News & Announcements

August 4, 2022
As Old South prepares to celebrate Shawn Fiedler's prodigious ministry among us, we've also begun the journey to name his successor. In July the Church Council appointed a small working group, selected by the Leadership Committee, to join Interim…
July 22, 2022
August 14, 2022 Update from the Senior Minister Search Committee We met in the last week of July with Alex Shea Will, the Area Conference Minister for the Northeast Region of the Southern New England Conference, who will be our partner throughout…
July 19, 2022
The July meeting opened on a bittersweet note as Council discussed the daunting task of filling the big shoes of Acting Associate Minister Shawn Fiedler. Shawn had recently announced that he accepted a new position as Major Gifts Officer for Fourth…
July 7, 2022
Letter from the Rev. Shawn FiedlerJuly 7, 2022 Dear Old South Church in Boston, I am writing to share that Sunday, August 28 will be my final day at Old South Church.  In 2019, when the leadership invited me to serve, it was a happy homecoming.…
June 24, 2022
Dear Old South Church in Boston, What now? With today's news from the Supreme Court, it seems clear that history will mark this day as one on which our culture, and even the civic consensus on which it rests, became more grievously frayed. Though…
June 22, 2022
Old South’s June meeting of Council opened with a celebratory tone as we welcomed the Reverend Rick Spalding, our new Interim Senior Minister. Rick noted that he was marking the anniversary of his ordination, and he feels the same level of…
June 16, 2022
On Sunday June 19, Juneteenth, at 10am, something historic will happen at Old South Church in Boston. For the first time in 353 years, we will dedicate a permanent space to honor the legacy of a person of color. This Sunday we will rededicate what…
June 12, 2022
On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, Old South Church in Boston celebrated LGBTQIA+ Pride with special services and the presentation of the Open Door Award to the Rev. Dr. Brandon T. Crowley. Senior Pastor of historic Myrtle Baptist Church in West Newton,…