Located in the heart of a great university with a rich heritage, Marsh Chapel regularly offers settings for teaching, discussion, and conversation. For more information about the opportunities listed here, contact Br. Larry Whitney at 617.358.3392 or


Morning Study Group: How Jesus Became God

Sundays ~ 9:45 a.m. ~ Thurman Room

This semester, the Morning Study Group explores Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee, while discussing Early Christian history and theology. Free copies of the book will be made available to study members at no cost. Please join us for fellowship and conversation; all are welcome. (Contacts: Rev. Liz Douglass,;

Rev. Jen Quigley,



Sundays ~ 11:50 a.m. ~ Thurman Room

Marsh Chapel continues to offer religious education for children. Those interested are encouraged to leave the service during the last hymn for a time of lessons, crafts, and fun with Marsh Associate Jaimie Dingus. Our children’s ministry is available every Sunday excluding Communion Sundays. (Contacts: Jaimie Dingus,; Rev. Jen. Quigley,



Sundays ~ 12:15 p.m. ~ George Sherman Union, first floor

Join us for this weekly Bible study based on current events. Each week, group members receive an email with a discussion topic and relevant scripture passages. On Sundays, as a group, we share and discuss how we understand these passages to apply to our everyday lives based on these current events. (Contact: Jessica Chicka,



Sundays ~ 12:30 p.m. ~ Thurman Room

Join Rev. Dr. Mark Yoon, University Chaplain for Evangelical Students, in a weekly study of the life and ministry of Jesus. No need to prepare; just show up, listen, discuss, and learn. (Contact: Br. Larry Whitney,



September 13; October 25; November 22; December 13-14

Marsh Chapel, Lower Level


The theme of our retreats this semester is Howard Thurman: The Growing Edge.


Study Retreats provide an opportunity to unite head and heart by putting study in the context of spiritual practice. Breakfast and lunch are provided, as is dinner during the final retreat at the end of term. The day begins with breakfast and Morning Prayer during which participants articulate what they intend to accomplish during the day. After a substantial period of study, participants gather for Mid-Day Prayer followed by lunch and then another study period. The day ends with Evening Prayer during which participants check in about what they accomplished, celebrating successes and encouraging one another to keep working toward unmet goals.


Participation in Study Retreats is free of charge and available to any and all Boston University students. For more information or to register for one of the retreats, visit the Marsh Chapel website under the “Life Together” tab.

(Contact: Br. Larry Whitney,



September 20/October 18 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ Nave

Dean Robert Allan Hill and Br. Larry Whitney lead a guided tour of the art and architecture of Marsh Chapel as it relates to the history of Boston University.


International Education Week

November 10 through November 21

Marsh Chapel is pleased to partner with Boston University Global Programs for several events to take place during International Education Week. See the Marsh Chapel website for events, days, times, and locations.



Printed weekly in the Sunday worship bulletin

As part of our programmatic ministry, Dean Hill designates a special event every week as the “Dean’s Choice.” These events, chosen from across the life of the University, are spiritually enriching, life affirming, and personally educational. They include fine arts performances, lectures in the sciences and humanities, sporting events, and presentations related to theological and religious ideas. As a community of faith, we have the joy and privilege of worshipping and serving within a vibrant university, whose offerings frequently present modes of growth for us as individuals and as a congregation. We encourage you to consider each week’s “Dean’s Choice,” and when possible, to attend those most meaningful for you.