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January 18, 2013
 
In This Issue
STH Calendar
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Prayer Banner & Prayer Rugs
Contextual Education Site Fair
Student Funds and Scholarships
Other Events of Interest to You
Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture
Student Discovery Seminar
Lowell Lecture
Homiletical Theology Colloquium Webinar
The Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group
BTI Choifest
BU Women's Council Scholarship
"Tree of Life" All STH Retreat
UU Ministerial Credentialing Retreat
Groups at the Danielsen Institute
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STH Calendar

calendar
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Quick Links
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STH Weekly  Worship

Wednesdays 

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel

    

January 16 

 Dr. Christopher Evans  

Baptism of Christ (with Communion)

 

January 23 

Bishop Melvin Talbert

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Join the Seminary Singers

Come and join the Seminary Singers this semester!      

All are welcome - students, faculty, staff, partners/spouses.  No audition required, just a love of singing diverse sacred music.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday in Marsh Chapel - 5 to 6:30pm

We sing each Wednesday at Community Worship, meeting at 10:30 until 12 noon.

Come join this vibrant group of warm and welcoming people!  Come lift your voice to God!  Come be an important worship leader each week at STH!  Questions?:  Rev. Chad,

ckidd@bu.edu


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Office of Spiritual Life

  

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343

  

Leaders

 

Tuesday:  


Wednesday:
Alison Bovell

Thursday:
Mary Little 
 

You are most welcome to join for Morning Prayer, and to lead as the Spirit moves.  Please contact Allison Bovell arbovell@bu.edu or Miracle Ryder  mjryder@bu.edu if you'd like to lead this semester.  

 

Contemplative Eucharist Service

Tuesday  

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Pause for a contemplative service of Holy Communion featuring chant, silence, informal reflection and the holy gifts of bread, wine, and community.  Led by Rev. Cameron Partridge (BU Episcopal chaplain) and Jessica Chicka (BU Lutheran ministry associate).

 

Spiritual Life Opportunities 

Click here for a comprehensive document of all the wonderful opportunities awaiting you.  Personal retreats, prayer, spiritual direction, small group and large group worship, study inspiration, and more!

 

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Prayer Banner & Prayer Rugs

      Prayer Banner 

Muelder Chapel is now graced with beautiful gifts, increasing the space's hospitality to Muslim members of our community.  Spiritual Life Coordinator Rev. Dr. Robin Olson reached out to our Boston University Muslim community for advice on making the Chapel a more welcoming place for one of our Muslim STH students.  In generous response, BU Chaplain Mohammad Abderrazzaq donated a lovely original calligraphy, created by the renowned Chinese Arabic artist Haji Noor Deen Mi Guan Jiang.  Haji Noor Deen's work is internationally celebrated, and is detailed at www.hajinoordeen.com.  

 He is a personal friend of Chaplain Abderrazzaq.

 

The banner's large Arabic calligraphy translates as follows: "In the Name of God, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful. O Lord."  The smaller teardrop calligraphy translates, "You are our Protector. Forgive us and have mercy upon us. For You are The Most Forgiving, The Most Merciful."

 

In addition, the Islamic Society of Boston University (ISBU) donated two beautiful prayer rugs, presented by ISBU student President Sakina Nawshad Hassanali.  The banner and prayer rugs are located in the eastern corner of the Chapel, the Qiblah (direction to Mecca) location.

 

Special thanks to STH archivist Kara Jackman for the art installation.  Please stop by the Chapel, on the 3rd floor, to enjoy these beautiful gifts.

 

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Contextual Education Site Fair

  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 

2:00 - 4:00 pm

STH Hartman & Oxnam rooms

  

For students planning on doing contextual education placements during the 2013-14 academic year.  Representatives from a number of BU contextual education sites will be available to talk with students about their ministry contexts in an open house format.


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Student  Funds and Scholarships

  

Student Loans

  

United Methodist Students -  

2013 GBHEM and UMHEF Scholarship  

Applications are now open!

 www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication

(application closes March 5, 2013)  

and  

 http://www.umhef.org/  

(application closes March 1, 2013)

 

BUSTH is a UMHEF Triple Your Dollars for Scholars institution

 

2013-2014 Change in FAFSA requirement for U.S. citizens/permanent residents

Check chart at  

 

to see if you need to submit a FAFSA in addition to the required STH financial aid application.

 

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Other Events of Interest to You

UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry E-News

 Click here 

 

United Methodist Continuing Educators E-News

 
All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning (vp@bu.edu) 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
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture
Forest Withaker 2
Monday, January 21, 2013 
4:00 P.M.
Metcalf Ballroom

George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Second Floor

Given by Forest Whitaker,
Academy Award-Winning Actor, Director, Producer and Humanitarian

Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by the  Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.
The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series is to bring speakers to the Boston University community who serve as
leaders in the quest for maintaining social justice, human rights, peace and reconciliation.

