Category Archives: Up Close

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

Episcopal Church Foundation Fellowships Available

The Episcopal Church Foundation is seeking applicants, both lay and ordained, for the ECF Fellowship Partners Program. Applicants may apply either to the academic or ministry track of the program. Typically, ECF has awarded three to four Fellowships per year. Awards range up to $15,000 and Fellows may apply to renew grants for up to three years (renewal grants are capped at $10,000).

 

Academic Fellows will have an impact on the formation and development of lay and clergy leaders, will address a recognized shortage area in scholarship/teaching, or will address an area where the Episcopal Church needs to develop expertise.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting March 1st

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, March 1
The Second Week of Lent

 

Sunday, March 1

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, March 2 

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: John Shirley
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, March 3

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Sharon Sutton
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Joint Methodist – Episcopal Eucharist at John St.
  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of March 2-6

Refectory menu for the week of March 2-6:

 

The menu will be posted once it has been provided to General 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.

Lent Madness 2015: Vote for Jackson Kemper on March 4!

The popular Lenten devotional series Lent Madness returns again this year, and beloved son of GTS, Bishop Jackson Kemper, is one of this year’s nominees!

Lent Madness is a Lenten educational and devotional series, intended to promote awareness of the lives of people commemorated in the Episcopal Church’s calendar of saints. Each day during Lent, two saints match up against each other, with biographical information, stories, and even “saintly kitch” presented.  Read more...

Poetry & Prayer Writing Group Resumes!

Alissa Goudswaard Anderson and Bowie Snodgrass invite all members of the GTS Community to join or return to the GTS poetry and prayer writing workshop. This group enjoyed monthly meetings last semester so much that they will be meeting twice a month during the Easter Term.

The Poetry and Prayer group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 1:30-3 pm in the Library Study Room with windows.  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of February 23-27

Refectory menu for the week of February 23 – 27:

 

The menu will be posted once it has been provided to General 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...

Beyond the Close: Upcoming Public Lecture by Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Fordham University, will be giving a public lecture on April 14, 2015 entitled, “‘Tell Us, Mary, What You Saw on the Way’ (Easter Liturgy): Stories of Origin and the Question before the Church Today.”
Here is a preview of her presentation:
After centuries of being depicted as a repentant prostitute, Mary Magdalene is acknowledged today as a leading disciple of Jesus, faithful to the bitter end at the cross, the first person to encounter the risen Christ (John’s gospel), and commissioned by him to preach the good news.
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Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 22nd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 22
The First Week of Lent

 

Sunday, February 22

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 23 

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Henry Tuell
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Festive Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, February 24 – St. Matthias

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: VIckie McDonald
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
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Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation

Beginning at the end of March, Adjunct Professor Stephanie Spellers will be teaching a course at The General Theological Seminary called Episcopalians, Solidarity & Reconciliation. The course will be taught over two Friday-Saturday sessions in March and April, opening it to those who cannot commit to a full-week schedule.

The course explores key moments where Episcopalians have crossed boundaries, stepped beyond traditional privilege and struggled for liberation in the company of the oppressed.  Read more...

A Message from the New Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees

A Message from the New Chair of the GTS Board of Trustees

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I greet you as the newly elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary. This is a great honor and I accept the trust it betokens.

I must be truthful with you: I am not a graduate of GTS; my alma mater sits on a hill in Alexandria, Virginia. I was elected to General’s Board by the House of Bishops at the 2009 General Convention.  Read more...

Joint Methodist – Episcopal Service on March 3

On March 3 at 5:30 PM the GTS Community will be joining our United Methodist brothers and sisters for Eucharist and supper at the John Street Church. United Methodist New York Annual Conference Resident Bishop Jane Allen Middleton will preside, while Bishop Stacy F. Sauls, the Chief Operating Officer of the national Episcopal Church, will preach. Informal fellowship and free pizza will follow. The John Street parish started out as a prayer circle of Methodists who would also attend formal services at Trinity Church.  Read more...

