• At SPECTRUM's 25th anniversary
  • Around the altar
  • Jumping on Cerro Negro Volcano
  • 'Cane Fest
  • Big Cypress Swamp
  • Posing Completely Naturally in Chacraseca
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Scale model of Chapel by student
  • Food line
  • Student supper
  • 3rd Grade at Maryknoll School, Chacraseca, Nicaragua
  • Paschal fire at start of the Great Vigil of Easter
  • Religious Awareness Day
  • The Bishop's Visit
  • Yoga
  • Bree Newsome came to the Chapel
  • Remembering the Last Supper
  • Easter dinner
  • Painting Easter eggs
  • Easter Dinner
  • Yoga
  • Students waiting for Fr. Frank's kids to hide eggs for Easter egg hunt
  • Lessons & Carols for Christmas
  • Lessons & Carols
  • Student Supper
  • Some recent graduates
  • Baptism at the Great Vigil of Easter
  • Lessons & Carols
  • Bree Newsome took down the Confederate flag!

Welcome 

            We are living in an odd time.  The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way we go about our lives. The University of Miami has worked hard for several months to come up with a way to welcome students back to campus.  Several protocols have been established to make our environment as safe as possible.  While we recognize the need for these protocols, we also acknowledge that this is a difficult time for students, particularly for those who are new to UM.  Those who were high school seniors in spring 2020 had many disappointments as the usual rituals and celebrations marking the end of high school had to be either cancelled or greatly modified.  Now these same students are beginning their college careers under strange circumstances.  This also means that we are constrained in the types of activities we can offer our students.

             Rather than focus on what we cannot do, I'd like to stress what we can offer.  As the Chaplain, I am available to meet with students in person or by Zoom for counseling, theological discussions, or just plain conversation at any time.  The focus of our week is our Sunday evening student worship service.  Normally this would be a Eucharist (communion) service inside the chapel.  For fall term 2020 we will instead be offering a version of Evensong outside in the chapel courtyard. Once students arrive on campus we will poll students about what sort of midweek activity would be most meaningful for them, whether it be an in-person gathering in the courtyard or a virtual discussion group.

            Here at the Episcopal Church Center at the University of Miami we welcome any and all students whatever your creed, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. The word "Episcopal" describes what we have to offer; it in no way is meant to limit whom we serve.  Historically we have had students who are Episcopalian, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, or undefined.  Regardless of your background, we invite you to check us out and see if we are a good fit.

            Fr. Frank is a trained and certified Ibis Ally. 

            As restrictions are lifted we have every intention of resuming our weekly student suppers and free yoga classes. In the meantime, we will work to make this semester as meaningful as possible. 

          

 

 

          

           

       

 

 
Announcements
  • SUNDAY NIGHT STUDENT SERVICE

    Sundays, 6PM, starting August 23rd.  Due to the corona virus and the University's ban on indoor activities until November 1, this service will be held in the Chapel courtyard.  There is covered space in case of rain. Due to the necessity of social distancing, our capacity is limited in this setting, so we have to reserve this time for students.  (Everyone is welcome to join us virtually.  See next announcement!)

  • Virtual Services During Pandemic

    In an effort to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, the bishop has directed that all IN PERSON church services be cancelled until Miami Dade County shows a 14-day decline in cases and hospitalizations (based on a five-day rolling average). Furthermore, the University has forbidden all indoor activities (except classes) until at least November 1st.  For the duration of the pandemic we will be offering virtual Sunday services via Zoom.

    You can join us for Morning Prayer at 10AM at this link: https://knpa.zoom.us/j/92641350927

    You can join us for Evening Prayer Sundays at 6PM at this linkhttps://knpa.zoom.us/j/95888053858

  • BLACK LIVES MATTER

    Black lives matter!  Yes, of course ALL lives matter, and all lives matter to God. The problem is that, for far too many people, black lives really do not matter.  That is why it is so important to say clearly & emphatically, "Black lives matter!" -------   In 1619 a group of English colonists in Virginia bought several kidnapped people from Africa and forced them to clear the forests to make their farms. This was one year BEFORE Plymouth Rock! Racism has been integral to our nation since the very beginning.  Our country is great in many ways: economically, militarily, even geographically. But we will never be truly great morally until we acknowledge, confront, and repent of the racism that is so endemic to our people. As Americans, and as Christians, this is a moral imperative.  Silence is complicity!

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