The Chaplain's Office supports and leads the following activities:

Council on Religious Life

Pre-Seminary Group

Black Church at Grinnell

Social Justice Action Group (SJAG)

The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive social change; which includes fighting hunger, promoting volunteerism, and building understanding. We have a focus on making an impact on and strengthening relationships within our local community of Grinnell, while keeping in perspective the national and global issues of social justice in the world at large.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at the CRSSJ.  ** Lunch is provided.   See Schedule of events for dates & times.  If you would like to join us for lunch, RSVP to  SJAG[at]grinnell[dot]edu by Sunday p.m.

Projects sponsored/coordinated by SJAG:

  • Coat Drive

  • Rake-a-Thon

  • Community Meal


The Grinnell Community Meal

Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) sponsors the Grinnell Community Meal which began in the fall of 2000 and is coordinated by The Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) -- a group of Grinnell college students, along with Rev. Deanna Shorb, Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain of Grinnell College. The meal is served on Tuesdays from 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Elementary School Cafeteria and is free of charge. It is open to anyone who wishes to come. The purpose of the meal is to build community and provide a hot meal to those who may need it as well as to the community at large.

** Community Meal is not offered during the entire month of August, nor during the week of Christmas and New Year.

To get involved, join Community Meal through OrgSync.

For further information or questions please call x4597 or x4981

Christian Worship Services
  • NSO Interdenominational Worship
  • Family Weekend Interdenominational Worship
  • Ash Wednesday Worship
  • Alumni Weekend Interdenominational Worship
Jewish Services
  • Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Shabbat Morning Prayer and Torah
Muslim Prayer Services
  • Friday Gumaa Prayer
Interfaith Text Study

Learning Opportunities on Choice Topics

  • Hebrew for Beginners & Intermediates
  • Introduction to Judaism