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September 3, 2021

Finlandia Fridays with Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith

This week on Finlandia Fridays, campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith joins Season 6 host, Jordan Shawhan, to speak about all that is happening this fall at the Chapel of St. Matthew. Semmler Smith talks about the resources, both spiritual and tangible, that she and St. Matt’s can provide as well as the ways for students to get involved or reach out to her anytime they are in need.

“In some ways, you can think of me as the spiritual support animal of [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Chapel of Saint Matthew
June 1, 2020

The Table Student Food Pantry Open this Summer

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 – [...]

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 [...]

October 25, 2019

Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith Talks Community and Mondays at St. Matts

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 [...]

Soren Schmidt Finlandia Fridays
March 30, 2018

Campus Pastor Soren Schmidt talks eventful April and Campus Ministry

With Easter right around the corner, campus pastor Soren Schmidt visited Finlandia Fridays this week to promote the multitude of events taking place within the next month. To kick of the episode, Schmidt made an announcement about the Good Friday service that will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Saint Matthew. The service will be an “all-in-one” service to celebrate the sacred holiday of Easter. Doors will be open to all students and any [...]

February 27, 2018

Updated needs list for The Table

A list of items of need for our on-campus student needs pantry is regularly produced. Please consider making a donation to The Table to help FinnU’s students. The latest needs listed below:

Easy to use laundry detergent Canned beans/vegetables/fruit Granola bars Deodorant  Toiletries How to Donate

Finlandia University’s “The Table”, welcomes drop-off donations during regular Campus Ministry hours. “The Table” is equipped to distribute non-perishable food items (as well as a limited supply of perishable food items) and select personal care and basic needs items to Finlandia [...]

September 28, 2017

Student needs pantry available to all Finlandia students

Finlandia University’s mission has always been about making college as accessible as possible for students. Part of that mission in today’s iteration of the university is The Table, a pantry available to all students that provides food and other basic essentials to students in need.

“In order for a student to maximize personal growth while at FinnU, they need to have all of their basic needs met,” Rev. Soren Schmidt said. “At The Table, we make sure that no [...]

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. [...]