Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year, UE's University Worship offers students and the community a chance to build lifelong connections through shared worship and fellowship.
Worshiping God is not simply a good thing to do; it is a necessary thing to do…the most profound statement that can be made about us is that we need to join with others in bowing before God in worshipful acts of devotion, praise, obedience, thanksgiving, and petition. (Beyond the Worship Wars, Tom Long)
University Worship seeks to create time and space for the community to come together and experience the presence of the living God. We take the traditions of the Church and the practices of our ancestors and reinterpret their relevance for us today. University worship involves both comfort and challenge. As worship professor Gordon Lathrop suggests in his book, Holy Things, worship must maintain a tension between strangeness and welcome. In other words, we all have an affinity toward the familiar, especially when we consider the variety of worship styles in the 21st century Church, yet we do not want to become so rigid in our patterns that we resist God's efforts to do a new thing in our lives.
University Worship is led by students, faculty, staff, and people from the Evansville community who have made Neu Chapel their home. The music is eclectic ranging from jazz piano to acoustic guitar; from pipe organ to percussion; and from bass guitar to brass ensemble.
The invitation to Holy Communion is offered each week from an open and inclusive table. All are welcome.
University Worship is offered on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year.