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University of the Pacific
Religious and Spiritual Life
Chaplain's Office
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
P: 209-946-2538
religiouslife@pacific.edu

Places of Worship, Prayer, and Meditation


There are a number of places on and off campus for members of our community to pray, reflect, meditate, and worship. Below is a list of the ones that are used most often on campus, followed by a list of places of worship in the community:

  • Morris Chapel 

    Morrris ChapelMorris Chapel serves as a religious and spiritual center for both the University and Stockton communities. While the chapel has its foundations in the Methodist church, it now serves as a non-denominational Chapel, welcoming people of all faiths. Morris Chapel bears witness to our history and our continuing commitment to support the spiritual lives of all Pacific students. Throughout the year, you will see a variety of events at Morris Chapel, including but not limited to: weddings, quinceaneras, baptisms, memorials, initiations, pinning ceremonies, and the University's Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service during Commencement Weekend.

    There are a variety of opportunities for the Pacific community to worship and meditate in Morris Chapel.

    During the academic year, the following services are held in Morris Chapel:
    Morning Prayer: In the Christian Tradition Tuesday Weekly 8:00 am followed by Fair Trade Café
    Buddhist Meditation Wednesday Weekly 5:30pm
    Catholic Mass Sunday Weekly 8:00pm

    During business hours, Morris Chapel is open for prayer and meditation given that no special events are being held.  

    Summer Hours: 

    Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday: Open for weddings and other events

    Academic Year hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday, Sunday: Open for weddings and other events 

    Learn more about the History of Morris Chapel

  • Sacred Space 

    Sacred Space provides a place for students to pray and meditate.  Sacred Space is open to students of all religious and philosophical traditions, and is open daily throughout the school year.  

    If you would like to hold a service, scriptural studies, meditate, or use the Sacred Space after the Chaplain's Office business hours, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at 209.946.2538 or email religiouslife@pacific.edu.

    Chaplain's Office business hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday: closed 

  • Reflection Pool 


    The reflection pool in front of the DeRosa University Center is a beautiful place to have a moment of quiet reflection. This is often a place where prayer services, candlelight vigils, and other gatherings will take place on campus.

  • Meditation Garden  

    The meditation garden is located behind Morris Chapel and is a nice secluded place on campus to have a quiet moment.

  • Zen Garden   The Zen Garden is located on the east side of the DeRosa University Center and provides a nice space for quiet reflection.
  • Places of Worship in Stockton 

    There are over 160 religious organizations and places of worship in San Joaquin County.  Here are some of the local places of worship in Stockton. 

    To list your local place of worship, please contact the University Chaplain's Office at 209.946.2325.

    Buddhist

    Stockton Buddhist Temple
    2820 Shimizu Drive
    209.466.6701
    stocktonbuddhisttemple.org/

    Christian - Anglican

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist
    316 N. El Dorado Street
    209.466.6916
    stjohnsstockton.org/

    Christian - Assemblies of God

    Lakeview Assembly
    2111 Quail Lakes Drive
    209.477.2645
    lakeviewassembly.com/

    Christian - Baptist

    First Baptist Church
    3535 N. El Dorado Streel
    209.466.4368
    fbcstockton.org/

    Michigan Heights Baptist Church
    3156 Michigan Ave.
    209.464.6257
    faithfamilyjesus.com/

    Quail Lakes Baptist Church
    1904 Quail Lakes Drive
    209.951.7380
    www.qlbc.org/

    Christian - Catholic

    Cathedral of the Annunciation
    Rose and Van Buren Streets
    209.463.1305
    www.parishesonline.com/

    Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    6715 Leesburg Place
    209.472.2150
    www.presentationchurch.net

    St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church
    3847 N. Sutter Street
    209.948.3450
    www.stlukestockton.org/

    Christian - Church of the Nazarene

    First Church of the Nazarene
    915 Rosemarie Lane
    209.951.6760
    nazarene.org/

    Christian - Christian Science

    First Church of Christ, Scientist
    209.478.0196
    christiansciencestockton.com

    Christian - Covenant Church

    Stockton Covenant Church
    1720 Oxford Way
    209.464.5160
    stocktoncov.org/

    Christian - Disciples of Christ

    Mayfair Christian Church
    5 West Swain Road
    209.477.9624
    mayfairchristianchurch.org/

    Christian - Episcopal

    Episcopal Church of St. Anne's
    1020 W. Lincoln Road
    209.473.2313
    stanne.diosanjoaquin.org/

    Christian - Greek Orthodox

    St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
    920 W. March Lane
    209.478.7564
    www.gosaintbasil.org/

    Christian - Lutheran

    Faith Lutheran Church
    3645 N. El Dorado Street
    209.463.7333
    faithfamilyjesus.com/

    St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
    4910 Claremont Avenue
    209.957.8750
    standrewsstockton.org/

    Christian - Methodist

    Central United Methodist Church
    3700 Pacific Avenue
    209.466.5046
    cumcstockton.org/

    Grace United Methodist Church
    1625 N. Lincoln Street
    209.464.6121
    graceumcstockton.org/

    Holy Cross United Methodist Church
    1200 W. Hammer Lane
    209.477.4837
    cnumc.org/churches/

    Christian - Mormon

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    800 W. Brookside Road
    209.473.9919
    www.lds.org/?lang=eng

    Christian - Non-denominational

    Reality Stockton
    Empire Theater
    1825 Pacific Avenue
    www.realitystockton.com

    Christian - Pentecostal

    Christian Life Center
    9025 N. West Lane
    209.476.4027
    www.clministry.com/

    Christian - Presbyterian

    Calvary Presbyterian Church
    1239 S. Monroe Street
    209.466.0221
    presbyteryofstockton.org/our-churches/

    First Presbyterian Church
    N. El Dorado and E. Vine Streets
    209.465.2653
    www.fpcstockton.org/

    Lincoln Presbyterian Church
    900 Douglas Road
    209.477.2783
    www.lincolnpres.org/

    Christian - Unitarian Universalist

    First Unitarian Church
    2737 Pacific Avenue
    209.466.7743
    stocktonuu.org/

    Jewish - Reform

    Temple Israel
    5101 N. El Dorado Street
    209.477.9306
    templeisraelstockton.com/

    Muslim

    Masjid Us-Sadiq [Student Mosque]
    1545 Julian Street
    209.942.0338
    beachcalifornia.com/srca/churches/stockton/

    Shinto

    Tsubaki Grand Shrine
    1545 W. Alpine Avenue
    209.466.5323
    tsubakishrine.org/history/index.html

    Sikh

    Stockton Gurdwara Sahib
    1930 S. Grant Street
    209.946.9039
    stocktongurdwarasahib.org/

    Lodi Sikh Tmple
    12098 N. West Lane
    Lodi, CA
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lodi-Sikh-Temple/150769924958704