Special Events


Peru Service Trip Sharing Session
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

All are welcome to hear LVC students, staff and faculty reflect upon a service trip to Puerto Rico which they experienced this summer. How have they perceived the situation there? How have lives been changed?

A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Lebanon County Volunteer Fair 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Mund College Center

Information about a variety of service opportunities will be available at this fair.  Service organizations represented are based throughout Lebanon County and beyond!

Advanced registration is not required. There is no entrance fee for the event.  Dinner will be available for purchase within the Mund Center at the time.



Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: The Nature of Humanity
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

Does your faith tradition views humanity as inherently good or inherently bad? What are some of the implications of this view of humanity on the practices of your faith?

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Author Michael Carroll on Mindfulness
Thursday, September 29 at 4 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Mindfulness the practice of self-regulating the mind and/or body to facilitate recognizing undesired thoughts and disengaging attention from these distractions. Studies have indicated that meditation enhances attention, working memory, and executive functioning, as well as leads to increased gray matter in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.

Michael is the author of Awake at Work (2004), The Mindful Leader (2007) and Fearless at Work (2012). He has lectured on the topic of leadership and mindfulness throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia. and Europe.

This presentation will focus upon the benefits of incorporating mindfulness practices within teaching as well as within day-to-day living.

The event begins with a wine and cheese reception in the lobby of Miller Chapel; it is free and open to the public.


Homecoming 2015: Music Department Gala Concert
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Miller Chapel

The performance, to be held in LVC's renovated Miller Chapel, will feature Lebanon Valley College's Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Hannes Dietrich as well as selections by LVC's College, Concert and Chamber choirs under the direction of Prof. Matthew Erpelding.

Prof. Justin Morell along with a group of musicians and readers will reprise his composition, which was commissioned for the celebration of LVC's 150th.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Theodicies
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

How does your faith tradition address the question of theodicy: why do bad thing happen to good people? When and how have you grappled with this question in your own life?

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


500 Years of Reformation: Luther's Manner and Music
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

LVC's Department of Music join forces with the Office of Spiritual Life and LVC's Department of English to mark the beginning of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in the sanctuary of Miller Chapel on Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2016. The event is part of the College's 2016-2017 Colloquium on Memory.

Under the direction of Prof. Matt Erpelding, a massed choir consisting of members of the local community joined LVC's Concert and Chamber Choirs, will sing arrangements of five classic Luther hymns, three in English and two in the original German (detailed below). The evening will also feature organ music from the American Guild of Organists under the direction of Prof. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, and a live performance of a one-man show featuring Martin Luther himself (as portrayed by Prof. Kevin Pry).

The free program will take place in the newly renovated sanctuary of LVC’s Miller Chapel. Members of the local community are invited to join in the massed choir. All who register with LVC’s Office of Spiritual Life by the end of the day on Friday, September 30 will receive hard copies of the pieces to be sung music as well as a simple dinner between the late afternoon rehearsal and evening performance. Participation is not limited to Protestant Christians. Space is limited.

The 7 p.m. performance is free and open to the public. Visit www.lvc.edu/spiritual-life.aspx or call 717-867-6135 for more information.

Schedule: Community Celebration of Reformation Sunday
4:00 p.m. – Massed Choir rehearsal (Miller Chapel Sanctuary)
5:30 p.m. – Dinner for Choir Members (Mund College Center)
6:30 p.m. – Gather for Organ Preludes (Miller Chapel Sanctuary)
7:00 p.m. – Commemorative Luther Presentation and Concert (Miller Chapel Sanctuary)
8:30 p.m. – Reception (Miller Chapel Lobby)



Organ Recital: Prof. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Lebanon Valley College professor and famed recitalist Shelly Moorman-Stahlman will perform a solo organ recital in the renovated Miller Chapel at Lebanon Valley College.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Hateful Scripture? 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

What do we do with scripture that calls us to hate or exclude other people? How do we own up to the issues in religion that don’t make us proud?

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Christian Worship featuring Cristabelle Braden
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel

Lebanon Valley College alum Cristabelle Braden leads in worship and presents her Christian testimony at a special Sunday morning worship service in LVC's beautifully renovated Miller Chapel.

A free-will offering will be received.


Christmas at the Valley
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Miller Chapel

This worship service of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols includes the Lebanon Valley College Choir, LVC Chamber Choir and LVC Concert Choirs as well as other musical groups and soloists. The readings are those used in the Church of England at Christmas time. There is also a live nativity scene and a reception following each performance.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. A free-will offering is taken for Operation Santa Claus, which provides food, clothing and toys for needy Lebanon County families during the holidays.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Seeing God 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel Lobby

What sources does your faith tradition have for a mystic engagement with God? What is the nature of the divine and how does mysticism help us recognize divine nature? How we discern divine presence in our everyday lives?

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Knowing God
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Chapel 101

What sources does your faith tradition have for gaining knowledge of God? How is the knowledge of the divine attained by mysticism in your faith tradition… what are the techniques? How is knowledge of the divine different from other forms of knowledge (e.g. knowing scientific theory? …knowing my child?)

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Sustained Interfaith Dialogue: Meeting God 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Miller Chapel, Room 101

What sources does your faith tradition have for bridging the gap between the human and God? How do the mystical traditions engender the encounter with God? How are humans changed by the encounter with the divine?

Community members and students are invited to join in on the discussion in relation to a variety of faith communities. Respondents include representatives from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant communities. There will also be opportunity for attendees to pose questions or give comments. A light lunch of salad, pizza and drinks will be offered.

There is no cost for this event. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Community Easter Egg Hunt
A Sunday yet-to-be determined at 2 p.m. - Fields near the Arnold Sports Center

LVC students invite residents of Annville, Cleona, Palmyra and Lebanon to an LVC Community Easter Egg Hunt on the athletic fields near the Arnold Sports Center. Participants will be divided into different age groups. All hunts will be run at the same time on adjacent fields.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.



Baccalaureate
Friday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel

Each year a special worship service is held in Miller Chapel which features a formal academic procession, a distinguished guest speaker, live choral music, and hundreds of exuberant graduates.

In 2016 we welcomed LVC alum Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette ’82 to campus for the occasion. The New Yorker article featuring Rev. Gillette’s ministry of writing hymns is available here.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.


Special Event Parking
The curb on the first block of East Sheridan is cut-out in front of Miller Chapel to facilitate passenger drop-off.

Special Event Parking is available in LVC's "Red Lot" (indicated by the yellow letter A on the campus map).

Once their vehicle is parked, drivers may walk across the Pedestrian Bridge (#63 on the campus map) to the Chapel (#4 on the campus map), as noted via the red line on the following map:


 



Accessibility
Miller Chapel is wheelchair accessible via a key-operated elevator. Guests who would benefit from its use are encouraged to contact chapel staff at 717-867-6135 with 72 hours advance notice. Drivers should be instructed to drop off and pick up passengers at the temporary parking cut-out directly north of Miller Chapel on the first block of East Sheridan Avenue.

ASL interpretation is available for selected events and can be arranged with at least four weeks advance notice.