WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS:  September 9 – 16 (18), 2014


Tuesday, September 9

Community worship:  Dr. Youtha Hardman-Cromwell, preaching, 11 am (Oxnam Chapel)

Association of Black Seminarians (ABS) Worship, 5 – 6 pm (Oxnam Chapel)

Immersion Debriefing, 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Glasener)


Wednesday, September 10

DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm!  (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to communications@wesleyseminary.edu.Thank you!)

Student Council, 12 – 1 pm (Bess Jones)

Neighborhood ANC D3 meeting, 6 – 11 pm (Elderdice)

Community Worship, 6-15 – 7:15 pm (Oxnam Chapel)


Thursday, September 11

Virginia Annual Conference commissioning process info. meeting 12 - 1 pm (Bess Jones)

Lunch & Learn (staff sponsored), 12 – 1 pm (K-106)

Satterwhite Scholars, 5 - 6 pm (Elderdice)

Korean Student Association (KSA) Prayer Service, 9:30- 10:30 pm (Elderdice)


Friday, September 12

Student Council Voting Period Concludes, 11:45 pm


Sunday, September 14

French Speaking Protestant Church, 10:30 am - 12 pm (Oxnam Chapel / Elderdice, K-105, K-106)

French Speaking Protestant Church pot-luck, 12 – 3 pm (refectory)


Monday, September 15

ASAH, 11 am – 12 pm (Elderdice)


Tuesday, September 16

Community worship, 11 am (Oxnam Chapel)

Artist Talk & Reception, 12 – 1:30 (Elderdice, Gallery, Gallery Foyer)


Wednesday, September 17

DEADLINE for email announcements, 12 pm!  (Please send nearly “camera ready” information in Calibri font, 12pt to communications@wesleyseminary.edu.Thank you!)

Community Worship, 6-15 – 7:15 pm (Oxnam Chapel)


Thursday, September 18

Baltimore Washington Annual Conference commissioning info. meeting 12 - 1 pm (Bess Jones)

Lunch & Learn (staff sponsored), 12 – 1 pm (K-106)

Korean Student Association (KSA) Prayer Service, 9:30- 10:30 pm (Elderdice)





We are now into the third week of classes and the parking lot continues to have cars without CURRENT or any parking permits displayed.  Therefore, our Director of Facilities says that “vigorous ticketing” will begin this Wednesday, September 10.  If you have not picked up your parking  permit, please do so in the Business officeASAP.



Are you graduating this spring and hoping to be commissioned in the Virginia or Baltimore Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church?  Please consider attending one of two upcoming events.  A panel of recently commissioned Wesley graduates in the Virginia Conference will speak on Thursday, September 11 at 12 pm in Bess Jones.  Recently commissioned graduates in the Baltimore Washington Conference will speak on Thursday, September 18 at 12 pm in Bess Jones.  These former Wesley students are now serving churches and will be returning to campus to share their experiences of what to expect out of the commissioning process, advice on how to prepare for interviews, and recommendations for meeting the expectations of the Board of Ordained Ministry. 



The Elections Committee of the Student Council have began their elections. There are five open slots for first-year members on Student Council. Nominations have been received over the past week, and each candidate has provided a brief biography and photo to enhance the voting process. Voting began on Friday (September 5)and will conclude on Friday, September 12 at 11:45 pm. One vote per person please! The link to vote is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VNM3HBS. Contact Kris Sledge (ksledge@ymail.com) with any issues or questions! 



Friday September 12 (the end of third week of classes) is the last day to withdraw from courses with 75% refund.  All withdrawals must be on a paper Registration Form, available online and in the Registrar’s Office.



“LIVING TRADITION:  Icons for the Liturgical Year by Davydov & Shalamova” Lovingly created and transported from Russia, 35 contemporary icons continue, extend, and reinterpret the centuries-old tradition of art used as a powerful and responsible instrument for preaching a visual sermon.  Join us for the ARTIST’S TALK AND RECEPTION on Tuesday, September 16, 12 - 1:30 pm in Elderdice.  Take this rare opportunity to learn about icon writing from Philip Davydov and engage in Q & A about his creative process, research, materials, content and imagery!  Consider this your invitation to connect with the face of holiness.  For more information about the exhibit please contact Amy Gray:  202-885-8637 or agray@wesleyseminary.edu.



The Episcopal community at Wesley will gather on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:05 pm in Oxnam Chapel for a service of Holy Eucharist using the service in The Book of Common Prayer. The service lasts approximate 40 minutes. All are welcome. The next gathering will be on October 1.  Please join us!  If you have questions or would like to be added to the community email list, please contact Dr. Hogan at lhogan@wesleyseminary.edu.



The Wesley 12 Step Fellowship will meet again this semester for those who are members of AA, NA, CMA, SLA, OA, DA, AL-ANON, ACOA, or other Twelve Step program. The group is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and to help others recover. The only requirement is a desire for recovery. There are no dues or fees; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.  The group is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.  Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. What you see here, what you hear here, whom you see here, stays here.  Anyone interested in attending should email wesley12stepfellowship@gmail.com for the location and time of the meeting.



Emerging Religious Leaders (ERL): Christian and Jewish Seminarians Study and Dialogue Program, January 11 - 15, 2015. Consider applying for this select 3 credit course co-sponsored by the Washington Theological Consortium and the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies! This intensive course will raise up the commonalities of our traditions, but more importantly it will focus on the particular ways our respective communities read, interpret and embody their traditions. The participants will have an opportunity not only to listen to brief lectures throughout the five days, but also to engage in small group study of sacred texts.  Jewish and Christian seminarians will also have ample opportunity to get to know one another, and we hope they will develop lasting relationships that will go beyond their five days together.  We want to promote rigorous interreligious learning as well as interreligious friendship. Selected participants will have room and board covered at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center in Reistertown, MD. Participants will be responsible for paying tuition costs. There are no additional scholarship funds set aside at Wesley for this purpose. You must be available to stay in residence for the duration of the week.

To apply:

·         Write a paragraph (no more than 1 double spaced page) describing your interest in the program and relevant experience that has prepared you for this study, what contribution your presence would make, and how participation would advance your educational/professional goals.

·         Indicate the number of academic credits you will have completed at Wesley by the end of the 2014 fall semester.

·         Identify your approximate academic GPA.

Send to: Dr. Michael Koppel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (mkoppel@wesleyseminary.edu) by Wednesday, October 1.  Email Subject Line should read:Consortium J-term Course.





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