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Weekly Update: October 31-November 12

Friday, October 31

Health Science- Multicultural and Community Affairs: Open House
Come to the HS-MACA open house. The mission of Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagement.This will take place in the Hixon Lied Science Building, Suite G-13. Please contact Mervin Vasser with any questions.

Sunday, November 2

The Legacy of Vatican II event on campus
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. John Clabeaux will present on the topic of: “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible.” This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 3:00-5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Monday, November 3

“According to Coyote”
A vibrant and entertaining anthology of tales featuring the legendary hero of American Indian mythology, “According to Coyote” is an encounter with the richness and vitality of Native American culture using age-old traditions of music, dance, and theatre. This production by the Mixed Blood Theater Company will warm the hearts of youngsters and adults alike. This will be held in the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the main stage from 7:00-8:00pm. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez with any questions.

November 3

“Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
In this award-winning, Emmy-nominated documentary, members of the DeWolf family discover that their New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The family retraces the Triangle Trade, uncovering how deeply the North was involved in slavery, and gaining fresh perspectives on race. Most white people have foresworn overt racism, but what remains? What are the structural inequities, and what kinds of racial baggage do many of us carry? There will be Q&A with Katrina Browne (director/producer) and James Dewolf Perry (the Tracing Center’s executive director) after the film. This will be in Hixson-Lied Science Building room G04 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact Jessi Maynard with any questions.

November 3

“Ahead of Their Time” by Matt Holland
A book reading by Matt Holland, author of Ahead of Their Time, the story of Creighton’s DePorres Club, an interracial group that worked to end segregation in Omaha in the 1940s and 50s. There will be refreshments following the reading. This will be held in the Skutt Student Center 104 at 3:30pm. Please contact Laurel McClure with any questions.

November 3

Film Streams Movies
Film Streams is currently showing “Dear White People” and “Pride.” On the first Monday of the month at Film Streams, movies are free to students with your ID. “Dear White People” is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut. “Pride” is inspired by a true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Click here to find out more information about these films.

Tuesday, November 4

CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Scholarship Applications Due
Need-based scholarship applications are due before the general applications. If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here for the scholarship application. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7.. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Thursday, November 6

Kenefick Humanities Chair Film Series Commemorating the Salvadoran Martyrs
In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs, “In the Name of the People” will be shown as the second of a four part film series this semester. “In the Name of the People”is an evocative vision of a nation and its tragic civil war. Four filmmakers who secretly entered El Salvador, marched with a guerrilla column across the troubled country, and followed it into combat against government force in San Salvador. The civil war is given a personal dimension as we meet the insurgents and their supporters—a guerrilla commander, a 12 year old messenger, a peasant family victimized by right wing death squads, and an American doctor working with the rebels. Post conversation facilitated by Ken Reed-Bouley. This will take place in Harper Center room 3029 at 7:00pm. All of the four films are free and open to the public. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.

Friday, November 7

CCSJ 2015 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Applications Due
If you are interested in coordinating a Service & Justice Trip click here to apply. In order to be eligible to coordinate, you would have to have gone on at least one previous Service & Justice Trip. You will need to complete an online application, pay a $50 deposit and sign up for an interview. Payments can be brought to the CCSJ office in Harper Center, CCSJ (Harper 2067) between 8:00am-4:00pm on Thursday November 6 or Friday November 7. Please watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Sunday, November 9

St. John’s Parish Partners
St. John’s Parish Partners is collecting good, used winter coats, gloves, hats and blankets for Sacred Heart Parish on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation There will be a box at the main entrance to the Church until Sunday, November 9. Several of the parishioners will be delivering the coats to the reservation on Saturday, November 15. Please cotnact Charlene Stender at 402-731-2296 with any questions or would like more information about the mission.

Upcoming Events:

Jesuit/ UCA Martyrs Memorial on St. John’s Steps
Wednesday, November, 12

November 16, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter by the US-trained Salvadoran Army at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. To honor their lives and raise awareness about peace and justice issues in Latin America, CCSJ and other campus partners will be displaying a martyrs memorial on the steps of St. John’s Church on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Please join us in honoring the UCA Martyrs and praying for peace and justice in our world by visiting the memorial. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information about Girls Inc. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

All Saints Catholic School

All Saints Catholic School is looking for one or two people to help tutor a few 7th and 8th grade students twice a week from 12:40-2:10pm. Please contact Ruth Mumm if you are interested.
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.

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Weekly Update: October 17 – November 2

Friday, October 17

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Rigge G05 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Friday, October 24

Committee on the Status of Women Fall Forum
The Committee on the Status of Women will be hosting its annual Fall Forum, themed Strength Through Change. Come for a day of professional development, as well as conversation about what issues are important to women at Creighton. Click here to find out more information about the session topics. This event will be held in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom from 9:00am-2:30pm. Please contact Amanda Drapcho with any questions.

