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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY
There are many ways for you to engage with Old South Church on Sundays and you can find all of the information, the program zoom links, and much more by clicking the button below.
WEEKLY COMMUNION SERVICES
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Join the Old South clergy for a simple communion service. We gather virtually on zoom to pray, break bread and be in one another's presence. Check out this resource to learn how to prepare your communion elements.
ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Asian American and Pacific Islander Month and the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Acting Interim Minister Shawn M. Fiedler will preach.
FOLLOWING ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP

THE FORUM: Old South at the Oscars - "The Sound of Metal"
Itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben faces progressive hearing loss and what that means for his future. (Available on Amazon) Join here

WHAT'S THE WORD
Join Sunday’s preacher for a causal conversation about the day’s sermon.
No homework required. Bring your reflections and questions. Join here
JAZZ COFFEE HOUSE
Each Thursday at 6 p.m. our Virtual Jazz Coffee House features the Willie Sordillo Ensemble along with a word from our clergy. Find everything Jazz related at oldsouth.org/jazz, including the zoom link to our weekly Social Hour.

During this Season of Eastertide(the time between Easter & Pentecost Sundays) Jazz Coffeehouse will be exploring the theme of hope and reawakening, through the lens of the 7 Days of Creation. We hope you'll join us during the social time following the coffeehouse for an informal reflection on age-old questions, led by Seminarian Thomas A. Mitchell. Topics include:

  • 5/6 Do dogs (and cats) go to heaven?
  • 5/13 Are humans meant to be alone?
  • 5/20 Why is it so hard to rest
DAILY PRAYER
We gather, Monday through Friday, at 12 p.m. for a brief time of sacred pause. Daily Prayers are hosted on Facebook Live by the clergy of Old South Church. During this time of gentle reflection, participants are invited to write their prayer requests in the chat. Can't make it live? You can watch past prayer services on our Facebook page. Any prayer requests posted after the service ends are prayed by the clergy the next time we gather.
PHYLLIS WHEATLEY SUNDAY
May 9th at 10 a.m.

Join us virtually as living legend, the Honorable Byron D. Rushing, brings the message and receives Old South Church's OPEN DOOR AWARD.
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
UPCOMING FORUM TOPICS

  • 5/9 A CONVERSATION WITH BYRON RUSHING Join our preacher and living legend, the Honorable Byron Rushing for further conversation, Q & A. You will not be disappointed
  • 5/16 PLANNING FOR THE END OF LIFE: A SACRED PROCESS Making a plan is the last act of caring for those you will leave behind. Led by Thomas Mitchell, Larry Bowers and Rick Kraft.
WOMEN'S LUNCH SMALL GROUP SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Thursdays at noon via zoom

The Women's Lunch Small Group is beginning to read and discuss "In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World" by Pádraig Ó Tuama and would like to invite any women who are interested to join them. Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. For more information contact katherine@oldsouth.org
DIALOGUE ON THE INTRA-RACIAL CHURCH

(G)RACE Speaks offers a four-week curriculum to facilitate dialogue on the intra-racial church, intra = within or inside one group. Through personal stories, dialogues are focused on understanding and finding the means of dealing with conscious and unconscious racial behavior. The curriculum is open to everyone. It will be offered over four weeks, with an option to attend on either a Sunday at 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. or Monday at 7-8.30 p.m. each week. The dates are May 16/17, 23/24, June 6/7, 13/14. To sign up or request further information contact Amo at amo@oldsouth.org.
YOUNG ADULT GROUP

If you're a 20- or 30-something Old Souther looking for a little community time, stop by our weekly drop-in group. There's no attendance commitment or homework - just come as you are! For more details email Martha Schick at martha@oldsouth.org.
  • Young Adult Happy Hour is Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a beverage (or not) and swing by for stories, podcast recommendations, groanings, and general hoopla!
If you'd like to stay in closer touch, join the Young Adult Facebook group.
Just fill out the member questions and we'll let you in!
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
CLIMATE CHANGE BLOG POST AND SURVEY
By Steve Holt, to read the full blog post, click here

In conjunction with Earth Week and Climate Care Sunday, the Climate Crisis Task Force is asking Old Southers to fill out an anonymous short survey, “Small Steps Toward a Healthy Climate.” We hope it will stimulate thinking about our own attempts to lower our carbon footprint and be kinder to the earth. We want Earth Week to be every week.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, May 19th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in Old South's Mary Norton Hall

Want to help out? Donate blood to help end the critical shortage status with the Red Cross. Visit  https://tinyurl.com/OSCBloodDrive or call
1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment.
WOMEN'S LUNCH PLACE MOTHER'S DAY CARDS
Click here to order

For a $25 donation, each Women’s Lunch Place Mother’s Day Card provides a week of healthy meals for one woman. This year’s artwork was crafted by Darcy, a WLP guest, who used fragments of past Mother’s Day cards to create her vibrant design.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY AT OLD SOUTH

“Our climate action strengthens our connection to God through creation and our faith strengthens our commitment to speak and act for the earth."
Watch the video to hear Interim Associate Minister Katherine A. Schofield and the OSC Climate Crisis Task Force reflect on the Care of Creation.
VIRTUAL JAZZ COFFEE HOUSE

Missed last night's Jazz Coffee House? Visit the link below to watch the service. Also, check out our SoundCloud to listen to all of the Willie Sordillo Ensemble's Jazz Coffee House music. It's free!
SANCTUARY IN THE CITY
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The back of our Sanctuary in the City is open Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people to experience sacred space. Protocols of masks, social distancing, and a 10-person limit are required.
WORSHIP BY PHONE

You can listen to our worship service live on your phone! Do you know of anyone who would benefit from this? Please let them or us know! Click here to learn more about how it works and contact helen@oldsouth.org with questions.
Corey Spence, Weekday Receptionist, Old South Church