This Week at Brite

WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2021

 

Tuesday- First day of classes for Spring 2021 semester

Chapel Worship Experience – Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

Episcopal Eucharist – Wednesday,  8:45 a.m. via Zoom. CLICK  HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

Brite Coffee Hour– Thursday, 11:00 a.m., via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

Brite Black Seminarians Meeting – Thursday, 11:00 a.m., via Coffee Hour Zoom.

Leibrock Village Welcome Party- Thursday, 6:30 p.m., CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

 

COMMUNITY AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

The Office of Community and Spiritual Life welcomes the Brite community back for a new semester filled with possibilities! While we’ve all experienced the disturbing events that have unfolded in the last few days, we are not without hope. Amid the frustration, we can experience fresh inspiration and encouragement.  Join us next Tuesday, January 19th at 11a as we resume our Chapel Worship Experience.  Our experience is now more interactive than ever with spaces to engage in conversation, connect with one another, and worship together as a community.  Rev. Aretha Flucker, Director of Community and Spiritual Life, will be our preacher next week, and she will reimagine how we experience events such as the capital riot. There’s a new link https://tcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuce-pqzwrH9cn7kVyurLPAtSTMgq-Ijaj to register and receive log-in credentials, so make sure you register today!

In addition to Coffee Hour (https://tcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfuigrTsrHdTHrDu-0hfWVgJUrU7_FZFv) also resuming next week, on Thursday, January 21st at 11a, we will launch new spiritual formation opportunities this semester. Stay tuned!

 

EPISCOPAL EUCHARIST

Episcopal Eucharist for the spring 2021 semester begins Wednesday, January 20th. Due to the inauguration, the service will be held at 8:45 a.m. via Zoom. Next week, the service will return to its regularly scheduled 12:15 p.m. time slot. Zoom meetings details are the same as the fall semester, so there is no need to register if you attended in the fall. CLICK  HERE to register for Zoom meeting details. All are welcome.

 

BRITE BLACK SEMINARIANS

The Brite Black Seminarians invites all students to join our meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 11AM, via the Coffee Hour Zoom link. We hope to see you there.

 

LEIBROCK VILLAGE SPRING WELCOME SCAVENGER HUNT

Leibrock Village is hosting a spring welcome party via Zoom on Thursday, January 21st. Join us for an evening of warm smiles, fun and games. Register at https://tinyurl.com/LVSpringWelcome.

 

STALCUP SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FOR THE LAITY

Brite students are invited to interact with visiting scholars and our own faculty at the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity seminars throughout the school year.  Registration is free to Brite students. To register, please contact Holly Neal in MOR 20 or send email to h.neal@tcu.edu.  Our next event is:

Executing God?: Atonement Through Anti-Violent Eyes

Thirteenth Schubert M. Ogden Seminar on Systematic Theology

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:00 to 11:30 am (Plus recorded lectures to be viewed prior to the Saturday session.)

What kind of vengeful, violent God can only be satisfied by the vicarious blood sacrifice of an innocent man and still be considered just? Does God require some sort of transactional pay back in order to forgive sin? Does this notion compromise authentic forgiveness? We will traverse the pages of the Bible and Christian doctrine to help us re-think notions of divine justice and forgiveness and to find answers to those questions. Our exploration will motivate us to re-think the traditionally held doctrines of atonement such as penal substitution and satisfaction theories and suggest a theory more in line with a God of love and forgiveness.

 

HISPANIC SUMMER PROGRAM

Brite is a sponsoring institution the Hispanic Summer Program.  Applications for the 2021 Hispanic Summer Program are open until February 15, 2021. Learn more and apply at https://hispanicsummerprogram.org/

MAYO CLINIC CPE PROGRAM OPENINGS

Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota is interviewing applicants for both the Summer 2021 Intensive CPE Intern program and the 2021-2022 yearlong, CPE Residency. Interestd students can contact Professor Joretta Marshall with questions. Learn more at https://college.mayo.edu/academics/health-sciences-education/clinical-pastoral-education-residency-minnesota/ and https://college.mayo.edu/academics/health-sciences-education/clinical-pastoral-education-internship-minnesota/

SOUTHSIDE WORKER CENTER SEEKS SUMMER INTERN

Southside Worker Center, a ministry of Southside Presbyterian Church, Tucson, Arizona, is seeking a 2021 summer intern.  Seminary students or those pursuing a graduate degree in ministry are encouraged to consider this non-paid internship.

The Southside Worker Center is a space for a base of empowered day laborers to organize and share their knowledge to raise their working conditions, compensation, and role in society. An intern would have the opportunity to engage in grass roots organizing and to experience first hand the intersection of human rights and religious faith.

Contact Josefina Ahumada (josefina.ahumada@asu.edu) for additional details.

 

PULPIT SUPPLY

The Office of Field Education and Supervised Ministry connects congregations needing pulpit supply speakers with interested and qualified students. If you are interested in a pulpit supply opportunity (as one arises), contact Dr. Steve Sprinkle, s.sprinkle@tcu.edu.

 

BRITE JOB BOARD 

As a service to our students, Brite maintains a job board at www.brite.edu/job-board. Please remember that students wishing to coordinate their employment with Supervised Ministry expectations must first contact Dr. Steve Sprinkle, Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry. If you have an opportunity that you would like to have posted on the board, please contact Christa Franks at c.franks@tcu.edu

 

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