Monday, March 3
Phone-a-Thon, 12 – 8 pm (Board Room)
Tuesday, March 4
Community Worship, 11 am - 12 pm, celebration of Dr. Eileen Guenther’s promotion (chapel)
Phone-a-Thon, 12 – 8 pm (Board Room)
Student Council, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (Bess Jones)
Deacon Interest Meeting, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (Aiken)
Welcome Table, 3:30 – 6:15 pm (starts in Elderdice)
Community Worship sponsored by ABS, 5:15 - 6:15 pm (chapel)
Wednesday, March 5, Ash Wednesday
DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm! (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!)
Phone-a-Thon, 12 – 8 pm (Board Room)
Holy Eucharist (according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer), 12:05 - 12:45 pm (chapel)
Community Worship, 6:15 – 7:15 pm (Chapel, Ash Wednesday Service)
Thursday, March 6
International Students’ Tax Information Session
Of Sacred Worth, 12 - 1:30 pm (Glasener)
Friday, March 7
Board of Governors Meeting 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Elderdice)
Board of Governors and Faculty Luncheon 12:30 – 1:30 pm (refectory)
Board of Governors and Faculty Retreat 1:30 – 4:30 pm (KG-01)
Sunday, March 9
French Speaking Protestant Church Bible Study, Worship, and Fellowship, 9 am – 1 pm (chapel, Elderdice, and narthex)
French Speaking Protestant Church Sunday school, 11 am – 12 pm (Elderdice), 12 – 1 (K105, K106)
PMM Interviews, 3:30 – 8 pm (Kresge Building, various rooms)
Monday, March 10
Second Monday Breakfast, 7:30 – 9 am (Elderdice)
Reading Week Begins--no classes
Tuesday, March 11
Reading Week--no classes
There may be days when Wesley Theological Seminary will need to close due to inclement weather or other situations. On those occasions, a recording will be put on the seminary’s main phone line as soon as possible after any decision regarding closings or delayed openings is made. Every effort will be made to make closing information available by 6:30 am. When weather conditions change, the decision to keep the seminary open may be modified. Therefore, you are advised to re-check just before traveling to the Seminary.
The WTS Main Phone line is: 202-885-8600. Press 0 once the voice recording comes on (you do not need to listen to the entire message) to connect to the WTS opening/closing status line.
Additional means for obtaining information about closings include:
If a non-weather-related event occurs in the Washington, DC area that will impact Wesley Theological Seminary, we will use our primary mode of dissemination of information the main phone number- (202) 885-8600, press 0. We also will also use as many of the other resources listed above as possible. In the event that the Dept. of Homeland Security declares a Code Red that encompasses this region, the school will be closed until further notice.
Leadership for Change Scholarship
The Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship is available to qualified United Methodist seminarians. It provides assistance of up to $3000 per year to students who are preparing for ordination as elders in the UMC and who are committed to promoting justice for gay and lesbian persons in the life of the church. Please see Mary Vibert, Director of Financial Aid for an application. Due May 1.
Scholarships are available through the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Please visit http://www.bwcumc.org/news/scholarships_available_bwc
GBHEM general scholarship
United Methodist students may apply for the GBHEM General Scholarship Application starting January 6th, 2014 through the final deadline March 5, 2014. To apply, visit: http://www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication
PMM INTERVIEW DAY
The PMM Interview Day will be held on March 9 from 4 – 8 pm in the Kresge building. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Desirée Barnes (Office K-107, email@example.com, 202-885-8666).
Pmm Teaching Settings/Profiles Are Available For Review on Blackboard.
The course title is “PMM Ministry Setting Profiles 2014/15.” After clicking on the "ministry setting profiles" tab on the left-hand side of the screen, you will find site profiles from churches and non-congregational settings that include contact information and ministry descriptions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Desirée Barnes (Office K-107, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-885-8666).
IMMERSION ORIENTATION SESSION
If you are interested in attending any of the Summer 2014 immersions, attendance at an Intercultural Immersion Orientation Session is required. Make plans to attend Monday, March 24 (9 am – 12 pm).
Sage Dining Service, our food service provider, wants to hear from YOU! Please take a moment to complete a short survey at: http://surveymonkey.com/s/WTS14. Thank you!
