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 to 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 during the previous week, but you can always check the latest articles at the Up Close web site.   Read more...

Vestment Companies at GTS on September 9th

Are you in need of new vestments? You’re in luck! On September 9th from 9 am until 4 pm, C.M. Almy (http://www.almy.com/) and Trevor Floyd & Co. (http://www.trevorfloyd.com/) will be exhibiting vestments in the 21st Street and Close Rooms of Seabury Hall. This is a great chance to be fitted for new vestments (a cassock and surplice is useful for chapel worship and will last for decades!) or shop for ordination gifts.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting September 6th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, September 6
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 6

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, September 7

  • ** Holiday Mode – Labor Day **

Tuesday, September 8

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Michael Horvath
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: Tommie Watkins, Jr.
    MDiv Class of 2016, The Diocese of Alabama

Wednesday, September 9

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Meditation: Matt Jacobson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
    Homily: Charlie Bauer
    MDiv Class of 2016

Thursday, September 10 – Alexander Crummell

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev. 
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Refectory Menu – Week of September 7 – 11

Refectory Menu – Week of September 7 – 11:

The menu will be posed in this space once it has been provided to Up Close.

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...

Trevor Floyd and Company Seeking Student Rep

Trevor Floyd & Company are looking for a student representative to promote its high quality products to students at the seminary and surrounding area. The position is a commissioned position on sales made.

We require the student rep to help set up display dates for the seminary and be on hand as much as possible on the display day, keeping in mind the rep’s class schedule.  Read more...

Poetry and Prayer Writing Workshop Begins Again!

The GTS Poetry & Prayer Writing Workshop will resume this year on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11 am – 12:30 pm in the Library Study Room (with windows by 21st Street), and is open to members of the General Seminary community.

Please bring six copies of a creative piece you have written (e.g. prayer, poem, prose, monologue) or a piece that you like by someone else for us to read and discuss together.    Read more...

Fall 2015 Guest Preachers in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Guest Preachers in the
Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Fall 2015 

September 15
The Very Rev. Mark Richardson
Dean and President, Church Divinity School of the Pacific

September 22
The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher
Suffragan Bishop of Texas

September 24
The Rt. Rev. Clifton “Dan” Daniel
Bishop of Pennsylvania and Chair, General Seminary Board of Trustees

October 1
Ms. Mary Parmer
Director, The Gathering of Leaders and Adjunct Instructor,
“Invite – Welcome – Connect” course intensive at General Seminary

October 22
The Rev.  Read more...

Welcome Back BBQ for the General Seminary Community

All members of the General Seminary community, including students, faculty, staff, and our friends and family living on-campus, are invited to a Welcome Back BBQ on Tuesday September 8th, at 6:30 p.m. on the patio. No need to bring anything, just yourselves. Join us as we get to know each other at the launch of the new school year.

Up Close Student Editor Needed

General Up Close, the Dean’s news site, needs a Student Editor. This is a work study position and typically involves between 3 and 5 hours per week. The Up Close Student Editor reports to Chad Rancourt, Director of Communications.

Duties include:

  • Posting submitted information
  • Writing short posts of interest to the GTS Community
  • Updating Menu, Chapel schedule, and other information online

Good communication and writing skills are a necessity, as well as a positive attitude and willingness to seek out information of general interest to the community.  Read more...

Spiritual Directors Available to the GTS Community

Spiritual direction is about companionship. In a Christian context, a spiritual director is someone who accompanies you as you explore your spirituality and grow in relationship with God. Spiritual direction can help you listen for the voice of God and live more fully into Christian faith. A spiritual director will invite you to reflect on your life in the light of faith, guide you in prayer and spiritual practices, co-listen with you in discerning God’s good purposes for you, and encourage your baptismal discipleship.

  Read more...
Chapel Schedule – Week Starting August 30th

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting August 30th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, August 30
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, August 30

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, August 31

  • 9:50 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, September 1

  • 9:50 am Sung Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Alissa Anderson
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...
Join the Guild of Sacristans

Join the Guild of Sacristans

As we all prepare for the start of the semester, we encourage you to join our Guild of Sacristans!

Each of us as sacristans has gained so much practical experience for our future ministries in our service in the chapel – we could not imagine serving the church, ordained or lay, without this experience.

 

Previous experience is not necessary; learning on-the-job is a guild tradition!

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Refectory Menu – Week of August 31 – September 4

Refectory Menu – Week of August 31 – September 4:

Monday

Lemon thyme grilled chicken

Roasted potatoes

Grilled vegetables

Minestrone

Caesar salad

Mini sandwiches

Whole fruit

Dessert

 

Tuesday

Churrasco with chimichurri

Rice and beans

Mofonguitos

Vegetables al vapor

Capresa borinquena

Sopa de pollo

Mini sandwich

Dessert

 

Tuesday Dinner

Chicken fried steak with gravy

Twice baked potatoes

Grilled broccoli

Caramelized onion soup

Mixed greens

Dessert

 

Wednesday

Spaghetti and meatballs

Stuffed peppers

Sautéed green beans

Mixed greens

Mini sandwiches

Fruit salad

Dessert

 

 

Thursday

Hawaiian pork

Steamed rice

Chop suey

Chicken lime soup

Grilled pineapple

Romaine salad, tahini dressing

Mini sandwiches

Dessert

 

Friday

Cedar plank salmon

Wild rice salad

Roasted carrots

Fennel bisque

Mixed greens

Mini sandwiches

Dessert

 

 

The administrators of the Refectory meals have graciously agreed to provide Up Close with the menus the previous week.  Read more...

Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections

Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections

Drawing on a collection of rare pamphlets from mid-19th-century America, the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library at The General Theological Seminary has opened an exhibit running through October 15, 2015 that offers a glimpse into the political and theological debates surrounding abolitionism and sectional conflict.

“Onward, Christian Soldiers: Exploring Civil War America in the Keller Library’s Collections” marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the rebellion and celebrates the recent election of the Rt.  Read more...

Work Study Position in the Department of Advancement

The Department of Advancement is seeking a work-study student to assist with development, fundraising, alumni relations, and deployment activities.

Excellent opportunity to make contact with church and parish leaders and learn the nuts and bolts of Institutional Advancement and Development — essential skills for Parish leadership.

Approximately 6 hours per week, more hours available if needed and willing.

Duties may include, but not be limited to:

· Database entry
· Web research and analysis
· Phone calls and correspondence with alumni, church leaders, and other constituents
· Assistance with event planning and coordination
· Assistance with scheduling and execution of deployment activities

Please contact:
Jonathan Silver
Director of Development, Alumni and Church Relations
646-717-9705
silver@gts.edu

The Rev. Emily Wachner Appointed as Director of Integrative Programs

The Rev. Emily Wachner Appointed as Director of Integrative Programs

The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Emily Wachner as the Director of Integrative Programs. In this newly created position, Wachner will oversee and administer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Field Education, and The Wisdom Year, while creating additional integrated formational opportunities for students.

As the Director of Integrative Programs, Wachner will provide a consistent presence throughout a student’s seminary education, bridging classroom education with practical experience.  Read more...

Beyond the Close: Brush Strokes the Musical

GTS Alumnus, the Rev. Stephen Chinlund, reports to us that he has co-written the musical, Brush Strokes, A Roller-Coaster Musical about Art, Love and Growing Older. The play is being presented as part of the Thespis Theater Festival this September.

BRUSH STROKES reveals the journeys of Virginia and Eric who find new love late in their lives; brought together by their passion for art, yet challenged by seemingly irreconcilable differences.  Read more...