Weather Notice, Policy, Status Info
Anticipating an additional winter weather advisory for Dec 10th, the Seminary urges care and priority for safety for staff and students who commute to class from off campus and all who traverse parking lots and sidewalks. The Seminary tends not to close unless there is an extended interruption in electrical power. Check the website for the most up to date information.
Seminary Policy regarding weather issues:
In the event of inclement weather in Gettysburg and the surrounding area, which makes it hazardous for Seminary personnel to travel, senior staff may determine to close administrative offices and cancel scheduled programs. Notification will be posted on the Seminary website and distributed through other available media. Under such circumstances, essential personnel (e.g. maintenance and grounds, communications, etc.) will be expected to report for work at such time as it is safe to do so.
Professors of scheduled classes will determine whether or not to hold class (on campus if safety permits or via residential course website and utilizing other available technology), and will make every effort to notify their students. In the event a class is held, all reasonable efforts will be made to deliver course materials to those who were unable to attend. In making decisions whether or not to travel or move about on campus under potentially hazardous conditions, all members of the Seminary community are encouraged to give utmost attention to their own and others’ safety and well-being.
Weather related delays, cancellation of classes or closing of offices will be announced via the Seminary’s web site: www.ltsg.edu; on email through the Redactor list serve (Email);
Off Campus methods we use include broadcasters on WITF (radio) and WGAL NBC 8, and ABC 27 (television). We will also be placing any weather related news on the seminary’s text messaging system and the seminary’s page on Facebook. If there is no one staffing the phone on the school’s main switchboard, there will be a phone message indicating any decision for delay or closing.
Covenant Groups' New "Shepherd"
I am delighted to share with the Seminary community that the Rev. Dr. Michelle Holley Carlson, already well-known on campus as our Director of Lifelong Learning, has agreed to succeed Pr. Ginny Price in serving as Covenant Groups liaison and support person for the remainder of the academic year. We anticipate this role continuing to be linked with the Admissions Office when a new director is called to serve. Thanks, Dr. Carlson!
Dear LTSG Community: We give thanks to God for you and for all of your support, prayers, and notes during this week of heartbreak for the Lazarus Lutheran and UCC communities. Please continue to hold these congregations in your prayers as many decisions must be made in the coming weeks and months. At this time, both congregations are starting the process of healing and courageously moving forward. The needs of the community are not yet clear; your continued prayers are most needed and appreciated, but if you would like to make a contribution you can do so by clicking the following hyperlink: Lazarus Lutheran and UCC donation.
Cora, Celeste, Elise and Lamar Bailey
I Corinthians 1:18
Counseling Services Lunch Wednesday
In order to care for others we have to care for ourselves. Come to lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to hear about counseling services in the area and let's take a step together towards caring for our mental health.
Community Christmas Caroling with the Mother Schmuckers
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to come caroling with the Mother Schmuckers! All are invited to gather in front of Baughman Hall at 6:15 PM on Thursday, December 12 to go caroling around the neighborhood. We'll be singing songs from the ELW, so feel free to bring your copy along. There will also be a few other pieces of music provided. Hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Ellen Lundie, elundie@Ltsg.edu
SA Christmas Party!
The Student Association is hosting their annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and you're invited! The festivities start at 6pm in Singmaster, and will carry on throughout the evening. There's no official dress code for this soiree, but you're most welcome to dress up if fancy is your thing! Come, eat, drink, and be merry!
Free fitness coaching
Starting after Thanksgiving the Wellness committee is offering free fitness coaching through several volunteers. The coaches are willing to work with any fitness goal, walking, running, biking, hiking or strength conditioning. If you would like advice on general fitness, someone to help lay out a fitness plan or someone that will spend time with you helping you meet your fitness goals please contact one of them. John, email@example.com is available after 4:30pm M,T,F in the YWCA lobby and Matt, firstname.lastname@example.org is available 10:30 - 11:30 T, Th also at the YW. Please contact them by email if you are interested. If you have some fitness skills that you would like to share with the community contact either Matt or John.