Spiritual Life Opportunities

Alternative Break Trips

Faith-based alternative break trips give students an opportunity to put faith into action. The service trips are usually offered during the October recess, between terms in December or January and the February winter break. For more information see Alternative Break Trips.

Barnabas Society

Barnabas Society is an informal fellowship for Religious Studies majors and minors, members of Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies honorary society), and those considering faith-based vocations. The group meets periodically. Contact the chaplain for more information.

Catholic Students Organization (CSO)

CSO offers weekly discussion, support, and prayer and periodic retreats, reflection days, and social activities. Meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Red Room (lower level of Dunning Memorial Chapel). Advisor: Dr. Ed Lorenz

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to all those interested in fellowship and fun. Meetings include a time of sharing and prayer, a game and then short devotional. FCA meets Tuesdays at 9 pm in the Hogan Conference Room on the 3rd floor. Advisor: Coach Sam Hargraves

Community of Saint Giles (Egidio)

A community of prayer, focused especially on issues of peace and justice. The group meets Thursday nights from 10:00-10:30 p.m. in Dunning Memorial Chapel. Refreshments are served at the end. Advisor: Dr. Ed Lorenz

Interfaith Council

The Interfaith Council promotes respect and understanding of the worlds’ major faith traditions. The Council sponsors speakers, movies and educational events throughout the year and meets weekly for discussion and planning. Meetings are Mondays at 8:30 p.m. in SAC 104. Advisor: Dr. Kate Blanchard

New Life

Students with a variety of spiritual backgrounds gather to explore God’s love, truth, and Word by means of worship, prayer, skits and a message. New Life is dedicated to helping students grow in their walk with Christ, fellowshipping with other believers and exploring Christianity. New Life meets Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. in Van Dusen. Advisor: Rev. Noel Snyder

Prayer and Meditation

An interfaith prayer and meditation room is located at the rear of the Chapel balcony. There are also small rooms downstairs for prayer and study from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Student-led Bible studies and prayer groups

In addition to fellowship groups, there are student-led small group Bible studies and book discussions that meet weekly throughout the year. Each group welcomes students of any denomination. Contact the chaplain or check the calendar of events for more information.