Fellowship Opportunities

It is important, from time to time, to rest, relax, and have some fun. All are welcome to join us for these fellowship events.


One of the most important parts of our life together is the ministry of food. Greet old friends, meet new faces, and break bread together at any or all of these meals hosted by Marsh Chapel.

Coffee Hour Sundays — 12:00 noon — Marsh Room
Covered Dish Lunch Sundays — Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2
Community Dinner Mondays — 6:00 p.m. — Marsh Room, while classes are in session
Global Dinner Club Tuesdays — 6:00 p.m. — Thurman Room, while classes are in session
Eucharist and Dinner Wednesdays — 5:15 p.m. — Nave & Thurman Room, while classes are in session



Thursday, September 6 — 4:30–6:00 p.m. — BU Beach
To mark the start of the academic year, join the Dean of the Chapel and the
Marsh Chapel community for an outdoor garden party, complete with iced
teas, snacks, and lawn games. The gathering is open to all—staff, students,
friends, and colleagues alike. We hope you will join us for this convivial
moment of fun and fellowship.

Friday, October 5 — 7:00 p.m. — Marsh Room
Join the Global Ministries Department for a two-hour spiritual painting class.
Learn about painting as a devotional practice, enjoy some snacks, and put
paint to canvas. Both those with no painting experience and well-practiced
artists are equally encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so reserve your
canvas quickly. (Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka, jchicka@bu.edu)

Wednesday, November 7 — 6:00 p.m. — Marsh Room
Marsh Chapel is partnering with the BU Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP)
to explore the topic of Spirituality and Recovery. The BU CRP is a safe and
welcoming community where students in recovery from substance use are
empowered to advance their academic, personal, and professional potentials.
Questions of spirituality and faith often arise for those in recovery, and there
are no right answers. Come explore these questions in a nondenominational
dialogue led by the Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman. Dinner begins at 6:00

Thursday, December 6 — 5:00–6:30 p.m. — Marsh Chapel Nave
Join Dean Hill and Br. Larry Whitney as we decorate the Marsh Chapel
Christmas tree, enjoy some Christmas cookies, and sing a few Christmas
carols—all in preparation for the annual Lessons and Carols Service. (For
more information on the Lessons and Carols service, see page 8)

Thursday, December 13 — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. — Marsh Chapel, Lower Level
During the fury of exams, papers, and final projects, take a moment to breathe
and get balanced in Marsh Chapel. Our Stress Relief Day has relaxation
techniques from all around the globe: massage, tea, henna, meditation,
coloring, board games, and more. All of it is free, and all Boston University
students are welcome. So stop by for a few minutes or all day to take a break
and de-stress. (Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka, jchicka@bu.edu)


ABOLITIONIST CHAPEL TODAYSundays (9/23, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16) — 12:30 p.m. — Thurman Room
Marsh Chapel is reaching out in conversation with individuals and groups at
Boston University and in the Massachusetts Abolitionist Network to raise
awareness, educate, and involve people directly against the crime of modernday
slavery/human trafficking.
Modern-day slavery is the world’s second-largest criminal activity, involving
more than twenty-seven million people held in situations of forced labor/debt
bondage, sexual exploitation, child soldiering, and/or sale of body parts. At
least one million people live in slavery situations in this country alone, some of
them in Boston. The good news is that many exciting things are being done, in
Boston and around the world, to stop modern-day slavery/human trafficking.
For more information, to extend the conversation, or to join the monthly
research and program group (all meetings with complimentary lunch),
contact the Rev. Victoria Hart Gaskell, Chapel Associate, at vgaskell@bu.edu.

Tuesdays — 3:00–6:00 p.m. — Marsh Chapel, Lower Level
Feeling crafty? Want to learn how to knit or make paper cranes? Create Space
is a time and place to let your creative juices flow. We supply origami paper,
coloring books, yarn, knitting needles, and other craft supplies to give you an
opportunity to connect your brain with your fingers and mindfully create.
(Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka, jchicka@bu.edu)

Tuesdays — 6:00–8:00 p.m. — Thurman Room
The Global Dinner Club is a group that creates safe, sacred spaces for
fellowship, relational ministry, and spiritual exploration. Primarily we do this
by cooking cultural foods together, sharing stories, and discussing culture.
This group thrives on diversity and is open to people of all nationalities and
religions. (Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka, jchicka@bu.edu)

Thursdays — 5:00–6:00 p.m. — Robinson Chapel
Join us for a rigorous Vinyasa flow class. The focus is on strengthening the
body and connecting with the breath—as well as connecting with the BU
community. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle; extra mats and blocks are
provided. (Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka, jchicka@bu.edu)

October 15, November 5, December 3 — 7:30 p.m. — B.U. Pub
Religion on Tap is a casual gathering during which Boston University friends,
faculty, staff, and (21+) students from all different faiths and walks of life can
join together to have a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, according to your
comfort level and/or religious tradition); talk about faith, God, and life; and be
in authentic community together. (Contact: Chaplain Jessica Chicka,

Additional Fellowship Groups
Additional fellowship groups at Marsh Chapel include:
Women’s Forum (Contact: Jan Hill, 96jphill@gmail.com)
Men’s Fellowship (Contact: Jay Reeg; jayreeg@rcn.com)
Mid-Life Fellowship (Contact: Robert Hill; rahill@bu.edu)
Families with Children (Contact: Br. Larry Whitney; lwhitney@bu.edu)