Exploring Soul

5pm today, Sunday: join us for an hour-long exploration of Soul via readings, music and prayer. We’re at 351 Centre St. in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston; parking available on the street and in the public lot across the street. Sunday School for kids + teens happens at the same time and child care is available. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Talk – “…the Soul of Marriage.”

On Tuesday evening, August 2nd, 7:00 PM in Cambridge, MA(Harvard Book Store). Author Cindy Safronoff will sign and discuss her highly successful book: “Mary Baker Eddy Vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage.”

The setting is 19th-century America, the subject: the growing “Free Love” movement and the debate is joined between two pioneering women: Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and a defender of the institution of marriage and Victoria Claflin-Woodhull, a proponent of women’s rights and the burgeoning “Free Love” movement.

An excerpt from the author’s web page:

A woman is running for United States President! Socialism is gaining ground in America, and a campaign is underway to redefine marriage, causing a culture war between Christian leaders and feminists. The year is 1872, and Victoria Woodhull is leading the radical faction of the women’s rights movement along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. On the other end of the women’s rights spectrum, more philosophically aligned with Lucy Stone and Mary Livermore, a movement that would put woman’s voice into the pulpit world-wide is being launched by Mary Baker Eddy, who staunchly defends the Christian view of the sanctity of marriage.

 

Save the Date – Kind of…

We are looking forward to welcoming our neighbors and friends to our new home sometime in September. If you are reading this, you are probably someone we would like to meet now and in the future.

We are located at 351 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Please sign up to be on our mailing list and please check back here regularly for an announcement of our September Open House!

Sacrament Sunday

…tonight at 5pm. See you at 351 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. We’re located at 351 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, in the heart of Hyde Square. Public parking across the street, Jackson Square T-stop down the street and the #39 bus a couple of blocks away.

Bible Trivia – Gone Fishing…

On two separate occasions, Christ Jesus plays the central (of course) role in reversing a bout of despair and frustration on the part of his disciples, many if not most of whom were fishermen.  In the first instance, Luke 5:1-7, Jesus has just finished preaching on lake Gennesaret. He tells Simon to launch the ship into the deep part of the lake and let down the fish nets for a catch. Simon is doubtful but obeys nonetheless, and then: http://biblehub.com/nasb/luke/5.htm

When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break; 7so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!”9For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.” 11When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

The second incident occurs in the book of John, twenty first chapter:http://biblehub.com/nasb/john/21.htm

After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. 2Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.

4But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5So Jesus said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.”6And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. 7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea. 8But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.

9So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread.10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.” 11Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

We will be meeting tonight, Wednesday at 7:30 pm! 351 Centre Street, Come join us.