Fall 2020 Weekly Programs

Pandemic Update

All of our weekly programs this quarter will take place online only.

The staff of Asclepius, a symbol of medicine

Apostles of Sensitiveness

We are joining some programs this fall presented by Apostles of Sensitiveness, a project that brings together young adults, members of monastic communities, and practitioners of peacebuilding and social healing to navigate “an increasingly divided society and unprecedented challenges that require collective action.” Apostles of Sensitiveness is funded through the Episcopal Evangelism Society.

Black Theology Reading Group

Sundays 4:30–5:15 PM CT

On Zoom

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Meeting ID: 914 6660 1141

Everyone is welcome for a weekly discussion of Black theology, beginning with Kelly Brown Douglas’ Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Goodness of God. Curtis, a fourth-year student in the College and Brent House’s intern to the AoS program, will be leading the reading group.

For access to the weekly readings, please contact Curtis at fcmasoniii@uchicago.edu.

Communal Reflection on Howard Thurman’s Meditations

Sundays 6:30–7:15 PM CT

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Meeting ID: 914 0517 6453
Password: thurman

Each week we collectively read and reflect on a meditation from Howard Thurman’s Deep is the Hunger.

The Difference Course

Mondays 6:30–8:00 PM CT

The Difference Course is a five-session online course that explores what it means to follow Jesus in the face of conflict and to see transformation through everyday encounters. The course was put together by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation team.

Wednesday Afternoon Tea

Wednesdays 3:00–5:00 PM CT

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Meeting ID: 383 124 5142
Password: Episcopal

Join by Phone
Numeric Passcode: 230822833
ChicagoClick to call(312) 626-6799
MarylandClick to call(301) 715-8592
New YorkClick to call(646) 558-8656
TacomaClick to call(253) 215-8782
HoustonClick to call(346) 248-7799
San JoseClick to call(669) 900-6833
Photo of three people deep in converersation in front of the fireplace at Brent House.

Chat with our chaplain and get to know the Brent House community. Bring your own cup of tea—or whatever you prefer to drink mid-afternoon. Come with your questions about faith, doubt, religious nerdery, and how to connect as we begin a new academic year, or just come for some company while you do your work. Drop in when you can, stay as long as you like.

Discerning Hearts: Prayer and Action

Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 PM CT

On Zoom

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Meeting ID: 383 124 5142
Password: Episcopal

Join by Phone
Numeric Passcode: 230822833
ChicagoClick to call(312) 626-6799
MarylandClick to call(301) 715-8592
New YorkClick to call(646) 558-8656
TacomaClick to call(253) 215-8782
HoustonClick to call(346) 248-7799
San JoseClick to call(669) 900-6833

It is clear that the challenges we face are for the long haul. In order to stay grounded and nourished in God’s love and to gain clarity about God’s call to embody that love in the world, it is crucial to develop habits of prayer that are sustainable and strong. Many of us suffer from imposter syndrome when it comes to prayer: you are not alone!

Discerning Hearts will help you become more attuned to God’s voice, both in the secrets of your heart and in the work you do in the world. All are welcome: those who pray daily, and those who struggle, even those who have no idea if they have ever prayed!

20 Minutes Still

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 8:00–8:20 AM CT

In Spiritual Life’s “Virtual Living Room”

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Still the mind and body and open the heart with morning meditation, hosted by UChicago Spiritual Life for members of the University community of all spiritual backgrounds. Stacy (our chaplain) leads on Thursdays! No experience necessary.