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OTM Profile Workshop Update

Dear Upcoming Graduates,

You may remember that our scheduled OTM (Office of Transition Ministry) workshop was “snowed out” when GTS shut for a snow day on Friday, February 8.  That workshop was to be led by the Rev. Victoria (Tori) Duncan, Missioner for Transition Ministry.  Tori and I have been working with her, and GTS’, calendar to find some potential overlap, and have been unsuccessful.

Several of you during our recent CPG dinner event let me know that the workshop was no longer needed, as the majority of you have now completed, or were in the process of completing, your OTM Profiles.    Read more...

Living Compass Certification Workshop FREE to matriculated GTS students & faculty/staff


Living Compass Coaching Certification Workshop.   The Living Compass Faith and Wellness Ministry is a new ministry that is helping Episcopal Churches across the country do the following:

  • strengthen the wellness and wholeness of individual members
  • create deeper, authentic community between members
  • provide programs that are easily accessible nonmembers in the community
  • provide programs that can be easily offered off-site in other settings in the community

Living Compass is flexible and adaptable to each local context.   Read more...

Yoga Workshops for the GTS Community, Easter 2013

YOGA at GTS: SCHEDULE, Easter 2013

YOGA FOR EVERY-BODY. No experience needed. The GTS Community is invited to come, enjoy, relax, and renew. Each yoga class is a particularly focused session (see above) yet also a complete class. Relaxation will always be offered at the end of each class. As well, you will learn a simple and easy “take-home” exercise each week (no more than 3 minutes long) to use at home if so desired.  Read more...

All About Depression: A Wellness Workshop Feb. 21

Whether depression hits you, a child or spouse, a friend or colleague, it affects the entire web of relationships.  The truly depressed person cannot be “cheered up” and may, without wishing to, drag others down into the doldrums.

In this informative seminar, participants will learn the difference between the “blues” and serious depression, a bio-chemical as well as emotional condition.  Interweave Founder and Executive Director Robert Corin Morris will speak from his own experience dealing with depression.  Read more...

OTM Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 8: reminder

The Rev. Victoria (Tori) Duncan

Dear Upcoming Graduates,

On Friday, February 8, the Rev. Tori Duncan, National Program Officer for Transition Ministry, will present a two hour workshop introducing the OTM (Office of Transitional Ministry) Profile to those who will be coming up toward graduation.  Please ensure that you’re able to attend this important workshop!

WHERE: 21st St Room

WHEN: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Feb. 8, 2012

WHO: All upcoming grads who will utilize the OTM Profile.    Read more...

Proclaim LGTBQ retreat to be held April 2013 in CA

Dear Community Members,
Please be aware that the ELM Proclaim retreat will be held next April at Bishop’s Ranch in California.  This retreat, affiliated with the ELCA, is geared toward  LGTBQ students moving toward (or thinking about moving toward) ordination.  You can read about the retreat here: Proclaim Retreat 2013.  It is open to non-Lutheran participants.  If you have  any questions, please contact:
Randy A. 

Wellness Groups Up and Running: Walking, Yoga, Centering Prayer/Meditation

Dear Community Members,

Our Wellness Groups are up and running!  Come sit in meditation, take a balanced and healing yoga class, learn different approaches to spiritual walking, and reach a state of openness and communion through hand drumming… all together with your GTS friends and colleagues!

These wellness groups are open to ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS EVERY TIME: students, spartners, faculty, administration, and  staff.  There is NO COST to invest in yourself through our wellness groups!    Read more...

Wellness Workshop: Chanting and Song as Spiritual Practice

Please join us on Thursday, September 20, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Seabury Auditorium for our second Episcopal Wellness Program workshop!  This workshop will feature acclaimed song/chant leader Ana Hernandez, who will help us deepen our understanding of voice, song, and chant as communal and personal spiritual practice.  Ana leads workshops around the world, and her “Music Makes Community” workshops are always popular and powerful.  Read more...

