Albion College Spiritual Life 2012-2013 Guidebook
Since 2003, the Office of the Chaplain has offered the Albion College community a comprehensive directory of area religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities. This guidebook also includes opportunities on campus (including student service groups) and a list of religious holidays for the academic year. Members of the Albion College community are welcome to stop by the Office of the Chaplain to look up information or receive a copy. Please direct specific questions to
Partners in the Region
The Office of the Chaplain maintains strong relations with most religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities in the area and in the region. These include Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Native American, Pagan, Quaker, Sikh, Spiritual/Not Religious, and Unitarian-Universalist friends, as well as non-religious philosophical communities. Most of these affiliations are included in the Albion College Spiritual Life 2012-2013 Guidebook.
Albion Ministerial Association
The College Chaplain is an active member of the Albion Ministerial Association. The group is focused on unified Christian prayer and worship. The group is also active in many community service programs, including Albion Interfaith Ministries, and supporting the public school children. For more information, please contact the College Chaplain.
Hillel International & Lester and Jewell Morris (MSU) Hillel
The Office of the Chaplain maintains a connection with the Jewish community, and Albion College has available professional Hillel staff through the Lester & Jewell (MSU) Hillel (East Lansing, MI). Albion College Hillel is a member of Hillel International. For more information, please contact the College Chaplain.
The Office of the Chaplain also has association with the following organizations:
For more information, please contact the Office of the Chaplain. Learn more about the College's affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
Choosing to develop your spiritual life at Albion College is one of the best decisions you can make. On a professional level, graduates who have undertaken a spiritual journey leave with a foundation that supports their work in any career. On a personal level, a depth of spirituality helps graduates grow the strongest friendships and marriages, along with a resource for a life of personal growth.
At Albion College, spiritual life is embraced in all its diversity. For many students, this means developing a philosophy of life and spiritual practices that do not include being religious. For others, religious practice and identity is central. Regardless, Albion College nurtures a welcoming, inclusive community, where you can be sure to find kindred minds and souls.
The Bridge is Albion College's spiritual life leadership group, coordinating interfaith life under the purview of the Office of the Chaplain. Members of The Bridge learn valuable skills in interfaith and intercultural communication, group development, programming, and a practical understanding of the role of belief in society. These skills support future careers in all disciplines. For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at
INTERFAITH INTEREST LISTSERV
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"A Place for Grace" ... The Christian body on campus gathers on Wednesday nights to experience student-led contemporary worship, Christian unity, prayer, and fellowship, along with messages from student speakers/preachers. This is a wonderful, unique-to-Albion phenomenon. Serving on the Chapel leadership team offers a unique opportunity for developing ministry skills, intercultural and ecumenical communication, and understanding of group development. Chapel is an outreach of the Office of the Chaplain. For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at
Office of the Chaplain coordinates support for individual Christian traditions practiced at Albion College, as well as coordinating campus ecumenical life.
CHRISTIAN LIVING COMMUNITY
Each year, a number of Christian students choose to live in a residence together in intentional Christian community. This body seeks to empower the Christian community throughout campus, as well as offering space for others to learn about being Christian. For more information, contact the Office of the Chaplain at
Students are encouraged to get involved in any of these organizations / interest groups:
Athletes in Action
Campus Crusade for Christ
Christian Living Community
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Students of Destiny
United Voices of Albion College
Women and Faith
The Office of the Chaplain coordinates interfaith life on campus.
Here is how you can get involved:
Sign up for the Interfaith Interest E-list by writing
Attend functions sponsored by The Bridge
Travel to diverse places of worship, meditation, culture, and thought.
- Get involved with under-represented groups on campus that sponsor spiritual life programming. These include:
- Asian Awareness Group
- Buddhist Sitting Group
- Muslim Student Organization
- Secular Humanist Group
Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in campus service groups, as part of developing their spiritual life.
Alpha Phi Omega
Fraternity & Sorority philanthropy
Habitat for Humanity
Service Project Appalachia
Student Volunteer Bureau
You are welcome to contact the Office of the Chaplain for ideas about service within the City of Albion and surrounding area.