Welcome! Welcome!

We are delighted that you have found us here on our church web site! We are the United Church, (UCC) of Harvard, MA set in a historic and pristine New England village atmosphere.

We have deep historical roots in our Christian faith and yet seek to be ever open to the many challenges, changes and evolution of our times and where God is calling us.

We are a progressive, open and affirming congregation and denomination and we mean it when we say, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are Welcome Here!”

Churches used to be right at the very heart and soul of most communities. Now so much else competes for our time or begs for our leisure that it is easy not have church be at the center of our life or the life of our family, in fact, not even on our radar. We are, however, paying a huge price for that, a very high price as we have lost our interest in the central role of faith and church, we are also finding that we are losing our Center as human beings and loving, compassionate communities.

Are you searching for a Place to ground yourself, to center yourself, to re-center yourself and to be welcomed just as you are, without any judgement, then Welcome! If you are searching for deeper meaning, your life’s purpose or a sense of community that cares about the earth, one another, faith and
justice issues……. Then you have come to the right place!

If you are searching to deepen your understanding and relationship with God, to learn and grow in your faith with others or to simply explore your spirituality, then you have come to the right place!

We welcome new visitors, as well as long time friends, people exploring a different faith tradition from the one they grew up in, as well as people of all orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities and diversity.

Here at Harvard United Church of Christ, we seek to follow the loving promptings of the Holy Spirit, and take seriously Jesus’ Dream that “they all may be one.” We seek to co-create with God a loving, faith filled, compassionate environment that helps us to be better people, building a better world.

Come for a visit, come for a prayer, come to find your Center, come for whatever reason you feel God is prompting you to come, and “come and see” that God is So Good!

Welcome! Welcome!

Rev. Elaine S. Gaetani
Bridge Minister & Pastor