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Worship gatherings and services

campus ministries day

Wednesday's 8:31 evening gatherings will take place at the Anderson Pavilion (weather permitting).

Campus gatherings

Sunday Church – Noon
Carlsson Evald Hall, Great Hall

Campus Chaplain Melinda Pupillo leads this Christian service, seeking to make both Christians and non-Christians feel part of the community. Expect music, a short message/sermon, communion and time for fellowship. Lunch is provided. All are welcome.

Tuesday Meditation – 4 p.m.
Lindberg Center Meditation Room 

In this quiet space, you will find various different styles of meditation led by staff members from across campus. Mindfulness practices, basic Buddhist meditation, centering prayer and other styles will be offered. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and will have a little bit of teaching and a lot of space to practice. Beginners are welcome.

Bible Space – 7 p.m. Wednesday
Swenson Geosciences Reading Room

Meet with Pastor Melinda Pupillo. This is more than just study. It's space for questions, doubts and hope. Connect with others and have a little fun. Enter through the side door.

8:31 – 8:31 p.m. Wednesday
Anderson Pavilion (weather permitting)

The name 8:31 reflects the time the gathering begins on Wednesday evenings. The gathering offers reflection space, readings, music and prayer. Bring a blanket if you wish. This gathering is informal and ecumenical, so come as you are and bring a friend. Rain location: Ascension Chapel, second floor of Founders Hall

Catholic Mass – 8 p.m. Sunday
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall

Father Matthew Hoelscher will celebrate Mass. Church choir practice will be held at 7 p.m. on Sundays before Mass.

Rosary nights will be on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Founders (lower level). Bible study, Augie Ascend, will be on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Email gabriellegoritz19@augustana.edu for more details.

Sunday services in the community

Lutheran services: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa (check website for service times)

Non-denominational: The House Church in Rock Island (in person or virtual) 10:30 a.m. on Sundays

Jewish services in the community

Augustana community members who wish to attend Jewish services are encouraged to explore the options offered by their home congregations until  ervices in the Quad Cities can be resumed.

For more information, consult Temple Emanuel, Davenport, Iowa, for Reform services and the Tri Center Jewish Center in Rock Island for more a traditional liturgy. Both temples welcome Augustana students for all services, activities and volunteerism.

Muslim prayer

Augustana community members who need a space for the five daily Islamic prayers can use the Muslim Student Association's prayer/worship room in Olin 306. Only two individuals are allowed in the room at the same time.

Face masks, physical distancing and personal prayer rugs are required.

The Muslim Student Association will hold a weekly Jummah/Friday prayer service in the Lindberg Meditation Room (2nd floor) every Friday. The khuthbah (sermon) starts at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

There are local mosques nearby for students interested in attending Friday/Jummah prayer services. Please read the COVID guidelines before attending Muslim community worship services. 

Islamic Center of the Quad Cities in Moline, Ill.

Muslim Community of the Quad Cities in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Students who have questions about Muslim worship opportunities or are interested in participating in the Muslim Student Association can contact msa@augustana.edu or Dr. Fatima Sattar, MSA faculty advisor.