Each Tuesday at 11:10 am during the academic session, the PSR community gathers in the Chapel of the Great Commission for our weekly worship. Homilies generally follow the Revised Common Lectionary. We also celebrate special themes and holidays and welcome students to incorporate diverse traditions in our services. Service planning, reflection, and evaluation are coordinated by the Chapel Committee, which meets weekly during the academic year. Contact Director of Worship Life Sharon Fennema at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and to become involved in Chapel.
The PSR Chorale, under the direction of Maren Haynes and Andrew Jamieson, sings in Tuesday chapel and offers special programs such as the December Advent Lessons and Carols service. The Chorale performs diverse music in a variety of styles suitable for use in the parish, offering students an opportunity to actively participate in worship leadership at weekly services. Students, spouses/partners and friends of PSR are invited to join this volunteer choir. Rehearsals are held each Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm, and Tuesdays at 10:15 am in the Chapel of the Great Commission. Students may arrange credit for participation. For more information, contact Maren Haynes at email@example.com 206/518-0680.
The Office of Community Life works with students to create prayer support groups, which are often led by local PSR alumni/ae. Contact Rev. Ann Jefferson at 510/849-8257 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapestry Ministries is a new church affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Churches. Tapestry strives for inclusiveness across all demographics–culture, race, sex, gender, orientation, and more–while acting as both a pastoral and prophetic voice in the Berkeley community. Worship services are on Sunday evenings at 5:00 at the Chapel of Pacific School of Religion.
Worship at Other GTU Schools
A variety of worship services are held at other Graduate Theological Union schools throughout the week. Learn more here.