WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY
9AM
FIRST Worship - Informal & Vibrant
Brandon Crowley preaching
Coffee Hour Following

10AM
Pride Pre-Party
Summer Choir Rehearsal
11AM
FESTIVAL Worship - Grand & Expressive
Pride Celebration & Open Door Award
Brandon Crowley preaching
Coffee Hour Following

For links to bulletins
and the worship livestream
WORSHIP ON YOUTUBE LIVE
Not a fan of Vimeo? We have a way for you to tune in to worship! Simply go to youtube.com/OldSouthChurch to visit our YouTube page once we go live and the service will be the first video on your screen. You can also subscribe to us to receive notifications of when we're live. 
JAZZ WORSHIP
Thursday, June 19th, 6:00 p.m. in the Gordon Chapel or at oldsouth.org/jazz
At this week's Jazz Worship Service we celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June Cooper will lead us deeper into the ways that observing this event is a reminder of the need to work for the total liberation of all people from racism, bigotry and white supremacy. Her sermon title is, “One More Night with the Frogs.” Join us to find out what role frogs play in this! 
PASTORAL TRANSITION
A MESSAGE FROM INTERIM SENIOR MINISTER
REV. RICK SPALDING (he/him)
click here to read the whole message
"Behold, I make all things new," says the Christ who stands astride the stream of time on one of the Bible's final pages. It will be our joyful work together - and, sometimes, our difficult and diligent work - to discover how God is keeping that promise even now, in this between-time, as Old South gets ready to welcome its next settled Senior Minister (perhaps a year or so from now - God bless you, Search Committee!). I relish your company as we lean together toward the future, full of hope and conviction along the way - and it'll be one of the great privileges I've known to share the life of your splendid church for a little while.
PRIDE AT OLD SOUTH CHURCH
CELEBRATING THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
 
PRIDE PRE-PARTY
Sunday, June 12th, 10:00 a.m., 2nd floor
Click here for the OSC Pride Playlist!
Join other Old Southers (of all ages) as we create posters for the Pop-Up Pride festival that will take place on the common from 11 a.m. - 4pm that day. Stickers, temporary tattoos, and some face painting will also be available. For more information go to www.boston-pop-up-pride.org

PRIDE WORSHIP
Sunday, June 12th, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Old South Church will fill the Sanctuary with song, prayers, praise, and worship of the God who loves and embraces all at our annual Pride Worship service--this year on Sunday. Senior Pastor of historic Myrtle Baptist Church Rev. Brandon Crowley will preach and receive the Open Door Award.

PRONOUN STICKERS FOR NAMETAGS
Beginning June 12th we will make pronoun stickers available at the nametag table. Please use these stickers to share your pronouns, and to show hospitality and a warm welcome to all, including our transgender and gender non-conforming members, friends and visitors. People thrive when supported and affirmed in who they are. Sharing pronouns is an important way to show respect and dignity towards one another. If you have questions or would like to talk more about this please contact katherine@oldsouth.org.

