MacMurray College affords rich and diverse opportunities for spiritual growth and religious expression for all students. The Office of Religious Life links students to more than a dozen local churches. Many are within walking distance; others will provide transportation; and some have even been known to provide our students with a home-cooked meal! Further afield, Congregation Temple Israel of Springfield welcomes Jewish students to its High Holiday services, and the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield provides year round activities and religious services for Muslim students.
On campus, a variety of programs draw students, faculty, and staff together in groups large and small in worship, study, and service. Continuing a long tradition, an all-campus Vespers, or evening prayer service, is held six times a semester in Annie Merner Chapel. Other special events might include a multi-media rock worship, an evening of Celtic music, a prayer vigil in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an inter-faith round table dialogue, or a celebration of Holy Fools Day. Several vibrant student-led groups are active on campus in Bible studies, weekly praise and worship, outreach to schools and nursing homes, community service, and mission.
To see which religious organizations are currently active on campus, visit the Student Clubs and Organizations page. If a group of students wants something which is not listed, we can make it happen! Please contact the Director of Religious Life for more information.