Interfaith Chaplaincy

Pagan Events for Fall 2012

Pagan Chaplain Cynthia Jane Collins provides the following information about Pagan events in the community this fall.  For more information, contact her directly:cynthia.collins@maine.edu.

Wednesday, October 10th - USM

Portland
11:30-1:30 Woodbury Center Caffeteria, Table Talk, with yours truly as one of the "tablers"
1:30-2:15 Pagan smoozing as we move from one end of the campus to the other
Portland (THIS IS A CHANGE!!!)
2:15-3:30 Deering Farmhouse/Religious and Spiritual Life Center/Service Learning Center
Pagan Discussion Group...Topic: Spellwork

Wednesday, October 17th

11:30-1:30 Woodbury Center Caffeteria, Table Talk, with yours truly as one of the "tablers"

1:30-2:15 Pagan smoozing as we move from one end of the campus to the other

2:15-3:30 Deering Farmhouse/Religious and Spiritual Life Center/Service Learning Center
Pagan Discussion Group...Topic: Spiritual Defense

 

October 17th - TENTH Annual pumpkin massacre

Absolutely the Highlight of the Samhain Pre-Season in Maine!
And, best of all, you and forty or so of your closest girlfriends (NO BOYS!) are
invited to Saco House (86 High Street. Saco, Maine) on the third
Wednesday, October 17th, any time after 5:30. Bring your sharp and
pointy carving tools, the vegetable of your choice, any unfounded
rumors, whining, gossip or humor about any non-female type being,
something tasty to share and join us as we eviscerate, decorate and
illuminate said vegetables.  There will be a big pot of veggie soup, apple cider, tea lights and matches...and who knows what else?  If I've forgotten someone important and female, or don't have a good address, drop me a note! Call if you have questions! 282-1491  Beanner Beannacht, Thea

 

 

Halloween, Samhain, All Saints'All Souls, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00-8:30 PM, Brooks Student Center

An interactive look at the history and common themes of the ancient Pagan observance of Samhain, the Christian festivals of All Saints/All Souls, and the contemorary celebration of Halloween.  Featuring Cynthia Jane Collins, Pagan Chaplain, Shirley Bowen, Episcopal Chaplain, and Ali Stauble, Catholic Advisor.

 

 

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013

  

With the recent retirement of Andrea Thompson McCall, there have been some changes with USM's Religious and Spiritual Life program (previously known as the Interfaith Chaplaincy).

Previously located in the historic Deering Farmhouse at 23 Brighton Ave, the program is now housed within Portland Student Life in the Woodbury Campus Center.  The chaplains and advisors have formed the Religious and Spiritual Life Council, chaired by Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette.  Sarah Holmes, Assistant Director for Student Life and Diversity, will be serving as the administrative liaison for the Council.

Additionally, there is a new meditation and interfaith prayer room in Portland Student Life, that students, faculty, and staff may access during regular business hours.

Any help that you could provide in helping students connect with our programs in our new home, would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette, Council Co-Chairs