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 virtually this Sunday for the second Sunday of Black History Month. Interim Associate Minister Katherine Schofield will preach and we will welcome a child into the church through the Sacrament of Baptism. Eugene Roundtree, Snowden High School Headmaster, and members of the Snowden Community join us for a Speaking Out With (G)RACE Speaks: Black History Moment celebrating the Snowden High School family.
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLEDGE YET?

We celebrated the outpouring of generosity from the congregation at Consecration Sunday. You can still make your commitment online at tinyurl.com/OSCGiving2021. Contact Helen McCrady at helen@oldsouth.org if you would like 2021 Giving Envelopes.
FOLLOWING ALL CHURCH WORSHIP

THE FORUM
The Racial Wealth Gap, Part I
Learn more about the historical and political factors that have helped to shape the racial disparities in wealth in this nation, including redlining, banking deserts and discrimination in financial institutions. Also learn more about how you can start a conversation with your bank to make changes to address the racial wealth gap. 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.
HEALING WORSHIP
Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Join our Second Sunday Healing Worship for a time of connection and prayer through this zoom link.
ASH WEDNESDAY
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
February 17th, Noon and 6:00 p.m.

Join us for Ash Wednesday services with virtual imposition of ashes.
Click on the video to learn about preparing for the service.

Click here to join the services on Wednesday.
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 the Season of Lent, the Jazz Coffeehouse will be exploring the theme of "New Life." 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. 

  • 2/18: Do you give something up for Lent? 
  • 2/25 : Why is it so hard to forgive?
351st ANNUAL MEETING OF OLD SOUTH CHURCH
Sunday, March 7th, 11:00 a.m. following All Church Virtual Worship on Zoom
Per order of the The Church Council
 
Agenda includes:
  • Act of Memorial of Members who Have Died
  • Acceptance of the minutes of the 350th Annual Meeting
  • Receipt of the Annual Report
  • Reports of the Treasurer and Board of Trustees
  • Report of the Leadership Committee & Elections
  • Farewell to & Installation of Officers & Leaders
  • Any other business as may properly come before the Membership.

Slate recommended by the Leadership Committee
Officers:
Phil Stern, Moderator, 2021
Bill Bulkeley, Treasurer, 2021
Rob Gabler, Clerk, 2021
Kate Silfen, Historian, 2021
 
Deacons:
Georgia Delianides, 2023
Jer Jurma, 2023
Richard Ling, 2023
Susan Navia, 2023
Tom Ralston, 2023
Tony Rich, 2023
Trustees:
Priscilla Geigis, 2023
Paula Hammond Cunningham, 2023

Council At Large:
Maren Batalden, 2023
Chris Roughton, 2023
 
Leadership Committee
Katie Maliel, 2023
 
Standing Committee Chairs:
Christian Service & Outreach
Caitlin Callahan, 2023
Leadership—David Becker, 2023
Planned Giving
Cathryn Griffith, 2023
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
UPCOMING FORUM TOPIC
Sundays following All Church Worship

  • 2/21 The Racial Wealth Gap, Part II:We will be joined by Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, who will share more about what this Black-owned bank is doing to help build wealth in black communities. This will also be an opportunity for Old Southers to learn more about how they can use their resources to address the racial wealth ga
OLD SOUTH'S GOT TALENT
Tuesday, February 16th, around noon

Look for EPISODE ONE of our on-going talent show Old South's Got Talent this Tuesday, in celebration of Mardi Gras! Enjoy around 15 minutes of entertainment from OSC members, friends and staff. The video will post on our Youtube and social media channels around noon on Tuesday Feb 16th.

If you'd like to get in on the fun - send a short video (under 5 min) to Kate Nintcheu children@oldsouth.org of your talent or tricks!
HISTORY OF US RACISM SMALL GROUP
5 bi-weekly meetings beginning February 17th, 7-8:15 p.m. via zoom

This small group will encourage participants to examine US History with a critical lens and simultaneously learn it and (un)learn it.
There is a syllabus of readings/podcasts (90 min-2 hrs prep time) between gatherings and sessions will focus on topics including the Genocide of Native Americans, the History of Slavery, Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration and more.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact group facilitator
Margaret Sablove or katherine@oldsouth.org.
ORIGAMI CRANE PROJECT

We have over 50 Old South members, 5 friends of Old South from Facebook, and the art classes at Snowden High School making cranes for our art installation! To join us, email Ralph Watson at ralphwatson258@gmail.com and we will mail you a packet with paper, instructions and a return envelope! The drawing above by Pam Roberts shows how we envision displaying the cranes.
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG
Thursday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m. Click here to register

In celebration of Black History Month, City Mission Boston and Old South Church invite you to join us for a virtual panel discussion and conversation about the history of the Black Church in America. This discussion will follow the PBS Series, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song from executive producer, host and writer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
BROADWAY SMASHES COVID: HELP AN OSC PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Thursday, February 25th, 7 p.m., Get your tickets by clicking here

Join us for a star-studded evening that will lift your spirits while raising much-needed funds to support Health Care Without Wall's mission to provide free medical care and support during the pandemic to women and children in the homeless community in Greater Boston.
GBIO REFOUNDING MEETING
Tuesday, March 16th, 6-8 p.m.

Are you interested in being involved in political action? GBIO is having a refounding that will mark the launch of a process they will embark on with their congregations using house meetings to gather issues that will inform their political priorities for 2021. If you're interested in learning more about leading a house meeting and being more involved in GBIO email amo@oldsouth.org. To register for a training to learn about how GBIO organizes Click here to register.
GREEN TIPS - SHARE YOUR IDEAS!

For almost two years the Climate Crisis Task Force has been sharing weekly Green Tips. Now we'd like to hear from you! What are the tips you'd like to share, or that you've found most helpful. Please contact
katherine@oldsouth.org to share your tips (bonus points if you record a video of your tip!). 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY AT OLD SOUTH

"The UCC Statement of Faith avers that we are called to live out the love and justice of Jesus by engaging and resisting evil. Proclaiming the gospel is not, on its own, good enough, faithful enough. It is to be paired with more perilous and meaningful work: the holy work of resisting evil."
Watch the video to hear Senior Minister Nancy Taylor preach about demons and resisting evil.
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