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August 28, 2017

Finlandia University begins its 120th year

Finlandia University is alive with the buzz of students once again as classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin this morning. Last night students, faculty, staff and local alumni came together for the opening convocation.

“The convocation ceremony was a great start to the new year,” Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt said. “Between that and the fun that was had at our New Student Orientation, you can feel incredible energy around the university.”

See photos from Orientation and Opening Convocation

This [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
August 24, 2017

The Table seeking donations to start school year

Finlandia University is proud host to The Table: Student Needs Pantry & Services, which was made available do to generous support of the Seibert Lutheran Foundation to provide those in need with food and basic essentials.

To start the school year with full shelves, The Table is seeking your donations!

How to help The Table

Finlandia University’s The Table is stocked entirely by donations from caring individuals and groups who are committed to helping “The Table” and those Finlandia students in need. [...]

August 23, 2017

Campus Ministry launches Snapchat and Instagram accounts

Start your new school year by pressing follow on a couple key new social media accounts on campus! Finlandia University Campus Ministry can now be followed on Instagram and Snapchat by following the username FinnUCampusMin.

The first Instagram post from Finlandia Campus Ministry.

Finlandia Campus Ministry on Instagram Finlandia Campus Ministry on Snapchat

“I’ve been having a blast running around campus with Snapchat in the two days since we launched this account, and we’re going to [...]

August 22, 2017

Student leaders installed during ceremony in Chapel of St. Matthew

Late Tuesday morning Finlandia University student leaders gathered at the Chapel of St. Matthew for a spirited service led by Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt. The leaders were blessed by Pastor Schmidt and repeated an oath (below) after hearing Galatians 6:1-10.

I do promise to uphold the aims and responsibilities to which I have been selected. I will strive to develop myself and others in word and deed, to foster and embody a welcoming, serving and SISU lifestyle and to focus on [...]

April 3, 2017

“Women Playing Hamlet” comes to Finlandia University

A journey of self-discovery with a nod to the long-standing tradition of the theater will be on display April 7-8 on the campus of Finlandia University as the Finlandia Performing Arts Club presents “Women Playing Hamlet,” a comedy written by William Missouri Downs.

“This play is a lot of fun, and I am excited to watch our club pull it off,” said Soren Schmidt, Campus Pastor at Finlandia University and Director of the play. “Our actresses and stage [...]

January 23, 2017

Alternative Spring Break meeting scheduled for Feb. 1

Students interested in taking part in Finlandia University Campus Ministry’s Alternative Spring Break are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, February 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the basement of the Chapel of St. Matthew.

The event will feature dates, times and what to expect during the trip to Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp in Iron River, Michigan. If you have any questions prior to the session, please reach out to Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt.

January 13, 2017

Finlandia Fridays discusses MLK Day of Service with René Johnson

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock speaks with René Johnson highlighting Finlandia University’s community involvement on MLK Day of Service (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). She briefly touches on the history of the holiday and how it came to be as well as Finlandia’s service throughout the day.

Finlandia University offers numerous service activities during the day including a worship service, guest speakers, dining services, and a closing film. Finlandia [...]

November 23, 2016

Installation of Rev. Soren S. Schmidt, Campus Pastor

Tuesday, November 29, 2016  5 p.m. at Chapel of St. Matthew

All are welcome and invited to attend. Reception to follow service.

What is an installation service and why do we need one?

A pastor installation service is the ceremony that recognizes a minister as the new pastor at a particular place they are called to serve.

The formal service is held within the sanctuary of the place in the community called to serve, and with other members of the served population present.

Typically, the Synod Bishop, [...]

October 31, 2016

Auditions open for spring play at Finlandia University

Community and students invited to audition November 1

The laughter on Finlandia University’s campus will be coming from way up high this spring as the university is once again putting on a play – this time it will be Neil Simon’s Laughter on 23rd Floor.

Details on the play will be released early during the spring semester, but for now community members and students are invited to audition for the play on Tuesday, November 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. [...]

October 21, 2016

Campus Ministry covered in this week’s Finlandia Fridays

This week on Finlandia Fridays we feature Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt about the ins and outs of Campus Ministry here at Finlandia. In this episode Schmidt outlines the various campus ministry happenings revolving around the organization here on Campus. He goes into depth on events hosted by the folks involved with the ministry on campus including Campus Ministry Soup & Meet, Sunday Night Open Mic & Worship, and of course chapel services.

Campus Ministry aims to [...]