November 27 – December 7
There will be no Chapel services the week of November 24. The University will be closed November 28 and 29.
We would like to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving and a Chag Urim Sameach! to our friends who are celebrating Hanukkah.
Tuesday, December 3
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Western PA Conference of the UMC Visits! — Cyber Cafe, Seminary Hall
Representatives from the Western PA conference of the United Methodist Church will be here to interview students interested in working in their conference. If you would like to meet with the delegates who include Rev. Terry Schaeffer, look for them in the cyber cafe area.
11:20 AM: Service of Word and Music — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
All are invited to join us for a service of word and music. Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson, Associate Professor of Preaching, will preach.
12:00 PM: Supervised Ministry Information Session — Room 205, Seminary Hall
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Postwar Hermeneutics: Exodus and Colony-Related Necropolitics Lecture with Dr. Kenneth Ngwa — Room 101, Seminary Hall
Dr. Ngwa will deliver a specially invited lecture entitled, “Postwar Hermeneutics: Exodus and Colony-Related Necropolitics” to mark and celebrate his recent tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible. Cake will be provided! Dr. Morris Davis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Wesleyan/Methodist Studies, and Dr. Althea Spencer-Miller, Assistant Professor of New Testament, will respond to his lecture.
6:00 PM: Festival of Lights — 1867 Lounge, Ehinger Center
Join the Religious Life Council for our annual Festival of Lights. Enjoy free finger foods and desserts as representatives from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Catholic organizations on campus demonstrate how music is central to the practice of their religious traditions. Hear Gregorian chant, Jewish song, Christian praise music, and Muslim prayer as we join together in this celebration of the winter season. All are welcome!!
Wednesday, December 4
10:00-11:15 AM: A New Dean? Forum for Theo and GDR Students — Atrium, Seminary Hall
We recognize that not everyone will be able to make this time. If you absolutely can’t join us, please email your comments to your student reps on the Search Committee — Fred Sullivan (TS) June Hee Yoon (GDR). Views expressed in the report will not be attributed to any individual.
We hope to have our new Dean in place by the summer of 2014, and in the interim, Dean Virginia Samuel continues to lead us forward.
11:20 AM: Service of Word and Table — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
All are invited us to join us for a service of word and table. The Rev. Dr. Virginia A. Samuel, Dean of the Theological School and Associate Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, will preach.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Information Session: Be a Part of the Shalom Experience!
— Room 101, Seminary Hall
Communities of Shalom invites the Theo community to come and join them on December 4 or 5 (see below) for an information session about the Shalom! experience. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for six weeks of service including paid travel-fare, commuting, board and table. If the placement is ten weeks, the experience will fulfill the Supervised Ministry requirement.
5:30 PM: Supervised Ministry Information Session — Room 109, Seminary Hall
Thursday, December 5
11:20 AM: Service of Word and Table – Bishop Ernest S. Lyght — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
All are invited to attend a Service of Word and Table. Bishop Ernest S. Lyght will preach!
12:00 PM: Student Luncheon with United Methodist Liaison, Rev. Chris Heckert
All students are invited to attend lunch with Rev. Chris Heckert, United Methodist Liaison.
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Information Session: Be a Part of the Shalom Experience! — Room 101, Seminary Hall
Communities of Shalom invites the Theo community to come and join them on December 4 (see above) or 5 for an information session about the Shalom! experience. Students will receive a $3,000 stipend for six weeks of service including paid travel-fare, commuting, board and table. If the placement is ten weeks, the experience will fulfill the Supervised Ministry requirement.
5:30 PM: Advent Worship Celebration: Community Dinner — 1st Floor, Seminary Hall
Prior to the 7:00 PM Advent service, a community dinner will be held for Theological School faculty, students and staff. Come celebrate the season of Advent!
7:00 PM: Advent Worship Celebration: Souls Magnified/Dreams Abound — Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
The campus community is invited to attend the Theological School’s Advent worship service, “Souls Magnified/Dreams Abound. ” Our worship experience will include music, readings, drama, dance and ritual. Worship will be led by Rev. Dr. Tanya Linn Bennett, Associate Professor in the Practice of Ministry, University Chaplain and Director of the Chapel & Religious Life; Assistant Professor of Church Music and Composer in Residence, Mark Miller, as well the Seminary Choir, Global Body Dancers, and the Chapel Practicum Class. All are welcome! Bring your friends and family!
Prior to the Advent service, a community dinner for Theological School faculty, students and staff will begin at 5:30 pm on the 1st floor of Seminary Hall.
Friday, December 6
11:00 AM: Catholic Mass – Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
Saturday, December 7
12:00 PM: Evening Students Association Field Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art — New York City
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Evening Students Association will meet at 12 pm at the Museum or 10:30am if you want to leave from campus. For those who are evening students, we will pay for the ticket (if you bring your Student ID card) and for lunch (we will contribute $10 to each evening student for lunch). Feel free to bring your friends or family with you, if you want! Please RSVP to Seong Hyun Lee: email@example.com or Elyse Ambrose Minson : firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your phone number so that we can reach you on the day of the trip (for emergency use only). Thanks!
8:00 PM: Holiday Concert: “Wrapped in Song” — Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Drew University Chorale and Choral Union this Saturday, December 7 at 8:00p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. General admission is $5; students admitted free.
Volunteer Resource Center Collecting for Goodwill – Week of December 2
The Volunteer Resource Center of the CLA will be collecting socks, hats and gloves to be delivered to Goodwill in NYC. Boxes in Seminary Hall are located outside the chapel, cybercafe and in the atrium. The boxes will be picked up on Friday by the VRC for delivery on Saturday. Your support of this effort is much appreciated!
Theo Grad Student Seeks Research Participants!
Seeking Participants for Research Study! I am looking for Drewids who have gone to/participated in any chapel service, or who have helped to plan any chapel service who would be willing to be interviewed about their individual beliefs about God and how those beliefs relate to the chapel services at Drew. These interviews will be one-on-one, confidential, and should not take more than an hour. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Drew University. If you would like more information about the study, or if you are interested in being interviewed, please contact me (Jessica Ritter) at email@example.com.
Monday, December 16: Korean Caucus Closing Worship Service and Evening Dinner
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 either Michelle Campbell or 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.
To add an event to the Theo Weekly, please send an email to Emily Hagadorn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Events must be received by Wednesday of the preceding week.