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 this Sunday for the last Sunday of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. Pastoral Resident Reamogetje S. Ngoepe will reflect on Our Stories, Our Call.
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.

if you happen to drop by the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. on June 3rd, you just might find the Willie Sordillo Ensemble outside informally playing a few of our favorite pieces of music. This will not be a formal church service, or a formal anything, but, well, just sayin'....
DAILY PRAYER
We gather, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 12 p.m. for a brief time of sacred pause. Please note the reduced summer schedule beginning May 31st. Daily Prayers are hosted on Facebook Live by the clergy of Old South Church. During this time of gentle reflection, participants are invited to write their prayer requests in the chat. Can't make it live? You can watch past prayer services on our Facebook page. Any prayer requests posted after the service ends are prayed by the clergy the next time we gather.
LGBTQIA+ PRIDE SUNDAY
June 13th, 10 a.m.

Join us for this virtual celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride and of the God that gifted creation with diversity. This year, Bishop Yvette Flunder will preach and receive Old South Church's OPEN DOOR AWARD. 

Bishop Flunder is the pastor and founder of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, CA and is the Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries--a multi-denominational fellowship of 110 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity representing 56 churches and faith- based organizations from all parts of the United States, Mexico and and the continent of Africa. Bishop Flunder has been a fierce advocate of LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the church. We look forward to thanking God for Bishop Flunder's ministry. 
GROWING IN COMMUNITY
CONNECTIONS INFO SESSION
Sunday, June 6th, 10:45 a.m., Click here to join

Want to know more about getting involved at Old South? Interested in learning more about our children's programs, small groups, educational opportunities, service projects, or church membership, even while socially distant? Join our Connections Info Session! For more info contact Rev. Katherine Schofield at Katherine@oldsouth.org or join here.
COMMUNITY HOUR FORUM: BANNED IN BOSTON
Sunday, June 13th, following worship, Click here to join

Old South Member Neil Miller will discuss his book Banned in Boston which details the history of the Watch and Ward Society–New England’s notorious literary censor for over eighty years. An influential watchdog organization, bankrolled by society’s upper crust, the Watch and Ward Society actively suppressed vices like gambling and prostitution, oversaw the mass censorship of books and plays, and helped to shape Boston's reputation as the most straitlaced city in America.
CITY MISSION CELEBRATES JUNE COOPER
Saturday, June 19th, 5:30 p.m.,
registration required

Join us on Saturday, June 19 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM for a virtual celebration of Rev. June Cooper’s 20 years as Executive Director of City Mission. The event will include special guest speakers, a multimedia presentation including storytelling, video, photos and music.
Click here to learn more about the celebration and how you can send memories, donate, or register for this event!
WOMEN'S LUNCH SMALL GROUP SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Thursdays at noon via zoom

The Women's Lunch Small Group is beginning to read and discuss "In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World" by Pádraig Ó Tuama and would like to invite any women who are interested to join them. Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. For more information contact katherine@oldsouth.org
(G)RACE SPEAKS ANTI-RACISM WORKSHOP
Sundays June 6th and 13th, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Click here to join, password: OSCBoston

(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. Join us this week as Thomas Mitchell and David O'Malley facilitate this weeks session! To request further information contact Amo at amo@oldsouth.org.
LIVING IN COMMUNITY
LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, June 9th, 5 p.m., Click here to join.

Celebrate Pride Month with our first LGBTQIA+ virtual Happy Hour! Hosted by Acting Associate Minister Shawn Fiedler, LGBTQIA+ members and friends are invited to this casual gathering to connect, toast our diversity, and look forward to future ministry to come. Drop in anytime! Contact shawn@oldsouth.org for more information. 
SEEKING IDEAS FOR OUTREACH GRANTS

Old South's Christian Service and Outreach Committee will award two new grants for a maximum of 3 years. We would love to hear from you if there are organizations you think we should consider. We are particularly interested in learning about Boston-based non-profits that serve the local community with a particular focus on Black-led organizations. Please submit recommendations via this form by Monday, May 31st or email amo@oldsouth.org.
OLD SOUTH E-FORUM

Looking for another way to stay up-to-date with the latest news, events and info from the Old South Community? Join the Old South E-Forum, an email listserv where members and friends share items of interest for the Old South Community. To sign up for the Forum just follow this link and then click "join group" at the top. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to all our members and friends born in May. We may not be sharing cake, but we are thinking about you!
GREEN TIP - GREEN ROOTS

GreenRoots is a community-based organization dedicated to improving and enhancing the urban environment and public health in Chelsea, East Boston and surrounding communities. They do so through deep community engagement and empowerment, youth leadership and implementation of innovative projects and campaigns. Current work focuses on addressing air pollution, urban agriculture and food justice, transit justice, and open green spaces. To learn more email katherine@oldsouth.org
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
LAST SUNDAY AT OLD SOUTH

God is not above orchestrating some well-timed pizazz. God is not afraid of flourish and display, of color and sound, of attention getting spectacle. Indeed, God uses these to great effect. So should we. If you believe in the promise of such Pentecostal spectacles …then support us, pray for us, volunteer with us, join us, and use your thumbs to post and spread the news, the great good news, the spectacular, colorful, surprising, head-turning, jaw-dropping gospel news of the love and justice of Jesus. Will you join us? Do you dare?"
Watch the video to hear Senior Minister Nancy S. Taylor reflect on Spectacle.
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