NEWSLETTER NO. 9 -  March 29, 2021

Chaplains Office Announcement

This Week...
Celebrate Holi and Easter!

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the "festival of love", the "festival of colours", and the "festival of spring". The festival celebrates the eternal and divine love of Radha and Krishna. It also signifies the triumph of good over evil. 

We continue to celebrate the Lenten Season with short weekly zoom sessions every Wednesday through Easter. The discussions are led by Chaplain Father Joe Fenton.

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday concludes Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday, the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles, Good Friday on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed, and Easter Sunday. 

The Chaplains wish those celebrating Holi and Easter a meaningful holiday!

Upcoming Events

Monday March 29
Happy Holi!

Wednesday March 31
Lent Reflection
11:00-11:30AM PT

Thursday April 1
Hanging with the 

2:00-3:00PM PT

Thursday April 1
6:00-7:00PM PT

Friday April 2
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT

Friday April 2
5CIV Christian Fellowship Good Friday Watch Party & Reflection
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

Friday April 2
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

Sunday April 4
Happy Easter!
5:00 PM–6:15 PM PT

Claremont Muslim Life continues their Muslim Women speaker series. Join this week's Halaqah to join Dr. Celene Ibrahim speaking on Female Archetypes in the Qur'an. 

The religious student organizations have exciting events this week as well! Join 5CIV Christian Fellowship at their Goof Friday services/watch party. Also, Claremont Christian Fellowship hosts Friday Fellowship service on Facebook live.

We hope everyone celebrating had a wonderful Passover Seder! Thank you for joining The Claremont Colleges Jewish community and Hillel for Shabbat and Passover Seder!

Continue down the newsletter for event details and links!
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Upcoming Events & Services

Hillel Shabbat
Friday April 2, 5:30-6:30PM PT
Join us Fridays for Claremont Hillel's Shabbat!

Our shabbats are student lead and include service and hang out time. Hope you’ll join us Friday at 5:30pm PT. Feel free to drop by at the beginning or near the end around 6:30 if you just want to say hello for a bit. If you have Shabbat candles, kiddush wine, and challah feel free to bring them to the zoom with you. No worries if you don’t have them.

Zoom Link Here
Lent on Zoom
Wednesday March 24, 11:00-11:30AM PST
Celebrate Lent at The Claremont Colleges with Chaplain Father Joe Fenton. Join our Zoom each Wednesday of Lent for a reading and reflection. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Link Here
Hanging with the Chaplains 
Thursdays 2PM-3PM PT
Join us for our Office Hours! A Chaplain will be available to chat, answer questions, and support you. There are no time requirements, stop in for a few minutes or the full hour. See you there! 
The Chaplains will alternate hosting the zoom room. The host will be announced each week in our newsletter and social media platforms. 
Zoom Link Here
Muslim Life - Halaqah
Speaker: Dr. Celene Ibrahim -
Female Archetypes in the Qur'an
Thursday April 1 at 6PM PST
Join Halaqah this week with guest speaker Dr. Celene Ibrahim!
Dr. Celene Ibrahim is a scholar, author, and educator. She is the author of Women and Gender in the Qur'an (Oxford University Press, 2020) and the editor of One Nation, Indivisible: Seeking Liberty and Justice from the Pulpit to the Streets  (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2019). Her current book project explores the concept of monotheism in the Qur'an and Islamic intellectual history (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).

Join this week's Halaqah to join Dr. Celene Ibrahim speaking on Female Archetypes in the Qur'an. 
Request Zoom Link Here
Link is also shared in the “Claremont Muslim Students” Facebook Messenger Group
Good Friday Watch Party & Reflection
5CIV Christian Fellowship 
Friday April 2, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Join Community Night Fellowship for a watch party for "The Choosen" episode 8 "I Am He" and reflection on the crucifixion of Jesus.

Good Friday Link
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
Friday April 2, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Fellowship is Claremont Christian Fellowship's weekly livestream of reflection, teaching, and worship.

Fellowship Info Here
Empowered: Rediscovering Jesus in a Pluralist Society
5CIV Christian Fellowship 
Friday April 9, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Community Night Fellowship is proud to host producer and author Mathew P John as we explore world religions from a christian perspective.

Community Night Fellowship Link

Chaplains Office Programs

Hillel Student Led Office Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT

Drop in anytime between 5-7 PM PT on Tuesdays or Thursdays to hang out with Hillel students.

Zoom Link Here
Student talking to counselor.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. The Chaplains are happy to meet and support you. Our services are safe spaces regardless of faith or level of faith knowledge, we do not recruit or pressure. Click the image above to schedule a meeting today!

Religious/Spiritual Student Organizations

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Meet awesome student organizations!
Each week we highlight two religious student organizations. Joining a group or attending their events is a great way to connect with fellow students and find a supportive community on campus. 
Learn more and get in contact with these groups here!

Claremont Christian Fellowship

Claremont Christian Fellowship is an inclusive and diverse group for students to explore and grow in the Christian faith. We aim to experience God’s love through community, where each person can be known, accepted, valued, and understood. We strive to create a space where students can struggle with questions about God and the Bible. We believe in supporting the whole person; not only do we care about students’ spiritual lives, we also support their mental and physical health. We pursue transformative and restorative justice within our group and in our greater community. We also have a lot of fun together, and we highly value rest as a spiritual practice. We offer weekly community groups at each of the 5Cs to study the Bible, a weekly fellowship meeting with worship and a talk, and prayer meetings, among many other activities and meetings throughout the year. We host groups to support queer students, students with anxiety, and students with eating disorders. We facilitate mentoring relationships: among students, with alumni, and with CCF staff. Everyone is welcome, regardless of how they identify religiously. We embrace students of all gender and sexual identities.

Latter-Day Saints Student Association

The LDSSA is apart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We sponsors a weekly Institute of Religion class at which we study the scriptures and fellowship one another. We invite you to join us!

Religious/ Spiritual Student Organizations
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There are more amazing student groups at the Claremont Colleges! Each week we will highlight a handful of student organizations!

Can't wait?
Please see the full 5C list of student organizations here.
5C Mindfulness
5CIV Christian Fellowship
Black Campus Ministries
Claremont Christian Fellowship
Claremont Colleges Buddhism
Claremont Challah
The Claremont Ekklesia
Catholic Student Organization
Christian House of Prayer
First, love
Global Medical Missions Alliance
Hindu Society
Latter-Day Saints Student Association
Muslim Student Association
Scripps Challah for a Cause
Scripps Kehillah
Secular Student Alliance
SGI Buddhists
Sikh Student Association
Trinitea & Coffee
Zen Meditation
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