Monday, November 18
Faculty Meeting, 9 – 12 pm, (Elderdice)
LOGOS, 12 – 1 pm, (Aiken)
Give-a-thon, 1 - 6 pm (board room)
Welcome Table, 4 – 6 pm, (Elderdice)
Wesley Welcome Table, 5:30 – 6:30, (Bess Jones)
Tuesday, November 19
Community Worship, Service of Word & Table, Celebrating the tenth year of the Lewis Center (Lovett Weems preaching), 11 am – 12 pm, (chapel)
Student Council, 12 - 1 pm (board room)
Dean’s Forum, 12 - 1:30 pm, (KG-01)
Give-a-thon, 1:30 - 6 pm (board room)
Community Worship sponsored by ABS, 5 – 6:15 pm, (chapel)
Welcome Table, 5:30 – 7 pm, (K114)
Wednesday, November 20
DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm! (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to email@example.com. Thank you!)
Board of Ordained Ministry Fair, 8:30 – 12 pm, (Elderdice)
Staff Council Meeting, 10:30 – 1 pm, (board room)
Service of Holy Eucharist, 12:05 – 1 pm, (chapel)
Give-a-Thon, 1 – 6 pm, (board room)
Community Worship, 6:15 – 7:15 pm, (chapel)
Thursday, November 21
U.U. Worship Service, 11 – 1 pm, (chapel)
Dean’s Forum (see announcement!), 12 – 1:15 pm, (K-106)
Germany Immersion Orientation, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, (KG-01)
Dr. McClain Retirement Event, 4:30 – 7 pm, (refectory) Dr. McClain Retirement Seating for Non Participants of Retirement Dinner, 5 – 7 pm, (Bess Jones, Glasener, Aiken, board room)
KSA Worship Service, 9:30 – 10:30 pm, (Elderdice)
Saturday, November 23
French Speaking Church, Choir Rehearsal, 3 – 6 pm, (chapel)
Sunday, November 24
Hungarian Church Worship Service & Fellowship, 10:30 – 2 pm, (chapel)
French Speaking Protestant Church Worship Service & Potluck, 10:30 – 3 pm, (refectory)
Malagasy Community, 2 – 4:30 pm, (chapel)
Monday, November 25
KSA Thanksgiving Party, 11 – 2 pm, (Elderdice)
WESLEY GIVE-A-THON NEEDS STUDENT VOLUNTEERS! Looking for students to participate in our fall Give-a-thon on November 18, 19, 20 from 1 – 6 pm. We will be making phone calls to alumni to thank them for their generous gifts to Wesley’s annual fund and ask them to continue their support this year. If you are interested in volunteering contact Kristin Schol at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni love to hear from students, so I hope I can count on you to help! Kristin.
DEAN’S FORUM, NOVEMBER 19, 12 – 1:30 pm, KG-01. Mark Scandrette speaks from his new book, FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, and how the path of simplicity is particularly relevant to seminarians and faith leaders and innovators. Mark Scandrette is the founding director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice, based in San Francisco, where he leads an annual series of retreats, workshops and projects designed to help participants apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life. His books include FREE: Spending Your Time and Money On What Matters Most (IVP 2013), Practicing the Way of Jesus (InterVarsity Press 2011) and Soul Graffiti (Jossey-Bass 2007). In 2012 Mark was featured in the Animate FAITH video series. A sought after voice for creative, radical and embodied Christian practice, he frequently speaks at universities, churches and conferences nationally and internationally and has served as adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Mark lives with his wife Lisa and their three children an old Victorian in San Francisco’s Mission District.
