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The Council of Christian Churches within the Unitarian Universalist Association will meet at King's Chapel, Boston. The flyer's below. There's a particular interest in students attending.

If you're not a member of a Christian church within the UUA -- even if you're a Unitarian Universalist Christian -- you're unlikely to have heard much (or anything) of this group. It accomplishes as much as it can without paid staff and with a membership concentrated within driving distance of Boston.

You may have seen the same meeting noted at Adam Tierney-Eliot and Chris Walton's blogs; I've written about it before too. That said, I think it might be the first time a Unitarian Universalist meeting has been promoted by a non-blogging entity using bloggers. Times are changing.

The Council of Christian Churches within the UUA Convocation XXVI

King’s Chapel (Parish House) 64 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

October 21, 2007

Faith & Justice: Walking the Walk.
“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James: 1:22

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Registration – Coffee, Tea & Sandwiches

2:00 – 2:10 PM

Welcome – The Reverend Earl Holt (King’s Chapel)

Invocation – The Reverend Adam Tierney-Eliot (Eliot Church, Natick, MA)

2:10 -3:30 PM

Panel Discussion:
Joint presentation: The Reverend Joseph A. Bassett (Retired Minister, First Church Chestnut Hill, MA) The Reverend Victor Carpenter (Minister Emeritus, First Church Belmont; Interim Minister First Religious Society Carlisle, MA). Addressing justice issues in both William Schultze’s Berry Street Lecture: What I Learned from Torture,” and “The Ethics and the Search for Christian Unity: the Roman Catholic/Presbyterian-Reformed Consultation: A Statement on Human Rights” [Text will be provided].

The Reverend Tricia Brennan (King’s Chapel Sabbatical Interim): Ministry and Motherhood.

Professor William W. (Rusty) Park, Boston University School of Law (Moderator and Panelist): Will discuss some of the dilemmas he faced when arbitrating the so-called 'Holocaust Cases' in Zürich and London, related to claims made by victims of Nazi persecution with respect to dormant Swiss bank accounts and insurance policies issued during the period prior to the Second World War.

3:45 -4:15 PM

Communion Service: The Reverend Dianne Arakawa (Minister, East Milton United
Church of Christ and KC member) will give the homily sermon. Mr. Eric Hausman, King’s Chapel Seminarian and Harvard Divinity School will assist.

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Business Meeting

The Council of Christian Churches in the UUA was established in 1984 by Unitarian Universalist congregations committed to Christian worship, One of its key missions is the support of Unitarian Universalist intellectual debate and historical scholarship.

Directions: By Mass Transit: MBTA Red or Green Line to Park Street Station (walk across Boston Common to Charles and Beacon Street), Green Line to Arlington Street (walk across Public Garden to Charles and Beacon Street) or Red Line to Charles Street/MGH Station (walk down Charles Street to Beacon Street). Parking: On-street meter parking is free on Sundays in the Beacon Hill/Boston Common area until 6 pm. Boston Common Parking Garage (across from the Public Garden on Charles Street) offers parking for a ten dollar charge.

Suggested Donation: Ten dollars. Students free. Handicap Accessible: (elevator and ramp- note access to ramp on Branch Street). Please call the King’s Chapel House to register and/or for any questions regarding this event: 617-227-2155

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