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Worship gatherings and services

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Wednesday's 8:31 evening gatherings take place at the Anderson Pavilion when weather permits.

Campus gatherings

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Community and Conversation

New this year! Sunday morning worship moves to a Sunday afternoon gathering in Evald

Location: Evald Great Room

This weekly Sunday gathering will feel a little like church, a little like Bible study, and a lot like fellowship with friends. We will gather for an hour to connect, have some faith and Bible conversation, sing and pray just a bit, and then have communion. No need to sign up, just come and bring a friend. Led by college chaplain, Pastor Melinda Pupillo.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Catholic Mass

Location: Ascension Chapel

Local priests will celebrate Mass in Ascension Chapel.

Interested in Bible study with other Catholic students? Questions? Email John Warhank  or Laurence Pavlik for details.

Second Sunday of the month, 11 a.m.: Festival Worship

Location: Ascension Chapel

Campus Ministries presents Sunday worship with Pastor Melinda Pupillo.

Festival Worship will take place Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12.

Wednesday, 8:31 p.m.: 8:31 Wednesdays

Location: Anderson Pavilion (Sept. and Oct.), Ascension Chapel (rest of the year)

The name 8:31 reflects the time the gathering begins on Wednesday evenings. The gathering offers reflection space, readings, music and prayer. This 30-minute service is informal and a space for both Christians and non-Christians to feel part of community. Romans 8:31 says, "If God is for us, who can be against us." And God IS for you.

8:31 is held outside at the Anderson Pavilion (weather permitting) during September and October. We gather inside (when weather is too cold/rainy) and the rest of the year in the Ascension Chapel, second floor of the Bahls Center. Follow us on Instagram for location updates and other information!

Sunday services in the community

Lutheran services: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa (check website for service times)

Non-denominational: The House Church in Rock Island (in person or virtual) 10:30 a.m. on Sundays

Jewish services in the community

Augustana community members who wish to attend services on Shabbat and holidays are encouraged to explore options within the Quad Cities community, or in-person or virtual options offered by their home congregations.

For Reform or Traditional Egalitarian services, please contact Rabbi Linda Bertenthal at:

Both congregations share Beit Shalom Jewish Community, located at 2215 E Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA 52807. 

For Orthodox services, please contact Rabbi Shneur Cadaner at Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad Cities located at 2285 St. Andrews Circle  Bettendorf, IA 52722 for more information. 

All local congregations welcome Augustana students for all services, holidays and community events.

Muslim prayer

Augustana community members who need a space for the five daily Islamic prayers can use the Muslim Student Association's prayer/worship room in Olin 306. Only two individuals are allowed in the room at the same time.

The Muslim Student Association will hold a weekly Jummah/Friday prayer service in the Lindberg Meditation Room (2nd floor) every Friday. The khuthbah (sermon) starts at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

There are local mosques nearby for students interested in attending Friday/Jummah prayer services. Please read the COVID guidelines before attending Muslim community worship services. 

Islamic Center of the Quad Cities in Moline, Ill.

Muslim Community of the Quad Cities in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Students who have questions about Muslim worship opportunities or are interested in participating in the Muslim Student Association can contact or Dr. Fatima Sattar, MSA faculty advisor.