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. Contact Director of Worship Life Sharon Fenema at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and to become involved in Chapel.
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.
Prayer in the Manner of Taizé
We invite you to join in a service of prayer and song in the manner of Taizé. The Taizé community began in Burgundy, France as a place of reconciliation and safety in the midst of World War II. Now, the community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Prayer through song in the Taizé community focuses on simple phrases, often inspired by Christian scripture. The music of Taizé is known around the world, in many languages. Join us for a time of reflection, meditation, and prayer, as modeled by the Taizé community.
Prayer in the manner of Taizé is on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7pm in the PSR Chapel, while classes are in session. The next Taizé services will be on March 18th, April 1st and 15th, and May 6th and 20th. Contact: Tom Emanuel at email@example.com to learn more.
Praise and Worship Music Services
We welcome you to join the PSR community in a celebration through Praise and Worship! Connect with the Divine through community and music. We draw from a variety of songs, including soul, hymns, contemporary worship, spirituals, and maybe even some classic rock. Some tunes will be familiar for you, and some will be new.
Come as you are, and take what you need!
Praise and Worship at PSR is on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7pm in the PSR Chapel, while classes are in session. The next Praise and Worship sessions are on April 8th, April 22nd, and May 13th. Contact: Trust Hilton at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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.
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. Learn more here.