Interfaith week is a time to explore one's own spirituality within the diverse community of faith at USF. The theme for the fall Interfaith week is “An Attitude of Gratitude” and is inspired by the rich holidays of various secular and faith traditions that happen in fall and winter and that invite us to reflect on all that we have and all that we have to give. Meeting life with a grateful and generous heart will be explored in various traditions and beliefs while encouraging everyone to share their own experience of recognizing life's gifts. We encourage people of all faiths, as well as those with no religious traditions, to participate.
Schedule of Events
Interfaith Week Kickoff Event: Gratitude Project
Monday, November 11
In front of UM Office (Lower Phelan Hall)
Beginning at 11am
Stop by the UM office to help us kick off this semester’s interfaith week theme: Attitude with Gratitude.
- Pick up a *FREE* gratitude journal.
- Join fellow students in writing thank you cards to special people in your life.
- Your gratitudes will be incorporated into the grand opening of the new interfaith meditation room.
Interfaith Meditation Room Grand Opening
Monday, November 11
Interfaith Meditation Room, 2pm
Join Father Privett and members of the USF community in commemorating the opening of the new interfaith meditation room! Father Arturo Araujo, S.J., a faculty member in USF’s College of Arts and Sciences, led the artistic redesign with a group of Art + Architecture students.
Exploring Sacred Spaces on Campus
Tuesday, November 12
Meet at UM Office (Lower Phelan) at 2:30pm
Explore quiet and peaceful places on campus for reflection or prayer.
Movie Night! A Screening of The Gratitude Experiment
Tuesday, November 12
University Ministry Office (Lower Phelan), 7:30pm
The Gratitude Experiment explores recent findings on how gratitude can change your life in a positive way. It also presents techniques for growing gratitude in your life. Close to 89% of people who claim to use gratitude in their lives are using it incorrectly. Come learn more about how to use it effectively! Popcorn and refreshments will be served!
Interfaith Dialogue Dinner
Wednesday, November 13
University Ministry Office (Lower Phelan), 7:00pm
The UM Dialogue Dinner series is an opportunity for USF community members to discuss issues ranging from politics, economics, the environment, sexuality, art, and religion all over dinner, in a safe and open environment. Learn about other people's perspectives, while remaining rooted and sharing your own story. Dinner will be provided.
Interfaith Prayer Service
Thursday, November 14
Interfaith Meditation Room (Lower Phelan), 7:30p.m.
Students and Resident Ministers will read reflections from different traditions to create a reflective space of meditation and prayer.
Friday, November 15
Gleeson Plaza, 3pm
Wrap up your week with community yoga outdoors. USF community members of all levels are welcome!
Saturday, November 16
Interfaith Mediation Room (Lower Phelan), 10:00a.m.
Come together in community to reflect and relax while discussing and practicing basic meditation practices rooted in different faith traditions. Participants will explore meditations such as The Daily Examen, Zazen, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. All are welcome!
Martyrs of El Salvador Liturgy
Sunday, November 17
St. Ignatius Church, 8:00p.m.
In the early hours of 16 November 1989, US-trained commandos of the Salvadoran armed forces entered the campus of the Jesuits’ university, the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), and brutally murdered the six Jesuits, together with two women who were sleeping in a parlour attached to their residence.
As a Jesuit Institution, we come together as a community every year on this anniversary in remembrance of the Jesuit Martyrs and what they stood for. Following Mass there will be a procession up to the Martín-Baró memorial on Lone Mountain.
Stop by the University Ministry offices (Lower Phelan) anytime during Interfaith Week (9am-5pm) with food donations for local food pantries.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at USF is a community of students and faculty following Jesus together for the campus. They come together from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, church experiences, and life situations to grow in love for God, people, and the world. They gather throughout the week for small group Bible studies, worship and teaching, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, volunteer opportunities, and prayer.
The Large Group community gathering happens every Wednesday night at 7pm in UC503. To learn more, visit our Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Casey, the InterVarsity staff worker, at email@example.com or Bruce Wydick, the faculty advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
InterVarsity at USF is part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a campus ministry with chapters on nearly 600 campuses nationwide. They trace their roots to a movement of British university students in the 1870s. Since InterVarsity was incorporated in 1941, thousands of students have become thoughtful representatives of God’s kingdom and have moved into leadership roles in churches, organizations, corporations and agencies around the world. To learn more about the ministry of InterVarsity/USA, visit www.intervarsity.org.
To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Tuesdays at 8 pm in the weightroom in Memorial Gym.
For more information, please contact Ron Shinault at email@example.com or Michael Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Worship Opportunities
USF is a Catholic university and embraces people of all faiths. University
Ministry offers opportunities and information about worship in other faith
traditions in this community and in the local area.
|Bethel AME Church
|Wright Chapel AME
|First AME Zion Church
|Temple Baptist Church
|Third Baptist Church of SF
|Calvary Baptist Church SF
|Providence Baptist Church
|Buddhist Church of SF
|Hua Zang Si
|Shambhala Meditation Center of SF
|SF Buddhist Center
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
|Community of Christ
|SF Trinity Episcopal Church
|The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin
|Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
|SF Muslim Community Center
|Alsabeel Masjid Noor Al-Islam
|Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
|Congregation Beth Sholom
|Congregation Magain David
|Congregation Beth Israel Judea
|Congregation Keneseth Israel
|St. Marks Lutheran Church
|First United Lutheran Church
|St. Matthews Lutheran Church
|St. Paulus Lutheran Church
|Temple United Methodist
|Bethany United Methodist
|Pine United Methodist
|Jones Memorial United Methodist
|Old First Presbyterian Church
|Calvary Presbyterian Church
|Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
*This is a very limited listing. Please contact
University Ministry if you cannot find a service to accommodate your needs.