Recent Events


InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Retreat: Basileia
Saranac Lake Young Life Camp
May 18 – 24

Baccalaureate Interfaith Service
Fr. Joseph McShane, President of Fordham University, speaker
3 p.m. – Field House
May 25

Candlelight Compline Prayer Service / World Day of Prayer
Fr. Tim Reger, Adjunct Episcopal Chaplain liturgist
Prof. Richard Lloyd leads the St. James Church Choir in this musically enriched time of evening prayer
9 p.m. – Events Barn
May 2

Christian Fellowship Large Group Meeting
Special Guest speaker: Rev. Denes House '92
7:30 p.m. -- Chapel Lounge
May 3


Helen Sperling: Holocaust Survivor
Testimony of a Polish Jew
7 p.m. – Chapel
April 9

MSA Sponsored Trip to Dearborn, Michigan
To Visit the Largest Mosque in America
April 12-14

Daily Morning Prayer
Christian Fellowship
7:30 a.m. weekdays – Sadove Sunporch
April 15

New Jim Crow book discussion
Michelle Alexander’s book on racial inequality fostered by the criminal justice system’s mass incarceration of young black males.
4 p.m. – Days-Massolo Center
April 16

Folklore tradition and symbolism of Challa- make your own Challah
Learn to make challah bread
4 p.m. – Azel Backus House
April 16

Christian Fellowship Fast Day/ Prayer Vigil
Join in this day of fasting, and sign off the meal plan. Doing so strengthens the contribution to our support of the Thea Bowman House in Utica, a non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk kids and their families. Also join in the prayer vigil which will go from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. when the fast will be broken by a celebratory community feast.
April 16

Theological Inquiry Open Meeting
We’ll discuss the controversial country/rap song “Accidental Racist” between Brad Paisley and LL Cool J.
4:45 p.m. – Chapel Lounge
April 17

Lecture by Dr. Sol Messinger-Holocaust survivor
7:30 p.m. – Jewish Community Center
April 17

Christian Fellowship Large Group Meeting
Special Guest speaker: Mr. Westin
7:30 p.m. -- Chapel Lounge
April 19

Community Chapel Special Guest
“Repeat Offenders”

A guitar, keyboard, drums ensemble made up of four Presbyterian ministers and lay people will lead this service… using contemporary music to supplement spoken reflection.
Meditation: "Reflections on the Apostle Bruce" (Bruce Cockburn, that is!)
4 p.m. – Chapel
April 21

Community “Walk for Israel”
Israel Independence Day celebration
4 p.m. – Jewish Community Center, Utica
April 21

Christian Fellowship Worship Night
7:30 p.m. -- Chapel Lounge
April 26

MSA End of Year Dinner
April 27

Henna Tattoos
Muslim Student Association offering henna tattoos to students stuck in line at the Housing Lottery
April 28

Lag' Ba'Omer Ritual Fire
Fire on the Glen Lawn to celebrate the thirty-third day of counting the Omer, and the day of the revelation of the secrets of the kabbalah in the form of the Zohar.
April 28


Open Discussion of Themes in Cornel West Talk
4 pm Opus II
March 12


Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayers
Muslim Student Association invites anyone interested to join them on their weekly trip to the Kemble Street mosque to observe/ participate in Friday prayers.
12:30 p.m. - Departing from Campus Safety
February 1

Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Joshua Nelson
Celebrate Shabbat prayers with a Jewish Gospel flair
5:30 pm Eells Dining Room
February 1

Praise & Worship Team Open Rehearsal
Come try your hand at this powerful style of contemporary worship! Lunch following.
Protestant Chapel Community Morning Service prep
10 am – Chapel
February 2

Open Mic Worship with the Protestant Chapel Community
Roxanne Bellamy-Campbell and Jeff McArn will lead a combined service including Labyrinth walk meditation, songs, spoken word, poetry, and a lunch communion afterwards.
Noon – Fillius Events Barn
February 3

Super Bowl Party: America’s Religion
Join us for a Liturgy of Pizza & Wings, 49ers - Ravens, high-priced ads and Beyoncé
6 p.m. – Chapel Loft
February 3

Film: Reel Bad Arabs
How Hollywood Villifies a People
Featuring Dr. Jack Shaheen, former CBS news correspondent
7 p.m. - Red Pit
February 4

Lunch Discussion: “The Place of Muslims in American Culture”
Prof. Aaron Spevack, Islamicist scholar from Colgate University will lead the conversation.  All are welcome to join!
Noon – Days-Massolo Center
February 5

Film: Afghanistan Unveiled: Women & Islam
A 52 minute documentary film by Brigitte Brault & the Aina Women’s Filming Group.  A group of Afghani women are trained in photojournalism and amazing footage results.
4 p.m. - Taylor Science Center G027
February 5

Film: “Love Free or Die”: Christianity & Homosexuality
The story of the first openly gay bishop consecrated in the American Episcopal Church
Panel discussion: Prof. Lesleigh Cushing, Colgate University, Fr. Tim Reger, Adjunct Episcopal Chaplain, and Prof. Brent Plate, Religious Studies Dpt.
*Co-sponsored by Rainbow Alliance and Hamilton Spirituality Initiative
7 p.m. – Science Center Auditorium
February 5

Songwriting Roundtable: The Spirituality of the Creative Process
Dinner discussion led by and featuring original music by Eliza Moore
5:30 p.m. – Chapel Loft
February 7

