Faith Week 2017

“Melting into Mindfulness”
February 2 – February 11, 2016

Thurs, Feb. 2
A.C.E.S.
7:00-8:00 pm, Quigley 101
A.C.E.S invites all students to meet in the CC in join us as we walk to Quigley to hold a short candle-lit prayer service for the holiday of Imbolc. Food and drinks will be shared after the service.

Sat, Feb. 4
Faith Crawl
4:00 pm, PAM Retreat
Join SRL students and staff as we gather to see the different SRL houses on campus! Starting at the PAM Retreat, we will also visit the Newman House, Lighthouse, and the Hillel House. Food will be provided at each house, and prizes will be given away at the end!

Mon, Feb. 6
Newman
8:00 pm, Ford Chapel
Join Newman Catholic Campus Ministry for a Taize Prayer Service! The service will feature contemplative music and prayers along with time for reflection. Come and leave spiritually refreshed.

Tues, Feb. 7
ACO
8:30 pm, Ford Chapel
A nationally recognized yoga instructor, Joanne Spence will be leading us in Lectio Divina with Whole Body Prayer (A way to pray with Mind and Body).

Wed, Feb. 8
Society of Buddhist and Hindu Students
5:00 pm, PAM Retreat
Campus and community members, experienced practitioners and beginners alike are invited to take part in this guided meditation session.

Wed, Feb. 8
Sojourners
5:00 pm, McKins Private Dining Room
Black Lives Matter is a recent movement, but a long history of racism runs through American Christianity. Dinner is provided for this Faith Week program that encourages us to be mindful of our connection to others and to the world around us.

Wed, Feb. 8
Black History Month: Black Church Night
7:00 pm, Ford Chapel
We celebrate Faith Week and Black History Month as pastors and musicians from area churches lead a night of prayer, Bible study, and music.

Thur, Feb. 9
Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Training Our Minds 
8:30 pm, CC301/302
Join the members of FCA for a discussion of how mindfulness techniques can be used in practices, games, school, work, relationships and every other area of life.

Fri, Feb 10
Hillel: Tu B’shevat Seder
5:00 pm, Jewish Community Center
Celebrate the “New Year of the Trees,” with the Tu B’shevat ceremonial meal that utilizes  various fruits of the earth in observing the changing seasons of the year. Guests from the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies will also be in attendance.

Fri, Feb. 10
Project Nur: Kebabs and Komedy
7:00 pm, Collaboratory
Join the members of Project Nur for Middle Eastern food, a funny movie and conversation!

Sat, Feb. 11
Midwinter Festival 
2:00 pm, CC Main Lobby
Interfaith Fellowship and the religious clubs celebrate that we are midway through winter with food, games and other activities.

Sat, Feb. 11
Pray All Ways 
4:00 pm, CC301/302
Faith Week concluded with an interfaith prayer gathering in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their continuing fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This event is intended to mirror the prayerful spirit in which the water protectors are resisting the pipeline, expressed in prayers, songs, and rituals of religions that are part of the campus community.

For information
Spiritual and Religious Life Office
rellife@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2800.