Björklunden Easter

You are invited to participate in the Easter Season Retreat at Björklunden. 
This is a weekend away where activities will drawn from some of the traditional Easter weekend observances of the Christian Community.  We will include silence, reflection, chant and walking as we prepare to greet the sunrise on Sunday morning. 

While the retreat weekend draws on the wisdom of the Christian tradition, it is open to all members of the Lawrence community. Please join us.

Friday, 4/14 (6pm)  -  Sunday, 4/16 (3pm)
If you would like to attend, please respond to the
Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (x7167) by Wednesday, April 12

TAIZE

Taize worship services are a partnership between Lawrence and All Saints Episcopal church. Taize worship services are ecumenical Christian services that follow a rhythm of simple chants, silence, and scripture.  These meditative services take place in the candle-lit sanctuary.

Holy Wisdom Retreat

A DAY AWAY FOR BUSY SINGLE WOMEN AGES 18-50
The Office of Spiritual and Religious life will be sponsoring a group of students to attend a retreat designed to allow busy women a place to reconnect with God, self, and creation.

The retreat will be held at the Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin and will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Lawrence will cover the cost of the retreat, plus lunch, and will also provide transportation. The day begins with registration at 9:30am and will conclude at 5:00pm.

The natural beauty of the monastery grounds provides a stunning backdrop to begin rounding out the last half of your academic year while you contemplate your own spiritual journey.

If you would like to be a part of this day off campus, please register here by April 29thhttp://benedictinewomen.org/day-away-reconnect2/day-away-retreat-registration-no-paypal/
At the Payment option, select the ‘By Special Arrangement” and in the details please indicate:

“Payment to be managed by Lawrence University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life”

Lawrence’s Spiritual and Religious Life staff are in contact with the monastery regarding payment and confirmed registrants, and further details regarding departure time and location will be communicated to those who register.  Please be aware that registration is open to all single female students ages 18-50 who are interested in attending, but there is a limited number of registrants that will be allowed. The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is available via phone or email with any questions or issues that may arise and we welcome your communication.

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 current Intersections program is, Embody Your Faith.

4th Friday Soup & Salad

April 28th - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please join Linda Morgan-Clement at the Cultural Competency Lecture

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required.

In lieu of Fourth Friday soup and salad for April, please join us at the Cultural Competency Series being offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Esch Hurvis Room 225.

Multi faith Council


The Multi faith council supports 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 is constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and secular humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Council meets on a regular basis to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and support to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the membership
  • Envision, create, and provide one multi faith event for the campus community each term.

    Persons interested in becoming members of the council are invited to complete the interest form or to contact Dean Morgan-Clement.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • Multifaith Council
    10:00am Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Please join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in an informational gathering regarding the Lawrence University Multifaith Council. Attendees can learn what the council is and make decisions about becoming a member. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Messiah Bible Study
    12:00pm Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    In preparation for the upcoming combined choir and orchestra performance, we will be studying the biblical texts used in Handel's Messiah. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • Baccalaureate Meeting
    4:00pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room
    Meeting to discuss the Baccalaureate program to be held during commencement in June. Lawrence University's Baccalaureate service is a multi-faith celebration of the spiritual journey of the class of 2017. This service is designed by a group of seniors for all members of the class and their families. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • PEDAL Benefit Concert
    3:00pm Music-Drama Center 115 - Harper Hall
    PEDAL will host a recital with various performers to support local organizations in the Appleton area. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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