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Sundays at Harvard-Epworth

Communion Service at 9:00 AM in person
Sunday School and Adult Forum at 10:00 AM
Worship Service at 11:00 AM in person and on Youtube

Advent Happenings at Harvard-Epworth: Close to Home

  • Sunday morning worship that explores themes of Home (in person and on YouTube)

  • Advent Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, (in person or by Zoom)

  • Carol Sing on December 12 at 4:00 pm followed by refreshments

  • Christmas Breakfast on December 19 at 10:00 am

  • Blue Christmas Service on Sunday December 19 at 7:00 pm (in person or on YouTube)

  • Christmas Eve Worship on December 24 at 7:00 pm (in person and on YouTube)

What is Harvard-Epworth all about?

We are a welcoming and inclusive church inviting people to explore the journey of faith. Our focus is on joyful worship, building community, encouraging faith exploration, passionate social justice and committed outreach.

Harvard-Epworth is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network and welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, ability, marital status or financial condition.

A Message from Rev. Mitch Hay

I remember the first time I heard a loon call. It was my first camping trip in Maine with Barb. I just barely heard the first call echo over the moon-dappled surface of the lake. I wasn’t sure what it was. But the unfamiliar sound made the hairs on my arm stand on end. It touched some primal place in me. I literally held my breath, waiting to hear it again. It was one of the longest twenty seconds of my life. Twenty seconds waiting, desperately wanting to hear something that I only got a snippet of, but wanted more.
 
That is the feeling that the season of Advent brings. It begins with a waiting time. Not the passive waiting time of the airport or the bus stop, but the attentive, hairs-on-end, expectant time that the Bible calls kairos. We have heard the echoes of God’s call to us echo over the grace-dappled surface of our lives, in a babe’s cry from a manger, in a wandering rabbi’s healing words of love, in the last heaving breath on a cross.
 
And so this Advent, we wait. We wait on tippy-toes, we wait, ears straining for the next sound, the call of a promised return, when mercy and justice will finally come to a tortured world, when healing will come to a pandemic-scarred and carbon-choked creation, when hearts will sing of the shalom of God, when all will be made beautiful.
 
We wait, for a long-expected Jesus, come to set the people free.
 
Welcome to Advent.
 
Peace,
Pastor Mitch