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Between Sundays
January 30, 2014
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In this Edition:

Partner Church Sunday
Welcoming Visitor Emod Farkas
Glastonbury Retreat
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
From the Bench





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.
 

Partner Church Sunday and Special Historical Tours of the Church Following the Service

Sunday, February 2nd
As part of our celebration of the Beloved Community in January and February, we will acknowledge our link across cultural lines, with the Unitarians of Romania, in our Partner Church in Kolozsvar, and across history with our predecessors.
 
On Sunday, February 2nd, the communion service will follow the tradition of the Unitarian churches of Transylvania by gathering around the table rather than kneeling at the chancel rail.  The minister will serve the bread and wine to each person with the words of institution and the exchange of eye contact.  After Morning Prayer and Communion, the Partner Church Committee will host the social hour and sponsor an exhibit in the foyer celebrating the long relationship between King’s Chapel and the First Unitarian Church of Kolozsvár.   At the morning service, 
Rev. Fallon will preach about our links with Unitarians in Europe.
 
Sunday at 12:30 – Following the Service.  Special history tours will be available free for all members, offering information about three vital aspects of our history.
  • Members of the Denominational Affairs Committee will describe our links to the development of Unitarianism in Transylvania, where Religious Tolerance was initially supported.
  • Our Paid Guide Staff will offer “Bells and Bones” Tours of the Revere bell in the bell tour and Graves underneath the church in the basement Crypt.
  • Our Member Guides will offer information that they often share with our out of town visitors about the sanctuary, our worship and our prayerbook, as these developed over our history. 
 

King’s Chapel to Welcome Visitor from Partner Church:  Wednesday,
Feb. 5

 
We are honored to receive as a guest from our Partner Church in Kolzsvar, Romania, Emod Farkas, who will be with us on Wednesday, February 5.  He will offer remarks during our worship service at 12:15; meet with the Vestry in the evening; and gather will all those interested at an informal reception at 4:30 p.m. at the Parish House. All are welcome. 

Adult Religious Education
"Taking Time and Making Room"

Join us for King's Chapel's Winter Retreat at Glastonbury Abbey, Presidents' Day Weekend
February 14-16, 2014
 
How do you create time and space for the most essential things in life?
 
Ciael Hills, a longstanding member of King’s Chapel and a trained Minister and Chaplain (M. Div. Andover-Newton Theological School), will lead us in this year’s program, called “Taking Time and Making Room,” exploring ways to access the spirit within and discover what is meaningful to each participant and also what needs attention. The program will offer relevant biblical passages, reflective exercises, conversational sharing, and writing in the comfort of each person’s own private room at the abbey. (Double rooms are also available).
 
Glastonbury Abbey offers simple services of prayer and chanting—which all may enjoy. Participants may also explore the abbey grounds, a labyrinth, and nearby World’s End beach. Rides and scholarships are available. The full cost for the program, including room and board for the weekend, is $130. Please join us!
 
For more information, or to register for the retreat, please call the Parish Administrator at King’s Chapel House at 617-227-2155 or Ciael Hills, Chair of the Adult Religious Education Committee at 781-647-0719. Brochures and Registration Forms will be available in January at Coffee Hour after church services and in the Parish House in the Reception Area. We hope you will take time and make room for this in your busy schedule. Happy New Year!

Year-End Tax Statements
Dear Members and Friends,

Year-End tax statements detailing your contributions to King's Chapel for the 2013 Fiscal Year are in the mail.  Some of you may have received them already; many of you will be getting them soon.  

Please examine these statements for accuracy.  If you find that any of your donations are not accurately reflected in our records, or notice that any contact information is incorrect or outdated, please let us know so that we can issue a corrected statement before you file your taxes.

--Julina Rundberg, Parish Administrator

Worship Services

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Partner Church Communion
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Louise Perkins, lay reader
  • Betsy Peterson, lector
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • Richard Weeks, usher-in-charge
  • Cliff Allen, Cathy Price and Anne Sexton, ushers
  • William Kuttner, Volunteer Guide
The lesson is Matthew 5:1-12.
 
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Emod Farkas, preacher
Visiting from the Romanian Unitarian Church

Upcoming Preachers


Sun., 2/ 2
 Joy Fallon

Wed., 2/5
Emod Farkas, visiting from the Romanian Unitarian Church

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, February 4, as the Quilisma Consort performs works by Josquin de Prez in the chapel sanctuary.
 

From the Bench

This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of our Fisk organ. The formal dedication took place during the regular 11 AM service on February 2, 1964. There was a dedication concert of music for organ, brass, and percussion that same afternoon at 5, repeated at 8:30 to accommodate the crowds. The concert was recorded and broadcast later on no less than seven radio stations. Critical reviews were highly favorable. William Saunders declared in the Christian Science Monitor that the organ was "a milestone in the continuing growth of interest in classical principles of organ voicing and construction."

We will celebrate the organ later this month in connection with the February 23 concert, entitled "Fisk at 50" and featuring music for organ and string quartet.

 
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.
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