Here’s a brief rundown of some of the annual religious events held on Centre’s campus.
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
A celebration of the birth of Jesus, held at the Presbyterian Church of Danville. This year, the service will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass
Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 5 p.m. in the Evans-Lively Room of Old Carnegie. Father Tom Farrell officiating.
CentrePeace is a campus organization dedicated to promoting discussion of issues related to peace and justice. To learn more about CentrePeace, contact officers Kelcey Allen and Liz Brandt.
“Get Centred” is a weekly half-hour service of contemplative Christian worship in the candlelit sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church on campus every Sunday night from 9:30 to 10 p.m.
CentreFaith is a campus organization made up of members of diverse faith traditions committed to fostering religious understanding on campus. To find out more about CentreFaith programs, contact Katie Coldiron.
November 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. Interfaith Panel in Weisiger Theater. Join members of CentreFaith for a discussion of interfaith relations featuring Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim members of our campus community.
The Labyrinth: Prayer in Motion
At the corner of Walnut and College Streets in the park adjacent to the Church, Centre College and the Presbyterian Church share a labyrinth.
A labyrinth is a large circle with a single path that winds back and forth moving alternately toward and away from the center, covering every quadrant, leading ultimately to a central prayer circle. The labyrinth is a metaphor for our spiritual journey. To walk the labyrinth is to make a pilgrimage and to be present to and with God, ourselves, and others. It allows us to bring our whole being into the experience, worshipping with our bodies as well as our hearts and minds.
Our labyrinth is modeled after one set into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in Frances (built between 1194 and 1220 CE). It offered a safe alternative to the practice of pilgrimage to the Holy Land to those for whom such travel was dangerous or impossible. Today, the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth is being revived all over the world.
MeditationCentre is a weekly meditation group of Centre faculty, staff and students interested in incorporating meditation and contemplative practice into daily life. The group, related to the Contemplative Studies Initiative funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and Associated Colleges of the South, is led by professors Aaron Godlasky, Christian Haskett, and Kyle Anderson. For more information, visit the MeditationCentre website.
Habitat for Humanity holds Saturday workdays from 9 a.m. to Noon. To get involved contact Erica Ribenboim.