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

Join us this Sunday as Rev. Nancy S. Taylor preaches and we welcome a child into the household of God through the Sacrament of Baptism..

Church School plans for the fall can be found here.
For more info please contact Kate Nintcheu
FOLLOWING ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP

Forum: Hear from Our Seminarian Jessica Young Chang
11:00 a.m., in Mary Norton Hall and via Vimeo

Join our new Seminarian Jessica as she shares about her journey as a student at Harvard Divinity School, where her
academic work explores the relationship between the body and the Divine in both the Tantric and Christian traditions. Jessica is also a yoga teacher, writer and storyteller and seeks to cultivate communities of transformation and healing.
JAZZ WORSHIP
Our Thursday evening, 6 p.m. Jazz Worship will be held live, in person, in the Sanctuary and live-streamed for all who choose to join us remotely. Ensemble singers and musicians, professional and volunteer, must be vaccinated and masked, and will socially distance. For the time being, we will forgo refreshments and in person communion. Join us at oldsouth.org/jazz
ONE DAY ALL-CHURCH RETREAT - REGISTER SOON!
RESTORATION, RETURN, AND REBUILDING
Saturday, October 2nd
at the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, 660 Great Pond Road North Andover

After a tough year, let's come together for learning, fun, and fellowship for all ages. Our facilitator this year will be Rick Spalding who will lead us on a journey through the story of Nehemiah that will meet us where we are and help us build on the foundations of our faith. There will also be plenty of time for fun and games and reconnecting. Children's programming will be provided in a safe, outdoor setting. Adult programming will also be largely outdoors in this beautiful and restorative natural setting. Learn more by clicking here.
Register now by completing this form.
$40 adult / $60 per 1-adult family / $80 per couple / $100 per 2-adult family (scholarships available).
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 be open for in-person worship in addition to our livestreamed services. It's a big shift, so we've prepared a guide for you. Click here for more information
HELP FOR HAITI
In response to the destruction caused by the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the impact of the subsequent tropical storm, the Christian Service and Outreach Committee will match up to $2,000 in congregational donations to support the UCC's efforts to assist the people of Haiti. Please donate via 
Old South's online giving portal so that your donation can be matched.
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY HOUR FORUMS
Sundays, 11:00 a.m., in Mary Norton Hall and via Livestream

  • Sept 26th - Film Discussion: "Pray Away" Maren Batalden will lead a discussion of the Netflix documentary, "Pray Away". This film follows survivors and former leaders of the ex-gay movement and details the harm that came from and continues to come out of conversion therapy programs.
  • October 3rd - Boston Food Forest Coalition The Boston Food Forest Coalition (BFFC) is a non-profit community land trust for neighborhood “forest gardens”, with member sites in Dorchester, JP, East Boston, West End, and Mattapan. With hundreds of volunteers, they are building a growing community of practice by sharing skills and gardening help. Executive Director Orion Kriegman will speak more about the work of the organization and how you can get involved.
EMPIRE OF PAIN BOOK DISCUSSION
Sunday, September 19th, 2:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary

An in-person conversation with Patrick Radden Keefe and moderator Christopher Lydon will take place in the Sanctuary. The event will also be livestreamed. Empire of Pain is a grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing, as featured in the HBO documentary, Crime of the Century. Books will be made available on site by Trident Booksellers. This event is produced by The Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, and Rize Foundation.
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.
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
MUSIC AT OLD SOUTH CHURCH

We encourage you to join us if and when you feel comfortable. Participants in Old South’s music ensembles must be vaccinated, mask inside the building, and socially distance. Safety mitigations like those we are taking — shorter sessions in large rooms, masks, vaccines, and distancing — have proven highly effective at reducing COVID transmission risks in a variety of settings.

FESTIVAL CHOIR (resumes Sept 9th)
Rehearses Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.; Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
For those able to attend regular rehearsals, Festival Choir offers opportunities to explore and perform a dazzling array of choral literature at a high level. A dedicated group of volunteer singers supported by Old South’s professional Choral Fellows, we present music each week during Sunday Worship from September through June. For more information contact Mitchell Crawford.

THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH GOSPEL CHOIR (resumes Sept 23rd)
Rehearses once monthly — see below
Gospel Choir provides a joyful ministry, singing once per month at Old South’s Thursday night Jazz Worship, along with occasional appearances during Sunday Worship. Please join us! All are welcome! For our complete rehearsal schedule, contact Gospel Choir director Tim Harbold

OLD SOUTH RINGERS (resumes Sept 7th) Rehearses Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Peter Coulombe and utilizing Old South’s substantial collection of handbells and chimes, they perform once a month from Sept through June, as well as for special events. All skill levels welcome! 
For more information contact Peter Coulombe.
GREEN TIP: REDUCING THE USE OF PRODUCTS WITH PALM OIL

Palm oil has been and continues to be a major driver of deforestation of some of the world's most biodiverse forests, destroying the habitat of already endangered species like the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino. In foods it is also high in saturated fats. To avoid palm oil, choose products that contain clearly labeled oils, such as 100 percent sunflower oil, corn oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or canola oil.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Check out the Worship Video to see Old South members reflect on the different stages of the Christian Life.
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