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Religious Life

Photo of service at Annie Merner Chapel.

Campus Mission and Goals

MacMurray College affords rich and diverse opportunities for spiritual growth and religious expression for all students. The Office of Religious Life links students to more than a dozen local churches. Many are within walking distance, others will provide transportation, and some have even been known to provide our students with a home-cooked meal! Further afield, Congregation Temple Israel of Springfield welcomes Jewish students to its High Holiday services, and the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield provides year round activities and religious services for Muslim students.

On campus, a variety of programs are sponsored through student organizations, Convocations, or co-curricular programming. Continuing a long tradition, the annual Lessons & Carols is held in Annie Merner Chapel in December and is open to the public. Several vibrant student-led groups and athletic teams are active on campus in outreach to schools and nursing homes, community service, and mission. It is the goal of the Office of Religious Life to foster an environment of spiritual and religious awareness that encourages inter-faith dialogue, respect for diversity, and personal spiritual exploration.