Guides to Local Worship

During Lawrence University Welcome Week and for the following two weeks, various community churches and places of worship will be providing a walking or driving guide to help students locate the faith services that they may be seeking.  This is a simple service to introduce new or returning students to the places where they might spend time in spiritual reflection, and also allows those places of worship to send a friendly host who can answer questions about a particular location and the services offered. 

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Unless otherwise noted, guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround, located off of Lawe Street, between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center (VCSC).
Services for Muslim students will be available on Fridays: September 8, September 15, September 22. 
Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on Sundays: September 10, September 17, and September 24

ISLAMIC CENTER OF WISCONSIN
departs Fridays 12:30pm
return Fridays 2:30pm
www.appletonmasjid.org

MOSES MONTEFIORE SYNAGOGUE
Departing Fridays, September 8 & 15
7:15pm

ALL SAINT'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
depart 9:30am
return 11:15am
Walking (.4 mile)
www.allsaintsappleton.org

MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
depart 9:40am
return 11:15am
Walking (.2 mile)
www.mpcappleton.org

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST OF APPLETON
depart September 10 @ 9:05
depart September 17 & 24 @ 10:05
Walking (.7 mile)
www.firstcongoappleton.org

ST. MARY'S PARISH
depart 10am - From Coleman Hall
return 12noon
www.stmaryparish.org

ST. JOSEPH PARISH
depart 9:30am - From Coleman Hall
return 11am

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
depart 10am
return 12noon

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
depart 9:30am
return 11:15am
Walking (.1 mile)
www.emmanuel-umc.org

FOX VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
depart 10:15am
return 12noon
Driving
www.fvuuf.org

FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN (corrected from printed materials)
depart 9:05
return 10:25
Walking (.5 mile)
www.felc.com
 

Jewish High Holiday Schedule

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life will be providing a vehicle and driver for the following services. Passengers for these services will be picked up from the Wriston Turnaround at the below times. 

Rosh Hashanah
9/20/17 - 6:30pm to Congregation B'nai Israel in Oshkosh
9/20/17 - 7:10pm to Moses Montefiore Synagogue
9/21/17 - 9:30am to Congregation B'nai Israel in Oshkosh
9/21/17 - service at Moses Montefiore Synagogue begins at 930.  The Office of SRL will reserve a vehicle if there is an authorized student driver that can be in contact with our office to make arrangements.

Yom Kippur
9/29/17 - 6:30pm to Congregation B'nai Israel in Oshkosh
9/29/17 - service at Moses Montefiore Synagogue begins at 5:45.  The Office of SRL will reserve a vehicle if there is an authorized student driver that can be in contact with our office to make arrangements 
9/30/17 - 9:30am to Congregation B'nai Israel in Oshkosh
9/21/17 - service at Moses Montefiore Synagogue begins at 930.  The Office of SRL will reserve a vehicle if there is an authorized student driver that can be in contact with our office to make arrangements.
 

Open Movement Jams

Connect with yourself in community!  Jam with a community - move as as ensemble - Open Jams are led by Professor Margaret Paek.  Open Jam = space to dance, move, make sound, write, observe, listen, breathe.  All are welcome. 

Sundays from 5pm-7pm - Check the LU calendar for exact location
September 17, 2017
October 15, 2017
November 19, 2017
 

Noon Hour Deep Listening

September 27th, October 18th, November 8th
(Wednesdays) at the Center for SRL

Stop! Be Silent...Listen - a way of hearing in which we are fully present with what is happening in the moment without trying to control or judge it.  We let go of our inner clamoring and our usual assumptions and listen with respect for precisely what is being said. 

 

Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  The council includes students and employees from the University community. Members of the council do NOT represent particular student organizations, but they interact closely with them.  The council constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Multifaith Council meets regularly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and council to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the members of the council
  • Envision, plan, and provide a multifaith program for the campus community once a term

To apply to be a member of the council, please complete this form

Intersections

Intersections are an opportunity to explore the spaces where our spiritual lives and work/study/activities intersect.  Various persons from across campus lead a three or four week series that is open to any member of the Lawrence community. While Intersections are grounded in a particular tradition and experience, the explorations are open to all regardless of background. We will usually follow a pattern of one large introductory session with an invitation for a smaller group to make the commitment to go deeper in a 3 - 4 week experience.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with Dean Morgan-Clement to explore an intersection, please set a time to talk about your idea.

