Welcome! My name is Dan Bell and I’m the Protestant Chaplain at Tufts University. The Protestant community at Tufts is a strong and vibrant one representing a number of denominational backgrounds and affiliations. Our backbone is the Protestant Student Association (PSA) and its Executive Board. I work closely with them to offer programming that meets the spiritual needs of students on campus. Our primary gathering time is Sunday at 7pm in Goddard Chapel, where we meet for Protestant Evening Worship (PEW). We also offer several weekday programs, including a book club, Bible study, and Thursday night prayer and spiritual formation.
The Protestant Chaplaincy and PSA strive to be a radically welcoming and inclusive community. We invite people of every race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religious background, veteran status, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to bring the fullness of who they are into this community. All are welcome. All are valued as part of the community. All are loved by God.
If you have any questions, or would like to meet for coffee, I would love to connect with you! Please don’t hesitate to email or call me. I wish you God’s PEACE and LIGHT.
Spring 2017 Events & Opportunities
Rolling Ridge Retreat: February 4-5 in North Andover, MA! Join the Protestant Student Association for a weekend of fun and reflection to kick off the spring semester! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Protestant Evening Worship: Every Sunday at 7pm in the Chapel we gather for ecumenical worship and fellowship. Once a month we celebrate Holy Communion with leaders of different denominations, including Episcopal, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. There’s always room in the P.E.W. for you!
Book Club: Come Mondays at 12:15 to read and discuss Christianity After Religion by Diana Butler Bass. We’re reflecting on the future of religion and Christianity, the rise of the “spiritual but not religious,” and many other fascinating topics. For more information, please contact Arthur.Beckel@tufts.edu.
Noonday Prayer and Bible Study: Join Chaplain Dan every Wednesday at 12pm in the private dining room in DeWick! If you have a limited or no meal plan, lunch is on us! We begin with Noonday Prayer and then reflect on scripture for next Sunday’s service. Feed your body, mind, and spirit!
Compline and Spiritual Formation: Join us Thursdays at 9pm in the Chapel for a time of rest and reflection as we begin with an evening Compline service and then contemplate scripture, forms of prayer, and spiritual practices. There will be art supplies for meditation or feel free to bring a journal for reflection. Contact Kathryn.Tweel@tufts.edu with any questions.
And stay tuned for more events and opportunities!