The Centre for Faith, Art, and Justice, the non-profit organization sponsored and housed by First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, will be hosting a series of three outdoor events on April 10, April 17, and April 24 at 7pm. The purpose of these events is to highlight our Capital Campaign to finish the rebuild of our upstairs sanctuary/community space which was originally destroyed when our building burned down in 2005. The events will highlight our “Resurgence” projection show created by MASARY which will be shown across the front of our building every night from 7pm to 10pm from now until the first week of May. In addition, the events will feature live music and performances from local artists, speeches from community leaders and activists, as well as more information on the work the Centre does in our community and the work we hope to do in the future with our newly renovated space.

Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter

The August 6 Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter in Jamaica Plain will remember The Honorable John Lewis. In lieu of a speaker we will honor the life of John Lewis by reading short passages about his life , or excerpts from his works.  We invite participants to bring something to share as time allows.  Following the remarks, there will be a "call and response," reading of names of victims of racist violence and a 20 minute Silent Vigil along Centre St. to witness for racial justice and human rights.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this monthly event, which takes place from 5:30-6:30pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St.