Between Sundays
August 7, 2014
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In this Edition:

Guest Preacher Bio
Pastoral Vacation 
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Community Action Fall Opportunities
Memorial Build in Cape Town
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
Your Spiritual Journey Course
Hearing Assists
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.

Guest Preacher:
Kimberly Luck

Kimberly Luck is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School and our Church School Director during the 2013-2014 academic year. This coming year she will be working in Tech Boston Academy on the high school history team through the Teach Next Year program. She currently lives in Somerville and dances whenever she has a chance.

Pastoral Vacation and Study Leave

Reverend Fallon will be on vacation and study leave for the month of August and will return on Tuesday, September 2nd.  If you need assistance in the interim, please contact Julina Rundberg, Parish Administrator, after August 8th,, or Cliff Allen, senior elected lay leader of the church,  Both Julina and Cliff will be able to contact Joy in the event of a pastoral emergency.
Cliff Allen, Senior Warden

 Wednesday, August 13th
St. John’s Bible Exhibit in New Haven

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 planning an expedition to the exhibit, for a guided tour and luncheon, on August 13th. 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 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.

Community Action Committee:  Fall Service/Learning Opportunities

When was the last time you did some hands-on volunteer service? As we enjoy a relaxing summer, perhaps you’ll think about making a commitment now to a few hours of active service in September. Active service helps us learn and refreshes our spirits, different from giving money or service to our own church or personal interests. CAC currently has two opportunities for your consideration:

#1 Habitat for Humanity build in Boston
Saturday, September 13, approx. 9-3:30
What could be more rewarding than helping a family build their own home? No special skills are required beyond willingness and the ability to follow directions. This is all about helping, being part of a project with a very tangible result, a home for someone who needs it.  There is a fee of $40 per participant for materials (please inquire about a “scholarship” if you need it). Contact Peter Sexton to commit (and pay up!) NOW… so you won’t be tempted to put this off until your fall schedule gets booked up, and then you can’t do it.
 As of July 17th 3 or 4 more participants are needed.

 #2 Joint program of UU Urban Ministry and Islamic Society of Boston
Sunday, September 28, 2-4:30
This event includes visits to both the UUUM’s First Church/Roxbury and the new mosque at Roxbury Crossing, the largest mosque in New England. Learn how these neighboring faith communities… UUs and Muslims… put their faith into action in the city, and how we can help to foster interfaith dialogue.
Need encouragement? Contact Amy Meyer, CAC chair (;  617 523-3780).

Alden Palermo Memorial Build-Cape Town, South Africa

Peter Sexton is leading a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build to Cape Town, South Africa starting May 22, 2015. This build is being dedicated to the memory of Alden Palermo who tragically passed away recently. Five members of the King's Chapel community are participating in this activity. As we go to press there are 2 unfilled positions on the team. If you have any interest, please contact Peter Sexton, or 781 383-9028.
The apple tree in the Parish House garden is already preparing for fall!

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 
Kimberly Luck, preacher
  • Marie Wells, Lay Reader
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • William Sears, Usher-In-Charge
  • Julie Hyde, Usher
  • Hallie Speight, Volunteer Guide 
  • Alicia DePaolo, Soloist
The lesson is Matthew 14:22-33.

12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Kimberly Luck, preacher.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, August 12, as Angel Valchinov on the violin and Chen Lin on viola perform works by Bach, Mozart and Britten.

Your Spiritual Journey Fall Course

Led by Senior Minister, the Rev. Joy Fallon
October and November, 8 sessions

An opportunity to explore your own spiritual journey, using easy writing prompts and sharing experience with a small group in a confidential setting. More information at our website. Please inform the Parish House if you are interested. (Joy is on vacation and study leave until September).

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.

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:
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