Week of April 14
Eat Pray Fun
Monday, 6:00 PM
Spiritual Life House
Eat Pray Fun this month will include video clips and discussion of spiritual leaders and spiritual leadership.
This week: Pizza, Desmond Tutu, and Video Games
Spiritual Life Book Club
Wednesday, 5:30 PM
Spiritual Life House
We will be discussing Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies, Part Four: Kids, Some Sick ("Barn Raising," Tummler's Dog," and "Hearthcake"). Sandwiches, chips, and drinks will be provided.
Thursday, 9:30 AM
Chapel canceled this week due to Honors Day Convocation, being held at the same time.
Upcoming Events (Copying the text from Andy Messer's email)
UC Spiritual Life and UC Outdoors offer two great film showings
• The Way, Monday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the student center.
The Way is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life". Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey.
• No Place on Earth, Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Black Technology Center. (Yes, we’re finally showing it!)
In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world where no human had gone before. These five Ukrainian Jewish families created their own society where young men bravely ventured into the harrowing night to collect food, supplies and chop firewood. The girls and women never left; surviving underground longer than anyone in recorded history. Held together by an iron-willed matriarch, after 511 days, the cave dwellers, ages 2 to 76, emerged at war’s end in tattered clothes, blinded by a sun some children forgot existed. Despite all odds, they had survived.
The remarkable true story of NO PLACE ON EARTH starts out as a mystery. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola stumbled onto unusual objects…an antique ladies shoe and comb, old buttons, an old world key. Was the vague rumor true, that some Jews had hid in this cave during WWII and if so, had any survived to tell their tale?
67 years later, Chris leads four of the survivors back to Ukraine to say thank you to “the cave.”
We hope you can join us for both these fascinating films.