Office of the Chaplain

Responsible for fostering and nurturing spiritual growth and wholeness during your years of living and learning at Ursinus College.

The Religious and Spiritual Life community is united by mutual respect for the religious insights of one other in an attitude of openness before God with the goal of reflecting the beloved community where we attempt to create room for all, justice for all, joy for all, and peace for all.

The office seeks to provide support for individuals and groups engaged in religious activities related to specific faith traditions and those exploring personal spiritual development. This includes ecumenical and interfaith activities, programs, and workshops related to the understanding and appreciation of a variety of cultures and beliefs, the examination of personal values, and the pursuit of justice and contribution to the common good.

Below are our signature events:

Weekly Chapel Service

The Ursinus community is invited to a weekly Evensong service in the Christian tradition. It is a time for music, fellowship, and study led by the Chapel Leaders and  featuring the Ursinus Gospel Choir on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm in the Bomberger Meditation Chapel. 

Monthly Interfaith Gatherings

The Ursinus community is invited monthly Interfaith gatherings facilitated by the Chaplain featuring religious leaders from various faith traditions and faculty and staff to promote peace and mutual understanding through interfaith discussion.

Sanctuary: A Sacred Space for Contemplation and Reflection

The Ursinus Community is invited to join the  Chaplain and the Chapel Leaders for Sanctuary. Sanctuary is a sacred space for contemplation and reflection on the Ursinus Quest (what should matter to me? how should we live together, how can I understand the world, and what will I do) and other vital questions pertaining to life, vocation, and matters of the heart.  Everyone is invited to join us on the inward journey as we explore the deep questions of life and discover together our purpose and passion. All are welcome!

Spirituali-Tea

The Ursinus campus and local community are invited to  engage in interfaith dialogue about the intersections between spirituality and contemporary issues on a bi- weekly basis in the Office of the Chaplain on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 -6pm. Light refreshments are served. All are welcome

Sisters in Spirit: Women’s Spirituality

 “Sisters in Spirit” (SIS) a spiritual formation and support group for women who wish to use spirituality as a resource for personal and communal transformation. We will come together to discuss issues concerning women in society and academia and ways to support one another and provide support for overall leadership development

Reverend Terri Ofori

Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
tofori@ursinus.edu
(610) 409-3273