Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

A New Year Begins!

Fall is here, and we couldn’t be happier. Get your academic year off to a good start by joining in these activities:

  • The Young Adults and Graduate Students (YAGS) will enjoy a bagel brunch after worship on Sunday, September 6. Contact Pastor Kari Jo Verhulst for details.
  • Sunday School begins at 9 am on Sunday, September 13 with stories, songs, and our traditional ice cream! Email kids@unilu.org for more information or to volunteer to help out with Sunday School this year.
  • At morning worship on Sunday, September 13, we will welcome the Rev. Ángel Marrero as our guest preacher. Padre Ángel is the latest mission developer to be ordained in the New England Synod. His vision is to create a justice-oriented Latino worshiping community. For this purpose he has partnered with First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waltham, which is providing space and serving as fiscal agents for the new church. Angel, who is originally from Puerto Rico, has a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He and his husband Zach (an American Baptist seminarian) live at Andover Newton Theological School. Since moving to seminary, cooking Puerto Rican traditional food has become part of his most enjoyable activities, an interest that Zach is always eager for him to explore.
  • UniLu hosts a Block Party on Sunday, September 13 from noon to 2 pm. Join us, our neighbors, students, and City Council members for a fun afternoon of refreshments, games, live music, and face painting. Representatives of University Lutheran Church, the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and Y2Y Harvard Square will be on hand to offer information about their programs and how you can get involved. Contact campus and community coordinator Jayms Battaglia for details.
  • Choir begins rehearsals on Sunday, September 13 at 9:15 am and Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. Come, help us sing a new song! Contact Jonathan Mott, music director—choir, to find out more.
  • A new discussion series, the UniLu Community Forum, begins on Sunday, September 20 after morning worship. Speak with Karen Turley for details.