Please help with parking on tuesday!
There will be a special chapel service acknowledging the promotion of Eileen Guenther to Professor of Church Music during this Tuesday’s service and there will be numerous guests on campus. Please help extend our famous Wesley hospitality to these guests by parking in the Katzen Art Center Garage (remember, if you have a current Wesley parking permit, you may park for free on level P3), carpool or take metro that day. Many thanks for your help on this very special day!
CBS NEWS CAMERA CREWS ON CAMPUS TUESDAY!
Tuesday, March 4, promises to be a busy day at Wesley. In addition to our celebration of Dr. Eileen Guenther’s promotion to Professor of Church Music, CBS News’ Religion and Culture program will be on campus for the morning to film Mike McCurry and Kris Norris’ class of NCSS students. The film crew will also be capturing hours of background footage of the campus, to include classes in Kresge, chapel and the refectory. This is an exciting opportunity to tell the Wesley story to a national audience. We hope you welcome the film crew to the Wesley community for their brief visit. If you wish to not be included in the filming of the background footage, please avoid the places where you see the camera crew filming. If you are comfortable being included in the background footage and the camera crew happens to be filming where you are, please be sure to act naturally. Thank you in advance for your help with this exciting media opportunity.
Interfaith Action & Mayoral Forum led by WIN's Young People
Thursday, March 6
All Souls Church - 1500 Harvard St. NW
6:30 pm Fellowship and Performances, program begins at 7 pm.
Join 800 others in fellowship and action for justice in DC! Led by the youth and young adults of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN - a social justice coalition of 52 congregations), the night will present WIN's vision for "Shalom in the City" to all major mayoral candidates (all confirmed!) and seek their responses. Join the WTS contingent and get info on mass transport and carpool options by RSVPing online here. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Ministry of the UM Deacon
Who are deacons? Where do deacons serve? How do deacons find work? Get information and discuss your concerns with Jacqulyn Thorpe, Deacon Liaison at Wesley. Meetings will be on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, March 4 & 25 in Aiken Dining Room and March 18 in Bess Jones Dining Room.
SECOND MONDAYS AT WESLEY
Please join us March 10, 7:30 – 9 am as we explore complex questions about living our faith. This month, we will consider answers to the question: The apocalypse or the end times: What does the book of Revelation reveal to us? Dr. Carla Works, assistant professor in New Testament, will be our lecturer. Also, we will have a special Friday Edition of Second Mondays @ Wesley. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 14, for the program we missed in December because of inclement weather. This lecture explores the answers to the question: Does God change? Leading us in this conversation will be Paul Cho, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONFERENCE VISITS ARE HAPPENING!
Annual conferences come to campus to have visits with students from their conferences and to recruit students to serve in pastoral ministry in their conferences. If you do not have a conference or are interested in moving conferences, this is a good opportunity for you to gather information and meet this folks who will be able to help you do that. Currently we have scheduled Texas Annual Conference March 18 in Aiken. Students interested in meeting with them should sign up on the bulletin board next to the mailboxes in Kresge.
The Bizarre Bazaar is coming!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! The Bizarre Bazaar, SILENT AUCTION, BAKE AND BOOK SALE IS ON THE HORIZON! This unique annual event, put on as a gift of love from the Wesley Theological Seminary staff for our students, will take place this year on Thursday, March 20. All profits are given to the seminary’s student book scholarship fund that is distributed through the Financial Aid Office. DONATIONS of items in very good condition for the Bizarre Bazaar, special items for the silent auction and books for the book sale may be dropped off Monday – Wednesday, March 17 – 19. So start your New Year closet, attic, basement, apartment and house clearing / gift recycling box now and plan to be a part of this community-wide event. More info later….stay tuned!
Have an idea for the 2014 class gift? What can our graduating seniors do to make Wesley even better?