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Student Discovery Seminar
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MLK
6:00 P.M.
Metcalf Ballroom

George Sherman Union
HGARC Reading Room * Mugar Library
771 Commonwealth Avenue * Fifth Floor

Given by Dr. Walter Fluker,
MLK, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, STH
and
Ryan Hendrickson,
Assistant Director for Manuscripts, HGARC

Explore the Treasures - Discover the Secrets
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. & the March on Washington: Looking Back Fifty Years

Sponsored by the Howard Cotlieb Archival Research Center.

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Lowell Lecture
Thursday, January 24, 2013 
5:30 P.M.
STH B-19
Homiletical Theology Colloquium Webinar
David Buttrick
Friday, January 25, 2013 
1:30 -2:30 P.M.
STH 115


The Homiletical Theology Project (www.bu.edu/homiletical-theology-project) is pleased to announce the first of its webinar colloquium sessions. 

Prof. David Buttrick of Vanderbilt (emeritus) will offer a twenty-minute presentation on homiletical theology followed by a forty-minute conversation with interested faculty and Ph.D. students.  BTI homileticians are especially welcome to attend.  For further information, please contact Prof. David S. Jacobsen (dsjacobs@bu.edu).   

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The Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group
Thursdays, 2-3pm
AHSC, STH 320
Spiritual Support
The Spiritual Growth and Stress Support Group, sponsored by and held in 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 January Thursday 31st. If you are interested, please send an email to Rev. Dr. Choi, Hee An. (hchoi@bu.edu)

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BTI Choifest

Tuesday, February 5, 2013                                           

7:00 - 8:00 pmChoir festival

Marsh Chapel 


 

The theme of the World Interfaith Harmony Week is in recognition of the pioneering work of The Common Word Initiative.  This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments: Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets.  Read more... 


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BU Women's Council Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2013

BUWC home Any full-time woman student who has completed one year of graduate studies at Boston University and who anticipates completing her master's degree within two years or her doctorate within five years is eligible to apply.  U.S. citizenship is NOT required.  Scholarships are awarded for both academic promise and financial need. 

Questions may be left at 617-358-5678 and a member of the Committee will be in touch as soon as possible.  For more information and applications visit: www.bu.edu/buwc
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"Tree of Life"
All STH RetreatMother Root
February 15 - 17, 2013

 

Spend a weekend of Sabbath rest at beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat! 

 www.RollingRidge.org

 

Registration starts Tuesday January 22nd!

Visit the Registration Table at Community Lunch on Wednesday January 23rd

 

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UU Ministerial Credentialing Retreat
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:00am-3:30pm
The Berkeley Room
Andover Newton Theological School

210 Herrick Road,
Newton Centre, MA
 

Anyone in the Greater Boston Area preparing for the UU ministry!

In the morning - we have the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of the Ministerial Credentialing Director and Coordinator for the Ministerial Credentialing Office (the Rev. David Pettee).

In the afternoon - we have the chance to hear from panels of candidates for the ministry who have recently seen the Regional Sub-Committees on Candidacy (RSCC) and Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC). Their candid sharing of their experiences is invaluable to those preparing for upcoming appointments.

Please register by February 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM

You must pre-register! Space is limited, and lunch is provided.

Register online at:
 http://bit.ly/TgYKTz  or email apalm@ants.edu

Please provide: Name, phone, address, email address, school affiliation, and any dietary restriction you would like us to consider (we will do our best). Also, let us know if you plan to attend the morning or afternoon session, or both!

 

Amber Brown

Andover Newton Theological School, Candidate, MDiv

 
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Groups at the Danielsen Institute
185 Bay State Road
Contact
These groups are not just for students, but are open to all adults in the Boston community. We have a brief screening process to assess for best fit and we are happy to answer specific questions about the group program. Please remember that actual clinical information about potential referrals should be communicated by phone as email is not secure. Don't hesitate to contact us at 617-353-3047 and ask to speak with any of the group facilitators or Miriam Bronstein, the director of clinical services and clinical supervisor of group psychotherapy. More information 
 
Making Relationships Work: Thursday nights, 6:00 - 7:15pm  
A weekly therapeutic support group for people seeking to strengthen their interpersonal connections

The Making Relationships Work group is for people who aspire to establish and maintain more satisfying connections. People seeking to improve the quality of their relationships with intimate partners, friends, family, and others are welcome.  Read more...
                                       Co-led by Sandro Piselli and Sharon Broder  
 
Spirituality Group - REACHING: Wednesday nights, 6:00-7:15pm
REACHING is a therapeutic support group for soulful conversation
 
The purpose of the REACHINGgroup is to create a space for individuals to share and support one another around issues of spirituality, faith, religion, and existential questioning.  The objective of the group is to provide a safe place for members to explore their experiences, through activities that encourage thoughtful exploration of difficult issues and questions.
                                     Co-led by Izabela Skorska and Cherita Cloy    
 
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group:  Monday nights, 6:30-7:50pm
 
This on-going group brings people together to offer one another mutual support around many life issues.
                                               Co-led by Erika Knuth and Scott Gortikov

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