Committees and Groups
Listed below are some committees and groups that you can join.
Friday Night Supper Program
Dignity/Boston and the Arlington Street Church (ASC) sponsor this weekly meal program for hungry and homeless people in Boston. Meals are prepared every Thursday and served every Friday year round at ASC. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve meals, and help in community outreach.
This committee services the Chapter by preparing the Sunday liturgies and special liturgical celebrations that enhance the spiritual life of the community. There are volunteer needs for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers.
This group provides music for all liturgical events. There are volunteer needs for accompanists (piano, organ, guitar), instrumentalists, singers, liturgical dancers. All are welcome to join. You need not read music.
Women's Spirituality Group
This group of female Dignity/Boston members meets regularly for prayer, spiritual discussion, support and socializing.
Spiritual Life Ministry
This group has two areas of concern:
To create an ongoing diverse and enriching opportunity to deepen the spiritual lives of the membership from our unique perspective as GLBT Christians. This ministry prepares community retreats for men and women and sponsors a Lenten and Advent evenings of discussion. Volunteers are needed for program planning and retreat planning.
- To spearhead Dignity's work in battling poverty, homophobia, AIDS, breast cancer, violence and other social ills. Some activities include the annual AIDS walk and Breast Cancer walk.
This committee brings together men and women who want to express and experience the aspects of leather and spirituality. The committee serves as outreach to the Boston leather community and provides social and religious activities for them.
This committee welcomes and greets visitors as they enter St. John's for Sunday liturgy. The committee provides information to new and prospective members about Dignity/Boston and Dignity/USA. Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters at the church door and to conduct brief orientation sessions for inquiring visitors after Sunday liturgy.
Men's Spirituality Group
This group of male Dignity/Boston members meets weekly for prayer, spiritual discussion, support and socializing. Activities include an annual retreat.
Peace and Justice
Committee that spearheads Dignity's work in battling poverty, homphobia, AIDS, violence, and other social ills. This committee channels Dignity's efforts to fight breast caner, AIDS and supports people with HIV/AIDS through education, charitable donations and activism. Membership in Interfaith IADS coalition and the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.
This group is responsible for coordinating the annual Interfaith Pride Service and various other occasional ecumenical experiences.
The liaison serves as an outreach to the Transgender community. The liaison seeks to bring more Transgender people into Dignity, especially those with families. There is also an effort to outreach to the female to male Transgender community.
This group plans regular social activities for the Dignity/Boston community throughout the year. Events include, BBQ's, Movie Nights and more!