Our services include Wilson faculty, staff, and students, and are
ecumenically Christian in nature. Some services are traditional sermon
services, with the chaplain, faculty, or students preaching. Other
services may include liturgical dance, communion, the choir, poetry,
student led worship, gospel music or the music of Taize. Everybody is
welcome. The atmosphere is casual, and the community is diverse.
Throughout the academic year, special liturgical and college days are celebrated.
Student Led Worship is held once a month and is a
contemporary worship service hosted by members of Agape Christian
Fellowship. It is, as the name suggests, organized and led by Wilson
Homecoming and parents weekend, usually in early
October, is celebrated with a special Sunday morning service. Often an
alumnae choir will join with members of the college choir.
Thanksgiving Vespers, held on the last Wednesday
of classes prior to Thanksgiving vacation. Members of many different
world religions join together to share in one thing we have in
common--the call to give thanks. Special choir music, and the presence
of our organist make this a memorable service.
Christmas Vespers, held on the first or second
Sunday in December, is a long standing college tradition. This service
of lessons and carols features the college choir and members of the
college community as readers. A special feature is the reading of 1 John
in as many languages as possible.
Ash Wednesday Services, held on Ash Wednesday
during regular chapel time, provide the optional imposition of ashes.
When possible, the service is co-celebrated with the local Catholic
- Blessing of the Animals, on the last chapel of the
semester we hold an outdoor service in which we thank God for the gifts
and blessings that our animal friends offer us all year. Animals great
and small attend this service!
Baccalaureate Service is held on the Sunday
morning of graduation. This service is planned by a committee consisting
primarily of members of the graduating class. The chaplain offers a
brief message, and a member of the graduating class also offers a
message. Poetry, dancing, and special music may be added to this
memorable worship service.
For more information, contact the chaplain's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 264-4141.