Informal Communion 9 A.M. Traditional Worship Service 11 A.M.
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.
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Informal Communion 9 A.M.
Traditional Worship Service 11 A.M.
We have just published Splendid Epworth, a history of our congregation.
The book is written by longtime Harvard- Epworth member Lane Lambert and published by Lexington Press.
It traces our history from its founding in 1868 as the North Avenue Methodist Society to the church's current role as a leading New England Methodist voice for LGBTQ inclusion.
The book also tells the story of a church member who went to China in 1875 as one of New England's first female Methodist missionaries, the arrival of an Alabama minister who was threatened by the Ku Klux Klan, and the civil-rights era Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee office that operated in the church basement.
Splendid Epworth is now available for purchase for $25 per copy. To order copies, click here. 'Church History' on the memo line. For mail orders, please put your mailing address and 'Church History' on the memo line.
Message from Rev. Herb Taylor
Hello from Herb,
We are blessed in our church with many opportunities for learning and growing. Adult forum,
on Sunday mornings at 10am, is one of those times when people come together to be informed and to
share insight. Through guest speakers and with the leadership of Graham Kelder, we are both inspired
and challenged as we discuss interesting topics of the day. For instance, this past Sunday, Seokweon
Jeon from our church shared both his academic research and his personal experience of Christianity in
Korea, from both a historical standpoint and the changes happening today. I encourage you to look at
the upcoming Adult Forum schedule in this email and in the bulletin each week and join in this time of
learning and growth.
I also encourage you to join in the journey of reading, “Let Your Life Speak” by Parker Palmer. We have given away 90 or so of these books, but still have 10 or so to give away this Sunday, so pick yours up and reflect on “what a long time it can take to become the person one has always been!” This Sunday, February 23rd we will be focusing specifically on the insight of this book and people will be sharing what resonated with them from reading the book. I hope you can join me as we reflect on how Palmer reminds us, like the Bible often does, that fulfillment “comes from a voice inside calling me to be the person I was born to be.”
As we move into Lent, with Ash Wednesday next week, part of that journey is an invitation to learning and growth as a personal devotion. For instance, as you can see in the announcements below, you can sign up to receive a daily email through 40Form, which is also part of our focus on calling. This email will offer you an opportunity to reflect on your calling, which is an important thing to think about regardless of your age. Also, during Lent, we will be having another “Soup and Study” series on Thursdays starting on March 12th on the passion story in the gospel of Matthew. See the details of this opportunity in the announcements below.
So, during Lent, I pray that you will seek out ways our ministry can help you strengthen your rootedness in your faith, and that you will take advantage of opportunities to invest in who you are as a loved and loving child of God. See you in church.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Herb Taylor
1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
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