On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers speaks with new campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, who was installed a month ago. Semmler Smith shares with Myers her journey to becoming a pastor, what lead her to FinnU and events taking place at the Chapel of St. Matthew.
“Pastors get to be with people in the best and worst times. The real times,” said Semmler Smith. “When there is a birth, when there is a death, when you are in the hospital. We get to tell people about good news, that their loved, God thinks they are awesome.”
Semmler Smith went into detail about her plans for The Table and Mondays at St. Matts. The Table, located in the basement of the chapel, provides food, school supplies and winter weather gear for FinnU students in need. The Table is open Monday and Thursday 11AM-1 PM and Tuesday 3-6PM.
Monday nights, Semmler Smith will be in the chapel basement cooking with students for the All Means All community meal. Those interested in helping cook, can arrive at 6 PM and those who are unable to help cook, but would still like to participate can arrive at 7 PM. The All Means All community meal will be held on the first and third Monday of every month. On the second and fourth Monday, Semmler Smith will be holding the Great Finlandia Bake-off where students can come to bake and join in on a friendly competition.
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