Our Mission

The Memorial Church of Harvard University is a space of grace in the center of the Yard, rooted in the good news of Jesus Christ. Affectionately known as “MemChurch,” we pursue partnerships within and beyond Harvard, empowering community members to serve the world as well-informed, compassionate, moral citizens. Through worship and ministry outreach, MemChurch aims to promote justice and mercy by confronting life’s challenges, differences, and our own imperfections with courage, empathy, and an ethic of love. By doing so, the Memorial Church seeks to educate minds, expand hearts, and enrich lives.

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Oct 11

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, October 11, 2015, 11:00am to 1:00pm


The Memorial Church Sanctuary

David GreenhawPreacher: The Reverend Dr. David Greenhaw, President and Professor of Preaching and Worship, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

Sermon: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide
Text: "If only I could vanish in darkness..." Job 23:17a

Anthems:  Fauré — Cantique de Jean Racine; Duruflé — Ubi Caritas

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Journey Towards a Home

Boston musicians to perform for refugee relief at MemChurch

October 8, 2015

A unique coalition of Boston-area musicians has been formed to sing and play for victims of the current crisis in Syria and Iraq. 

The October 23 concert,  “Journey Towards A Home: Boston Musicians Perform for Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Relief” will feature many area performers from a wide variety of musical traditions:  American, Caribbean, western European, Greek, Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese. 

I, too, must change

Phoenix Resigning

September 25, 2015

"It’s tempting to see the more recent examples of women getting access to this privilege as a sign of 'progress,' but this week’s troubling revelations about the prevalence of sexual assault on Harvard’s campus offer a sobering reminder of our own incapacities."

Timothy McCarthy ’93 delivered a powerful talk at yesterday's Morning Prayers. Read the text of his full talk in The Harvard Crimson