Religious Groups and Organizations

The resources listed on this page are not exhaustive of the opportunities for involvement with religious groups and organizations within the area, and this page remains in the process of construction. 

Agudath Shalom Synagogue

This is the Jewish synagogue closest to Hampden-Sydney College and is located at 2055 Langhorne Road in Lynchburg.  The congregation is officially Reform Jewish but would also be a place where Conservative Jews would be comfortable.   For more information contact Dr. James Arieti 434-223-6252 or email

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

The Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Longwood University is a Christian group that is open to all Hampden-Sydney College students.  The BCM meets Thursday's at 5:00 p.m. in the BCM Center, Griffin Blvd. Farmville.  Come join us  for fellowship, guest speakers, praise and worship, and Bible study.   For more information contact Rev. Cheri Wise, Minister at 434-392-5733 or email

Catholic Campus Ministry

The HSC Catholic Campus Ministry meets every Sunday to go to mass and meets every Wednesday for student meetings.  The Catholic ministry offers religious, educational, and social opportunities, as well as participation in campus, parish, and diocesan programs.    For more information please contact Lisa Burns at 434-223-6188 or email

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.)

The Hampden-Sydney College chapter of the national organization of Fellowship of Christian Athletes  is open to anyone. They meet every Sunday night in Kirby Fieldhouse at 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to know more about F.C.A., you can contact the group's advisor,

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (I.V.C.F.)

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational group open to all students. This chapter services both Hampden-Sydney and Longwood Colleges.  They have Friday evening fellowships that start at 7:00 p.m. in Ruffner, Prince Edward room as well as Bible Studies on Tuesdays at 8:30pm and Thursdays at 9pm.  IVCF also schedules prayer groups, community service projects, picnics and regional conferences. For more information please contact Jen Clapp, Advisor at 757-371-3010 or email   

Presbyterian Student Ministry

Students regularly worship with campus and community members at the 11a.m. worship service at College Church and participate in other congregational activities.  Special student groups are sometimes highlighted on designated Sundays.  Students are encouraged to contact the college chaplain, Rev. Dr. David Keck, for more information at 223-6269 or Dr. Robert Hall at 434-223-6249 or email

The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry

The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry of Farmville, VA, serving Longwood and Hampden-Sydney Colleges, is a campus-based expression of the ministry of the United Methodist Church.  There is a weekly Tuesday evening meal/program and other events scheduled throughout the academic year. For more information please contact  Rev. Richard Meiser, Minister at 434-392-8089 or email

Young Life

Young Life is the Hampden-Sydney and Longwood chapter of a non-denominational para-church ministry open to all students interested in becoming Young Life leaders in the community with the mission of introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ.  Young Life sponsors Freshman Fellowship, a fellowship group open to all freshmen and anyone interested in Young Life, during Fall Semester.  During Spring semester, Freshman Fellowship involves leadership training and, upon completion, interested participants may become Young Life leaders at local high schools.  For info, contact Manny Betancourt, Area Director at 919-610-8602 or email

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Meetings are Thursday, Pannhill Commons at 12:30 p.m.  For more information please contact Christine Ross, Group leader at 434-223-6056 or email

Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry

Meetings are Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Johns Memorial Episcopal Parish Hall, 400 High Street Farmville, VA .  For more information please contact Bob Zupanek, Campus Minister at 434-392-5733 or email