Worship Today 9.6.20
Campus WorshipVideo & Bulletin Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church
Currently, all Religious Life (including Affiliate Ministries) programming is online or in person and on campus due to COVID-19.
Please see our Affiliate Ministries section for how to join online and connect with students on campus for those groups (including Catholic Campus Ministry, DiscipleMakers, InterVarsity, Hillel and Coalition for Christian Outreach). If you are interested in starting a new religious or faith club, please contact the Chaplain. We are currently working to make space for small groups to join together for watch parties. Information will be updated on our social media when we are able to schedule spaces. Please see our page for area congregations to connect to online services.
Also, you can schedule a time to meet with the Chaplain via Facetime or Zoom. Rev. Amy Shorner-Johnson will be on campus on Sundays and Thursdays during the FALL 20 semester, and is available for pastoral care, spiritual direction, determining community connections, or just to talk. In addition, if you have an emergency need, you may wish to discuss the FASE Fund.
Spiritual Resources in Anxious Times
1. Connect your breath with your being (as a prayer, meditation, or a practice all it's own). Pay attention to the most needed thing that makes you alive-your breath. Breathe in, breathe out. Do so for 1 minute, or 20 minutes.
2. Take a spiritual assessment. What do you go to for hope? Where are you feeling most vulnerable? Write those things down using pen and paper, if possible, and let the paper hold them. Try an examen, writing down the high and low point for the day after reflecting. How close do you feel to others who practice similar beliefs? Who can you talk to about your faith? Try some other ideas here. (coming soon).
3. Journal. If you pray, use the journal to pray and invite your sense of the divine into your writing. If you don't pray, write about your anxieties and what brings you life. In either circumstance, rely on your personal history and story to reach for the things that have grounded you in the past.
Religious Life on Campus
Elizabethtown College supports the free expression of religion for all individuals and groups. Our office strives to create a vital and vibrant atmosphere for spiritual growth and religious conversation.
The Office of the Chaplain/Director of Religious Life seeks to foster an environment where the Christian spiritual heritage of the College (Church of the Brethren) engages in dialogue with other Christian traditions, as well as the diversity of world’s religious traditions.
Our office, as part of the Center for Student Involvement, provides a number of ways for students to become engaged: