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Alumni Gathering

Alumni Gathering

The Alumni Gathering 2014 

Wednesday and Thursday, November 5 and 6, 2014

 

A community of scholarship, worship, and friendship

 

The Gathering is scheduled to commence with on-site registration at 11:00 am November 5,

and will conclude after Evensong November 6

 

To Register CLICK HERE, or paste https://gtsalumgathering2014.eventbrite.com in your web browser.

  

 

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The Gathering will feature the presentation of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

 to the Rev. Margaret A. Muncie '74

 and

The Paddock Lectures with Prof. Stanley Hauerwas

 

as well as Special Class Receptions,

The Alumni Association Annual Meeting with the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle '04,

a Book Fair in the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library,

and Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

 

To download the preliminary schedule click here.

 

To download Registration information click here.

  

We have secured a group rate of $269/nite at

The Gem Hotel, Chelsea

Call 212-675-1911 and use the group name "GTS Alumni 2014" to make your reservation.

(Reservations must be made by October 4, 2014 to guarantee this rate)

 

Click here for a pdf of Local Lodging Alternatives

 

 

 

 

 

To Register CLICK HEREor paste https://gtsalumgathering2014.eventbrite.com in your web browser. 

 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 646-717-9704

if you do not use email, we do not have your email address,

you have any trouble registering, or if you have any other questions.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 


 

Alumni Gathering 2013

Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 and 7, 2013

A community of scholarship, worship, and friendship

 

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Memorial Eucharist2Brother Clark Berge, Class of 1984, received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his inspiring leadership as Minister General of the Society of St. Francis. The award was presented at the Alumni Banquet concluding the two-day Alumni Gathering, November 6 and 7.

Over 60 alums, representing over 60 years of General Theological Seminary history, came home to attend the annual gathering. They joined the community for Morning Prayer, Evensong, and a special annual Memorial Eucharist at which Brother Clark preached, and the Rev. Dick Corney, Class of 1957 and Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, read the names of those alumni and alumnae whose deaths had been reported to the Seminary since the last gathering in 2011.

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During his sermon, Brother Clark moved the congregation with "this connection between death and our ministry -- the spur to evaluate our lives, perhaps." On our important tradition of reading the names of the departed one more time in the Chapel, he noted, "Thinking back over the lives of the alumni I knew, I think about my life. As I find out about what these people's lives were like, I am often astounded by the beauty of them all, the faithfulness they showed. I think of all the lives that were touched, sacraments celebrated, sore hearts healed, the work for social justice. A few had brilliant careers, but so many of us don't -- in our own estimation. So, I want to remind us that in the big picture each and every one of us is a kind of miracle." To read the full text of Brother Clark's sermon click here.

 

Association Meeting KurtThe alumni gathering was joyous and thoughtful, marked by the knowledge that last year's event had to be cancelled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. A special feature of the event was the three-part series: The Paddock Lectures. Dr. Elizabeth Drescher, author of the noteworthy Tweet if You [Heart] Jesus and arguably the Episcopal Church's authority on religion and social media, was the dynamic and provocative presenter. Speaking on "Media, Meaning, and Ministry in the Digital Reformation," her visit drew the largest group of alums, faculty, students, and visitors to Seabury Auditorium in recent memory. Many alumni, led by the Rev. Colin Chapman '12, tweeted the event just as Drescher would have predicted.

 

Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award are now being accepted through January 1, 2014. The award will be decided by the Alumni Executive Committee at its winter meeting. For complete information on the Call for Nominations, click here.

 

 

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Alum Gathering Refectory

 

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