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Campus Wide Chapel Series

Welcome to our 2022-2023  University Chapel Series! The purpose of this series is to bring challenging speakers together with the McKendree campus community and the larger community for inspiration and celebration of the spirit that has been at the heart of McKendree University since it’s founding in 1828. Students, faculty, staff and community groups will be featured at each service! We hope you will make a special effort to come celebrate with us!


Fall Agape Latte Event in 1828 Cafe

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, 8pm

Keynote Speaker: TBA


Homecoming Chapel Service.

Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at 10 am

Keynote Speaker: TBA


Lessons & Carols Service in The Chapel at Noon

Friday, December 2nd, at 12pm 2022.

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Theme: Celebrating Community


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

         Humanitarian Award Celebration

        Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at 4pm

        Keynote Speaker: TBA


Shrove Tuesday -- Mardi Gras -- Purple Tuesday

          Bothwell Chapel

         Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at 5pm

Ash Wednesday -- Imposition of Ashes

        Circuit Rider

        Wednesday, February 24th 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4pm


Celebration Chapel Service in The Chapel at Noon

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Theme: Faculty Reflection

Every year in the spring, we celebrate our closing time together with a message from a retiree or soon-to-be retired professor. They often share significant moments and memories with students during their tenure here. They also may offer key insights and wisdom from their time in higher education. We look forward to announcing our keynote speaker sometime this Fall. Please stay tuned!


Baccalaureate Service -- Bothwell Chapel

Keynote Speakers: Members of the Class of 2023

     Thursday, May 11th at 6pm