The Christian Fellowship is a religious fellowship that meets informally for a variety of activities from social events to worship and study.
The group provides a supportive environment for examining questions of faith.
The Jewish Union is an informal association of students and faculty of Jewish faith.
The group also includes those community members who are interested in learning more about Judaism.
Blair students reach out locally and globally through the Community Service Group, a student-led organization that works to develop and facilitate community service activities for Blair and the community beyond.
Recent undertakings have included tutoring at local schools, building projects for the homeless, raising money for a battered women’s shelter and participating in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
The Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt was honored on April 23, 2004, at a dedication ceremony for the Chesnutt Chapel (formerly the Clinton Hall Art Gallery).
Said the Rev. Peter Amerman, who was then the school chaplain: “The reinvention of an old space will provide us with an appropriate facility for students and faculty to frequent for quiet time during the week, and a place that will host our Sunday vespers services throughout the year.”
Students interested in attending local church/temple services make transportation arrangements with the school chaplain, Rev. Cynthia Crowner.
Below is a list of area churches. For services that are not within walking distance of campus, faculty members are available to give students a ride to one of these churches.
- First Presbyterian Church at 1 Main Street in Blairstown is an easy walk from campus. Services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. by Rev. Dave Harvey.
- St. Jude Roman Catholic Church at 7 Eisenhower Drive, a four-mile drive southwest off Rt. 94. Masses are held at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and at 8:30 a..m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
- Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown at 11 Lambert Road, off Rt. 94 directly in front of North Warren High School. Services are held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays.
- First United Methodist Church at 10 Stillwater Road in Blairstown is also within walking distance of campus. Services are held at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
- Jewish services: Rides to a local synagogue on High Holy Days can be arranged by speaking with leaders of the Jewish Union or by contacting Rev. Crowner.
- Sunday Vespers are held most Sunday’s in Blair’s own Chesnutt Chapel from 5 p.m. to 5:30 pm. (located on the third floor of Clinton Hall).