University Chapel

Thursdays, 11:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Samuelson Chapel                                             

Preachers are selected from among the student, faculty, and staff community. The music ranges from our fabulous organ to lively contemporary sounds. After the service, enjoy fellowship and refreshments.


A striking verse in the Book of Leviticus is the command “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18).  This imperative is so sweeping that both Jesus and the Rabbinical scholars regard it as one of the two “great” commandments, the other being “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one” (Mark 12:29-31; cf. Deut. 6:4).

The University Chapel theme for 2017-2018 “Love God. Love One Another. Love” is anchored in these two passages. As you can imagine the action word that ties the theme together is ‘love’. This kind of loving is demonstrated as a response to the love God has for us - as an action of deep care for our neighbor - and is captured by a single ‘action plan’ to live day by day from the lens of love.                        

Read more about the chapel theme here.                                             

Date Speaker
January 4 Rev. Scott Maxwell-Doherty                    
January 11         Rabbi Belle Michael
January 18       Rev. Jonathan Hemphill
January 25 Stephanie Hessemer
February 1 Ryan Macias '18
February 8 Charlotte Trent '17
February 15       Michele R. Dean
February 22     Dr. Peter Carlson
March 1     Julie Morris
March 8   Katie Krogstad '19
March 15 Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty
March 22 Pres. Chris Kimball
March 29 Rev. Scott Maxwell-Doherty
April 5 Bishop Guy Erwin
April 12 Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 19 Sara Schultz
April 26 Chapel Choir Cantata
May 3 Lynzi Tarango/Inspiration Award
May 10 Rabbi Belle Michael

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