Worship With Us
Spiritual formation occurs through various course offerings, multiple worship opportunities, contact with denominational Directors of Ministerial Formation, and informal conversation among members of the Phillips community.
Sacred spaces on campus include the Meinders Chapel, the Frank Augustus and Luella Whitlock Vetter Meditation Garden with its beautiful outdoor labyrinth, and the Sisk and Tabbernee prayer rooms. These locations are available for personal prayer, for community worship, for meditation, for teaching, and for experimenting with forms of spiritual practice which may be ancient in the Christian tradition but new to our students.
The community typically worships in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the regular semester, daily at 8:30 a.m. during DMin fortnights in January and June, and at 8:30 a.m. Mondays during concentrated course weeks.
Gina and Chuck Jackson, Directors of Seminary Worship, and Susanna Southard, Chaplain, are always eager to hear from volunteers wishing to participate in the planning and/or leading of worship. Musicians, scripture readers, composers of liturgy, sound/video technicians, visual artists, and other gifted individuals are invited to step forward. Skype makes it possible to participate from a distance.
Sacred cyberspaces continue to be under construction. Currently, audio podcasts of homilies are available as Chapel Recordings. The Worship Committee is working toward livestreaming of full services. For students who are not on campus, online labyrinths and cyberwalks may be a good alternative, such as:
Coming Soon to a Chapel Near You:
New Student Orientation, August 20-22, will feature several worship opportunities. Regular Tuesday and Thursday Midday Services will resume the first week of classes, August 26.