“Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
Here at PSR, Community Chapel is one of the ways we “kneel and kiss the ground” as we gather weekly – in-person and via Zoom – at 11:10 am on Tuesdays during the academic year. Chapel represents the most consistent opportunity for the entirety of PSR to come together for spiritual, theological and social nourishment. It is one of the most important components of our life together as a hybrid community of learning and spiritual formation.
Each week students, staff, faculty, alumnx and guests will be able to participate in this gathering that provides a space for creatively and constructively responding to the present context with its joys and struggles. One of the most exciting aspects of PSR Chapel is that multifaceted voices, histories, and traditions can find a home through this communal practice of ritual celebration and liturgy. All participants are invited to bring their learning – formal and informal – to bear on the very real and immediate concerns that surround us and to offer responses to social issues that critically engage their own social location and the traditions that shape them.
Above all, it is our intention that as we journey together through the semester, we will experience Community Chapel as a place of spiritual transformation and growth in our own lives – both individually and collectively.
Opportunities abound for online and in-person participation. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Chapel Planning Committee or participating in leading service – through music, reading, prayer or other offerings – please fill out this survey or contact Rev. Ann Jefferson.
Fall 2023 Chapel Schedule
SEPTEMBER — Journeying the Path of Resilience
Singing the Pathway of Resilience: Service of Song, Prayer & Testimony
Andrew Jamieson & Chapel Committee, convening
Maurice “Mo” King, MAST candidate preaching
OCTOBER — Nurturing Resilence
Dr. Lisa Asedillo and Filipinx Students and staff, convening
Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow & CLGS Staff, convening
Community Engaged Learning & the Theological Education for Leadership programs, convening
October 24th — Reading Week, No Chapel
Intro to Christian Ethics class, convening
NOVEMBER — Embracing Faith
Who Cares class, convening
Visions of Tomorrow: Howard Thurman, James Baldwin, Adrienne Maree Brown class, convening
CLGS Trans Seminarians’ Cohort & Rev. Jakob Hero, Convening
Rhetorical Use of Texts class, convening
DECEMBER — Practicing Hope
More than Words: Preaching through Art class, convening