Peaceful Taize offered by the Protestant Community
7pm in Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary on the following dates:
Thursday, December 12

Taize is a monastic community in eastern France, where hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world come together to worship, volunteer, and live in community with each other. Through their unique meditative style of worship, beautiful chants and music, and peace work around the world, the Taize community "wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples." (
Contact Chaplain Leslie Fraser (lfraser) to be part of the Taize worship team.

What: A reading & discussion on Talking Taboo
Where: All Saints' Episcopal Church, 7 Woodbridge Street, South Hadley (the Midnight Breakfast church, within walking distance of campus!)
When: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Cost: Free!

What happens when young women speak the unspeakable about our experiences of faith?  Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith is a bold new collection of 40 essays by 40 women under 40 speaking out the unspeakable. From masturbation to cohabitation, from sexuality to salary negotiation, this collection of essays unearths the taboos that have stifled us, divided us, and prevent us from feeling at home in our communities.

Join 3 contributors to the collection, Atinuke Diver, Bristol Huffman, and elizabeth mcmanus (MHC '14), for a reading and discussion on Talking Taboo! Books will be available for purchase & signing at the event!

Interfaith Lunch--Last one of the semester
Wednesday, December 4, noon-1:00 pm, Eliot House Lounge

Reflecting on the experiences of the fall 2013 semester and celebrating December/January holidays. December graduates are especially welcome to attend.

Chanuka Party
Wednesday, December 4, 6-10 pm, Eliot House Lounge

Walking the Labyrinth-- a peaceful practice at semester's end
Friday, December 6, 1 pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary

Carol Singing for Christmas and the Solstice, Celebrate Kwanzukah Solsticemas!
Friday, December 6, 4 pm

Meet in front of Abbey Chapel and join the Unitarian Universalist community as we sing our hearts out, bringing the winter holidays spirit alive across campus.

JSU Community Shabbat
Friday, December 6, 5-9 pm, Eliot House Lounge

It's a Wonderful Life and Gingerbread House Decorating
Sunday, December 8, noon-3:30 pm at Eliot House

Join the Unitarian Universalist community for holiday movies and gingerbread making before Vespers. Watch "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Eat, play and be merry!

Catholic Christmas Party
Monday, December 9, 5:30-9 pm, Eliot House Lounge

Join the Catholic community for a Christmas Party.

Brownie Sundae Study Break
Wednesday, December 11, 8:30-10 pm, Eliot House Lounge

Close your books, put up your feet, and relax with your friends in Religious and Spiritual Life. Invite your friends!

Fridays at 1pm, Abbey Interfaith Sanctuary
Led by Multifaith Chaplain Leslie Fraser

 December 6: LECTIO DIVINAsacred reading for Advent and every season

December 13: WALKING THE LABYRINTHjourneying through light and darkness

PAYING ATTENTION TOGETHER - Reflect, Regenerate, Restore, Renew

All are welcome—students, staff, faculty—All are welcome!  

If you have a disability and would like to attend this or any other event in Eliot House, please contact Gaelin (Gayle) Higgins, 413-538-2054, or, one week in advance of the event to discuss your accommodation needs.

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