October 24

Ignatian Retreat for Faculty in the Health Professions
This is a silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition that will be held at the Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa. Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ and Fr. Greg Carlson will be leading this retreat, with brief presentations through out the weekend. Meals and housing provided. Participants are required to attend the full retreat. Contact your school Chaplain if you are interested in attending . It will take place from Friday at 8:00am to Saturday at 3:00pm. Please contact Diane Jorgensen with any questions.

Tuesday, October 28

Commemoration of the Salvadoran Martyrs
Join us for the screening of “El Salvador: Another Vietnam” as a part of the film series commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. Click here to learn more about the UCA Martyrs. Join us in Harper room 3029 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact Wendy Wright with any questions.

Thursday, October 30

CCSJ Spring Break 2015 Service and Justice Trips Coordinator Information Meeting
Any student who has been on a CCSJ Service & Justice Trip is eligible to apply. If you would like to coordinate a Spring Break Service and Justice Trip for your Creighton Peers, come hear more! There is a series of required formation to be ready to go this spring. This includes a 1 day retreat and 3 preparation meetings in addition to the participant preparation. The meeting will be in the Harper Center Ballroom from 8:15-8:45pm. Watch our website for more details. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

October 30

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trip Reunion
If you went on a Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip, come to the reunion! You will be able to catch up with your trip group, listen to an awesome speaker, enjoy a slide show of trip pictures, and hear from other people about the trips they went on. This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Friday, October 31

Health Science- Multicultural and Community Affairs: Open House
Come to the HS-MACA open house. The mission of Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs is to promote Creighton University as a recognized leader in the training and development of a multicultural health care workforce that serves to reduce health disparities in underserved and diverse communities through research, culturally proficient education, community interaction and engagement.This will take place in the Hixon-Lied Science Building, Suite G-13. Please contact Mervin Vasser with any questions.

Tuesday, November 2

The Legacy of Vatican II event on Campus
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. John Clabeaux will present on the topic of: “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Bible.” This event will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 3:00-5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Omaha Home for Boys
The Omaha Home for Boys is seeking a volunteer to teach a course on STD Awareness and Prevention to residents in our transitional living program. Commitment is approximately one hour per month. Responsibilities include researching and developing session material. Prior experience with STD education and working with at-risk populations is preferred. Please contact Brandi Kejr at (402) 457-7000 with any questions. or interest.

Girls Inc
Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

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.

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Weekly Update: October 10-17

Friday, October 10

1st Annual Lay Ministry Day
In celebration and recognition of lay ministers at Creighton University and in the Archdiocese of Omaha, we invite you to join us for this special day.Keynote speaker, Fr. Thomas Rausch, SJ, will present his talk “Pope Francis, and his Hopes for the global Church”.There will be a Eucharistic celebration at noon in St. John’s Church for the feast day of St. John XXIII, recently canonized Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council which recognized the importance of Lay Ecclesial Ministry.There will be a luncheon to follow in Lower St. John’s with the presentation of the first “Ignatian Excellence in Lay Ministry Award”.This event is free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch are requested.Presentations will be in Skutt student center room 105. This event will be from 9:00am-2:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
ERestoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items. organization, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessings to them! This event will happen from 10:00am-6:00pm. Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Wednesday, October 15

A Discussion with the Candidates
There will be an open forum Featuring Congressman Lee Terry and State Senator, Brad Ashford, Candidates for U.S. Congress. State Senator Brad Ashford will talk about of Ending Gridlock in Congress, Economic Recovery and Job Growth, Supporting Our Veterans, and Social Justice.Congressman Lee Terry will talk about Veterans’ Affairs, Crime & Public Safety, Government Spending & Taxes, and The Next Great American .Economy. This lecture will be held in the Harper Center in the Hixon-Lied auditorium, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Thursday, October 16

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service
Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service that will be held in St. John’s and then a short reception in Lower St. John’s. Students participating in service trips, their friends and family, and the Creighton community are all invited. The send-off service will be at 9:00pm. Please contact Mike Rios with any questions.

October 16

“Expanding your Horizons”- Stop Gang Violence
Impact One Community Connection, Inc. is a grassroots community based organization that focuses on addressing issues within North Omaha. The presenter is Janee Pannluk and the topic is gang violence intervention and prevention. This event will be held 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame dining room, 3439 State Street, Omaha. Use the north entrance by the flag pole, 35th and State. Please contact Sr.Marie Alice at 402-982-9933 with any questions.

