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University Public Worship

Time: Every Sunday at 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial Church (also known as “MemChu”)

Protestant Ecumenical Christian worship featuring outstanding choral and organ music as well as thoughtful speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions including the Dean for Religious Life, The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Senior Associate Deans Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, The Rev. Dr. Joanne Sanders, Associate Dean Ustadha, Sughra Ahmed and Associate Minister of Memorial Church and Director of Student Engagement The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger.

UPW gathers weekly for the religious, spiritual, ethical, and moral formation of the Stanford community. Rooted in the history and progressive Christian tradition of Stanford’s historic Memorial Church, we cultivate a community of compassion and belonging through ecumenical Christian worship, including the celebration of Christian sacraments (communion twice monthly, Baptism twice yearly), and occasional multifaith celebrations. All are welcome.

Memorial Church has historically been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University. It is open to anyone anywhere on the spiritual journey on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in this spectacular and sacred venue.

If one is interested in volunteering at UPW as an usher, reader or Communion assistant, email religious-life@stanford.edu.

University Public Worship Service Schedule

* service with Communion service
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Communion offered before the service (9:00 am)

September 1 Sughra Ahmed, Associate Dean for Religious Life

September 8* The Rev. Dr. Joanne Sanders, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life

September 15 Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life

September 22 The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Associate Minister for Religious Life and Director of Student Engagement - Multifaith

September 29 The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious Life - Multifaith Welcome to Stanford

October 6* The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Associate Minister for Religious Life and Director of Student Engagement 

October 13 Sister Helen Prejean - in collaboration with the Gandhi-King Global Initiative conference

October 20* The Rev. Dr. Joanne Sanders, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life

October 27 The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious Life - Reunion Homecoming Service of Remembrance

November 3** The Ven. Thubten Damcho - Contemplation by Design summit

November 10 The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Associate Minister for Religious Life and Director of Student Engagement

November 17* The Rev. Dr. Tiffany Steinwert, Dean for Religious Life - Baptism Sunday

November 24 Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life

December 1* The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Associate Minister for Religious Life and Director of Student Engagement

December 8 TBA

December 15* Ustadha, Sughra Ahmed, Associate Dean for Religious Life

December 22 TBA

 

UPW Rebroadcasts

KZSU 90.1 FM rebroadcasts University Public Worship on the Internet at kzsulive.stanford.edu and on 90.1 FM every Sunday at 11:30 am.

Recent Sermon Podcasts:

Sermons audio is hosted by iTunesU, and can be listened to online. 

 
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