Interfaith Chaplaincy

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Events:

As the schedule of on-campus events and opportunities grows, please be sure to visit our new location in the Woodbury Campus Center, with an office for meeting with any of our Chaplains or Advisors or for small groups, and with a room set aside for prayer or meditation for any member of the USM community, from any religious or spiritual background or perspective!

 

Ongoing Opportunities


Every year is a little different, but to provide a taste of the opportunities available in a typical semester, here's the list of meetings, programs, services, studies, etc. from Spring 2013.  Check back in the fall for an update for 2013-2014!

Regular weekly gatherings for study, devotion, and socializing:

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm - The Prayer and Meditation Space is available for students, staff and faculty in the Portland Student Life offices in the Woodbury Campus Center.  Check in at the main desk to see if the room is available.

Tuesdays at 4:30 PM - "Soup's On" at Rus Willette's home, 43 Clay Road, Gorham   FMI: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernMaineNavs/

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM - Navigators Bible Study, 10 Bailey Hall, Gorham  FMI: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernMaineNavs/

Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Dining Room in Woodbury Campus Center, Portland  - "Table Talk," an opportunity for informal conversation with Chaplains and Advisors about just about anything!  FMI: interfaith@usm.maine.edu.

Wednesdays 1:15 - 2:00 PM - Evangelical Christian Discussion Group, sponsored by Alpha Omega student organization, 206 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland .  FMI: stevelafrance@ymail.com.

Wednesdays - The Catholic Newman Club meets every Wednesday night at 8pm in Woodbury Campus Center for fellowship, dinner, and a rotating list of events! All welcome to join us! Throughout the semester we will be focusing on 4 themes:  Catechism, Charity, Contemplation, and Community. Come deepen your faith and ask questions in a safe and respectful place!

Fridays - "Friday Nite Lite" - a social opportunity away from parties and substance consumption,  Call or e-mail for each week's plans.  FMI: www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernMaineNavs/

Fridays at 7:30-8:45 PM - Evangelical Christian Devotional Meeting, sponsored by Alpha Omega student organizations, affiliated with Casco Bay Church of Christ (ICOC), Lee Hall, Wishcamper Center, Portland.

 

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