Friday, October 17

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Rigge G05 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Omaha Home for Boys
The Omaha Home for Boys is seeking a volunteer to teach a course on STD Awareness and Prevention to residents in our transitional living program. Commitment is approximately one hour per month. Responsibilities include researching and developing session material. Prior experience with STD education and working with at-risk populations is preferred. Please contact Brandi Kejr at (402) 457-7000 with any questions. or interest.

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.

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Weekly Update: October 3-11

Friday, October 3

Legacy of Vatican II Celebration continues
Come hear presentations on the Legacy of Vatican II. Fr. Thomas D.Stegman, S.J, current holder of the Donald Waite Endowed Chaire in Jesuit Education will present “The Meaning of Scripture, Then and Now: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church.” This event is free and open to the public. This presentation will be held in the Harper Center, Hixon-Lied Auditorium with introductions starting at 3:00pm, Presentation and Discussion at 3:15pm, and a reception to follow at 5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 4

Harvest for Hunger Day of Service
Come for a new service event this October: field gleaning! The day will be spent working on a farm outside of Omaha. After cleaning the fields, the participants will help prepare the produce for the delivery to local food pantries. Harvest for Hunger will be held at Hanscom park UMC, Omaha from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please contact Jaimee with any questions or for more information.

Thursday, October 9

Taize Prayer
What is Taize prayer? Named for the ecumenical Christian community that developed it, Taize prayer is a simple and meditative form of worship which calls us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around around and within us. Mantra songs, prayerful silence, and short reading guides the focus of the prayer. Taize prayer will be held in the Kiewit Chapel at 8:00pm. Click here for more information.

October 9

Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #3
At this last of 3 required formation meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program, finalize a packing list and hear from our student leaders. There will also be more required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

October 9

Sober Indian Dangerous Indian Documentary with Director John A. Maisch & Activist Frank LaMere
This is the story of the men and women of the Oglala, living on the streets of Whiteclay and their struggles against addiction in the weeks and months leading up to the tribe’s vote to legalize alcohol use on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It is also the story of tribal members who overcame the powerful grasp of addiction to find empowerment through sobriety. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez for more information or with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
Restoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items, organizations, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessing to them! Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service

Thursday, October, 16

Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service then a short reception in Lower St.John’s. Students participating in Service Trips, can invite their family and friends along with the rest of the Creighton community. Join us at St. John’s Church from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

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.

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Weekly Update: September 20-28

Friday, September 19
Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved- as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Eppley Building Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions. Visit their website for more information.

Saturday, September 20
Super Cruiser Ride
Come out and support Make-A-Wish Foundation, while biking around and seeing the neighborhood and businesses of the midtown. It will be at 11:00am at Midtown Crossing. For more information click here or contact Kelsey.

Monday, September 22
March for Life Informational Meeting
Creighton students will be attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 22, 2015. Come to the meeting to learn more about the March for Life and what these students will be doing there. The meeting will be held in Lower St. John’s Church at 7:00pm. Contact Malori Mattson with any questions.

September 22
Weekly Service Reminder No: Boys & Girls Club this week
The Boys & Girls Club weekly service site will not meet on this day. The next time we will meet is on Monday September 29 in Deglman Circle at 5.

Tuesday, September 23
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Scholarship Applications Due
The applications will be available online. Need-based scholarship applications are due and awards are made before the general application. Don’t miss out! Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Thursday, September 25
Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #2
At this second of 3 required meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program and hear from our student leaders. There will also be more required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Friday, September 26
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Applications Due
Each fall Creighton students gather with thousands of people from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and parishes in Washington D.C, at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Come join this three-day learning experience where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression during a public witness in the nation’s capitol. Applications will be available online and payments are due in person in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice office, Harper 2067 between 8:00am-4:00pm. We accept credit/debit, checks, and cash. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

September 26
Faith & Food on Leadership
Come hear talks about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pope Francis, and leadership within your career by Rev. Kenneth Allen (pastor of Zion Baptist Church), Dr. Jay Carney (Theology Professor), and Rena Becker (Counselor in the Career Center). Come to the lobby of McGloin from 7:30-8:30pm. Put on by the Department of Residence Life and Campus Ministry.

Upcoming Events:
A Life Torn Apart: War Comes to a Salvadoran Village
Tuesday, September, 30
A lecture given by Guadalupe Montalvo who was catechist in her parish during and after El Salvador’s civil war. She is currently a staff member at the Casa de Solidaridad, Santa Clara University’s study abroad in El Salvador. Guadalupe’s husband, Gene Palumbo, will translate for her. A journalist, he teacher a course on El Salvador’s civil was at the Casa de Solidaridad. This will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information click here. For more information about the our UCA/ Jesuit Martyrs 25th Anniversary website click here.

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 hereto find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: September 13 – 20

Welcome to the CCSJ’s Weekly Update!