Submit ideas at bit.ly/wesleygift
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Film Screening—Jerusalem 3D
You are invited to attend a special complimentary screening of the giant screen film
Jerusalem 3D on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 9:00 - 9:45 am. Check-in begins at 8:45 am at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Johnson IMAX® Theater 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20560. This beautifully crafted film has received rave reviews and is guaranteed to show you something new. Jerusalem 3D is a rich tapestry of geography, history and religion. The three young women featured in the film will be in attendance and will take questions from the audience at the conclusion of the film. Please arrive at the Constitution Avenue entrance of the National Museum of Natural History by 8:45 am. Directions to the museum can be found here. Please note that since you will be arriving before the museum is open to the public, the National Mall entrance will not be open. We look forward to sharing this historic film with you and your colleagues! Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Gardinerk2@si.edu
A POISE OF THE SOUL-- YOGA AS LITURGY
Sweat it out - Talk to God - Have Fun! Go to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (3001 Wisconsin Ave, NW 20008) 6 - 7:30 pm on the fourth Fridays of the month. We practice as the faithful, the seeker and the doubter in community, joining through the transformation processes of breath, yoga poses and spiritual contemplation. Service led by Wesley seminarian Diana V. Gustafson and the Rev. Jim Quigley. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.facebook.com/PoiseoftheSoul. (A five dollar donation is suggested to help defray costs of the candles.)
CLERGY DAY AT VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
The Association of Anglican Musicians invites you to participate in the 2014 AAM Conference’s Clergy Day at Virginia Theological Seminary, Wednesday June 18 from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. There will be a panel discussion around the theme of “Clergy and Musicians: A Shared Ministry” and several other exciting events. Give yourself this day to learn from some of the best teachers in the Episcopal Church! Register online at http://conference.anglicanmusicians.org/. The cost is $125, and $75 for seminarians.
THE MISSING MUGS MYSTERY
MISSING…..PLEASE HELP! Friends, many of the refectory mugs (sometimes referred to as “ugly” mugs), plates and silverware—especially soup/regular spoons-- are missing. In addition to the privilege of having free coffee/tea service, it is also a privilege to be allowed to take these items to classes; unfortunately, they do not always find their way back to their refectory home. PLEASE CHECK your dorm rooms & kitchens, cars, offices, and homes for these missing items and if found return them to the refectory. We had a wonderful supply of mugs that were donated to the seminary for individuals to use, but not for individuals to keep…almost all of these mugs are now missing! Thank you in advance for your assistance. (P.S. If you have any mugs you’d like to contribute, you are always welcome to do so—just leave them at the dishwashing window. Thank you!)
The exit between Kresge and the New Residence Hall is ONE WAY! There have been vehicles coming up the driveway going the wrong way. This is an area of high pedestrian traffic, and the safety of our students must not be compromised. Also, please prominently display your parking pass. Tickets are being issued.
CURRENTLY IN THE DADIAN GALLERY, “MATTHEW ADELBERG: Lineage.”
Currently in the Dadian Gallery, “Matthew Alderberg: Lineage.” Painting and drawing from life experience, this 21-year-old figurative realist explores violence, faith, mortality and morality by pulling his truth out of darkness. You won’t want to miss this evocative and powerful exhibition.
TUESDAY CHAPEL WANTS YOU!
If you are interested in planning or assisting with Tuesday morning chapel in any way (including helping with Communion or reading scripture), please contact Dr. Carol Cook Moore at email@example.com.
A WORD FROM 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
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.
CAROLINA CROSS CONNECTION
Do you work with middle school and/or high school youth or know someone who does? If so, please spread the word about this wonderful summer service opportunity. Carolina Cross Connection is an outreach ministry offering summer service opportunities for middle and high school students. In its 27th year of ministry, CCC will operate summer camps across western North Carolina where students and adults will come together to provide free home repairs for elderly, disabled, impoverished, and others in need of assistance. In addition to serving our neighbors, participants will join together for fun-filled camp activities and heart-felt worship. Our college-age summer staff will plan and facilitate the work projects and all camp activities. For more information, please visit our website at www.carolinacrossconnection.org or contact Brittany Bethel at 704.721.0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information before contacting Carolina Cross Connection directly, feel free to contact Megan Blanchard at 704.787.3072 or email@example.com.
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
Monday - Thursday
Lunch: 12 - 1:30 pm (soup & salad $6.50; full meal $9)
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 pm (soup & salad $6.50; full meal $9)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Get decked out with Wesley Theological Seminary gear this spring! Purchase sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts and mugs by stopping in Trott 211A Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 12 pm. Contact Kristin Schol for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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