Term at a Glance

Chapel Services

(Services are held in Skinner Memorial Chapel unless otherwise noted. Meals follow these services.) 

Catholic Mass

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

Father Denny Dempsey


Martin Luther King, Jr. Candlelight Service of Remembrance and Celebration

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

The Reverend Oliver White

Carleton’s Gospel Brunch Singers


(K)Night In the Chapel:  Multifaith Worship and Practice

Saturday, January 20, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Student Chaplain’s Associates


Tu B’Shevat Service – Jewish Arbor Day and Earth Celebration   

Friday, January 26, 6:15 p.m., AGH Meeting Room

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky


Quaker Service

Sunday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting


Mustard Seed Christian Service

Sunday, February 11, 5:00 p.m.

Carleton’s Mustard Seed Praise Band


Ash Wednesday Chapel Service

Wednesday, February 14, 8:30 p.m.

The Reverend Carolyn Fure-Slocum


Catholic Mass

Sunday, February 18, 5:00 p.m.

Father Denny Dempsey


Black History Month Chapel Service

Sunday, February 25, 5:00 p.m.

JaNaé Bates

Carleton’s Gospel Brunch Singers


Jewish Purim and Hindu Holi Celebration

Saturday, March 3, 5:30 p.m., Great Hall

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky and Anantanand Rambachan


Weekly Services/Practices/Groups

Hard Questions:  Science, Religion, and Ethics

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

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


Time to Meditate

Practice mindful, moment-to-moment awareness.  Open to all levels.  Led by Betsy Lane-Getaz and Nate Page. Cosponsored with SHAC and the Office of Health Promotion. Contact: chanaratp

Tuesdays from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary

Fridays from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., AGH Library


A Taste of Torah

Weekly Torah study led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky.  Contacts:  isaacsj2, frankm2, austina

Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., Tandem Bagels


Interfaith Social Action (IFSA)

Students talk about and do social change work in the local community. Contacts: nybergo, groshk, isaacsj2, abdih2

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


Islam Inquiry and Discussion

Weekly discussion led by Associate Chaplain Ailya Vajid or students.  Contact: abdih2

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


EvenSong: Contemplative Christian Song and Prayer and Lenten services

Ecumenical Christian worship with music, readings, and meditative silence.  Led by Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum or student Chaplain’s Associates.

Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m., Chapel Sanctuary  (Lenten services on February 21 and 28, and March 7)


Buddhist Meditation, Teaching, and Discussion

Led by Bhante Sathi of Triple Gem Meditation Center or Roger Jackson, Religion Professor Emeritus. Contacts: chanaratp, quinterod

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


Jewish Shabbat Services

Weekly service led by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky or students.

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


Occasional Events

Gospel Brunch

All are welcome for singing and brunch.  Cosponsored with OIIL.  Contacts: groshk, nybergo, babajidec

Sundays – January 7 and 28, and February 18 at 11:00 a.m., Chapel Lounge 


Reflections Series: What Matters to Me and Why

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

    Talk by Andy Flory, Associate Professor of Music

    Thursday, January 11, 12:00 p.m., Library Athenaeum

    Talk by David Lefkowitz, Professor of Art

    Thursday, March 1, 12:00 p.m., Library Athenaeum 


Immigration Justice and Local Power

Community members and students will discuss how we can shape county structures to be more welcoming of immigrants.  Cosponsored with IFSA and Northfield’s Isaiah.  Contacts: nybergo, groshk, isaacsj2, abdih2

Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m., Weitz 236


St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Student Road Trip

Visit this church in St. Paul serving African diaspora and other marginalized groups. For more information and to sign up, contact quinterod. 

Sunday, January 21, 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Cambodian Temple Student Road Trip

Travel 15 minutes to Watt Munisotaram, America’s largest Cambodian Temple to meet monks and learn about Buddhist life in Minnesota.  For more information and to sign up, contact gillespiej.

Sunday, February 11, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 


Hard Questions Creationist Student Road Trip

Interested in arguments for and against intelligent design or evolution?  Explore world views at a Minnesota Creationist meeting for a presentation against evolution of whales.  For more information and to sign up, contact gillespiej. 

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.