We hope your summer break was relaxing and fun-filled with family and friends. As you get back into the swing of school, the CCSJ has resumed its fall office hours from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in Harper Center Suite 2067 and the Weekly Update is returning with weekly reminders of volunteer opportunities happening around campus and the Omaha area.

The Weekly Service Sites will begin on the dates found here. All Weekly Service Sites ask that volunteers dress modestly and arrive promptly for departure from Deglman Circle at start time.

For more information about the Weekly Service Sites or the CCSJ, please visit our website by clicking “Creighton Center for Service and Justice” at the top of the page or drop by our office to meet and connect with staff and student coordinators.

Events This Week:

Saturday, September 13
The Legacy of the Vatican II Event

We invite all persons who want to know more about Vatican II or the Catholic Church’s teaching on Scripture to join us in studying, reflecting upon and celebrating the tremendous Legacy of Vatican II as a central expression of the Catholic character of the University’s identity and mission.

Co-sponsored by the Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair, The Center for Catholic Thought, and The Graff Chair for Catholic Theology.  from  8am-12:30pm Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom

Please visit http://www.creighton.edu/vaticanii/ for the complete schedule or contact Carol Krajicek at 402.280.3056

Monday, September 15
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Information Meeting

This Monday or Tuesday, learn more about a four-day experience in Washington, D.C. where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression both nationally and internationally and have our voices heard by speaking with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Info meetings will be held in the Skutt Student Center, Room 104, both Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Tuesday, September 16
Christian Life Communities Information Night

A student run faith sharing, reflecting in the Ignatian tradition with bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester. Building community with other CLC groups with masses, dinners, and game nights. Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions. Meet in Swanson Hall Lobby from 8:30-9:00pm

September 16
G-Dog: Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job Documentary Showing

Join the Center for Service & Justice for the documentary film showing of “G-Dog: Nothing Stops a Bullet like a Job” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium. The film tells the powerful, entertaining, hilarious, and unlikely story of how a Jesuit priest became an expert in gang lives. Called “G-Dog” by his homies, Fr. Greg Boyle works by a powerful idea: nothing stops a bullet like a job. G-Dog’s unstoppable compassion has transformed the lives of thousands of gang members and inspired thousands more through his ministry and popular book, Tattoos on the Heart.

Please contact RoselleAgdipa@creighton.edu with any questions. Co-sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office, Cortina Community, and Justice and Peace Studies Program.

September 16
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Information Meeting #2

This Monday or Tuesday, learn more about a four-day experience in Washington, D.C. where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression both nationally and internationally and have our voices heard by speaking with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Info meetings will be held in the Skutt Student Center, Room 104, both Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Wednesday, September 17
Mass of the Holy Spirit

Join us for the mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:00am at St. John’s Church. 11am classes are canceled so students may attend.

Thursday, September 18
3rd Annual African American Leadership Conference

Join local, regional, and national leaders for a conference focused on transforming careers and communities through excellence, empowerment, and engagement. From Thursday September 18 at 7:00pm to Saturday September 20 at 5:00pm at the Hilton Omaha Downtown. For more information click here or contact Vicki Quaites- Ferris. 

September 18

Christian Life Communities Information Night #2

A student run faith sharing, reflecting in the Ignatian tradition with bi-weekly meetings throughout the semester. Building community with other CLC groups with masses, dinners, and game nights. Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions. Meet in Swanson Hall Lobby from 8:30-9:00pm

September 18
Jarana: Music on the Mall

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month the band Jarana will be playing energetic, danceable music blending South American, African, and Mediterranean beats. Their show includes Flamenco, Rumba, and Salsa styles with complex rhythms and infectious melodies. Brought to you by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and others. This event will be held on the KFC Lawn/ Patio frim 7:00pm-9:00pm. Contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez with any questions.

Friday, September 19
Sustainability Council Meeting 

Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Councol meeting and learn about how you can be involved- as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Eppley room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Saturday, September 20
Super Cruiser Ride

Come out and support Make-A-Wish Foundation, while biking around and seeing the neighborhood and businesses of the midtown area. It will at at 11:00am at Midtown Crossing. For more information click here or contact Kelsey.

Friday, October 3 
St. Francis Day Mass

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Francis at St. John’s Church.  Mass will be at Noon on Friday, October 3. Contact Mary Duda with any concerns.

Saturday, October 4 
Harvest for Hunger Day of Service

Join us for a new day of service event this October: field gleaning! We will spend the day  working on a farm outside of Omaha. After gleaning the fields, participants will help prepare the produce for delivery to local food pantries. The event will be from 9am -4pm at Hanscom Park UMC.

Contact info@bigmuddyumc.org or Jaimee at 402.898.9862 for more information.

 

 

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