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.
- 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.
- “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.
“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. In April, a group of St Olaf College students provided care for children and youth while providing a respite for their caregivers.