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Dharma Lions: The Mindfulness and Meditation Community at Penn State

  • Mission: Dharma Lions is a community that’s dedicated to practicing and revealing greater sense of well being for ourselves and others. We provide space to explore mindfulness in a simple yet direct and meaningful way, usually through guided instructions by senior meditation practitioners. The invitation is to explore our deepest values, discover the inner world of authenticity, and experience a true sense of belonging. Our group is open to all students and local community members from beginners to enlightened beings:) We hope to meet you and learn together from each other. May you be well, happy, and peaceful!
  • Thursday at 6:00 pm, 103 BBH Building
Bahá'í

Bahá'í Campus Association

  • Mission: The purpose of this association shall be to further the tenets of the Bahá'í Faith; to invite those interested to investigate the Faith for themselves; to promote the unity of mankind; and to foster understanding, love and fellowship on this campus by sponsoring such things as lectures, information tables, service projects, discussions, informal gatherings, social activities and public meetings. (Aliases: Baha'i; Bahai)

  • Website: http://sites.psu.edu/bahai/

Christian

3rd Way Collective

  • Wednesday Meeting at 6pm, changes location
  • Sunday Worship at 9:30 am, UMC, 1606 Norma Street, State College
  • Contact campus minister Ben at ben@3rdwaycollective.org, or visit www.3rdwaycollective.org
  • Affiliated with the University Mennonite Church, 1606 Norma Street (downtown)

Adventist Campus Ministries

  • Mission: Provides a place for Adventists/Non-Adventist to discuss in depth aspects of the Bible; promotes spiritual growth, both personal and corporate.

  • Office: 436 Business Building

  • Affiliated with the State College Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4310 Whitehall Rd., Pennsylvania Furnace, PA (Off Campus)

Alliance Christian Fellowship

  • Mission: Provides for individual believers of kindred spirit, a fellowship with one another without affecting their denominational affiliation, and encourages students to maintain a close personal walk with God.

  • Office: 203 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Phone: 814-237-7991

  • Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center

  • Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Frizzell Room A/B Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Asian American Christian Fellowship

  • Mission: Establishes for the express purposes of providing opportunities for Asian students at the University to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Office: 209-A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Friday at 7:00 p.m., 111 Wartik Building

Assembly of God Chi Alpha

  • Mission: Promotes the spiritual and social life of young people at the University by providing opportunities for worship, fellowship, training, and evangelism.
  • Website: http://sites.psu.edu/chialpha/
  • Thursday Bible Study at 8:00 p.m., 351 E. Calder Way (downtown)
  • Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m., 2201 University Drive Extension, State College

Burning Hearts

  • Mission: To promote Christian outreach to the Penn State community by providing speakers and events on campus.
  • Office: 227 Sparks
  • Phone: 814-865-9317
  • Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., 106 HUB-Robeson Center

Campus Ministry International

  • Mission: The purpose of the Penn State CMI is to provide in depth study of Apostolic faith while setting up programs & services to encourage and maintain spiritual awareness. We are endeavoring to explore and experience the power and ministry of Jesus Christ, as was experienced by the early church.

  • Monday Weekly Meeting at 6:00 pm, Centre Pointe Church (256 E. Beaver Avenue)

  • Contact Scott Patterson at cmiscott@hotmail.com for more information.

Catholic Campus Ministry

  • Mission: The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministries at Penn State is to give witness to a Catholic presence in university life and to promote and sustain the well being of the whole Catholic person. Grounded in the tradition of the Church, Catholic Campus Ministries provides for an environment and fellowship that challenge members to encounter the Living Christ and be transformed by His Spirit. To aid in this mission, Catholic Campus Ministries provides for community members the obilgatory liturgies essential to the faith and in the process also addresses the liturgical needs of many in the international student community. In addition, Catholic Campus Ministries offers retreats, service opportunities, book and Bible studies, lectures and other activities within a tradition of diverse ethnic, cultural and language backgrounds that benefit the campus community and the universal Catholic Church.  For more information, call the CCM office at 814- 865-4281.
  • Fall / Spring Mass Schedule
    • Monday thru Thursday at 9:15 am, Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center (Park Avenue), State College
    • Monday thru Thursday at 5:05 pm, Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Friday at 9:15 am, Meditation Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Saturday Mass at 4:00 pm, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Sunday Mass at 9:30 am; 11:30 am; 9:00 pm, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Summer Mass Schedule
    • Monday thru Thursday at 5:05 pm, Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Friday at 12:30 pm, Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Saturday Mass at 4:00 pm, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
    • Sunday Mass at 10:30 am, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Byzantine Divine Liturgy
    • Last Sunday of every month (execpt December 9, 2018)
      • Confessions, 2:00pm, Mediatition Chapel
      • Mass, 3:00pm, Eisenhower Chapel
  • Korean Mass
    • Saturday -Biweekly Mass
      • 10/6/18, 4pm, Eisenhower Chapel 
      • 10/20/18, 4pm, Frizzell Room, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
      • 11/3/18, 4pm, Frizzell Room, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
      • 11/10, 12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/16, 3/30, 4/27, 4pm, Eisenhower Chapel @4pm
    • Confessions (Same dates as above), 3:30pm, 104, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Spanish Catholic Mass
    • Sunday, 1:00 pm, Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center ( Park Ave)
      • 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/7, 4/28

Christian Student Fellowship

  • Mission: Promotes fellowship among Christian students, encourages development of Christian maturity, provides a vehicle for Christian ministry, and develops programs of Christian education.

