Weekly News and Programs 4.8.20
 Finding connection and care: Emory Spiritual Life moves online during COVID-19
Finding Connection and Care: Emory Spiritual Life Moves Online During COVID-19
University Spiritual and Religious Life was featured in today's edition of the Dooley Report, the official university-wide electronic newsletter for students, distributed weekly during the academic year. Read the full article to see how OSRL chaplains, scholars, affiliates, religious and philosophical student leaders, faculty, and staff are coming together to provide spiritual community, care, and opportunities during COVID-19.  
Read Article Here
Virtual Drop-In Hours with a Chaplain
Virtual Drop-In Hours with a Chaplain
Starting April 6, Mondays, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT, via Zoom
Living in an unprecedented time means not only bearing a gravity of what is going on all around us, but also carrying the weight of how our lives are deeply and immediately affected. This is not something that should be shouldered alone. So, if you are finding yourself lonely, seeking connection, or just wanting a place to put some frustration, celebrate life, or anything in between OSRL is hosting times to chat with a chaplain.
For more information, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. Zoom link: https://emory.zoom.us/j/351576331.
Passover 2020
A Passover message from members of the Emory Jewish community near and far. We wish you, your families, friends and loved ones a very happy, healthy and meaningful Pesach. 
Click Here For a Passover Video Message
Passover @ Home with Hillel
We regret that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillel's annual Passover Seder has been canceled. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. But just because we’re following the guidelines of the CDC and Atlanta city officials doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Passover as a Hillel community. Click here for some things we pulled together so you can engage with the holiday, even while sheltering-in-place. Additionally, if you are in need of support to hold a Seder, fill out our form at the same link. Chag pesach sameach!
For more Passover @ Home resources, recipes, entertainment, and information on funding support, please click here
Emory Hillel Passover Request Form
Hillel will be closed for Passover Seder and for all programming the rest of the semester. We know this is a challenging time, and we want to make sure you are still able to have a meaningful Passover experience if you are remaining in Atlanta. In order to host or have your own Passover Seder with Hillel's help, you must complete this form by April 16.

Host a Passover Seder with friends in your own space. You do the cooking, but with our help. Hillel will reimburse you up to $15 per person. We can reimburse for up to 10 people, but please remember to adhere to Atlanta's shelter in place order and only include people who are already living with you or are in your social distancing "bubble." In order to get reimbursed, you must fill out this form with ALL RECEIPTS, a guest list with first and last names, and any pictures you take.
If you have any questions please email becca@emoryhillel.org
Emory Chabad: Passover Seder Kits
We are pleased to offer free Seder plate kits that you can pick up at Emory Chabad. All boxes include a Seder plate, romaine leaves, herbs, horseradish, a shank bone, a roasted egg, salt water, and charoset. Matzah and wine. Please fill out the google form here to sign up. 
Holy Week 2020
Beloved Community Worship: Holy Week 2020
Beloved Community Protestant Services
Join Emory Beloved Community for Holy Week 2020 Protestant services. All are welcome. 
Good Friday 
Friday, April 10, 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
Join us via Zoom at https://emory.zoom.us/j/659033100.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom
Join us via Zoom https://emory.zoom.us/j/857899939.
For more information, please email religiouslife@emory.edu or visit www.religiouslife.emory.edu
Additional Holy Week 2020 Services at Emory 
Virtual Holy Week with Candler
Sunday, April 5-Saturday, April 11
Join Candler School of Theology for devotional moments during Holy Week:
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 5-Saturday, April 11 
Keep up to date with Glenn Memorial Church (GMC) by referring to their website and Facebook page. For the latest GMC blog post (4.1.20) by Glenn Senior Pastor The Rev. Mark Westmoreland, please click here. All listed events can be viewed on the GMC live stream here.
  • Maundy Thursday Service
    Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
    Join us for a “Love Feast” that marks the beginning of the great Easter Celebration.  We remember that Jesus shared a final Passover meal with his disciples, taught them to love one another, and commanded them to “do this in remembrance of me.” We encourage you gather around the table with your loved ones and share a meal, comfort food, or dessert in place of Communion.

