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Between Sundays
June 12, 2014
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In this Edition:

From the Minister
Boston Pride Parade
Kim Luck, Guest Preacher 
News from the Parsonage
Habitat for Humanity Build
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Use Amazon to Support UU Service Committee
328th Birthday Celebration
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
Thanks from the Fallons
Meet with Joy!
Prayer List
Hearing Assists
Poetry in the Garden
Assistant Minister Search









Between Sundays is the weekly electronic publication of King's Chapel, Boston, MA. Its purpose is to inform members, friends, and subscribed visitors of events that occur between Sunday worship services.

From the Minister
Why Bother?
 
This week I read an interesting blog by a colleague at an urban church in neighboring Somerville, one that’s been growing by leaps and bounds recently.  In the blog she wonders aloud about all the times we consider going to church, almost do, then decide we’re too tired, or too busy, or we choose another, better event instead. Even when we have the time to go, some of us wonder, “Why bother?”  What difference will there be in my life if I go to church this week?
 
 
Joy

Boston Pride Parade
Boston Pride Parade:  Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Approx. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
 
Mark your calendar! KC will field its fifth annual team of walkers in this joyful celebration of diversity and inclusion in the city of Boston. This is an easy walk and some meaningful fun and fellowship. Visit the Boston Pride website (www.bostonpride.org/parade/) or contact KC team champion, Gregg Sorensen (greggdavidsorensen@gmail.com) for more information, or to sign up. 

June 15th:  Kimberly Luck Preaches Again
On June 15th, we are blessed to have as our preacher again Kimberly Luck, newly graduated from Harvard Divinity School.  In the last year, Kim has served ably as our Church School Director.  Next year she will be teaching history in the Boston Public Schools while taking classes to become certified as a teacher.  Her past sermon was well received and this will be her last Sunday.  Come to thank Kim.

Joy and Bob Fallon will be out of town, celebrating the graduation of her son John from the University of Chicago. 

News from the Parsonage
This week I will not be with you, because Bob and I will be in Chicago, celebrating our son John’s graduation from the University of Chicago.  Rumor has it that there may be rare sightings of John until the beginning of July, at which time he will return to Chicago, to begin working with a health care consulting company.
 
Joy

Invitation to a Habitat for Humanity Boston Build
In 2012 King's Chapel invited First Church Boston to build with us. Their participants helped complete our team. This year First Church Boston has invited King's Chapel to build with them on Saturday, June 28. The build will be in either Roxbury or Roslindale, to be determined shortly before the event by HFH Boston. The build will be from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. All abilities are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Peter Sexton at petersexton@alum.mit.edu or 781 383-9028.

King's Chapel Field Trip?  St. John’s Bible Exhibit in New Haven, CT
The St. John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years—and the calligraphy and artwork are extraordinary, scribed on vellum with quills and ancient inks. Some 68 pages are on display in New Haven, June through October. Thank you, Cynthia Perkins, for bringing this to our attention!

          With her help, the Adult Religious Education Committee is considering an expedition to the exhibit, for a guided tour and luncheon, probably sometime in the last two weeks of August. Or if you happen to be driving past New Haven, the free exhibit is open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Museum.

          If you’d like to consider going with us to New Haven, please call or e-mail Cynthia or the Parish House. All details, including date and transportation (options include car pools or train) will be determined by those interested in participating. Some may choose to stay overnight in order to visit Yale and the newly renovated Yale Art Museum as well.

Find links to more information about the St. John's Bible HERE on the Adult Religious Education page of our website.

An easy way to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Do you make purchases on Amazon.com? Most of us would answer yes. Would you like to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee when you do this? Hopefully the answer is yes. The Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice.
 
For complete information go to:
http://smile.amazon.com/about

Simply this is what you have to do: 
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?--To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
 
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?--On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
 
Join me in taking this simple to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

If you need any assistance phone or email me at 781 383-9028 or petersexton@alum.mit.edu.
 
