At Carthage, faith perspectives to life are informed by great ideas, renewed by enduring traditions, challenged by thoughtful questions, and nurtured by a caring community.
Worship services based on the Lutheran tradition are offered on campus at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday mornings and 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons. Catholic Mass is held at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays during the school year. Worship services are held in the A. F. Siebert Chapel and often include inspiring musical performances by student groups.
There are many ways that Carthage students can participate in ministry. Student organizations include Lutheran Student Movement; Catholic Fellowship Group; CUMBYA (Carthage Undergrads Making Big Youth Activities), which hosts activities for middle and high school youth; Meditation Club; Islamic Awareness Association; and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.
Students who want to share their faith through music can join the Carthage Chorale; the Carthage Choir, the nation’s second oldest touring college choir; or one of several other music groups on campus.
Carthage students work together to serve others through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Carthage United to Rescue the Earth, and others. Members of Pals and Partners work with area school children, offering after-school activities every week. Members of the service organizations Circle K and Pi Delta Chi volunteer for organizations and events.
The Carthage curriculum includes courses that explore world religions and spirituality. All Carthage students must take two religion courses, including Understandings of Religion, in which students explore the role of religion in communities and cultures. Other courses explore the Gospels, ethics and morality, religious history, and religions around the world.
Questions about Center activities may be directed to Debbie Clark, assistant to the Campus Pastor. She can be reached at 262-551-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.