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Chaplaincy

Protestant Community

Theological Inquiry Experience

A group of 8 - 10 students from a range of Christian backgrounds, exploring ways to deepen faith commitments, theological understandings and community life.
Two one-hour meetings per week

Spiritual Retreats

At least once per semester, a chance to get off-campus in a cabin with a wood-burning stove by a pond to reflect on spiritual life, sacred texts, and deeper connections.

Vocation, Ministry and Graduate School in Religion

Offering guidance and experience in directing students toward graduate studies and professional schools, and also vocational opportunities that draw on theological backgrounds, such as social work, social justice legal work, and non-profit organizations and faith communities.

Musical Spirituality

We are blessed with two Praise and Worship Teams, one for each of our chapel services: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Both services invite various musicians and ensembles to help bring the spirit to life. We are currently seeking new leadership in our Gospel Choir community to bring Gospel Music back to Hamilton College.

Weekly Chapel Services

There are two different weekly worship services on campus.  The services are unique, providing for the varied backgrounds of Hamilton students. 

Community Chapel is held at 4 p.m. every Sunday the college is in session. The services are welcoming and ecumenical. They include scripture readings, a meditation from Chaplain Jeff McArn, prayer, and a variety of different musical traditions.  Communion is held on the first Sunday of each month, and there is always food just after the service for friends and fellowship.

Morning Service meets weekly on Sundays at 10 am. Our mission is to openly share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the Hamilton College community. The combination of Bible-based teaching, music, and prayer help foster a closer relationship with Jesus. Morning Service also incorporates the  expression of the creative arts while providing a Holy Spirit-filled environment in which people of various backgrounds come together to freely worship God.