Forward Together: Religious Life & Community Engagement

Religious Life and Community Engagement students and staff in Matthews Ministry Center

Campus Life & Activities

Religious Life Student Organizations

Religious Life student organizations will reimagine events and meetings using physical distancing and virtual options for larger groups or for students who are unable to participate in person. College is always a time of transition and faith communities across the campus are a valuable resource in the process of growth and independence.

Campus Worship & Chapel

  1. Worship inside Matthews and Hensdale Chapels with appropriate social distancing, masks, and no congregational singing (special music will be offered)
  2. Worship outside on the upper quad between the Matthews Ministry Center and the Trustees building with chairs provided, appropriate social distancing, masks and congregation singing (no more than 10 persons) and
  3. Worship in an online format, streaming and/or archived.

More information is available on the Religious Life webpage.

Mission Trips & Work Teams

International mission trips are postponed for the fall semester. Methodist University will reassess all guidelines and possibilities for traveling abroad for the purpose of mission work in January 2021.

Pastoral Care & Counseling

The University Chaplain and Religious Life staff are available as needed to assist with stressful situations created by Covid19. Students, faculty and staff of all religious backgrounds, or none at all, are welcome.

The Center for Community Engagement

Center for Community Engagement service projects and meetings will use a hybrid approach with both in-person and remote engagement with Cumberland County and campus partners. All activities will employ physical distancing and virtual options for larger groups or students who are unable to participate in person as well as recommended use of masks.

Major Campus Events


The December Baccalaureate is traditionally a service of Lessons and Carols and will be offered as a virtual service if in-person events of this size are not permissible at the end of the Fall 2020 semester.


Contact us at, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.