INTERFAITH CONFERENCE 35th ANNIVERSARY INTERFAITH CONCERT On Tuesday, November 19 Come experience the community event that journalist Austin Kiplinger described as "one of Washington's most inspiring evenings". Honoring Reverend Clark Lobenstine's three decades of interfaith leadership and the ongoing work of the InterFaith Conference. Experience music, desserts, and presentations from diverse faith communities, including: Hindu and Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Sikh, and a combined choir including voices from eleven faith traditions. ALSO, FAJITAS! A group of young adults of diverse religious traditions will be gathering before the concert at Cactus Cantina for dinner and Wesley students are very welcome! Please RSVP here so that organizers can make a reservation: http://on.fb.me/1brSeDi
Tuesday, November 19
7:30 pm concert, dessert reception to follow
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW
Purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/IFCtix2013
Share the event on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/IFCConcertFb
CONFERENCE VISITS FOR NOVEMBER The following conferences will visit the Wesley campus in November. Students, whether certified candidates for ministry or not, should consider talking with conferences to see if they may have church setting available for them after graduation. Conferences are always happy to speak with students! Sign-up sheets are located in the Kresge Building next to the mailboxes. Please see Sara Sheppard if you have questions Rm T-210 or call 202-885-8688.
November 20: Board of Ordained Ministry Fair: Join representatives from Holston, North Alabama, North Georgia, Illinois-Great Lakes, and Western North Carolina for a Board of Ordained Ministry Fair beginning at 8:30 am – 12 pm in Elderdice. Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina have just been added!
EPISCOPAL EUCHARIST SERVICE A Eucharist following the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer will be held in Oxnam Chapel at 12:05 PM on Wednesday, November 20. All are welcome to attend.
BAKE SALE FOR THE PHILIPPINES As most of you know, on Thursday, November 8 Typhoon Haiyan devastated The Philippines. The typhoon directly affected about 10 percent of the population. The government’s death tally stood Tuesday at 1,744, but with thousands missing the toll is expected to climb. Survivors are becoming increasingly desperate, short on food and supplies and terrified about waiting longer for help. We, the students of Wesley Theological Seminary must step out of the classrooms for a moment to live out Christ's call in our lives. On Thursday November, 21 during lunch and dinner at or near the Refectory, we are having a bake sale to raise funds to be given directly to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief). UMCOR has promised that 100% of donations will go directly to relief efforts. All faculty, students, and staff are invited to donate baked goods or come to buy delicious goodies. To donate a baked good, email your name and item to email@example.com.
GERMANY INTERCULTURAL IMMERSION INTEREST MEETING - For those students who are interested in experiencing the culture of Germany led by Dr. Scott Kisker of United Theological Seminary (former professor at Wesley), in May/June 2014, there will be an Immersion Interest Meeting on Thursday, November 21 from 12 – 1 pm in KG-01. Dr. Kisker will be available to provide an overview of the immersion and help to answer any questions. To sign up for the immersion, please stop by the PMM Office (Suite K-107) or contact Josie Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-885-8558. See you soon!
WINTER CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE Greetings Wesley Community. As most have you have noticed, it's getting cold outside and our unhoused neighbors have asked for our help. As such, we as a community have an opportunity to respond by providing Winter Clothing and Blankets to help them, and continue to build our relationships with them. We are looking for any new or gently used winter clothing and blankets, especially for jackets, socks and hats. You can drop off clothing in boxes placed outside KG-01, in the lobbies of Straughn and NRH, and in the Narthex (outside the chapel). The drive is running from Now until November 22. This drive is sponsored by NOUS and Plumbline. Thank you for your participation and giving what you can. Please contact Scott Bostic (email@example.com) or Elizabeth Mathis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE OPPORTUNITY through the DC Health Link City-wide Information Day and Enrollment Fair. Are you a DC resident looking for affordable health insurance? Then this is an event that you won’t want to miss. On Saturday, November 23 at Martin Luther King Library (901 G Street NW) 10a-3p there will be trained experts for one-on-one enrollment assistance, health screenings, exercise demonstrations and more. For more information and a checklist of information to bring with you, please visit www.dchealthlink.com/node/554
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.
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: Directions: 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:
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:
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)
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.
WIDER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:
CLERGY BEYOND BOARDERS a group of interfaith clergy in DC are holding an inter-religious dialogue event at the El -Hibri Center November 21 @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm. There will be free food, and the topic is: "Problematic Texts in Scripture" I have promoted one of these events on campus before. For more information, I have attached the official flyer for it to this email. Students may RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or to myself at 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.
WIDER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: (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 email@example.com for the Wesley Journal, space permitting. Occasionally, we can include brief announcements that may be helpful for our WTS community)
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