The First Church Shelter Committee and staff invite the First Church community to the 2015 Doris Beauvais Lecture and Luncheon, Sunday, October 11, in Margaret Jewett Hall, following Morning Worship. The 2015 Beauvais Lecturer is Rev. Tina Rathbone, Cathedral Missioner at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Boston. She is the author of "A World Apart" and "On the Outside Looking In: A Year in an Inner City High School." This year's Beauvais Lecture will also recognize the efforts of Boston Warm and those at Old South responsible for making Boston Warm happen, Emmanuel Church, American Friends Service Committee's Material Assistance Program, Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee and Brittany Gravely of Harvard Film Archive.They will be presented with Mitch Snyder awards for their leadership roles in responding to the needs of those displaced and dispersed following the loss of access to shelter and services on Boston Harbor’s Long Island.
The lecture also invites us all to remember and celebrate the example of the late Doris Beauvais, a longtime member of First Church, who played a critical role in helping to establish First Church Shelter in 1986. Doris was profoundly concerned to encourage and enable each member of our community to fulfill effectively his or her obligation to engage in a life of loving service.
As is customary, there is no charge for the luncheon, but donations to support the work of First Church Shelter will be gratefully received.