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Spiritual life

Spiritual Life

We aren’t here to tell you what to believe - we’re here to help you on your journey getting there. With a variety of programs and organizations, Mount Union Spiritual Life has a home for everyone.


Some Spiritual Life highlights include weekly Campus Chapel, six Student Organizations, retreats, Spring Break trips, community service and more. The University Chaplain supervises all spiritual life programming, and offers spiritual direction and pastoral care to students, faculty and staff. Mount Union Spiritual Life’s mission is to help campus members build community, grow spiritually, and be their best selves!

  • Additional Programs and Resources

    Additional Programs

    AA/Alcoholics Anonymous: An AA open-discussion meeting takes place each Wednesday morning from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. year-round in the kitchenette room of Dewald Chapel. This crucial twelve-step process is open to any who need support and encouragement as they face life's challenges.

    Weddings: The Dewald Chapel is a popular place for weddings of alumni, faculty, staff and other qualified community members. For more information, please contact Jenny Huth, Director of Camps and Conferences, at (330) 829-2877.

    Memorial Services: Memorial Services for alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and students take place in the Dewald Chapel at the request of campus community members. Arrangements must be made with the University Chaplain. Tree dedication ceremonies for deceased community members are also available upon request. Please contact the University Chaplain or the Office of Advancement for more information.

    Columbarium: The University of Mount Union Columbarium is a memorial structure which holds the cremains of campus community members who have reserved a niche. The Columbarium is located within Victoria’s Garden, just south of the Dewald Chapel. To inquire about making arrangements, please contact the University Chaplain.

  • Prayer and Reflection Spaces

    Prayer and Reflection Spaces

    The Fortune Meditation Room:

    The Meditation Room is located north of the Myers Sanctuary and is available for prayer seven days a week, 24 hours a day for students, staff, and faculty. For security purposes, access is available only through the Purple Plus card system. This space is occasionally reserved for programs, but ultimately the room is open and available to any campus member as needed.


    Interfaith Prayer House:

    The Interfaith Prayer House, located at 205 W Simpson St., is open from 4:50 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. and is accessible through the Purple Plus card system. The House contains an interfaith meditation room, a Muslim prayer room, a study room for Muslim women, a Kosher Kitchen and a Halal Kitchen. The attached link will guide you through registering access to the Interfaith Prayer House.


    Other Chapel Spaces: There are several other spaces located within the Dewald Chapel that can be utilized by campus members, including:

    • Kairos Room: The Kairos Room is a mini retreat space designed to provide students, faculty and staff respite from the busyness of campus life.
    • Kitchenette: The Kitchenette can be reserved for community meals and other meetings by contacting the University Chaplain. The space is also open during normal hours to any campus member looking to use its amenities such as the refrigerator, coffee maker, TV, and couches.
    • Study Rooms: Two study rooms are available to students looking for a quiet place to do their schoolwork. While these rooms can be reserved by student groups, they mostly operate on a first come, first served basis for individuals/small groups doing homework.
  • Worship and Meditation Opportunities

    Worship Opportunites

    Campus Chapel

    Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m.-Noon in the Dewald Chapel

    Campus Chapel is a non-denominational, modern, Christian worship experience for the entire campus community. Join us as we hear from our chaplain, students, and guest speakers. We will find our center, explore relevant topics and ways to deepen our faith. Stick around for FREE food after every service!


    Mindfulness and Meditation Activities

    Throughout the semester, there will be opportunities for students to engage in mindfulness and meditation activities sponsored by the chapel. Some activities that have previously offered are:

    • Learn to Meditate
    • Discover the Labyrinth and Walking Meditations
    • Breathing for Health and Healing
    • Coloring as Meditation
    • Taylor Swift Lectio Divina


    Catholic Mass

    Please check back for an updated Catholic Mass schedule!


    Jummah Prayer

    Jummah Prayer for Muslim students is held on Fridays at midday (times adjust with season). Form more information on the time and location, please contact the University Chaplain.


    Muslim Prayer Daily (weekdays)

    Mulsim students gather for prayer twice daily at 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. For more information on location, please contact the University Chaplain.

    Services are offered most Holy Days when classes are in session!

  • Student Organizations

    Spiritual Life Organizations

    All Spiritual Life Student Organizations operate as extensions of an umbrella organization called Spiritual Life Leadership (SLL). The members of SLL consist of an executive team and representatives from each of the spiritual life student organizations. This group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:15 a.m. in the Dewald Chapel Kitchenette. Their role is to keep the student organizations connected, promote interfaith dialogue and religious diversity, and facilitate numerous collaborative programs and events each semester. Please contact the University Chaplain to get in contact with a specific organization.

    President: Sarah Conleyand Kaitlyn Pasko

    Advisor: Dr. Tim Morrison


    Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU):

    Our programs and outreach seek to nurture Christian believers in their walk with Christ!

    Thursdays 8 p.m. - 9 p.m in Oak Hall Room 146.

    President: Sam Snyder

    Advisor: Dr. Tim Morrison



    As the Catholic group on campus, we organize Sunday Mass, learn about God, and focus on community service!

    Mondays 9:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Dewald Chapel.

    President: Kaitlyn Pasko

    Advisor: John Frazier


    Mount Union Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):

    FCA equips, empowers, and encourages people to make a difference for Christ. Non-athletes welcome!

    Thursdays: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Dewald Chapel

    President: Ben Zimmerman

    Advisor: Dr. Bob Woodward


    Muslim Student Association:

    Studnts are invited to join for prayer twice daily as well as a weekly message. For more information, please contact the Chaplain.

    President: Ammar Keswani


    The Edge:

    Come join us for practical Bible studies, fellowship, and worship!

    Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room in HPCC

    President: Joel Greenly

    Advisor: Michael Gregg


    Additional programs and resources are offered through the Office of the Chaplain weekly chapel services, prayer groups, bible study, worship team, counseling, spiritual guidance vocational discernment, internships, mission trips, and retreats.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any further questions!
    Dewald Chapel Office: (330) 823-8715
    University Chaplain: Dr. Tim Morrison
    SLL President: Sarah Conley and Kaitlyn Pasko