Skip to main content
Print/Share/Save
MySpace
Digg
Delicious

CFS Programs

Student with food basket

The CFS Student Council, along with the CFS staff, hosts a large variety of programs throughout the year, which fulfill some of the spiritual, educational, and social needs of Nazareth students. Programs include Bible Study, Habitat for Humanity, Partners for Learning, Blood Drive, Catholic Worship, Protestant Worship, and Women & Spirituality discussion groups. For more information on these and other programs explore the information below.

Program List

AASH (Agnostic/Atheist/Secular/Humanist)

An Agnostic/Atheist/Secular Humanist discussion group.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu
Matthew Gilligan mgillig5@naz.edu

Contact Lynne Boucher, CFS Director, lbouche9@naz.edu

Catholic Community

Program Leaders:
Candice Gage cgage3@naz.edu
Brianna Miller bmiller7@naz.edu
Renee Ruscitto rruscit6@naz.edu
Gretchen Smith gsmith4@naz.edu
Pamela Teelin pteelin7@naz.edu

Contact Jamie Fazio, Catholic Chaplain,
jfazio1@naz.edu

Clairvaux

  • Clairvaux
    Alternative spring break in a rural Maryland community with those living in transition. The farm's mission is "to help meet basic human needs and to address the root problems that perpetuate the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We bring together homeless and non-homeless persons in a content of shared life and work by providing hospitality, shelter, food and education."

Program Leaders:
Olivia Abbott oabbott4@naz.edu
Amy Gettig agettig4@naz.edu
Katie Jones kjones2@naz.edu

Coming Out Spiritually

A service supporting our LGBT community on campus.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu
Erin Carroll ecarrol9@naz.edu

DancePeace

A lyrical dance group centered on the spiritual aspects of dance. The group performs at several campus- wide events including our Martin Luther King Jr. Event and Take Back The Night.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

A multi-sponsored event on campus commemorating the works and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; features speakers and various student performers.

Program Leaders:
Candice Gage cgage3@naz.edu
Sarah Lesser slesser2@naz.edu

Ecumenical Christian Retreats

A weekend away for some rest and relaxation away from the stresses of school; an opportunity to reflect upon and strengthen your relationship with God and your own inner-peace.

Ecumenical Christian Retreat
Women's Retreat

Program Leaders:
Kaitlyn Murphy kmurph68@naz.edu
Meleana Spera spera5@naz.edu

Contact Jamie Fazio, Catholic Chaplain,
jfazio1@naz.edu
and/or
Alison Schmied, Protestant Chaplain,
aschmie1@naz.edu

Hickey Center (Interfaith Programs)

Program Leaders:
Jordan Snyderjsnyde03@naz.edu

Hiking

Enjoy the beauty and spirituality found in the nature of Letchworth State Park.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu
Brianna Miller bmiller7@naz.edu

Hillel (Jewish Community)

Jewish community organization that leads and sponsors events, especially centered around and based on Jewish feasts and holidays. Hillel is connected to Jewish student groups from other Rochester area colleges for an even larger network.

Program Leaders:
Sarah Lesser slesser2@naz.edu
Jordan Snyder jsnyde03@naz.edu

Hunger Banquet (OXFAM)

Replication and reflection on wealth, poverty, and hunger in the world.

Program Leaders:
Erin Carroll ecarrol9@naz.edu

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Program Leaders:
Khadija Aweis kaweis7@naz.edu

Naz Christian Fellowship (NCF)

A student lead community united in love, compassion, and purpose. Weekly meetings on Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the CFS Community room #151-GAC.

BASIC (Brother And Sister In Christ) Conference: A New York state wide organization that meets once a semester to help college students grow in a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.

**Program Leaders:
Elizabeth Dorsey edorsey9@naz.edu
Nicholas MacLane nmaclan8@naz.edu
Dyan Verschage dversch3@naz.edu

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Contact Lynne Boucher, CFS Director, lbouche9@naz.edu

Protestant Worship

Contact Alison Schmied, Protestant Chaplain, aschmie1@naz.edu

Red Cross Blood Drives

Coordinated through the American Red Cross and are held four times each school year. Student support is sought to meet community needs for life-giving blood.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu

Contact Lynne Boucher, CFS Director, lbouche9@naz.edu
or Ruth Santiago, CFS Secretary,
rsantia3@naz.edu

Religious Diversity Dinner - Interfaith Event

Dialogue and dine with people of various traditions.

Program Leaders:
Sarah Lesser slesser2@naz.edu

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

A social event celebrating the life and works of the fifth century Irish saint, St. Patrick; includes Irish dancing, shamrock shakes, Celtic music, and more!

Program Leaders:
Erin Carroll ecarrol9@naz.edu

Take Back the Night (TBTN)

An empowering gathering creating awareness of sexual violence.

Program Leaders:
Jordan Snyder jsnyde03@naz.edu

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Center For Spirituality gathers food and donations from the campus community to give to needy families. Students help donate, organize and deliver the Thanksgiving baskets.

Program Leaders:
Amelia O'Leary aoleary0@naz.edu

United Methodist Collegiate Ministry (Next)

Contact Alison Schmied, Protestant Chaplain, aschmie1@naz.edu

Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Memorial Service

Program Leaders:
Gloria Gambino ggambin8@naz.edu

Contact Lynne Boucher, Center for Spirituality, Director
lbouche9@naz.edu

Yoga

Open to students, faculty and staff to take a break from stress. All levels of experience welcome! Mats, belts, blankets, etc. provided.
Sunday Yoga- George Hall Dance Studio - 2:00 PM Night Light Yoga - Linehan Chapel - 7:45-9:00 and 9:15-10:30 PM Thursday Yoga - Linehan Chapel - 5:45-7:00 PM

Contact Lynne Boucher, Center for Spirituality, Director,
lbouche9@naz.edu

Yoga Retreat
Program Leaders:
Brianna Miller bmiller7@naz.edu

Zen Meditation

Come learn the centralizing and spiritual art of Zen Meditation. All "beginners" new and old are welcome. Instruction in zazen (sitting meditation) is always given.

Contact Renee van der Vennet, Assistant Professor, Creative Arts Therapy,
rvander3@naz.edu

Personal tools