Week of September 25, 2016 - October 1, 2016

Monday Community Chapel: Pastor Wally Fleming

Add To Your Calendar 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Spiritual Life


Messages on "The Fruit of the Spirit"

Speaker: Pastor Wally Fleming, Pastor of Pearce Church



Mike VanAllen's Jazz Recital

Add To Your Calendar 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Music Department

A Rochester native, Assistant Professor Mike Van Allen has taught Jazz Studies at Roberts Wesleyan College since 2003, where he teaches courses in jazz theory/improvisation and history, private lessons, and also directs the Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble. 

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in music at Binghamton University in 1996 studying under jazz director Al Hamme, and received the Master’s degree in Jazz Piano Performance at New York University in 1999.  His principal teacher at NYU was Grammy winning arranger and composer Jim McNeely, pianist for the world renowned Village Vanguard Orchestra.  Other teachers with whom he worked at NYU include such jazz greats as pianists Mike Holober, Don Friedman, Ted Rosenthal, Michael Weiss, and Pete Malinverni, bassists Ron McClure and Mike Richmond, and saxophonists Ralph LaLamma and Jon Gunther.

After completing his graduate studies, Mike spent a year honing his piano skills while performing on a cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises.  Upon returning to NYC, he formed his own jazz quintet which recorded an album in 2001, and which was performed live on Rochester’s jazz radio station, WXXI 90.1fm.  During this time Mike also began directing and arranging for a cappella groups, winning national awards for best arrangement of a song in 2002, including runner-up for best collegiate arranged album in 1999, the Binghamton Crosbys’ Super Bo’s. Currently, Mike performs with the Jive Street 5, the Mark Cassara Band, and Fishbone Soup; he recently recorded a CD with Al Chez, trumpeter for David Letterman’s Tonight Show.

Location: Shewan Recital Hall


Chapel Worship: Kraig Johnson "God's Refrain"

Add To Your Calendar 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Spiritual Life

Speaker: Kraig Johnson, SA Chaplain

"God's Refrain"



Trip to the MAG and SPoT

Add To Your Calendar 6:00 PM
Student Life

Roberts students may take advantage of a docent-led tour of the Memorial Art Gallery collections or explore on your own, followed by a complimentary beverage by SPoT coffee on East Avenue. Admission and beverage covered by Student Life. Free bus transportation departs the Garlock/upper Rinker parking lot at 6:00 p.m. Limited seating is available. Reserve your seat by  or calling 585.594.6096. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Art Department.

Location: Garlock Dining Commons parking loop


Discussion Fridays: CLC 219

Add To Your Calendar 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Spiritual Life

Location: Room 219, Cultural Life Center


Saturday Service Project: Willow Walk

Add To Your Calendar 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Spiritual Life

Willow Walk's "Walk a mile in my shoes" event. Willow Domestic Violence Center's website is

For more details, contact Kelly Fasoldt in the Chaplain's Office.



Rochester Information Meeting

Add To Your Calendar 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The journey of discerning which path of theological education is right for you is much clearer when you have all the information you need. We invite you to attend a Seminary information meeting, where together we will discuss the critical program components that fully equip and transform students to share in the mission of God.

You can expect to:

  • Get to know us better
  • Learn more about our many programs and distinctives
  • Connect with distinguished faculty and alumni
  • Ask questions
  • Share your vision for ministry and theological study

Location: Room 113, Roberts Hall (Building #14), 2265 Westside Dr. Rochester, NY 14624

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Relay For Life

Add To Your Calendar 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Student Life

Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back!  This Relay For Life fundraiser event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, partnering with the American Cancer Society. For more information, email

Location: Voller Athletic Center (VAC) Arena