Not Normal, But Still Here
For all the things that aren't what they should have been this semester, the Chaplaincy is still working to find ways to offer connection, reflection, support, and justice-seeking. As we add events, programs, meetings, resources, and more, we'll add them here.
Please note that any in-person events listed are for current Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff only as we try to keep campus as safe as possible while serving our students. We look forward to being open to host community events again soon, and in the meantime almost all online events are open to everyone!
Major Events - Online, Everyone Welcome!
An Evening with Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Dave Brown, and Imam Jamal Rahman: The PNW Interfaith Amigos brings the Interfaith Amigos back to Tacoma - virtually - for a student-hosted panel conversation about the heart of their interfaith journeys and friendships. Rabbi Ted, Pastor Dave, and Imam Jamal provide an accessible introduction to interfaith work as friends and brothers, welcoming guests of any, all, and no particular faith backgrounds. Thursday, November 12, 7-8:30pm. Live on Zoom at https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/97283211629?pwd=MGVsZldNWGhvaWhuL05tVWpPL0Vodz09
On November 15, Blues Vespers Online with The Mark Riley Trio continues 20+ years of Blues Vespers in Tacoma (and over a year being hosted at Puget Sound as a part of our University Chaplaincy). Blues Vespers connects traditional blues music with sacred spaces, offering everyone the chance to experience beauty, art, love, spirit, and music without a heavily religious component. Each Vespers includes two sets by local or national artists, interspersed with poetry and reflections led by campus and community leaders. November's Vespers is themed around gratitude and thankfulness. Sunday, November 15, 5-6:15pm. On Zoom at https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/94373540276
Stand Up Firmly for Justice: The Intersection of Islam and Activism welcomes local community leader Alaa Alshaibani back to Puget Sound for conversation and connection about how Islam connects with social justice in the Pacific Northwest. Tuesday, November 17, 5:30-7pm. Live on Zoom at https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/99730140234?pwd=ZzU5Z2xxVjNFSXdUSUs5clg0ckpYQT09
In Person Events - Campus Members Only
Our in-person events are held at or around Kilworth Chapel, follow a health/safety interim operating plan consistent with state and campus guidance, and are approved by the Dean of Students' office.
Mondays 4:30-5:00pm - Taking Time: Sharing Gratitude is a weekly, student-led space for reflecting on the things in life that keep us going - hopes, dreams, moments of joy, and more. On the stage/chancel in Kilworth.
Situationally Spiritual: Open Space in Kilworth Chapel: As we get into shorter days and the arguable beauty of grey PNW fall weather, we will have Kilworth Chapel open twice a week as an indoor, safely managed, inclusively (or situationally) spiritual space for the campus community. It starts with some background music and a quiet space for reflection, but will variously have stations for individual no-contact interaction, mindful walking, small group (and distanced) conversation, and more. Wednesdays 530-8pm and Sundays 1-2:30pm.
Sundays 2:30-3pm - Celtic Christian Circle is a space for students, faculty, and staff to participate in or observe a short, contemplative, ecumenical Christian service largely drawn from Celtic and Taize influences. On the stage/chancel in Kilworth.