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One-Day Spiritual Growth Event Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
For laity and clergy
Who is my neighbor?
Speaker: Dr. M. Douglas Meeks, Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School
Co-sponsored by Memphis Conference Board of Laity, Order of Elders and Deacons,and Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors
Northside United Methodist Church
2571 N. Highland Ave.
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Program: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Cost: $25 (box lunch included)
Continuing Education Credit: .5 CEUs are available for attendees who participate fully.
VDS United Methodist Student Association Spring Colloquy 2012
"Open Conversations: Homosexuality and the Congregation"
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Belmont United Methodist Church
2007 Acklen Avenue
The event will feature presentations from Rev. Pam Hawkins (Belmont UMC), Rev. Brian Rossbert (Dalewood UMC), and Carter Ellis (Crievewood UMC), focusing on the components necessary for open and productive congregational conversation around the potentially divisive issue of homosexuality and the church.
A light supper will be served. $5 suggested donation.
Rev. Pam Hawkins has led several Bible studies pertaining specifically to homosexuality and the church. Rev. Brian Rossbert and Rev. Hawkins have also led efforts to foster clergy conversations on the question of LGBT inclusion. Carter Ellis, a Vanderbilt Divinity student, joined the pastor of Crievewood UMC in leading popular Bible studies around homosexuality for their local congregation.
Annual VDS UMSA Boards and Agencies Dinner 2/9/12
Boards and Agencies of the
United Methodist Church
and the United Methodist Community
at Vanderbilt Divinity School
Date: February 9, 2012
Each year Vanderbilt Divinity School students and faculty, alumni, and other clergy from the region share a meal with members of the boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church. It is an evening of worship, fellowship, good food, and the opportunity to hear a distinguished speaker. We hope that you will make plans to join us.
Turner Leadership Scholars & Mentors Lunch with Cal Turner 4/13/11
Schedule12:00 noon Gathering and informal conversation
12:20 p.m. Lunch
12:50 p.m. Greetings from Dean Hudnut-Beumler and Dr. Doug Meeks
1:00 p.m. Senior Reflections on the value of the Turner Scholar experience
Katie Pearce, Niger Woodruff, Brandon Blacksten
1:20 p.m. Comments by Cal Turner
1:30 p.m. Closing prayer
UMSA Spring Colloquy 2011
Engaging Latin American Immigration as United Methodists
April 5, 2011 5:00 p.m.
West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Vanderbilt United Methodist Student Association
Spring Colloquy 2011
This dialogue-based opportunity to ask questions and learn with one another will feature speakers as well as facilitated participant conversation over a light meal. We hope that you will join us as we wrestle together with our Christian witness on immigration in the midst of a broken political system. This event will help to put a human face on an “issue” to which our faith demands a response.
We look forward to expanding how we think theologically and thoughtfully from our guest speakers, Amanda Bachus, Director and Editor of Spanish language resources at United Methodist Communications, and The Nashville Coalition for Education About Immigration (CEI).About our speakers:
Amanda Bachus is the director and editor of Spanish language resources at United Methodist Communications. She edits the Spanish language UM magazine El Intérprete. Amanda's passion for immigrant rights is evident not only in her work in UMCOM but also in her volunteer work for the Nashville Justice for Our Neighbors legal clinic that supplies free legal advice for immigrants as a domestic ministry of the United Methodist Committee On Relief. She is an active member of West Nashville United Methodist Church, a local bilingual church, where her gifts as a teacher, writer, singer, activist, and editor are greatly valued.
The Coalition for Education about Immigration (CEI) is a grassroots organization devoted to facilitating educated, rational and informed conversation on immigration and related issues. Their mission is to provide Nashville with clear and accurate information that will position members to adopt reasonable, fact based conclusions about the immigration debate.
5:00-5:30 Opening Reception
5:30-6:15 Presentation/Theological Conversation
6:15-7:30 Dinner Together with Discussion
7:30-8:00 Worship to Send Us Forth