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More to Come After the Break | See the "Upcoming After the Break" section below for all the excitement around our community that will commence after Thanksgiving.

Community Worship followed by Lunch - Tomorrow, 11:00am - Davis Chapel  | Preacher: Darryl Aaron, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue in Winston.

Need financial assistance? | The School of Divinity offers two financial resources to help students: Stealey’s Purse for students in emergency financial situations and Student Academic Conference Grants to attend academic or denominational conferences. For more information click to   This is also a perfect time of the year to apply for outside scholarships for next year - see our online resource at:

Upcoming After The Break: Save the Date

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 by Monday, November 16.

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,

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.

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.

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 If you have specific questions, please contat Dr. Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director, at

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.

Jobs and Internships

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

Internship opportunities at the Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center:

The Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center is a non-profit organization striving to encourage sustainable practices in the city of Winston-Salem.  The resource center is offering two internship opportunities next semester for current graduate or undergraduate students (must be at least college juniors) or recent graduates from a college or university.  Interns will work 8-10 hours per week.  Find out more about these opportunities and how to apply here.  

Take Note

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

WFU Community Events

Make(Up) a Difference - TODAY, Monday, November 19, 7:00pm - Pugh Auditorium, Benson Center | Join Arbonne International and the Nyanya Project for free makeovers supporting women’s empowerment in Africa.  Makeup, jewelry  and holiday gifts will be available for purchase.  A portion of all proceeds will go to the Nyanya Project. 

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.

Football: WFU v Vanderbilt - Saturday, November 24, TBD, BB&T Field | Cheer on the Deacs! For more information:

Sustainability Message

Calling All Mugs! | The Office of Sustainability will host its annual mug giveaway on December 6th and we need your help to ensure a reusable mug is in the hands of every Deacon who needs to a warm beverage make it through finals.  If you are a student headed home for Thanksgiving break, clean out your family's cabinet and bring whatever gems you find to Reynolda 101 when you get back.  All mugs accepted, aesthetic appeal not required.


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