Category Archives: Up Close

General Up Close – Items of interest to GTS Community members.

About General Up Close

The Dean’s News Site, General Up Close, communicates information of interest and importance the seminary community and is part of the GTS News blog-style website at news.gts.edu.

Each week an email reminder is sent to current GTS community members with a list of new articles that have been posted in the last week, but you can always check the latest articles at the Up Close web site.   Read more...

New Editor Appointed for Up Close

Middler Charlie Bauer has been appointed as the new student editor for “GTS Up Close,” the Dean’s internal source for GTS News. Members of the GTS community receive weekly emails listing the headlines for the past week on Friday afternoon, but updates are posted throughout the week. Be sure to visit Up Close online or follow us on Facebook or Twitter@gtsupclose during the week for updates as they happen.  Read more...

Upcoming Community Time Events

Community Time, scheduled each Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:15, is used for community-wide programs and meetings. The first three weeks are scheduled as follows:

  • September 2: Singing as a Community (Chapel)
  • September 9: Advising (various rooms)
  • September 16: Way of Wisdom (Seabury Auditorium)

Up Close will continue to provide updates for scheduled Community Time programs.

Spiritual Direction at GTS

The Center for Christian Spirituality at GTS is pleased to provide individual Spiritual Direction to all members of the GTS community free of charge. In 2014-15, General Seminary will be blessed by the ministry of four spiritual directors who co-listen to God in one-to-one conversations with students, staff, faculty, and their families. For information about the spiritual directors who will be at GTS this year and to schedule an appointment, click here for the Center for Christianity Website and on the Spiritual Directors Fall 2014 link at the bottom of the page.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of September 1-5

Refectory menu for the week of September 1-5:

 

*The menu for the week will be published in this space once it has been made available.*

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week. We will then post them to General Up Close (news.gts.edu/upclose) so you can begin to plan your selections for the next week.  Read more...

Fall Retreat Scheduled – RSVP by September 5

The Center for Christian Spirituality at GTS invites the GTS community to register for a Franciscan Retreat at Little Portion Friary (http://littleportionfriary.net/) from Sept 19-21 (5 PM Friday – 12:30 PM Sunday; the monastery closes at 2 PM, and students who need to be at Field Education sites on Sunday morning are welcome to leave early). The Friary is in Mount Sinai, NY on the north shore of Long Island, and we will be staying in Wayside Cottage.  Read more...

Community Welcome Back Barbecue – Sept. 9

New and returning GTS community members are invited to attend the annual GTS Community Welcome Barbecue on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00pm on the patio. This party is for the entire community to welcome newcomers and those who continue in their studies or service here.  All students, faculty, staff and spouses and partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel Schedule – Week starting Sunday, August 31

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, August 31
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17

 

Sunday, August 31

  • Holiday Mode

Monday, September 1

  • Holiday Mode

Tuesday, September 2

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle
    Dean and President, The General Theological Seminary

Wednesday, September 3

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Thursday, September 4

  • 10:10 am Holy Eucharist
    Preacher: James Miller
    MDiv Class of 2015, Metropolitan New York Synod, ELCA
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Friday, September 5

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I

Saturday, September 6

  • 10:10 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

 

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

General Seminary Welcomes Incoming Class

Incoming Class 2014 of The General Theological Seminary 

The last week in August brings fresh faces to the campus of The General Theological Seminary. This year, General welcomes a bumper crop of new students to its various degree and certificate programs.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 24, General Seminary kicked off new student orientation week with the Dean’s Welcome Reception to introduce new students to the faculty and current students.  Read more...

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

General Seminary Fills Two Positions as Part of Program Integration

New York City (GTS News) – Leading up to this Fall semester, the Rev. Danielle Thompson, Chaplain for Pastoral Care, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Adjunct Professor, have taken on expanded roles at The General Theological Seminary. Each position includes key roles in implementing the Seminary’s new initiative, The Way of Wisdom.

The Rev. Danielle Thompson has accepted the position of Coordinator of Integrative ProgramsRead more...

Chelsea Residents and Seminary Community Invited to Celebrate the High Line

To celebrate the opening of the third phase of the High Line this Fall, the nonprofit organization Friends of the High Line has partnered with Processional Arts Workshop to stage a procession that celebrates the Chelsea neighborhood: past, present, and future. Residents of Chelsea, businesses, schools, and other institutions are invited to create the puppets, banners, and other items that will be carried in procession and to join the procession down the High Line on the morning of Saturday, September 20th.  Read more...

Volunteers needed for first 2 weeks of class

Three or more students are needed from 9 AM – 10 AM and 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday through Wednesday, to set up and clean up coffee hour in the Chapel. In addition to set-up and clean-up, duties will include making coffee, shopping for snacks and paper products, and scheduling maintenance requests when table set-up/take-down is needed.

Ideally, a different person would take each day of the week so someone could do 2 Mondays, or Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.    Read more...

The Center for Christian Spirituality invites the GTS Community to register for a Franciscan Retreat at Little Portion Friary

When: Sept 19-21; 5 PM Friday – 12:30 PM Sunday (monastery closes at 2 PM). Field Education students who need to be at their sites on Sunday morning are welcome to leave Saturday evening.

Where: Little Portion Friary  (http://littleportionfriary.net/)

We will be staying in Wayside Cottage

The Friary is in Mount Sinai, NY on the north shore of Long Island.

Who: The CCS has set aside fifteen rooms (a few can sleep a couple), which will be offered to the first fifteen people to reserve and pay for the weekend retreat.  Read more...

Part-time library workers needed!

The Christoph Keller, Jr. Library seeks individuals (students, spartners, etc.) who are interested in working part-time at the circulation desk, doing light clerical work and/or shelving.

If you are interested in some part-time work in a beautiful environment that’s full of knowledge, we want to talk with you. No prior experience necessary. Please contact Mary Robison (robison@gts.edu or library@gts.edu) for more information.

Recovery Eucharist Offered for Seminary and Twelve Step Communities

The Eucharist will be offered in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on Friday, July 25th at 5:00 PM. Often called a “Recovery Eucharist,” the liturgy will include prayers modeled after the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and readings that highlight themes of healing, renewal, and grace. All are welcome, and a special invitation is extended to those who attend the Ninth Avenue AA meetings on the campus of The General Theological Seminary every Friday evening.  Read more...

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly – The Way of Wisdom Issue

The Summer 2014 GTS News Quarterly, The Way of Wisdom Issue, was mailed out at the end of June. You can also see it by downloading the PDF below. This edition includes:

The Wisdom of “Both” & “And”

Adding It All Up

Meeting Parish Needs

Preparing for Real-World Ministry

Student Perspectives on Curriculum Integration 

Download GTS News Quarterly Summer 2014

 

All of the articles from GTS News Quarterly can be read online at: news.gts.edu/notesRead more...