BYOB is a bible study to discuss scripture, share testimonies, and talk about life in an open and non-threatening environment as well as create a safe and fun space for fellowship on campus. Although currently a majority female group, BYOB is open people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations. Bring your bible and join us.
BYOB currently meets on Sunday nights from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Brewer Townhome, #3.
Canterbury, the Episcopal Campus Ministry, anchors its time together with regular Eucharist and aims to live out the baptismal vows to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” and “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being” (Book of Common Prayer). There are opportunities for visiting area churches for worship, outreach projects, Bible study, and building a community of people who seek an enduring relationship with God.
Canterbury meets: TBA
The Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) provides a spiritual home for all those seeking a place to explore and deepen their relationship with God through prayer, service, and social activities. In addition to Sunday Mass and communion services, spiritual opportunities include weekly prayer groups, sacramental preparation, and retreats. Service activities include preparing meals for people who are homeless, developing our Haiti partnership, and increasing awareness of peace and justice issues.
Weekly gathering at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Spiritual Life Center.
Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. We welcome all students to come join us for our weekly meetings. We also offer weekly small group Bible studies, service opportunities during spring break and over the summer, and occasional worship events with Lynchburg Cru (serving the greater Lynchburg community).
Weekly meetings Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the Hornet Hive, Drysdale Student Center.
Disciples on Campus (DOC) is open to any interested students, faculty, or staff members. The University of Lynchburg has been connected with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination since the University was founded in 1903. Many of our members participate in worship services on campus, and some even help plan the services. When they are not attending services on campus, members of DOC find spiritual expression and worship in one of the six local congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lynchburg.
Disciples on Campus meets: TBD
Hillel at the University of Lynchburg enables students to celebrate Jewish life on campus by providing opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human as well as encourages the pursuit of tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning. Hillel sponsors campus activities such as Pizza in the Hut for Sukkot, a Hanukkah party, educational programs including a panel on Jewish life, and a very popular Passover Seder.
Hillel meetings: TBA
The University of Lynchburg Humanist Community is a secular group open to all students on campus and especially for those who identify as spiritual but not religious, secular, humanist, atheist, or agnostic. Focusing on the here and now, and it often holds talks about the meaning of life from a non-religious perspective. This community is a safe space for freethinkers, a place to talk about how to contribute to humanity while being one’s best self. Moreover, the Humanist Community is a group dedicated to respectful dialogue and work with both the spiritual and religious communities of the University.
Meetings TBA in the Spiritual Life Center.
LCF is a student-led community committed to: Gathering in fellowship; growing in faith; going forward together. At meeting takes on a different ethos as leadership of each gathering rotates.
LCF meets weekly from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Spiritual Life Center.
The Muslim Student Association includes discussions about faith on campus, lessons on overall belief, ways to deal with Islamophobia, how to educate peers on Islam, and learning how to read the Quran.
The Muslim Student Association meets Fridays 6 – 7:15 p.m. in the Spiritual Life Center.
Q&Spiritual is a discussion group for student members of the LGBTQ+ community. We create a safe space to talk about all spirituality and traditions from the LGBTQ+ perspective.
Q&Spiritual meets: Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Spiritual Life Center.
Share in the hospitality of Quaker Meeting worship. The meeting is “unprogrammed” with silent worship, as we wait with patience and openness for an understanding. A light meal is enjoyed following the meeting. To learn more about Quakerism, visit www.quakerinfo.com or www.fgcquaker.org.
The Quaker Meeting is Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Spiritual Life Center.
As a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America, RUF is a college community that seeks to welcome students from any campus, culture, ethnicity, or spiritual outlook and holds to the convictions of historic Christianity which motivate our hearts for God and love for the university. These convictions include the need for new life in Christ, the authority of the Scriptures, and the mission of the Church to reach and equip all people with the message of the gospel.
RUF meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (301 Rowland Drive)
Sangha is a community focused on the teachings of Buddha. Sangha will: Educate students, faculty, and staff about different cultures related to and/or connected with Buddhism; Inform students about the philosophy of Buddhism; Foster the Buddhist objective of interconnectedness; Promote meditation and chanting to help students, faculty, and staff deal with everyday stress. The sangha functions as a welcoming haven for all people.
Sangha Meditation meets Fridays at 5 p.m. on the outside steps of Hopwood Hall.
Spiritual Wellness & Mindfulness Community
The Spiritual Wellness and Mindfulness Residential Learning Community is a partnership with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Students, accepted by application, live in community inside the new residence hall and practice ancient contemplative spiritual rhythms, meditation, yoga, and other practices in hopes of lower stress and anxiety while increasing awareness, mindfulness, and ease. Made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer.
Spiritual Wellness & Mindfulness meets weekly in the new residence hall.
UKirk is a place for question-askers and faith-seekers. A place for big hearts and open minds. Join us for a meal, for conversation, for worship, or for a moment of grace. Begin your journey with us or take it a step further in the company of friends. UKirk is a campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).
UKirk meetings: Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at The Muse in Schewel