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

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:
WEEKLY GATHERINGS (while classes are in session)
For more information and to confirm time/location, please contact Rev. Tracy at tmehrmuska(at)

  • 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 Usdan 110 or 108

Upcoming Special Events

Friday, January 27, 6:30pm in Woodhead Lounge
Come hear Wesleyan alum, civil rights activist, and Christian pastor Rev. Brooks Smith speak about faith-based activism, justice, and resistance and his experience in the civil rights movement of the1960's. Dinner (probably Caribbean food!) will be provided. All are welcome. Please RSVP to ensure we have enough food/seats!

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 Dinner and Lessons and Carols
  • 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

  • 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

  • Gulf Coast Service Spring Break Trip, 2008-2016
  • 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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