The Office of the Dean of the Chapel facilitates and supports the religious and spiritual lives of all students, encouraging you to explore and develop your faith as you develop your minds. Through worship, service, programs and outreach events, Hood students are encouraged to make vital connections on campus and with the wider community.
Support and Outreach Programs
- Spiritual counsel and pastoral care
- Support of student groups and individuals
- Community events such as the “Brewing Issues” Community Discussion series, a partnership between Hood College and the downtown churches of Frederick.
- Alternative Spring Break – Hood students spend their spring break at sites such as the United Church of Christ’s Franklinton Center at Bricks, Whitakers, North Carolina or on the Gulf Coast working with Habitat for Humanity (both the Hood campus chapter and the local Frederick chapter.)
- Weekly Wednesday afternoon Chapel Services
Christian worship is held weekly in Coffman Chapel when classes are in session. On Wednesday afternoons students, faculty and staff worship together, sharing their gifts of music, prayers and reflections. The first Wednesday of each month is dedicated to an Interfaith Service celebrating a common value or issue, with members of the many traditions represented at Hood offering scripture or wisdom from their community.
There are also services and events celebrating a variety of special holidays and seasons (such as the Muslim Ramadan Iftar, Jewish Sukkot and Yom HaShoah, and Christian Ash Wednesday and Christmas Vespers) offered throughout the year.
Rev. Beth O’Malley, McHenry Dean of the Chapel