Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It marks the beginning of the season of Lent and derives its name from the placing of ashes on one’s forehead. Services are held in Snidow Chapel at noon and 9 p.m. Ashes on the Go are available several times during the day at various locations on campus.
The University of Lynchburg’s yearly celebration of its graduating students the evening before graduation. The service includes the awarding of honorary degrees, guest lecture, and music.
Blessing of the Animals & Doggies in the Dell
Doggies in the Dell is held twice per year where faculty and staff bring their dogs for an afternoon of playtime on campus. At times Doggies in the Dell aligns with the Blessing of the Animals, which celebrates the Feast of Saint Frances with a blessing of pets.
Multiple times a year, a candlelight service is held to commemorate the sacredness of students being welcomed into the campus community as well as to signify their connection with the Divine and with other members of the community.
Carols by Candlelight
A yearly tradition of lessons and carols, this event is a joint effort hosted by the Spiritual Life Center and the music department.
A small sunrise service celebrating Easter, the Christian Holy Day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah.
The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual meal that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. In this service, our students participate in a traditional Jewish Seder meal, which includes the telling of the Exodus story, eating matzah, and partaking in the symbolic foods placed on the Seder plate.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
A community-wide event that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The service includes song, celebration, guest speakers, and the words of King.
Weekly Roman Catholic Mass
Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. is a weekly Mass for Catholic students, faculty, and staff. The service is led by a local priest and coordinated by the Spiritual Life Center’s Director of Catholic Campus Ministry.
Quaker Meeting Weekly Service
The traditional Quaker Meeting, an unprogrammed worship service of silence, is held on Sundays at 10:30am in the Spiritual Life Center.
Service of Remembrance
A yearly service held in Snidow Chapel that honors and remembers those family members, friends, or students who have died in the last year. It is in conjunction with the Christian holiday, All Saints Day.
Sukkot, also translated as the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths, is a biblical Jewish holiday, following one of three festivals the ancient Israelites were commanded to perform as a pilgrimage to the Temple. Join us for a meal and prayer in the sukkah outside the Spiritual Life Center.
Vespers is a contemplative experiential service drawing from multiple Christian traditions. It is a space for students to encounter God in a nonjudgmental and safe space. Vespers meets Sundays at 9 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.