Community Life

Larry WhitneyHeart and Service at the Center

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Commonwealth Avenue, right at the architectural and spiritual center of the Boston University Charles River Campus, sits Marsh Chapel. Dwarfed by its neighbors in size, the beauty and tranquility of the chapel may turn out to be just what you need to accompany your research and learning in a supportive community of heart and service.

Perhaps all you need is a moment of respite in the midst of a hectic day. Good for you. Come sit amidst the kaleidoscope of color as the sun streams through stained glass in the chapel nave, take a deep breath, and be on your way.

Perhaps you need a place where you can just be who you are. Good for you. Come for some hearty fare and fellowship at one of our many meals throughout the week and receive the grace of welcome and hospitality without limit and without judgment.

Perhaps you are trying to figure out who exactly you are becoming. Good for you. Come sit with a chaplain to discuss your vocational path, or if you are an undergraduate, consider our Marsh Associate undergraduate internship to explore vocation and leadership through practical experience and mentored reflection.

Perhaps you need support and encouragement to stay focused and power through on a project, a paper, to in preparation for an exam. Good for you. Come to a study retreat to contextualize your study in fellowship, meditation, and mutual accountability.

Perhaps you need a community in which to express and practice faithful service. Good for you. Come serve the community of Marsh Chapel, the community of Boston University, the community of greater Boston, and whole wide earth with the Marsh Organization for Volunteer Engagement (MOVE).

Regardless your point of connection with us, come on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. for a moment of transcendence in song and sermon, scripture and prayer at our interdenominational service, and bring a friend.


Brother Larry