Religious advisors work with students to coordinate activities and programs exploring issues of spirituality, ethnicity, culture and social justice. The advisors are available for counseling and discussion of issues of faith and daily living. In addition, they work with student groups to organize religious services, study religious texts, plan community-service projects and discuss common concerns of faith and culture.
Advisor: Reverend Felicia Howard
Advisors: Jennifer Acosta and Carley Shaffer
Bryn Mawr InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a diverse community gathered around the vision “inspired by Jesus, excited about Jesus, loving like Jesus.” We are glad to welcome students of all backgrounds to explore faith together. We are organized as a network of Community Groups that meet weekly around campus for friendship, Bible study, prayer, and community service. The Fellowship comes together for monthly Gatherings. We also participate in retreats with Tri-Co and students from around the greater Philadelphia area. Bryn Mawr Christian Fellowship is affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. (www.intervarsity.org)
Advisor: Father John Ames
Darby Agape Missionary Church of the Nazarene
Advisor: Pastor Nixon Zor
Advisor: Nora Woods
Bryn Mawr College Hillel provides an outlet on campus for students to explore their Jewish identity, observe Jewish holidays, and access Jewish tradition in a pluralistic environment. There is always something happening on Shabbat, whether it is services and dinner on Cambrian row or kiddush, motzi, and an informal dinner in one of the dorms. We offer a monthly Rosh Chodesh group--B'not Levanah (Daughters of the Moon)--where students can reflect on contemporary women's issues in Judaism and beyond, and voice their thoughts and feelings in a safe space. We also offer special events on major Jewish holidays, we engage in social justice work on campus and in our community, and we partner with other student groups on various programs throughout the year. Find us on Facebook! Bryn Mawr welcomes and encourages the participation of students of all faiths and backgrounds.
Bi-Co Chabad Student Group fosters awareness of Jewish spiritual heritage, values, cultures, and traditions by providing educational opportunities in Torah and by facilitating the observance of Jewish rituals and customs. With the support of Rabbi Eli Gurevitz and Rebbetzin Blumie Gurevitz who direct the Rohr Center for Jewish Life, the Bi-Co Chabad Student Group offers students a Jewish 'home away from home' with hospitality Shabbat dinners (every Friday night while school is in session at 7:15pm), Talmud study, Ten Sinai Scholars Fellowship Classes, Jewish mysticism classes, kosher food, and more. The Rohr Center and Bi-Co Chabad also run the unique Holocaust storytelling fellowship "Stories That Live." See trichabad.org for more. All students welcome.
The Rohr Center is located directly across the street from where the Blue Bus enters Haverford College - 780 College Avenue, Haverford.
Muslim Students Association
Advisor: Safiya Carter
"Nones" Spiritual, Not Religious Seekers, and Goddess Spirituality Practitioners
Advisor: Sofia Wren Nitchie
Sofia Wren Nitchie graduated Bryn Mawr '09 as a very big Athena fan, and will be graduating from Loyola University Baltimore with an M.A. in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. Since 2011 she's worked with numerous women including writers and entrepreneurs as a certified coach, helping them to make faster progress on their goals and always know what to do next because they can hear their intuition and trust it. She's also led numerous group classes on writing and spirituality. She believes everyone has a strong voice of intuition that can be heard in silence and contemplation or with the help of a loving friend. If you need a resource for your spiritual path, are going through something, or don't seem to "fit" a religious box, she has experience serving spiritual folks, goddessy gals, and even people who identify on the atheist/agnostic spectrum.
Beyond Bryn Mawr
The following clergy from local religious institutions have registered with the College to work with Bryn Mawr students.
|Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church||Rev. Kellen Smith||610.525.2821|
|Church of the Good Shepherd||Father Ian Montgomery||610.525.7071|
|Church of the Reedemer (Episcopal)||Rev. Melissa Wilcox||610.252.2468 ext.16|
|Grace Chapel Havertown||John J. Tudor||610.513.6652|
|Foundation for Islamic Education||Dr. Mustafa Ahmed||610.520.9624 ext. 221|
|Household of Faith Deliverance Worship Center||Bishop Michael Brokenborough||610.649.7823|
|Lower Merion Baptist Church||Rev. Timothy Dalton||610.525.1855|
|Memorial Church of God in Christ (COGIC)||Elder Daren K. Miller||610.649.9446|
|Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church||Rev. Albert Davis||610.649.7739|
|Saints Memorial Baptist Church||Rev. Michael Stitt||610.525.5806|
|St. Luke United Methodist Church||Rev. David Tatgenhorst||610.525.2396 ext. 8822|
|Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El||Rabbi Neil Cooper||610.649.5300|
|Zion Baptist Church||Rev. James Pollard & Rev. Virginia Pollard||610.649.1216|