General Events

The Protestant Community provides a weekly worship service, bible studies, times of prayer, and other programming to enrich the spiritual life of students and expand intellectual endeavors beyond the classroom.

Ongoing Events

TAIZE-STYLE MEDITATION
Tuesdays, from 11:45-12:15 (when classes are in session)
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (2nd floor of 169 High Street)
This is a time of music, silence, and Scripture.  All are welcome.  Here is more information about Taize-style meditative singing:  http://www.taize.fr/en_rubrique2603.html.
 
 
WEEKLY GATHERINGS (while classes are in session)
These events are coordinated by students and are more fluid.  Please confirm time/location by contacting Rev. Tracy at tmehrmuska(at)wesleyan.edu.

  • Monday - Friday at 10:00pm - Gathering for prayer in 169 High Street
  • Tuesdays at 10:00pm - Black Men's Ministries in Usdan 104D
  • Tuesdays at 11:45am - Taize-Style Meditation at 169 High Street
  • Wednesday at 9:30am - Prayer time in Usdan
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm - Scripture study at Lighthouse
  • Fridays at 7:00pm - Wesleyan Christian Fellowship gathering, typically in Boger 114


Upcoming Special Events

ORIENTATION MEET AND GREET!!!!!
Sunday, September 3, tentatively scheduled for 5:00pm in Albritton 311
Join new and returning students to enjoy sweet refreshments and to learn more about Christian programs, events, and communities on campus from our amazing Christian leaders!

INTERFAITH CONVOCATION AND BRUNCH
Saturday, September 9, 11am in Memorial Chapel
Begin the academic year by inviting the Holy to be our companion and to acknowledge our excitement and trepidation.  Brunch will be served following the service in Zelnick Pavilion.  All are welcome!!

LIGHTHOUSE BBQ!!
Date and time TBD
Meet new people and enjoy GREAT food for this fun annual event that brings together members of the Protestant and Catholic communities on campus! 

INTERFAITH RESILIENCE RETREAT!!!
Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8
Join us for this research-based, tuition-free, off-campus, weekend retreat led by Rev. Tracy that discusses components of resilience and teaches concrete skills and practices for increasing your ability to manage unexpected setbacks in life.  Space is limited!  Please contact Rev. Tracy to register!!

Past Events

Special Services/Events Held Annually

  • Welcome reception for new students during Freshman Orientation
  • Fall BBQ and Blessing at Lighthouse, the Christian program house
  • Christmas Celebration and Dinner
  • Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service with Wesleyan's Catholic community
  • Good Friday Service of Scripture and Meditation  
  • Easter Sunday Resurrection Service and Ecumenical Reception
  • Reception for prospective students during WesFest

Previous Lectures/Events

  • Resistance in Jesus' Name:  The 60's and Now, January 2017:  Rev. Brooks Smith
  • Interfaith Resilience Retreat, November 2016:  Rev. Tracy Mehr-Muska
  • We Are Not the Same: Can Everyone Tell, January 2016:  Dr. Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD
  • Balancing Multiple Identities: Being a Scientist and Person of Faith, February 2015:  Professor Michelle Francl, Bryn Mawr
  • Faith, Religion, and Queer Identity, February 2015:  Interfaith panel discussion with students, alum, and clergy
  • Desire and Relationship:  What's Love Got To Do With It?, February 2014:  Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Wesleyan's Career Center
  • Marching On:  A Conference on Gun Violence Prevention, September 2013:  Governor Dannel Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and Senator Chris Murphy
  • Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything, April 2013:  Gerald Rau
  • Not Afraid of Darwin or ChristWebinar with Princeton Theological Seminary, April 2013
  • Celebrating 180 Years of Protestant Religious Life at Wesleyan, 2011
  • The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of What Jesus Believed And How It Was Corrupted, 2008:  Obery Hendricks Jr.
  • True For You… But Not For Me: Is There Wisdom in Relativism?
  • American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, 2011:  David Campbell

Service Projects

  • Interfaith Service Trip to NJ, 2017
  • Gulf Coast Service Spring Break Trip, 2008-2017
  • Interfaith Service Trip to Harrisburg, PA, 2016
  • Food Packing Project with Feeding Children Everywhere, 2014
  • Food Packing event with Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, 2015
  • Annual Rocky Hill Veteran's Home visit for Veteran's Day, 2012-15
  • March For Change Rally against Gun Violence in Hartford, 2013
  • First Baptist Church Soup on Sunday, 2009-2010
  • Haiti Relief, 2009-2010
  • Thanksgiving Feeding Families, American Red Cross Middlesex Central Connecticut Chapter, 2010-11
  • Ugandan Orphanage, 2010

Celebrating Multiculturalism

  • Celebration of Gospel, 2013
  • Caribbean Worship: Encounter God’s Presence, 2011
  • Celebrating the Black Church, 2008
  • Emerging Voices, 2009
  • Gospel Extravaganza, 2009-2010

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