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Community Church of Boston Turns 100
January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Celebration, Commemoration, Inspiration !!
On January 11, 1920, The Community Church of Boston met for the first time, in Steinart Hall, near the Boston Common. There were 500 in attendance, and soon, CCB beacame the largest church in Boston. HERE WE ARE, ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, looking back on our remarkable history, and looking forward into our second century. Join us for food, birthday cake, reminescences, toasts to our glorious past, our glorious future, AND BEST OF ALL, Samodivi, the finest Balkan/Mediterranean music Berklee has to offer, . We do Creative Mischief for Social Justice. We are A Free Pulpit in Action, we are A Peace and Justice Congregation since 1920 That is what we are. Join us to kickoff our big year of commemoration, celebration and inspiration!
SAMODIVI: The music of Samodivi is inspired by the haunting beauty and rhythmic intricacies of Balkan musical traditions. The repertoire includes modern interpretations of old folk songs from the Balkan peninsula, as well as original compositions using that style as an inspiration.
The ensemble features Bulgarian-born founder and composer Vessela Stoyanova on marimba, vibraphone, and the Marimba Lumina. The rest of the instrumentation ranges from the traditional qanun, clarinet, and fiddle, to a string quartet, powerful rhythm section, and on occasion a full Balkan brass band. Weaving in and out of the instrumental pieces are the haunting voices of Burcu Gulec and other guest vocalists.
The Balkan region has a tumultuous history, often riddled by war and mistrust among the countries that share it, but the music that came from its people clearly shows a familial bond and shared culture dating to antiquity. Embracing the idea of music as a powerful border-defying human connector, the Samodii project often includes musicians from a wide diversity of cultures and backgrounds.
The Community Church of Boston is a free community 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.
We invite you to discover more about us, join us one Sunday for a thought-provoking and joyful time and learn more about our community. We can be reached at 617-266-6710 or at email@example.com.
We affirm individuals and communities in their free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We are composed of members who benefit from their practice and faith as Jews, Atheists, Humanist, Christians, Theists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Pagans, and so on. While we welcome discussion and reflection, we leave the answers about Gods existence and the after-life to each individual. We shape our ethics and morality based on lived experience, history, as well as our commitment to justice and love.
Since our founding in 1920 by Clarence Russell Skinner and John Haynes Holmes, the Community Church of Boston has been an active peace and justice congregation, a free pulpit in action, a non-sectarian, human-centered congregation with a rich and dynamic community life and a renowned history. For a detailed description of where we come from, we invite you to read A Brief History of the Community Church.
(On January 11, 1920, Community Church of Boston met for the first time, in Steinart Hall, near the Boston Common. There were 500 in attendance). HERE WE ARE, one hundred years later, looking back on our history, and looking forward into our second century. Join us for Samodivi, the finest music Berklee has to offer, food, birthday cake, reminescences, toasts to our glorious past, and toasts to our glorious future. Creative Mischief for Social Justice, A Free Pulpit in Action, A Peace and Justice Congregation since 1920…that’s what we are. Join us to kickoff our year of commemoration, celebration and inspiration!
Discount parking vouchers available for The Back Bay Garage, 199 Clarendon St….1 block from the church.
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Find out more about us at www.communitychurchofboston.
Check out our Facebook page. Join our email list; come to one of our Sunday events. Stay tuned. We have big plans for this year.