THIRD ANNUAL TRANS RESISTANCE MARCH & FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 25th, 12 p.m.
We will join Boston's LGBTQ+ community in marching from Nubian Square in Roxbury to Franklin Park Playstead for a just and more inclusive city and world.. RSVP to Shawn Fiedler.
HIGHLIGHTED NEWS & EVENTS
HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS FOR JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER
Click here to sign up now!
Please consider joining in the warm welcome everyone who walks through our doors experiences. We are looking for ushers and welcomers for First and Festival Worship on Sundays and ushers for Jazz Worship on Thursdays.
ONE BLOCK OF DARTMOUTH STREET CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 17th
One block of Dartmouth Street (in front of the Boston Public Library) will be closed to traffic as part of the City of Boston's Open Street's project. This won't affect traffic on Boylston Street. 
MARTHA'S 20s AND 30s FAREWELL
Thursday, June 16, after Jazz Worship
As Martha Schick prepares to accept a new call and says farewell to Old South, young adults are invited to celebrate her ministry in style... with a beer! After Jazz Worship, pilgrimage to Night Shift Owl's Nest on the Esplanade (15 minute walk) for some drinks and food. Come as you are, no RSVPs required. Email Martha with any questions.
HEALING WORSHIP - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Sunday, June 19th at 12:30 p.m., on Zoom, Click here to join
Please join us to take a moment for rest and renewal in the presence of God and other spiritual companions gathering by Zoom. All are welcome to share this quiet space and lift up our concerns, our losses, our hurts, and our celebrations in the Healing Presence of God and one another.
ANNOUNCING THE PHILLIS WHEATLEY ROOM
Sunday, June 19th, 10:00 a.m., 4th floor
By action of the Church Council, the Samuel Johnson Room (previously named for a pious and generous lay leader) will be known as the Phillis Wheatley Room. Located on the Fourth Floor, this room houses our collection of Senior Minister portraits and is a place of study, prayer, and meeting for all ages. We will retain the tradition of displaying a lay leader's portrait, now Phillis, above the fireplace, keeping watch over the Old South clergy. Phillis' will be the first portrait of a person of color, and second female (after Nancy Taylor) displayed in the public spaces of Old South Church.
GREATER BOSTON INTERFAITH ORGANIZATION
DELEGATE'S ASSEMBLY
Thursday, June 23rd, 7 p.m. at Hyde Park SDA Church
(masks, social distancing, windows open) or on Zoom. Register here! 
Join the OSC GBIO Core Team - and representatives from 60+ GBIO Member organizations as we 1) Elevate and Accelerate our campaign work on Reentry, Housing, and Mental Health, 2) Seek Concrete Commitment to get IDs into every returning citizen's hands from key public safety officials and 3) Celebrate a successful season of Core Team development.
GROWING AND LIVING IN COMMUNITY
HIRING YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT LEADER
click here for requirements and how to apply
Old South Church in Boston seeks applicants for a unique position of Youth and Young Adult Leader. This person is a magnetic leader with the dynamic gifts of interpersonal connection with students in grades 8-12 and Young Adults age 18-35. They possess a deep personal faith that they can translate to each of these unique populations, and are equally ready to dive into bible study, activism, and trivia nights at a brewery. This part-time ministry position functions as a part of a larger staff, including weekly staff meetings and administrative duties related to your program area.
THROUGH THE BIBLE
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., 4th Floor Phillis Wheatley Room and on Zoom
Join us as we journey at a reflective and thorough pace through the Hebrew Bible. We’re currently reading through Psalms. For more information email Howard Cha-Young Kim.
GREEN TIP: WORLD PREMIERE OF FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Saturday, June 25th at 8:00, at Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Cambridge
For Our Common Home, Resounding Ecojustice is a new genre-blending oratorio by composer, flutist, and OCBC member Linda Chase, in collaboration with theologian, writer, and OCBC member Harvey Cox, is inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' and is not to be missed! 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
“The story of Pentecost reminds us that we all have strength beyond our imagining and that we are stronger still when we work together as the beloved community."

Watch the video to to hear Interim Associate Minister Katherine Schofield preach The Spirit Moves in Wind and Flame.
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!
OTHER INFORMATION
COVID PRECAUTIONS
  • Masking is OPTIONAL (except for Church School teachers and children in classrooms)
  • Masks are available at the front desk for those who choose to wear one
  • We strongly encourage everyone to be fully vaxxed and boosted, to attend to handwashing, and to refrain from entering the building if you have so much as a sniffle.

MASKED SECTION OF THE SANCTUARY
Did you know that we have a masked section of the sanctuary? We do! It's in the left transept (under the balcony). In this section, masks are required. If you still aren't sure how to get to this section, ask an usher! At this time, we are not able to accommodate a masked section in the Gordon Chapel. 
SANCTUARY IN THE CITY
Our Sanctuary in this 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.
Corey Spence, Weekday Receptionist, Old South Church