The Spiritual Life program provides pastoral care for the school community and offers opportunities for all its members to develop ethically and spiritually. Students are encouraged to reflect on their individual growth in the context of the life of the school and the world. Grounded in the Christian faith of the school's founders, the Spiritual Life program welcomes diverse religious traditions as it seeks to promote the growth of the soul in all students.
Spiritual Life Program
The program includes opportunities for worship, study, fellowship and service. There are regularly scheduled services in the Chapel; students travel into Pottstown to worship at churches and synagogues; and Quakers, Muslims, and Jews have all organized services on campus. The Chaplains offer Bible study and confirmation classes. Students and faculty gather for pizza after the weekly communion service; the Jewish Student Organization sponsors Sabbath dinners, gatherings at the High Holy Days, and meals in The Hill Sukkah
; the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS) meets each Friday evening in the Science Library; and the student-organized—and named—“Rather Extraordinary League of Ingeniously Great Individuals Out to Understand Spirituality” (R.E.L.I.G.I.O.U.S.) meets monthly for dinner and discussion of religious questions.
The Spiritual Life Committee is a group of students from various religious traditions who meet twice a month to advise the Chaplains about the overall Spiritual Life program. The Committee also organizes interfaith activities and fundraising efforts tor local organizations.
In addition to the work of the Community Service Program
, students have participated in service trips to New Orleans, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Africa. The Hill community also raises money each year for various charities around the world.
For questions about The Hill's Spiritual Life program, contact The Hill's Chaplain The Rev. John Houghton, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org