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Sundays at Harvard-Epworth

Communion Worship Servie at 9:00 AM
Sunday School and Adult Forum at 10:00 AM
Worship Service at 11:00 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. Mitch Hay

Bike-a-thon Fund-Raiser for the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project
 
Each week at the beginning of worship, we remember that the land on which Harvard Epworth sits is the ancestral land of the Massachusett people. And each week I wonder, “So what do we do with that information?” Last week Lane Lambert let us know: “Let’s help a native nation rebuild its language and culture,” and he pointed us the Wôpanâak (Wompanoag) Language Reclamation Project.
 
So this June, Barb and I will bicycle to and from the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church meeting in Concord, NH, a total of 124 miles (200 km) to raise money to benefit the Wopanaak Language and Cultural Weetyoo Inc, whose mission is to reclaim the nearly-lost language of the Wampanoag Tribal Nation and to return fluency to its members as the principle means of expression. Their Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project is a way for us to support the cultural survival of an area tribal nation.
 
Reclaiming our language is one means of repairing the broken circle of cultural loss and pain. To be able to understand and speak our language means to see the world as our families did for centuries. This is but one path which keeps us connected to our people, the earth, and the philosophies and truths given to us by the Creator.  
— jessie ‘little doe’ baird, Project Founder
 
To support our ride, you can contribute to Harvard Epworth Church online (harvardepworthchurch.org/giving) or by check to Harvard Epworth UMC (put Bike-a-thon in the memo line). You can also contribute via gofundme (https://www.gofundme.com/f/wpanak-language-reclamation-project)
 
Thanks for your generosity!