University Public Worship

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 Stanford University Dean for Religious Life, Rev. Scotty McLennan; Senior Associate Dean Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann and Associate Dean Rev. Joanne Sanders. Holy Communion offered twice each month; Sacrament of Baptism offered twice (Fall and Spring) during the academic year. Multifaith services featuring student speakers, musicians and vocalists are held throughout the academic year. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, visitors and community members are always welcome to this engaging, nourishing and thoughtful service of worship.

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.

Upcoming University Public Worship Services

July 27: Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann: “Matters of Conscience” – The Religious Obligation to Disobey

August 3: Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann: “Matters of Conscience” – The Obligation to Obey, the Obligation to Disobey and How to Tell the Difference?

August 10*: Rev. Joanne Sanders: “On Spiritual Convictions and What Matters Most” – The Economy of Grace

August 17: Rev. Joanne Sanders: “On Spiritual Convictions and What Matters Most” – Hope Is a Muscle

August 24*: Rev. Joanne Sanders: “On Spiritual Convictions and What Matters Most” – Community Restores Life

August 31: Rev. Joanne Sanders

September 7*: Rev. Susan Scott

September 14*: Rev. Joanne Sanders

September 21: Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann

September 28: TBA

*denotes Communion service

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 Text and Podcasts:

Archived sermons and link for audio (hosted by iTunesU) can be found in the Media section.