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.

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College Meeting for Worship

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.

Spring 2022  — It’s About Time

Worship begins at 1:00 PM (EST) In-Person in Stout Meetinghouse beginning March 13, 2022

Please wear masks to In-Person Meetings. Masks will be provided, if needed. Thank you for your consideration.

Who or what has impacted your perception of time? Are there religious or spiritual traditions that inform your sense of time? How do you want to spend or prioritize your time? How does it feel when you have too much or too little time? What helps you be present to the current moment? What existential questions does time raise for you?

February speakers
February 6, 2022Seth Hopper, Assistant Prof. of Physics and Astronomy
February 13, 2022 Camille King, Senior Neuroscience Major
February 20, 2022 Michael Dallas, Senior Global Management Major
February 27, 2022 Silent Worship in the Manner of Unprogrammed Friends
March speakers
March 6, 2022Bridget Lewis, Senior Religion Major
March 13, 2022 Madeleine Spellman, Senior Env. Sustainability Major
April speakers
April 3, 2022Luz Miriam Tafradjiyski Mostacero, Senior Psychology Major
April 10, 2022 Winnie (Uyen) Nguyen,
Senior Computer Science & Quantitative Economics Major
April 17, 2022 Juan Gabaldon-Vielma, V.A.P of Spanish & Hispanic Studies
April 24, 2022 Marianne Finot, Senior Psych. and Spanish & Hispanic Studies Major
May speakers
May 1, 2022Maida Raza, Senior Mathematics Major
May 8, 2022 Evan Saito, Senior Peace and Global Studies Major
May 15, 2022 Silent Worship in the Manner of Unprogrammed May 15th Friends

Additional Worship and Celebration

Every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Virginia Cottage Living Room, 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 at Mindfulness House every Sunday through Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Email Bridget ( [email protected] ) to be added to the email list.

For information on holiday events, all-campus Shabbats and events with guest speakers, please contact Maxine at: [email protected], Meeghan at: [email protected], or Anabel at: [email protected].

Jumu’ah Prayer takes place every Friday at 1:30 pm in Teague Library. Questions? Please email Lailul Ikram 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.