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|
|Multi-faith Book Group||Tuesdays from 5-6pm, beginning Sept 17|
|Community Dinner and Bible Study||Wednesdays at 6:30pm (dinner) and 7:30pm (Bible Study)|
|Grad Student Book Group||Thursdays at 5pm|
|Drop-by for lunch||Fridays from 12-1:30pm|
|(FM)3||First Friday of the month at 7pm|
Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30PM for community dinner! This week's menu is a bbq chicken sandwiches (and a veggie lasagna for vegetarians). All Penn students are welcome! Then at 7:30 those who want can stay for Bible Study as we begin reading 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.
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 week we'll make our own individual size pizzas or enjoy leftovers from Wed night.
This year's Multi-Faith book club, hosted by the Christian Association and Muslim Life, in continuity with our theme of "stories," will be looking at "The Bible and the Qur'ān: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition" by John Kaltner and Younus Mirza. We will be meeting every Tuesday from 5 to 6 staring on Sept 17th!
Join us this fall as we discuss Amy-Jill Levine's Short Storys by 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.
On September 17, join the CA to volunteer at Books Through Bars. Volunteers will be reading letters, matching people’s requests with books from our library, and/or wrapping up the books into packages.
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.