Announcements

Carol Service

Watch the Carol Service on NBC on Christmas

December 21, 2018

The 108th Annual Christmas Carol Service will air on NBC stations throughout the country on Christmas.

We are pleased to announce a special airing of last year's 108th Annual Christmas Carol Service, in collaboration with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, to broadcast on Christmas on NBC affiliated television stations throughout the U.S.

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Epiphany by Janet McKenzie

Christmas at the Memorial Church

November 30, 2018

The Christmas Season is here! Save the date for our upcoming Christmas services.

Christmas Carol Services

The 109th Annual Christmas Carol Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec.11 at 8 p.m. Doors will open one hour before each service. Admission is free and open to the public; an offering for charity is collected. The Dec. 9 service will be broadcast live on Harvard's radio station WHRB 95.3 FM and via Internet streaming at whrb.org

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Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue

Statement from the Professor's Desk

October 29, 2018

Friends of the Memorial Church Community:

We just experienced a tragic week in what has been a tumultuous year of a traumatic decade. Politically motivated pipe-bombs, the assassination of two Kentucky residents by a white supremacist, and the unconscionable slaying of eleven Jewish sisters and brothers inside of their synagogue have left all people of goodwill breathless. We live in a theatre of terror. That the leadership of this nation appears to inflame rather than extinguish the embers of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and discrimination only pours salt in our...

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The 108th Annual Christmas Carol services

Christmas at the Memorial Church

November 29, 2017

The Christmas Season is here! Save the date for our upcoming Christmas services.

Christmas Carol Services

The 108th Annual Christmas Carol Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec.12 at 8 p.m. Doors will open one hour before each service. Admission is free; an offering for charity is collected. The Dec.10th service will be broadcast live on Harvard's radio station WHRB 95.3 FM and via Internet streaming at whrb.org starting with the organ prelude at 4:45 p.m. The service will also be rebroadcast on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m.

Advent / Christmas Eve Service

We hope you can also join us on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. for a combined Advent / Christmas Eve Service, which will feature a community choir. If you would like to sing, come to rehearsal before the service at 9:30 a.m. in the choir room on the ground level of the church.

Carols in the Memorial Church

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The Memorial Room of the Memorial Church

Celebrating our 85th Anniversary

November 3, 2017

“While a bright future beckoned they freely gave their lives and fondest hopes for us and our allies that we might learn from them courage in peace to spend our lives making a better world for others.” — Inscription in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Church of Harvard University.

Please join the Memorial Church of Harvard University on Nov. 11 & 12 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the dedication of the church. As we celebrate this anniversary, we especially honor those who have served and continue to serve.... Read more about Celebrating our 85th Anniversary

Westley Conn

Westley Conn appointed new Ministry Fellow

June 13, 2017

 

We are excited to announce that Westley Conn has been hired as the new Ministry Fellow in the Memorial Church. Wes will be involved in worship life of the church and partner with the ministers to engage the wider community. He will also continue to be responsible for the Church School and the development of Christian Education.

Wes has served as the Church School Director for the Memorial Church for the past three years. Previously, he served as the Ministry Intern and Sunday School Director for Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in...

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Exciting news!

February 17, 2017

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I write with exciting news! You may have heard about President Faust’s recent announcement of Harvard’s first full-time Muslim chaplain. As the religious and spiritual diversity of the Harvard community expands, we have been working over the past several years towards establishing an independent multi-faith chaplaincy to better serve the needs of our diverse community. This appointment is a vital and necessary step in that direction. Now more than ever, Harvard must rededicate our efforts to serving and promoting understanding among the varied religious and spiritual traditions here at the University and beyond.

As part of this commitment, The Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith, Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church, will now dedicate her efforts full-time to multi-faith initiatives here at Harvard as Sedgwick Chaplain to the University.... Read more about Exciting news!