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.

  • Every night at 9:00pm - Gathering for prayer in 169 High Street
  • Monday - Friday at 6:00am - 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
  • Fridays at 7:00pm - Wesleyan Christian Fellowship gathering, typically in Boger 114

Upcoming Special Events

SENIOR VOICES (Baccalaureate Service)
Saturday, May 26, 6:00pm in Memorial Chapel
Come to this special program celebrating the graduating class of 2018.  The program consists of beautiful music, several moving student reflections, and a thought-provoking reflection by Prof. Danielle Vogel (English). All are welcome.  No tickets required.  

Annual Special Services/Events

  • Interfaith Convocation
  • Interfaith Resilience Retreat
  • Interfaith Service Trip to New Jersey
  • InterVaristy Service Trip to Texas
  • 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

Lectures

  • Activist or Criminal: Standing Up for Moral, Religious, or Ethical Convictions in a Polarized World, November 2017:  Rev. Chris Antal, Chaplain at the Veteran's Administration and former Army Chaplain 
  • Faith and Life, October 2017:  Jason Romano, producer/host of Sports Spectrum and former producer at ESPN
  • Resistance in Jesus' Name:  The 60's and Now, January 2017:  Rev. Brooks Smith
  • 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, 2017-2018
  • Gulf Coast Service Spring Break Trip, 2008-2018
  • 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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