夏星 - Wild by Nature: The Black and White Worlds

a new art show---the title is “Wild by Nature: The Black and White Worlds”--- on view starting in February, 2019.  The talented artist is Erik Hoffner. 

DATE      Saturday, February 9th, 2019
TIME      4pm to 6:30pm
PLACE     Linden Street Gallery in the Trailhead House of Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
REFRESHMENT     We will have refreshment, wine and beer.

Nature is unpredictable: one minute serene and beckoning, the next wild and chaotic, its forms sculpted by elemental forces over incredible spans of time and its creatures driven by impulses and ways of knowing that remain largely mysterious. Our world is wild by nature, destroying and creating anew in a process that may seem random, but in practice is measured, methodical, and impressive.

Erik Hoffner’s inspiration stems from seeking these wilds out to understand and express their untamed nature, savage indifference, and even orderly beauty. “Wild by Nature” showcases three series created over two decades of photojournalism and fine art photographic projects: images of ice formations unknowingly created by fishermen in partnership with elemental forces, scenes of destruction left in the chaotic wake of a recent Massachusetts tornado, and portraits of semi-wild breeds of livestock recently saved from extinction in Poland.

Capturing these images with techniques ranging from time-tested black and white processes to the experimental terrain of distorted lenses mounted on toy cameras loaded with infrared film adds to the breadth and unpredictable nature of the photographs on exhibit.

A short video from Berlin Memorial School


Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary ®


Incidental  Mo(nu)ments

By George Herman


George Herman attended the Museum School in Boston in the late 1970’s, and has been painting ever since then. He has exhibited throughout New England, in New York City, and in London. His work has been selected for the Ninth Triennial at the Fuller Museum of Art, the 8th Biennial at the Fitchburg Art Museum, the AAF Art Fair in London, and, in 2015, his work was selected for the exhibit Variations in Paint at the Painting Center in New York City. His work is in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and MEDITECH of New England.

The Thoreau Bicentennial Read
at Summer Star

This year is the 200th anniversary of one of the most important and influential American writers: Henry David Thoreau. Berlin Public Library and Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary jointly present a unique event —the Thoreau Bicentennial Read at Summer Star.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose and read a favorite passage of Thoreau’s writing. Writer John Hanson Mitchell, co-host of the event, will give a talk about Thoreau’s influence on his life and his books, which include Living at the End of Time, John’s account of the two years he spent in a replica of Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin. Honored Readers including Writer, Tracker, and Naturalist David Brown, MASS Audubon’s Naturalist Joe Choiniere, Berlin Library Director Bob Hodge, Writer and co-host Ron McAdow, and Summer Star Founder and Manager Shalin Liu will lead off the readings, followed by other participants. After listening together to Thoreau’s words we will discuss thoughts and feelings related to Thoreau, his work, and this celebration of his birthday.
Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Register at info@summerstarwildlife.org or phone 508-869-3434 and leave the names of everyone in your party, your email address, and your preferred phone number.


Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary is a place of tranquility and self-reflection. It loves rocks, trees, and birds. In that loving, we find nourishment for our spirits and our souls. These forty-five acres of natural land are home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small.

The Berlin Public Library provides materials and services to support community residents in pursuit of their personal, recreational, educational and occupational interests. Special emphasis is placed on current popular materials in a variety of formats. The Library serves residents of all ages, recognizing that each group has its own distinct needs and interests: preschoolers, school-age children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. All staff are trained to assist you with reference questions, and to help you locate the materials you need.
美中药协夏日聚会(SAPA-NE Summer Outing Potluck)

时间: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday, July 29th, 2017 (or July 30 if rainy on July 29)
地点: Picnic area near swimming pond, Hopkinton State Park (164 Cedar St, Hopkinton, MA 01748)
形式: Potluck, networking, teambuilding activities
报名链接:  http://sapa-neweb.org/SO2017.php

波士頓市議會主席 吴弭
昆市不分區市議員 梁秀婷
羅德島克蘭斯頓市長 馮偉傑
康州眾議員 湯偉麟
前任費屈堡市長 黃素芬
加州財政部長 江俊輝
猶他州眾議員 関玉嬚
囍臨門大酒樓 波士頓Beach街88號
敬請撥冗光臨 籍增光寵
五時半開始恭候 餐券: 每席$350 (每位$38)
六時半準時入席 聯絡處: bostoncaca@gmail.com

