Programs

Programs

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.

Lenten organ concerts in Wightman Chapel

Organ Concerts will be offered on in Wightman Chapel throughout the season of Lent.

Nashville members of The American Guild of Organists (AGO) are presenting these concerts in Wightman Chapel as a gift to the community. The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Nashville Chapter of the AGO is one of the most active in the country, and in the past few years has hosted a regional convention (1995) and a national convention (2012). The current dean (president) of the Nashville Chapter is Marsha Scheusner, a Scarritt College alumna.

Dates & Times: weekly on Wednesdays, March 4–April 2, 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm.

Lenten organ concerts are free and open to the public.

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.

Brunchign with Women

Date: June 27, 2020
Time: Doors Open, 10:30 am | Event Start, 11:00 am
Location: Laskey Great Hall

Racial Justice Ministries at Scarritt Bennett Center is hosting Brunching with Women, in acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the culmination of the suffrage movement, and to commemorate all of the other women who were not included in or did not benefit from the movement. This brunch is an opportunity to right the wrong in history by including all women; by inviting women of color, transwomen, and poor women alike into the room and to the table, as equal to all. The Women’s Vote is a vote that impacts all and we are excited to open our doors in acknowledgement and commemoration of our women ancestors.
woman sitting on the egde of a labyrinth, meditating

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.
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United Religions Initiative

United Religions Initiative: Nashville Cooperative Circle
Scarritt Bennett partners with URI Nashville on community & religious programming. The United Religions Initiative promotes enduring daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing the Earth and all living beings.
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