Faith and Meaning

College is a time when students seek to deepen their understanding of themselves and others. F&M’s Office of Faith & Meaning offers guidance and support during this transformative period of life. 


Support in a Time of Transformation

The Office of Faith & Meaning provides support and advocacy for religious and spiritual life — along with other meaning-making pursuits — at F&M. We support all students on campus, including those deeply rooted in a particular religious tradition, those seeking, and those who don’t identify with a religious tradition at all. 

You’ll enjoy opportunities for contemplation and reflection, and to gather, engage, and learn from others across different religions and nonreligious identities. We consistently offer programs such as: 

  • One-on-one and group spiritual direction sessions
  • Religious diversity and interfaith dialogue programming

meditative labyrinth walk

Religious Spaces

Religious Clubs

    • Chabad
    • Diplomat Christian Fellowship
    • Hillel
    • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
    • F&M Catholic
    • Muslim Students Association
    • Agape Christian Fellowship

simple servings in dining hall

Dining Options

The chefs on campus work closely with those who have specific dietary needs due to religious affiliation. If you keep Kosher or Halal, we have an area in the dining hall called KIVO, which stands for Kosher, International, Vegan, and Organic. This space is a Star K certified kosher dining facility, and also houses Trellis, our entirely plant-based dining option. In unique circumstances, the College may exempt a student from the required meal plan for religious reasons. Please note that a meal plan exemption will only be granted when the Dining Services program cannot meet the nutrition needs of a student.


Mindfulness at F&M is a program that works with students, faculty, and professional staff to promote well-being, compassion and a renewed sense of awareness across campus. In recognizing the benefits that cultivating a mindfulness practice can bring, Mindfulness at F&M offers workshops and opportunities including yoga, nature walks, a book club, day trips, overnight retreats, and more.


Student Spotlight

“Religion is definitely more important now than it was when I arrived on campus.”

— Robel Tadesse '23
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Speaker Spotlight

“We have to find a way to fit two truths into one heart, and two peoples into one land.”

— Orthodox Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger
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Places of Worship in Lancaster

Christian Places of Worship

Church Finder is an excellent tool to find Christian churches in Lancaster.

Islamic Places of Worship 

United Islamic Association of Lancaster County

739 West Vine Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 391-6211

Islamic Community Center of Lancaster

275 Hess Blvd
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 546-4225 

Jewish Places of Worship 

Degel Israel Congregation

1120 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 397-0183

Temple Beth El

1836 Rohrerstown Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Rabbi Stephan Parnas
Phone: (717) 581-7891

Temple Shaarai Shomayim

75 East James St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
Rabbi Jack P. Paskoff
Phone: (717) 397-5575