September 10, 2012 

In This Issue
STH Weekly Worship
Spiritual Life Office
Alcohol Enforcement Resumes This Weekend
STH Worship Series: "Paths of Discipleship"
Come Join The Seminary Singers
Springboard Application for 2013 Spring Projects
Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group Singers
Service of Maticulation
CGCM Open House
You are Invited to a Film Viewing
"Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?"
2012 RCT Fall Retreat
Job Opportunity
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship
11:10 - 12:00
Marsh Chapel

September 12
Jamison Collier

September 19

Matriculation  Service 

Dr. Kathy Darr

The Service will begin at 11AM.

Entering students and faculty are encouraged to join the opening procession by lining up at 10:45AM in front of Suite 110 at STH. Faculty are encouraged to wear academic dress.


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Spiritual Life Office

Daily  Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343





Carrington Moore     



Ashley Anderson  



Holly Benzenhafer Redford   



Mary Little


For more information contact:  

Miracle Ryder  


Allison Bovell 

Bible Study

Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30

Muelder Chapel 343


The theme this semester is "Prayer," beginning with "A Call to Prayer:  

Luke 11:1-11."   

Bring a lunch if you'd like.  This covenant fellowship group is led by 2nd year  M.Div Student Hannah Rogers.  Last semester the group enjoyed warm fellowship, personal insights, and good humor.  All welcome!   

Bible Study  


Contact Hannah Rogers:


Guided Intoning 

Monday September 10th, 1:00-2:00pm


This contemplative experience builds on the ancient breath prayer practice. Intoning invites us to incorporate sound without words into our mediation. No previous experience necessary- this is a new spiritual practice to our community and all are most welcome.   


Contact Holly Benzenhafer Redford for more information.


Party in the Basement!

September 12  

2:00-4:00 pm.   


Our second annual Open House Party is hosted by the Spiritual, International, and Community Life offices.  Stop by for refreshments, to meet some new folks, and to  get acquainted with all sorts of opportunities.


Spiritual Life Fall Semester Overview 
Click here to see a an exciting array of spiritual life practices to enrich your life!

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Alcohol Enforcement Resumes This Weekend
Student renters, landlords could face prosecution for illegal parties

Armed with a year-old ordinance, Boston police say they may begin arresting the landlords and student tenants of apartments with habitual violations of alcohol laws.

The so-called problem property ordinance targets sites that have had four documented complaints for underage drinking, loud parties, disorderly homes, and the like, says Sgt. Michael O'Hara of the Boston Police. "Students and others leasing apartments are legally responsible for what occurs on the premises that they are in control of," he says. If cops receive yet another complaint about a designated problem property, the recommendation "is to arrest the students controlling the property on which the offense occurs."

Read more... 


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All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning ( by noon on Wednesdays in order to appear in the next edition. Please include the title of your event, the date, the time, and the location as well as a brief description of your event.
STH Worship Series: Paths of Discipleship

In community and as individuals, we strive to lead lives of faithful discipleship. But, how is the concept of following God incorporated into the business of our daily lives? How do our choices and actions help or hurt us as we work toward this goal?   


Drawing upon the gospel of Mark and other lectionary texts, this worship series will explore the journey that we all take as we live as disciples, encountering God as we experience call, respond in faith, and grow into servant leaders. By walking the "Paths of Discipleship" together, we will gain insight on how, through our thoughts and actions, we can respond to and be transformed by the love of God.


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Come Join The Seminary Singers

It is not too late to join the Seminary Singers and become an important worship leader at STH.  Seminary Singers is a wonderful way to have some fun in the midst of your academic studies.  There is no audition, and no prerequisites except for a love of diverse, sacred music.   

Come and make music with us each Tuesday from 5-6:30pm in Marsh Chapel.  We sing each Wednesday for STH Worship - 10:30-12noon.   

Questions?  Rev. Chad W. Kidd,


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Springboard Application for
2013 Spring Projects
Due Date: November 1, 2012
Application Form 
Applications for 2012-2013 Springboard Funding are now available. Monies awarded through this grant are for the purpose of supporting students' unique contextual learning experiences by way of research, special internships, course-related travel, conference presentations and projects. Award levels differ and all awards are approved by the Contextual Education and Lifelong Learning Committee. For more information please see the attached application form.

 2012-13 Springboard Application 


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Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group
2:00 - 3:00pm
AHSC, Rm. 320


The Spiritual Growth and Stress Support Group, sponsored by and held in  student group[ the Anna Howard Shaw Center, is for STH female and male students who are interested in self-care and spiritual renewal. This group is intentionally designed for students to share their struggles and support each other in the process of their vocational discernment and academic quest. The maximum number of participants for this group will be 8-10 members.  


A senior staff member from the Danielson Institute with more than 20 years of professional counseling experience will lead the group with Dr. Choi. This group will meet ten times per semester, every Thursday 2-3pm in the Shaw Center. Our first meeting is on September 20. If you are interested, please send an email to Rev. Dr. Choi, Hee An. (


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Service of Maticulation
Wednesday, September 19
Marsh Chapel

MLK memorial
Join us for The Service of Matriculation celebrating YOU! 
We will be honoring the entering Class of 2012, 2012 STH Distinguished Alumni/ae, and the STH Class of 1962  
CGCM Open House
Thursday, September 13
10:00 - 12:00pm
STH 311

The Center for Global Christianity and Mission will host an Open House in the Center's office in Room 311.  Light refreshments will be served.  
This will be a chance to meet the faculty and students associated with the Center who are engaged globally themselves and who have a particular focus on the cross-cultural spread of Christianity and its emergence as a world religion. M.Div. students in the Global and Community Engagement track and M.T.S. students with a specialty in trans-cultural studies are particularly encouraged to attend. We want to know you! 
You Are Invited to a Film Viewing: "Holding Ground"
Thursday, September 13
STH 325

Christian Activists United for Social and Economic Justice (CAUSEJ) invite you to a film viewing and discussion next week!


What: Film viewing and discussion of local film, "Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street," which highlights the efforts of residents in Roxbury, MA to revitalize their community.


Free food!


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"Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?"
Friday, September 14
First Baptist Church in Newton
(Newton Centre T-stop on the D-line)
Brian McLaren  
An Evening with Brian McLaren


Come hear Brian McLaren discuss his new book. Simple yet profound, this groundbreaking book shows readers how to reclaim this strong-benevolent faith in a way that fosters new inter-religious relationships, without religious rivalry. Blending history, narrative, and brilliant insight, McLaren challenges Christians to stop creating barriers in the name of God - and in doing so, invites Christians to become more Christ-like. Join the generative friendship that is developing among a growing number of people nationally and in the Boston-metro area who are interested in creating spaces and opportunities for conversations about creativity, compassion, and community.  


Following Brian's presentation, a space will be available to start or continue these conversations which will include chairs, tables, refreshments, and an opportunity to meet Brian. For more information you may contact Xochitl Alvizo,, and detailed event info can be found here and here.  


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2012 RCT Fall Retreat
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9am - 5pm (lunch included)
The Walker Center
B. Stains  

Join us for the 2012 RCT Fall Retreat!


Retreat Leader: Bob Stains from the Public Conversations Project


Topic of Retreat: "The Practice of Dialogue"


Where: The Walker Center, 171 Hancock St., Newton, MA (accessible from the MBTA Green D line at Riverside Station)


RSVP to by Friday September 28th, 2012

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Job Opportunity

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church in West Roxbury, MA, is looking for 1 or 2 students to help teach small Sunday School class. Each class has about 6-8 children under the age of 9. These classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to about 10:30 for $25.


Please contact Jonathan Cleveland at: 


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