Harvard Chaplaincy Services and Open Houses for Freshmen

Sunday, September 1, 2013
9:30 am – 2 pm

  Athletes in Action and Harvard Christian Impact
11:30 – 1:30 pm
Annual BBQ.  Come meet the people who make up this dynamic inter-denominational community at Harvard.  All are welcome. Annenberg West Lawn.

Episcopal Chaplaincy
10:15 am – 12 pm
Join us for the 10:15 am Eucharist at Christ Church Cambridge, followed by an Open House with the Episcopal Chaplain, the Rev. Luther Zeigler, and fellow Episcopal students at 11:30 am upstairs in the Parish Library.  We look forward to meeting you!  Christ Church (Zero Garden Street, on Harvard Square, across from the Cambridge Common).

Harvard Hillel
10:30 am – 1 pm
Bagels, lox, and live jazz! Stop by the Harvard Hillel’s Rosovsky Hall where our student leadership will have tables filled with information about how you can get involved in everything from musical ensembles to social justice. 52 Mount Auburn Street.

Harvard Korean Mission Church
12:30 – 2 pm
The Harvard Korean Mission welcomes freshmen with refreshments and fellowship. Harvard Chaplains’ Office, Memorial Church (ground level), Harvard Yard.

Harvard Memorial Church (inter-denominational university church)
11 am – 2 pm 
Sunday service 11 am – 12:30 pm, immediately followed by an open house on The Porch (facing Widener Library), Harvard Yard.

Humanist Chaplaincy
NOTE: this open house has been cancelled due to the chaplaincy's plans to relocate early this fall term.
Agnostic, atheist, secular, skeptic, or otherwise nonreligious? We focus on "good" rather than "God."  Come meet our Humanist Chaplains, Greg Epstein and Chris Stedman. Enjoy delicious food while learning about opportunities to get involved with community service, group discussions, social events, and holiday celebrations like Darwin Day, Festivus, and our Secular Seder. And find out how you could meet nonreligious celebrities like Eddie Izzard, Stephen Fry, Joss Whedon, Mary Roach, and the MythBusters!  129 Mount Auburn Street.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
11 am – 2 pm
Enjoy brunch with InterVarsity’s three fellowships:  Harvard-Radcliffe Christian Fellowship; Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Christian Fellowship; Harvard College Black Christian Fellowship.  Come hear about our recent "Theology of Harry Potter," our Gospel of Matthew curriculum "How to Move Mountains and Influence People," and our paradigm of Christian restorative justice.  Hear how our Asian, Black, and Multi-ethnic communities allow us to engage the campustogether, and allow student leaders to flourish in their cultural strengths and gifts. Harvard Hall 104.

Lutheran Chaplaincy
10:15 – 1:30 pm
Join us at University Lutheran Church and Student Center for any or all of the following:  Holy Communion at 10:15 followed by light refreshments followed at Noon by a seriously delicious brunch sponsored for undergraduate students by UniLu Young Adults and Graduate Students (YAGS).  All are welcome!  Come, pray, eat, meet Lutheran Harvard Chaplain Kathleen O’Keefe Reed and learn about UniLu student ministry.  University Lutheran, also the host of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, is located at 66 Winthrop Street next to Pinocchio’s Pizza and behind the Harvard MAC.

Mennonite Chaplaincy
12:30 – 2 pm
Join us for a light lunch and learn about the Mennonite Congregation of Boston. Sperry Room, Memorial Church (ground level), Harvard Yard. 

Quaker Chaplaincy
1 – 2 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street).

Reformed University Fellowship (Presbyterian Church in America)
1 – 2 pm
Join us for snacks and a discussion about Christian fellowship on campus!  All are invited—no matter what your religious affiliation or questions. Find out how to get involved and hear about the experiences of upperclassmen.  Boylston Hall 103.

Southern Baptist Chaplaincy
12 – 1 pm
Join Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK) for delicious Korean and Chinese pastries, fresh steamed dumplings, and wonderful Christian fellowship! Upperclassmen and alums will share about spiritual life at Harvard and introduce you to ABSK. Afterwards, for those who are interested, we will walk together to Sunday worship at Antioch Baptist Church (7-minute walk). Boylston Hall 105.