Colby Solar Array

Colby’s 5,300-Panel Solar Field Ready to Generate Power—and Academic Opportunity

Colby will flip the switch on a nine-acre solar field this fall, the latest step in the College’s commitment to sustainable and climate-friendly practices. The new 1.9-megawatt photovoltaic energy project, announced last May, will supply about 16 percent of the College’s electricity. Colby declared carbon neutrality in 2013 and continues to work to reduce carbon...

Lives of Purpose – Welcome 2017

Hello there Colby College Class of 2021! My name is Thu Le, and I am the Student Coordinator for the Lives of Purpose (LoP) program – a partnership between the Colby Volunteer Center and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. When I first arrived at Colby, I wanted to have a meaningful, balanced and...

Easter @ Colby

Please visit http://www.colby.edu/spirituallife/local-places-of-worship/ to connect with local congregations for a wide range of Holy Week offerings, and join us on campus for Easter, Sunday 4/16:  As always, all are welcome.          

Passover @ Colby

Chag Sameach! Passover begins this evening, April 10, 2017. RSVP for Seder if you haven’t. https://goo.gl/forms/UB4kOaGrTczgl7At2 Kosher for Passover food available throughout the week in the Hillel Room.

Spiritual Life’s Message to the Colby Community

To the Colby Community: In the wake of the recent executive order banning refugees and limiting immigrants from certain Muslim-majority nations and in the wake of much divisive speech on our national stage, we, the undersigned religious and spiritual leaders, wish to affirm our commitment to build a community of mutual hospitality.  We earnestly believe...

Community Gospel Choir

Sunday, January 15, a Community Gospel Choir will sing at our annual Multi-Faith Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All are welcome to sing, no previous experience necessary. Rehearsals to be determined. David Dupree, assistant director of the Young Adult Choir at 1st Baptist Church of Glenarden...

Family Weekend Church Services

Sunday Worship Opportunities, October 9th: Local Catholic Mass: 9:00 and 10:30 am, Notre Dame 116 Silver St. Waterville, ME Colby College Chapel 12 noon, Lorimer Chapel – A brief, thoughtful Ecumenical Christian service, led by Kurt Nelson Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life. All are welcome.  Lunch follows. Campus Catholic Mass 4:30 pm.  Lorimer Chapel....

Welcome and Welcome Back!

Opportunities to connect to religious & spiritual life: Sunday 9/4 – opening Ecumenical Christian Chapel (Lorimer Chapel) 6 pm. Monday 9/5 – Ice Cream Social with spiritual life and local religious communities. 2 pm (Dana Lawn) Monday 9/5 Hillel Welcome Dinner, 4 pm (Hillel Room, Pugh Center) Wednesday 9/6 Multi-Faith Open House – Come meet...

Lives of Purpose Welcome – 2016

Hello there Colby College Class of 2020! My name is Syd Abrams, and I am the Student Coordinator for the Lives of Purpose (LoP) program here on campus – a partnership between the Colby Volunteer Center and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. When coming to Colby, I was interested in developing and sustaining...

Asking Big Questions

Ask Big Questions is a project – hosted by Campus Life, the Pugh Center, the Garrison Foster Health Center, and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life – devoted to helping people understand themselves and each other, and strengthening our communities in the process. It’s called Ask Big Questions because the questions we talk through...

Lives of Purpose Applications now Open

Applications are now open to be submitted for the Lives of Purpose Program. More information can be found here. Submit Applications here or on the Lives of Purpose page. First years are welcome to apply.

Ramadan @ Colby 2015

The month of Ramadan – a holy period of prayer and fasting for Muslims – is upon us. Summer workers needing access to food outside of dining hours can stop into the dining hall and ask for a manager. They are prepared to offer accommodation. The Rose Chapel will be accessible from 10:30 pm to...

Lives of Purpose Welcome – Greta Dorsey ’18

Hello to Colby College’s class of 2019! My name is Greta Dorsey and I am the Student Coordinator for the Lives of Purpose (LoP) program here on campus – a partnership between the Colby Volunteer Center and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life. I invite you to learn more and apply at www.colby.edu/spiritual ....

Community Message from Chaplains and Advisors

To the Colby Community: We, the undersigned, chaplains and advisors come together to condemn the toxic discourse that has overtaken our community in recent days.  We say clearly and passionately that there is no place for Islamophobia or Antisemitism on our campus. We seek earnestly in our work to create space for challenging discourse, to...

Sharing Together: Exploring Spiritual Communities @ Colby

Multi-faith Council, in collaboration with Colby’s Ecumenical Christian group, Hillel, Newman Council, Zen Group, and Muslim group, invite all members of the community to share in their various religious and spiritual practices.  All are warmly welcomed.   Ecumenical Christian Chapel Together: Sunday 4/12, Gather 5:45 pm in Lorimer Chapel, 6:00 Service, 6:30 Dinner https://www.facebook.com/events/449061515243512/  ...

Lives of Purpose

Information and Applications for incoming students in the 2015-2016 school year are available here: http://www.colby.edu/spirituallife/lives-of-purpose/

Easter @ Colby

Easter Sunday at Colby Sunday April 5th Sunrise Service, 6:30 AM on Miller Steps Catholic Mass, 4:30 PM in the Lorimer Chapel Ecumenical Christian Service, 6:00 PM in the Lorimer Chapel All are Welcome If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Kurt Nelson (kdnelson@colby.edu) for more information.

Spiritual Wellness Week

Sunday January 11th marks the beginning of the Spiritual Wellness portion of the JanPlan Wellness Challenge.  Here’s a selection of opportunities to connect: Sunday 1/11, 4:30 PM Catholic Mass (Lorimer Chapel) Sunday 1/11, 6 – 6:30 PM Ecumenical Christian Chapel (Lorimer Chapel) Tuesday 1/13, 4 PM Meditation (Rose Chapel) Tuesday 1/13, 5 PM Rehearsal for...

Alternative Spring Break

Applications are live for Colby’s 2015 Alternative Spring Break trips, including our Inter-Faith Trip to Baltimore focused on Food, Faith, and Justice.  Contact trip leader Luke Andrews (landrews@colby.edu) or ASB coordinator Kay DeGraw (kgdegraw@colby.edu) with questions.  Apply here: http://www.colby.edu/volunteercenter/alternative-spring-break/this-years-trips-2/

On God Loves Uganda

October 13, 2014 To the Colby Community: We, like so many at Colby, have learned much from Clare Byarugaba’s presence at Colby this semester, in particular about anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda (and beyond).  As we prepare for the showing of the upcoming documentary God Loves Uganda – which traces the influence of a group of...