Boston University Marsh Chapel
This Month at Marsh:
Outdoor Morning Prayer Service on Marsh Plaza
May 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

Dean Hill will lead a brief morning prayer service on Marsh Plaza, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on May 2nd. If you would like to attend in person, please contact Heidi Freimanis-Cordts at In compliance with the ‘BU Visitor’ policy, Heidi will collect your contact information. Parking is available on Commonwealth and Bay State Road (the CAS lot is not available for Sunday). Self-monitoring of Covid-19 symptoms, masks, and social distancing of six-feet or more are required for all.
Each year since 1982, Marsh Chapel staff have invited members of the graduating class to share personal reflections on their spiritual journeys at Boston University with the congregation during “This I Believe Sunday.” Any graduating student (undergraduate, graduate, or professional), whether learning on campus or learning from home, from any school or college, and from any faith tradition or no faith tradition is eligible to participate. This year, "This I Believe" Sunday will be May 9th.

Listen virtually to the 11:00 a.m. "This I Believe" service on WBUR 90.9, BU’s National Public Radio station, and at An audio recording of the service will be available on Marsh Chapel's website.
Celebrate the Marsh Chapel Graduates
Help honor our Marsh Chapel 2021 Graduates by purchasing a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Gift cards will be distributed by mail directly to each graduate with a Marsh Chapel gift bag at the end of May. For more information contact the Staff Coordinator, Heidi Freimanis-Cordts at Follow the link below to purchase an Amazon gift card for a Marsh Chapel graduate.
Jennifer Williams Commencement
Global Stress Relief Day
At the end of every semester, the Marsh Chapel Global Ministries department hosts a "Global Stress Relief Day." This semester we can't be together in person, but we can still offer some resources for you to do your own GSRD at home! The Global Stress Relief Day Email will go out this weekend and a link will be posted on the front page of the Marsh Chapel Website. Congratulations on conquering another academic year!
Spring Semester Book Group
Meetings this Spring Semester will be held on Sundays 9:00-9:45a.m. via Zoom.

Book Group Meetings this month:
May 2 (final meeting)

This Spring Semester 2021 the Marsh Chapel Sunday Study Group will continue to read "A Strange Freedom: The Best of Howard Thurman on Religious Experience and Public Life" edited by BU STH's, Dr. Walter E. Fluker. We will be meeting via Zoom. All are welcome! This semester we are unable to purchase the books for pickup at Marsh Chapel. The book is available on Amazon (follow this link) or at your local library.

Our Marsh Chapel Interns: Alec Vaughn MDiv.I and Mahalia Damm MDiv.III will be assisting.

Please email The Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman at if you wish to be included on our weekly gathering.
Abolitionist Chapel Today(ACT) meets this month on Sunday, May 23rd from 12:30pm to 2pm through Zoom. Please contact the Rev. Dr. Victoria Hart Gaskell at to be included on the call. Feel free to have lunch during the meeting. We will be sharing the latest news and scholarship in the resistance to human trafficking and modern-day slavery from four areas of resistance: rescue, recovery, restitution, and re-habituation. 

Mark your calendar for future ACT meeting dates: 6/24.

The Marsh Writers Collaborative meets the first Saturday of every month from 10:00am to noon eastern time. Details for joining this virtual session are at All authors in every genre, from first-time writers to published authors, are welcome.
The Marsh Fellows is a new internship program for undergraduate students exploring life’s big questions around meaning, purpose, authentic success, and happiness. The internship program is run by Dr. Jessica Chicka,, and the Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman, .

The goal of the internship is to nurture the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual life of participants who are willing to work with a wide spectrum of people. Students are prepared to lead challenging conversations that include conflicting worldviews, moral convictions, and religious practices, as well as discuss questions that have no definitive answers.

Meet the current Marsh Fellows and read about their projects.
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