Am I eligible to participate?
If you are a Cornell student, you're eligible! This includes all undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.
When are the sermons presented?
Tuesdays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 from 4:30-6:15 pm.
Where are the sermons presented?
Founders Room, Anabel Taylor Hall. The Founders Room is just inside Anabel Taylor, to the right.
How long should my sermon be?
You should aim for a 12 to 18 minute sermon. 6-8 pages of double-spaced, written text is a good benchmark.
What will the judges look for?
Content is key! Judges will look for sermons that integrate the following elements:
A. The sermons should include a scriptural source including but not limited to those listed below.
B. Sermons should include a few words on Harold I. Saperstein '31 specifically his views on social justice, fairness and individual responsibility.
C. Sermons should point to the issues facing sexual ethics today.
D. Sermons should include some of the accomplishments of our esteemed honoree Elizabeth Garrett.