Recognized Student Religious Organizations
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HOWARD UNIVERSITY CHAPEL ASSISTANTS
The Chapel Assistants is a service organization on campus made up of diverse students that share the determination to strengthen their individual relationships with Christ and well as their collective dedication to serving God. The Chapel Assistants support and attend the weekly Chapel services held on sundays and conduct various community service projects. As long as you like food, fun, fellowship, friends and family, you can be a Chapel Assistant.
Meetings: Fridays, 5pm, Thurman Lounge, Chapel Lower Level
Joseph Dillard, President, 202-806-7280, Chapelassistants@gmail.com
RELIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP COUNCIL
Governing Body for Student Organizations
The purpose of the Religious Fellowship Council is to assist the Dean of the Chapel in coordinating religious activities on campus, to increase communication between all of the religious life organizations, and to provide opportunities for fellowship to promote religious unity. The council gives students an opportunity to participate in the decision-making processes of religious life at Howard University. The council consists of representatives from all organizations officially recognized as religious organizations by the University.
Meetings: Second Tuesdays & Third Wednesdays, 7:00pm
ADONAI MIME MINISTRY
Adonai Mime Ministers of Praise is a mime ministry that was founded on the campus of Howard University through the Wednesday Night Live Committee during the spring semester of 2010. Adonai is a Hebrew word that emphasizes the sovereignty of the Lord. Adonai started with 7 members and has rapidly progressed to over 20 members. In addition to miming, Adonai is a ministry that believes in SERVING the kingdom of God and they are actively involved in various community service projects around the Howard University Community. “Through mime, we plan to empower, encourage and most importantly SAVE SOULS.”
Meetings: Sundays at 3:00-7:00pm in the Architecture Building
ADVENTIST STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The Howard University Adventist Student Organization (ASO) exists to show others God’s love and grace and to spread the message of Jesus Christ’s second coming, which is the Advent Message. This organization seeks to teach adventists, fellow christians, and those of other beliefs about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their mission is to equip young people with the tools to walk by faith and not by sight, strengthening individual and collective relationships with GOD. They invite you to come out if you enjoy good fellowship, food, and just want to learn more about GOD’s word.
Meetings: Fridays at 7:00pm in Locke Hall
ALPHA OMEGA STEPPERS FOR CHRIST
Alpha Omega Steppers for Christ (AQ), is a non-Greek step ministry that was founded on Howard’s campus in 1995 to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through praise, step and dance. AQ also promotes fellowship in order to encourage and uplift its members through sisterhood. They have monthly “chill times” that serve as bonding events, corporate worship at local churches, weekly Bible studies, and community service events.
Meetings: Please contact leadership for information.
Alpha Nu Omega, Inc., Lambda Chapter Fraternity and Sorority
For many college students, one of the major social structures that helps shape the college experience is involvement in Greek Life. Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. offers the social and service-oriented brotherhood/sisterhood experience of traditional fraternity and sorority life but also fosters a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. Since being charted at Howard University in 2003, the members of Alpha Nu Omega have sought innovative ways to minister to the needs of the campus and spread the good news of Jesus Christ, including Bible studies, book scholarships, annual conferences, clothing drives and more.
ANDREW RANKIN CHAPEL BEACON LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY
Started under the leadership of the first Dean of the Chapel, Howard Thurman, the Rankin Chapel Liturgical Dance Ministry is a Christian dance ensemble that worships and reveres God, encourages compassionate fellowship and spiritual growth among its members, and serves as a source of enlightenment to Howard University and its surrounding community. The ministry works to create visual experiences in which the audience can see the message of GOD and feel the ministry.
Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00pm
ANDREW RANKIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHOIR
The Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel Choir serves as the resident choir for Sunday Chapel services. Under the leadership of Mr. Ned Lewis, the choir is nationally recognized for providing the finest and most diverse sacred music. The choir consists of students, faculty, staff, and other vocalists from the wider community. The weekly repertoire of the Chapel choir’s ministry spans the full spectrum of sacred music genres including classical, operatic, anthems, spirituals, gospel and contemporary traditions. Auditions are held on Tuesdays after rehearsal
Meetings: Tuesdays 6:50pm and Sundays 9:00am in the Chapel
ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL LUTHERAN FELLOWSHIP
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington has served the Howard University Campus since 1946, making it the first denominational Chaplaincy on Howard’s campus. This ministry is devoted to growing students as disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, intellectual exploration, social companionship and service/cultural travel. The mission of the Episcopal/Anglican Chaplaincy is to witness and serve in a diverse, academic, ecumenical and interfaith context, while sharing and celebrating the distinctive presence and contributions of Anglican Christianity. Everyone is invited: there is room for all!