電話號碼; 617-658-3318

中華民俗藝術工作坊將於527(星期六)下午2時及晚上19:30時,Regis College的演藝廳演出兩場年度作品[山水印象 Impressions],演出內容包括由多位專業編舞家精雕細琢製作的14支作品,歡迎各位喜愛各項傳統民俗技藝和舞蹈的民眾,前往觀賞,來為所有演出的舞者加油,欣賞他 (們一年來辛苦、認真練習的成果。



◆活動期間:2017527 (星期六下午2時及晚間730
◆活動地點:Casey Theater at Regis College
           235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493
Kun Chang, 781-608-3971

波士頓台灣同鄉會 (TAA-Boston) 與波士頓台灣基督教會 (BTCC) 訂於4月30日(星期日)下午1時30分在Andover Newton Theological School共同舉辦「健康講座--失智知多少」,邀請鄭又禎醫師為大家介紹失智症的成因、診斷、治療,以及在家就可以做的預防保健與飲食配方。活動資訊如下,歡迎參加:
時間: 4/30/2016 (Sunday), 1:30-3:00 PM
地點: Andover Newton Theological School, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Center, MA 02459 (Building no. 6 on campus map).
講者:Yu-Chen Cheng M.D. (鄭又禎 醫師)


A Film by Miao Wang


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Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from China enrolling in U.S. private schools, bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry come seeking a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. As Stella and Harry’s fuzzy visions of the American dream slowly gain more clarity, they ruminate on their experiences of alienation, culture clash, and personal identity, sharing new understandings and poignant discourses on home and country.

2017年 春季演講會訂於4月8號,星期六 ,下午1一4點,於中華公所(90 Tyler st)舉行。
演講會開始之前,將為新舊任會長舉行 交接典禮。
該次演講會特別邀請加拿大知名心理學家李昶博士主講"從心理學家的角度 來分析川普及希拉蕊的人格特質"。另一位演講者為前世界日報知名主編孟玄,講題為"川普上任百日回顧"。

波士頓哲五 - TEAM 4/6

This is a reminder that our friends at Together Empowering Asian Minds (TEAM) will hold its spring screening event this Thursday!  TEAM is a national media campaign to raise awareness of mental health among Asian American women and their love ones.  Please come support the cause and enjoy an evening of lively performances and discussion.  

亞裔的心理健康是值得我們關注並多加討論的議題, 在種種因素下, 美國亞裔族群尋求精神協助的人數,比其他族裔低。 TEAM致力於倡導「精神健康始於我」、「痛苦是真的,希望也是」、「照顧自己並不自私」的信息,要求亞裔族群自覺,並進一步教育大眾,正視亞裔族群面對的問題和障礙。  本周四  TEAM將舉辦特別活動, 播放一系列 video open call 的優勝作品, 並探討相關議題,  歡迎大家參加支持!

TEAM (Together Empowering Asian Minds) spring screening event on April 6th.
Time: 4/6/2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Ben Franklin Institute of Technology (41 Berkeley Street, Boston)
Take care,
Cafe Philo @ Boston
Boston Asian Landlord Association seminar schedule on our website link: 

Seminar date: April 8, 2017
LOCATION: MIT Tang Center, Building E51, Room 335,
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Admission: Free

Note: Entrance is at the back of the building by the parking lot. If the doors are locked, please call Jason Pan at 617-834-4071 to gain access into the building.

2:30PM-5:00PM  中文講座. “財富知識與房講座”, in Chinese.
1.   完善的退休計劃, 如何從401K 做起 ...”
 "A Good Retirement Plan: How to Start From Your 401K ...”
–Bright Li 李光,财务and Jason Pan潘樹仁,中城地
5:00PM-6:00PM Investment Group, in English
1. Real Estate Investment Case Study: 投資實例分

6:00PM - 7:00PM Social Hour 房東聯誼.

7:00PM-10:00PM Landlord Seminar & Discussion, 房東講座, in English
1.   “The Current and Future Real Estate Markets”
– Tony Kwan, Cosmo Land, Inc.

