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