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All s  ubmissions 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
Springboard Funding is Available
Application Form
The deadline for 2013 Spring semester projects funded by the Springboard was extended to December 1, 2012

Monies awarded through the Springboard 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 application form.

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TF-808-M1 "Cross Cultural Mission & Service: Montreal Spring 2013"

15 January, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Boston

21 - 27 May, Montreal

30 May, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Boston


Elizabeth Parsons with Robert Hill, Boston University School of Theology & Paula Kline, Montreal City Mission.


This travel seminar will expose students to cross-cultural mission and service issues as they are experienced in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Montreal. Conducted in conjunction with Montreal City Mission, a 102 year-old community ministry of the United Church of Canada, the course will offer engagement with public and private matters of culture, language, religious and ethnic identity in relation to Canada's francophone, anglophone, aboriginal, and allophone populations. Special themes will include the challenges and opportunities for ministry that arise when people think in terms of otherness and belonging.


Cost: $300

Enrollment: limited and by instructor's permission


Interested students please submit to  a one page maximum statement describing how you see this course fitting into your study and vocational goals.


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AAR Conference: "Histories of American Christianity"
by Dr. Christopher Evans

AAR Conference Monday, November 19, 2012

6:00 -  7:00pm, Reception

7:00 -  8:00pm, Lecture

Spertus Center

610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 

Dr. Evans will be discussing his upcoming book, Histories of American Christianity: an Introduction will be published by Baylor University Press in 2013.

Alumni, current students, faculty and friends are encouraged to attend.  Dr. Evans is the author of several books, articles, and reviews including, The faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture (co-edited with William R. Herzog II), The Kingdom is Always but Coming: a Life of Walter Rauschenbusch
that received an Award of Merit for the best work in History/biography from Christianity Today magazine and Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition.

RSVP to Jaclyn Jones at:

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Thanksgiving Meal at Theo House

Thursday, November 22, 2012

6 - 10pm 


Come gather round the table of the Thanksgiving Feast!

Join us at Theo House to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our beloved community and beyond. Life is too precious to let the opportunity to give thanks slip by. In good Wesleyan tradition, all are welcome at the table. None should be left out of this celebration. All the STH community and our larger family of associations are welcome.

Turkeys will be provided by the Theo House community along with a limited assortment of other dishes. We ask that those who plan to attend would bring a dish to contribute as well. Please let Henry Gibson or Pippa Mpunzwana
 know if you are planning to bring a dish, so we can limit any redundancy of dishes... too much stuffing leaves us wanting more gravy and green beans! 

Let us join together as a community, offering thanks to God and one another!

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Contextual Education Orientation
Wednesday November 28th

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Oxnam Room B-24 


For first year M.Div. and MTS students to learn about the contextual education expectations, process and forms.  


Supper will be provided and RSVPs are required. Please let Lisa Case  know whether or not you'll be attending by Friday, November 16th.


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Prom 2 Friday, November 30, 2012

8 - 11pm

Sargent College Gym

1 University Rd. 


Come one, come all! The Super Fun Committee is please to announce BU STH's first annual Thrift Store Prom. Join us for an evening of dancing in the SAC Gym (1 University Rd). Since this is a thrift store prom, you are invited to peruse your favorite local thrift stores to find the perfect outfit under $15 for the perfect evening. There will be

hors d'ourves, a fabulous DJ, and of course, a balloon arch. Guests are welcome.

For questions or music requests, please email


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Trinigy Church

206 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-0944


Messiah, with Poulenc and Handel

Sunday, December 9, 3:00 pm

Trinity Church, Copley Square


This year's Advent concert of G.F. Handel's Messiah(Christmas portion, with the Hallelujah chorus) takes place on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 3:00 pm. Also featured will be Handel's Organ Concerto No. 4 in B-Flat and Francis Poulenc's Four Christmas Motets. Trinity Choir, soloists, orchestra, and Colin Lynch, organ soloist. Tickets: Questions: 617.536.0944 x308.

For more information about Trinity Church:



Candlelight Carols

Saturday, December 15 at 4:00pm (free)

Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 pm (ticketed benefit) & 7:00 pm (free)

Trinity Church, Copley Square


Candlelight Carols, one of Boston's most beloved events of the season, takes place Saturday, December 15, at 4:00 pm, and Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 pm. The Benefit version of Candlelight Carols is Sunday, December 16, at 4:00 pm.  All three Candlelight Carols services are worship services.   

Tickets available for the Benefit online at For more information: 617.536.0944 x210.


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In This Issue
Springboard Funding is Available
"Cross Cultural Mission & Service: Montreal Spring 2013"
AAR Conference: "Histories of American Christianity" by Dr. Christopher Evans
Thanksgiving Meal at Theo House
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STH Thrift Store Prom
Trinity Church's Beloved Christmas Traditions
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
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STH Calendar
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Quick Links
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STH Weekly Worship


11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel   

November 21

November 28
Korean Student Association
Rev. Seok Hwan Hong,
District Superintendent of the RISEM District, UMC

December 5
Advent 1
Honoring World AIDS Day

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Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343




 Worship guided by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals



Edward Lim
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 Lectio Divina  


9:00-9:30 am

sponsored by BU Navigators


Eucharist Service


12:45 pm

Led by BU Episcopal and Lutheran Ministries


Advent Reading Retreat  

Saturday, December 1  

9:00am- 5:30 pm

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Join us for our last Reading Retreat of the Fall semester. A group of 35 or so from our School of Theology gathers for a day of spiritual imagination and academic concentration.  Get lots of studying, reading, and writing done while you are inspired in community. Enjoy two meals, singing, candle lighting, and a special Advent surprise brought to us all the way from Israel by last year's STH study group.


RSVP required

Priority to those who can participate for the entire day.  We had a Wait List last month, so please RSVP to Robin Olson when you know you're free for the day.

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Mark Your 2013 Calendar!

"Tree of Life"

Mother Root  

All STH Community Retreat

February 15-17, 2013

at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center,

North Andover, MA


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