Our Intersections Program for Fall 2017 will focus on Spiritual Companionship.  Contact the Center for SRL for additional details about working with a spiritual companion, and how these trained guides can help provide clarity for your spiritual pathway.   

Friday Lunch at the Center for SRL

Friday Lunches Live
Starting September 15
12 noon-1pm

Meant to compliment the Fourth Friday topic centered lunch, this invite is less formal and with no set agenda or topic.  Bring your own lunch or snack on something from the SRL kitchen such as PB&J or Grilled Cheese, and have a casual lunch with your peers that is separate from student involvement.  It’s a ‘make your own experience’ at the Center for SRL, Fridays at noon when classes are in session.  Open to staff and faculty.

Fourth Friday Soup and Salad
9/22, 10/27, 11/17(3rd Friday due to break)
12 noon-1pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University encouraging thoughtful discussion of current topics.   Please join us at noon the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (Center for SRL) on the fourth Friday of the month while term is in session, to discuss a topic for consideration which will help you consider your own outlook both on and off campus.  Take a moment to connect with the people you work with both directly and indirectly, and see the staff and faculty you may have been missing.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required. 

DISCUSSION TOPIC FOR 9/22/17 - What were your takeaways from President Burstein's Matriculation Convocation 'What Do We Stand For?'

You can also visit the Facebook LU Spirit Space for the topic of discussion.
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    The Meditation room will be available on Wednesdays between 4:30-5 pm for anyone who would like to join others to create or follow a practice of sitting meditation. This weekly meditation session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Brief meditation instruction by Connie Kassor (Religious Studies) will be offered on Wednesdays while class is in session. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    The Large Group meeting of Lawrence Christian Fellowship, with worship, speakers, group discussion, and fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

  • W.O.R.T.H @ Lawrence
    6:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Womxn's Organized Right To Heal (W.O.R.T.H) is a safe space and community for women of color and gender nonconforming folks of color on the Lawrence campus. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists (LUUU)
    8:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join Lawrence Unitarian Universalists for the first meeting of the year! Come gather for meaningful discussion. There will be food. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • 4th Friday Soup and Salad
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Open to Faculty and Staff, this lunch series requires no reservation. Join your LU colleagues to discuss a different topic each week. Topics will be shared via the Spiritual and Religious Life webpage. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Shabbat
    5:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room & Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join Hillel as we celebrate Shabbat. We will be discussing what it means to be Jewish at Lawrence. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Noon Hour Deep Listening
    12:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room & Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Noon hour Deep Listening gatherings. Deep Listening is a contemplative practice. A way to more deeply experience the world through the art of listening-through sound, through movement, through memory. Deep Listening practice also encourages collaborative creativity. No experience needed. Come listen with us. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    The Meditation room will be available on Wednesdays between 4:30-5 pm for anyone who would like to join others to create or follow a practice of sitting meditation. This weekly meditation session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Brief meditation instruction by Connie Kassor (Religious Studies) will be offered on Wednesdays while class is in session. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    The Large Group meeting of Lawrence Christian Fellowship, with worship, speakers, group discussion, and fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • W.O.R.T.H @ Lawrence
    5:00pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Womxn's Organized Right To Heal (W.O.R.T.H) is a safe space and community for women of color and gender nonconforming folks of color on the Lawrence campus. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

  • Break the Fast
    4:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    The Lawrence community is welcome to the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life to Break the Fast being observed during Yom Kippur. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Bead to Read week - Day 1
    7:00pm Memorial Hall 113 - Diversity Center
    A week filled with folklore and story telling with readings from various LU faculty & staff. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  • Bead to Read week - Day 2
    7:00pm Memorial Hall 113 - Diversity Center
    A week filled with folklore and story telling with readings from various LU staff & Faculty. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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