Religious and Spiritual Groups

An active and enriching spiritual life is vital to many Rhodes students. There are plenty of opportunities for students of different faiths, communities, and practices to grow in this area.

The mission of Rhodes CSA is to provide opportunities of a spiritual nature through prayer, worship, and community; to provide fellowship, social activities, learning opportunities, and support for the membership; and to encourage service to others. The CSA at Rhodes hosts weekly on-campus Mass, Bible Studies, small groups, service opportunities, and much more. You can reach the Catholic Campus Minister, Rebecca Longoria, at Becky.Longoria@ccm.cddm.org. For more information, contact Grace Tomeny at tomge-20@rhodes.edu.

Hillel of Rhodes College is a new organization on the Rhodes College campus, but Jewish life is not new to Rhodes. The Jewish Student Organization (JSO) had been a part of the Rhodes community since the 1990s. In 2017, JSO joined the University of Memphis Hillel to create Hillels of Memphis. Being a part of Hillel International provides the Rhodes Hillel with many resources we didn't have before, including a director. Our current director is Sophie Bloch, who works full time with Hillels of Memphis. You can reach Director Sophie at sbloch@jcpmemphis.org. Hillel of Rhodes College is committed to providing a space on campus for Jewish students, faculty, and their peers to experience Jewish life, develop connections with other Jewish people on campus and in the community, and have a resource to continue their Jewish education. For more information, contact Ellie Barmish at barje-20@rhodes.edu.

The Muslim Students Association at Rhodes consists of students from various backgrounds who come together for their love of faith, service, and community. Throughout the year, the MSA holds events not only to spread awareness to the broader Rhodes community about Islam, but also to connect with students in the Rhodes community through fun social events. For example, this past year, we held a panel where female students from our MSA talked about Muslim women that inspired them. We also held an event where students got to bond over some Gibson's Donuts! For more information, contact Lyba Naseer at nasla-21@rhodes.edu.

Tuesday Fellowship is an interdenominational ministry where students from all walks of life can find meaningful community. As an organization we seek to contribute in serving the greater Memphis area, develop students in leadership skills, and help people grow in their own personal spirituality. We meet on Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm in Hyde Hall, and would love for you to join us! For more information, contact Anna Carpenter at carai-21@rhodes.edu

RUF is a Christian ministry at Rhodes College that gladly welcomes all Rhodes students regardless of personal or religious background. We welcome the "convinced" and the "unconvinced" and invite all students, no matter who they are or where they have come from, to RUF. We want RUF to be a place where students find fellowship with others, worship God, ask questions, serve others, and grow in their knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His work on their behalf. We meet for Large Group Worship at 8:30pm on Wednesdays in Hyde Hall and have small group Bible Studies throughout the week. Rev. John Craft is the Campus Minister for RUF and can be reached at jcraft@ruf.org. For more information, contact Alana Strauss at stral-21@rhodes.edu or Joon Hwang at hwase-21@rhodes.edu.

UKirk is a nation-wide campus ministry affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), but is not exclusively Presbyterian. We are an open and affirming ministry that welcomes all. We value questions, and encourage authentic conversation. We are a community that seeks to follow Christ, and share Christ's love. We gather for worship, discussion, and dinner weekly, take part in a spiritual retreat in the fall, and attend the Montreat College Conference in January. We also participate in service activities throughout the year, working alongside the wider Memphis community. UKirk Memphis includes Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. Rev. Elizabeth Doolin is the Campus Minister for UKirk and can be reached at Ukirkmemphis@gmail.com. We meet on Thursdays at 6:00 pm at the UKirk House on the University of Memphis campus - 449 Patterson St, Memphis, TN, 38111. For more information, or if you need a ride to UKirk, contact Elizabeth Scott at scoeg-20@rhodes.edu.

Young Life College is a place to be known and loved while at Rhodes. Come hang out with other college students and get plugged into a community full of fun, adventure, and purpose! If interested, it is also your connection point for becoming a Young Life Leader to foster Christian community at a local high school. We meet on Thursday nights at 8:03 pm. For more information, Margaux Moze at mozmc-20@rhodes.edu or Alyssa Owens at oweam-20@rhodes.edu.

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Reach out to Chaplain Beatrix:

Rev. Beatrix Weil
weilb@rhodes.edu
Burrow Hall
(901) 843-3822