Student-initiated religious clubs and groups are a crucial part of the religious life of the College. Student religious clubs and groups include any club or group which has religion, spirituality, and/or faith-based service as a primary component of its mission. Religious clubs and groups are led by students, with either the Chaplain, Assistant Chaplain or faculty/ staff advisor.
Students, Faculty and Staff working to cross religious and non-religious lines in the name of service, dialogue, advocacy and peace.
Faith in Action
Student Group that leads in Service opportunities out of their understanding of faith and fellowship. Open to all students who understand service to be a part of their faith.
Hillel is a club of Jewish students who meets weekly in the Brossman Commons for dinner and conversation. Hillel is active on campus and in the community, including hosting an annual Seder, Holocaust Memorial Day events, and a weeklong celebration of Sukkot; celebrating holidays together; visiting and creating programming for Jewish residents at the Masonic Village; and enjoying social events, trips, and other activities as a group.
The Office of the Chaplain/Director of Religious Life welcomes a number of externally supported ministries to engage in ministry and religious activity on the campus of Elizabethtown College on behalf of religious traditions/denominations and faith-related organizations. Affiliates Ministers/Religious Leaders are local clergy and campus ministry workers who engage in religious ministry/activity on the Elizabethtown College campus, and although they are not paid by the College, they are a significant part of the Religious Life at Elizabethtown College.
Examples of off-campus ministry involvement at Elizabethtown College include the Newman Club's weekly Catholic mass and the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Newman Club/Catholic Campus Ministry
The Newman Club is a student group for Catholic students that participates in faith, service and social activities. The Newman Club meets Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in Hoover 215. Services organized by the club include:
- Campus Mass is at 6:15 p.m Sundays when classes are in session at the Young Center Bucher Meetinghouse with music rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
- The Rosary is prayed on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Sacred Space.
- Faith Circle, a faith-sharing Bible study, meets on Thursdays at 4:45 PM in the Sacred Space.
- Weekly dinner with Fr. Steve meets at 5:15 on Thursdays in BSC 258.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA®
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA® is an evangelical campus mission serving more than 35,000 students and faculty on more than 560 college and university campuses nationwide. Incorporated in 1941, InterVarsity has a rich tradition of campus witness, thoughtful discipleship, and a concern for world missions. The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. At E-town, InterVarsity runs Bible Studies in the dorms and a large group meeting every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Hoover 110.
CRU (Formally Campus Crusade for Christ)
CRU's mission statement is "Being a community where the Gospel captures hearts, transforms lives and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus. CRU has over 25,000 employees, more than 600,000 volunteers and are located in 191 around the world. CRU meets on Thursdays at 8:30pm in Wenger 103. Opportunities to participate include outreach, growth groups, service opportunities, and personal discipleship. If you are interested in more information, contact email@example.com.