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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13

We may be apart for now, but the bonds of our community as brothers and sisters in Christ aren’t limited by our physical location. As we all learn to navigate this new normal, we are reminded of what joy it brings the heart of God when his people are united. This semester’s Chapel theme verse, Romans 15:13, shows us that what unites us as Christians is the hope we find in Jesus. This does not make us immune to the world’s realities, but together we know that our ultimate hope is found in something greater. 

With that in mind, here’s what we have planned to keep the bonds of our community strong and support one another.

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Devotional Emails

Every Monday, the Chapel Office plans to send out a weekly devotional email featuring content written by students, faculty and staff members, so keep your eyes on your inbox for that encouragement or catch up on them all here!

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Contemplative Tuesdays

Contemplative Tuesdays will be taking on a new form—as a podcast! Lauren Becker, associate dean for spiritual formation, will be reading contemplative Scriptures on Tuesdays and sharing them with our community in audio form. Listen online or through Apple Podcasts or through Spotify ➔

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Interim Chaplain Bob Whittet and Director of Worship Bil Mooney-McCoy plan to continue bringing Chapel to us every Wednesday! Each of them, reporting remotely for now, look forward to sharing sermons and times of worship. Tune-in Wednesday at 10:25 a.m. ➔

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Prayer Gatherings via Zoom

Join fellow students in a Friday Zoom prayer gathering hosted by GSCA. (Watch for announcements in your email.) You may also participate in a campus prayer groups meeting via Zoom (links sent out by Student Life)

Prayer Requests

How are things going for you? We want to hear from you, wherever you are, to know how we can be praying for you and your family right now. This is a big adjustment for all of us, but the same resources of support and community are still here and accessible. Fill out this form and a member of the Chapel Office would love to connect with and/or pray for you!

Praises and Testimonies

Along with that, we know for some this time brings special blessings—extended and unexpected time with parents and siblings, opportunities to see God at work in your friendships. We’d love to hear how you’ve been seeing God move even in—or maybe especially in—this time of uncertainty. Share a praise or testimony ➔

Caring for yourself and your neighbor

Along with the resources above, we've put together a list of healthy habits to encourage you to worship, grow and give:

  • Check in on neighbors via note or a phone call.
  • Deliver food on the doorstep of an elderly neighbor who would be at risk going shopping.
  • Listen to the Chapel bands’ Spotify worship playlists.
  • Mail notes of encouragement to those living (and working!) in assisted living homes and healthcare facilities.
  • Develop a prayer map of your neighborhood and pray over your neighbors as you walk.
  • Get involved in your home/local church’s ministry efforts.
  • Keep a journal and record ways you see God at work in these times.

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