Meetings: Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Carnegie Building
BAPTIST STUDENT MINISTRIES
Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) is a Christian based student organization on Howard University’s campus that welcomes people of all denominations and faith traditions. All are invited to join BSM in service projects and their weekly Bible studies which provide a safe and supportive outlet for students to express themselves in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.
Meetings: Mondays at 6:30pm in the Chapel Lounge
BETHEL CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP
The goal of Bethel Campus Fellowship is to lead students to Jesus Christ and to prepare them to become reliable men and women that God can entrust with God’s word for the next generation. They mentor members to become reliable tools in God’s hand and provide regular opportunities for students of all levels in Howard University to study and discuss the bible, worship, and pray in a group setting.
Meetings: Tues./Thurs. at 7:30pm in Locke Hall
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNITED
The CBU mission is to create a system of continuous fellowship through which men can discover who they are in Christ and become better acquainted with the purpose that God has for their lives. Though CBU members originate from several different locations, denominations and personal backgrounds, they still recognize their union in the spirit of God. Christian Brothers United meets once per week for bible study, prayer, community service and fellowship.
Meetings: Thursdays at 7pm
CHRISTIAN SISTERS UNITED
Christian Sisters United (CSU) is constitutionally and spiritually bound to developing accountable relationships, promoting spiritual growth, and initiating fellowship among Christian women. In addition, CSU gives women the opportunity to enjoy Christian fellowship by hosting events such as movie nights, game nights, spa days, and field days around DC metropolitan area. CSU is open to all women on Howard University’s campus.
Meetings: Saturdays at 4:00pm
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL ASSOCIATION
The Howard University chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association is a vibrant group of medical and dental students who are thirsty for the Holy Bible and passionate about positively influencing thier world through the vehicle of medical care. CMDA conducts overseas medical evangelism projects, coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth and hosts a weekly bible study where students explore the scriptures of the Bible. Membership is open to all medical and dental students.
Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm, Mudd Building room 211
HOWARD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CHOIR
Founded in 1989, the Howard University Community Choir (formerly Residence Hall Choir-RHC) uplifts the name of Jesus Christ through the singing of gospel and sacred Christian music and ministers to the Howard University campus and community at large. Currently the choir is under the direction of Minister Robert Ford. The Community Choir is un-auditioned and welcomes anyone who wants to serve the Lord through music.
Meetings: Tuesdays at 6:45pm in Carver Hall Lounge; Fridays at 4:45pm in the Chapel
HOWARD UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR
Started in 1968, Howard University’s Gospel Choir (HGC), is composed of students, alumni and members of the local community. With a rich legacy of excellence, the Howard Gospel Choir seeks to fulfill its calling to the world by using Christ centered music as a means of healing, restoration and empowerment in the Howard University community. Auditions for membership are held twice per year.
Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Chapel
The Impact Movement of Howard University is a non-denominational christian fellowship that focuses on discipleship and evangelism. Its purpose is to help create leaders who are spiritually focused, financially responsible and morally fit. Impact meets several times a week, which includes weekly Bible studies, large group events, evangelism, community service, outreaches and tons of fellowship.
Meetings: Please contact leadership for information.
The purpose of the Interfaith Fellows Program is to encourage conversations among persons of all religious faiths at Howard University, to explore the connection between intellectual life and spirituality and to learn how various faith traditions approach religion, morality, politics, and life in general. Up to six students are selected to serve as Interfaith Fellows, and these individuals are responsible for developing lectures, festivals, book discussions and other events that will expose the greater Howard community to different faith or cultural traditions and the multiple ways that issues of spirituality and ethics intersect with spheres outside of religion.
Contact(s) Call the chapel office at 202-806-7280
LIVING STONES WORSHIP AND ARTS MINISTRY
Living Stones Worship and Arts Ministry is the college division of Living Stones Inc., a professional theater company founded on Howard’s campus. Living Stones is dedicated to developing spiritual artists, while upholding the standards and values set forth by the Holy Bible. Members of Living Stones are encouraged to hold themselves to a standard of excellence in both performance and in life.
Meetings: Mondays at 7:00pm in Locke Hall.
Tonee Sumlin, President, Hu_livingstones@hotmail.com
MUSLIM LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Muslim Law Student Association is an organization within the School of Law that addresses the social, spiritual and political needs of all Muslim law students. The organization was created to further diversify the Howard University Law School by addressing the legal matters that affect the Muslim community. The goal of MLSA is not only to provide variety within the law school, but to also allow Muslim students networking opportunities while enhancing the college experience and offering support to the Muslim community.
