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Protestant Life at Colgate

University Church continues the ecumenical work and the pursuit of truth envisioned by Colgate's founders. We are a passionate group of students dedicated to sustaining a strong Christian community on campus and to spreading God's Word at Colgate.
Community Bonding
University Church and the Colgate Christian Fellowship often have joint events, such as the picnic pictured here. GET INVOLVED Community Bonding
Local Excursions
University Church students often take trips to local attractions, such as Endless Trails in Hubbardsville, NY for a Reformation Day carriage ride and hot chocolate.
Mardi Gras Banquet
University Church partners with Interfaith House for our annual Mardi Gras Dinner and dance, which supports the Mid-York Holiday Project.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
The Newman Community, University Church, and the Colgate Christian Fellowship team up to go Christmas caroling.

University Church

Colgate University had its genesis in the American Protestant tradition. We carry this heritage forward in the work and ecumenical worship of University Church, with gratitude for our founders, who saw no discrepancy between the life of faith and the pursuit of truth and learning. University Church strives to be a diverse Christian community of worship, sacrament, service, prayer, and intellectual engagement.

All activities and services are open to the entire Colgate community and we draw great encouragement from the vibrant and diverse religious life here. University Church also affirms and seeks to work together with other Protestant groups on the campus and Protestant churches in the community. LEARN MORE

Worship Schedule

Service: 6:30pm-7:30pm Sundays in the Colgate Memorial Chapel, followed by a catered dinner in Lawrence 105.

Bible Study: select Wednesdays at 12:15pm and Tuesdays at 5pm in the chapel basement common room. All events include a catered meal. Please refer to our Facebook page for specific dates this semester. 


Corey MacPherson

Reverend Dr. Corey MacPherson
University Chaplain and Protestant Campus Minister

Leaders for Fall 2018

Please contact the following deacons with any questions you may have:

Gloria Han '20, Co-President

Keara Greene '20, Co- President

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