Worship and celebration

However you choose to worship, Earlham offers a welcoming community that’s ready to celebrate alongside you. Join us at College Meeting for Worship on Sundays, join a student-led worship event, or create your own in partnership with the Office of Religious Life.

Group of students signing by candlelight


The weekly College Meeting for Worship combines quiet worship, readings, music, and a prepared message by a senior student or faculty member. Designed as a semi-programmed Quaker service, each week’s speaker is encouraged to creatively incorporate elements from his or her own religious tradition.

Fall 2021  — Choice: Finding Clarity

Worship begins at 1p.m. (EST) in Stout Meetinghouse.

  • What guides your decision-making?
  • Are there spiritual or religious practices that bring you clarity in times of uncertainty?
  • How do you know if you’ve made a good decision?
  • How do you find peace with the decisions you’ve made?
  • How does a lack of choice or agency make an impact?
August speakers
August 8, 2021Tom Hamm and Kelly Burk
August 15, 2021Kiara Kamara, senior environmental sustainability major
August 22, 2021Steve Heiny, research professor of classics
August 29, 2021Grace Muma, childhood development and education studies major
September speakers
September 5, 2021Amelia Richardson, senior geology major
September 12, 2021Maxine Scherz, senior biology major
September 19, 2021Aseeya Mohamed, senior geology major
September 26, 2021Silent worship in the manner of unprogrammed Friends
October speakers
October 3, 2021Silent worship in the manner of unprogrammed Friends
October 10, 2021JB Jarvi-Beamer, senior art major
October 17, 2021Bridget Lewis, senior religion major
October 24, 2021Jonathan Todd, senior peace and global studies major
October 31, 2021Daryl Mifsud, senior peace and global studies major
November speakers
November 7, 2021Trevor Marimbire, senior quantitative economics major
November 14, 2021Meg Streepey Smith, professor of geology
November 21, 2021Silent worship in the manner of unprogrammed Friends


Every Friday at 7 pm in the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Earlham Christian Fellowship meets for Bible study. If you have any questions, please contact Henry Wildes at [email protected] or August Nord at [email protected].

A variety of short (10-20 minute) guided meditations are offered by Mindfulness House every Sunday through Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: “760 1550 8996” Passcode: “peace”

Email [email protected] to be added to the email list.

Every Saturday at 7:30 pm, Jewish Student Union and the Jewish Cultural Center will be hosting Zoom Havdalah services. Questions? Please contact Emma at [email protected].

Zoom Meeting ID: 960 1959 6768, Passcode: ECJSU613

Join us on Zoom

Jumu’ah Prayer takes place every Friday at 12:15 pm in Teague Library. Please RSVP here to participate so we may prepare in advance to observe social-distancing protocols: Questions? Please email Zafreen at [email protected].

More information and resources

The Office of Religious Life supports and encourages students by providing guidance in contemplative inquiry, opportunities for dialogue, sponsoring celebratory communal events, and supporting opportunities that enable students to put their most cherished beliefs into daily practice.