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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel

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At the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life we encourage you to think deeply, to stand up for your beliefs, to exchange ideas, to renew your spirit and to connect with others. We are a center of diverse cultural and religious learning and expression, spiritual development, hospitality and community engagement. We aim to increase student knowledge and engagement with intersections of religion and world affairs in a diverse, multi-faith community; and to provide support and guidance to students. as they wrestle with questions of meaning, faith and purpose.

Featured Events

Featured Event
Feb
24

LGBTQIA Bible Study

  • Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 4-5 p.m.
  • Join LGBTQ+ Bible Study every Sunday from 4-5pm in the Bodman Lounge for a discussion about what the Bible really says about the LGBTQ+ community! We affirm the holiness of all identities, expressions, and orientations and talk about the Bible through this lens. Many of us come from Christian traditions, but this study is open to all curious Smithies, regardless of faith tradition or belief system. Email Lizzy at erdixon@smith.edu with questions!

Mar
1

SCJC Shabbat

  • Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House, 5:30 p.m.
  • Join the Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) for lighting Shabbat candles and singing songs and psalms to welcome the Sabbath. Following this at 6:15 pm there will be a gourmet vegetarian dinner. All students are welcome. 

Mar
1

Soup, Salad and Soul

  • Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Bodman Lounge, 12-1 p.m.
  • Join this soulful conversation every Friday at noon over delicious homemade vegetarian soup and salad prepared by our student cook. Students, faculty and staff are invited for discussion on philosophical musings, current events, Smith issues of interest, matters of spirituality, and various other topics posed by student leaders in a welcoming environment. All faiths, non-faiths, and questioning or searching individuals are welcome. Come for the food; stay for the discussion.
Mar
3

LGBTQIA Bible Study

  • Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 4-5 p.m.
  • Join LGBTQ+ Bible Study every Sunday from 4-5pm in the Bodman Lounge for a discussion about what the Bible really says about the LGBTQ+ community! We affirm the holiness of all identities, expressions, and orientations and talk about the Bible through this lens. Many of us come from Christian traditions, but this study is open to all curious Smithies, regardless of faith tradition or belief system. Email Lizzy at erdixon@smith.edu with questions!

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Recent Posts

Reflection on Muslim Student Advising

Kim Alston
February 12, 2019
For many years Muslim students at Smith College built a sense of community among themselves with little assistance from the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. They organized events, planned activities and led holy observances largely through the behest of … Continue reading →

Lessons from Groot

Rhonda Shapiro-Rieser
February 12, 2019
Last weekend I watched a stupid movie with my son and my daughter in law.  My son is involved with the world of medical care, and my daughter-in-law is director of a preschool. They both spend a lot of time … Continue reading →

Be-Longing: Interrogating Loneliness with Art, a Week-long Pop-up Installation!

Jenna Haines '19
November 27, 2018
How do you conceptualize loneliness? Is loneliness an environment, an entity, or a fear? For me, it’s all of the above. I fear that if I give energy to trying to understand my loneliness, I legitimize it: give it power. … Continue reading →

Celebrating Mollie Rogers: The Special Mass Honoring Smith Alum

Jenna Haines '19
October 25, 2018
The Helen Hills Hills Chapel welcomed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski on Sunday, October 14, 2018. At 4pm, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield celebrated Mass in recognition of Smith alum Mollie Rogers. Mollie, 1905 graduate of Smith College, took the name … Continue reading →

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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Helen Hills Hills Chapel
123-125 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Phone: 413-585-2750
Fax: 413-585-2794

We are open daily to the Smith community from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. for prayer, reflection, conversation, meditation, study and worship.