Nazareth Protestant Community

February 18th, 2016

So. Much. Snow. I won't talk too much about it. It's a touchy subject. In a fit of snow induced rage I attempted to shovel out the two feet of snow that was blocking one of our cars in the drive way. I call it "rage shoveling." I also don't recommend it. After a couple of ibuprofen and shoveling half a ton of snow I decided that perhaps shoveling isn't a healthy outlet for my Enneagram Type 1 anger. (Shameless plug! See details below for the upcoming Enneagram retreat that you should go to!).

This week in worship, junior nursing student, Kira Duffy, will be preaching about emotions using examples from Jesus' life and the movie, Inside Out. Join us as we learn about healthy ways to express emotion so that we don't end up rage shoveling.



Upcoming in Worship

Weekly vespers for Spring Semester 2016 will continue to be held Sunday nights at 8:30 pm in Linehan Chapel.

Upcoming Vespers

February 21 -- Why do emotions matter? with student guest preacher, Junior, Kira Duffy.

February 28 -- Taize

March 6 -- No worship. Happy Spring Break!

March 13 -- Why does death matter? with student guest preacher, senior, Alexis Scangas.

March 20 -- Taize

March 27 -- Why does Easter matter? Rev. Nadia Mullin, preaching and presiding over communion.

All are welcome. Food and fellowship will follow worship.

Enneagram Retreats

There are TWO Enneagram Retreats for Self-Awareness and Personal Growth coming up:

The Enneagram: A tool of Self Observation and Discernment
Sunday, February 21

2:00PM to 5:00PM, GAC 151

(Open to Students, Staff and Faculty)


Advanced Enneagram Retreat: Wings and Subtypes
Sunday, February 28

2:00PM to 4:00PM, GAC 151

(Open to Students, Staff and Faculty)

The Enneagram is NOT a personality test, numerology or a horoscope! The Enneagram is an effective tool of discernment and transformation. It is a tool used by secular counselors and spiritual directors from many faith traditions and perspectives. The Enneagram helps people gain insight into themselves and the world around them using 9 different categories, each of which are linked to a number of personality traits (see image above).

To RSVP or for more info, contact Jamie Fazio at

Divine Doughnuts

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

Join us for our weekly gathering with Nazareth Catholic and Protestant Communities. The next Divine Doughnuts will be on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

If you have not had a chance to attend, take advantage of this sweet opportunity this year.

Weekly Quaker Worship!

Tuesdays at 8 pm in the Meditation Room in GAC. All are welcome to join us for Quaker worship.

Prayer, Reflection, and Exploration

More from Brene Brown! Empathy vs. Sympathy. Do you know someone going through a tough time? Are you going through a tough time? What do you need from others to get through it? Check it out!

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 (, Claire Sobraske (, or Rachael Engert ( if you'd like more information!

The next NCF meeting will be Wednesday, February 24th at 8:45 pm.

Topic of the week: Managing Stress

Upcoming weeks:

March 2nd- Worship Service at The Father's House

March 16th- Christian Music "Jam Session"

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

"NCF is a community that welcomes and supports one another by modeling Christ in service to others."

Question of the Week

Each week we ask a question in the sign-in book at worship.

Last week's question was:

What's your favorite chocolate?

Answers given were:

White Chocolate- 1

Dark- 1

Caramel- 1

All the Chocolates!- 1

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!