Meetings: Fridays at 1:15pm in Drew Hall
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The MSA is a religious organization designed to unite and inform the student population about the Islam way of life. The organization’s foundations run deep and parallel to the five pillars of Islam, starting with the testimony of faith. Salaat al Jumuah is currently held in the lounge in Drew Hall, behind the football field every Friday at 1:15 pm as well as in the Howard University Hospital Towers Building Room 3100 at 1:20 pm.
Meetings: Fridays at 1:15pm in Drew Hall
NAVIGATORS CHRISTIAN MEN’S FELLOWSHIP
The Navigators is an international organization that believes in scriptural study, prayer, and person to person evangelism in small groups to live Jesus Christ’s transformation of their lives. They have routine prayer and Bible study as well as get togethers for fellowship, food, films, and games. The Navigators core values are the passion to know, love, and become like Jesus Christ.
Meetings: Tuesdays in the Howard Center room 619
NEWMAN CLUB ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
This ministry consists of Catholics and non Catholics alike who are interested in learning about the Catholic faith. The Newman Club seeks to help its members grow spiritually and remain focused and motivated in the midst of a stressful campus life. Their mission is to provide a support system for catholic and non-catholic students to develop their faith by sharing the presence of the Lord Jesus through praise, prayer, outreach and fellowship in the Eucharist. At the center of its activities are the Sunday and weekday Masses, and the Thursday night bible study fellowship.
Meetings: Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Chapel Lounge
REJOYCE IN JESUS CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship is a campus outreach of ReJOYce in Jesus Ministries, based in Los Angeles, CA. The purpose of ReJoyce in Jesus Campus Fellowship is to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ on college campuses according to the Holy Bible. This is accomplished via instructional studies, audiotapes, videotapes, teachers and guest speakers, and on-campus activities, as a service to the school and the campus community. Among other things, ReJoyce in Jesus seeks to help students mature spiritually and to realize their God-given purpose.
Weekly Bible Study: Thursdays, 7:30pm, Chemistry Building room 301.
STUDENTS ADVOCATING FOR YOUTH
What issues do you think are important to the future of our community? No doubt education, health care, and a myriad of other causes that come to your mind. Whatever the issue, our children, who truly are the leaders of tomorrow, have a stake in it and an importance that is rarely taken into consideration. Students Advocating for Youth is an organization dedicated to informing Howard Univerity Students and surrounding communities of the many issues that children and youth face and encouraging and providing opportunities for social action. As a member of SAY,you too can be a voice for the voiceless, a scholar activist, and a change agent.
p. Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00pm
TOM SKINNER CAMPUS MINISTRY/NOONDAY PRAYER FELLOWSHIP
Tom Skinner Campus Ministry, also known as Noonday, is a dynamic student led ministry on Howard’s campus that seeks to impact the lives of young men and women with the gospel of Jesus Christ through leadership development training and community service opportunities. The mission is to develop technically excellent and spiritually mature students to serve as leaders in the global community. TSCM/Noonday hosts many programs throughout the year but is most know for their noonday bible studies every Wednesday and Friday at noon where students from all denominational backgrounds come together for an hour long Bible study in the chapel.
Meetings: Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00pm in the Chapel.
WESLEY FOUNDATION UNITED METHODIST CAMPUS MINISTRY
The Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist Chaplaincy on campus, this ministry offers regular bible studies, Holy Communion, prayer meetings, vocational discernment training, community outreach initiatives, and mission trips to highlight its concern for social justice. Student leadership is an important aspect of this group where students assist the chaplain in planning and implementing aspects of their own discipleship journey.The Wesley Foundation United Methodist campus ministry is inclusive, open to all students regardless of denomination, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or physical condition.
Meetings: Thursdays at 7:00pm in Room 805 of the Howard Center
h3. WORD UP! BIBLE STUDY
Word Up Bible Study began on Howard’s campus in 2009 with a focus to provide a spiritual and social network in a fun, faith filled environment, while also equipping students with biblical principals. All who are hungry for the word of God are invited to attend thier weekly bible study fellowship.
Meetings: Thursdays at 8:00pm in Locke Hall
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Wednesday Night Live (WNL) is a learning lab through which students plan and implement a nontraditional worship service. The service includes segments of hip hop, spoken word, comedy, dance, and skits. Students work together to plan and carry out the program, gaining experience in event planning, public relations, theater production, budgeting, sermon preparation, and many other areas. All students are encouraged to participate as performers, promoters, workers and planners.
Meetings: Orientations are held during new student orientation week and throughout the year. Please contact the chapel office for information.
202-806-7280 chapel office, Wednesdaynightlive@yahoo.com