• 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!


            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.  Since the University is not allowing indoor activities until at least November 1st, our Sunday 6PM Student Eucharist (communion) will be held in the Chapel courtyard. While we can't serve our usual cooked family style suppers, we are allowed to serve prepackaged individual boxed meals, so our 7PM Sunday student suppers will continue.

            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. 








Contact Us

Episcopal Student Chapel

1150 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Map  •   Directions
Phone 305 284 2333
Fax 305-284-1543

Regular Schedule


  • Communion Service (year-round) On Zoom only during COVID.
    – 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Student Worship Service (when UM in session)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Student Supper (when UM in session)
    – 7:00 PM


  • College Student Service

    Sundays, 6PM.  Due to UM COVID safety protocols, our in-person student service is held outdoors, in the Chapel courtyard.

  • Sunday Service on Zoom

    During this time of COVID, we are having our Sunday morning services on Zoom only.  To join us, use this link: https://knpa.zoom.us/j/97288401825?pwd=VVVIeUhveXV0TmhJaXcybEUrNGVtZz09


    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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