Lectures and Events Upcoming Events Collegeville Connections is a one-hour, virtual event that features the work of Collegeville Institute alumni and friends. Grab a cup of coffee and Zoom into our events on Wednesday from 12-1 PM central time. Consider it your mid-week warm up, encouraging you to explore faith, ignite imagination, and renew community with the Collegeville Institute. Collegeville Connections will be back in September 2022. Previous Events To watch recordings of past events, click on individual links below. April 6: Crafting the Concrete, Strengthening Our Stories Wednesday, Apr 6th 12:00 pm Join Collegeville Institute writing workshop facilitator Patrice Gopo for a craft discussion about using concrete detail in spiritual writing. March 23: Mental Health & Rural Ministry Wednesday, Mar 23rd 12:00 pm Mental health issues are facing rural communities in unique ways. How can congregations and clergy respond? March 23: Virtual Alumni Gathering at FFW Wednesday, Mar 23rd 10:00 am Are you attending the virtual Festival of Faith and Writing? Join a meet-up just for Collegeville Institute alumni from 10-11 AM CT. March 2: Praying with our Pens on Ash Wednesday Wednesday, Mar 2nd 12:00 pm Join retreat leader and writer Carol Younger on Ash Wednesday to experience how writing in community can deepen your spiritual life. Feb. 15: A Call to Sabbath Tuesday, Feb 15th 12:00 pm Come explore what the ancient and countercultural practice of keeping Sabbath might mean today for us as individuals and communities. Feb. 2: The End of Burnout Wednesday, Feb 2nd 12:00 pm How can we overcome burnout and find moral significance in our lives beyond work? Join us for a conversation with author and Collegeville Institute alum Jonathan Malesic. Jan. 19: Meet Our New Executive Director Wednesday, Jan 19th 12:00 pm Learn more about Dr. Jacqueline Bussie's background, areas of expertise, and her passion for the Collegeville Institute's work in her new role as executive director. Dec. 1: A Pilgrim’s Calling Through Advent Wednesday, Dec 1st 12:00 pm Begin the season of Advent with an online pilgrimage and a conversation about celebrating callings during different liturgical seasons with Pastor Christina Braudaway-Bauman. Nov. 3: Spirituality, Song, and Social Justice Wednesday, Nov 3rd 12:00 pm Join Don Saliers and Emily Saliers for a lively conversation about faith, music, and their time as a family at the Collegeville Institute. Oct. 6: Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis: The Conversation Continues Wednesday, Oct 6th 12:00 pm Rabbi Aaron Weininger and Rev. Abby Henderson speak about spiritual leadership in turbulent times and the importance of building interfaith relationships.