Center for Spirituality

Protestant Christian Community

Taizé Annual Retreat

You Belong Here.

The Protestant Community at Nazareth College is a Christian home away from home —a family on the Nazareth campus. It is a welcoming Christian fellowship, a place where you can find a sense of belonging on campus. It is a place where you will be accepted as you are, as a beloved child of God. It is also a place for becoming, for discerning and living out God's call in your life.

Our community has included Christians from multiple denominations, including Assemblies of God, Baptist, Congregationalist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Methodist, Non-Denominational, Reformed, United Church of Christ, and Wesleyan churches. Some folks don't have a church background at all, and that's okay too. Everyone is welcome here.

The Protestant Community at Nazareth is a place to experience God's love on campus. It is a place to hear the story of Jesus, to be transformed by his grace, and respond to God's call in your life. It is a place to be empowered by the Holy Spirit's presence in and among us. It is a place to be involved in worship planning, worship music, worship leadership, Bible study, service trips, spiritual retreats, study breaks, and other activities.

You are invited to join us on this journey —to share with us in worship, to learn about the varieties of Protestant Christian traditions, to explore your own spirituality, to practice your faith, to make new friends, to ask deep questions, to reach new understandings, to work for justice and mercy and peace — all as we grow together as followers of Christ.

You are welcome just as you are.

Taizé Prayer Services and Annual Retreat

On the last Sunday of every month that the dorms are open, the Protestant Worship community hosts a prayer service in the style of  the Taizé community. Taizé is an ecumenical religious community in the Burgundy countryside. It was founded by Brother Roger to be a place of refuge and welcome for people of all Christian traditions, as well as people of all faiths. 

Taizé is known for its distinctive style of prayer that involves repetitive chant-like songs that originated within the community. Each year Taizé attracts hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world to live in community, pray, and work.

Each May following graduation, the Protestant Community sponsors a week-long pilgrimage to the Taizé community. For more information about this international retreat, contact Rev. Nadia Mullin: nmullin7@naz.edu

Taize retreat

Taizé community in eastern France

Worship

5 p.m. Sundays in the Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

Taize Worship services on the last Sundays

(We gather for worship every Sunday that Nazareth dorms are open.)

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