University Worship

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Sunday Morning Worship Service
11:00 am
University Worship
Location: Duke Chapel
Professor Jerusha Matson Neal, Ph.D.

On Sundays at 11:00 a.m., join us in worship that offers stirring preaching, inspiring sacred music, and faithful prayer. Held year-round amid the beautiful, soaring architecture of Duke Chapel, this interdenominational Christian service is characterized by vibrant faith, intellectual depth, diverse cultural expressions, and a welcoming community.

To attend a service, navigate to 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC. Parking is available at that address in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive with ADA parking in the adjacent Bryan Center Surface Lot. *** Receive a pass for free parking on Sunday mornings at the visitor desk inside the Chapel.***

This week's guest preacher will be Dr. Jerusha Neal, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Dr Neal is an ordained American Baptist minister with broad ecumenical experience, most recently serving as a Global Ministries missionary to the Fiji Islands through the United Methodist Church. During her years in Fiji, she served as Dean of Studies at Davuilevu Theological College, the oldest theological seminary in that nation. Dr. Neal has spent her ministry preaching in cross-cultural spaces and bridging denominational communities. God's work in these in-between locations has convinced her that preaching matters now more than ever. Serving as keynote preacher for such events as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, the Young Preacher's Festival and the Homegrown North Carolina Women's Preaching Festival, Neal is committed to encouraging the voices of young preachers­-and particularly the voices of women-in the risky proclamation of gospel hope. In 2020, she was awarded the Exemplary Teacher of the Year award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

Services are live streamed on YouTube and broadcast live on channel 12 of the Duke Hospital TV system and on the radio on 620 AM WDNC. Subscribe to the Duke Chapel Sermons podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Find an archive of Chapel sermons on our website and a more extensive digital archive in the Duke Chapel Recordings collection on the Duke Libraries website.

Christian Education Offerings For a listing of Christian education offerings held before the service, see the Duke Chapel website calendar.

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