Led by Campus Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith, Campus Ministry seeks to support students’ spiritual growth wherever they are on their journey. Whether you are Lutheran by background, new to Christianity, or exploring other religious traditions, Finlandia seeks to meet you there.
In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Semmler Smith shares four ways that Campus Ministry is here to support FinnU students. Campus Ministry is an open and affirming ministry of Finlandia University. In other words, you are welcome here.
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 [...]
New winter hats and gloves
Macaroni and cheese
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, [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]