Worship and Spiritual Life

Vibrant worship is the heart of community life at Andover Newton, and reflects the diversity of denominational backgrounds on campus. Each Wednesday, students, faculty and staff gather for an ecumenical Service of Word and Table in Colby Chapel, usually led by one or two faculty members. Student groups also lead weekly worship on campus, from the Black Student Fellowship's service in Colby Chapel, to the Unitarian Universalist community's service in the Meetinghouse.

Students also lead informal prayer groups and worship gatherings throughout the year. Several denominational and fellowship groups regularly sponsor events, convening their members for potluck suppers and weekend retreats.

Opportunities to worship through music are also plentiful at Andover Newton. The Wednesday Chapel Choir brings together students, staff, and faculty with an interest in sharing the gospel through song. And opportunities abound for student musicians to offer their gifts to campus worship life.

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home. These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.

During the summer, a variety of educational, worship, and spiritual programs take place on the Andover Newton campus. In past summers, the Faith, Health, and Spirituality Summer Institute and the Theology and the Arts Summer Institute have brought together practitioners and students for intensive study.