CHAPLAIN & PASTOR OF COLLEGE CHURCH
Contact: Rev. M. Keith Leach
434-223-6269 (Chaplain's Office)
BCM is a student-led Christian organization that seeks to connect students to God. The Baptist Student Center is located at 303 Griffin Blvd. in Farmville. Weekly programs which begin with dinner and end with worship take place there on Thursday nights. Weekly small group Bible studies take place on both Hampden-Sydney and Longwood campuses. Other activities include retreats, mission trips, campus outreach, community service and various social gatherings.
The purpose of the Catholic Campus Ministry shall be to unite young adult Catholic/Christians in fellowship within the context of the campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College; provide opportunities to explore topics related to Catholic faith, student life, and adult transition in a social atmosphere for spiritual growth; and establish a Catholic presence in the Farmville community. CCM is open to all students on both campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College.
Chi Alpha is an international, Spirit-filled campus ministry. Our local chapter includes both Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University students. We have three types of gatherings: 1. Tuesday Night Worship (TNW), which is located in the Longwood's Jeffers Auditorium on Tuesdays at 8pm. TNW consist of contemporary/Spirit-filled worship, fellowship, games, a message and more fellowship. 2. Connect groups: these are smaller Bible studies that happen in various locations and time on both campuses. 3. Special events: this consists of outings, game nights, costume parties, adventures, conferences, retreats, etc. 4. We host prayer meetings Monday- Thursday from 6:30AM-7:30AM at our " Chi Alpha House" located at 213 W. Third Street. You can find us on Facebook by searching LUXA.
Cogito at Hampden-Sydney College is committed to the safe exploration of the large issues of our day and to the ideas of beauty, truth, justice and duty. We believe that the academy is enriched by the traditions and teachings of the Christian faith and that mature faith can be upheld and strengthened by intellectual integrity. To these ends, we seek to establish communities and formats that promote thoughtful discussion, mutual respect and the joy of discovery. Opportunities include a year long apologetics study group, a semester-long intensive Bible study, and a lecture series held 3-4 times a semester on various topics.
The purpose of the Episcopal Campus Ministry is to provide students a place to explore life's questions in the context of the Christian faith. We engage scripture, worship, reason and experience in a manner that both progressively addresses today's issues and is rooted theologically in the time-tested anchors of Christian belief and practice. We also just have a lot of fun! The Episcopal Campus ministry is based at Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, located at 400 High Street in Farmville. ECM meets Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Parish Hall for dinner, discussion and compline. Students are also welcome to actively participate in the Sunday morning worship at Johns (8:00 am and 10:30 am). Mission trips, service projects, recreational activities and other special events occur throughout the semester. ECM is open to all students on both campuses of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College.
ORGANIZATION FOR JEWISH STUDENTS
Contact: Dr. James Arieti
The Jewish Student Organization (small but eager to grow!) provides opportunities for social and religious activities. While there are no formal religious services on campus, the Sabbath and holidays are occasionally celebrated in common with members of the area's Jewish community, and arrangements for participating in services for the High Holy Days at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Lynchburg are made for those who wish to attend. The Organization and the Office of the College Chaplain annually sponsor a community Seder. The College library has a special endowment for books on Judaism and Jewish culture. Biblical Hebrew is offered as an elective for academic credit in the Department of Religion.
Contact: Christine Ross, Group Leader
The mission of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is to experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church on the college campus through community life, prayer, service to others & study of the faith (Acts 2:42). Furthermore, OCF will work to nurture and strengthen love for Jesus Christ and His Church in its fullness at this most critical juncture of human life and offer an opportunity for Orthodox Christian students and those interested in the Orthodox Christian Church to become more fully acquainted with and informed about their Orthodox heritage. The OCF also hopes to strengthen ties between students of the Orthodox Christian Faith, and to develop a more fruitful fellowship among them, and further cooperation with other Christian organizations with similar aims.
Contact Rev. M. Keith Leach
WESLEY CAMPUS MINISTRY (United Methodist Ministry)
Contact: Rev. Rich Meiser, Minister
The Wesley Foundation Campus ministry is a full time campus ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Church and staffed with church professionals. We serve both Longwood and Hampden-Sydney, and we have a student center located in Farmville on 204 High St., next to Farmville United Methodist Church. Our regular weekly meeting is on Tuesday nights from 5-6:30 pm. This gathering includes a home-cooked fellowship meal and a time of informal worship with a message. Our weekly "message" is given by a variety of people, including professors and college administrators, local clergy, HSC and LU alumni, and students. We also provide weekly small group gatherings that range from lunch together for fellowship and support to Bible and book studies. Our student center is open extended hours for studying and relaxing. Please check us out on Facebook and Instagram for the lastest updates and events.
Young Life is an interdenominational ministry with the goal of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. At Hampden-Sydney we offer opportunities to be a part of this ministry through volunteering as a Young Life leader for local high school or middle school students. Through this involvement, our volunteers are able to minister through building friendships with teenagers and earning the right to tell them about Jesus Christ. In order to be involved with this ministry we ask that Hampden-Sydney students take part in a training program that starts in the fall semester. If you do not get involved in the fall though, please contact us and we can help figure out a way to train you for this work on an individualized basis.