Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the St. Olaf College Student Congregation. Worship at Boe Memorial Chapel, engage in a learning opportunity, enjoy a community meal or participate in “The Big Three” events – our fall speaker; January’s BIG READ, and a spring service project.

Learning

  • Lunchtime Bible Study

Read and discuss a biblical text every Monday from Noon to 12:45 PM in Buntrock Commons 222.

  • Book Discussion Group

A weekly book group. No tests or papers, just thoughtful interaction. Every Wednesday at 7 PM in the College Ministry Office. We are currently reading, “Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation,” by Parker J. Palmer.

Community Meals

  • “Breakfast Before Boe”

A simple breakfast at 10 AM in The Undercroft (lower level of Boe Memorial Chapel) held on the first and third Sunday of the month.

  • “Lunch After Boe”

Grab your cafeteria trays for lunch together after worship every second and fourth Sunday of the month.

“The Big Three”

  • Fall Speaker

Every Fall, we welcome a speaker to campus who invites us to consider current events from a faith perspective. Our 2014 speaker was Dr. E.L. Kornegay, the founder and director of The Baldwin-Delaney Institute for Academic Enrichment and Faith Flourishing. He spoke on October 23, challenging the St. Olaf community to consider the intersections through which identity/identities (race/color, gender and sexuality) are created/collide.

  • January’s BIG READ

During the month of January, the College Ministry team invites students, faculty, and staff to read a common book. There are opportunities to discuss the book throughout the month. Our BIG READ book for 2015 was “Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening” by Diana Butler Bass. We look forward to another successful BIG READ in 2016!

  • Spring Service Project

The Laura Baker House is an institution in Northfield that is dedicated to serving and educating people with developmental disabilities. On Saturday, April 11, students have the opportunity to provide care for children and youth while providing a respite for their caregivers. Contact Emily Witt (witt) or Stacey Rudolph (rudolph) for more information or to sign up. Transportation will be provided.