Common Ground will be held Sept. 26-28, on Seminary Ridge! There will be great concerts, music workshops, and more, that will look at war and the Church, civil rights, veterans, and the underground railroad. Plus, you can sing and jam with the string band, sing in the Common Ground Gospel Choir and learn about 19th century cooking. A variety of presenters and artists will share their stories and knowledge, including Kim & Reggie Harris, Dr. Maria Erling, the Martin Family Band, Walt Michael, Jill Titus, and more. Friday night will feature a Music, Gettysburg! concert followed by a dance led by Drs. Briant and Karin Bohleke and Dearest Home. Saturday night will feature “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital” at Christ Lutheran (Gettysburg). All events are free for seminary students and faculty, while families may register with the group rate. To register, visit http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/common_ground_gettysburg.html
Join fellow Lutherans at the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, in New York City! Not able to make the trip to NYC? Join a Climate March closer to home (find an event near you by visiting peoplesclimate.org/global/) or sign the ELCA’s Interfaith Climate Petition at http://tinyurl.com/lsqczb6.
Rev. Peter Marty from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA will be visiting to talk to interested seniors regarding a pastoral residency program. Please contact Ms. Tammy Hermanson to schedule a time on Monday afternoon, Sept. 22 or Tuesday morning, Sept. 23 at email@example.com to meet in Valentine 312. Brochures are also available on the Field Ed. table outside of Katie Dodd's office.
People’s Climate March
Seminary student essay contestThe Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. The essay should address the question, “In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,” how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live?” The prize for first place is $750! This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit www.ericwgritsch.org.
Navy chaplain on campusNavy Chaplain and JAG Program Director, LT. Brian Allen, will be in the coffee shop on Oct. 8, from 8:30am-4pm. He will have information on being a Navy Chaplain and more. To make an appointment please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the Field Ed. office seeks a student host to take LT Allen to chapel and lunch (free lunch for both). If interested, please see Katie in the Field Ed. office
Outdoor storage bin
The storage bin, located in the residential quad between Steumpfle and Heiges, is available for storing outdoor activity equipment. The bin already has some great items, including sidewalk chalk and a wiffleball set. Please note that these items are for the whole seminary community to enjoy, so we ask that you do not take them home and remember to place them back in the bin when you are finished. You are also welcome to contribute items. Thanks and enjoy!