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Prayers for Ukraine
March 23, 2022

Prayers for Ukraine at Chapel of St. Matthew rescheduled for March 24

Due to Wednesday’s campus closure caused by inclement weather, Prayers for Ukraine at the Chapel of St. Matthew has been rescheduled for March 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to pause your day this Thursday and say a prayer for the people of Ukraine, refugees all over the globe and an end to violence. Stop by the Chapel as you are able between noon – 3 p.m. Thursday, say a prayer, light a candle, or pause [...]

March 2, 2021

Finlandia TRIO Programs Participate in MI TRIO “Give Back” Initiative. And they need your help!

As part of the upcoming MI TRIO Student Leadership Conference being delivered virtually on March 19 and 20, the FinnU TRIO Programs – Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services – are teaming up to hold a drive for the Finlandia University Student Table located in the basement of the Chapel of St. Matthew. TRIO students across the state will be holding “give back” events in the name of Geri Graham, past MI TRIO [...]

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 [...]

Devotions Pastor Sarah
December 15, 2020

Pastor Sarah writing daily devotions for Northern Great Lakes Synod Dec. 13-19

Finlandia University’s campus pastor, Rev. Sarah Semmler Smith, is the featured writer for the Northern Great Lakes Area Synod “Prayerfully” devotions the week of December 13-19. The entire week of Pastor Sarah’s devotions are available in video format below. They will also be shared on the @FinnU_FaithLife campus ministry Instagram account.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 Matthew 1:1-17 “Generations”

Monday, December 14, 2020 Luke 1:26-29 “Perplexed”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Mark 1:2-8 “Bug!”

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Luke 1:35-37 “Blue Christmas”

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Luke 1:39-40 “Hearts Leaping”

Friday, December 18, 2020 Luke 1:38, [...]

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, [...]

November 23, 2020

The Table Student Needs Pantry Wish List

The Finlandia student needs pantry, The Table, has released its wish list for the holiday season. Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith said the following items are needed:

Toilet paper New winter hats and gloves Laundry detergent Deodorant Granola bars Crackers Macaroni and cheese Ramen Gluten free products

Donations can be dropped off at the lower level of the Chapel of St. Matthew during normal business hours, or mailed to Finlandia University ATTN: Pastor Sarah, 601 Quincy St. Hancock MI, 49930. For questions or to notify Pastor Sarah of a donation, [...]

November 2, 2020

Day of Wellness Event Schedule

On November 4, most classes on campus will be canceled so students can focus on their mental health, take a breather, and regroup for the final few weeks of the semester. The Day will officially kick off on the evening of November 3 with a bonfire between the Hoover Center and the Chapel of St. Matthew from 7-9p.m.. Students, faculty and staff are invited to grab dinner to-go from the Dia de Muertos community meal and sit around the [...]

September 3, 2020

Students: Sign Up for the Amazing Race Happening this Weekend

Grab a friend and participate in Finlandia’s Amazing Race on Sept. 5 hosted by Student Senate and Campus Ministry. This competitive race will take place around campus and the local community. Work together to solve clues as you race to be the first team to cross the finish line and claim the grand prize.

The Amazing Race is played in teams of 2, 3, or 4 people, so begin to assemble your team. Don’t have a team [...]

April 1, 2020

Gift a Finals Week Care Package to a FinnU Student

Finlandia’s Campus Ministry is asking for donations to send current students a Finals Week Care Package during their final exams at the end of the month. Campus Ministry has provided Finals Week Care Packages for students in the past, but, in an email to alumni and friends, Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith highlights how meaningful they are this year in particular:

On Thursday March 12th, Finlandia University did something unprecedented in its history: we sent all our students home. The [...]