Community Notices

Posts submitted by our members and friends that aren’t strictly church-related but may be of interest to the congregation.

Democracy Forum: Increasing Access/Decreasing Unfair Influence

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Democracy Forum: Increasing Access/Decreasing Unfair Influence

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale, the local chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, will host a forum on Democracy, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the W Roxbury Policy Station Community Room. The forum will consider what actions we can take to make sure that our votes count. Discussion will focus on voter access, the media’s role, the influence of money in politics and voting mechanics. The forum will include guest speakers from Common Cause, MassVOTE, We the People Mass, and a public policy journalist. For more info contact:...

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The Women of Brook Farm, October 23

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on The Women of Brook Farm, October 23

Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Theodore Parker Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury Come meet eight remarkable women who were members of or frequent visitors to Brook Farm. New Brook Farm and the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail have created this reenactment to raise awareness of the important roles women played in the Brook Farm experiment. In the beautiful sanctuary of Theodore Parker Church, members of NBF, BWHT, and TPC portraying the Brook Farm women will speak from the same pulpit from which Rev. Theodore Parker preached to some of the original Brook Farmers in the 1840s....

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Film: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”, October 25

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Film: “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”, October 25

Meet the filmmaker: Sharps’ War event and live stream In 1939, Rev. Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and his wife, Martha, a social worker, agreed to travel to Prague to investigate reports of a humanitarian crisis. A new documentary by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, tells the riveting story of the Sharps’ work in Europe during World War II. Harvard Divinity School is proud to present a screening of the film and a panel discussion placing the Sharps’ efforts in a larger historical context of...

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Boston Old Path Sangha

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Boston Old Path Sangha

Boston Old Path Sangha (BostonOldPath.org) invites you to join us at the following sittings.  All the sittings are on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  All sittings, except the third Saturday of each month, are at the Chua Vietnam, 68 Bradeen Street in Roslindale. The new sitting on the third Saturday is at the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church, 1859 Centre Street in West Roxbury.  These third Saturday sittings at the Theodore Parker Church will continue at least through June 2017. We  typically sit for 20 minutes, walk meditatively for 10 minutes, and sit for another 20...

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“This Changes Everything” film showing in Roslindale Oct 15, 2016

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on “This Changes Everything” film showing in Roslindale Oct 15, 2016

Climate Change Film and Discussion Planned for Roslindale What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?  This Changes Everything, a film about climate change based on the bestseller by Naomi Klein, will be shown in Roslindale on Saturday, October 15 at 6:30pm at the Roslindale Congregational Church on Cummins Highway.  All are welcome Join your Roslindale neighbors and City Council President Michelle Wu for this special screening.  Following the film will be a brief conversation about how to get take action for climate resiliency and...

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Roslindale Porch Fest, Saturday, September 17

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Community Notices | Comments Off on Roslindale Porch Fest, Saturday, September 17

There will be live music on porches all across the neighborhood, all afternoon. This is a great opportunity to enjoy different types of music, including folk, classical, local bands and fine solo musicians – and visit friends from Theodore Parker Church (TPC) and neighbors who are hosting music on their porches. The entire schedule, including a neighborhood map for the Roslindale Porch Fest can be found at http://www.roslindalearts.org/2016map.html. We hope to see you there! Laura Dowd and David Gallogly hope you will come over to 178 Orange Street at 4:30 to hear TPC Music Director...

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