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Ongoing at the Center

As a display of intentional interfaith expression, the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life is home to a number of programs that allow visitors to find or express spirituality in a number of ways. A visitor to the center will not find that faith or religion becomes an obligation as they enter the space, but rather will find both traditional and contemporary ways to express the faith they already hold, or find a new unique expression of their spirituality. 

Ongoing at the center there are a number of options a visitor will find no matter the season or academic term.  Continue exploring here.

Learning and Engaging

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life regularly attempts to connect the Lawrence University community with a variety of options for expression of faith.  As well as opportunities to learn new information, there are special times with guest speakers, alumni opportunities, retreats, Intersections, or conferences that a visitor can be a part of in expression of faith and spirituality.  Continue exploring here. 

New this Term

With new ideas continuously emerging in spirituality and/or religion, mindfulness and intentional spirituality can be as dynamic as the people who communicate its meaning.  As a visitor to the Center, at times you may find a new idea practiced in a traditional way, or a steadfast idea that has found a new form and a new audience.  We welcome you to visit this page with earnest and discover something new for yourself. Continue exploring here.

Worship

There are many forms and practices for worship. Days of the week vary, styles and practices vary, belief systems vary, and the spiritually minded individual occasionally needs clarification on where to find a house of worship or the best place to express their faith.  Or, perhaps you have a curiosity about a particular tradition but don't know where to begin?  For specific clarification and worship information, continue exploring here.

Body and Spirit

Spirituality can be more than just going to a particular place on a particular day to express a particular belief.  It is found in the everyday actions of our lives and in the course of choices that we make for ourselves.  How we listen and how we move help determine the pathways that we find ourselves on.  The mind and body link to spirituality and/or religion has a long history of intertwined connection.  Continue exploring here.

Special at the Center

An artist or scholar in residence is a gift that the Center for SRL enjoys sharing with the Lawrence community.  A distinguished  alumni speaker or author of note may be featured. Here we can engross ourselves in a chosen special program as we allow this safe space to embody a larger identity of spirituality for a smaller amount of time.  Continue exploring here.

Events and Programs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Please join Professor Connie Kassor at the Center for SRL in this weekly practice of Meditation. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists (LUUU) Meeting
    8:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join the Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists for our weekly meeting. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    Lawrence Christian Fellowship invites all to join in our weekly Large Group Meeting with speakers, discussion, prayer, worship, and fellowship. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Athlete's Bible Study
    7:00pm Warch Campus Center 127 - Parrish Private Dining Room
    Athlete's Bible Study hosted by Lawrence Christian Fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • 4th Friday Soup and Salad
    11:30am 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 113 - Living Room
    Join Hillel as we celebrate Shabbat and unwind from the week This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

  • Fellowship Brunch
    11:45am Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    All are invited to join Lawrence Christian Fellowship for Fellowship Brunch every Sunday! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Taize Service
    7:30pm All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 North Drew Street
    Ecumenical Christian worship service with candlelight and song. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Deep Listening with Brian Pertl
    4:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join the Dan of the Conservatory and engage with the world through the art of listening. See through sound, through movement, and through memory. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    Please join Professor Connie Kassor at the Center for SRL in this weekly practice of Meditation. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists (LUUU) Meeting
    8:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join the Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists for our weekly meeting. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    Lawrence Christian Fellowship invites all to join in our weekly Large Group Meeting with speakers, discussion, prayer, worship, and fellowship. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • Athlete's Bible Study
    7:00pm Warch Campus Center 127 - Parrish Private Dining Room
    Athlete's Bible Study hosted by Lawrence Christian Fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • Shabbat
    5:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join Hillel as we celebrate Shabbat and unwind from the week This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

  • Fellowship Brunch
    11:45am Warch Campus Center 126 - Schumann Room
    All are invited to join Lawrence Christian Fellowship for Fellowship Brunch every Sunday! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Spiritual Companions

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. 

Worship Location Guides

During Lawrence's 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 their particular location and the services offered. 

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on September 10, September 17, and September 24.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center
Worship Location GuidesAll Saint's Episcopal Church


Walking
depart: 9:30am return 11:15am

Worship Shuttles

During Lawrence's 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 their particular location and the services offered.  

Many locations are within walking distance from Lawrence, and others are just a short drive.  Church provided shuttles and walking guides will be available on September 10, September 17, and September 24.  Please see below for the times and community partners involved. Guides will pick-up and drop off at the Wriston turnaround between Raymond House and the Volunteer Center

Worship Location Guides
All Saint's Episcopal Church       Walking
depart: 9:30am return 11:15am      
         
         
         
         
         
         

Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the 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.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the council, please use this application form.

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