Religious Life

Greensboro College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and seeks to be a diverse campus of people from all faith traditions and no faith traditions. You will find opportunities to grow in your own faith through numerous small groups, weekly chapel services, and community service opportunities.

The Campus Chaplain is an ordained Methodist minister and is available to all students who seek to grow in the faith and spiritual life while upon campus. The chaplain’s office is located on the first floor of the Student Center. He teaches courses in the Religion Department and is available for conversation by appointment.

For December 2021

We are please to present to you, Greensboro College’s 55th Lessons and Carols. To watch this beautiful holiday event click here to view on our GC Religious Life YouTube Channel


Chapel is held each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., usually in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to attend!

Sunday Night Live is held at 8 p.m. each Sunday at College Place United Methodist Church with great music and a message.

A Prayer and Meditation Room is available and open for prayers, meditation, or quiet contemplation on the second floor of Main Building. This space is open during normal hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other opportunities for worship within your own tradition are available in Greensboro. The campus chaplain can assist in helping you find a place to serve and worship.

“Chapel always had great music and a great message! All the Religious Life events I went to provided a great learning and fun atmosphere.”
~ Meredith K., student

Small Groups and Organizations

The organizations available on campus include the following:

  • Delight Women’s Bible Study – Mondays
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Mondays
  • Student Christian Fellowship – Wednesdays
  • C.R.E.A.M. – Thursdays
  • Gospel Choir — Sundays


The cooperative efforts of Greensboro College, UNCG, and Guilford College offer the following organizations:

Village 401 Community Service

Students can volunteer through our community outreach office — Village 401, named after our zip code, 27401. Students contribute to the community through service projects, Boys & Girls Club events, the GC Urban Garden, alternative Spring Break trips, and more. Stop by the office in the Student Center to find ways to volunteer and work in this office!

Church and College Scholars

The Church and College Scholars program is for students who have an interest in the area of church leadership. The Church and College Scholars internships are available to students and area churches to provide a hands-on experience in the church leadership environment. The Church and College Scholars positions are open during each semester with a variety of positions available at area churches.

Community Chapel Events and Lectures

Each year the Chapel Hosts Worship and Lectures that are open to the public. These include:

  • The Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols: This favorite tradition started in 1965 when it was brought to Greensboro College from King’s Chapel, Cambridge, England, by the late Dr. James Hull, Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Religion and Philosophy.
  • The Jean Fortner Ward Lecture: An annual lecture initiated in 1964 to bring outstanding speakers and lectures to the Greensboro College campus to address connections between faith and higher education.
  • The Reynolds Lecture in Church Leadership: An occasional lecture based on leadership and the church.
  • The Schluenes Lecture: An annual lecture on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide. Finch Chapel is available for weddings and special occasions. To inquire about reservations and rentals please see our Conferences and Events page.


“I feel that I can still be myself while growing in my faith and relationship with God.”
~ Jomar S., student

For more information, please contact:

Robert Brewer, Th.D.
Campus Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion
Student Center – Room 101
[email protected]
336.272.7102 ext 5597