Programs

Programs

Scarritt Bennett provides on-going and one time offerings to center faith-based racial and social justice work in spiritual and cultural practices that cultivate transformation, self-care, and creative expression.

Veracity Art Exhibit

Laskey Gallery is a quarterly art exhibit features local and national artists whose lives blend the creative and the spiritual to produce inspiring work that casts an artist’s eye on issues of racial equality, women’s empowerment, intercultural understanding, and spiritual formation.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of Laskey Hall and is free and open to visitors between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm daily. In addition, all are invited to attend the quarterly opening of each new exhibit, which includes an artist meet and greet and a reception. Come celebrate the movement of art and spirit in our world!

“Toward a Just and Sustainable World” is a UN Day Program from the Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

Hosted in Scarritt Bennett Center’s Laskey Hall, this event will feature founding chairman and CEO of Global Action Platform, Dr. Scott T. Massey.

October, 23, 2018 | Dinner: 5:30pm; Program: 7:00pm
$25 for adults, $10 for students (program-only tickets are free)
Scarritt Bennett Center, Laskey Hall
1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

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URI NCC (United Religions Initiative) is a “drop in lunch” for sharing stories about unity found in interfaith events. This lunch meeting runs from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on third Thursday from March thru December in 2018 at SBC. You may purchase a buffet lunch and beverage in SBC Dining Room for $12.50 or bring your own lunch and beverage and sit a table reserved for our group..

Upcoming:
10.18.18 – URI NCC (United Religions Initiative)

Poet’s Corner invites you to join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet at 7:00 pm–8:00 pm in Fondren Hall.
Poet’s Corner is always free and open to the public.

Over the years, various themes have surfaced: religious and faith based; emotions including love, hate, hurt, frustration, etc; personal reflections and observations of life; nature; resistance to the “isms” of society. Our initial purposes were to provide a space for poets to read their work in an informal setting, to talk about their poems, and to be in dialogue with the audience. Audiences have included family, friends, former students, other poets, and many simply interested in hearing good poetry.

Storylines is the Scarritt Bennett Women’s Book Club which meets the 2nd Monday of each month in Fondren Hall, 7:00-8:15 PM. Women of all ages, faiths, and ethnicities are invited to become members of the book club. The club provides a unique opportunity to meet new people, enrich your reading experience, and expand your perspectives. Lively conversation and fellowship are guaranteed.

Christmas Lunch is annual event at the Scarritt Bennett Center. Chef Jennifer Threadgill and her team will be serving up an incredible feast this holiday season. You’re invited to join us as we ring in the holiday season.

This year’s Christmas Lunches will be December 3, 4, 5, and 6 in our historic Susie Gray Dining Hall from 11:30am–12:30pm, with appetizers at 10:45am in Bennett Hall’s breathtaking Social Rooms. Each lunch is followed by a special concert in Wightman Chapel that is free and open to the public.

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Christmas Concerts, December 3, 4, 5, and 6

The Christmas Concerts at Scarritt Bennett Center are a highlight of Nashville’s holiday season. Each year, Scarritt Bennett offers live Christmas concerts in our historic Wightman Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

This year’s concerts will take place on December 3, December 4, December 5, and December 6 from 1p–1:30pm each day. Mark your calendars and join us for this wonderful holiday tradition!

2018 Concert Schedule

The Labyrinth is a powerful symbol of spiritual journey that was introduced into medieval prayer practice when traditional pilgrimages to the holy land became too dangerous for most travelers. Both in that time, and in our time, people have found it helpful for meditation.

Scarritt Bennett’s labyrinth is a seven-circuit medieval labyrinth. It labyrinth has only one path. There are no tricks or no dead ends. Instead, the path winds throughout, becoming a mirror for where we are in our lives. It touches our sorrows and releases our joys. Pilgrims are encouraged to walk the labyrinth with an open mind and open heart.

Located in the campus International Peace Garden, Scarritt Bennett Center’s outdoor labyrinth is open to the public every day during daylight hours. The labyrinth’s starting point is in front of Gibson Hall’s arched window.

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