The Love United Black Fellowship is focued on the traditions and customs of Africa and the African Diaspora. It providesa a program of theological conversations, engaging activities, spoken word and musical moments, fellowship and worship. The ministry seeks to curate a welcoming space for persons of color in the Harvard community.
The ministry is led by the Rev. Calvon T. Jones, who joined the clergy at the Church in September of 2021. The Yale Divinity School graduate interned and worked as a youth minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago before coming to Harvard. He is currently seeking his Doctorate of Ministry at Duke University.
Short History of The Black Church:
The Black Church was conceived and birthed in response to existential pain, suffering, and death. Although persons of African descent were not allowed to worship in white spaces, they gathered in Praise Houses and Brush Harbors to worship in ways that were familiar to the sound and traditions of West Africa. The Black Church, is, undoubtedly, not a monolith. Its rich and storied history can be found in America and across the diaspora. One thing that connects the varying modes of expressions within the Black Church is the freedom of worship and praise. The Black Church was, and yet is, the religious epicenter for Black affirmation and freedom. Regardless of who you are, the Black Church offers a space for worship, spontaneity, and liberty.
Please come out and be blessed! — The Rev Calvon T. Jones.
For more information, please contact the Rev. Calvon Jones, Assistant Minister, the Memorial Church.