Thank you.
Peter Sexton

June 22nd: King's Chapel's Birthday Celebration
Join us for our last major service of the summer, with our choir leading the way, as we celebrate the 328th Birthday of King’s Chapel.

On June 22, 2014, in honor of King’s Chapel’s birthday celebration, the guide staff of the Freedom Trail program at King’s Chapel will offer a very special 30 minute costumed presentation of “Tory Stories: Pivotal Moments in the Formation of Church and Country” immediately following the Morning Worship service. This is a brand new, never before seen version of Tory Stories, designed particularly for this celebration. All are welcome to come and hear the story of the painful severance of our province from “King and country” through the eyes of Loyalists who attended King’s Chapel, which becomes a story of rebirth, rebuilding, and innovation for both a church and a young nation. The story that they will tell is that of those who were forced to abandon their homes and the lives they had made for themselves in Boston and King’s Chapel; those who faced the choice to flee to exile or face the wrath of a “wild and insurrectionist rabble.” But it is also the story of how those who remained behind came together to ensure that King’s Chapel did not fade away in the new Republic; how a fractured congregation found meaning and hope in the aftermath of war.
 

Worship Services

SUNDAY JUNE 15
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Kimberly Luck, preacher
  • Paul Luca, Lay Reader
  •  Judy Luca, Lector
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  •  Sylvia Soderberg, Usher-in-Charge
  •  Karen Dalton, Todd Lee and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  •  Todd Lee, Volunteer Guide
WEDNESDAY JUNE 18
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
  • Todd Lee, Lay Reader
  • Chris Rothwell, Lector

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, June 17, as tenor Thomas Gregg and organist Heinrich Christensen perform pieces by modern New England composers.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

Thanks from the Fallons
­Thank you for the support you have shown Bob and me due to the death of Bob’s mother last week, on June 2nd.   We’ve been grateful for the cards and prayers.  All of the extended family gathered for a lovely funeral service on Thursday in Reading, Bob’s home town.  I offered the eulogy, which provided me a wonderful opportunity to express my love for her and my gratitude for all that we learned from her.  It truly was a celebration of her life.
 
Joy

Have you met with Joy yet?
Rev. Fallon has been with us for a year, and continues to be interested in meeting for coffee or lunch with any member interested, so that she can learn from you about the church, your interests, and ideas you have.  Or come without any agenda at all!  June and July are good times to get together – it’s easy. Joy is willing to travel to your town, if that’s more convenient for you.  Contact Joy directly or Parish Administrator Julina Rundberg, to set up a time. joy@kings-chapel.org, julina@kings-chapel.org

Prayer List
Anyone wishing for prayers is encouraged to contact the church.  We are able to pray at our Sunday and Wednesday services, for those on our “Bede” list.  A small group of members joins in ongoing prayer for those on our “private” prayer list.  And the clergy are always glad to hold you in prayer, without sharing that information, if you wish. 

Hearing Assists
We’ve resurrected the Hearing Assist Devices!  Many of us have trouble hearing in our sanctuary, which does not have amplification.  Small hearing devices are available at the back of the church, near the Civil War Memorial (immediately beyond the Vestibule, on the right, just as you enter the sanctuary). An usher also will be happy to provide one, and explain how they work.  Last Sunday we started a new campaign, to be sure we keep the batteries charged, and ensure that the minister wears the small microphone on her robe.  
 
Please try them, and let us know whether they work for you.  We want your feedback (no pun intended….).  For any questions, please speak to Junior Warden Bill Sears, Head Usher Anne Sexton, or to any of the ushers on duty.

Summer Poetry in the Garden
King's Chapel invites you to two evenings in its Parish House garden, 64 Beacon Street, from 6 to 7:30. We'll trace the spirit of our times in the poetry of two prize-winning contemporary poets. On July 23, American poet Mary Oliver; on July 30, Welsh poet R.S. Thomas. 
 
Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration appreciated: call the parish House, 617 227-2155.

Assistant Minister Search
The Assistant Minister Search Committee has begun its work and has been receiving applications.  The job description is posted on the church website:

http://www.kings-chapel.org/job-opportunities.html
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