Old South Church in Boston, a historic congregation of the United Church of Christ, is thrilled to announce its first-ever Lunar New Year celebration. On Saturday, February 10th, all are invited to the church in Copley Square anytime between 11am and 4pm for prayerful activities, cultural practices, traditional refreshments, collaborative art projects, and good company.
The event, organized by longtime Old South member and passionate social justice advocate William Mian Wei, aims to make progressive Christianity more accessible to the Asian community.
"I want my church to celebrate something people like me grew up with. I want progressive Christianity to be more accessible to Asian folks like me. I want Lunar New Year in America to be more than an 'opportunity' for white-owned businesses to make more profit from Asian people. I want to see a change in my own community, and I want you to show up for this change," says Wei.
Old South Church recognizes the importance of embracing cultural traditions that contribute to the rich tapestry of its congregation. Aiming to serve a city of multi- racial and ethnic communities, Old South sees opening their space to honor this important East Asian tradition as a part of living out their faith and values.
Established in 1669, Old South Church is known as “the Church of the Open Door”, welcoming people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, classes, marital statuses, physical or mental abilities.
All are invited to this free event and encouraged to bring friends, as the church seeks to create a new tradition together in the spirit of unity and shared cultural appreciation.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Eventbrite page.