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Community Worship

Community worship takes place every Wednesday at 1:00pm in Wilson Chapel when classes are in session.

At this time, students, faculty, and staff gather for an ecumenical service. Services are led primarily by our faculty members with help from students, staff, and community partners. Community worship draws widely from the liturgical repertoires of the many faith traditions of the community. Services generally include music, a reading from scripture, a sermon, and time for prayer and silence. Holy communion is served from an open table at least once a month.

For those who love to sing, the Andover Newton Chapel Choir is always looking for more voices. The chapel choir, which is made up of students, staff, and faculty, rehearses at 12:30pm on Wednesdays before the community worship service. This choir is gathered “pick-up” style, where all those who are willing and able to sing need only show up and learn the songs. So come and help us lead worship each week through the ministry of music. 

Finally, community worship is an opportunity to use the gifts of the community for the glory of God and for the edification of God’s people. We want to make space for your gifts in worship. What gives you joy that surpasses all understanding? What do you do that makes God smile? Do you sing? Play an instrument? Sew quilts? Paint landscapes? Build houses? Fix carburetors? We can make room for your gift. We invite you to contact us about what you would like to offer to community worship. Maybe your gift is critical feedback. We welcome that too. 

Please contact Adam Hearlson with any questions, suggestions, or ideas.

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