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Between Sundays
August 14, 2014
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In this Edition:

Guest Preacher Bio
Pastoral Vacation 
Norther Harmony Concert
Community Action Fall Opportunities
Alto Extravaganza
Memorial Build in Cape Town
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
Celebrate Homecoming
Labyrinth Walk and Potluck Lunch
Your Spiritual Journey Course
Hearing Assists
 






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:
Derek van Bever

Derek is a 1988 graduate of HBS and a 2011 graduate of Harvard Divinity School. His divinity school thesis, “A Mission Beyond Commerce,” examines the challenges to personal and corporate mission posed by pivot points such as a change of ownership or leadership transition and suggests practices and disciplines for retaining a sense of perspective in the “high hurry” of business life. His current interests include both environmental and personal sustainability, and he has taught on the connection between sustainability and faith in Boston University School of Management’s MBA program.

Derek lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children. He was a founding board member of the Firefly Children’s Network and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.


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, julina@kings-chapel.org, or Cliff Allen, senior elected lay leader of the church, allencliff47@verizon.net.  Both Julina and Cliff will be able to contact Joy in the event of a pastoral emergency.
 
Cliff Allen, Senior Warden

Northern Harmony Concert 
Sunday, September 14th, 5 p.m.
 
From Renaissance through American shape-note singing to contemporary works, and ranging geographically from South Africa to the Balkans, hear these 15 remarkable young singers just before they embark on their 16th European tour.  Northern Harmony will kick off the King’s Chapel Concert series this year.  Adam Simon, a member of the King’s Chapel choir, also sings for Northern Harmony, which is known for its varied repertoire taken from cultures all over the world.  For more information,
see:
 http://northernharmony.pair.com/about/nh.html

For the first time in the concert series, you can now buy tickets in advance! Click here for the sales page for this concert.

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 (amymeyerw@comcast.net;  617 523-3780).

Alto Extravaganza 4!

On Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 PM our King's Chapel altos, C. Heather HOLLAND and Mindy HINKEL will be at it again channeling the BROADS OF BROADWAY with Heinrich Christensen and Brett Hinkel on the keys, plus special guests!  Don't miss the fourth annual installment of the Alto Extravaganza cabaret to benefit the King's Chapel Concert Series! Free-will offering at the door and, as always, expect shameless solicitation throughout the show!

Facebook event posting can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/278140995724142/?source=1

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, petersexton@alum.mit.edu or 781 383-9028.

Worship Services

SUNDAY AUGUST 17
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 
Derek van Bever, preacher
  • Todd Lee, Lay Reader
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher-In-Charge
  • Karen Dalton, Todd Lee and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Todd Lee, Volunteer Guide 
  • Denise Konicek, Soloist
The lesson is Matthew 16:13-20.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20
12:15 p.m. Holy Communion
Patricia Hatch, preacher.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, August 19, as the Trio Saint Germain, directed by Timothy Macri, performs works by Eugène Walkiers.

Celebrate
Homecoming
Sunday,
September 21st

Join other new and old
friends at King’s
Chapel for our annual
Homecoming Worship
Service and Luncheon
at the Parish House. 
We look forward to
seeing everyone there. 
For questions, contact
Anne Sexton,
Chair of Hospitality.


Labyrinth Walk and Potluck Lunch at the Perkinses

Saturday September 27th, 10:30-1:30

Come for a quiet, meditative walk in the Labyrinth that Cynthia and Dick Perkins have built on their beautiful property in Stow, about 45" from KC. Labyrinths are ancient contemplative settings, and unlike a maze, you cannot get lost. Rather, the object is to mindfully follow the one path, and it always leads to the Center where you may find an answer, where you may find you leave a worry behind.

          RSVP to Cynthia Perkins, cbhperkins@earthlink.net. Let her know what you'd like to bring for lunch, and whether you can offer a ride or need one. We'll arrange carpools.


Spiritual Journeys Coming this Fall
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, as the course will be offered to accommodate the schedules of those who wish to enrol. (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.
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