  • Office: 208-209 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Phone: 814-865-1562

  • Tuesday - Worship Practice at 4:00 pm, Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

  • Tuesday - Catalyst at 7:30 pm, Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Coalition for Christian Outreach

  • Mission: Aims to deepen and strengthen the spiritual life of the student body through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
  • Wednesday at 8:00 pm, East Area Locker Room

Cru

  • Mission: Penn State Cru is a community where the gospel captivates hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ.
  • Thursday Large Group Meeting at 7:00 pm, HUB - Freeman Auditorium
  • Bible Study and other events can be found at: www.pennstatecru.org
  • Text questions to: (814) 441-2986

DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship

  • Mission: DiscipleMakers is a local chapter of the Pennsylvania-based DiscipleMakers organization. Our goal is to provide training for all students who want to know Christ and desire to grow in their faith. We seek to help each other learn how to inductively study, interpret, and apply the Bible. We seek to teach Biblical counseling techniques and mentoring skills. Training is provided at group events and at DiscipleMakers' intercollegiate training conferences. DiscipleMakers is affiliated with Grace Fellowship Church of State College.
  • Website: http://sites.psu.edu/makers/
  • Office: 210 Paquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Thursday Gospel Group at 7:00 pm,  212 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Friday Practice at 5:30 pm, Worship Hall (127), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Friday Services at 7:00 pm, Worship Hall (127), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Harvest Christian Ministry

  • Mission: Focuses on raising spiritual leaders who share the same core values.
  • Sunday Worship at 11:00 am, Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Incarnation Campus Fellowship

  • Mission: The purpose of the Incarnation campus Fellowship is to help students group in their love and knowledge of God in Jesus Christ through Sunday worship services, small groups, and discipleship. Incarnation Campus Fellowship is a ministry affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America.
  • Sunday at 11:00 am, Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

International Christian Fellowship

  • Mission: International Christian Fellowship is a welcoming student group serving the needs of international students, providing opportunities to develop genuine friendships, discover Jesus Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and lovingly share Christ's love with others at Penn State and the world.
  • Office: 210A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-404-8116
  • Beginner's Bible Study - Friday at 5:00 pm,  212 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • International Dinner - Friday at 6:15 pm, Garden Room (130) Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Lutheran Student Community

  • Mission: As believers in Jesus Christ, the Penn State Lutheran Community is committed to: Welcoming all the name of Jesus, Embracing Personal Growth and understanding, Exploring the connections between God’s Word and the world, Preparing to follow Jesus’ example with our lives, So we may go forth in a celebration of God’s Love. On the Penn State campus, Lutheran Student Community will welcome you into this community of faith where people talk, listen & share the challenges and joys of campus life, explore who God is, and help you find for yourself what place God has in your life.
  • Website: https://sites.psu.edu/lutheranpennstate/
  • Office: 211-A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-865-0715
  • Sunday at 8:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 205 S Garner (downtown)
  • Thursday at 5:00 pm, Worship Hall (Room 127), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Navigators

  • Mission: Helps provide for students a spiritual challenge equal to their capabilities by individually helping them in their personal development and growth as followers of Christ, and teaches others to do the same.
  • Office: 207 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Friday at 7:30 pm, Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Newman Catholic Student Association

  • Mission: Promotes, builds, and serves the developing University-Catholic community through religious, educational, and social activities, and encourages members to take an active role in the Church and secular society.
  • Office: 203 HUB-Robeson Center
  • Monday at 7:15 pm, Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

New Life Student Fellowship

  • Mission: Reaches and equips students for a lifetime relationship with Jesus Christ and develops a multiplying ministry as servants of Christ to the world.
  • Office: 207A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-883-5950
  • Visit www.newlifepsu.com or find us on Facebook at New Life @ PSU.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

  • Mission: Supports fellowship on campus; experiences and witnesses the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others and study of Faith.
  • Website: http://sites.psu.edu/orthodox
  • Saturday Vespers at 6:00 pm, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks (downtown)
  • Sunday Liturgy at 10:00 am, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 119 S. Sparks (downtown)
  • Thursday Meeting at 7:00 pm, 122 (Pod 2) Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Christian Grads (Graduate Student Movement of Cru)

  • Mission: Provides fellowship for graduate students interested in investigating or developing a Christian belief system.
  • Office: 107A Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Thursday at 7:00 pm, Memorial Lounge (107), Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Information about other events and small groups can be found at: PennStateChristianGrads.org
  • Text questions to: (907) 748-3223.

