Community Chapel is held at 6 p.m. every Sunday the college is in session.

The services are welcoming and ecumenical, open to all:

  • gender identities
  • sexual orientations
  • racial backgrounds
  • religious understandings
  • student, faculty/staff or community member

Our services are grounded in the Protestant Christian tradition, centered on the redemptive nature of Jesus, and guided by the understanding that we do not have an exclusive hold on God’s ways, only that we believe in their power to transform us into a new people. Therefore, we worship, praise and desire communion with this Divine presence, and we invite you to join us in this hope of being part of a just and compassionate community, empowered by the Spirit of Love.

Our service begins with music led by Bob Ford, jazz pianist and congregational singing. A “eucharistic dinner” follows music with a blessing and breaking of the bread, a remembrance of Jesus and his commandment to love one another. Over dinner we hear  a spiritual reflection,  often a meditation from Chaplain Jeff McArn, followed by a time of community prayer, and lighting candles of hope.

To
Mission Statement of the Protestant Chapel Community

Past Chapel Meditation Series...

“What Does It Mean To Serve?”

Jan 25 – “Refusing to Serve”
Feb 1 –  “Service to the Enemy” (Communion)
Feb 8 – “Discerning the Call” Carrie Cabush '15 preaching
Feb 15 – “The Pride of Service”
Feb 22 – “The Suffering of Serving”
Mar 1 – “Who Is Serving Whom?” (Communion)
Mar 8 – “Serving Others with ‘Thou Shalt Not...’ ”
Mar 29 – Welcome back from Spring Break service / Palm Sunday
April 5 – EASTER SUNDAY 10 am worship
April 12 – “Why a Community Is Required for Service” (Communion)
April 19 – “Repent! The Beginning Is Near!”
April 26 – “God Is the Name for One Who Serves”
May 3 – “Eternity & Serving Others” (Communion)
May 10 – Mother’s Day: Serve Like a Mother...  (Final service of the semester)


Previous Semester

“The Spiritual/ Moral Life of a College Student”

Aug 31 – Convocation: A Calling Together
Sept 7 – What Is Learning? (Communion)
Sept 14 – Engaging the Party Scene
Sept 21 – Sorority/ Frat Choices
Sept 28 – Living by Honor Code
Oct 5 – I Hate My Roommate (Communion)
Oct 12 – Who Is My Family? (Family Weekend) -- SERVICE AT 10 AM
Oct 19 – Intermission (Fall Break)
Oct 26 – Taking a Break
Nov 2 – The Freshman 15 (Communion)
Nov 9 – My Phone, My Love
Nov 16 – So Many Pages to Write
Dec 7 – Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec 14 – Finals Week: I No Longer Feel Human (Communion)

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