Multifaith Services and Celebrations | St. Lawrence University Chaplain's Office

Multifaith Services and Celebrations

Gunnison Memorial Chapel

The chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. is with card access, unless there is an event taking place. Bean bag chairs, Tibetan Singing Bowl and Lamp are always in the front of the Chapel. Students are invited to come and experience the quiet late at night.

St. Lawrence University's Policy on Multifaith Practices

Weekly Campus Ceremonies

Gospel Service
Sunday at 4:00 p.m. - Gunnison Chapel

Buddhist: North Country Sangha
Atwood Hall Chapel
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

Multifaith Rituals and Celebrations

Noon in the Chapel - Organ Concert Series (Multifaith)
Monthly at 12:15 p.m. - Gunnison Memorial Chapel - For More Information 

Labyrinth (Multifaith)
Periodic in spring and fall semesters

Worship Service for Family Weekend (Multifaith)
September 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Rosh HaShana (Jewish)
September 30 - October 1, 2019

Blessing of the Animals (Multifaith)
October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. - The Quad

Yom Kippur (Jewish)
October 9, 2019

Sukkot (Jewish)
October 14 - 20, 2019

Diwali, Festival of Lights (Hindu)
October 27, 2019

Samhain Celebration (Earth-Based)
October 31 - November 1, 2019

Candlelight Service (Christian)
December 11, 2019 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. - Gunnison Memorial Chapel 

Winter Solstice (Earth-Based)
December 21, 2019

Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 23 - 30, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance (Multifaith)
January 20, 2020 - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Tu B'Shevat (Jewish)
February 10, 2020

Ash Wednesday Service (Christian)
February 26, 2020 - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Holi (Hindu)
March 9 - 10, 2020

Purim (Jewish)
March 10, 2020

11th Annual J.S. Bach Marathon (Multifaith)
March 28, 2020 - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Passover Seder (Jewish)
TBA - Sykes Common Room

Passover (Jewish)
April 9 - 16, 2020

Easter (Christian)
April 12, 2020

Earth Day (Multifaith)
April 22, 2020

Yom HaShoah - Music for Meditation (Jewish)
April 20, 2020  - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Baccalaureate Service (Multifaith) - View Baccalaureate Cards 
May 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. - Gunnison Memorial Chapel

Jewish Services

Shabbat Services are held at Congregation Beth El at 81 Market Street in Potsdam on Shabbat (every Friday evening) at 7:00. Occasional Shabbat Torah Services are held on Saturday mornings at 10:00 with a Kaddish to follow. Exact information about the times and dates of services can be found on Congregation Beth El’s website at

High Holy Day Services are held at Congregation Beth El. You may find more information on their website. Please email or call (315) 265-7025 for transportation and further information. 

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A world where people love to smile,
And send good wishes all the while.
A world where people offer peace,
And good words from them never cease.
A world where people do not hoard,
But give to those who can't afford.
A world where people help defend,
And heal the wounds and try to mend.
A world where people share a gift,
And help the pauper's spirit lift.
A world where people feel no pride,
But live together side by side.
A world where people purify,
And always on their Lord rely.
This world, we have it in our palm.
Dear people, It Is Al – Islam
            ~By Nabeela Malik and Tanzeela Mahmood