Weekly Update: February 28 – March 9

Featured Events:

Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY

The Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, is sponsoring a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services partners with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. Visit the SERRV website to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please visit our website and fill out the attached survey to provide the item number and send it to RachelBerry@creighton.edu by the end of the day. We have two pickup dates for you to choose from; pick-up will be located in the CCSJ both days. (March 26th and 27th: 2-4 pm) You will be paying for your products when you come to pick them up. Cash and check only, please! You can make the checks out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. Please contact Peace and Justice Coop treasurer, Rachel Berry, with any immediate questions.

Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Members of the campus community are invited to help mission Spring Break Service & Justice Trips as they prepare to leave for Spring Break. All are welcome. This event will be from 9:00 to 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 6th in St. John’s Church. Refreshments will follow in Lower St. John’s.

Events this week:

Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY
Ash Wednesday
Spirit Plus Lent Lunch an d Discussion
Challenges Faced by North Koreans Today
Nebraska on the Edge: How Climate Change Threatens Public Health
Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Events More than One Week Away:

Hand in Hand Partner Registration is Open
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities

Friday, February 28th
Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY

The Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, is sponsoring a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services partners with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. Visit the SERRV website to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please visit our website and fill out the attached survey to provide the item number and send it to RachelBerry@creighton.edu by the end of the day. We have two pickup dates for you to choose from; pick-up will be located in the CCSJ both days. (March 26th and 27th: 2-4 pm) You will be paying for your products when you come to pick them up. Cash and check only, please! You can make the checks out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. Please contact Peace and Justice Coop treasurer, Rachel Berry, with any immediate questions.

Wednesday, March 5th
Ash Wednesday

All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Lent in worship at St. John’s Church. Masses with distribution of ashes will take place at 7:00 am, noon, 5:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. An ecumenical service with Scripture readings and distribution of ashes will take place at 7:00 pm. All services will be celebrated in the main church.

Thursday, March 6th
Spirit Plus Lent Lunch and Discussion

How do we enter into Lent? What practices or prayers can we use to make the Lent season more meaningful? Mariana Miller, co-director of retreats for Campus Ministry, will give a reflection followed by a discussion on how we can deepen our Lent experience this year. Please register online. Lunch will be served at this event happening from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Skutt Student Center room 105. This event is sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office.

Challenges Faced by North Koreans Today

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a grassroots organization devoted to the North Korean human rights crises. It provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees and utilizes a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia to rescue refugees and help them reach freedom. Three LiNK representatives will give an interactive, multi-media presentation covering four main points. These points are the history of North Korea presented in four minutes, the current challenges the North Korean people face under their brutal regime, how the North Korean people are overcoming those challenges, and how we can help the North Korean people now. This event will be at 2:00 pm in Skutt Student Center room 104. This event is sponsored by the Asian World Center of the College of Arts & Sciences and is free and open to the public.

Nebraska on the Edge: How Climate Change Threatens Public Health

Dr. Wendy Ring, family physician and educator in human health and climate change, presents case studies, maps, and explanations of research findings illustrating the many ways that climate change affects human health. She discusses what this means for Nebraska, now and in the future, and also explores win-win solutions that lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. This event will be streamed at 3:30 until 5:00 pm at Fort Omaha Campus located at 30th and Fort streets, Building 10, room 110. This event is free and open to the public and can be watched on campus or online. Tweet your questions for the live Q&A using #SLPSThursday.

Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Members of the campus community are invited to help mission Spring Break Service & Justice Trips as they prepare to leave for Spring Break. All are welcome. This event will be from 9:00 to 10:00 pm in St. John’s Church. Refreshments will follow in Lower St. John’s.

Upcoming Events:

Hand in Hand Partner Registration Open
Thursday, April 6th

Creighton Campus Ministry welcomes you to join us for Hand-in-Hand 2014 on April 6th! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together. We are in need of 150 CU students to serve as Partners: Two-to-one or one-to-one companions for the Guests who will join us for Hand in Hand. It’s an exciting opportunity to give of yourself personally and touch someone’s life, while also enjoying games, crafts, bingo, food, and even some karaoke. All partners will need to attend a training session on March 26, at the Rigge Science Building Room 120 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. On the day of the event all partners will need to report by 12:30 pm to be ready for our guests to arrive, and stay for a short check in after the guests have left. The event will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on April 6th in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. You will be finished no later than 5:00 pm.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Friday, March 28th

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is a one-day event that serves as a one-stop shop, connecting homeless individuals in our community to services including: housing, health care, legal resources, employment counseling, haircuts, Social Security, dental care (which has resulted in more than 200 sets of dentures), and more. Last year, more than 500 guests connected with significant services at Creighton’s Kiewit Fitness Center, assisted by more than 800 volunteers. Building on the success of the past five years, on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, Creighton will again host Project Homeless Connect Omaha. The opportunities to engage volunteers, build community, grow research and evaluation efforts and ultimately respond to the homeless in Omaha underscore the value of this partnership. Volunteers can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day. For more information or to volunteer, go to our website. Questions about the event or about volunteering for the event should be directed to PHCO@Creighton.edu. Registration will be open through Thursday, March 20th, or until volunteer capacity is reached, so please register at your earliest convenience.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

PrintStumbleUponDeliciousShare