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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, [...]

November 4, 2020

Spiritual/Emotional Support Drop-In Conversations: Day of Wellness Event

Each one of us carries things, even during the most ‘normal’ of seasons. Then we add a pandemic, an election, and the end of the semester workload. If you need someone to talk to, process or pray with — Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith is available for drop-in conversation from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on this day. Her office is located in the lower level of the Chapel of Saint Matthew. Or call her at (906) 487 -7239.

October 26, 2020

Keeping Disagreement Civil: Free Virtual Panel

As a community we disagree on matters of public interest. Stating our opinions and listening to the opinions of others are essential practices in a healthy community. We all know, right now there unhealthy conflicts in communities across the country. The Copper Country has wonderful examples of our community working together for the benefit of all. In the coming weeks, how will we keep our disagreements civil? Let’s start by talking with one another. Join us in this webinar and [...]

October 21, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Mobile Food Pantry Nov. 5

Finlandia volunteers at the 2018 Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry in Ontonagon.

On Thursday, November 5, Finlandia University will be hosting a 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 [...]

Sarah Semmler Smith
August 17, 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 [...]

July 27, 2020

The Table

Finlandia Students in Hancock this summer: Need some help with basics?  The Table will be open Mondays from Noon – 7 p.m., beginning June 1st. Here you will find freezer goods and pantry staples, along with personal care items. Stop on by! Please note: following CDC guidelines, masks will be required upon your visit. Donations of the following items are welcome if you are able! Drop off to the chapel during operating hours OR to the Hoover Center Tuesday – [...]

July 20, 2020

The Table

Finlandia Students in Hancock this summer: Need some help with basics?  The Table will be open Mondays from Noon – 7 p.m., beginning June 1st. Here you will find freezer goods and pantry staples, along with personal care items. Stop on by! Please note: following CDC guidelines, masks will be required upon your visit. Donations of the following items are welcome if you are able! Drop off to the chapel during operating hours OR to the Hoover Center Tuesday – [...]

July 13, 2020

The Table

Finlandia Students in Hancock this summer: Need some help with basics?  The Table will be open Mondays from Noon – 7 p.m., beginning June 1st. Here you will find freezer goods and pantry staples, along with personal care items. Stop on by! Please note: following CDC guidelines, masks will be required upon your visit. Donations of the following items are welcome if you are able! Drop off to the chapel during operating hours OR to the Hoover Center Tuesday – [...]

July 6, 2020

The Table

Finlandia Students in Hancock this summer: Need some help with basics?  The Table will be open Mondays from Noon – 7 p.m., beginning June 1st. Here you will find freezer goods and pantry staples, along with personal care items. Stop on by! Please note: following CDC guidelines, masks will be required upon your visit. Donations of the following items are welcome if you are able! Drop off to the chapel during operating hours OR to the Hoover Center Tuesday – [...]

June 29, 2020

The Table

Finlandia Students in Hancock this summer: Need some help with basics?  The Table will be open Mondays from Noon – 7 p.m., beginning June 1st. Here you will find freezer goods and pantry staples, along with personal care items. Stop on by! Please note: following CDC guidelines, masks will be required upon your visit. Donations of the following items are welcome if you are able! Drop off to the chapel during operating hours OR to the Hoover Center Tuesday – [...]

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