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Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

This Week's Spirituality Tip
Give thanks for your basic necessities and pray for those who don't have them.

Homelessness Awareness Week
Sponsored by MCC, SCCAP, Campus Ministry and CORE, Homelessness Awareness Week is a week of events and service to immerse and educate our campus about the realities of homelessness.
Monday, 1/28, 7:30 p.m., Shapell Lounge - WATCH: The Soloist
, featuring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, explores the realities of homelessness in America and its close connection to mental illness.
Tuesday, 1/29, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Commons - PRAY:
Come to Nightlife with CORE and hear Pat Plant, Hunger Action Enabler at SJ Presbytery, share about her ministry in homelessness.
Wednesday, 1/30, 6:30 p.m., Williman Room- LISTEN:
Join us for the Faces of Homelessness Panel. Individuals from across the Bay Area and the country will share their experience and stories of homelessness.
Thursday, 1/31, 6-9 p.m., SCCAP office- SERVE:
Volunteer with SCCAP! Encounter the realities of homelessness through working with kids and teens followed by a dessert reflection in the SCCAP office. Contact Laura Snowden at if you are interested in volunteering.
Friday, 2/1, All day - LEARN:
Stop by our Tent City on the Benson Lawn. Learn about the realities of homelessness through stories, statistics and students’ volunteer experiences with homelessness.
Saturday, 2/2, Time TBA - SHARE:
Join Christian Life Community, Interfaith Council and Christians in Action as they make, serve, and enjoy a meal with local individuals experiencing homelessness in San Jose. Contact Katya Nemec at if you are interested in volunteering.

Christians in Action Small Group
Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Campus Ministry
How does being Christian impact our understanding of world events and social justice? How does our faith call us respond to the suffering of others due to hunger, poverty and injustice? The Christians in Action small group will study various social justice issues and reflect on different ways we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world today. Questions, contact Laura Snowden at

Bible Study
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Campus Ministry
This Bible study includes Christians from numerous denominations and is a perfect place for anyone who has been participating in Bible studies for years or who wants to study the Bible for the first time! Come enjoy snacks, create new friendships, a time of prayer, and a time to study God's word more deeply!

Weekly Wednesday Worship: The Spirituality of Study Abroad
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., Multifaith Sanctuary in St. Joseph’s Hall
“The Challenge” spirituality series returns to this week’s WWW! Hear Lauren Farwell, Jose Lujano and Laura Snowden reflect on the Spirituality of Study Abroad. Following their talks, we will also have a meditation and discussion for you to reflect on the ways your travels (or your desire to travel) shapes your spiritual journey.

Campus Ministry Focus Groups
Sunday, February 3, 8:15-8:45 PM in the Multifaith Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 6, 12:00-12:30 PM in Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry wants to hear from you! We are in the process of clarifying the values that guide Campus Ministry at SCU and would love to have student input in this discernment.  Students are invited to attend one of the two focus groups. In addition to these dates, various Campus Ministry small groups that regularly meet will also be invited to be part of this process.

Want to lead the Search Retreat?
Applications due February 11
If you have attended the Search retreat, you can apply to be on the Spring 2013 Search Crew. Leaders on the Search Crew work together in Winter and Spring quarter to build community together and prepare an amazing retreat experience for their peers on the May retreat. Contact Julia Claire Landry or Emily Campi to find out more. To apply, visit

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