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Announcement :: Education
Community Church of Boston: December Sunday Forums
05 Dec 2012
A list of upcoming Sunday forums at the Community Church of Boston for the month of December...
"A Peace & Justice Congregation since 1920"


December 2nd -- Marking World AIDS Day
"World AIDS Day: State of Emergency for People of Color"

Healing Our Land successfully lobbied for the passage of an HIV State of Emergency in the City of Boston in 2005 with the help of a community coalition led by faith leaders from the Black Community, one of only 7 such declarations in the United States. However, much still needs to be done to assure that the resources appropriated every year make a real difference to the communities devastated by this preventable disease. ACT UP Boston supports Healing Our Land's continued work in this area.

Minister Franklin Hobbs is the director of Healing Our Land and a longtime activist and initiator of HIV State of Emergency Declaration. Gerry Scoppettuolo is a member of ACT-UP Boston (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and the Peoples Power Assembly.


December 9th -- LOIE HAYES
"Climate Solutions, Here and Now"

Loie Hayes is a coordinator with Boston Climate Action Network. She has been organizing on climate issues since 2005, and has led energy conservation workshops and other local climate events in Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester. Before becoming BostonCAN's coordinator, Loie worked in book and newspaper publishing for 20 years and continues to work as a freelance editor and writer.


“Snowman”, A Play by John O’Brien

The Joker and the Scholar recall a winter afternoon long ago, when a traumatic event split them into two sides of the same coin in John O'Brien's darkly funny "Snowman".

John O'Brien was our beloved long time Community Church member, head usher and husband to our senior member Gwen O'Brien. He was also a prolific actor and playwright.Many of these plays were produced here over the years of John's membership.


December 23rd -- LINDA JENKINS & GUESTS
“Reflections on the Season: Spiritual Roots or Social Justice”

This season has been rich in mystery for millenia, giving rise to stories and rituals from many faith traditions. Those faith traditions embrace teachings of justice and solidarity. Today we reflect on and celebrate the mystery that underpins our commitment to social justice work and those of our ancestors.

Linda Jenkins is the Congregational Director at the Community Church of Boston.


“A Better World is Possible: What Will it Look Like?”

Tragically, all of us have experienced, witnessed, and learned about many forms of injustice. But we have the capacity to dream. We can envision a tomorrow filled with justice and peace. We need these visions of a better world to guide our actions and fill us up with hope. What would a better world look like to you? What would remain from the world we live in today, and what would be different? We are each coming with different experiences and perspectives, and through sharing will be able to build stronger bonds with one another!



The Community Church is located at 565 Boylston Street in Copley Square, between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets. Parking is available on Sunday
mornings at the Back Bay Garage (entrances on Clarendon Street or St. James Ave.). We can provide a sticker to affix to your parking receipt and you will be charged only $3 until 1:30pm.

By public transportation, take the Green line to Copley or take the Orange line to Back Bay station. Community Church is a 2-4 minute walk from either station.



The Community Church of Boston is a free community of human beings united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life.



Linda Jenkins, Congregational Director
Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-6710
info (at)

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