  • Good Friday Service
    Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m
    Join us for a solemn and reflective service of prayer, song, and Scripture readings. In this service of light and dark, word and music, we read of Christ’s suffering and death from John’s gospel—a candle is extinguished after each reading. The darkness slowly grows and the congregation departs in silence,  meditating on the passion of Christ.

  • Easter Sunday
    Sunday, April 12
    Flowers for Easter - In lieu of the traditional flowered cross in the sanctuary, send us photos of your neighborhood flowers while you shelter-at-home. Flower photos will be used in the Easter Sunday virtual worship. Email flower photos to spinson@glennumc.org by Wednesday, April 8.

    7:15 a.m.—Sunrise Service
    Join Rev. Connor Bell as we celebrate the resurrection through song, scripture, meditation and prayer.  We’ll have great music and a short reflection as we greet the rising of the sun on Easter morning.

    11:00 a.m.—Festival Worship
    Traditional Easter service that joyfully celebrates the resurrection of Christ.  Joyful hymns and special music will be led by our Pastors and Lay Readers. Join us from afar to celebrate the risen Savior.
University Catholic Center
Stay up to date with the University Catholic Center by going to their website and Facebook page. For a list of Holy Week, Triduum, and Easter Resources from the University Catholic Center, click here
The Rev. Kevin Crawford
Daily Scriptural Reflections Leading Up to Easter
As a Beloved and Worshipping Community, it is through scripture that we read God’s work and love in the world. Through this practice we also hear God reading back to us our hearts. I invite you to join me in reflecting each day on scriptural readings and God’s work in our lives, for our communities, and for the world.
To view Rev. Kev's daily reflections, please visit the Emory Beloved Community Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Emory-Beloved-Community-234052187283881/.
OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19
During this time of COVID19, University Spiritual and Religious Life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection at Emory and beyond. 
We’ve created a webpage for OSRL Online Resources during COVID-19.
This evolving page includes the following:
  • Weekly Online Programs and Services
  • Finding Support and Pastoral Care
  • Other Resources for Support: CAPS, FSAP, DOEI, Ombuds
  • Opportunities for Serving and Supporting Others
Other items coming soon include:
  • Additional Faculty and Staff Resources
  • Academic Accommodations for Religious Observance During Remote Learning
  • Update on Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020
For questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
View OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19 Here
Sacred Music Spotlight from Glenn Memorial Church
Sara McKlin, Cannon Chapel Site Operations Coordinator 
Sara McKlin is a singer in the Glenn Memorial Church Chancel Choir. Watch the choir's video of Amazing Grace, arranged by Will Todd, below. This is the anthem the Chancel Choir would have offered in worship on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Amazing Grace (Glenn Virtual Choir)
Upcoming Spiritual Life Programs
TONIGHT: Get Loose with Good Vibe Tribe
Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 p.m. EDT, via Zoom
The Good Vibe Tribe invites you to join us for stretching, free form creative movement, and a dance party to all the classics from middle school. Let's gather on Zoom at 8:00 p.m. at https://emory.zoom.us/s/236207392. We cannot wait to see you there. Wear comfortable clothes if possible.
Children's Books with the Chaplain
Wednesdays, Noon EDT, via Zoom
The Rev. Lyn Pace of the Oxford College of Emory University invites you to a weekly reading of children's books every Wednesday through the term. We will share books appropriate for all ages. Each session will be recorded and shared later so that you and yours can watch anytime.
Bring your lunch and join us on Zoom at zoom.us/j/329702137 on Wednesdays at noon. 
For questons, please contact The Rev. Dr Lyn Pace
Reformed Christian Fellowship - Upcoming Events 
  • Virtual Large Group, April 8, 8:00 p.m. EDT: Join us for Scripture, prayer, and small group discussions via Zoom.
  • Virtual Game Night, April 9, 8:30 p.m. EDT: Join us via Zoom for games on Jackbox this Thursday. 
  • Good Friday Lunch, April 10, 1:00 p.m. EDT: Come eat with us this Friday for some lunchtime bonding and discussion.
  • Small groups: Times and topics vary, but we encourage you to reach out to Stephen, Laura, Merrianna, or Joseph for more information.
  • 1-on-1 meetings - If you'd like to connect with any of our campus staff for prayer, discussion, or just to catch up, please reach out to Stephen, Laura, Merrianna, or Joseph for more information.
  • RUF Prayer Request Form
If you have any interest in any of these events please contact The Rev. Stephen Maginas at stephen.maginas@ruf.org or Laura Sharrett at laura.sharrett@ruf.org for login information.  
For more information, or questions, please contact RUF minister Stephane Maginas or go to the RUF website here
Emory Buddhist Club Virtual Meditation
Emory Buddhist Club Virtual Meditation
Thursdays through term, 6:00 p.m. EDT, via Zoom
All are welcome to try out mindfulness and meditation practice with Emory Buddhist Club (EBC) on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. No experience is needed. Come relax and focus, and explore the workings of our minds. 
Emory Buddhist Club is a student-led initiative, and everyone is invited to participate. To join via zoom, please go to https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945. For more information, please contact emorybuddhistclub@gmail.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/emorybuddhistclub/
Join Virtual Buddhist Meditation Here
University Catholic Center
University Catholic Center - Remote Fellowship Opportunities
While we may have been physically scattered across the country due to the coronavirus, it doesn't prevent us from being able to pray and grow in faith together. We've set up a few recurring events that you can join in on from your computer or phone: https://emory.zoom.us/j/434321715 
  • Rosary Night - Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Game Night - Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Bible Study - Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please click here
UKirk Atlanta Zoom Lunch
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT, via Zoom
The mission of UKirk Atlanta is to energize, coordinate, and develop relationship-based ministries on Atlanta area college campuses and to build connections between college students and PC(USA) congregations. In light of COVID-19, we invite you to have lunch with us every Tuesday. Pop by and chat with friends. Join us at https://zoom.us/j/264871422. We hope to see you there.
Emory Adventist Christian Fellowship (Emory ACF) 
Emory ACF is glad to help support the Emory community with the following activities:
  • Prayer Line
    Would you like for someone to pray with or for you or someone else? Then please call our prayer line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 770-695-7773.
  • Weekly Virtual Bible Study
    Emory ACF Zoom Bible study 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT, Friday evenings through the end of the term