Discussion Session”, 房東討論
(1) Landlord Tips – Jason Pan, Midtown Properties, Inc.
(2) Case Study – "Special Housing Court Case: Landlord vs. Inspector/ City Clerks" - Paul Chen

波士頓哲五講座 4/15


2017年年初,美國新任總統川普的外交顧問、前聯合國大使John Bolton提議美國重新檢視其一中政策,強化與台灣的政治軍事關係,以因應中國在南海擴張海權等「好戰」行動。具體而言,波頓提議增加對台軍售,並將「至少部分」沖繩的美軍基地移駐台灣。面對東亞冷戰局勢的重新整編,我們必須反思全球冷戰政治如何形塑並持續支配戰後東亞的政治局勢、歷史認識與國族認同至今。本次哲學星期五將由哈佛大學訪問學者朱惠足老師帶領,聚焦於東亞軍事島嶼沖繩與金門,藉由兩地作家的四篇小說,探討小說中的冷戰歷史經驗與創傷記憶書寫,如何揭露美國帝國主義、台灣與日本國家政權的冷戰軍事防衛聯盟之運作機制與暴力,以及兩個島嶼在90年代日台國族主義中,持續受到工具性利用的困境。


Date & Time: Saturday, April 15 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Location Clypd, 212 Elm st., Somerville, Massachusetts 02144


Boston Taiwanese Christian Church

9 2017226


English Service
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM  ( 每週日 )
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  ( 每週日 )
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  ( 每週日 )
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM  ( 每週日 )
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  ( 每週日 )
每週日1:15PM - 2:15PM
每月第二、第四週10:30 AM
每月第一、第三週五 8:00 PM
每月第三週六6:00 PM
每週六 6:00 PM &每週日11:45AM-12:30PM


會址:15 Elm St., Framingham, MA 01701

Church Emailbostontcc@gmail.com

Web Page http://sites.google.com/site/bostontcc/

            賴嘉德長老:Tel: 781-710-8039 ; Emailrlaiact@yahoo.com



9                                    2017226        上午10:30
講道:盧榮富牧師          司會:歐陽瑞琳長老      司琴:陳郁青姊

    SILENT PRAYER. 張以利/小提琴陳郁青/鋼琴
出外人 The Vagabond/蕭泰然作曲
    CALL TO WORSHIP.......... 詩篇 (Psalm)  126          
  chia這個所在,阮發見上帝所做 ê 大事。靜默、故事、詩歌、抑是聖禮典 ê 中間,阮受提醒主 kah 阮代代 ê 關係。Tī chia,阮 kah 阮所疼 ê 兄弟姊妹找 tio̍h 阮真正 ê 家庭,離別久久 ê 通轉來厝裡相見,鬥陣出歡喜 ê 笑聲。
Tī chia
這個聖潔 ê 節期,阮 koh pái tio̍h hit-ê 古老 ê 應允--就是有一個聖 ê teh 修補阮 ê 失錯,teh 復健,teh 重整破碎 ê 阮。
所以,來啊!來鞠躬敬拜,讚美 (o-ló) 創造 koh 拯救阮 ê 主。
 *    HYMN............................ 真主上帝造天地...
God Created Heaven and Earth
*    CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER............... 公禱文 I          
         HYMN............. In The Bulb There Is A Flower            
    REMEMBERING OUR STORY. 創傷代表詩/許天賢      
阿母 ê Mother’s Heart................. 洪蜜姊
主若及我同坐監 If the Lord is with me in prison ........................................... 黃耀德兄
    SONG...... 最後 ê 住家  My Final Resting Place           聖歌隊

啟應文 RESPONSIVE READING...... 愛與希望/李敏勇          
Poem: Love and Hope
    SONG....... 伊是咱 ê 寶貝 Our Precious Baby............................... SUNDAY SCHOOL
    HYMN................. Ukuthula 平安....... SUNDAY SCHOOL
*     PASSING OF THE PEACE.........................
    SCRIPTURE.... 出埃及記 (Ex.) 3:7, 耶利米書 (Jer.) 29:10..........................................
    SERMON............. 流淚撒種含笑拾穗 盧榮富牧師
Sow in Tears, Reap with Joy
    CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER........... 公禱文 II          
參詩篇(Psalm)  126
接主禱文 THE LORD’S PRAYER  (會眾) 天裡 ê 願祢 ê 名聖。祢 ê 國臨到 ê 旨意得成地裡親像天裡。阮 ê 日食今仔日 hō͘ 阮。赦免阮 ê 辜負親像阮亦有赦免辜負阮 ê 人。莫得導 (chhōa)阮入著救阮脫離彼個歹 ê 。因為國,權能,榮光,攏是祢所有,代代無盡。阿們。
 *    HYMN................... 為這塊土地阮誠心祈禱       
For This Our Nation, We Ardently Pray
    OFFERTORY.  我的性命獻hō͘ Take my life and let it be
 *    CLOSING HYMN............. 聖父上帝 tiàm 天頂          
                                   Praise the Lord, for He is good
 *    BENEDICTION............................. 盧榮富牧師
*    SONG......... 台灣是生咱 ê 所在 (台灣之歌)     
*    SENDING FORTH 請差遣我  Here I am, Lord  
*阿們頌  Amen.................................................

