September 21-28

Sunday, September 21

11:30 AM: People’s Climate March – DTS March in New York City!

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it. Ps. 24:1. People of faith at Drew! We have a moral duty to take care of creation and preserve it for future generations; to protect the most vulnerable from droughts, flooding and increased diseases caused by climate change; to build an economy that creates good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. That’s why on Sunday, September 21, tens of thousands of people will converge on NYC to make their voices heard, urging the world’s leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit to act now for justice for those already affected and for the sake of everyone’s future . Drew Theological School students, faculty and staff will be marching. There will be a remarkable coalition of over 1000 groups that span the spectrum. Three hundred buses from colleges are coming. JOIN US!

For more details regarding where faith groups will be meeting and all sorts of other logistics, select this link: http://peoplesclimate.org/faith/logistics-for-the-interfaith-contingent/ . We propose two times for meeting at Drew and we need a leader for each of the following times: 8:00 for the 8:31 train to get there for the interfaith service; 10:00 for 10:31 train for those joining to march. To sign up or to request more info, contact Lisa Gasson: lgasson@drew.edu.

Can’t come? At 1:00 (in each time zone), faith communities/houses of worship are being asked to join the global chorus by ringing bells, blowing the shofar, the call to prayer, chanting, singing, whatever.

Monday, September 22

5:00 PM: Korean Caucus Fall Opening Worship Service — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

The Korean Caucus invites the entire community to its opening fall worship service. Our guest preacher is Rev. Byung-Nyun Kim who is the Senior Pastor of Dadeurim Church in Seoul, Korea. Rev. Byung-Nyun Kim will deliver a sermon entitled, “A Jar of Clay Carrying Treasure.” Babysitting is provided and traditional Korean food will be served after worship service. We hope to see you there!

8:00 PM: CRCC Conversation About Peace — Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center

Earlier this year, Irish author and humanitarian Don Mullan accepted the Peace Through Truth & Reconciliation Award at the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC)’s Inaugural Gala and introduced his latest initiative: The Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field Project. During World War I, on and around Christmas Day in 1914, fighting ceased on the Western Front and soldiers shared in holiday celebrations and gestures of good will. The truce was popularized by the French film, Joyeux Noël and this year marks the 100th anniversary. On Monday, September 22, 2014, Mullan will launch his official tour of The Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field Project at a CRCC-exclusive event at 8:00 p.m. in Crawford Hall. For more details, visit http://www.drew.edu/crcc/recent-events/don-mullan-to-launch-peace-tour-at-drew-crcc

Tuesday, September 23

11:30 AM: Worship Service — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

All are invited to join our community in worship!
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Ph.D. Application Workshop  Room 101, Seminary Hall
 
Are you a Master’s student in any program who thinks you might be Ph.D.-track? Ph.D. programs are notoriously difficult to get into. Dr. Stephen Moore, who directs the four Ph.D. programs in the Theological School, will lead a workshop that will explain the basic differences between Master’s programs and Ph.D. programs, and provide guidance on effective strategies for preparing a successful application to a Ph.D. program.

Wednesday, September 24

11:30 AM: Environmental Justice Worship Service Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Join Dr. Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies, and her students for a chapel service focusing on environmental justice. Following chapel service, there will be a mini-session in Sem Hall Room 101 on recycling and composting how-to’s.

6:00 PM: Rosh Hashanah Dinner and Services — Crawford Hall, Ehinger Center/JCC Summit, NJ

Drew Hillel will be hosting a Rosh Hashanah dinner at 6:00 pm in Crawford Hall.  All are welcome but please RSVP to Jonathan Golden jgolden@drew.edu .For services Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, we have been invited to Summit JCC.  We will be happy to help arrange rides…just let us know! Note that students who plan to miss class for holiday observance must inform their instructors in advance and be prepared to make up any missed work.

6:30 PM: Environmental Worship Service  Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Join Dr. Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies, and her students for an evening chapel service focusing on environmental justice.

6:45-7:15 PM: Evening Students Snack and Chat  Atrium, Seminary Hall

The Evening Students Association invites the community to a snack and chat following the Wednesday evening chapel service. Tea and cookies will be served. All are welcome!

Thursday, September 25

11:30 AM: Service of Word and Table  Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

The community is invited to attend a service of Word and Table.  Rev. Shawn Callendar Hogan, Chair of the GNJAC Board of Ordained Ministry will preach. Immediately following chapel, Rev. Callendar Hogan will meet with UMC students over lunch.

7:30 – 9:30 PM: Daily Wisdom: An Evening with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB — Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham, NJ
The Rev. Jeff Markay, a Theo alumni and senior pastor of the Chatham United Methodist Church invites the community to a workshop with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB and founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Rev. Markay has arranged a 1/2 price subsidy for students who attend on September 25. Any student interested in attending should contact Rev. Markay directly at revjeffmarkay@earthlink.net and he will make this arrangement. Fr. Laurence Freeman will demonstrate how mediation and wisdom are both best understood and practiced in the ordinary circumstances of daily life.

