Religious Life

2015-2016 Calendar

Major Religious Life events schedule

Date Event
Aug. 18 Move-in day
Aug. 19 Orientation Service, 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 20 UMYF Sholars meeting, 12–1 p.m.
Aug. 21–23 Orientation trips
Aug. 25 Sweet Indulgences, 4:30–6 p.m. — Worsham [Religious Life Welcome Week event]
Aug. 18     Student Affairs Activity Fair, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sep. 3  Mission Trip Exemplars, 12–1 p.m.
Sep. 11–12 Service Scholars retreat
Sep. 11–12 UMYF Scholars fall retreat, Location: Mount Eagle, Leader: Joint program with Philander
Sep. 12 COSS
Sept 15 Mission Trip applications due
Sep. 25–27 Family Weekend
Sep. 28–Oct. 9 Mission Trip Interviews
Oct. 10 COSS
Oct. 14 Notification of acceptance for Mission Trips
Oct. 15–16 Hendrix Fall Break
Oct. 21  Mission Trip deposit due
Oct. 26 Bishop Mueller to preach at Chapel service
Nov 6–7 Sophomore retreat
Nov 14 COSS
Nov 15 Mission Trip orientation — Texas and California trips
Jan 10–18 Mission Trips — Texas and California 
  Perkins School of Youth Ministry visit
Jan 25 Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Service
Feb 10 Ash Wednesday
Feb 20–22 UM Chaplain Gathering, Furman, Greenville, SC
Feb 22–24 NACUC, Furman, Greenville, SC
March 5–12 Campus Kitty Week
March 4–6 Veritas, Hot Springs [Hendrix will have a display booth]
March 5 COSS
March 10 Steel Hendrix Banquet/Willson Lecture, Dr. Carol Newsom, speaker
  UM Visit Day
March 21–25 Hendrix Spring Break
March 21–26 Holy Week
During S.B. Maundy Thursday Service
April 2 COSS
April 11 Dr. Tom Long to preach at Worship Service
April 11–12 Preaching Workshop, Dr. Tom Long, leader
April 9–10 UMYF Spring Retreat, Fort Smith
April 15–18 Alumni Weekend
April 24 Mission Trip orientation — Kentucky and Haiti
May 2 Volunteers Dinner
May 7 COSS
May 13 Baccalaureate Service, 6:00 p.m.
May 14 Commencement
May 15–21 Summer Mission Trips — Haiti and Kentucky 
June 19–22 Annual Conference, Hot Springs

Regularly Scheduled Weekly Events

  • Communion: Tuesdays, 4:15 – 4:25 p.m. (Sep. 8–Dec 1; Jan 26–April 26)
  • Chapel: Mondays, 6:30 p.m. (starting Aug. 31)
  • UMYF Leadership classes: August 31, September 14, 21 — Campbell, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • UMYF Monthly meetings: September 16, October 21, December 2 [Christmas party - JJ's house], February 17, March 16, April 27 [year-end party — JJ's house]
  • Alt. Monthly Meetings: October 1, November 5, February 11, March 21 — All meetings will take place in SLTC 105 from 11:10 – 12:00 p.m. except for the last two meetings of each semester, which will take place in the evenings (TBA).
  • Tuesday Talks: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., (Sep. 8–Nov 17; Feb 2–April 12)