Chapel Schedule – Week Starting February 15th

Chapel of the Good Shepherd Worship Schedule
Week starting Sunday, February 15
The Last Week after Epiphany

 

Sunday, February 15

  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II

Monday, February 16 

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Curtis Kennington
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evensong, Rite I
  • 9:45 pm Compline

Tuesday, February 17

  • 9:50 am Morning Prayer, Rite II
    Reflection: Shana Kaplanov
    MDiv Class of 2017
  • 5:30 pm Evening Prayer, Rite II
  • 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    Preacher: The Rev.
  Read more...

Refectory Menu – Week of February 16-20

Refectory menu for the week of February 16 – 20:

 

Monday 2/16/15

Chicken quesadilla
Vegetable quesadilla
Saffron & Beans Stew
Steamed corn and peas
Guacamole
Pico De Gallo
Mixed Greens
Arugula Beet Salad
Tomato Soup
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

Tuesday 2/17/15

Turkey Meat Balls
Penne Vodka
Sautéed Green Beans
Chick Peas Salad
Mixed Greens
Potato Leaks
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

Tuesday Dinner 2/17/15 – Shrove Tuesday

Pancake
French toast
Bacon

Wednesday 2/18/15

Chicken Cordon Blue
Potato Au Gratin
Sautéed Escarole
Tomato and Beans Salad
Onion Soup
Mixed Greens
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies

Thursday 2/19/15

Roasted Beef and Veggies
Lo Mein
Roasted Vegetables
Soda
Salad
Chicken Hoisin Soup
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

Friday 2/20/15

Seafood Gumbo
Steamed Rice
Grilled Vegetables
Cucumber Salad
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Cold Cuts
Assorted Cookies
Fruit Salad

 

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

Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) 2015 Summer Conference

All GTS students between the ages of 21 and 35 who are interested in ministry in social activism are invited to apply for Union Theological Seminary’s Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference. This conference offers a structured space for millennial generation leaders, organizers and activists to examine the intersections of social justice and spirituality in their work and lives. Through a range of activities, the MLP Summer Conference aims to provide young leaders with an opportunity to look at their work in new ways, network and build relationships with leaders from across the country, and to develop resources to sustain their work over the long term.   Read more...

Community Time: February 24th – Learn about helping Young Life Chelsea

The GTS Community is invited on Community Time on Tuesday, February 24th at 1:30 PM in Seabury Auditorium for a presentation by Chis Mills, the Area Director for Young Life Chelsea. Currently Young Life Chelsea has two ministries at Fulton Houses (one block away from GTS) – a ministry to High School students and a ministry to Middle School students. They have also partnered with a few local churches which run a third ministry to some local elementary students.  Read more...

General Seminary Guild Chiefs and New Members Commissioned

General Seminary Guild Chiefs and New Members Commissioned

On February 4, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary, the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, Dean and President, commissioned new guild chiefs and members of the Guild of Precentors, Guild of Chimers, and Guild of Sacristans for 2015. Pictured are Gretchen Creel, Chief Precentor; Henry Tuell, Chief Chimer; and Ann Urinoski and Charlie Bauer, Co-Chief Sacristans.

Also commissioned were new chimers Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Cathleen Dunkle, Curtis Kennington, Deborah Lee, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, Chris Oldstone-Moore, Hailey Robison, Libbie Schrader, and Ali Van Kuiken; new Sacristy day captains Lisa Busby, Jennifer Oldstone-Moore, and John Shirley; and new sacristans Alissa Goudswaard Anderson, Michael Horvath, Sarah Hedgis, Nancy Hennessey, Matt Jacobson, Vicki McDonald, Sharon Sutton, and Casey Woodruff.  Read more...

Spiritual Directors Available to the GTS Community

The four spiritual directors who offer their ministry to the GTS community are available during the Easter term for any students, staff, faculty, and residents who would like to receive spiritual direction on campus. Whether you have met with a director in the past or are seeking spiritual direction for the first time, they are present and passionate about discerning with you how the Spirit is moving in your life.  Read more...