Monday, December 9
Second Monday Breakfast, 7:30 - 9 am (Elderdce)
Tuesday, December 10
Community worship: meditative service with candlelight, prayer and scripture , 11 am (chapel)
Women of Wesley, 12 – 1 pm (board room)
Wednesday, December 11
PMM Colloquy Leaders meeting, 10 am - 12 pm (Elderdice)
DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm! (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to email@example.com. Thank you!)
MA Students meeting with Dr. Mitchell, 5 - 7:30 pm (K-106)
Community Worship: Lessons and Carols 6:15 – 7:15 pm, (chapel)
Thursday, December 12--(Last day for food service until January)
Unitarian Universalist community worship, 12 - 1 pm (chapel)
KSA prayer service, 9:30 - 10:30 pm (Elderdice)
Saturday, December 14
Malagasy Community choir rehearsal and concert, 2 - 5 pm (chapel)
Malagasy reception / event after concert, 5 - 8 pm (refectory)
Sunday, December 15
French Speaking Protestant Church, Worship Service, 10:30 am – 12 pm, (chapel)
French Speaking Protestant Church, Fellowship, 12 – 1 pm, (narthex)
SECURITY ALERT! Preventive measures you can take to secure your vehicle: A number of vehicles in the vicinity of American University have been the victims of “smash-and-grabs” during the past week. In all instances, items of interest were visible on the dash, seats, and floors of the vehicles. It only takes a few seconds to break a window, reach inside, and make off with things of perceived value. Wesley Seminary cannot be held responsible for the damage to victimized vehicles that are parked on campus or the theft of items from those vehicles. We are concerned, however, that you do all in your power to make your vehicle less tempting as a target for thieves. Place loose items in the glove compartment or trunk or take them with you. Do not leave anything of obvious value in a visible place in your vehicle, and lock your vehicle whenever you walk away from it. Nothing you do will totally guarantee the security of your vehicle, but taking these simple precautions can minimize the risk of damage to your vehicle and loss of your property.
INTERNATIONAL FRENCH BAZAAR, TOMORROW Saturday, December 7, 10 am - 4 pm, in the refectory. The French Speaking Protestant Church of Washington, DC (meets weekly for worship services at the seminary), will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar this Saturday and the Wesley Community is invited to attend. French gift items, books, a flea market, silent auction and a variety of French food will be available…all in a warm and festive ambiance with live musicians! Take a break from studying and enjoy this festive event!
EMD OF SEMESTER ABS PARTY…TOMORROW! The plans for the end of the semester ABS party have been finalized and are listed below. Special thank to Bro. James Sampson for taking the lead in planning this affair. We surely hope that as many of you as possible are able to attend!
Date: This Saturday on December 7, at 7 pm
Location: Clyde's in Friendship Heights
Address: 5441 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD.
Robert J. Dantzler, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook (Abs at Wesley)
THE MISSIONAL CHURCH CENTER at Wesley Downtown is hosting a conversation and luncheon in Bess Jones, Wednesday, December 11, 12- 1:30 pm. The conversation will focus on missional theology and praxis, specifically how it is being lived out in the DC metropolitan area. Pastors, whose churches will be on a PMM site list of Missional Churches for next year will be in attendance, therefore the luncheon would be a great opportunity for students interested in the missional movement to meet actual practitioners. The special guests will be Mike Stavlund and Mike Croghan from The Church of the Common Table in Vienna, VA. Students should RSVP to: (me) email@example.com or Mauri Bishop @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION HAS OPENED! Registration is open for the 2014 J-Term/Spring semester. Students should be checking Wesley Web for any updates in waitlist and other registration statuses.
MERIT SCHOLORSHIP RECIPIENTS As you register for Spring semester, remember that full time is defined as a minimum of 9 credits. You must be enrolled in at least 9 to receive the full level of your merit scholarship. If you are enrolled in 5 - 8 credits, you will receive a half-time level disbursement. Please contact Mary Vibert in Financial Aid if you have any questions.
email@example.com or 202-885-8663.
IMPORTANT J-TERM REGISTRATION INFORMATION J-Term courses have pre-course assignments due on the first day of class. Students should be checking the Wesley J-Term page for J-Term syllabi and pre-course assignments. Registration for J-Term classes closes on December 20, 2013. Drops between December 20, 2013 and the first day of the J-Term class will result in a $100 late drop fee. Drops after the first day of a given J-Term class will result in the assessment of full tuition and may result in a failing grade for the course.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FAITH AND POLITICS WITH NCSS
Attention Students: Immerse yourself in faith and politics this spring with NCSS.
Engage with: The White House, State Department, Congress, Non-profit groups, Denominational Offices, Media outlets, Other faith traditions, People from across the political and theological spectrum, and People who use their ministries to impact the decisions of our nation.
Examine: The separation of church and state, Historical theological perspectives of faithful engagement in public policy, Current advocacy issues, Was people of faith are devoting their ministries to public engagement.
Enroll in Wesley’s National Capital Semester for Seminarians and earn four credit hours for ES-491 immersed in the ethical and spiritual dimensions of faithful political engagement. This semester-long, intensive study in ethics, theology and public policy attracts students from across the country each spring.
