Worship Opportunities on Campus
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. For a list of upcoming chapel services and preachers, see the Public Events Calendar. You can also enjoy transcripts and audio from some of our past services.
The PSR Chorale, under the direction of Matthew Wolka, sings in Tuesday chapel and offers special programs such as the December Advent Lessons and Carols service. The Chorale performs choral 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 evening at 6:40 pm in the Chapel of the Great Commission. Students may arrange credit for participation. For more information, contact Matthew Wolka at mwolka[at]psr[dot]edu 510/849-8200.
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 ajefferson[at]psr[dot]edu.
Worship at Other GTU Schools
A variety of worship services are held at other Graduate Theological Union schools throughout the week. Contact the individual schools for more information.
New Spirit Community Church
This bridge-building community is a unique partnership of the Metropolitan Community Church, United Church of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Two services are held each week in the PSR chapel, including Sunday worship at 11:00 am, and a mid-week contemplative service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. For more information: www.newspiritchurch.org.