Worship is central to the spiritual journey, but sometimes life at college can get a little crazy. Carving out space for for worship is often difficult in the midst of a busy schedule of studying and other activities. For this reason, E&H Spiritual Life provides a number of on-campus worship opportunities at different times and featuring various styles. These range from a traditional Sunday morning United Methodist church service to student-led contemporary style worship gatherings.
We hope that these opportunities for connecting with God will appeal to everyone, regardless of tradition or background. If you are seeking to connect with a church or faith community in a tradition not represented on campus, please take a look at our list of Area Houses of Worship below or talk with the Chaplain about developing something new.
Encounter is a student-led, alternative-style gathering which incorporates contemporary elements, such as a praise band and a wide variety of guest speakers. Participants are invited to encounter the living God in a powerful way and challenged to live their faith out loud.
When & Where: Every Monday at 7:00 pm in the Cole Parlor area in the rear of Memorial Chapel Sanctuary
Contact: Timothy Hale, '17
Students are invited to join the congregation of Emory United Methodist Church every Sunday at 9:30AM for a traditional United Methodist worship service. Emory & Henry's Memorial Chapel houses a well-established congregation led by the Reverend David Jackson. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who feels at home in a more traditional worship setting.
Also, Emory United Methodist Church would like to welcome anyone and everyone to a non-traditional Gathering Around the Table service every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. This service is held at 5:30PM in the Mason Fellowship Hall, and a light dinner is provided.
When & Where for Traditional Worship: Every Sunday at 9:30 am in Memorial Chapel Sanctuary
Where and When for Gathering Around the Table: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 5:30PM in Mason Fellowship Hall
Contact: Pastor David Jackson
Emory & Henry college is located in a religiously rich area. The local churches in the communities surrounding Emory & Henry welcome the energy that college students bring to the congregation. Contact the Chaplain or speak to other students to find a church home that will nurture your faith. Emory & Henry students are very active in local churches, often playing music, singing in choirs, and volunteering alongside local church members. Most church-going students are happy to bring visitors to church so you never have to worry about visiting a church alone. For specific times and directions, please contact the individual church.