    Everyone is welcome to join in for weekly fellowship, encouragement from the Word, and prayer. Join at: https://emory.zoom.us/j/688621103
    Meeting ID: 688 621 103
    One tap mobile
    +14703812552,,688621103# US (Atlanta)
    +14702509358,,688621103# US (Atlanta)

    Please feel free to reach out with other needs or questions to Diana Marsh, Emory ACF President or Margo Bagley, Emory ACF Faculty Advisor. 
Yale Institute of Sacred Music Graduate Programs
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is going virtual to spread the word about our interdisciplinary graduate programs in religion and the arts. We are eager to answer any questions students may have about our Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, or Master of Sacred Theology programs, which we offer in collaboration with Yale Divinity School. Students who may be interested in investigating the intersections of religion with literature, visual art, music, or liturgical studies may attending the following Zoom information sessions:
*All times are Eastern Time. Access any meeting by clicking the link. You may register for the meeting in advance, or upon entry to the conversation. Should you require accessibility accommodations, please reach out to ism.admissions@yale.edu and we’d be delighted to make arrangements. The session will be hosted by our Admissions Coordinator, Sally Hansen, who will open each session with a short presentation. Live Q&A will follow.
"This Quarantined Life Podcast" 
Sponsored by Bread Coffeehouse
Deadline: Every Thursday
In the midst of everything that is changing and uncertain right now, we want you to know that your Bread family is still here for you. Each week, two of our staff members will get together to do what we love to do: share stories.

