“One of the most impactful parts of Candler has been weekly worship services. The diversity of the worship services has been restorative, challenging, inspiring, and introspective.”
The Candler community gathers in Cannon Chapel for corporate worship on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:05 a.m. Come in person or join us via livestream! Midweek, our Episcopal/Anglican program hosts a service of Evensong or Eucharist, and we close out the week with Holy Communion on Fridays in the intimate space of the Wesley Teaching Chapel.View the worship schedule
In addition to regular worship services, the Candler community—and the wider world!—can engage in devotional moments via the Candler Worship social media channels. Weekly Monday Meditations and Friday Reflections are excellent reminders to attend to our spiritual health during our busy lives by pausing for moments of prayer, meditation and centering.Candler Worship on Facebook
Worship Planning Teams are led by student staff in the Office of Worship and coordinated and mentored by Khalia Williams, associate dean of worship and spiritual formation. The teams plan and organize all aspects of the worship services, including recruiting and training readers, greeters, communion servers, writers and other artists. To get involved, share your feedback, or ask a question:Email Dean Williams
Candler students are encouraged to volunteer their gifts as instrumentalists, vocalists and liturgical dancers, either individually or in small ensembles, or to join one of the established choirs: the Candler Singers, the Candler Chorale, and the Candler Voices of Imani. The larger Emory University choirs, orchestra, and wind and percussion ensembles also are open to Candler students.
For more information, email Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation Khalia Williams.
The singers and instrumentalists in The Candler Singers are all students preparing for ministry in the church, the academy and the world. They come from a variety of Christian denominations and from several nations, including South Korea, Canada and the United States.
In addition to leading in worship each week, The Candler Singers perform at a wide range of churches, regional events and denominational gatherings across the Southeast. They have been a featured choir in worship and in concerts during the quadrennial General Conferences of The United Methodist Church in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Auditions for the Singers are held every August during the first week of classes. For more information, email David Daniel, director of chapel music and director of The Candler Singers.
The Candler Chorale is open to all members of the community and is available for credit. The Chorale rehearses and sings weekly. For more information, email David Daniel, director of The Candler Chorale.
Hear what these students and alums have to say about the power of Candler worship.
Kristen Curtis Wright
Emily Elizabeth Castelloe