A Message from Rev Megan LeCluyse 

Dear CA community, 

The past week has brought a whirlwind of changes as we respond to Covid-19. The CA will continue to be present to support you, though that may look a little different for the rest of the semester. Please reach out if you need anything! 

The CA House will be closed until at least the end of March as we try to do our part to keep people healthy and the virus from spreading. If you need help with food or anything, reach out to me (lecluyse@upenn.edu) or Shelton (upennca@gmail.com) and let us know, and we will work to get you what you need. 

We also will begin offering programming online this week via Zoom, including Wednesday night conversation time and Bible study, and Friday lunch conversations as well. I also hope to have one-on-one conversations via phone or video in the coming weeks as well. Let me know if you want to talk. 

I watched Frozen II again last night, and at one point Sven says "you feel what you feel and those feelings are real." A lot of us are feeling a lot right now, overwhelmed, sadness, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and more. Those feelings are all valid and real, and with how rapidly things keep changing we will probably all be feeling somewhat unsettled for at least a little while longer. We may feel God's presence in the midst of all of this, or may be wondering where God is. All of this shows up in the Bible, and especially in the Psalms, which is sometimes called the prayerbook of the Bible. If you're looking for somewhere to turn in Scripture, they may be a place to start. 

We also want to make sure to maintain the CA community as a place for you to connect with. Reach out to one another, and continue to care for and support one another. We will be in touch as things continue to evolve, and hope to see you online this week or beyond. And again, please reach out if we can be of support in any way! 


Progressive, Inclusive, Welcoming

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.

Weekly Gatherings

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.

School Year

SlanguageSuspended due to COVID-19
Community Dinner and ChatWednesdays at 6:30pm via Zoom
Grad Student Book GroupThursdays at 4:30 pm via Zoom
Drop-by for lunch and Bible StudyFridays from 12-1:30pm via Zoom
Monthly Multi Faith Movie NightTime is TBD check facebook for regular updates

Recent & Upcoming Events


Slanguage luncheon (3-27-18) (Bill_2c Megan_2c Annie Sun_2c Song Han_2c Pat Tan_2c and Song Hwang) (2).jpg


An ongoing program to teach English to non-native speakers here on campus. Participants seek to improve their English reading and speaking skills.


Dana How Scholars

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.


Queer Christian Fellowship

A space for the LGBTQ community and allies to discuss the intersection of their faith and sexuality.

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