EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Thursday, March 21, 6-8 PM, Brooks Student Center, Gorham - Interfaith Passover Seder, a Jewish and Christian guided experience of the ritual retelling of the exodus of Israel from captivity in Egypt as told in the Biblical book of Exodus.
Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM - Yom Ha'Shoah Remembrance (Portland location TBA) - A memorial gathering to mark the Day of Remebrance of the Holocaust and other genocides, willful destruction of entire populations of people.
Regular weekly gatherings for study, devotion, and socializing:
Monday - Thursday, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM - Selat prayers - Prayer/Meditation Space at our office, 23 Brighton Avenue, Portland (the Deering Farmhouse), is kept 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, Hastings Formal Lounge, 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: email@example.com.
Wednesdays 1:15 - 2:00 PM - Evangelical Christian Discussion Group, sponsored by Alpha Omega student organization, 206 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland . FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, 201 Bailey Hall, Gorham- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for undergraduates. FMI: John Haslam, email@example.com.
Thursdays the Catholic Newman Club meets at 8pm at the Pastoral Center at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Congress Street. Rides are available and dnner is provided. The program is the Catholicism Series by Fr. Robert Barron, an interactive study program for presenting, understanding and teaching the Catholic Faith. It explores over 50 locations throughout 15 countries including to the sacred lands of Israel, Uganda, Italy, France, Kolkata and NYC, with a goal of discovering the full meaning of the Faith.
Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 PM, The Navigators Christian Fellowship sponsors a Men's Inductive Bible Study, led by Brian King, Young Life Advisor, in 218 Bailey, Gorham.
Fridays at 12:00 Noon - Zazen, silent seated meditation in the Zen tradition, led by Paul Nakroshis in the prayer/meditation space in our office, 23 Brighton Avenue, Portland (the Deering Farmhouse). FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Solidarity, Sympathy, and Silence for Boston
The tree on the Portland campus dedicated on September 11, 2011 reminds us that when those attacks took place, we didn’t know how we’d go on, but we have. Another hateful act has rocked our world; more people have died and suffered grave injury. But the tree has continued to grow, to blossom and leaf, to rest in winter, and to begin again each spring. Life is resilient.
The explosions in Boston on Monday were powerful. The pain on the part of those whose loved ones were killed, and on the part of those injured is powerful. The hatred that motivated the act, and the fear and anger it provoked are powerful.
But our gathering in solidarity and sympathy is more powerful still. Solidarity, because it means we are one people, is more powerful. Sympathy, because it means we are being with, feeling with, those who grieve and ache and must heal, is more powerful. Solidarity and sympathy have more power to carry the day. They have the power to redeem this divided, killing, maiming, aching, and yet somehow resilient world.
In solidarity and in sympathy, we hold in our minds and hearts all those impacted by the horrible events of Monday in Boston.