Nazareth Protestant Community

September 10, 2015

Feeling stressed yet? It's pretty crazy how quickly the stress of a new semester sets in. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unsure of how you're going to make it through the next couple of months, I assure you that you're not alone.

In the next few weeks, there are several opportunities available to you to take time for yourself to rest, recharge, and decompress.

1. This Sunday at Protestant Worship we will be outside on the prayer labyrinth (between GAC and Peckham--look for the candles and listen for the music). We will take some time to sing together, to pray, and to walk the labyrinth by candlelight. If you have never walked a prayer labyrinth before, this is a great opportunity to learn about this introspective, contemplative, and also active form of prayer. In the event of inclement weather we will move the service back to Linehan Chapel.

2. Taize on September 27 -- On the last Sunday of every month we host a Taize service. Taize is an ecumenical form of contemplative worship that features song, silence, prayer, and scripture. We light candles and join together for an evening of centering our hearts and minds on God. It's a beautiful service that allows you the opportunity to slow down and rest in the grace of God.

3. The Ecumenical Retreat at Mt. Savior Monastery -- Oct. 2-4. You should have received an email inviting you to join the Catholic and Protestant communities for this weekend retreat. If you did not, please let me know! This will be a fun, relaxing weekend away in the company of friends, monks, sheep, apples, and two of your favorite chaplains. The cost is $15 and scholarships are available. Sign up today!

4. And if you really need someone to talk to about the stress and anxiety of life, email me ( and make an appointment to come by and talk. I have chocolate and a listening ear.

I hope that you'll take advantage of all or some of these opportunities to feed your faith in the coming weeks.

And hear Jesus' words to you: "Come to me, all of you are weary and burdened and I will give you rest."


Join us for worship!

Weekly services are held Sunday nights at 8:30 pm in Linehan Chapel. However, this upcoming Sunday we will be outdoors at the labyrinth (weather permitting). The labyrinth is located between GAC and Peckham Hall.

The theme for upcoming worship on September 13th will be: Prayer

Divine Doughnuts

Tuesdays @ 9:15AM in GAC 151
Coffee. Sprinkles.Prayer

Joint weekly gathering of the Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities

Prayer. Reflection and Exploration

Taize worship - September 27

You are invited to join us the last Sunday night of every month at 8:30 pm in Linehan Chapel. Taize is a contemplative sung form of worship that includes repetitive song and silence. All are welcome for this relaxing, reflective, candlelit service of worship.

If you are interested in playing in our Taize ensemble, contact or

I Scream... You Scream...Ice Cream Social

There will be an ice cream social sponsored by the Center for Spirituality. Take a brief break from your studies and enjoy a cool treat with us.
Location: First Floor Hallway- GAC
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
All are welcome!

Naz Christian Fellowship (NCF)

Throughout the semester there are multiple opportunities to explore your faith. If you're looking for Bible Study, fellowship, music, food, and more, NCF is the place to be! Contact Ceara Curry (, Meaghan Porter (, Claire Sobraske (, or Laura Mater ( if you'd like more information!

NCF also offers rides to three local churches. If you are interested in getting a ride to church contact Nadia at

Fall Ecumenical Retreat 2015!


Friday, Oct. 2nd, 4pm to Sunday, Oct. 4th, 3pm


231 Monastery Rd

Pine City, NY

More information

Meet new people ~ Get off campus ~ Enjoy home cooked food ~ Meet Real Live Monks! ~ Chase some sheep ~ Spend time outdoors ~ Discover more about yourself and God

Cost ONLY $15.00 (scholarships available if needed)

To RSVP, respond to this e-mail or on the list next to Jamie’s office, GAC 162.

Note: We will leave campus at 4:00pm on Friday and return by noon on Sunday.

You can bring homework with you! Space is limited and will fill up fast!!!

Local Church Connections

If you are interested in attending worship at a local church and don't know where to start, contact Nadia (

About Us

Nazareth Protestant Community is part of the Center for Spirituality and is an open and welcoming community made up of students reflecting a variety of religious traditions and backgrounds. We worship weekly, host an annual service trip, enjoy fellowship events together, and seek to serve both our Nazareth and larger community. Come and check us out!