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RELIGIOUS LIFE NEWSLETTER



NEWSLETTER NO. 3 -  February 8, 2021

Chaplains Office Announcement

This Week...
All the January Mini Course gifts have been mailed! Check your mailbox the next two weeks for your mystery gift! Mystery gifts are sent to students who registered for a January mini course, thank you all who joined in!

Chaplain Imam Adeel Zeb is hosting this week Chaplains office hour. If you have questions about Islam or Claremont Muslim life, or just want to meet Imam Adeel, drop in on Thursday!

Weekly Halaqahs are back with fun activities and fantastic guest speakers. Check out the list of February Halaqahs themed Claremont Muslim Life Celebrates Black History Month. 


Hillel's Shabbat service will be on Friday night, as it is every week. 

The religious student organizations have exciting events this week as well! Check out 5CIV Christian Fellowships small group bible studies. 5CIV is also hosting a fun Valentines Couple Panel this friday. Join Claremont Christian Fellowship for Friday Fellowship service on Facebook live. CCF provides this service every Friday night of the semester!

Continue down the newsletter for event details and links!

Coming Up...
The Jewish holiday Purim is coming up! Get prepared for costumes, festivities, and care packages!

Upcoming Events


Thursday Feb. 11
Hanging with the 
Chaplains

2:00-3:00PM PT

Thursday Feb. 11
Halaqah
6:00-7:00PM PT

Friday Feb. 12
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT

Friday Feb. 12
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

Friday Feb. 12
5CIV Christian Fellowship Valentines Couples Panel
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

Mystery Gifts Sent Out!
Thank you everyone who signed up for January Mini Courses! Chaplains Father Joe, Rabbi Danny, and Imam Adeel had a great time meeting with you and teaching their courses. All students who registered and provided their mailing info will be mailed a mystery gift. Be on the look out in the next couple weeks for your gift to arrive!
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Upcoming Events & Services

Imam Adeel is Hosting Office Hours!
Thursday February 11, 2-3PM PT
This week Chaplain Imam Adeel is hosting the Chaplains office hour. If you have questions about Islam, Muslim life on campus, or just want to meet Imam Adeel, drop in on Thursday!
 
Claremont Muslim Life Muslimflix
Thursday Feb. 11, 6-7PM PT
One Night in Miami Part 2
On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. Join MSA as we watch the Amazon Prime Movie “One Night in Miami” together!

More Info Here
Purim Box
Hillel Purim Holiday Box
Sign up by Feb. 12th to receive your Purim Box!
If you miss the deadline you can still sign up to receive a Passover Box. Each Purim box will contain materials to help you celebrate the holiday with Hillel from the safety of your home.

If you received a Hanukkah box, your Purim Box will automatically be sent. Email Rabbi Danny or fill out the form again if your address has changed. Reserve your box today while supplies last!

Sign-Up Here
Hillel Shabbat
Friday February 12, 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 tonight 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.

Learn More Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Meal Groups 
Sign up for a weekly/biweekly casual meal group where you can meet other students over zoom for a chat about life, school, faith, or any topics you've been wondering about! We will rotate these groups every month or two months. Come and meet new friends!

Sign Up Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Valentines Couples Panel
Friday February 12, 6:00PM PST 
Alum Kaitlyn & Jakim, Anna & Jack, and Kate & Dave will be answering questions about relationships, marriage and how Christ empowers them as couples.

Zoom Link Here
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
Friday February 12, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Fellowship is Claremont Christian Fellowship's weekly livestream of reflection, teaching, and worship.

Fellowship Info Here

Small Group Bible Studies

5CIV Christian Fellowship Small Group Bible Study
5CIV Christian Fellowship Small Group
Book of Hebrew

A small group for the book of Hebrews. This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30PM PST.

Request to Join Bible Study Group Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Small Group
Spirituality & Mental Health

All are welcome as we look to scripture to learn how to deal with stress, anxiety and mental health. This group meets every Wednesday at 5:30PM PST.

Request to Join Bible Study Group Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Small Group
Stories of Old Testament Heroes

We will spend the semester in scripture studying the different, faithful people of the Old Testament in the Bible. This group meet every Wednesday at 7PM PST

Request to Join Bible Study Group Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Small Group
Healing Stories of Jesus

All are welcome us as we look at the many stories of Jesus healing people. This group meets every Thursday at 7:30PM PST.

Request to Join Bible Study Group Here

Chaplains Office Programs

Claremont Muslim Life Celebrates Black History Month
February Halaqahs - Thursdays 6:00-7:00PM PT

Muslimflix Feb. 4
One Night in Miami Part 1: We will watch the Amazon Prime Movie “One Night in Miami” via Screener.com in two 1-hour parts. 

Muslimflix Feb. 11 
One Night in Miami Part 2

Dr. Nisa Muhammad Feb. 18
Associate Dean of Religious Life, Howard University
Topic: How Black Muslims Have Impacted History

Shaykh Gyasi Mckenzie Feb. 25
Islamic Scholar and Associate Manager at Helping Hand
Topic: The State of the Ummah

Learn More Here
Request Links Here
Hanging with the Chaplains – Final Office Hours of the Fall Semester 
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
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
Chabad
Christian House of Prayer
Critique
First, love
Global Medical Missions Alliance
Hearhere
Hillel 
Hindu Society
Latter-Day Saints Student Association
Muslim Student Association
Nishmat
Scripps Challah for a Cause
Scripps Kehillah
Secular Student Alliance
SGI Buddhists
Sikh Student Association
Trinitea & Coffee
Zen Meditation
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Phone: 909-621-8685 / Email: chaplains@claremont.edu

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