Small Groups 2020

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Ways to Reflect and Connect

Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs for students and the broader SU community to engage at the intersections of faith, community, and social justice during the Fall Quarter. Some of these programs require pre-registration. For a complete listing of upcoming events, including Zoom links, check out our ConnectSU Events Page. 

Welcome Events for New Students:

While these events to not require pre-registration, there are gift-cards available for new students who pre-register on ConnectSU and attend these special events! All programs are listed in Pacific Date Time, and run for one hour unless otherwise stated.

Event TitleDate and TimeEvent Information
Catholic Student Sunday Social
Sunday, September 6, at 5 p.m. Connect with the Catholic Community at Seattle University for a time of prayer and connection where you get to meet the Jesuit Community. All are welcome! 
Campfire with Camp Min
Tuesday, September 8, at 8 p.m. Join Campus Ministry for an evening inspired by the campfire, with music, storytelling, and connecting with the SU community virtually. All are welcome!  
Jewish Student Union Welcome
Monday, September 14, at 6 p.m. Join us for community and fun, connect with the Jewish student community at Seattle U, and find out about upcoming events and leadership opportunities. All are welcome!  
New Student Retreat Info Session

 Tuesday, September 15, 12:45-1:15 p.m.

OR

Thursday, September 24, 12:45-1:15 p.m.

Are you a first-year or transfer student interested in building community during your first quarter at SU? On New Student Retreat, you'll have the chance to build community in a small group of your peers that will meet throughout fall quarter, to reflect on your journey to and at SU, to mix and mingle with fellow new students across similarities and difference at a handful of virtual large group gatherings, and to have some fun while you're at it! Interested to learn more? Join us for one of two New Student Retreat Info Sessions, offered on Zoom.
Christian Students Welcome
Tuesday, September 15, at 6 p.m. If you are a Christian student looking to connect with other Christian students on campus, please join us for fun and fellowship. Get to know one another and find out about the various Christian student groups on campus, including Asian American Christian Fellowship, Atmosphere, Delight Ministries, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kin: Catholic Student Community, and Young Life. All are welcome!
Muslim Student Association Welcome
Tuesday, September 22, 12:30 p.m. Join us for community and fun, connect with the Muslim student community at Seattle U, and find out about upcoming events and leadership opportunities. All are welcome!
Eco Sangha Zen Buddhist Welcome
Wednesday, September 23, at 6 p.m.  For students interested in the Zen Buddhist meditation group on campus and connecting with others in the community. All are welcome!

Ongoing Fall Quarter Offerings 

Campus Ministry's Fall programming includes ongoing drop-in offerings, cohorts, and special events.  

Program Description Date/TimeRegistration Link or Event Details
New Student Retreat

Are you a first-year or transfer student interested in building community during your first quarter at SU? On New Student Retreat, you'll have the chance to build community in a small group of your peers that will meet throughout fall quarter, to reflect on your journey to and at SU, to mix and mingle with fellow new students across similarities and difference at a handful of virtual large group gatherings, and to have some fun while you're at it!

Registration Deadline: September 30

Program dates: Ongoing throughout Fall Quarter. 

New Students,Click here to register for New Student Retreat

 

Returning students interested in leading NSR? Click here.

Sunday Weekly Worship: Keeping it Lit!

Join Campus Ministry's Liturgy Team for an hour of scripture, song, and connecting with community on Zoom every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. in the Fall quarter. This program is open to current students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. All are welcome! 

Sundays at 5 p.m., beginning September 13  Click here for event details on ConnectSU
Faith formation for RCIA and Confirmation
 

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Were you baptized Catholic, but have not been Confirmed? Campus Ministry’s faith formation program invites students into a journey of exploration, prayer, reflection, and community that leads to receiving the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) in the Catholic Church. Through these sacraments, we deepen our relationship with God and with the Catholic faith community. 

Registration deadline: September 27

Program dates: Ongoing throughout the academic year. 

Click here for more information and to sign up! 
Ignatian Family Teach in for Justice

 Participate in Campus Ministry's delegation of students to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), which is being offered virtually this year! IFTJ is the largest Catholic social justice gathering in the United States. This year's theme is "Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up." This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students. SU attendees will also meet as a group several times before and after the conference to build community and foster reflection and action pertinent to the conference themes. Dates and times of these meetings will be arranged based on the availability of attendees. Cost to attend: $10*  *Financial assistance is available for students for who the $10 participant fee poses a barrier.

Registration deadline: October 5

Program dates:
Monday, October 19 2020 to Sunday, October 25 2020 

Click here to register
Lunch on the Couches

Join your friends in Campus Ministry for a lunchtime hangout every week. We can't be physically in the same space this quarter, but we can still gather from our own respective couches for community and lunch (or a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, depending on where you're dialing in from). Drop in with your lunch (or without it) to connect with the Camp Min community.

Ongoing, weekly in Fall Quarter   
Evening of Reflection for Graduate and Post-Traditional Students

Join fellow students from across programs for an evening of reflection hosted by Campus Ministry. In the midst of a challenging year, this mini-retreat will invite participants to slow down and reflect as they arrive halfway through the quarter. The evening will consist of opportunities to engage with various prayer and reflection practices, including silent reflection, small group sharing, and embodied prayer. Regardless of religious background, all are welcome to join, especially those with an openness to deepening one’s reflective experience through the Ignatian tradition.

Registration deadline:
October 11

Program Date: Thursday, October 15 from 5 p.m. -6:30 p.m. 

Click here to register