Proclaiming God’s love for all people and creatures in the world, our congregation seeks to act directly and justly, advocating for social justice, including ecological responsibility in our community and our world.
Our congregation in involved in numerous mission and social justice efforts:
The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization: Church of the Covenant is one of many Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations working together, building community ties, and organizing to improve the lives of the people of Greater Boston around issues such as health care, education, and economic justice.
Dulce Nombre de Jesus: We have maintained a sister relationship with Dulce Nombre de Jesus, a small village in rural Nicaragua for over twelve years. We send regular delegations to visit the village and have hosted a number of visits from them.
The New Sanctuary Movement: In our newest commitment, Church of the Covenant has joined the Boston New Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith organization concerned with immigrant rights. Called by God to welcome the stranger, NSM works together with other organizations to educate and advocate for immigrant rights in alliance with secular organizations in Boston.
Lesbian and Gay Concerns: We are an Open and Affirming (UCC) and a More Light (PCUSA) congregation, welcoming the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, in our worship, leadership and faith life. We celebrate baptisms of their children and perform same gender marriages under the authority of the UCC. We continue to work with both of our denominations to agitate for full equality and inclusion of LGBT people.
The Food Cupboard: Since 1979, the church has operated a food pantry serving low income individuals and families from all over Boston every Saturday and Sunday 10-12.
Consumption and Justice: Members of our congregation strive to lessen the human impact on the environment and on other species through simpler living, better dietary choices, and reduced energy use. We are also passionate about climate justice, supporting UCC efforts like: www.ucc.org/earth, the PCUSA Eco-Stewards Program, and 350.org, to name a few.
Denominational Mission: Our two denominations have well developed and well designed mission programs serving needs both in this country and around the world. We support and learn from these efforts.
Mission through our historic building: Located in the Back Bay, in Boston, we offer space to many non-profits. The Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter for homeless and low income women, operates six days per week on our lower level. An art gallery is our first floor tenant. Music organizations, counseling groups, AA groups and our food pantry also use space in the building.