NCSS coursework includes opportunities to interact with policy writers and implementers, and gain hands-on experience in policy research, advocacy and implementation. Register for NCSS on WesleyWeb today. NCSS is led by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary to President Bill Clinton, and Kris Norris, co-author of Church Politics: How Congregations Engage (and Avoid) Politics. For more information about NCSS, contact Chip Aldridge at x8686.
WESLEY COMMUNITY COOKBOOK – COLLECTING RECIPES NOW! The Office of Student Life is accepting recipes submitted by all of the Wesley community and their families. You have an opportunity to submit some of your favorite family recipes to be included in this cookbook. These recipes will be featured in a spiral bound book and pricing will be announced at a later date. The fees of the cookbook will go towards the cost of the printing and binding. Any amount left over will be used to purchase new items for the community kitchen in the new dorm! You can submit your recipes online to Hannah Niday at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Wesley Cookbook) or you can drop them off at the Office of Student Life. To ensure we properly recognize your family recipe, please print/type your name with each recipe you submit. You may also include a picture of the featured recipe. This will help family and friends to easily locate and utilize your favorite recipe. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Niday at 202.431.2576 or by email at email@example.com. Please include the following information in your recipe: Recipe Title; Ingredients; Amounts; Direction; Submitted By.
THE BUSINESS OFFICE Students are required to pay all of their charges in full on or before the first day of the semester. Payment options:
· On the web: http://www.wesleyseminary.edu/Finances/PayMyBill
· Pay-by-Phone Service--1-866-498-4011. When using this service, please have your student ID number and the amount you wish to pay available before you begin the call. You can pay by check or credit card. We accept Master Card and VISA. This service is free of charge.
· For those who wish pay in installments, we also offer the Sallie Mae TuitionPay Payment Plan. The plan allows the student to pay semester charges for: Tuition, fees and housing in 4 installments. The fall payment plan begins in August through November and the spring payment plan begins in December through March. The cost of the plan is $30 per term. Click the link be below to enroll.Tuitionpay@salliemae.com
· You can also pay on campus in the Business Office. We accept Master Card and VISA.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES POSTINGS There are a variety of church-related and other job opportunities listed on our website and on the bulletin board outside the PMM office that area churches and others in the community have requested we advertise. If you are looking for a job or some supplemental income, please check out this site: http://www.wesleyseminary.edu/Careers/CurrentOpenings
WESLEY FELLOWSHIP is a student organization that focuses on building community among all in the seminary community. In the past Wesley Fellowship has hosted several types of events that bring different segments of our population together, but there is a lot of room for creativity and new vision for this year and the future. We are looking for leadership! If you are interested or have ideas, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITING CENTER You can meet with Kathie Hepler at The Writing Center in the library on Tuesdays 4 - 6 pm and Thursday 10 am - 1 pm. You can also make an appointment to meet with her at other times, depending on her schedule and yours. Please email her at email@example.com for more information or to make an appointment.
WESLEY STORE – get decorated with Wesley Theological Seminary gear this fall. Purchase sweatshirts, hats, t-shirt and mugs by stopping in Trott 211A Monday – Thursday between 10 and noon. Contact Kristin Schol for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING AT WESLEY: Please observe all parking instructions in the campus lot including the following notices:
· Violations along any yellow curb will result in an immediate $100 non-refundable ticket.
· Pick up your parking permits in the Business office ASAP ( i.e. this week!)
· Left turns out of the main driveway onto Massachusetts Avenue are prohibited. .
· Other parking restrictions will be marked by cones. Please avoid these spaces
Please remember that additional parking has been secured at American University’s Katzen Arts Center’s parking garage, Level P3, free of charge for cars with a valid WTS parking permit. The entrance to the garage is directly across from the Massachusetts Avenue entrance to American University.
BUSINESS AND REGISTRAR’S OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 noon and 1 - 4:30 pm (closed during lunch)
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm (check website, Library not open every Saturday)
Doors may be locked 10 minutes prior to posted closing times. Call the Library at 202-885-8695 for the most up-to-date hours information.
MAILROOM & COPY CENTER HOURS
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 12 pm & 1 - 6:30 pm (closed during lunch)
DINING SERVICE (Monday - Thursday)
Lunch: 12 - 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 pm
(This is the last week for meals until January)
BLACKBOARD SUPPORT Do you have questions about or problems with Blackboard? Our student support team can help. We are located in TG-05. Come by and see us. To contact Blackboard, call (202) 885-6091 or email email@example.com.
(The Weekly Announcements are designed to give information about Wesley sponsored events or those that take place at a Wesley Theological Seminary location. Other information of interest from the wider community can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Wesley Journal, space permitting. Occasionally, we can include brief announcements that may be helpful for our WTS community.)
RELIGION VS ATHEISM A debate hosted by Universalist National Memorial Church
All Wesley students and their friends are invited to witness a debate/discussion between Deacon Perry King of UNMC and Don Wharton of DC Region Atheists. The two participants will confront the opposing views and explore areas of common ground that might form a basis for shared action. When: Saturday, December 7, TOMORROW! at 7 pm.
FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY, in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany as a launching point for a two-week intensive study of ethical issues facing religious leaders today. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.
The 2014 FASPE Seminary program will run from June 15 to June 26, 2014.
Completed applications must be received by December 20, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info
If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.
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