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Event Spotlight: Blessing of the Athletes
On the Sunday before the Marathon, April 15, Old South Church’s worship celebrations at 9:00 am and 11:00 am will include a “Blessing of the Athletes" where we pause to acknowledge the runners, their families, and volunteers, and ask God to bless them, to keep them safe from injury and harm, exercise respect for each other, and find the stamina to endure the competition. All are welcome.
Free and open to the public
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More About Old South Church
With natural light streaming through the 15th-century English-style stained glass windows, the sanctuary of Old South Church is free and open to the public during the day. Donations are welcome. There's a steady stream of people walking in from off the street to learn more about the history and services, or to sit in one of the pews to pray.
Built in 1875, the church is an important historical structure of Boston. The progressive congregation was founded in 1669.
Every Sunday, services include a morning prayer and communion at 9am and a festival worship at 11am. There's also a healing worship at 10am on the second Sunday of the month, and a jazz worship at 6pm every Thursday. You can download sermon podcasts online, and sign up for the e-newsletter.
Old South Church also provides Christian education programs for children, youth and adults; community outreach and mission trips; a strong music program; and the Old South Preschool, a non-religious preschool for children ages 2 to 5-years-old.
New members are welcome and the congregation is LGBT friendly.