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Lois Perkins Chapel

By virtue of its architectural design and its placement in the center of Southwestern's campus, Lois Perkins Chapel symbolizes the rich tradition of undergraduate education in the United Methodist Church – helping students realize their fullest human potential within an intellectually challenging, nurturing and inclusive community.

Named for Southwestern alumna Lois Perkins, who attended the University from 1908 to 1911, the chapel is built in modern semi-Gothic style. Its impressive stained-glass windows depict leaders of the Protestant Reformation in Europe and American Methodism, as well as seals of the colleges with which those leaders are associated.

University worship services are held weekly in Lois Perkins Chapel and special services are held in observance of holy seasons or days. Candlelight Service, a traditional highlight of the year held in December, celebrates the Season of Advent. The event attracts Southwestern students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of surrounding communities.

The chapel is open 24 hours a day for prayer and meditation. The adjacent Chapel Lounge and Garden are designed for spiritual reflection and small group discussion.