Prayer and Worship
Daily prayer services are held both morning and evening, Monday through Thursday. Chapel services incorporate traditional and contemporary music, Scripture readings, various forms of prayer, and meditation intended to provide a time for students to be with God, grow spiritually, and pause amidst the busyness of college life. While the entire community is invited to attend any morning and evening prayer, the HRC also offers chapel credit to residents who would like to enroll.
Lessons and Carrols
Lessons and Carols is an Advent service consisting of alternating Scripture readings and traditional Christmas carols that originated in Cornwall, England, in 1890 and King's College Cambridge in 1918. Even if you are not a musician, any resident is invited to participate as a member of the choir! HRC students form a choir and orchestral ensemble to lead the community in this celebration of the coming of our Savior in December. With an audience of residents, Honors College faculty, and staff, Lessons and Carols is truly one of the most memorable and beautiful events for our community.
24 Hours of Prayer
As a Christian community, we believe prayer is so important to the health and wholeness of our students. About halfway through the fall semester, we, as a community, pray, meditate, and worship together for 24 hours. Students are welcome to come and stay for as much or as little as they like, whether that be between classes or late into the night.
Like free tacos? We do too! TacoBout Thursday is an amazing time of fellowship where students can get tacos and discuss theological themes ranging from “The Gospel in Media” to “The Church and Missions."
Tenebrae, meaning “darkness,” is a time for the community to come together and observe the Seven Stations of the Cross, which are images depicting the events on the day Jesus was crucified. This traditional-style service is characterized by the gradual, symbolic extinction of candles and artwork made by HRC residents.