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Services Availible through the University Chaplain's Office

||| Please note: We are currently taking financial applications for April 2022. |||

For Current Students:

  • Medical or prescription assistance (we will need a copy of your insurance to assist.)
  • Unlimited visits to the food pantry and clothing bank (all household members.)
  • Textbook and school supplies (for labs, choir, etc)
  • Rental Assistance (not to exceed $700 per household, per semester.)
  • Dental Care
  • Host family or Room Mate brokering
  • Car repairs, fuel assistance and vehicle insurance (not to exceed $500 per household, per semester.)
  • Emergency Assistance (TBD)
  • Work study or stipend placements to assist with cashflow (Students must find available time in their schedule for required hours or tasks)
  • Monetary  assistance is limited by what funds are available to spend each month.                                                                                              
  • A student committee helps to prioritize requests and we fund as much as we can.                                                                                                         
  • Additional funding for students impacted by the COVID crisis is exhausted...(applications closed 01/20/2021)    These were funds NOT related to the CARES Act, but raised through donations.     CARES reporting
  • Click here with questions, prayer requests or to get a assistance request form or email for a more immediate response from Chaplain John or his assistant, Keith Shrimpton.


The assistance fund for Current/past OU staff impacted by the COVID 19 crises is now closed,  (applications acceptance closed on 01/20/2021

Unfunded requests will carry over to the next month, in hopes that they will be funded then (but carry-over requests will still need to go through the next month's prioritization process and committee recommendation protocols.)

     Braves Support App vrzn41320.docx (Current and past staff members)

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Video Chapel Theme and Date  Release ? Featured Song Gospel
Sixth  Week after the Epiphany

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Akeil Williams

KS Campus





“Be Thou My Vision”

Luke 6:17-26

Janet Peters

KS Campus

Seventh Week after the Epiphany

Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Garrett Brown

KS Campus



Fountain Free

Luke 6:27-38

Keith Shrimpton

KS Campus

Eighth Week after the Epiphany


Exodus 34:29-35

Garrett Brown

KS Campus



 L 3/1

Wayfaring Stranger

Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a) 

Lee Stadler

KS Campus

Annunciation of the Lord

Isaiah 7:10-14

Mary Alice

WI Campus


L 3/22

Blessed Assurance

Luke 1:26-38

Janet Peters

KS Campus

Fifth Week of Lent

Isaiah 43:16-21

Wynndee Lee

KS Campus


T  3/13


Be thou my Vision

John 12:1-8 Hayden 


Liturgy of the Palms

(signups needed for Tweeting)

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Lee Stadler

KS Campus




Jordan's Bank

Luke 19:28-40

Brian Patterson

WI Campus

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Reader Needed

A Dowd Kelne





Down to the River to Pray

John 13:1-17, 31b-35

K. Hayden


Good Friday


Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Reader Needed

A Dowd Kelne




Were You There

Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Reader Needed

A Dowd Kelne

Holy Saturday

Job 14:1-14 Reader Needed

ANY Campus




NonTraditional Amazing Grace

Matthew 27:57-66

Reader Needed

ANY Campus


Resurrection of the Lord

Isaiah 65:17-25 Reader Needed

ANY Campus




Now the Green Blade Rises

Luke 24:1-12 

Reader Needed

ANY Campus



Our Advent Journey 2021

Programming and Contact Information

OU Faith Programming and Contacts


   Church Relations                 Center for Faith and Church Vitality      Fredrikson Programming         University Chaplain

   (785) 248-2334                           (785) 248-2575                        (785) 248-2397                   (785) 248-2578

AB Regional Connections          Theology Action Understanding              Campus Ministries                  Pastors Cohorts

            ABC-USA                                 AiF/Faith Ambassadors                         Chapel Worship         Congregational/Pastor Support

   AB Home Missions                    Palmer Grant Programming                         Game Prayers             Pastor’s & Laity Conference

Pulpit Supply/Job Postings            Thiel Grant Programming                               F.C.A.                           Bemmels’ Broadcasts

Mission/Camp Teams                                OUTheater                                            Braving                                Host Families

     Alumni Relations                                 Fredrikson Clubs                                       Escape                      Barrier Reduction Services


Urgent messages for Chaplain John, during his travels, can be left with the

Assistant for University Advancement   (Susan @ 248-2331)


Chapel Scheduling should be routed to the

University Facilities Scheduling Manager  (Sydnee @ 248-2312)


Fundraising activities, related to faith, should be cleared with the

Annual Giving & Social Media Manager  (Garrett @ 248-2335)


Angel Tree 2021

Video broadcasts...Thank you :>)