In this Advent devotion, Professor Amy Marga writes about God as the light at the end of the tunnel. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for December 2022
Virtual Gingerbread Competition December 20
It’s time to ‘snow’ off your Christmas Spirit and architecture skills. On December 20th, post your pictures of you, your friends and your family with a gingerbread house you all built on our Community Life Facebook page. Then one foggy December Eve, our Admissions team will be our Cheerful Judges and will pick their favorite three, just in time for Christmas. The first place winner will get a $30 gift card to the national store of their choice, second will get $20 and third will get $10. We all are dreaming of a very sweet Christmas.
Intensive Meal Orders for Staff and Students
Our January Intensives will feature 5 days of lunches after chapel, prepared by Fruit & Grain Bakery! Please opt in or out for each one, using this form to specify your preferences. Monday (January 9) and Friday meals (January 13 and 20) will be $12 each and charged to your student account if you opt in. Wednesday Meals (January 11 and 18) will be offered at no cost to the community, but you must opt-in or out to give us a headcount and dietary preferences. Please read all instructions on the form and remember to bring your own beverage for each meal!
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference and Independent Study Opportunity
Dr. Beverly Wallace and Dr. Joy Moore have agreed to serve as faculty supervisors for students who want to go to the Samuel DeWitt Proctor conference this year and receive course credit for it, February 20-23. Dr. Wallace and Dr. Moore will team-teach this course along with David Scherer for anyone interested in learning about Black Preaching and Social Justice.
This conference is not only about supporting efforts to nurture, sustain and mobilize African American faith communities but to LEARN about how African American religious leaders are doing so. Seminarians from all over the country will be attending this with Dr. Alan Boesak of South Africa and Dr. Teresa Smallwood of United Lutheran Seminary being the Seminary Deans for this year’s conference.
We are trying to find financial support for students who want to travel to this conference, and we want to encourage anyone interested in supporting efforts to “nurture, sustain, and mobilize the African American faith community in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to address critical needs of human rights and social justice within local, national, and global communities” to get involved!
Please contact Dr. Wallace or Dr. Moore for more info.
January Event and Meeting Bookings
Please get all your event and meeting requests for the first week of January in by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 21. Requests made between December 23–January 2 will be responded to when we return to campus.
Financial Wellness Conversations—Schedule One Today
Do you have a resolution to work on your financial wellness but don’t know how to start? We can help!
Make progress on your resolution and schedule a conversation with Grace Pomroy to jumpstart your financial wellness. (There is no cost to you!) Grace is the Director of the Stewardship Leaders Program at Luther Seminary and a Certified Financial Educator. She offers grace, information, and support in a confidential, safe and shame-free zone. Grace brings years of experience and has a passion for all things related to money and ministry.
To schedule an appointment with Grace, click here and choose the time that works best with your schedule. If you have specific topics you want to discuss, please note it when you schedule.
If you need an evening, weekend, or another time not available on the calendar, email Grace Pomroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.