Friday, September 26

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Classes Without Quizzes with Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte  Room 210, Seminary Hall

Classes Without Quizzes offers seminarians, clergy, and laity the opportunity to explore vital topics that provide relevant and practical information to assist them in their ministries. Workshops will take place on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte, Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies will lead a lecture entitled, “Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: A Lifelong Learning Engagement.” For more details and to register, visit  http://www.drew.edu/theological/lifelong-learning/classes-without-quizzes

11:00 AM: Catholic Mass — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

12:30 – 7:00 PM: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalitites, Affects, Theologies — Mead Hall and Seminary Hall

Join us for the fourteenth annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium at Drew Theological School: “Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies.” The colloquium runs from September 26 – 28, 2014, with events in Mead Hall (Friday afternoon) and Seminary Hall (Saturday and Sunday). Presenters include: Kent L. Brintnall, Elizabeth Freeman, Jacqueline Hidalgo, Mark D. Jordan, Maia Kotrosits, Joseph A. Marchal, Karmen MacKendrick, Ann Pellegrini, Laurel C. Schneider, and Linn Marie Tonstad. Full schedule, registration, and more details can be found at http://depts.drew.edu/tsfac/colloquium/14/index.html.

Saturday, September 27

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalitites, Affects, Theologies — Mead Hall and Seminary Hall

Join us for the fourteenth annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium at Drew Theological School: “Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies.” The colloquium runs from September 26 – 28, 2014, with events in Mead Hall (Friday afternoon) and Seminary Hall (Saturday and Sunday). Presenters include: Kent L. Brintnall, Elizabeth Freeman, Jacqueline Hidalgo, Mark D. Jordan, Maia Kotrosits, Joseph A. Marchal, Karmen MacKendrick, Ann Pellegrini, Laurel C. Schneider, and Linn Marie Tonstad. Full schedule, registration, and more details can be found at http://depts.drew.edu/tsfac/colloquium/14/index.html.

Sunday, September 28

8:30 AM – 3:45 PM: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalitites, Affects, Theologies — Mead Hall and Seminary Hall

Join us for the fourteenth annual Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium at Drew Theological School: “Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies.” The colloquium runs from September 26 – 28, 2014, with events in Mead Hall (Friday afternoon) and Seminary Hall (Saturday and Sunday). Presenters include: Kent L. Brintnall, Elizabeth Freeman, Jacqueline Hidalgo, Mark D. Jordan, Maia Kotrosits, Joseph A. Marchal, Karmen MacKendrick, Ann Pellegrini, Laurel C. Schneider, and Linn Marie Tonstad. Full schedule, registration, and more details can be found at http://depts.drew.edu/tsfac/colloquium/14/index.html.

Upcoming Events

September 30, 7:30 PM: Frederick A. Shippey Lecture — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

The 2014 Frederick A. Shippey Lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. in Seminary Hall, Craig Chapel. Dr. Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, will speak on “Ethnic Religious Institutions and Ethnic Attachment.” For more details and to register, visit http://www.drew.edu/theological/lifelong-learning/lectures/2014-frederick-a-shippey-lecture

October 1, 6:30 PM: Family Worship Service — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Aunts, Uncles, Children,Grandparents, Nieces, Nephews, Moms and Dads: Come One, Come All!  Ever unsuccessfully suppress the urge to laugh in a “proper” worship service? No need to hide your laughter and glee, join Dr. Kate Ott for worship.  On Wednesday, October 1st, the evening worship service is a family service based on the theme of Laughter.  

October 14-15: Tipple-Vosburgh Lecture Series and Alumni Reunion: Faith, Science and the Church’s Voices

This year’s Tipple-Vosburgh series invites experts from various scientific, academic, public health, nonprofit and church arenas into conversation together to explore both the points of contrast and of synergy between scientific evidence and faith traditions present in various practices of ministry: pastoral care, teaching, preaching and mission. They will also encourage us to engage the advances and innovations that are redefining the limits of what it means to be human, what is mentally, physically and spiritually healthy, and, at its most basic, what is our place in the universe as our concepts of time, place and people rapidly expands. In order to invite deeper discussion and interaction, this year’s event is organized as a series of active and engaging forums. For more details and registration, visit http://www.drew.edu/alumni/events/tipple .

October 16, 10:00 AM: Installation of New Theological Dean, Rev. Dr. Javier Viera — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Please join the entire Drew community for the Ceremony of Installation for Drew Theological School’s 15th Dean, Rev. Dr. Javier Viera. This event will be followed by a community lunch.

Announcements

Upcoming Jewish Holiday!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur, October 3-4.

Saturday, October 1: 4:00 PM – St. Francis Service — Green Village, NJ

On Saturday afternoon at four o’clock on October 4th, there will be a service conducted by Rev. Dr. Franklin “Skip” Vilas of St. Bernard’s Episcopal Church to commemorate St. Francis at the farmstead of Dan Somers who is in the M. Div. program and his wife Julia in nearby Green Village at 501 Spring Valley Road, across the street from the Green Village Methodist Church about three miles from campus.  All are invited to bring their pets.  Children are welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided after the service.   Any questions, please contact Professor Laurel Kearns at lkearns@drew.edu or Dan at dsomers@drew.edu.  RSVPs are welcome, but not essential.

Flyers

Reminder: No flyers are allowed to be posted on the glass doors in Seminary Hall, either the main entrance or the entrances to the Atrium. Since not everything needs to be posted, any flyer for announcements or information must be approved by Alma Tuitt and posted on the bulletin boards in Seminary Hall. Please remember to remove flyers after the event has ended.

Craig Chapel Information

Did you miss a chapel service? Now you can see video recordings of Drew Worship on Facebook.

Calendar

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