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

Until further notice, gatherings will take place on Zoom. Please confirm time/location by contacting the students named below or Chaplain Jami

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Gather for Prayer

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Connect via Zoom. 

Contact Keren Lebron Ramos

This a weekly meeting where students gather to share prayer requests, support one another, and check in with each other in a loving and welcoming environment. Our schedules are busy but in taking time out to pray, we are giving thanks and praise to God. Ultimately, we aim to grow with each other and in Christ.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen.’” Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV

Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm. Connect via Zoom

We are a fun, diverse group of students who take a time-out from our homework to read and reflect on Scripture. We will be studying the Gospel of John this semester, a little at a time, so we can digest it and share our perspectives. Everyone is welcome!

 

Contact Charissa Lee:  clee04@wesleyan.edu

or Angela Loyola:  aloyola@wesleyan.edu

International Bible Study

Wednesdays, 10:00 pm Eastern time, USA

Contact Charissa Lee: clee04@wesleyan.edu  Connect via Zoom


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Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  In-person (limit 12 people) at 169 High St. and via Zoom

This is a gathering where students are invited to eat dinner together and to discuss topics including belonging, hope, fear, forgiveness, purpose, gratitude, resilience, racial justice, and community. We will learn spiritual practices including prayer, mindfulness, and meditation. We will have some guest presenters along the way. All members of the Wes community are welcome!!!! 

September 24: How to be a White Ally

September 17: Self-Care in Pandemic Times

Contact Chaplain Jami 


BI-WEEKLY (EVERY OTHER WEEK) GATHERINGS TBA

UNITY (LGBTQ+ identifying, curious, questioning). Reach out to Chaplain Jami to claim your space.


Annual Special Services/Events

  • Interfaith Convocation Dinner
  • Service Trip to New Jersey
  • InterVaristy Service Trip
  • Welcome reception for new students during New Student Orientation
  • Fall BBQ at Lighthouse, the Christian program house
  • Christmas Celebration and Dinner
  • Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service with Wesleyan's Catholic community
  • Easter Sunday Resurrection Service and Ecumenical Reception
  • Reception for prospective students during WesFest

Previous Lectures/Events

Lectures

  • Faith and Politics, January 2020: Middletown Councilman Ed Ford
  • The Intersectionality of Pro-Life and Feminist Activism, April 2019:  Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa from New Wave Feminists 
  • 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, 2017-2019
  • Gulf Coast Service Spring Break Trip, 2008-2019
  • 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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