Worship Opportunities

The following is the schedule of offerings for a typical week. The three activities that are unique to Exeter are briefly explained.

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Buddhism
Friday 7:00 p.m. - Students - Wicks Room
Friday 8:00 p.m. - Adults (faculty & staff) - Wicks Room

Christianity
Protestants – Sunday 1:30pm – Phelps Sanctuary **New Time**
Roman Catholic – Every Sunday - St. Michaels Church
                            

Preparation Program Options for the Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation:
If you are a lower (10th grader), upper or senior who would like to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, an on-campus program will be offered for school year 2015-2016 that will enable Academy students to receive the sacrament in the Spring of 2016 at St. Michael Parish in Exeter.  Students also have the option  to participate in the traditional parish-based program.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Richter, Adviser to Catholic Exonians, via email at vrichter@exeter.edu or by phone at ext. 3788. 

Hinduism
Sunday 6:00 p.m. - Puja Room, Lower Level

Islam
Friday 12:50 p.m. – Jummah Prayer - Salah Room, Lower Level

Judaism
Friday 6:00 p.m. – Shabbat Dinner - Lower Level

Non-Traditional Services
Evening Prayer – Tuesday 9:30 p.m. – Phelps Sanctuary
Wednesday Morning Meditation – 9:50 a.m. – Phelps Sanctuary
Indaba – Friday 9:00 p.m.  – Phelps Sanctuary

Evening Prayer
This is a candle lit service where student music provides a counterpoint to the words chosen by the School Minister from a wide spectrum of thought deemed “spiritual” or “religious.” Even though the service is held at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, underclass students who are in good disciplinary standing may check out to attend.

Morning Meditation
This service consists of an extended personal narrative, framed by music. Usually, a faculty member speaks, but in the spring Seniors fill all slots. Often in the fall, a Trustee participates. Members of the Staff and friends of the school are called upon from time to time.

Indaba
The name, “Indaba,” speaks to a means of arriving at community consensus traditionally used by the Xhosa people of South Africa. In its original setting, Indaba allows the opinions of everyone, even the most lowly, to be heard and considered as the decision moves through the community, eventually to be named law by the Chief. At Exeter, Indaba emphasizes that every voice is important and the service provides an opportunity for members of the community to speak in a safe and unguarded manner about things that matter to them. It is entirely unstructured, and content is thoroughly student driven.

OTHER GATHERINGS
Christian Fellowship - Friday 7:30 p.m. - Lower Level
Catholic Exonians - As scheduled
Christian Community Prayer Group - alternate Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - Lower Level