St. Alban's Chapel
St. Alban's Chapel and Episcopal University Center is open to anyone looking for a place to pray. We especially welcome all LSU Students, faculty, and staff and structure programs and ministries to serve the LSU community. Our mission here is to present the classic Christian faith with all its depth, beauty and power.
Addiction Recovery Ministry
An open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting takes place at St. Alban’s every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:00 to 7:45. In recognition of the serious impact that addiction has in the LSU and broader communities, St. Alban’s has made an ongoing commitment to supporting people seeking to recover from various addictions, and will continue to be a home for recovery efforts. And, a new AA meeting, called “Back of the Book”, is now being held from 7 - 7:45 a.m. on Wednesdays in the St. Alban's Library. This open meeting of AA reads the personal stories found in the back of the Big Book of AA. These stories are testimonials from alcoholics who applied the simple program of recovery as outlined in the first 164 pages and found a way out of a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. http://www.aa.org
Lunch With C.S. Lewis
St. Alban's Chapel offers a free lunch for undergraduate and graduate students every Wednesday (11:30 - 12:20) during the fall and spring semester. Following a fantastic catered lunch served by members of the St. Alban's congregation, Fr. Drew Rollins (Chaplain) present a short teaching on First Encounters With Jesus. Before the teaching, the Bible passage is read in various languages for the many international students who attend the lunch. In addition, copies of the Bible in Spanish and Chinese are available for students for free.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knitters of St. Alban's gather once a month to create prayer shawls and hats for patients at St. Jude's Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Spring Testing Jambalaya Lunch
Every spring, St. Alban's Chapel and the LSU Chaplain's Association sponsor a jambalaya lunch for incoming freshmen and their families. Our staff and Ministry Interns serve drinks at this event. This year was our biggest yet, serving over 2,000 people.
Student Ministry Internship Program
St. Alban’s Chapel currently employs five part-time Student Ministry interns who organize and lead much of our ministry to and with the undergraduate students of LSU. The interns meet weekly with the chaplain to plan events and to reflect upon ministry situations as they occur. This internship program gives these carefully selected students the opportunity to work closely with the chaplain in a team ministry setting. Some outside reading is required each week. The interns lead a weekly Bible study themselves.
The Music Ministry of St. Alban's Chapel
St. Alban’s Chapel enjoys an unusually rich music program for a congregation our size largely because of our proximity to the LSU School of Music. Though our organist, Brad Pope, has served here for over 40 years, our Directors of Music are hired from the School of Music and generally serve for one or two years. Currently, we employ six LSU School of Music students as section leaders for our choir, a vital part of our ministry to the students of LSU. Volunteers from the congregation also serve in the choir, including several children. The School of Music routinely holds classes and recitals in our sanctuary. So we continue to cultivate this mutually beneficial relationship with the LSU School of Music that is made possible by our physical presence here on the campus of LSU.
Corner of Highland Rd and Dalyrmple Dr
Mailing: 5261 Highland Rd. PMB 376
Baton Rouge, LA 70808