A Season for Renewal – Engaging the Bible in Mainline Churches

The New York Theological Seminary on Riverside Drive will present a forum titled: A Season for Renewal: Engaging the Bible in Mainline Churches on Monday, June 18th at the American Bible Society Auditorium, 1865 Broadway, from 1:00 – 5:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided but reservations are required.  Our own Dr. Deirdre Good will be a panelist.  Season for Renewal Flyer – Jun 2012


Summer and Fall Crossroads Ministry Anti-racism workshops in NY/NJ

Crossroads Ministry (crossroadsantiracism.org) is an organization that “organizes to dismantle institutional racism by identifying structures that maintain systemic racism and inequality, and replacing them with new structures that are liberating, life giving and just.” [from their website].  Crossroads has worked with seminaries and Episcopal dioceses and has a very good reputation. If you are interested in learning from this excellent organization, please note that the following workshops in the greater NY area are taking place this July and September.  Read more...

Deaf Ministry Workshop at Riverside Church

The Riverside Church Deaf Ministry will offer a workshop to educate church members, ministers, seminarians, and lay leaders:  “How Deaf/Hard of Hearing people worship with music, understand the bible, and help the hearing community understand the proper protocol on working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing.”

Presenter: Mary Joseph Bacheller, CSC, MA, Pastor
Date:  May 12, 2012   
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Place: The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive

Alternate Entrance: 91 Claremont Avenue & 122nd Street
Church 212-870-6700

*Light Breakfast and Lunch will be served. 

National Episcopal Health Ministries to present at GTS Friday, April 27

Matthew Ellis, Executive Director of National Episcopal Health Ministries, will be at GTS on Friday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Seabury Auditorium to present on the work and ministry of the NEHM.  We are very excited about welcoming Matt to our campus, and please do your best to support him (and make a good show for GTS!) by coming to this good event, the “capstone” for the 2011-2012 Wellness Program.   Read more...

Peter K presents “Exercise 102” this Friday afternoon

Peter K‘s workshop “Exercise 101” got such good reviews last semester that we’ve brought him back to do “Exercise 102” this Friday, April 13, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Sherred 1B.  Even if you missed “101” don’t worry: there is no prerequisite for this workshop.  Come and learn some (more) basics of safe and effective exercise from an expert trainer!  Learn from Peter K how to improve both your midline and your mood with exercise.  Read more...

Faithful Fundraising Workshop Highlights Fundraising as Ministry – April 21

We have heard from many interested parties with date conflicts and thus have made the difficult decision to postpone the workshop to allow for greater attendance and exchange.  We are currently looking at dates in the autumn of 2012.



On April 21, 2012, GTS will offer a “Faithful Fundraising” workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. led by Suzanne Culhane, who has advised organizations such as the State Department and Trinity Church Wall Street on best practices in non-profit development and has fourteen years of non-profit development experience.   Read more...

Research Workshop at the Keller Library

Please join us on Monday, February 27 at 2:00pm at the Keller Library and learn how to find the best sources for your papers.

The Rev. Dr. Warren C. Platt and reference librarian Mary Robison will share information about online research databases, resources available at the New York Public Library, and of course, primary sources here at the Keller Library. Father Platt has done some great church history research in the Diocese of New York and is a real expert in this field.  Read more...

The Church and Social Media Workshop

Tuesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 pm, Sherred 1A
Colin Chapman and Joseph Mathews

If you don’t have a class conflict, another event is happening during the Alumni/ae Gathering that everyone is welcome to attend: Explore the exciting ways the Church is using social media to reach the world in this workshop lead by two of General’s experts in cyber-communications. Part I will deal with what social media are, including the phenomenal influence media like Facebook are having in daily life–and how they are dramatically changing society.  Read more...

The Church and Social Media Workshop Open to All

Are you a member of the clergy wondering whether the social media revolution has passed by your parish? Or perhaps a vestry person wondering if just “being on Facebook” is enough?

On Tuesday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m., GTS’s resident student experts on cyber-communications, Colin Chapman and Joseph Mathews, will conduct a workshop to explore the exciting ways the Church is using social media to reach the world.  Read more...