This Week at Brite

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

 

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

Community Conversation – Tuesday, Noon via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

Stress Management through Therapeutic Art- Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details

Episcopal Eucharist – Wednesday,  12:15 p.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, Noon, via Coffee Hour Zoom link.

Caring with LGBTQIA Youth– Thursday, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details.

 

THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

Chapel Worship Experience

If you missed Rev. Luis Gierbolini’s sermon, “Complicity,” last week, be sure to listen to his much-needed words of motivation.  Plus, don’t miss this week’s Chapel Worship Experience.  * Rev. Aretha Flucker, Director of Community and Spiritual Life, will be preaching an on-time sermon for our current climate.  JChris, Metro Weekly magazine’s pick as “the next big thing,” will be leading us in a phenomenal worship experience.  Join us on Zoom at 11a.m.!

Community Conversation

All month long, we’ve been diving into the theme of Creation, Newness, and Possibilities.  This week, meet us to share what you’ve been working on creatively.  Bring your lunch, and meet some new Brite people!  See you immediately following worship on Tuesday at 12 noon.

Brite Coffee Hour

Are you missing your Brite friends and colleagues?  Connect with them at Brite Coffee Hour at 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Brite Black Seminarians and the Ph.D. Peer Support Group will be meeting this week.  We are looking forward to seeing you!

BRITE BLACK SEMINARIANS MEETING

The Brite Black Seminarians invites all students to join our meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 12PM, via the Coffee Hour Zoom link. We hope to see you there.

STRESS MANAGEMENT THROUGH THERAPEUTIC ART

Are you feelings stressed or anxious?  Overwhelmed by the state of the world? Maybe you just want to step away from the books for a 90-minute art break. We are all experiencing a prolonged period of stress and anxiety as a result of COVID-19, not to mention the other stressors resulting from our daily lives and various responsibilities. Stress affects our mood, mental state, and our physical health as well.

However you’re feeling right now, please join us for Stress Management through Therapeutic Art with Jashley Boatwright, MA, LPC-AT, ATR-BC on Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

To fully participate in the art activities, you will need 1-3 sheets of art paper and colored pencils. I’m including links to recommended Artagain Paper and Colored Pencils if you would like to purchase.

CLICK HERE to register for Zoom meeting details. If you wish to participate but are unable to purchase the materials, please register and email erin.houchin@tcu.edu no later than Wednesday, September 16th.

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:

Communicating Peace in a Time of Conflict and Anxiety

Fourth James C. Suggs Seminar on Christian Communication

Tuesday evenings, September 22 and 29, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Plus recorded lectures to be viewed prior to the sessions.)

CARING WITH LGBTQIA YOUTH

The Carpenter Initiative on Gender, Sexuality and Justice is hosting an online panel discussion “Caring with LGBTQIA Youth” on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. Learn more or register to attend at https://brite.edu/event/Caring_with_LGBTQIA_Youth/

CRISTOL LECTURE

The Jewish Studies Program is hosting a virtual lecture “Scribes as Authors in Early Judaism: Understanding Biblical Literature in Its Second Temple Context” on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. Learn more or register to attend at https://brite.edu/cristol

PRIDE PARADE

Anyone who is interested in being a part of this year’s Pride Planning Committee. Where we coordinate activities for Tarrant County Pride and a Pride Worship service. Please contact Taylor Condre at taylor.condre@tcu.edu.

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.

THE CHAPLAINCY INNOVATION LAB

The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab will offer in the fall of 2020 a networking / professionalization series we are (tentatively) titling “Joining the Spiritual Care Movement: A Field Guide for Aspiring Chaplains.” These sessions are intended for individuals in degree programs preparing them to work as chaplains, including units of CPE and CPE residencies.

All of these events are free and open to any students in degree programs who are preparing for or considering chaplaincy as a profession. We will offer 3 webinars over the course of the fall semester, with an option for 30-minute discussion groups after each webinar. The first session will be October 5 at 7 PM Eastern. 

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