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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: Paul CarswellRachel SimkoBrittany Mavrich, Garrett Ashbaugh,  Robert Turk, 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: Jeralyn TatanoMadison Gallucci,  Catherine FoltzMatthew Benzenhoefer and Advisors:  Jesse Mann, and Fr. Michael Peck


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 8:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge every Tuesday 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: Kierstin Barker, Brendan Messner,  Charissa Mikoski,  Brad Gibbons, Sydney Barger, and Advisor, John Garrison.


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 Monday 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 ThomasJordyn Kee, Rebecca Buckham. Robert Turk,  and Director, Manny Henderson..

Second Chance Praise Team

The Chapel has a Praise Team that participates in worship.   The Second Chance Praise Team participates in Sunday night Open Door Worship (Vespers) and they rehearse every Tuesday at 7:00 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:  Katie Nicholson or Advisor: Rev. Jim Mohr




Handbell Choir

A new addition to the Chapel Music Ministry is the Handbell Choir.   The Handbell Choir will participate in Sunday night Open Door Worship (Vespers) several times throughout the year.  They rehearse every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Chapel.  If you have a background in Handbells or even just have an interest in learning and participating come and join us.   For more information please feel free to contact the director, Kathy Miller.


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 of additional groups or studies.

FOUNDATIONS in Personal Finance is a 10 week study for students using the Dave Ramsey Financial Freedom course.  The study begins on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Old Main 213 and runs through Thursday, November 12, 2015.  The cost is $10 for the study to help offset the cost of the materials.  The study facilitator is Amy Ligo.  To register stop in the Office of Faith and Spirituality in McKelvey Campus Center Room 223.

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 2015-2016


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 worshiping 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.


Dates and Locations will be announced at a later date - check back later for updates.


Special Speakers 2015-2016

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

Ron Righter - Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  37-years college coaching experience at D1-3 levels; international playing and coaching experience; teaching; community leader; motivational & leadership speaker; author. 

Additional speakers will be listed once they are confirmed.

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), Moses Mkandawire (International Peacemaker from Malawi), Rev. Dr. Patricia K. Tull, Rev. Ray Jones, and Dr. R. Bruce Bickel.

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