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Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

September 21, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications

May Wang ’20 held out her hand and from Harvard University Choirmaster Edward Elwyn Jones accepted a small envelope and a blue tie embroidered with the crest of the Harvard Memorial Church.

With a quick bit of ceremony and a handshake, Wang recently became a member of a piece of Harvard tradition spanning 180 years — the Harvard University Choir, one of the oldest and most prestigious choruses on campus.

New Shuttle Service for Sunday Worship

New Shuttle Service for Sunday Worship

September 16, 2016

Don’t know where to park for Sunday Services at the Knafel Center? We have a solution!

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 18, the Memorial Church will provide a free shuttle for Sunday Service attendees between Harvard’s Littauer parking lot and the Knafel Center. Parking at the Littauer Lot is free for Sunday Service attendees. Look for the van in the Littauer Lot with the “Memorial Church” sign. 

SHUTTLE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF

Professor Jonathan L. Walton speaks out in support of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

Professor Jonathan L. Walton speaks out in support of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

September 2, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

Invoking the memories of Emmett Till and Muhammad Ali, Professor Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, spoke out in support of San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Keapernick during Morning Prayers Thursday.

Memorial Church Senior Minister Lucy A. Forster-Smith talks about international conference of university chaplains

Memorial Church Senior Minister Lucy A. Forster-Smith talks about international conference of university chaplains

August 15, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

The task of addressing global societal, economical and environmental issues from the perspective of one university campus in any part of the world seems a daunting exercise in futility. But when multi-faith voices from around the world gather to talk about the common challenges facing students and institutions of higher education, the planet becomes a smaller, more manageable place.

Baccalaureate 2016

"Telling your own story"

May 26, 2016

At the 2016 Baccalaureate Service, Pres. Drew Faust calls on seniors to author their own narratives in embracing the unknown. Read the coverage in the Harvard Gazette.

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Memorial Church renovations

May 3, 2016

We are excited to announce that the Memorial Church will undergo much needed renovations in the coming months. The project will focus on long-deferred building and infrastructure maintenance, including accessibility and safety compliance upgrades; a reconfigured lower level

Senior Talks 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016!

April 13, 2016

Come out and support housemates, classmates, blockmates, and friends for this special opportunity to celebrate life at Harvard College. Starting on Monday, April 18th at 8:45 a.m., one graduating senior from each residential house will speak at Morning Prayers, one of Harvard's longest-running traditions. Each senior will speak for 5 minutes within the 15 minute ecumenical service that dates back to the earliest days of Harvard College. Five minutes may not seem like a lot of time, but it's just enough for these brave seniors to describe a friendship, an idea, a professor, or an experience that has shaped their Harvard lives.