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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

ASH (Alternative Spiritual Humanist)

An Alternative Spiritual discussion group.

Program Leaders:
Angela Tona atona6@mail.naz.edu
Matthew Gilligan mgillig5@mail.naz.edu

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

Catholic Community

Program Leaders:
Brianna Miller bmiller7@mail.naz.edu
Renee Ruscitto rruscit6@mail.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@mail.naz.edu
Katie Jones kjones2@mail.naz.edu

Coming Out Spiritually

A service supporting our LGBT community on campus.

Program Leaders:
TBD

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:
TBD

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:
Meleana Spera spera5@mail.naz.edu

Contact Jamie Fazio, Catholic Chaplain,
jfazio1@naz.edu
and/or
Rev. Nadia Mullin, Protestant Chaplain,
nmullin7@mail.naz.edu

Hiking

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

Program Leaders:
Brianna Miller bmiller7@mail.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:
Meirav Cafri, Graduate Assistant mcafri42@mail.naz.edu
Samuel Asher, Jewish Chaplain @naz.edu

Hunger Banquet (OXFAM)

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

Program Leaders:
TBD

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Program Leaders:
Braa Elkhidir belkhid3@mail.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:
Kelsey Sweet ksweet2@mail.naz.edu

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

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

Protestant Worship

Contact Rev. Nadia Mullin, Protestant Chaplain, nmullin7@mail.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:
Kira Duffy kduffy817493@mail.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:
TBD

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:
TBD

Take Back the Night (TBTN)

An empowering gathering creating awareness of sexual violence.

Program Leaders:
TBD

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:
TBD

United Methodist Collegiate Ministry (Next)

Contact Rev. Nadia Mullin, Protestant Chaplain, nmullin7@mail.naz.edu

Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Memorial Service

Program Leaders:
TBD

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.

Monday Evening 8:00-9:15 PM in the Linehan Chapel "Night Light Yoga" with Rebecca Stapley

Tuesday Afternoon 12:10-1:00 PM in the Linehan Chapel "Gentle Yoga" with Kevin Nitsch and Jennel Frere

Tuesday Evening Yoga 8:00-9:15 PM in the Linehan Chapel "Night Light Yoga" with Leanne Charlesworth

Wednesday Evening Yoga 8:00-9:15 PM in the Linehan Chapel "Night Light Yoga" with Lynne Boucher

Thursday Afternoon 12:10-1:00 PM in the Linehan Chapel "Active Yoga" with Ellen Horowitz

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

Yoga Retreat
Program Leaders:
Brianna Miller bmiller7@mail.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

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