Spiritual Life

The Office of Spiritual Life plays an important role in campus religious affairs, ministering to students from a variety of religious backgrounds or to those with no religious affiliation. The full-time chaplain, who oversees the campus religious programs, is also available for counseling. The local Catholic priest provides a weekly Mass on campus. Clergy of local Buddhist, Sikh, and Jewish congregations also serve as adjunct College chaplains. The office, located in the Miller Chapel lobby, is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekly Worship
Let’s Be Real, Student-Led Worship
Down to Earth is a weekly worship service open to Lebanon Valley students and the community. It is held each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel. Led by students who wish to share their own faith and the gospel of Jesus Christ with the College community, the service ranges from contemporary to traditional in style and format.

Catholic Mass
The local Catholic priest celebrates Mass most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of Miller Chapel. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life for a list of dates when Mass will be held.

Bible Studies
Various groups of students meet throughout the week to study the Bible. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life for a list of studies and meeting times.

Buddhist Meditation
Join Buddhists from the Blue Mountain Lotus Society for a dharma talk and meditation every other week. Current meeting times are available on the College website.

Mars Hill
Student leaders of Mars Hill seek to engage fellow students in dialogue about current “hot button” topics by offering forums and speakers.

Meditation at Noon
A group of faculty, staff, and students gather at noon each week that classes are in session for a time of meditation facilitated by Professor Ed Sullivan. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life for current meeting times.

Wiccan Study Group
The Wiccan Study Group meets at 7 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month in the lower level of the Chapel, usually in the Fellowship Room. Share your pagan heart among others of like mind.

Servants of Christ
Servants of Christ strives to serve the world through a variety of activities including work with Operation Christmas Child, World Vision AIDS Caregiver Kits, United Way Day of Caring, and the Crop Walk. At the end of the year, members of Servants of Christ travel to Appalachia for a week of building and repairing at an Appalachia Service Project center. This group is open to all students interested in community service. Servants of Christ meets every other Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Lounge.

Habitat for Humanity
Students involved with Habitat for Humanity work with the Lebanon County branch of the international organization. Alternative spring break trips to Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country are planned as student interest and funding allow.

Performance Groups
Song of the Savior (SOS)
The Chapel Choir is open to all students who enjoy getting together to sing, socialize, and have a good time. This student-led group sings at worship services at the College and in the community.

He is Savior (HIS)
HIS is LVC’s contemporary Christian band. Sets include praise and worship music as well as music from contemporary Christian artists. The group has auditions for new members as necessary.

Praise Him with Dance (PHD)
Praise Him with Dance (PHD) is a co-ed dance organization that spreads the word of God through different styles of dancing. All are welcome; no experience is necessary.

Cornerstone regularly plans fun and fellowship activities for all students, usually scheduled for Friday nights at 7 p.m. Examples of activities planned for this year include pizza/volleyball, picnics, game nights, a hayride, Christian band concerts, ice skating, and weekend retreats.

Christian Life at LVC
Christian Life at LVC brings representatives from all campus Christian groups every other week to establish communication among the groups and to promote the coordination of activities.

Hillel serves the social, ethnic, cultural, and religious needs of Jewish students at LVC. If you are Jewish or just interested in Judaism, Hillel is your place to connect. Current meeting times are available on the College website.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
IVCF is Lebanon Valley’s chapter of a national organization that is on more than 560 college campuses in the U.S. Students who join begin a journey of following Jesus and deepening their relationship with God through Bible study, leadership training, and mission opportunities. IVCF meets throughout the week in Bible studies located in residence halls. IVCF seeks to be a welcoming place for all LVC students, regardless of experience or background. To learn more about the national organization, visit www.intervarsity.org.

Local Congregations
Information on local congregations can be obtained in the Office of Spiritual Life in Miller Chapel, room 203.