The Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania (CA) is a community of hospitality, service and advocacy, and faith exploration. We strive to live out the Gospel message -- to bring God’s love to Penn students (both undergraduate and graduate students), faculty, staff and neighbors. We welcome every person into our doors regardless of religious affiliation, orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race or gender.
The CA has numerous gatherings throughout the week. Take a look at our schedule below to see what's happening in the summers and during the school year.
|Slanguage||Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30pm|
|Community Dinner and Bible Study||Wednesdays at 6:30pm (dinner) and 7:30pm (Bible Study)|
|Grad Student Book Group||Thursdays at 4:30 pm|
|Drop-by for lunch||Fridays from 12-1:30pm|
|(FM)3||First Friday of the month at 7pm (resumes Feb. 7)|
Resumes January 15th. Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30PM for community dinner! Then at 7:30 those who want can stay for Bible Study as we read through the Gospel of Mark. We'll have an engaging conversation on God's word to us and the relevance of faith in our lives.
Resume January 17. Drop by on Fridays between 12-1:30 for lunch! We'll provide the food, and you can stay and eat or grab and go. Feel free to bring a friend along with you!
This year we are going to Big Pine Key in Southern Florida to provide hurricane relief. While the area is beautiful, there are people still recovering from the damage done by Hurricane Irma, and we will work to help them get back on their feet in safe and dry homes. We'll also have time to go to the beach and explore Old Key West. We'll be working with Florida Restores, part of the United Methodist Church, and based in Big Pine Key. Megan has lots more information on details, so reach out to her if you want to know more about the trip. More information is available on CA Facebook page.
Resumes January 16th. Join us this Spring as we discuss Jim Wallis' Christ in Crisis: Why We Need To Reclaim Jesus. E-mail Megan for more information. Copies available from the CA for $5.
An ongoing program to teach English to non-native speakers here on campus. Participants seek to improve their English reading and speaking skills while engaging with a diverse group of individuals from all over the world, providing them with a community as well. Topics range from news articles and videos to poetry and literature.
An ongoing program to teach English to non-native speakers here on campus. Participants seek to improve their English reading and speaking skills.
The CA offers Penn students the opportunity to enter into meaningful relationships with West Philly high school students enrolled with Penn’s Upward Bound program.
A space for the LGBTQ community and allies to discuss the intersection of their faith and sexuality.