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Disciples Day @ Wake Div - Tuesday, November 27 | On Tuesday, November 27, we will celebrate the first Disciples Day at the School of Divinity. Join us for chapel at 11:00 with preacher Valerie Melvin, Associate Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in NC, followed by community lunch on behalf of our Disciples friends. For those students who are Disciples or are interested in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Valerie and other representatives of the Disciples will meet at 11:45 over community lunch to discuss affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), ways to navigate the ordination process, and how to find a ministry position. We look forward to this great opportunity for our students and our community. If you have questions, please contact Chris Copeland, copelact@wfu.edu.

Pathways in Ministry: Navigating Ordination - Wednesday, November 28, 11:00am - Wingate 202 | Are you thinking about ordination? What are the ordination requirements for different faith traditions? What should you be doing now to prepare for ordination? These questions and more will be explored by a panel of clergy representing 6 denominational groups. We will provide snacks, so please RSVP to Chris Copeland copelact@wfu.edu by Monday, November 16.

Women's Work - Friday, November 30, 9:00am - Lower Auditorium | Come join us this Friday at 9 a.m. in the Lower Auditorium for the last Women's Work Breakfast of the semester. Angela Yarber will lead the discussion. The Baptist Women in Ministry of NC will provide breakfast. Please let Molly Brummett know if you plan to attend.

Disabilities, the Church, and Theological Education - Saturday, December 1, 10:00am - Lower Auditorium | The School of Divinity, along with Winston-Salem First, will welcome Amos Yong, Rodman Williams Professor of Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia. He will be speaking on theology and disability. For more information about the event and Dr. Yong, and to add it to your calendar, view the details here.

Call for Singers

Do you enjoy singing Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music? Songs from the season of stars and mangers and cosmic visions? The Divinity School Choir, led by Sally Morris, will be singing several pieces for the last chapel service of the semester. The theme? I Wonder as I Wander: A Worship Journey from Advent through Epiphany. Join the choir for two rehearsals as we prepare for the December 4 chapel service. Our next rehearsal is after Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 28, 11am in the Lower Auditorium.

Save the Date

Chili Cook-Off - Tuesday, December 4 following Chapel | Save the date and get those recipes ready!  Following Chapel on December 4, we will be holding our annual Chili Cook-off during Community Lunch in the lower auditorium.  Prizes will be awarded in several different categories.  Watch for more details in the coming weeks!

Incarnation Celebration - Friday, December 7, 6:00pm - Lower Auditorium | SLC invites all faculty, staff, and students to the Incarnation Celebration. Partners and families are welcome with you as the community celebrate the Christmas season and the conclusion of the Fall semester. Please bring finger foods; cider and hot cocoa will be provided. There will also be a Festive Outfit Contest and Talent Show. Add it to your calendar here.

Exam Break Holiday Luncheon - Wednesday, December 12, 11:30am - Lower Auditorium | Remember 12-12-12 for the School of Divinity's Exam Break Holiday Luncheon. The School will provide a soup and sandwich buffet, everyone else is asked to bring a dessert to share. There will be plenty fun, fellowship, and musical merriment. Add it to your calendar here.

Need Holiday Shopping Ideas?

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES AND WORLD VILLAGES FUNDRAISER | Do your holiday shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro and World Villages in Winston-Salem and support World Relief High Point! Shop at either location on Saturday, December 1st from 6pm to 8pm, and a portion of the proceeds will go to World Relief High Point. By shopping at Ten Thousand Villages and World Villages, you're supporting fair trade and helping advance social and economic development for artisans in developing countries. Click here for more info.

Summer Fellowship Opportunity

Summer Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics  | In collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage, FASPE is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of religious leaders in Nazi Germany as a launching point for a two-week intensive study of contemporary issues facing religious leaders. Fellowships include an all expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Auschwitz where students will work with leading faculty to explore both history and the ethical issues facing their profession today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food are covered. The tentative dates for the FASPE Seminary are June 16 - June 27, 2013. Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit http://www.faspe.info. If you have specific questions, please contat Dr. Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director, at ttritter@faspe.info.

Jobs and Internships

Job of the Week: FBC in South Boston, VA is seeking a part-time Director of Youth and Children's Ministries to plan and develop sustainable ministries for youth and children. Some experience working with you and/or children required. See fbcsouthboston.com for the full job description.

View the School of Divinity's complete list of Job and Internship Opportunities.

Take Note

Centering Prayer | Monday | 11:00am | Wingate 213 | Join us for a time of meditation and contemplative prayer every Monday.

Coffee Hour | Thursday | 11:00am | Lower Auditorium | Bring your mug to partake in coffee, tea, or hot chocolate... and a treat to share if you're able.

WFU Community Events

TCQ - Tuesday, November 27, 6:00pm - Benson University Center, Room 218 | A confidential discussion group for students who identify as transgender, genderqueer, or who are not sure. Facilitated by the LGBTQ Center.

Holiday Plant Sale - Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm - Reynolda Gardens, Greenhouse | Along with cyclamen, poinsettias, bulbs, and Christmas cactus, evergreen wreaths customized by Reynolda Gardens staff will be offered for the first time. For more information: http://www.reynoldagardens.org/

Secrest Series: Christmas in Ireland - Wednesday, November 28, 7:30pm - Wait Chapel | The group Danu will sing and perform on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki. Free to WFU faculty, staff, and students, tickets are available from the Secrest office (758.5757), the ticket office in Benson, or the University Theater Box Office. For more information: http://secrest.wfu.edu/schedule/

Introductory Tai Chi | Every Friday, the Office of the Chaplain will lead Tai Chi - 8:00am at "The Six" in Reynolds Gymnasium. The focus will be to bring the healing power of Tai Chi into everyday life and to do our part by creating a more peaceful, supportive, and joyful Wake Forest. Should there be bad weather, an alternative location will be announced.


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