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What do Black/Land and Community Shared Solar have in common? | April 26

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Co-op Power is hosting a presentation of the Black/Land Project.

Mistinguette Smith, founder and director of the Black/Land Project, began to notice that black people (including African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and African immigrants) think and talk about their relationship to land and place quite differently from the ways mainstream institutions do. A public park, a church filled with local history, or an immigrant community’s journey from one place to another are all stories about black relationship to land and place. Smith turns the gift of individual stories into a body of information that engages and heals black communities. The Black/Land Project gathers these stories in order to share the powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience and regeneration they contain.

Co-op Power's Community Shared Solar program builds cooperatively owned projects that are controlled by local communities, where the financial benefits as well as the electricity and net metering credits are funneled back to your local community.

Please join in the discussion with refreshments to follow. All are welcome.


When: Sunday, April 26th


Where: Second Church

44 Moultrie St, Dorchester


For more info:  call 617-272-3340.


Oliver R. Phillips: A Conversation | January 18

Gordon in Boston and the "Sacred Conversations" series of the Second Church in Dorchester have partnered to present a conversation with Dr. Oliver Phillips around the issues outlined in his latest book: Culture Trumps Religion, Every Time: The Ethno-cultural Challenge for the Church.

Dr. Phillips is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene who has served a long and fruitful ministry as a pastor, author, gifted speaker and key denominational leader. He is the author of numerous books and articles on ethnic and multicultural ministry, including: How to Sponsor and Nurture an Ethnic Church -- Without Losing Your Mind, and E Pluribus Unum -- Opportunities and Challenges in Multicultural Ministry. >> Read More

Christafari comes to Codman Square

Second Church in Dorchester, A Church of the Nazarene

Christafari in Concert


"First Gospel Band to Reach 
#1 on Billboard Reggae Charts"
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Jazz in the Square | August 18

Jazz in the Square

Come out and enjoy "Jazz in the Square" on the grounds of Second Church in Dorchester, corner of Washington and Talbot Ave, Codman Square at 5pm. Bring something to eat and invite your friends and family. All are welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt | April 7

Easter Egg Hunt on the Lawn at Second Church in Dorchester, Saturday, April 7 at 10am. Kids 12 years and younger are invited to enjoy fun and snacks. Located at corner of Washington St and Talbot Ave in Codman Square. For more info contact 617-825-2797 or

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Adelle Banks


As part of the Sacred Conversations Series, Second Church in Dorchester presents "Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Adelle Banks, Production Editor and National Reporter, Religion News Service, Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30PM at Second Church, 44 Moultrie St, Dorchester, MA.

Adelle Banks has won numerous awards for her journalistic work and has recently been investigating Dr. King's prayer life and favorite hymns. Banks worked at The Orlando Sentinel, the Providence Journal and upstate New York newspapers in Syracuse and Binghamton.  A native of Newport, R.I., she is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.

She has received many honors and her work was featured in the 2006 book Good News: The Best Religion Writing in North America.

Banks is a biannual speaker for the Washington Journalism Center, a program of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. She is a former board member of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College and the Religion Newswriters Foundation. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Religion Newswriters Association.

All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Rev. Dr. Cliff Hersey at 617-825-2797 or

Kids Festival

 A  Free Community Event for children 12 years old and younger.

July 16 at 12-3 pm. On the Lawn at Second Church in Dorchester, corner of Washington St & Talbot Ave.

Features: lots of games, story time, Free Food, Bounce House, Fire Truck, Face painting, Crafts, Prizes & Surprises.

Come and join us!

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