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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Westminster FCA chapter of this national organization was organized in 1969 with the purpose of confronting athletes and coaches with the challenge and adventure of serving Christ. FCA meetings feature talks given by professional athletes, student athletes, coaches and fans. FCA meets at 8:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room every Thursday night when school is in session. Everyone is invited to attend.
If you have any questions please contact any member of the Leadership Team: Jenny JonesRachel SimkoPaul Carswell, Brittany Mavrich, Garrett Ashbaugh and Advisors: Brad Tokar & Tom Rapchak.

 

Newman Club

The Newman Club is a club of Catholic culture and Catholic fellowship. Meetings are held at 8:00 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room every Wednesday night when school is in session.  Newman Club is open to ALL STUDENTS.  If you have any questions please contact any member of the Leadership Team: Shawna HowardJeralyn Tatano, Catherine Foltz, Dan Kushner and Advisor:  Fr. Thomas Lewandowski.

 

Seekers Christian Fellowship

Founded in 1998, Seekers creates a fellowship based on God's guidance through His word and prayer, which helps students grow in their faith by looking beyond themselves through building relationships and serving others. Meetings are held at 9:15 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge every Wednesday night when school is in session.   Seekers provides a youth group atmosphere with music and guest speakers.   If you have any questions please contact any member of the Leadership Team: Brad Gibbons, Kierstin Barker, Anna Cooper, Rachel Lemke, Julia Davis, Zakk Dernar, Becky Weaver, Brendan Messner  and Advisor, Jessica Shelenberger.


Opportunities to Share Musical Gifts



WCN's Alyssa Hanna goes behind the scenes of Westminster's Gospel Choir.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir, under the direction of Manny Henderson, meets every Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Chapel.  The Gospel Choir is a non-audition choir open to all students and staff.  The Choir participates in Vesper Services, travels to area churches to participate in worship and records a CD annually.  The group takes a spring break concert tour.  New members are always welcome!   For more information please feel free to contact a member of the Leadership Team: MacKenzie Thomas, Macaya Yao, Rebecca Buckham. Kendall Williams,  and Director, Manny Henderson..

Praise Team

The Chapel has a Praise Teams that participates in worship.   The Second Chance Praise Team participates in Sunday night Open Door Worship (Vespers) and they rehearse every Tuesday at 8:00 PM in the Chapel with warm ups on Sunday at 5:00 PM.  If you have a background in praise music plan to join one or both of the teams.   For more information please feel free to student leader:  Scott Raley or Advisor: Rev. Jim Mohr

 



Small Group Studies & Bible Studies


Choose from a number of different topics and meeting times. Groups form each semester for study and fellowship -- please contact the Chapel Office for an updated listing or contact Rev. Jim Mohr if you are interested in forming a Small Group or Bible Study.

Bible Studies and Small Groups will be forming when classes resume in September - check back for updates


Small Groups are always being developed and are listed below when groups are being offered. Please return at a later date to view additional Small Group studies being offered.  If you are interested, but need information about starting a Small Group contact Rev. Jim Mohr (College Chaplain) or If you would like to offer a Small Group opportunity please contact the Chapel Office to share the information about your Small Group so that the Chapel Office may include it in this posting and in other Chapel Office resources.

Special Worship Opportunities 2014-2015

 

Wondering Wandering Worship
Ever wonder what worship is like in a cathedral, at a synagogue, or in a mosque?  What’s the difference between the way Presbyterians and Baptists worship, or Lutherans and an African American congregation?  How about a small church or a non-denominational church?  How about Catholic mass and a Taize service or a new church development and an emergent church?  How about a visit to a mosque and your home place of worship?  On the second and fourth weekends of each month, normally on a Sunday morning, we will leave campus and wander (make our way) to places of worship around Western PA and Eastern Ohio to learn about worship and faith traditions from leaders at the particular places of worship, spend time with the worshipping community, then debrief on the way home as we stop for lunch or a snack.  Some weeks we will go on Friday or Saturday evening as that is when particular communities worship.  One week we will travel to Pittsburgh to a Taize service on Wednesday evening.   If interested contact the Chapel Office (724-946-7117) and watch for travel dates and locations.

FALL SEMESTER 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church (Poland, OH)
     Depart campus at 8:00 AM, return to campus by 1:00 PM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - East Liberty Presbyterian Church - Taize Prayer Service (Pittsburgh, PA)
     Depart campus at 4:30 PM, return to campus by 10:00 PM

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Depart campus at 9:30 AM, return to campus by 3:00 PM

 

Special Speakers 2014-2015


We are continually adding speakers and events to your Campus Ministry program, please return periodically to view our schedule of speakers and/or events.

International Peacemaker SpeakersMoses Mkandawire from Malawi will be our guest October 3-8, 2014.   Mr. Mkandawire will be our guest preacher at Vespers on Sunday, October 5th at 7:00 PM and he will be speaking in Chapel on Monday, October 6th at 11:40 AM.  Mr. Mkandawire works as a Director for Church and Society -CCAP Synod of Livingstonia. He has vast experience in election monitoring and observation in the SADC Region. He has observed elections in DR Congo, Southern Sudan, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. He has also assisted in designing and implementing election projects in his country around 1999, 2004 and 2009 and for the forthcoming 2014 Tripartite elections. He has written and presented papers on issues of good governance, peace and conflict areas, human rights and democracy. He is completing his second Masters in Political Geography at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College. He also holds numerous postgraduate certificates and Diplomas in Human Rights, Project Management, Election and Peace and Conflict Studies. He has held positions at International and national levels as a Chairperson for the SADC Civil Rights Network, SADC Election Support Network, Malawi Election Support Network (MESN), National Integrity Platform-Malawi and Civic and Political Space Platform. He has servd as a Special Law Commissioner for Review of the Republican Constitution in Malawi between 2005 and 2007 and as a Negotiating team member for the Civil Society-Malawi Government Dialogue team during the post 20 July 2011 demonstrations. He is married with three children. 

Seder Meal - Celebrating our Judeo-Christian tradition the Westminster community gathers each year to experience the Jewish tradition of Seder.  Attendees will move through the parts of the Seder liturgy and share in traditional Jewish Seder foods. The Seder for this academic year will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM in the Witherspoon Maple Room.  Space is limited to 60 and reservations are required. Reservation request deadline is Tuesday, March 17, 2015. There is no charge for this event, unless you make a reservation and then don't attend, you will then be charged $18.00 for your meal.

Previous Guest Speakers:  David Newell aka "Mr. McFeely" from Mister Roger's Neighborhood, Tunch Ilkin (former Pittsburgh Steeler, 1980-1992 and current radio analyst for the Pittsburgh Steelers), Roberto Clemente Jr. (motivational speaker:  "Sportsmanship:  On a Team, On Your Own"), Rev. Augustin Kabongo (International Peacemaker from the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Rev. Yousif Matar Kodi (International Peacemaker from Sudan) and Karla Ramos-Amaya (International Peacemaker from El Salvador).

Concerts:  David Bailey, Shaded Gray, Induction of Reason, Valley Below and J.D. Eicher.