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.
GARDEN WORSHIP
Sunday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m., Click here for map to the monument

Children & Family Ministries will gather at the Ether Monument in the Public Garden for a short in-person worship service.

ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP IN PERSON AND ONLINE
Sundays at 10:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary and online
Click here for more information

Join as us Pastoral Resident Reamogetje S. Ngoepe gives this week's reflection.
FOLLOWING ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP

COMMUNITY HOUR FORUM - FALL BOOK STUDY
Sundays, October 17th - November 7th 11:00 a.m.,
in Mary Norton Hall and via Vimeo

Practicing mindfulness can help Christians better live out their faith. We invite you to prepare for upcoming sessions by reading "Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making Space for God" by Tim Stead. See article below for more information.

This week's topic: What is Mindfulness?, Chapters 1-3

FALL SMALL GROUP MIXER
Sunday, October 17th, following All-Church Worship,
at the Boston Women's Memorial

Small Group participants are invited to a special outdoor event at the Boston's Women's Memorial (it's own small group of mighty women!). Every small group is unique at Old South Church in Boston so come mix with other 'small groupers' and expand our church family. Cider and donuts will be served!
JAZZ WORSHIP
Never been to Jazz Worship at Old South Church at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays? The Sanctuary is beautiful of an evening: candlelit with moonlight softly washing the stained glass windows. The city's sharp night-sounds are muffled by the sweet strains of jazz: plaintive sax, smooth-as-water vocals, the thrum of bass guitar, and nimble fingers dancing across the keyboard. The Willie Sordillo Ensemble is a precious gem: an expression of Old South Church's offer of music to praise and serenade our God. Evening worship has its own feel, a tingling sensation as we are cradled in liminal space: between day and night, work and rest, warm sunlight and chill moonlight. In the gloaming we gather, linger, and turn our attention to Mystery and Beauty. Here we practice humility in the presence of Divinity. Here we experience awe in the awesome presence of the Author of the Universe, Master of the turning planets, Source of all that is, and was, and is to be. Never been? Why the heck not? Join us in person or at oldsouth.org/jazz
OLD SOUTH MASKING AND REOPENING
MASKING POLICY

Vaccinated or unvaccinated, all must mask. It's the faithful thing to do.

EVOLVING RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC

We are so excited to open up for in-person worship in addition to our livestreamed services. It's a big shift, so we've prepared a guide to get you started. Click here for more information
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY HOUR FORUMS
Sundays, October 17th - November 7th 11:00 a.m.,
in Mary Norton Hall and via Vimeo

Fall Book Study: Practicing mindfulness can help Christians better live out their faith. We invite you to prepare for upcoming sessions by reading "Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making Space for God" by Tim Stead. Stead explains what mindfulness is and what is beneficial about it. He also reflects on how it can impact what and how we believe, and seeks to find how mindfulness enables our Christian faith to work for us. Discussions will be led by members of the Wednesday Young Adult Book Group. Join us whether you read the book or not! 
  • October 17th - What is Mindfulness?, Chapters 1-3
  • October 24th - From Believing to Knowing, Chapters 4-5
  • October 31st - From Doing to Being (Part 1), Chapters 7-11
  • November 7th - From Doing to Being, Chapters 12-15
A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL COLORS
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, via Zoom
If you identify as a person of color we invite you to a time of connecting, a moment of breath, a reprieve. We are open to all ages. For more information and the Zoom link contact Amo Ngoepe at amo@oldsouth.org
THE CAREGIVERS' SUPPORT GROUP

The Caregivers' Support Group is a gathering for sharing and support, open to members and friends of Old South serving as caregivers to others. This group is facilitated by Rev. Dr. Frankie Doolittle, Old South Member, Counselor and ordained UCC Minister. If you are interested in attending please contact katherine@oldsouth.org.
BIBLE STUDY
Sundays at 9:00 a.m., Sam Johnson Room and Zoom

Delve into the day’s scripture passage heard in worship. Led by our ministerial staff, this no-homework Bible study delights in taking a scholarly look at ancient texts. Don’t leave your questions at the door; we need them. For more information contact jess@oldsouth.org.
SMALL GROUP SIGN UPS
Fill out the interest form here

Do you seek to deepen your experience of community at Old South Church, cultivate spiritual friendships, and grow in your faith? We are currently forming groups for the fall season (Sept through Dec). Some groups are meeting online while others meet in person (or a mix of both).
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
YOUNG ADULTS @ OLD SOUTH

Brewery Evening
Friday, October 22nd @ 6:15 p.m.
We'll be taking a trip to Rozzie to check out Distraction Brewing Co. Two options: meet Martha at Old South at 5:45 p.m. to take the commuter rail together, or meet us at the brewery around 6:15 p.m.
 
Virtual Happy Hour
Monday, October 25th @ 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Happy Hour is back! Hop onto Zoom from near or far for fellowship time with the community. Email martha@oldsouth.org for the Zoom link.
GBIO MAYORAL FORUM
Wednesday, October 27th, 7-8:30 p.m., Click here to register.

GBIO will be hosting a Mayoral Forum with Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George. We invite you to join this important event as we hold our elected officials accountable, and ensure our voices are heard in City Hall. We hope to see many Old Southers at this important gathering! 
SCARED FOR GOOD!
Sunday, October 31st, 6:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary

Join us on Halloween — Sunday, October 31st — for the return of Scared for Good! Old South Organists MitcHELL-FIRE Crawford and GORE-ge Sargeant will play your favorite creepy organ music, and we’ve heard rumors the Phantom of the Opera may be on hand to set your ears ablaze with demonic song! At the conclusion of the concert, an offering will be collected to support Young Organist Initiatives through the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, in memory of our beloved Horrific Harry Huff.
GREEN TIP: ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

Environmental Racism in the News. "Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Americans of color, study finds" This Washington Post Article exposes the fact that Black, Latino and Asian Americans face higher levels of exposure to fine particulate matter from traffic, construction and other sources. Click here to learn more.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
"Here's your challenge:
Make this city better. Make it kinder and more pleasant by doing what feels counterintuitive and awkward, what feels risky and hard - Talk to a stranger."

Watch the video to hear
Rev. Nancy S. Taylor reflect on The Stranger.
VIRTUAL JAZZ WORSHIP

Missed last night's Jazz Worship? 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

The Sanctuary in the City is open to visitors for prayer and reflection.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
and Weekends, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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