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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:  Kendall Hunter, Jenny Jones, Paul Carswell, Rachel Simko, Garrett Conn 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 Howard, Kearsie Dougherty, Jeralyn Tatano, Augie Santillo, Bethany Kifer, 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: Alex Ott, Brad Gibbons, Anna Cooper, Kevin Suchcicki, Sarah Carlson, Julia Davis, Zakk Dernar, Kierstin Barker 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: Amber Hill, Kendall Williams, MacKenzie Thomas, Haley Barger, 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:  Carey Anne Meyer-LaSor.


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.

This small group will meet on Thursdays from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM beginning on September 9th at Berlin Townhouse #13. The study will be led by Stephenie Noyes and Ashley Mountain. Please contact either Stephenie or Ashley if you are interested in attending this Bible study.

OPEN TO ALL CAMPUS - "Studying the Life of Moses and the Israelites in the Book of Exodus"
This group will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM beginning on September 14th at the home of Amanda Ansorge who is the group leader.  If you are interested in joining this study, please contact Amanda for directions to her house.

Special Worship Opportunities 2011-2012

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2911 - Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Depart campus at 9:30 AM, return to campus by 3:00 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011 - Temple Beth Israel Synagogue (Sharon, PA)
    Depart campus at 7:00 PM, return to campus by 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2011 - St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Church (Poland, OH)
     Depart campus at 8:00 AM, return to campus by 1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - East Liberty Presbyterian Church - Taize Prayer Service (Pittsburgh, PA)
     Depart campus at 4:30 PM, return to campus by 10:00 PM


Special Speakers 2011-2012

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 SpeakersDr. Emad Ramzy Philobbos from Egypt will be our guest October 6-10, 2011.   Dr. Philobbos will be speaking in Chapel on Friday, October 7th at 11:40 AM and will also be our guest preacher at Vespers on Sunday, October 9th at 7:00 PM.  Dr. Emad is a Professor Emeritus of Geology at Assiut University in Upper Egypt. He is involved in the Forum of Inter-cultural Dialogue run by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, and in establishing a Center for Capacity Building and Social Cohesion to serve the Egyptian, Middle Eastern and North African potentional leaders in churches and civic circles.  Emad was General Secretary of the Protestant Community in Egypt and is now a board member for hte Presbyterian Seminary in Cairo.  He is married and has a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.

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, April 3, 2012 beginning at 5:30 PM in the Witherspoon Maple Room.  Space is limited to 75 and reservations are required. Reservation request deadline is Tuesday, March 27, 2012. 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.

PreviousGuest 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.