DUE TO COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions worship services and Chapel availability is restricted. As we begin the semester all Worship Services will be held in the Anderson Amphitheater down by Brittain Lake past the field house, across from the Towne Houses. When weather dictates notification will be sent advising on alternative worship location and or plans.
Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM Westminster students and members of the community gather for a non-denominational worship service in Anderson Ampitheratre. These services include prayers, contemporary and traditional songs, music by one of the college choirs (Concert, Men's, Women's, Chamber Ensemble) or by individual students or ensembles, and a message by Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain or invited guests. An opportunity for graduating seniors is provided during the worship service for them to share their faith journey and testimony. There are no services while Westminster College is not in session.
Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM Westminster students and members of the community gather for Catholic Mass in Anderson Ampitheatre or as announced. In addition we provide opportunities for worship on Holy Days of Obligation at 5:00 PM as announced. Students are often called upon to assist with Mass. There are no services while Westminster College is not in session. Fr. Anthony Sciarappa of Holy Spirit Parish of Lawrence County in New Castle, PA is the campus priest.
Westminster College Chapel Prayer Reflections will be available online this fall. Each week Rev. Mohr will share a portion of “Everyday Prayer with the Reformers”, by Westminster alumni Rev. Dr. Don McKim along with weekly prayers for the Westminster Community. Prayer requests can be made by contacting Rev. Mohr at firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up to receive links for the reflections email the Office of Faith and Spirituality at email@example.com.
The Chapel is open daily from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and from 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM for a personal quiet time for reflection, meditation and personal prayer in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Due to COVID-19 regulations, you must wear a mask while in the Chapel, and practice social distancing if others are also in the space.
The Interfaith Prayer Room is open daily during the open hours of the McKelvey Campus Center. This room is an inclusive and welcoming space for our students, staff and community, who are of diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds. This room is intended for prayer, contemplation, meditation, reflection, and practice, we ask users to follow the guidelines that are posted in the room. Due to COVID-19 regulations, you must wear a mask while in the Prayer Room, and no more than 3 persons in the space at one time.