WFU’s Office of the Chaplain sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions and meaning of your life. We can help you find a spiritual home base or form a new group, widen your circle of inclusion and identifications, handle an ethical dilemma or research a class project. The Office of the Chaplain collaborates as a multi-faith team to promote enriching dialogue, meaningful celebrations and remembrances, and enduring friendships among people of all religious and spiritual backgrounds.
To these ends, the Office and its chaplains and campus ministers seek ways to encourage:
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Wake Forest’s annual Christmas Lovefeast is one of our most beloved traditions.
The service occurs on the first Sunday in December in Wait Chapel and honors our shared history with the Moravian church in Winston-Salem. the Wake Forest Lovefeast consists of sweetened coffee and authentic Moravian buns served to the congregation by Dieners (german for servers). During the meal, music is offered by the Wake Forest Concert Choir, Flute Choir and the Messiah Moravian Church Band. Handmade beeswax candles decorated with red paper frill are distributed to each worshipper. The candles are lit while the worship space is darkened except for a large illuminated Moravian Advent Star.
From Wait and Davis Chapels to the Reynolda Village trails, there are many sacred spaces at Wake Forest that nurture the lives of people who encounter them. They include:
The central objective of MINDFULWAKE is to help you develop mindfulness practices that deepen self-awareness and increase wellbeing. We offer:
MazalWAKE is a fun three-day pre-orientation to college and Jewish life at WFU, with an opportunity to explore Jewish identity and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
Exclusively for first-year Demon Deacons, Summit offers Christian students the opportunity to get to know others who are both anxious and excited about their new life as a Wake Forest student.
Founded on the principle that each religious tradition is an equally valued part of this community — and that this diversity contributes to a vital learning community—the Office of the Chaplain supports the life of all spiritual and religious traditions represented at Wake Forest. They include: