Pastoral Services

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  • Chapel and Worship

    "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1

    The University Hospital chapel is located in the upper lobby at the main hospital entrance. The chapel is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sundays for worship.

    The quiet worship room located across from the chapel is open at all times. All UMMC patients and their families, staff, faculty, students and visitors of all faiths are invited to use the chapel and quiet worship room for prayer, worship, and reflection.

    The chapel was made possible through the generous donations of many people in the UMMC community and the wider communities of Jackson and Mississippi. The four stained glass panels are the work of local artist Andy Young. They were inspired in part by the biblical passage Ecclesiastes 3:1. The pulpit, alter/table, chair and baptismal font were made from local woods by artist Fletcher Cox.

    Sunday chapel service

    • Christian worship is held at 3:00-3:30 p.m. each Sunday in the chapel.
    • A Christian worship service for children is held at 2-2:30 p.m. each Sunday in the second-floor activity room at Batson Children's Hospital.

    Other worship opportunities

    • Christian Medical and Dental Association at UMMC provides worship, study and support for Medical Center students, faculty, and staff. CMDA meets at noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Nelson Student Union. For more information, contact Wil Nettleton at (662) 255-2692 or e-mail Wil at umccmda@gmail.com .
    • Morning Glory is a time of prayer, worship, music, and scripture in the chapel at 8:30-8:50 a.m. Monday-Friday and Monday and Wednesday at 2:30-2:50 pm. This service is a praise service from the Christian evangelical tradition.
    • Muslim prayers are held in the chapel at 1-2 p.m. each Friday.