Spirituality on Tap with Prof. Todd Franklin
“The Spirituality of Nietzsche”
*Co-sponsored by the Hamilton Secular Society
8 p.m. – The Little Pub
February 7

Candlelight Compline Prayer Service
Led by Fr. Tim Reger of St. James Episcopal Church, Adjunct Episcopal Chaplain
9 p.m. – Fillius Events Barn
February 7

Lunch Discussion - The Spirituality of Popular Music
Hit songs today and the nature of their spiritual depth. Led by Eliza Moore, Spiritual Artist in Residence
Noon – Azel Backus House
February 8

Workshop for Yoga Student Leaders of Hamilton’s Yoga Club
Followed by General Yoga Class
Eliza Moore, Instructor
4 p.m. – Multi-purpose room in Blood Fitness and Dance Center
February 8

Interfaith Service Initiative

  • Habitat for Humanity
    worksite Lansing Street, Utica
  • Rescue Mission of Utica
    “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” awareness walk for homelessness

Lunch following at Habitat work site
* Co-sponsored by HAVOC
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
February 9

Community Chapel: Special Guest
Eliza Moore  -- message in word and song
Pizza & wings following the service
4 p.m. – Chapel
February 10

Ash Wednesday Services
Catholic Mass Chapel Downstairs
Protestant Communion Upstairs Meditation Room
February 13

The New Jim Crow
Discussion of Michelle Alexander’s book on structural racial inequality imposed by the criminal justice system. First of four sessions.
4 pm – Days-Massolo Center
February 14

Dedication of Joshua Hicks ’09 Memorial Collection in Spiritual Film
Celebratory dinner and remembrance of Joshua Hicks '09
Screening of Jicks’ senior film project in spirituality
Remarks by Prof. Steve Humphries-Brooks
5 p.m. – Chapel
February 22


Kosher Gospel Concert with Joshua Nelson
Start things off with a buffet of middle-eastern food from the Phoenician and enjoy traditional Jewish liturgical songs infused with the energy of the Gospel tradition.
*Sponsored by Hillel and Christian Fellowship
7 p.m. Concert - Fillius Events Barn
January 31

Sitting Meditation with Roshi from Syracuse Zen Center
5:30 p.m. - Chapel Meditation Room and Chapel Lounge
January 30



Christmas Tree Decorating Party
All are welcome to a tree decorating party.  There will be pizza and holiday music.
5:30 p.m. Chapel
December 6

Hanukah Menorah Lighting Outside of the Chapel
All are welcome to come as we light a big Menorah outside of the chapel every night of Hanukah and then go inside to light a real menorah, play some dreidel, and sing some Hanukah songs.
7 p.m. Chapel
December 8 - December 16

Candlelight Lessons and Carols Christmas Service
with College Hill Singers
4 p.m. Chapel
December 9

Candlelight Advent Vespers Service with Vocal Quartet
Led by Fr. Tim Reger, Adjunct Episcopal Chaplain and Priest at St. James Episcopal Church, Clinton
Music led by Richard Lloyd, Lecturer in Dance and Movement Studies Department
Refreshments following
9 p.m. Events Barn
December 13

Christmas Midnight Mass
with College Choir
11 p.m. Chapel
December 16


All Saints Day Mass
Chapel noon
November 1

Service for Private Remembrance
Everyone in the community is invited to come and remember loved ones who have passed away.
noon - 1 p.m., Chapel
November 2

Candlelight Compline Prayer Service
Led by Fr. Tim Reger, Adjunct Episcopal Chaplain and Priest at St. James Episcopal Church, Clinton
Music led by Richard Lloyd, Lecturer in Dance and Movement Studies Department
Refreshments following
9 p.m. Events Barn
November 8

Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner
R.S.V.P. jmcarn@hamilton.edu
6 p.m. Eells House Dining Room
November 13


Sukkot Celebration
4 pm with Rabbi Aaron
October 2

ICVF Prayer Walk
Join Intervarsity and faculty members Sharon Rivera and Bev Edmondson as we walk through the glen praying and reflecting on ourselves, our community and the World!!
4 p.m. Starting at KJ Circle (we will be walking through the glen and ending at the chapel)

14th Annual Gospel Singing Workshop
Hamilton College Chapel
October 19-20

Expedition Retreat
IVCF Regional Event
Liverpool, NY
October 19-21

Scary Movie Night
Enjoy popcorn, candy and a scary movie with Hillel
7p.m. Red Pit
October 21

Hillel Bowling Outing
off-campus, RSVP hillel@hamilton.edu
October 23

October 24

Cookie Baking with Hillel
4:30 p.m. Azel Backus
October 25

Family Weekend Shabbat Dinner
Azel Backus, RSVP hillel@hamilton.edu
October 26

Family Weekend Joint Chapel Service
10 a.m. Chapel
Brunch following the service RSVP jmcarn@hamilton.edu
October 28

Israeli Dancing
8 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Blood Fitness Center
October 29

“Panel on Free Speech and Images of Muhammad”
with Abhishek Amar and Brent Rodriguez-Plate of the Religious Studies Department
Red Pit 4 p.m.
October 30

Trust Treat
Halloween - October 31


Overnight Retreat
"Building Spiritual Community"
September 7-8
East Hamilton


Interfaith Marshmallow Roast
Glen House
Aug 28

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