Spiritual Formation and Service Opportunities

Spiritual Formation

Sanctuary

A sacred space for students who may consider themselves to be “spiritual but not religious” or those who are looking for place to engage and reflect upon the deep questions of life. This contemplative space will provide students opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection around values, beliefs, and what gives meaning and purpose to their lives. Sanctuary is focused on providing respite and refuge and welcome for weary travelers on the Ursinus Quest. This gathering takes place weekly on Sunday evening.

Spirituali-Tea

The chaplain will host a variety of bi-weekly forums that encourage dialogue about the intersections between spirituality and contemporary issues at the Chaplain’s home.

Spiritual Direction

The chaplain is available to listen, as well as for one-on-one or group spiritual direction sessions for those students, faculty, and staff who wish to explore the questions of faith and spirituality, and how it shapes our lives.

Meditation

Opportunities for silent and guided meditation are offered to the Ursinus Campus Community weekly in the Meditation Chapel, every Wednesday at noon.

Service Opportunities

Interested in serving others in your community and around the world? The Chaplain’s office will partner with the Office of Civic Engagement to coordinate service learning trips. Students will have opportunities to experience mission trips on local, national and international levels.

Ursinus Rotaract Club

A global movement of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Rotaract clubs, in partnership with Rotary International bring together students who want to exchange ideas with leaders in the community and develop leadership skills. The Ursinus Rotaract Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Collegeville.

Pre-Med Hospice Volunteer Program

This program connects pre-med undergraduates with patients receiving palliative care through hospice (an organization that helps patients achieve the highest quality of care at the end of their lives). This program offers students unique vocational opportunity to meet directly with patients and cultivate their identity as a caregiver and learn the important skills of compassion and listening. Exposure to patients and their families navigating the complexities of grief and dying help to provide students with exceptional credentials for medical school applications. working with those in need of critical care.

West African Mission and Study Tour

In conjunction with the Intro to Africana Studies course offered by the African American and Africana studies department will include an experiential learning trip to Ghana, West Africa to examine African religion and culture, to understand the long and rich history of the role of religion in the black prophetic tradition and the role of politics in social justice issues facing Africans in the diaspora. This tour will include collaborative outreach to the community.

Reverend Terri Ofori

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