The rituals of Christianity go back centuries, and we believe connecting with them develops mature spirituality and vibrant faith. On these special days, all are invited to university-wide celebrations and learning opportunities. The services are ecumenical in flavor and liturgically creative in tone, focusing on the heart, soul, and mind of worship. Our students in the Exploration of Vocation and Ministry program, chancel musicians, and staff and faculty assist us in planning and leading the services.

Additionally, multiple Interfaith services are held by the Office of Spiritual Life, and our campus ministers offer religious experiences for those from the Jewish and Muslim traditions, as well as in various Christian traditions.

University Worship 2022-2023

Opening Worship Service: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 5pm in Daniel Chapel. All are welcome to this ecumenical worship service to kick off the new year with joy, gratitude, prayer, and reflection! No RSVP required.

World Communion Sunday Worship: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11am in Daniel Chapel. All are welcome to attend for an ecumenical service of Scripture, Songs, and Communion as we join with people all over the world to celebrate World Communion Sunday. Our preacher will be Rev. Dr. Matt Rollins (’97), Pastor of Community Engagement at First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC and proud Furman parent. No RSVP required.

Gratifest: Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 5pm in Daniel Chapel. All are welcome to attend this celebration of gratitude, and gospel music by the Furman University Gospel Ensemble. No RSVP required.

Moravian Love Feast: Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5pm in Daniel Chapel. All are welcome to attend this Christmas service in the Moravian tradition with carols and candles, coffee and buns. No RSVP required.

Ash Wednesday Service: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 time TBD in Daniel Chapel.

Palm & Passion Service of Lessons and Song: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 5pm in Daniel Chapel. All are welcome to attend a celebration and remembrance of the final week of Christ. Co-sponsored by the Furman Music Department.

Religion in Life Lectures

As a part of the Furman Advantage, the Religion in Life lectures are one way the Office of Spiritual Life encourages student self-discovery and self-reflection.

Moravian Love Feast

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is our annual Moravian Love Feast.