Worship Opportunities

Girls Praying

Daily Morning Prayer

Each weekday at 7:30 a.m., we gather for morning prayer in the Marjorie Paine Prayer Chapel, on the lower level of Wesley Chapel. This is a simple, 15-minute service of singing, Scripture, and prayer for the needs of campus and the world.

Communion Chalice and Bread

Daily Communion

Each weekday at 3:45 p.m., we gather for a communion service. This service goes to various sites on campus to accommodate student and faculty schedules throughout the week.

Students Playing Music on Stage


Koinonia is a student-led, informal praise gathering of college students who desire to encounter Jesus Christ through worship in songs, scripture, prayer, and testimony. Guitars, keyboard, violin, bass, harmonica, and percussion for Scripture and spiritual songs and hymns are often used as aids to facilitate worship. Koinonia meets in the Wesley Chapel on Sunday evenings from approximately 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students, faculty, staff, and community members make up the bulk of attendees, although the majority are students. For more information, call the church at (585) 567-2264.

Students Playing Guitar and Singing

Mercy Seat

Mercy Seat is a student-led prayer movement which meets Monday–Friday from 8-9 p.m. in the basement of Wesley Chapel to intercede on behalf of the campus, the county, and the nations and to seek intimate encounters with the Lord. Meetings are led by a worship team, combining worship songs, intercessory prayers, meditation on scripture, and various forms of art. Each semester the ministry sponsors a 24-hour service of prayer. For more information come to any weeknight meeting.

Logos Bible Studies

Logos Bible Studies are student-led Bible studies that meet in community members’ homes every other week and focus on applying Scriptures to daily life. Lifeline Bible Studies meet under the auspices of Houghton Wesleyan Church. For more information call (585) 567-2264.

Student-Led Groups

A wide array of student-led Bible study, accountability and covenant discipleship groups meet in the residence halls and are coordinated by the Office of Residence Life and the Dean of the Chapel’s Office.

Global Christian Fellowship

Global Christian Fellowship seeks to challenge the community to involvement in God’s work around the world by informing the community of God’s work, and by encouraging and supporting involvement in short- and long-term missions. It meets weekly on Wednesday evenings.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir committed to expressing its Christian heritage through fellowship and celebrating the richness of African-American culture through gospel music.

Picture of Houghton Wesleyan Church

Houghton Wesleyan Church

The village church provides a vital link in the community of Houghton because of the mutual sharing, blessing and benefits among students, faculty, staff and neighbors of the college. The pastoral staff leads three Sunday worship services: contemporary services at 8:20 and 9:40 a.m., and a more traditional service at 11:00 a.m. Students are invited to participate in the mid-week and Sunday evening service as well as the many and varied opportunities for ministry and service.