University Chapel is the campus ministry site for the Episcopal and Lutheran Churches in Berkeley — but we’re more than that. We strive to be a home for students and young adults who are looking for a way to connect sacred stories, meaningful rituals and contemporary life.
This is why we have created a space which is progressive and thoughtful in which to celebrate “ancient traditions, intellectual curiosity, and hopeful faith.”
We build our campus ministry around two meals: communion and community. The meal of Holy Communion (Eucharist) is a ritual and mystical meal in the sanctuary with bread and wine in which we discover the real presence of the Christ resurrected. Our meal of community follows worship when we gather for sharing and friendship downstairs around a large table filled with a vegan feast prepared by our Chef Erika.
Throughout the year we also have many other ways to connect you with friends, spiritual growth and meaning in a busy student life.
University Chapel openly celebrates and welcomes diversity of all sorts and affirms that queerness and sexual orientations are not a hindrance and can enhance living out the Christian life.