Rest & Renew
January 29 – February 26, 2023
Tired of being tired and feeling uninspired?
Rest and Renew with RSL this Winter Quarter to rest, dream, resist, and imagine together as a community.
The only prerequisite is that you are t-i-r-e-d. Rest is your right, not a privilege.
We begin the cosmic nap on January 29.
Events and Programming
Rest & Renew Welcome Back Brunch & Retreat - Jan 29
Kick-off Brunch Program | 11am-12:15pm
Rest & Renewal Retreat | 12:15-3:00pm
Let's begin the cosmic nap together with a kick-off brunch program in Alice Millar Chapel featuring the Chapel Choir. Jammies encouraged! After the brunch, a student and staff co-curated retreat will offer workshops on the Rest & Renewal themes of rest, dream, resist, and imagine. Come for the brunch and/or stay for the retreat! Register for the brunch here and register for the retreat here.
Spirituality Reading Series - Fridays starting Feb 3
Fridays at 3 pm | The Reflection Room at The Black House
Religious and Spiritual Life invites the Northwestern community to Rest & Renew this winter quarter and Black History Month as we engage with Tricia Hersey's text, Rest is Resistance. Let us lean into rest, and Hersey's own influences from Womanist (theology) and Afrofuturist thought; as it informs the practice of prioritizing rest as "resistance" and "reparations."
Join us Fridays at 3:00pm CST, starting February 3rd in the Reflection Lounge at The Black House (1914 Sheridan Road).
Please register by Monday, January 23rd www.bit.ly/NURest
Registered participants will receive the following:
- A hardcopy of the book, Rest is Resistance, and/or digital access to the text;
- Weekly snacks and community with facilitated dialogue;
- A special invitation to the Rest and Renew brunch and retreat, on Sunday, January 29th
Upon registration, participants will receive a detailed email with information regarding book pick-up (or digital access).
Should you have any comments or questions, feel free to share them with: Rev. D'ana (email@example.com), and Gerpha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Walk The Labyrinth - Mondays Jan 30 to Feb 20
Mondays January 30 – February 20 | 10 AM - 9 PM | Parkes 122
January 30: Join us from 6-7:30pm for a Guided Community Labyrinth Walk with Lucy London
February 6, 13, and 20: Labyrinth hosts will be available from 6-8pm each Monday to help curate your own walking experience.
Sound Meditation - February 10
February 10 | 4-5pm | Alice Millar Chapel
Join the Drop-In Meditation Community for a unique meditation experience. Sound Mediation is a sonic contemplative practice which uses a variety of instruments (gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, etc.) to revitalize your body through sound and vibration. All you need to do is lay on your back, cover up with a blanket, melt into a mat, and immerse yourself in gentle waves of ambient sounds in the amazing splendor of Alice Millar Chapel. Led by Preston Klik, Evanston's own Gong Whisperer!
Black History Month Worship Service - February 19
Sunday, February 19 | 11:00 am | Alice Millar Chapel
“Unspeakable Joy,” will be a worship experience that honors the Black Sacred in worship, liturgy, music, and prayer. We would like to invite the Northwestern community to join us for fellowship after the service for a soul food brunch. Our guest preacher for this service is retired Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Elaine P. Gordon of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4th Episcopal District. Alice Millar Chapel is located at 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.
The Suite Spot - Thursdays
Thursdays February 2 – February 23 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Parkes 120
Join RSL staff and special invited student organizations for a time of community-building, laid-back conversation, and refreshments every Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Parkes 120. We hope to see you there!
February 2 - AAIV
February 9 - Impact
February 16 – OM & YUVA
February 23 – MENA & PSA
Jumu'ah Prayer - Fridays
Join us weekly for congregational Jumu'ah prayers every Friday.
Jumu'ah is an opportunity to fulfill a ritual practice of service within the Muslim tradition and engage with peers across campus.
Drop-in Meditation - Fridays
Join the student meditation community from 4 PM to 4:30 PM. These sessions are for any level of experience and help develop a new meditation habit, expand your current practice, and connect with others!
Vedanta Satsang - Sundays
Join Chaplain Amar Shah for classes on self-improvement and living healthier happier lives, using the language of Vedanta (the philosophical portions of Hinduism).
Campus Religious Centers Weekly Events
Sheil Catholic Center
Sunday Mass | 9:30 am, 11 am, 5 pm | Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
Daily Mass | 5 pm Mon-Fri | Sheil Catholic Center
Harbor: Midweek Worship on Wednesdays | 8 pm | Sheil Catholic Center
Friday Shabbat service and dinner | 5:30 pm | Northwestern Hillel, 629 Foster Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Sunday Worship | 11 am | LCMNU, 2204 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Wednesday Supper Worship | 6-6:45 pm | LCMNU
21theo on Wednesdays | 7-8 pm | LCMNU
University Christian Ministry
Sunday Gathering | 5 pm | UCM, 1834 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201