE Delegate Updates
"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" 
                                              ~ Romans 12:15

We rejoice that John Appleton is recuperating nicely since his fall ten days ago; he even made it to church on Sunday!  We continue with prayers for John for a healthy recovery. 

We rejoice that Ray Hardin's surgery went splendidly well.  Ray had knee replacement surgery yesterday at New England Baptist Hospital, and will remain there until Saturday when he will be moved to a rehab facility.  Ray would love to hear from you!
In This Issue

Sunday Services
June 25
Morning Light | 9 AM
At the Little Chapel
Guest Preacher Ryan Harrison
Morning Prayer | 11 AM
Guest Preacher Marc Lousteau 
  • Jennifer Webb, Soloist
  • Todd Lee, Lay Reader
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Charles Perry, Usher in Charge
  • Marie Wells, Amy Meyer, & David Wheeler, Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
  • Old Testament:        
    Genesis 21:8-21
  • New Testament:  
    Romans 6:1b-11
The flowers on the communion table are given by Charles M. Perry in loving memory of his grandmother, Katherine Perry, and his father and mother, Henry and Marian Perry.
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 Cathy Price and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
Wednesday Service
June 28
Holy Communion |  6 PM
Stephen Courtney will Preach
  • Dan Perry, Soloist
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen

For the last pre-sabbatical Sunday,  the voluntaries will represent a wish for sound guidance for both organist and congregation all summer long. You will hear various settings of the chorale If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee, by Bach, Gade, Reger, and Sirota. 

Soloist Jennifer Webb will delight you with Bach and Mahler. 

From the Bench wishes everyone a delightful summer and will return in September!

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, June 27 |  12:15 PM

Young Organists Initiative
Showcase Recital
Bach, Zipoli, and more

Staff Absences

Joy will be away June 15 - July 4.  Guest preachers will be here for each service.

Sunday June 25 - Marc Lousteau
Sunday July 2 - Jake Bitner

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.