Fellowship Groups & Engagement Opportunities

DiscipleMakers Bible Study

We invite all people to come to learn about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. We do so through a weekly large group Bible study, various small groups for discipleship and mentorship, small group Bible studies, and community-building events. Find links to our online meetings and events at lvc.dm.org or follow us on Instagram @lvcdm.

For more information, contact Sarah at sarah.evans@dm.org.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA is a weekly Bible study where we dive into the Word and discuss the different aspects, struggles, and successes of being a Christian athlete and student. As a group, we strive to grow in our faith, to do our best both on and off the field/court, to encourage one another, and to be God’s light to our teammates and friends. We also have fun activities like sport or movie nights and hang outs throughout the year to help us get to know one another and take a break from the stress of being a busy college student.

Whether you are a returning student or a first-year student, are on a sports team, play intramural or just like sports, if you know Jesus Christ, are seeking Him, or are just want to know more, I would encourage you to join us!

If you are interested, please email Ben at bvf001@lvc.edu or join the FCA GroupMe.

Catholic Newman Club

Catholic Newman Club is a student-run organization that provides opportunities for you to engage with the faith and in fellowship. You can expect anything from Bible studies to game nights from our weekly gatherings, along with community service events and prayer meetings. All LVC students are welcome to join.

For more information, please reach out to Michael Hamonko (mdh005@lvc.edu) or John Garbulinski (jmg010@lvc.edu).

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ANAM CARA [Gaelic for ‘Soul Friend’}

Looking for a greater connection with someone in our LVC community? You are invited to sign-up and be paired with a fellow LVC community member (students with students and faculty/staff with faculty/staff) to develop a new friendship through thoughtful bi-weekly prompts for meaningful conversation from the Spiritual Life office.

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ALPHA | Sundays at 5 p.m. throughout the fall at Annville United Methodist Church

Meet new people and explore faith together. Connect with others as we explore the meaning of life. You are welcome to listen, ask questions, and share your thoughts as we enter safe space to have authentic, open, and judgement-free conversations about faith. Dinner will be shared.

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FRIDAY FAITH & FELLOWSHIP | Monthly from 7–9 p.m.

Want to meet some new friends and have some fun? You are welcome to join the Office of Spiritual Life monthly on Friday evenings for a variety of events, that might include pizza and volleyball, a fun fall activity (hayride, smores, etc.), Friendsgiving, board game nights, karaoke, painting, etc. Sign up on Redbook and we look forward to seeing you!

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W{holy} QUEER | Monthly at 6:30 p.m.

Belonging. This is LVC’s theme for this Academic year. This year, we invite those of all religious and spiritual persuasions to monthly discussions that explore the intersections of all things queer and religious! Each conversation will have a different topic; come to as many or as few sessions as you please! “Questioning” or not “Out” to those you live with, feel free to participate in the chat! ALL students welcome! To be added to the W{holy} Queer mailing list, please email Chappy A at haldeman@lvc.edu or Ann Burris at burris@lvc.edu.

Sustained Interfaith Dialogue 2023–24

Join Dr. Matt Sayers, Professor of Religion at LVC, as he moderates a diverse panel of area faith leaders (Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) seeking to engage some of the tough questions that arise when taking the role of religion in our lives and society seriously.  Join us in the Miller Chapel lobby on the second Tuesday of each month (as noted below) at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served. Please register on Redbook!

Fall 2023 Semester:

  • September 19 – Religion and the Environment
  • October 17 – Religion and Race
  • November 21 – OPEN Dialogue

Spring 2024 Semester:

  • February 20 – Religion and Poverty
  • March 19 – Religion and Science
  • April 16 – OPEN Dialogue
Let’s Be Real

LVC’s weekly student-led worship service provides an opportunity for students to praise God through a variety of worship styles, ranging from praise and worship to traditional.


To establish and support a contemplative practice for members of the LVC and surrounding community. All are welcome!

Facilitated by Prof Carmen Garcia-Armero at cgarcia@lvc.edu.

Spiritual Counseling

By appointment; call 717-866-6136 or haldeman@lvc.edu

College is a time to struggle with new ideas. In the course of your work at LVC, you may find that your religious traditions and beliefs are challenged or questioned. People of all religious backgrounds and faiths struggling with spiritual doubts or despair are welcomed and encouraged to make an appointment with the College Chaplain.

Or, your appointment may center upon ideas and resources for developing an active and growing spiritual life.