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Second Monday of the Month
5:30PM Service – 6:00PM Fellowship Reception
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Christian gathering – Benton Chapel, Jewish gathering – Tillet Lounge
Muslim gathering – All Faith Chapel, Hindu gathering – G-29
Fellowship Reception in the Reading Room
The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life has started a University Worship that will happen monthly throughout the school year on the second Monday of the month.
Finding the commonality in us all and building community here at Vanderbilt, we will come together celebrating our various faiths here on campus. Rather than trying to fit everyone in to one ecumenical service, we will be celebrating the manner in which we all commonly worship a higher power by having FOUR faith traditions meeting in FOUR separate activities at the same time in the Divinity School, then gathering together for a reception after.
Each gathering will take on a different shape, sometimes changing from month to month depending on what students desire, at times being prayer centered, discussions, scripture readings, meditation, or otherwise. After the various groups have met for about 30 minutes, OUCRL will host a gathering in the Divinity School’s Reading Room for some refreshments and fellowship.
This will be an ongoing gathering that we hope will help us see the commonality among us all and break down the barriers between us. Come out to this special opportunity and join in a faith tradition that you are familiar with, or visit one that you are curious about.



9:30 AM – Worship
Benton Chapel

5 PM – Eucharist Service

St. Augustine’s Chapel
200 24th Ave. South

Devotion & Dinner – 5:30 PM
St. Augustine’s Chapel

Catholic Mass


9 PM – Benton Chapel



Chabad (Jewish)

Friday Night Services – Chabad House

Kabbalat Shabbat
7-7:35 PM
Don’t just say the words, feel them! Learn deep, kabbalistic meditations in the Kabbalat Shabbat service. Pray to a combination of joyous and  soulful meolodies. Take time to reflect and connect to yourself and G-d. No experience neccessary.

Shabbat Dinner
7:40 PM 
Let the good times roll! Dine on traditional and daring versions of challah, fish, salads, soups, chicken, kugels, and desserts- all homemade and outrageuosly delicious. Great food,good friends, spirited songs and lively discussion make this event a feast for your body, heart and soul. Regardless of how you come, on your own or with a group of friends, you will be greeeted warmly and feel right at home. Feel the stress and hassles of the week melt away as you turn Friday night into Shabbat with Chabad.

9 PM
Top off the experience with this lively and stimulating get together- chassidic style. Now is the time for questions, comments, songs, stories, and anything you else you feel like doing and sharing.

Vanderbilt Hillel (Jewish)

For a current schedule of services, contact the director for Jewish Life on campus, Ari Dubin, at 343-1953.



Nashville Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesdays 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Second Presbyterian Church on 3511 Belmont Boulevard

A half-hour of guided meditation and a half-hour Dharma talk led by Gordan Peerman from Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative Health. New participants are welcome.


Presbyterian Student Fellowship – UKIRK

Worship & Dinner
6 PM – Worship
7 PM – Dinner

St. Augustine’s Chapel



Reformed University Fellowship

RUF Large Group
Every Wednesday night at 8pm we meet in Benton Chapel located right next the main library.  This is a great time of teaching, singing, and fellowship.  During this semester we are walking through the book of Revelation. A series called “Unveiled Hope and Glory.”

Sunday Night Fellowship
Please join us off-campus from 7-8:30pm (in an actual home!) for a time of singing, prayer, and fellowship. We meet at the home of the Camp’s, 2107 Hampton Ave, not far from Vanderbilt.

Prayer in Benton Chapel
Every Thursday at 4 pm we meet on the steps of Benton Chapel and go inside to pray. Praying together doesn’t mean you have to “be good at prayer” or have the perfect words. This is a time for us to offer up our requests and praises together to the Lord, and also to learn more about prayer. Benton Chapel is located by Main Library in the Divintiy School.

United Methodist

7:30 PM – . We meet in the Fireside Lounge at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life for Bible study, discussion, and prayer.

Fridays @ 10:35am. We meet in All Faith Chapel for a brief service of Holy Communion.

More info at: www.vandywesley.org

Muslim Prayer

Friday Jummah Prayer- 12:30 PM
All Faith Chapel (located on the ground floor of the Divinity School)

During the academic year, the Community Partnership House Annex is available for Muslim prayer between the hours of 11 AM through 5 PM, Monday-Friday.  Hours are extended during the month of Ramadan.


Divinity School Worship Services

Information: 322-2776

Worship services are open to the community at various locations including Benton Chapel in the Divinity School quadrangle, where interdenominational and some denominational services are held.

Worship from the Community for the Community
Wednesday, 10:10 AM
All Faith Chapel


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