Reformed University Fellowship

  • Mission: RUF provides an in-depth ministry to university students firmly rooted in the authority of the Bible, and its manifold applications. We are an on-campus community in Penn State seeking to experience the gospel in community with others, equip leaders for service during and after college, and to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the gospel as it relates to Reformed traditions. With the skillful employment of student-lead music, we communicate and comprehend the truths of the gospel. At RUF we focus on 4 main things: Christ, Community, Cause, Culture.
  • Office: 217 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-441-5090
  • Tuesday (International Dinner and Discussion) at 6:30 pm, 118 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Thursday (UG Large Group) at 6:00 pm, Frizzell A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Wesley Student Foundation

  • Mission: Provides for all those who seek a center for religious fellowship and growth from a specifically United Methodist perspective. Abba Java Coffeehouse is a ministry of Wesley PSU! All students are welcome. Visit our website at Wesleypsu.org!
  • Office: 250 E. College Ave.
  • Phone: 814-238-6739
  • Wednesday at 6:00 pm, St. Paul's UMC (Enter through Abba Java Coffeehouse)
  • Sunday at 8:00 am; 9:15 am; 10:45 am, St. Paul's UMC (250 E. College Avenue)
  • Contact Carly Noonan, President, at cjn5177@psu.edu, for more information.
  • Affiliated with St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 250 E. College Ave. (downtown) which houses Abba Java House.

Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship (WPF)

  • Mission: Forms a body that provides its members with opportunities for spiritual growth, community outreach and mutual support in an environment where its members are faithful to God, to society and to each other, with the ultimate goal of improving The Community.
  • Office: 132 W. Beaver Ave.
  • Sunday at 11:15 am, State College Presbyterian Church, (corner of Fraser and Beaver)
  • Thursday at 6:00 pm, State College Presbyterian Church, (corner of Fraser and Beaver)

Young Life

  • Mission: Enables college students to serve as Christian role models in the lives of local middle and high school students through community service and outreach; trains and guides college students in the areas of successful Youth Ministry.
  • Monday YL College at 8:00 pm, HUB - Room 330
Hindu

Vedic Society

  • Mission: Helps all people discern reality from illusion, spirit from matter, the eternal from temporary; encourages the student community to appreciate and understand higher dimensions of knowledge as given in the vedic scriptures.
  • Office: 225 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Thursday at 7:00 pm, 124 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Contact Arnab Sen Gupta, President, at arnabsengupta.cct@gmail.com, for more information.
Islam

Al-Ghadeer

  • Mission: The purpose of the Penn State AL-GHADEER Club is to share information about Shia Islam, pray and read Quran together, invoke an interest in new members about Shia Islam, and raise awareness of the peace of Shia Islam.
  • Thursday at 9:00 pm, 104 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Muslim Students' Association

  • Mission: Promotes unity and join action among the Muslims, conducts various activities in the best traditions of Islam, promotes friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and makes Islamic teachings known to non-Muslims.
  • Website: http://pennstatemsa.wix.com/psu-msa#!contact/c21nl
  • Office: 204 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Friday Prayer at 1:30 pm and 2:30pm, Frizzell Room A/B, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Jewish

Aish Penn State

  • Mission: The purpose of Aish Penn State is to provide a cultural and traditional outlet for Jewish students by providing Jewish learning, heritage trips, socials, and holiday celebrations.
  • Website: http://aishtest.com/
  • Phone: (814) 308-2680

Chabad: Jewish Student Organization

  • Mission: To foster Jewish pride and identity by providing a warm environment that enables Penn State students to explore their Jewish heritage regardless of religious background or financial status.
  • Office: 215 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-863-4929
  • Friday at 7:00 pm, Chabad House - 443 Waring Ave. (downtown)

Hillel

  • Mission: Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the 6,000 Jewish students at Penn State so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Penn State Hillel’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Penn State Hillel helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Penn State Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.
  • Office: 114 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Phone: 814-863-3816
  • Friday Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm, Room 118 & Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Friday Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 pm, Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Mormon

Latter-Day Saint Student Association

  • Mission: Encourage and support members in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus, through encouraging members to participate in activities and services on campus and in the community.
  • Sunday at 11:00 am, 514 E. Beaver Avenue (downtown)
Pagan

Silver Circle

  • Mission: Silver Circle provides a supportive and educational meeting ground for people interested in all paths of pagan spirituality. Silver Circle also aims to foster a healthy spiritual community for people of different spiritual paths, educate the University, local community, and others about pagans and paganism, provide a safe space and promote understanding, acceptance, and tolerance.
  • Website: http://sites.psu.edu/silvercircle 
  • Office 202 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  • Tuesday at 7:00-9:00pm, in Room 104, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center