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Location
433 Russell Boulevard
Phone
(530) 753-2000
Website
[WWW]http://www.cahouse.org/

Cal Aggie Christian Association, more commonly known as CA House (pronounced "C. A. House"), is a Spiritual Organization just off the UC Davis campus at the end of California Avenue on Russell. CA House is home to the Multifaith Living Community, an [wikipedia]intentional living community that brings 37 students together to live in recognition and respect of all faiths. Regular programs include Monday night Christian dinner and worship (called Sanctuary) at 6pm, and Wednesday night Multifaith dinner and program (called Open Table) at 6pm.
CA_House03_2010.jpgCA House, March 2010

Cal Aggie Christian Association is the campus ministry at UC Davis on behalf of the northern California and Nevada churches of the [WWW]Presbyterian Church (USA), the [WWW]United Church of Christ, and the [WWW]United Methodist Church.

CA House is an active participant in the Interfaith Campus Council at UC Davis, the LGBT Resource Center, Cross-Cultural Center, and the Progressive Dinner.

CA House is a long running ministry to students in Davis, beginning as the Young Men's Christian Association in 1916. This makes them the second oldest student organization at UCD, behind AGR. They changed their name to the Cal Aggie Christian Association in 1924, long before the University had policies for what you couldn't name your student clubs — they don't receive special status or support from UC other than use of "Cal Aggie" in their name. For more on the history of CA House, see the [WWW]brief history on their website.

CA House hosts First Friday Taize Style Services. These are ecumenical Christian services which all from the Davis Christian Community are invited to attend. They are held at Davis Community Church on the first Friday of each month from 7-8pm.

CA House also has weekday meditation sessions at their location starting at 8:30 am.

Multifaith Living Community

caboard.jpgOne of CA House's A-frame signs near the Memorial Union.

CA House planned [WWW]to develop its property on Russell Boulevard into a Multifaith Living Community. Since purchasing the property in 1955, there was an empty lot behind the main building.

The Elmwood Neighborhood Association [WWW]sued the City of Davis in January 2005 to stop the project after it was approved with many amendments to accommodate the neighbors by the Davis City Council. In response to the [WWW]lawsuit, which many believe was a classic case of NIMBY-ism, The Aggie printed an [WWW]editorial criticizing the neighborhood association for trying to alienate the city's students. On December 9, 2005, the Yolo County Superior Court denied the lawsuit. At the end of March 2006, the neighborhood association appealed the decision, delaying possible construction.

There was a groundbreaking ceremony in fall 2007, and the community opened to residents in fall 2008. The community follows the principles of community, faith, social justice, and simplicity of lifestyle.

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