Term at a Glance

Chapel Services

(Services are held in Skinner Chapel unless otherwise noted.  Dinners follow the Sunday afternoon services.)


Sunday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.

Native American Catholic Mass

Father James Notebaart


Sunday, April 14, 5:00 p.m.

Abrahamic Progressive:  Interfaith Dinner and Reflection at Jewish, Muslim and Christian Interest Houses with wrap-up and dessert at President’s House

Carolyn Fure-Slocum, Shosh Dworsky, Ailya Vajid, Shannon Farrand-Bernardin


Thursday, April 18, 8:30 p.m., Chapel

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion


Friday, April 19, 3:30 p.m., Chapel

Good Friday Service


Friday, April 19, 6:45 p.m., Great Hall  (Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Community Passover Seder

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Sunday, April 21, 8:00 a.m.

Easter Service

Shannon Farrand-Bernardin

Easter breakfast and egg-hunt follow the service.


Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.  (Name reading and singing at 4:15 p.m.)

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Observance

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky and Manny Gabler, speaker


Sunday, May 5, 4:00 p.m.

Eve of Ramadan Celebration

Ailya Vajid


Sunday, May 12, 5:00 p.m.

Fellowship in Christ Chapel Service

Gifty Amos Nwankwo ’19, speaker


Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m., Great Hall

Vesak Celebration (Buddha’s Birth and Awakening)

Monks from several traditions lead meditation, teachings, and rituals


Sunday, May 26, 5:00 p.m.

Catholic Mass followed by celebration of Father Denny

Father Denny Dempsey


Sunday, June 2, 5:00 p.m.

Senior Service and Celebration

Senior guest speakers: Proud Chanarat, Madeline Egan, Mabel Frank


Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 p.m., Great Hall

Eid al-Fitr Celebration

Ailya Vajid


Weekly Services/Practices/Groups

Time to Meditate

Practice mindful, moment-to-moment awareness.  Led by Betsy Lane-Getaz and Nate Page.  Cosponsored with SHAC and Health Promotion Office.  Contacts: chanaratp and eganm

Mondays from 3:10 p.m. to 3:40 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Fridays from 8:05 to 8:25 a.m., AGH Library


Hard Questions:  Science, Religion, and Ethics

Students discuss difficult and complex topics while seeking to better understand each other.  Cosponsored with EthIC.  Contacts: bromana, eganm, quinterod

Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Chapel Lounge


Taste of Torah

Led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky.  Bagels provided. Contacts: isaacsj2, frankm2

Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., Sayles-Hill 252 


Interfaith Social Action (IFSA)

Students meet to talk about and do social change work.

Contacts: dogarr, isaacsj2

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Chapel Lounge


Islam Inquiry and Discussion

Led by Ailya Vajid or students.

Contact: dogarr

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Chapel Lounge


Life after Loss

Confidential space to share your experience of grief. 

Led by Shannon Farrand-Bernardin.  Cosponsored with the Office of Health Promotion.

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Chapel Lounge


EvenSong: Contemplative Christian Song and Prayer

Christian worship with music, readings, and silence.  Led by Reverend Carolyn Fure-Slocum or students.

Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m., Chapel



Explore questions about theology, the nature of God, and the practice of religious faith. Contacts: bromana, pakl, babajidec, quinterod

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Chapel Lounge


Buddhist Meditation, Teaching, and Discussion

Led by Bhante Sathi or Roger Jackson.  Contacts: chanaratp, eganm

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary


Jewish Shabbat Services

Led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky or students. 

Fridays at 6:15 p.m., Page House East  


Occasional Events

"Countering Violent Extremism":  FBI Surveillance of the Muslim Community in the Twin Cities 

Speaker:  Ayaan Dahir, Youth Development Coordinator, Council on American-Islamic Relations-MN

Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 p.m., Great Hall


Song and Spirit

All singers are welcome for singing and brunch.  Cosponsored with OIIL.  Contacts: babajidec, bromana, eganm, pakl, quinterod

Sundays – April 14 and 28, May 12, 11:00 a.m., Chapel Lounge


Reflections:  What Matters to Me and Why

A continuing series of talks on life, work and meaning. Cosponsored with EthIC.  Lunch provided.

Talk by Paul Thiboutot, Vice Pres. and Dean of Admissions

Thursday, May 23, 12:00 p.m., CHAPEL (note change!)


Memorial Day Vigil

Light a candle in silent reflection or prayer in observance of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Chapel


Student Road Trips

Shir Tikvah Synagogue in Minneapolis

To sign up, contact frankm2 or isaacsj2.

Friday, May 17, 5:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 


Cambodian Temple in Hampton, MN

Trip to Watt Munisotaram for a New Year’s celebration.  To sign up, contact chanaratp or eganm.

Saturday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 


St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis

To sign up, contact quinterod.

Sunday, May 5, 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.