The 2010 HUUMS Board

Greetings All! Welcome to the website for the Harvard Divinity School Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Students (HUUMS). HUUMS is a community of students enrolled at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) as well as members schools of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI). We are a community of students, for students and by students. Our mission is to support one another in our studies, vocations, and lives through worship, professional and spiritual development opportunities, and fellowship. We strive to authentically represent the interests and needs of Unitarian Universalist students at HDS. We also seek to advocate for an academic environment at HDS that fosters excellence in Unitarian Universalist scholarship and ministry.

Regardless of faith affiliation, we welcome and encourage students and members of our community, both visiting and local, to join us in worship and fellowship! Our weekly worship is held on Fridays at noon in Divinity Chapel in Divinity Hall, and is followed by fellowship lunch at 1:00 p.m. in the Rock Café in Rockefeller Hall .

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Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to the HUUMS Board at hdsuums@gmail.com.

Mail-In Donations may be sent to:

HDS Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Students
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Thank you!

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Meet our 2014 board members:

President & Communications: Erica Rose Long
Contact: elong@ascboston.org
Erica Long, Steward
I am a life-long Unitarian Universalist from Augusta, Maine.  Like many other UU’s from New England, I spent my summers frolicking in the chilly waves at Ferry Beach and trying to find ways to answer my classmates’ ever confounding question, “What is Unitarian Universalism?”  In college I developed an interest in ministry through my work with the Bates College Multifaith Chaplaincy.  After college,  I was honored to intern with the Johnson Intern Program, an organization that offered me the  unique opportunity to learn more about social justice through living in intentional community, taking courses in Servant Leadership, and working at a halfway house for women recovering from substance abuse and addiction in Chapel Hill, NC. All of these experiences have led me to the MDiv program at Harvard and this exciting opportunity to be a HUUMS board member!  Along with the warm community I have found here, my first year has been enriched by my work as the Children’s Religious Education Assistant at Arlington Street Church in Boston.

Worship Coordinator: Natalie Malter

Contact: malter.natalie@gmail.com

tstoppictureHi, everyone!  I’m from Portland, Oregon where I grew up attending the First Unitarian Church of Portland.  While in undergrad at Occidental College in Los Angeles, I majored in Religious Studies and first began to discern a call to Unitarian Universalist ministry.  I’m currently a first year MDiv at HDS, and I am enjoying being a part of this amazing, new community full of wonderful people.  While at HDS, I’m excited to study the intersection of North American religious traditions and social justice movements and to learn about Unitarian Universalism in the historically rich city of Boston.  In my free time, I like to run, watch the Daily Show, and eat too much peanut butter.  As the Worship Coordinator for HUUMS, I’m looking forward to working with you to develop meaningful worship services and continue building this loving (and pun-filled) community.

 Walking Tours/Music: Aisha Ansano 
Displaying IMG_3139.JPGI was born on the small Caribbean island of Curacao and moved to Durham, NC at age 10. Having made my way through various Christian denominations (baptized Lutheran, received First Communion in the Catholic Church, confirmed Methodist, and received Episcopalian), I found myself firmly settled in the spiritual but not religious camp. I graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a BA in Religious Studies and a lot of experience with interfaith work. After taking a year to bartend and babysit – two endeavors not quite as different from each other and from ministry as they might at first seem – I started in the Masters of Theological Studies program at HDS. A rapid succession of self-realizations led to a number of changes: I left the PhD track, became an MDiv, then a UU, then started on the ordination track. I love to sing, cook, and share meals with others, and I hope to one day combine these all by starting a UU dinner church.

Steward: Cora McCold

Contact: cora_mccold@mail.harvard.edu

Programming & Social: Ali Jablonsky

Contact: alisonjablonsky@gmail.com