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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.
Immigrant Voices on Immigration Reform: An Experimental & Theological Foundation for Immigrant Justice
Monday, March 4, 2013 
4:30pm - 9:00 pm 
STH B-19  
Rev. Dr. Cristian De La Rosa, Moderator,
BU School of Theology
Dr. Ahida E. Pilarski, Saint Alsem College, Biblical Context
Patricia Montes, Executive Director, Centro Presente
Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Immigrant Center
Conrado Santos, Student Immigrant Movement

Week of "Raices Latinas"
Monday, March 4 - Thursday, March 7, 2013 
Brought to you by:BUSTH Hispanic/Latino Student Association
Lecture by Dr. Sharon Bethcer
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
STH Room B-19  
Dr. Sharon Betcher
"Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: From "Disability" to a Theology of Social Flesh in a World of Becoming."

Thinkers such as Sharon Betcher, of the Vancouver School of Theology, have picked up on The Disabled God theme to develop an image of divine spirit as wounded, but all-loving. See more at:

Despite difference being everywhere in a postmodern world, "disability" remains like a mote caught in the eye. Yet in a world of becoming, of "endless forms most beautiful and wonderful" (Darwin), wherein "disability" would be but variation, why would we continue to hold this view?  Read more...

Hosted by the Center for Practical Theology
"Do We Need New Scripture for the Twenty-First Century? A New New Testament "
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Braun Room, Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA  
New Testament Book

 Free and open to the public


Bishop Susan Hassinger,
Boston University School of Theology 
Professor Karen L. King,
Harvard Divinity School 
Professor Hal Taussig,
Union Theological Seminary
Webinar with Dr. Gennifer Brooks
Friday, March 8, 2013 
STH Room 115  
Dr. Gennifer Brooks


The Homiletical Theology Project is pleased to announce its next webinar colloquium on Friday, March 8 with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's Dr. Gennifer Brooks.  Dr. Brooks is Director of the Styberg Preaching Institute and the Styberg Associate Professor of Homiletics.  She will be speaking on the topic of homiletical theology and her understanding of the gospel in context.  Dr. Brooks' books can be found on reserve at the STH library to help participants prepare for the webinar session (Preparatory Reading: Good News Preaching, Fortress, 2011).   

If you would like to participate in this webinar remotely, please connect through:  


Dr. Gennifer Benjamin Brooks is the Director of the Styberg Preaching Institute and the Styberg Associate Professor of Homiletics. She is an ordained elder and full clergy member of the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. 


Springboard Application for 2013 Fall Projects
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013  
Application accepted

Applications for 2013-2014 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 visit  STH Community Life website   


Greater Boston Young Clergy Networking Group
Wednesday, March 11, 2013
STH Room 325   
Social networking

BU School of Theology announces a New Networking Opportunity:
Greater Boston Young Clergy Networking Group.  Read more... 
RSVP by March 7th to Jaclyn Jones at: 


Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies
Application Deadline: March 22, 2013 
Russell Berry Foundation

The Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies builds bridges between Christian, Jewish, and other religious traditions by providing the next generation of religious leaders with a comprehensive understanding of and dedication to interfaith issues. Applicants of all faiths and backgrounds from around the world who have a demonstrated interest in Interreligious Studies are encouraged to apply. 


The Fellowship offers priests and members of the laity an opportunity to study at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), in Rome, to obtain a Certificate in Interreligious Studies. The Certificate allows those who are not qualified for entrance into the License program at the Angelicum the opportunity to explore various aspects of interreligious issues at a Pontifical University.


The award provides one year of financial support for Russell Berrie Fellows, covering tuition, a modest living stipend and book allowance, examination fees, and travel to and from the recipient's home country.


Interested applicants can join a live webinar  at 11:00 a.m. CET on March 7 by registering here. Further information, including the application form, can be found on the Russell Berrie Fellowship website.


In This Issue
Immigrant Voices on Immigration Reform
Week of "Raices Latinas"
Lecture by Dr. Sharon Bethcer
Do We Need New Scripture for the Twenty-First Century?
Webinar with Dr. Gennifer Brooks
Springboard Application for 2013 Fall Projects
Greater Boston Young Clergy Networking Group
Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Help All the Children Smile
Spring Break
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STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship


11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel


March 6 

Lent 3
Mark Brockmeier, MDiv student & winner of the Garner preaching prize
March 13

Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer
Monday - Thursday

8 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343 



Allison Bovell

Lauren Osga

Yara Gonzalez-Justiniano

Phillip Berger

You are most welcome to join for Morning Prayer, and to lead as the Spirit moves.  Please contact Allison Bovell   

or Miracle Ryder   

if you'd like to lead this semester.    

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Eucharist Service
11:30 - 12:00pm
Muelder Chapel 343


Come to celebrate holy gifts of bread, wine, and community

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Centering Prayer


1:00- 2:00pm

Muelder Chapel 343   


Join for a time of contemplative prayer, to quiet the mind in order to rest in God's presence. Led by PhD student Rev. Tara Soughers.  

No experience needed! Come, rest for some moments in your busy week.

 Read more... 

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Prayer Shawl Knitting

Retreat knitting circle   

A new group at STH has formed for fellowship and spiritual connection through the crafts of knitting and crocheting.  This community activity proved extremely popular on our recent "Tree of Life" retreat.  You are welcome to stop by Muelder Chapel anytime to add a row or two to the Prayer Shawl-in-Progress. (Directions are on the shawl.) Once completed, the shawl will be gifted to a member of our community.  

Questions?  Please speak with Amy Durfee West 


Help All the Children Smile
Friday, March 8, 2013 
Old West Church 
131 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-5088

Old West Church & the Old West Organ Society join forces to benefit the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Anna Jaques Hospital. The concert will include poetry, dance, and children's art, vocal and

instrumental music.   

Free-will offering 

Reception following


 View Help All The Children Smile on Facebook 


Free validated parking: Charles River parking garage

(175 Cambridge street) 

Spring Break
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Sunday, March17, 2013

Spring Break