Chapel at SPU

Schedule: Winter Quarter 2023

Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m., Upper Gwinn Commons

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Reverend Lisa Ishihara

TUESDAY, January 10

Opening Winter Quarter Chapel
Lamentations 1 “The Reality of Lament: We Matter”

Rev. Lisa Ishihara
University Chaplain

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as Chaplain Lisa kicks off our Winter Quarter chapel series through the Book of Lamentations.


Michelle Lang

TUESDAY, January 17

All-University Chapel
Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel

Michelle Lang-Raymond
Executive Director and CEO of Acts On Stage and Alumni Class of ’04

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. and an extended performance and conversation of “The Art of Tough Talks” from 11:50 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the first 100 people.


Father Marchin Szymanski

TUESDAY, January 24

Adoration led by Father Marcin Szymansk
Lamentations 2

Hosted by Catholic Connections

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as we enter into Adoration.


Soong Chan Rah

TUESDAY, January 31

Lamentations 3

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
Robert B. Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as we continue our Winter Quarter series on Lamentations. The Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah’s work in Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times is an invitation for us to worship together. Dr. Rah will also be joining us for our Group Service and JPC Community Dinner on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Hill Hall.


Community dinner

TUESDAY, February 7

All-University Chapel: Community Dinner

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as we are led in worship by our nonprofit partners at “Community Dinners” as they host a “dinner church” for our chapel all community worship service. Come join us for fellowship, food, community, and connection!


Craig Brown

TUESDAY, February 14

Lamentations 4

Rev. Craig Brown
Lead Pastor, First Free Methodist Church

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as Pastor Craig Brown continues us on our journey through the Book of Lamentations.


Father Marchin Szymanski

TUESDAY, February 21

Adoration led by Father Macin Szymansk
Lamentations 5

Hosted by Catholic Connections

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as we enter into Adoration.


Grey brushstrokes on a white canvas portraying a cross

WEDNESDAY, February 22

Ash Wednesday

Upper Gwinn Commons from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

University Ministries invites you to join us in worship this Ash Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming Lenten season. This space will be open between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn for a self-paced time of prayer, reflection, and worship.


Marqus A. Cole

TUESDAY, February 28

Faith, Diversity and Science Lecture Series

Pastor Marqus A. Cole
Community Pastor at Grace Snellville

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. for our Winter Quarter Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture Series, during which Pastor Marqus A. Cole will bring us the Word of God and consider the intersections of our faith.


TUESDAY, March 7

All University Chapel
“Embodied Lament: Living the Book of Lamentations”

Rev. Kelsey Rorem

Rev. Kelsey Rorem
Associate Chaplain, SPU

Caenisha Warren

Caenisha Warren
Director of the John Perkins Center
Minister of Reconciliation Ministries, SPU

Join us for chapel at 11:10 a.m. as Pastor Kelsey and Minister Caenisha invite us into a time of embodied lament and lament in practice as we end our Winter Quarter chapel series through the Book of Lamentations.

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