Stories of what’s going on in our lives right now, stories from the Bible, and stories from our pasts. We believe this is especially important when we’re separated, because we believe that stories bring us together.

Also, check in each Friday to hear “This Quarantined Life,” where we share stories from our students, both current and former, of what is giving them hope and joy in this current moment.
We're asking any current or former Emory student to record themselves on their notes app on their phones for 1 minute. We'd like them to share their name, where they're from/are right now, what they are anxious about and what is bringing them joy right now. Try to keep it at a minute. Then upload it to the Google Drive folder here with the file as their name. For each week's Friday podcast, we'd need files by Thursday. 
New episodes will be available each Monday, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Find the podcast here.
Emory Hillel 2020 Student Board Application
Deadline: April 17
Join Hillel's Fall Leadership Team. We are working on setting up a new leadership team and that means we are looking for more student leaders who want to get involved and let Hillel be their outlet to create the programs they want to see on campus. 
We are transitioning to a committee based leadership structure. This means you can be involved in Hillel leadership in a lower commitment way, and just commit to the programs and experiences that you are passionate about. Of course if you are looking for a larger commitment and more extensive leadership opportunities, we have those opportunities for you as well.
If you are interested, you can find more information about each position and apply here by April 17.
Socially-Distanced Interfaith Leadership: Helpful Tips and Practices
Are you a student leader looking for ways to stay engaged in interfaith leadership at a distance? Check out this article from the Interfaith Youth Core highlighting tips for physically distanced interfaith leadership. The values we embody matter more than ever and these simple tactics may provide a valuable guide for your students. 
Partner Programs
Virtual Queer Discussion Groups
Virtual Queer Discussion Groups
In this time, the Office of LGBT Life is committed to continuing our support, advocacy, and community building efforts in creating inclusive environments for LGBTQ students. White we are unable to connect in-person, we are hopeful to engage with you all virtually. To that end, we are excited to share new engagement opporunities.
Every day of the week, there will be a new virtual discussion group for various LGBTQ groups that people identify with. Please email the facilitators for the link to the Zoom chat. 
CAPS Virtual Workshop Series
CAPS Virtual Workshop Series
Fridays in April, 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remains open and has fully transitioned to offering telehealth clinical services via HIPAA compliant Zoom for Emory enrolled students. Students can call CAPS at 404-727-7450, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00, to speak with a counselor on-call or to talk with a member of our triage team who can assess needs and help with next steps. Students who have alreadt connected with a CAPS counselor this year can reach out to them directly.
For Zoom information, please click here.
Office of LGBT Life: Virtual Drop-In Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:00-4:30 p.m., via Zoom
This platform is new for all of us so come on by to
create a space that works for you.
This space can be a place to catch up with friends,
ask us questions, process emotions, and/or have a dance-off!
Hot Topics with the Office for RACE
Hot Topics with the Office for RACE
Mondays, 8:00 p.m.
The Office for RACE invites you to a weekly discussion on the hot topics affecting our lives. We will be approaching questions like, "Who gets access to Coronavirus testing?" and, "How are different communities experiencing the Coronavirus and quarantine?" Stay up to date by following us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.
Office For R.A.C.E: Virtual Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m., via Zoom
For the rest of the semester, the Office for RACE staff will be hosting drop-in hours for community members who want to chat with us.
Come say hey. Ask questions. Get support.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2020
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Though programs look different this year, our commitment to ending violence remains strong.
Follow us for more ways to engage: #emorysaam2020 #saam2020 #30daysofsaam #believesurvivors #supportsurvivors #survivorresiliency2020 #sexualassaultawarenessmonth #officeofrespect #emoryuniversity #tagyourteal #showusyourteal
APIDA Heritage Month
APIDA Heritage Month
April 2020
The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is an initiative to begin conversation and celebration of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) cultures, histories and identities. Here at the Office for RACE we will observe APIDA Heritage Month in April before courses are completed for the Spring 2020 semester.
We are spread around the globe right now, but technology connects us. The team will be working to deliver frequent content via social media posts, staff and faculty highlights, and student leader spotlights. If you want to see something specific or have an idea for a virtual program please contact the Office for RACE (race@emory.edu).
Playlists from the Schwartz Center: Candler Concert Series 2020-21 Pianists
As we settle into our changed routines, spending more (or all) of our time at home, we are finding inspiration in further exploring the dynamic artists planned for the 2020–2021 Candler Concert Series.
Enjoy this Spotify playlist to be inspired by the reflective insight of Jeremy Denk, the improvisational gifts of Gabriela Montero, and the time-honored talent of Philip Glass.
We look forward to connecting regularly with you virtually and again in person as soon as possible.  As always, take care of yourself and let us know how you're doing by commenting on the Arts at Emory Facebook page or tagging us on Instagram @emoryarts.
Carlos from Home: New Maa Durga puzzle
Over nine nights, the Hindu festival of Chaitra Navratri celebrates the nine divine forms of the goddess Durga. Ending this spring on April 2, Navratri, literally "nine nights," consists of prayers, rituals, performances all dedicated to the celebration of the powerful deity whose energy represents the triumph of good over evil.
The Carlos created a new jigsaw puzzle using artist Manjari Sharma's Maa Durga, and she provided a guide to her colorful and detailed photograph. To read more about Maa Durga and do the puzzle online, please click here.

