Program Areas

  • Hospitality
  • Faith Exploration
  • Service & Advocacy
  • Hospitality

    Community dinner

    Hospitality is about providing a sense of welcome to whomever walks through our door. It’s not an invitation to assimilate, but rather an embrace that invites people to come as they are. At the CA, we provide an inclusive, fun and supportive space that is a home away from home for students.

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  • Faith & Exploration

    Prayer and meditation room

    Faith Exploration is about digging into what it means to call ourselves Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. It means processing things being learned, figuring out how other aspects of out lives connect with our faith, and growing in our understanding of how to live this faith out on a daily basis, and growing in our knowledge of Scripture.

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  • Service & Advocacy

    Mentoring program service day

    Service and Advocacy is about living out God’s call to participate in Kingdom work, to actively seek to help bring about the kingdom of God here on earth. It is about being both a voice for the voiceless, and listening to those who are voiceless so we can learn what it is they have to say. It is about recognizing our place of privilege, and doing something to help make things a little more equal.

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  • DHS Mentors

    Sept. 9 and 14 @ 5:30pm

    Want to be a mentor? Join the Dana How Scholars program, which pairs Penn students with West Philadelphia high school students participating in the Upward Bound program. Contact Lakeyta Smith at or attend a mentoring Open House at the CA on Sept 9th or 14th

  • Community Dinner and Worship

    Wed @ 6:30pm

    Join us for pork sausages and roasted vegetables, along with good fellowship! Then stay for worship where we will look at the story of Moses and the bush, and how we know who God is.

  • Trip to Linvilla

    Sat @ 4:00pm

    Fall is in the air - and how better to celebrate then to go pick apples! Come pick apples at Linvilla Orchards, and enjoy an apple cider donut! RSVP by Sept. 18.

  • God is _________

    Sept 21 @ 6:00pm

    Our Monday night series get underway, and our first series will be exploring who God is, and the ways in which we know God. With a Creator who is both knowable and unknowable, friend and mystery, this series will allow us to dig in to one of the most essential elements of our faith.

  • Fall Break Service Trip

    Oct 8-11

    Looking for a meaningful way to spend fall break? Come with the CA to Rockaway, NY, to help with rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy! E-mail for more information.

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Why it matters


  • "Fill in the Blank"

    The Christian Association’s theme for the year is “Fill in the Blank.” Over the coming year, there are a lot of different ways we are going to explore this concept. In worship we will be working through an overview of the Bible.

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  • "The Fragile Beauty of Glass and Community"

    When you’re a pastor, you start to see sermon illustrations all around you. This experience did not fail to have life lessons of it’s own, lessons about what it means to form and maintain friendships and community, something most of us are engaged in as the school year begins.

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  • "Reflections on Serving"

    As someone who had never gone on a mission trip, I feel extremely blessed and happy to have been able to go to both the fall and spring mission trip. For the fall trip we went to Staten Island, NY and helped to put walls up for a women and her grandchild whose house had been ruined by Hurricane Sandy.

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