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 for the Second Sunday of Easter.
Seminarian Thomas A. Mitchell will preach.
FOLLOWING ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP

THE FORUM: Old South at the Oscars - "Nomadland"
A woman embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession. (Available on Hulu) 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:

  • 4/22 How should we exercise “dominion over the earth?” (Care of Creation)
  • 4/29 Water: What is it good for, really?
  • 5/6 Do dogs (and cats) go to heaven?
AMY BUDKA RETIRING AS CHILDREN'S MUSIC LEADER
It is with gratitude and love that we announce the retirement of our Children's Music Leader Amy Budka. Amy has been with Old South Church since 1989, sharing her love of singing, musicianship, and theater with our church school children. Since 2017 she has been leading all of our music programs with her signature easy-going, encouraging and sunny style. Amy has creatively built a program that speaks to the needs and wants of our church school families, including the annual Christmas Pageant, which occasionally was written by her and the students! Amy's decision to leave our Old South family is spurred from her upcoming retirement from teaching middle school drama and music in the Bedford school system. She looks forward to spending weekends with her family and new grandchild - but plans on being a part of our worshiping community when she is able.

We will have a virtual good-bye for Amy at the end of our church school year in early June, and plan on a proper fete once it is safe for us to gather together again. If you would like to share a story or message for Amy with us for the virtual good-bye, please contact Kate Nintcheu for details.
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY HOUR FORUM IN APRIL: Old South at the Oscars

Join us each week as we explore an Oscar-nominated film through the lens of Christian faith. Come, having seen the movies, and channel your inner Siskel (or Ebert) … or just be prepared for spoilers!

  • April 25th "My Octopus Teacher" A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest. (Available on Netflix)
  • May 2nd "The Sound of Metal" Itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben faces progressive hearing loss and what that means for his future. (Available on Amazon)
PLANNING FOR THE END OF LIFE: A SACRED PROCESS
Save the date, May 16th, during the Forum

Making a plan is the last act of caring for those you will leave behind.
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.
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
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!
TWO TRIUMPHS FOR THE OSC CLIMATE CRISIS TASK FORCE

On Friday, March 26th Gov. Baker signed Senate Bill 9 – An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy, which the OSC Climate Crisis Task Force, and dozens of church members and friends, have been diligently advocating for over the last year. Old South Church has also been awarded Level 3 recognition in the SNEUCC Green Congregation Challenge. Join us on Care of Creation Sunday (April 25th) as we celebrate both of these victories!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY AT OLD SOUTH

Thomas found certainty through the embrace of his doubt; through his vulnerability; through his asking for evidence. Going forward, might we all learn from that example. Might we have enough faith to allow space for doubt."
Watch the video to hear Seminarian Thomas A. Mitchell preach Doubters and Deniers.
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