This Sunday’s service: “What’s New in News?”

Please join us for our service this Sunday, October 19. Our guest speaker will be longtime church member Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University, who will talk about his book The Wired City.

Technological and cultural upheaval has upended the business of news, resulting in skimpy coverage of communities and hastening the decline of civic engagement. The Wired City tracks the rise of the nonprofit online-only New Haven Independent and other innovative news projects that have sprung up to fill the gap created by the decline of traditional media. After the service Dan will be signing copies.

The slideshow above is based on a talk Dan gave at a TEDx event last spring at the invitation of another church member, UMass Lowell student Nathaniel Swanson.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. Religious education classes are offered, and visitors are always welcome.