* 會眾起立  All Stand Up
午餐交誼  Lunch & fellowship
Lyric and links

228  70th Special Service  on Feb 26, 2017

1. 台灣之歌/台灣Taiwan/台灣是生咱的所在(曲詞:王明哲)










2. 咱攏是出外人(/蕭泰然)

咱攏是出外人,對遠遠的台灣來 ~
咱攏是出外人,在遠遠的台灣彼 ~
人人在講美國是天堂,使人真欣羨 ~

3. 真主上帝造天地 new hymnal no. 5


1.  真主上帝造天地,  會光會暗無人會;
暝轉做日,日轉暝,  生成萬物功勞圓。

2.  上帝慈心著敬服,  保庇眾人賜福祿;
食、穿及用攏妥當,  萬物齊備祂親創。

3.  主的功勞大無比,  拯救靈魂攏免死;
天下四海大及細,  誠心敬拜獨上帝。

Our Lord God made earth and sky, Light and darkness, low and high.
Time and space were made to move. All began from mercy and love.

For God’s blessings we return thanks for things we couldn’t earn.
All we eat and use and wear, testify to heaven’s care.

God’s salvation pow’r is true, there is nothing we can do.
Under heaven large and small, turn to God for God is all.

This hymn is one of the oldest indigenous hymn of Taiwan. It was sung by the Missionary Mackay at one of the earliest baptism in Northern Taiwan. The tune follows Pin Pu indigenous tribe style.

4. 球根內有一蕊媠花/ 駱維道


Explanation for the unusual use tonality of the song-- to capture the mysterious tension of life.

1. 球根內有一蕊媠花,一粒籽包蘋果樹,
(kián) 內有隱藏應允,小蝴蝶會得自由;
寒冷冬天雖落雪,teh 期待欲來春天,

2. 靜默中也隱藏音樂,teh 追尋旋律詩歌,
烏暗中會顯出黎明,帶向 (ǹg) hō͘ kah 我;
過去欲導 (chhōa) 到將來,這一切攏是奧祕,

3. 用臨終做咱 ê 開始,這時間是無窮盡,
(giâu) 疑中欲生出信仰,咱性命永遠無盡;


1  In the bulb there is a flower;
in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there's a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

2  There's a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there's a dawn in every darkness
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

3  In our end is our beginning;
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

5. 最後 ê 住家/  馬偕博士

劉立薰/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CpO5WMIYLA

 ( start the song at 4:30 time marker)
我全心所疼惜 ê 台灣啊!我 ê 青春攏總獻給你,
我全心所疼惜 ê 台灣啊!我一生 ê 歡喜攏 tī chia
雲霧中看見山嶺,tùi 雲中隙孔觀望全地,
波瀾大海中遙遠 ê 對岸,我意愛 tī chia 眺望無息。

我心未通割離 ê 台灣啊!我 ê 人生攏總獻給你,
我心未通割離 ê 台灣啊!我一世 ê 快樂攏 tī chia
盼望我人生中 ê 續尾站,大湧拍岸 ê 響聲中,
竹林搖動蔭影 ê 裡面,找著我一生最後 ê 住家。

MY FINAL RESTING PLACE /Dr. George Leslie MacKay

How dear is Formosa to my heart! On that island the best of my years have been spent.

How dear is Formosa to my heart! A lifetime of joy is centered here.

I love to look up to its lofty peaks, down into its yawning chasms, and away out on its surging seas.

How willing I am to gaze upon these forever!

My heart's ties to Taiwan cannot be severed!
To that island I devote my life.

My heart's ties to Taiwan cannot be severed!
There I find my joy.

I should like to find a final resting place within sound of its surf,

And under the shade of its waving bamboo.