OSRL Student Worker Spotlight
The Student Worker Program provides the opportunity to learn about the multifaith work of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and to assist our chaplains and staff in fulfilling essential functions that support our programs and services. Responsibilities include hospitality and communications, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing and support.
For more information, please click here.
Niki Vasan
Class Year: First Year Undergraduate
Major/Minor: Undeclared
Interests/Extracurricular Activities: Working out, Emory PPGA
Why did you want to join the OSRL staff community? I want to work here because I truly believe in the office's mission of fostering a supportive, inter-faith community on campus. I look forward to helping OSRL provide amazing on-campus resources for Emory students while being surrounded by friendly and welcoming staff!
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals 
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Great Lent
Ongoing through Saturday, 4.18.2020
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
In Orthodox churches, the first day of Lent marks the beginning of the Great Fast, the final six weeks of a 10-week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter (Pascha). In the churches that follow the Gregorian calendar, Lent is a six-week observance (40 days excluding Sundays) beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week. It is a time of repentance and sacrifice in preparation for Easter.
Laylat al-Bara'ah
Wednesday, 4.8.2020
Tradition: Islam
Beginning at sundown, God approaches the Earth to call humanity and to grant forgiveness of sins. This night of repentance is observed on the 14th day of the lunar month of Sha'ban.
Passover (Pesach)
Wednesday, 4.8 – Thursday, 4.16.2020
Tradition: Judaism
Commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It is celebrated for eight days with special prayers and symbolic foods at home, starting with the Seder, a ritual meal that re-enacts that ancient deliverance and emphasizes the freedom of the Jews under the guidance of God. The first two and the last two days are holidays.
Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday
Thursday, 4.9.2020
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Commemorates the institution of the Lord's Supper/the Eucharist by Jesus prior to his arrest and execution. "Maundy" is derived from the Latin text of John 13:34, in which Jesus gives a mandatum novum ("new commandment"). The date observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics differs from the date observed by Orthodox Christians.
Good Friday
Friday, 4.10.2020
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, i.e., his death by crucifixion. Observed as Holy Friday by Orthodox Christians on a different date from the one observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, 4.12.2020
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
Celebrates the resurrection from death of Jesus Christ. It is the oldest and most important festival in the Christian year and initiates the 50-day period culminating in Pentecost. Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians often observe Easter on a different date than Orthodox Christians.
Monday, 4.13.2020
Tradition: Hinduism, Sikhism
Occurs on the first day of the solar year. It is primarily an agricultural festival, celebrating the harvest, and is especially important in North India. It is named after the month Vaisakh. For Sikhs, it is also the anniversary of the creation of the Khalsa (the "Brotherhood of the Pure") in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh.
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