“The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw — and knew I saw — all things in God and God in all things.”

Mechthild of Magdeburg

We can help you find your place.

College is unlike anything you’ve lived before. The way you eat, the place you sleep, your study habits, even the ways you spend time with friends will be completely different.

Church isn’t the same, either.

Now you can make your own decisions about when and where you’ll go, and how much energy and attention you’ll invest while you’re there.

This is the time in your life when you’ll have your own spiritual awakening, whatever that may be. You have the chance to discover who you are, where you fit, and what role you want faith to play in your life.

My Spiritual Awakening is a program for university students who are wondering what their life will be like after college. It’s connected to the Episcopal Campus Ministry at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but it’s not just for our ECM students. It’s not even just for UNC students. All undergraduates in the area are welcome to participate.

We provide a support network that fills in for your home community. When you’re lonely, sick, hungry, need a ride to the airport, or just want a change of scenery, we’ve got a place for you.

And it has a big-screen TV.

Together with ECM, the MSA program offers these resources, and more:

  • Weekly free dinners with friends and fellow students
  • Campus Center with great couches and a stocked kitchen
  • Mentoring opportunities when it’s time to figure out what you’ll do with your life (we call this vocation)
  • Community-wide discussion series to see how others found their own vocation
  • Rev. Tammy Lee (someone who will always cares and listens without judgment)

Our inspiration comes from the wisdom of more than 170 years of vibrant Episcopal campus ministry at UNC, and from Mechthild of Magdeburg, a medieval mystic who said “The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw — and knew I saw — all things in God and God in all things.”

Learn more about us here.