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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  • Heeding God's Call Memorial for Victims of Gun Violence

    Oct. 29 - Nov. 13

    The Christian Association and TAB United host a memorial to those killed in Philadelphia in 2014 by gun violence, with 206 shirts representing the lives of the individuals lost.

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  • Thanksgiving

    The CA will be closed on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and invite you to reflect on all you are grateful for.

  • Faith is _______: Prayer and Ritual

    Nov. 23 @ 6:00pm

    Join us as through discussion and practice of spiritual discipline, we explore how ritual and prayer can help us learn where God is leading us.

  • Deck the Halls of the CA

    Nov. 30 @ 5:00pm

    Come help us get the CA ready for Christmas. We'll have hot chocolate, decorate the tree, and hang the stockings!

  • Community Dinner and Worship

    Dec. 2 @ 6:30pm

    Join us this week for a dinner provided by Arch Street Presbyterian Church, and an Advent worship service lead by seminarian Peter Hawisher-Faul!

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Why it matters


  • "God’s Call in Music"

    Last week at the CA we had the pleasure of hosting Adam and Andrea, a young married couple who travel around performing in a folk duo as “Adam and I.” Andrea and Adam shared with us their music as well as some of their story. Their story helped me to see how God’s call can reorient our goals.

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  • "Halloween and Resurrection"

    “Bones, bones, bones.” That was pretty much how I translated verse 7 as I rushed to finish my final exam in Introduction to Biblical Hebrew during my first year of seminary. While not exactly the right translation, we certainly do have a lot of bones in this passage, but we also have so much more than that.

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  • "God's Presence in Job's"

    Before we get into the scripture for today, I think we need to lay out Job’s perspective at this point in the book. Job was a man who did everything right. He feared God and he turned away from evil. He even offered sacrifices on behalf of his family just in case one of them sinned.

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