Sacred Harp Singing
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at www.BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Jul
5
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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In the Community - Episcopal City Mission's Annual Gala
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

In the Community - Episcopal City Mission's Annual Gala

EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION'S
2018 ANNUAL CELEBRATION
PROPHETIC HOPE: THE SOUL OF THE CITY


JUNE 12TH, 2018
CATHEDRAL OF ST. PAUL,
138 TREMONT ST, BOSTON

TO RSVP, CLICK HERE

Our Annual Celebration this year is focused on Prophetic Hope. Our understanding of “Prophetic Hope” is the capacity to fully see the world’s brokenness alongside the hope of what God might create through us.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CHRISTENA CLEVELAND

Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor. She is an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. Visit her website to learn more.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at www.BostonSacredHarp.org

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May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Intensive Community Program Concert

BYSO's Intensive Community Program
Marta Zurad, Conductor

FREE and Open to the Public!
Register Here!

The mission of BYSO is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, and making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.

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First Sunday Food Drive
May
6
11:30 AM11:30

First Sunday Food Drive

The first Sunday of every month we collect non-perishable food items to bring to the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain's Food Pantry. Drop your donation on the tables in the back of the sanctuary on the first Sunday, or on any week, and we will make regular drop offs to the pantry.

The First Baptist Food Pantry serves more than 120 people per month. It is open the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon from September through June. (A schedule is posted on the church's Eliot Street door.) People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. We do not ask for identification of documentation of any kind.  The pantry provides basic staples like pasta and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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