Annual Meeting and Report

The Annual Meeting will take place after morning services on Sunday, February 7.

This year’s Annual Report can be found in PDF form on the Yahoo group, here on the website and in the weekly newsletter and in hard copy on the Welcome Table or by request.

If you are not currently a Covenant Partner at Hope Central Church and you would like to become one before the Annual Meeting, please talk to Laura Ruth or Courtney about Hope Central 101 this coming Sunday.


Lent begins just after our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Confessorama, cooked, served, and cleaned up by all who identify as men. The Ash Wednesday service of the imposition of ashes and communion begins at 7PM. Katie Ernst Will preach.

During Lent, we will use Pamela Greenberg’s translation of the Psalms, The Complete Psalms as a way to pray together. I want to invite you to join me in reading two Psalms every day, the week’s Psalm and also a different psalm. We’ll use the daily lectionary to guide us. The lectionary will be available next week, along with 20 copies of Greenberg’s translation. You can also buy the book online. On Thursdays at 6:30 during Lent, Kathy Hanlan will host a half hour of Lent Psalms and Prayers, followed by a simple soup and bread supper. Except for Sunday, 2/14, when we have our next conversation with white people about racial justice, each Sunday in Lent, just after the morning service, I’ll gather a group of people who would like to reflect on the past week’s Psalms.

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, 3/20, our parade and Passion Play. During Holy Week, we’ll have our Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae Service, our GoodFriday Service at 2:30, followed by a wake at Doyles. Saturday at Sundown, we’ll hold our service of the The Lighting of the Christ Light. On Sunday, we’ll celebrate Easter!

Please see the schedule below:

Annual Meeting Sunday, February 7, 12 – 1P
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and Confessorama Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p
Ash Wednesday Services Wednesday, February 10, 7-9P
Lenten Psalms and Prayers, Soup Supper Thursday, February 18, 6:30 – 7:30P
Lenten Psalms and Prayers, Soup Supper Thursday, February 25, 6:30 – 7:30P
Easter Choir Rehearsal Tuesday, March 1, 7 – 9P
Lenten Psalms and Prayers, Soup Supper Thursday, March 3, 6:30 – 7:30P
Lenten Psalms and Prayers, Soup Supper Thursday, March 10, 6:30 – 7:30P
Easter Choir Rehearsal Tuesday, March 15, 7-9P
Lenten Psalms and Prayers, Soup Supper Thursday, March 17, 6:30 – 7:30P
Easter Choir Rehearsal Tuesday, March 22, 7-9P
Maundy Thursday: Tenebrae and Stripping of the Altar Thursday, March 24, 6-9P
Good Friday Service Friday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:30 P
Wake at Doyles Friday, March 25, 3:30 – 5P
Easter Vigil and the Kindling of the Christ Light Saturday, March 26, 7 – 8P
Easter Morning Service! Sunday, March 27, 10:30 – noon

What We Are Reading

Hope Central Church is a learning congregation. We keep learning by being in worship together, doing the work of compassion and justice, by hearing each others’ stories. We wanted to share what we’re learning by reading. Here’s what we are reading.

Our makeGOOD Capital Campaign


Our makeGOOD campaign kicked off Sunday, September 13 after our morning church service. To learn more about our Furnace Project and the makeGOOD campaign, visit our makeGOOD campaign page.

NightChurch: an evening worship service under construction

A 5:30 p.m. lay-led weekly Sunday evening service is being built by a group of
church members to be a contemplative time of song, prayer, scripture and
communion. We welcome Hope Central Church members and friends to attend.

Parents’ Corner

Check out the Parents’ Corner on our Children’s page, for relevant resources from our Associate Pastor, Courtney. Need some prayer ideas for children? You’ll find them here.


Upcoming Events

  • February 7, 2016Superbowl Sunday
  • February 7, 2016 9:15 amChoir Rehersals
  • February 7, 2016 10:30 amMorning Services
  • February 7, 2016 12:00 pmAnnual Meeting and Pot Lucj
  • February 7, 2016 5:30 pmNightChurch
  • February 7, 2016 6:30 pmNight Church Working Group
  • February 9, 2016 11:45 amStaff Meeting
  • February 9, 2016 6:00 pmShrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Public Confession
  • February 10, 2016Lent
  • February 10, 2016 7:00 pmAsh Wednesday
  • February 11, 2016 3:00 pmPastors Meeting
  • February 11, 2016 4:30 pmOpen Office Hours for Courtney and Laura Ruth
  • February 11, 2016 6:00 pmMinistry of justice and Compassion
  • February 11, 2016 6:30 pmPersonnel Team
  • February 11, 2016 7:00 pmCourtney’s Minister’s Support Team
  • February 12, 2016 12:30 pmRacial Justice Team
  • February 13, 2016February School Vacation (Boston Public Schools)
  • February 14, 2016 9:15 amChoir Rehersals
  • February 14, 2016 10:30 amMorning Services
  • February 14, 2016 12:00 pmConversations with White people about Racial Justice
  • February 14, 2016 5:30 pmNightChurch
  • February 16, 2016 11:45 amStaff Meeting
  • February 16, 2016 4:45 pmServing dinner at Pine St. Inn
  • February 16, 2016 7:00 pmLaura Ruth’s Minister’s Support Team
  • February 17, 2016 6:30 pmFinance Team

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