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Sundays at Harvard-Epworth


Worship Service at 10:00 AM 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. Karen Skalla

Pastors Mitch and Barb are out of the office June 20 – July 5. Rev. Karen Skalla will preach at the June 26 worship service, assisted in worship leadership by our co-Lay Leaders, Sarah Bailey and Mark Fitzgerald. Karen is an ordained Deacon whose appointment is to Harvard-Epworth. Because of the pandemic, she’s not been able to be physically present at HEUMC during this past year but we are looking forward to that changing in the future!.
For June 20 – July 5, pastoral coverage will be provided by Rev. Cynthia Good, pastor at Calvary UMC in Arlington. Please contact the HEUMC office ([email protected]org) or the Calvary UMC office ([email protected]calvaryarlington.org) as needed.
 
Greetings Harvard Epworth Community!  
 
My name is Karen Skalla. I am a newly ordained Deacon in the UMC and I am both grateful and excited to be a part of your church. I live in Brownsville, Vermont, and will be venturing forth from Vermont periodically as COVID moves from pandemic to endemic and am looking forward to seeing you in person on June 26th. I have been following Harvard-Epworth’s worship services online.
 
My primary appointment as a Deacon is to Service. In my case, it means my vocation as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner is my first church. I work for Dartmouth Health in the Kendal at Hanover primary care clinic caring for over 400 elders. My second appointment and passion is a weekly online church we call “Faithwaze” which was born out of our ecumenical street ministry in Greenfield MA when the pandemic began. We continue to reach out to those living on the margins of communities in Western MA periodically now, in person, by providing fellowship, food, and clothing. 
 
I am accompanied by my 4-footed partner in pastoral ministry “Smitty” who is now a retired certified therapy dog. Smitty lives with me, my husband and two horses in central Vermont. My two daughters are young adults and I am blessed to have them live and work nearby. In rare moments of free time I enjoy riding, hiking, oil painting, kayaking, snowshoeing and gardening although I confess at the moment my gardens suffer from “survival of the fittest!”  
 
I look forward to seeing you on the 26th!
Karen