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 ONLINE OR AT WATCH PARTY
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Join us online or in person in the air conditioned Gordon Chapel for a watch party this Sunday as Rev. Katherine A. Schofield reflects on Rest and Renew.
FOLLOWING ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP

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.
OLD SOUTH REOPENING
REOPENING PLANS

Through Sunday, September 5th you are invited to worship with us at 10:00 a.m. either in person (in our air-conditioned Chapel) or remotely (from wherever you are). In either case, whether you are in the Chapel, on your couch, or at the beach, we will all watch the same pre-recorded, edited worship services (what you have been used to for the past fifteen months). In other words, those who attend in person will participate in a "watch party" (via a screen and projector). You can still use the chat feature to communicate with the other worshippers, and you can greet old friends and newcomers in person. Click here for more information on our reopening.
CHILDCARE OPTIONS FOR IN-PERSON WATCH PARTIES

In response to our parents' expressed interest, we've made plans as to how we can support parents who choose to attend in-person watch parties: We will schedule care/companionship on a case by case basis. Parents should reach out to Kate (children@oldsouth.org) by THURSDAY to arrange care for Sunday morning. Caregivers will be fully vaccinated and masked while indoors. We will determine the location of care (inside playing with toys or outside) on a case by case basis, depending on expected ages, numbers, and weather. For more info contact Kate Nintcheu.
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, July 21st, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in Old South's Mary Norton Hall

“The Red Cross is currently experiencing a severe blood shortage,” said Chris Hrouda, president of Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Our teams are working around the clock to meet the extraordinary blood needs of hospitals and patients – distributing about 75,000 more blood products than expected over the past three months to meet demand – but we can’t do it without donors. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.”

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.
GBIO FULL DELEGATES ASSEMBLY
August 12th, 7 p.m., Register here

The Full Delegates Assembly will include details of the listening campaign final report, recommendations for action, stories on the 3-4 issues, and a proposal from the local action team in Boston on GBIO's "asks" of Boston mayoral candidates. There will be an opportunity to get even more involved. We hope to see many Old Southers at this important event!
OLD SOUTH SUMMER READ
Meeting in person and Zoom in September

The Theological Book Group invites the church to read Anne Lamott's latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. It is a look at the tough times people go through, and for us it certainly includes the pandemic, and suggests there is a way forward. For those who would like to discuss the book, there will be a group limited to 15 people in September. For more information, contact Don Wells.
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
YOUNG ADULT POTLUCK IN-PERSON
Sunday, August 8th, at 11:30 a.m.

Fabulous young adults (and soon-to-be married folks!) Anne Dickinson Meltz and Phil Dearing have offered up their backyard for a potluck brunch! This is a classic OSC YA event. Bring a dish or a drink to share (label for allergies, please!) and come to 23 Boynton St, #2 in Jamaica Plain. Please RSVP and send any questions to Anne and/or Phil!
BELL TOWER MAINTENANCE
Click here for more information

The Old South Church Bell Tower is undergoing facade maintenance and roofing repairs. These conditions are not unusual for buildings of this age and type of construction and need to be addressed as part of the long-term maintenance of historic masonry structures. All efforts will be made to retain the Bell Tower’s valuable historic fabric throughout the repair process.
GREEN TIP: COMPOSTING

Thank you to so many of you who participated in the OSC Small Steps for a Healthy Planet Survey this Spring. According to the results, 50% of respondents are taking the important step of composting food and yard waste, but this percentage could be higher. Join us for a Community Hour Forum on 8/8 following worship to learn more about the four most significant ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint and care for the earth. And to see the full results of the Small Steps for a Healthy Planet Survey click here.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY AT OLD SOUTH

“Count the cost,” Jesus says. Be sure you’re ready for what you’re getting yourself into. But if you do, if you follow this more demanding way you might just find the joy of discipleship, the freedom and richness of discipleship; the fullness of life with God. You can do it, church. You can risk it all for the sake of this costly Christian life. I know you. I know you can. We will do it together."
Watch the video to hear Acting Associate Minister Shawn M. Fiedler
reflect on The Cost.
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, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Sanctuary in the City is open to visitors for prayer and reflection.
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