The Core of Our Life Together
At the core of our community is the opportunity to acknowledge God among us through weekly chapel and Bible study/convocation opportunities. These relevant and diverse experiences offer the student a place to participate with the entire campus community -- enhancing the spiritual, social, and academic life of the individual.
Our passion is to see students worshipping, exploring and gathering together in a stimulating and challenging environment. Because of the flexibility of chapel/Bible study/convocation attendance requirements, students are urged to be deliberate and intentional in choosing to participate in the opportunities most suited to their faith journey. Click here for chapel policy.
Podcasts of chapel messages, Forester Lectures, and special events now available in the HU Portal.
Community Chapels: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m.
Ekklesia: Wednesday Night 9:30 p.m. The Divine Hours: Friday 11:00 a.m.
What Are My Options?
Community Chapels: Each community chapel service is unique, having a specific theme or focus. A variety of men and women from a multitude of backgrounds and ministries are invited to challenge us in our faith journey. At least once a month, Joyful Noise, our chapel band, leads us in a time of praise and worship. Also, several times during the year special emphasis weeks are planned which include: Christian Life Emphasis Week, Service Emphasis Week, and a Missions Emphasis Week.
Ekklesia: Unlike our Tuesday and Thursday chapels, our Wednesday night Ekklesia chapel is student led. With an eclectic mix of speakers, worship experiences and community building opportunities, this chapel allows the student to have a voice in the core aspect of his/her faith journey at Huntington. Included in the rotation for Ekklesia are student groups such as Global Vision, Joyful Noise, CMCs from a given dorm, and other special interest groups the students interact with in their communities.
The Divine Hours: This offering is a liturgical worship service based on scriptures and readings from the book, The Divine Hours, by Phyllis Tickle. The Divine Hour is a response to both last year's "Christ Centered’ symposium and an increasing desire on the part of many in the Huntington community for a worship experience with a more reflective and ancient tradition. This time will provide a midday office for students, faculty and staff nearly every Friday throughout the year. Each service will include prayers, psalms, Bible readings, and a faculty/staff reflection on the reading for the day.