6. 伊是咱的寶貝 Our Precious Baby


手牽手 心連心 
咱站做伙 伊是咱的寶貝




1. Ukuthula U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez
2. U-sin-di-so U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez U-sin-di-so
3. U-ku-bo-nga U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez U-ku-bo-nga
4. U-ku-kho-lwa U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez U-ku-kho-lwa
5. U-ku-nqo-ba U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez U-ku-nqo-ba
6. In-du-du-zo U-ku-thu-la Ku-lom-hla-ba-we-zo-no Al-le-lu-ia i-gaz-i li-ka-Je-su lin-yen-yez In-du-du-zo
Ukuthula kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ ukuthula
Peace in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings peace
Usindiso kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ usindiso
Redemption in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings redemption
Ukubonga kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ ukubonga
Praise (gratefulness) in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings praise (gratefulness)
Ukukholwa kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ ukukholwa
Faith in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings
Ukunqoba kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ ukunqoba
Victory in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings
Induduzo kulo mhlaba wezono (Aleluya) igazi likaJesu linyenyez’ induduzo
Comfort in this world of sin (Halleluja)
The blood of Jesus brings

8. 為這塊土地阮誠心祈禱


願主 ê 真理若光全地遍照;
願主賜活命 hō͘ 阮骨肉得救。
願喪鄉 kah 悲傷攏離開阮心中;
願向望 kah 喜樂永遠 tiàm 阮心中。

For This Our Nation, We Ardently Pray

For this our nation, we ardently pray.
Come, Holy Spirit, to enlighten our way.
For Taiwan’s people, we humbly implore,
fill us with Christian love to our very core.
O Almighty Father, your kingdom come here,
that sickness and poverty we may nevermore fear.
Our Father in Heaven, may your will be done.
May justice and righteousness shine as bright as the sun.

9. 聖父上帝 tiàm 天頂

The Creator Dwells Above

The Creator Dwells Above Poan To-eng 1936 Taiwan Tr. DBA 2011
The creator dwells above, rules the cosmos all in love.
Human hist’ry ebbs and flows, human life both comes and goes.
Generations quickly pass, only what’s from God will last.

Nations rise and kingdoms fall. The creator watches alWorldly riches, earthly fame, disappear in wind and flame
The creator yet remains; glory to the Holy Name.

Christ has given knowledge sure. Holy Spirit makes us pure.
Now present we these our gifts, each a pair of hands uplifts;
to the One who knows us well, safe beneath whose wings we dwell.

10台灣是生咱的所在 (台灣之歌)


台灣是生咱 ê 所在         感念感恩在阮心內

付出情意付出愛             代代花蕊代代栽
台灣 ê 四邊隴是海         青山綠水隨(sûi)阮來
美麗山河咱所愛             hō͘ 人來破壞
台灣突出中央山脈         峰峰相連插入雲內
玉山阿里到奇萊             這是命根 ê 所在
台灣是生咱 ê 所在         感念感恩在阮心內
付出情意付出愛             代代花蕊代代栽



我是天 kah ê 我聽見百姓哀求

啥人欲帶光 hō͘ 差遣啥人

tī chia (thang) 差遣我我聽見祢呼召 暗暝。
我欲去你若導 (chhōa) 心中數念祢所有百姓

我是雨 kah ê 主,百姓憂傷我擔當,
為愛伊我流目屎,伊卻 (oa̍t) 走。
我欲破碎硬 ê 心, hō͘ 伊愛疼 ê 心,
我欲傳道理 hō͘ 伊,差遣啥人


I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them?  Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them, They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone, Fill their hearts with love alone
I will speak my word to them.  Whom shall I send?

紐英倫客家鄉會為擴大慶祝 2017 年 "天穿日",(全國客家日),訂於 2 月 18 日, 星期六, 隆重舉辦午餐會。除一般常見食物外,本會將特別提供深具傳統客家風味之食品數種,以享嘉賓,並藉此宣揚客家美食文化。餘興節目將客家舞蹈表演, 抽獎, 及其他表演項目。


2 0 1 7 年 2月 1 8 日 ( 星期六) 上午 1 1 時 3 0 分 至 下午 2 時 3 0 分 

地點Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, MA (僑教中心樓上體育館)

收費:會員會費, 家庭 ($20), 個人 ($15), 學生 ($10), 已繳會費者, 午餐會免費。非會員每人 $15, 8 歲以下孩童免費。

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祝大家新年健康快樂! 萬事如意!!

周一男 敬

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