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January 14, 2021

Find Your Center for Spring Semester with FinnU Campus Ministry Events

FinnU Campus Ministry is ready to kick off the Spring Semester with a number of great events to help students, faculty and staff find their center, reflect and search for peace.

Monday, Jan. 18 Your Monday Breath – Faculty & Staff

Move from scattered to centered to start your week. Join Pr. Sarah and Zoe Lincoln each Monday for a midday mindfulness practice to add focus, balance, and motivation for your week. Link for the semester:   https://zoom.us/j/98144199745?pwd=c2oxZjR6dm5NYzNiNEVjRlRUeEhsQT09  Meeting [...]

Mobile Food Pantry
November 30, 2020

The Mobile Food Pantry is Back at the Chapel on Dec. 3

On Thursday, December 3, Finlandia University will be hosting another Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The truck coming here on December 3 will hold about 15,000 pounds of such items, [...]

Alpha Lambda Delta
October 8, 2020

Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

2019 ALD Induction

This year, Finlandia’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year Success and to become a member, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester at Finlandia.

“ALD, aside from being a resume line, offers competitive scholarships for graduate school and study abroad, provides opportunities for leadership on campus as well as access to leadership development through the national organization,” said

Sarah Semmler Smith
August 13, 2020

A Spoken Word Service of Grief & Prayer

Many things have changed since we were last together for an academic semester. The challenges of the pandemic are both personal and political, medical and economic, and are taking their toll on our bodies, minds and spirits alike. In the midst of so much loss and uncertainty: we are grieving.

Specifically, at Finlandia, we grieve the loss of not only resources and plans for development put on hold, but the loss of students who won’t return or show [...]

Virtual Baccalaureate
May 1, 2020

Pastor Sarah Shares Baccalaureate Info and Words of Encouragement

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays host Anastazia Hartman speaks with Campus Pastor, Sarah Semmler Smith to discuss this year’s virtual baccalaureate service, student care packages, and words of encouragement during times of social distancing.

The virtual baccalaureate service offers graduates and families the opportunity to gather for a time of worship centered on prayers, blessings, and homily. From the Chapel of St. Matthew, Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith will preside over this special virtual edition.

“Typically baccalaureate would be the [...]

March 23, 2020

Looking to Help? The Table Student Needs Pantry is in Need of Donations

Alumni and friends looking for a way to help FinnU students through the Covid-19 crisis can easily contribute. The Finlandia student needs pantry, The Table, is still open to local students and the community who are in need of food and personal items, no questions asked. “Right now several students have stopped by to stock up on basics from the food pantry, but it is open to the community at this time as well,” said Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith. Pastor Sarah [...]

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