Programs

The PCM office at G-7 Anabel Taylor Hall will run in accordance to safety protocols.

Our office is typically open Tuesdays through Fridays, its best to email
for an appointment.

You can email Taryn at tbh2@cornell.edu, or text her at 607-227-9618.

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Contact Information

Email: protestant_coop@cornell.edu

Programs that will be held via the PCM Zoom Space

Meeting ID: 924 8544 3388

Contact us for the meeting password.


2021-2022 Programs


Spring Semester 2022

Opportunities for worship, fellowship, growth, and fun

 

The Community Gathers

The PCM Community is a rich community of students, both undergrads and grads, who may have been participants in a Christian community earlier in life, or may only be exploring now. Borrowing the language of one of our supporting denominations we say, “Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

Sundays

                      10 AM Choir Rehearsal  –  Here in the chapel!

                     Our choir rehearses the anthem for the day each week, right before the service. We will have a light breakfast available each week for the choir.

                      Please sign up on the clipboard outside if you would like to be kept informed, and let us know what part you sing (if you know.) (SATB) We would like our choir to be open to everyone, whether you’ve sung in a choir before or not. We like to say it is for the “musically sincere, if not necessarily gifted.”

                      11 AM Worship

                      12  Coffeeless Coffee Hour

                     In typical years, we would all gather across the hall in the Founders’ Room for food and conversation. We are slowly easing back into normal practices, and invite you across the hall to grab a drink and a small snack. Please continue to wear your mask unless you are eating or drinking.

 

   Wednesdays 8:30 – 8:45 AM Morning Prayer

 We have moved our weekly prayer time online. Each and every Wednesday at 8:30 AM, join us for Morning Prayer over Zoom.

   PCM Book Group (Time TBA)

PCM Book Group this semester will discuss Rachel Held Evans’ book, Wholehearted Faith. Evans was regarded as one of the freshest young Christian voices in America today when she passed away suddenly in 2019. Her friend Jeff Chu helped to pull these essays together in their final form. If you’d like to join our weekly conversations, email Taryn (tbh2) for a copy of the book.

“A touching series of essays in which Held Evans, with Chu’s invisible pen, explores how one might find a path forward in Christianity beyond conservative evangelicalism”  — The New Yorker

Wholehearted Faith…feels nothing short of radical.”– The Washington Post

“Like all of her work, [Wholehearted Faith] is warm, wise, and intimate. . . . Evans doesn’t shame the ignorant. She delights us into knowledge on the way to wisdom. . . . “– The Christian Century

Special Events

           Ash Wednesday Service– Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM here in the Chapel.

This service marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day period leading to Easter. 

           The PCM Thanksgiving luncheon is another tradition we had to adapt this year. Typically our

governing board provides a huge meal right after worship on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Because we couldn’t do that this fall, we’re postponing the luncheon. But please watch your email for a

special surprise we hope you can share with a friend.

         PCM’s Service Retreat

 In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Protestant students from Cornell boarded an ocean liner and took off to spend the summer supporting a massive airlift delivering food, water and medicine to the citizens of Berlin. Since that trip, PCM has spent a week of every year in a meaningful week of volunteer service. In recent years we’ve been to San Antonio, Texas, to work with church organizations who are supporting immigrants, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help with home repairs, and to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, after devastating floods. We had to cancel our plans for last year’s trip to Puerto Rico, but we are hoping conditions may a shorter trip later in the year. Stay tuned!

There are more plans for special events as the year continues, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-list so you will receive weekly updates!

Protestant Cooperative Ministry

And find us on Facebook “Protestant Cooperative Ministry at Cornell”

 



Fall Semester 2021: Opportunities for worship, fellowship, growth, and fun

The Community Gathers

The PCM Community is a rich community of students, both undergrads and grads, who may have been participants in a Christian community earlier in life, or may only be exploring now. Borrowing the language of one of our supporting denominations, we say, “Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”

Sundays

10 AM Choir Rehearsal (and light breakfast)

Because of Covid restrictions put in place early this semester, our choir has not be able to sing. With a new ventilation system in place, we are slowly reintroducing music back into worship. We understand the need to protect our community and we look forward to the eventual return of our choir and full congregational singing. Stay tuned!

11 AM Worship

The PCM community gathers every week here while classes are in session.

12 NOON Coffeeless Coffee Hour

In typical years, we would all gather across the hall in the Founders’ Room for food and conversation. But as we ease slowly back into normal practices, join us outdoors for cold drinks and conversation.
Some weeks PCM holds discussions or invites special speakers in that hour, and when we do, there will always be a light lunch available.

Wednesdays

8:30 – 8:45 AM Morning Prayer (beginning September 22nd)

Here in the ATH Chapel. And we often take quick trips after for bagels at the Law School.

6:30-7:30 “Always a Beginner: Learning to Pray” PCM Reading/Discussion Group

September 22nd. Please sign up on the clipboard or via email, location TBA.

A chance to talk about what faith means to you, and to learn from the experience of others, on the page and around our table. Sign up on the clipboard outside after the service and we’ll be in touch. We’ll plan to begin this Wednesday. Location TBA.

This semester we’ll use James Martin’s Learning to Pray as a reference book while we explore different approaches to prayer. As you navigate the ups and downs of a spiritual life, we’ll learn about and practice as many as a dozen different ways to pray.

About Martin’s book:
“A smart, wise, often side-splittingly funny master class in seeking God.”

“This practical and delightful read is truly for everyone. It’s reassuring to hear that our moments of pausing, listening and being grateful are all versions of prayer. This book allows us to stay with such moments and allow them to change us for the better.”

Participants will also receive a copy of Sarah Bessey’s Rhythm of Prayer


Special Events

PCM Day Retreat! Saturday, October 2, 9:00-4:30 PM at Lake Casowasco

This is a beautiful spot and if the weather allows, we’ll be able to use kayaks, canoes
and their swimming beach. The cost of the day will be $25, which will include breakfast
at the Ithaca Farmers Market and lunch at the retreat center. Sign up on the clipboard or email today!

The Apple Festival in Ithaca is also this weekend, but will take place both Saturday and
Sunday, so there is opportunity to do both!

PCM’s Service Retreat

In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Protestant students from Cornell boarded an ocean liner and took off to spend the summer supporting a massive airlift delivering food, water and medicine to the citizens of Berlin. Since that trip, PCM has spent a week of every year in a meaningful week of volunteer service. In recent years we’ve been to San Antonio, Texas, to work with church organizations who are supporting immigrants, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help with home repairs, and to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, after devastating floods. We had to cancel our plans for last
year’s trip to Puerto Rico, but we are hoping to be able to get there this year over Spring Break, or if we’re unable to travel far, to find another project this year. Stay tuned!
There are more plans for special events as the semester continues, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-list so you will receive weekly updates!



 For more information visit The Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making.


 

Contact Information

Email: protestant_coop@cornell.edu

On campus: 548 College Ave., G-7 Anabel Taylor Hall

Mailing Address

PO Box 7052

Ithaca, NY 14851