Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Small Group Innovation Hub Gathering

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We look forward to welcoming Innovation Hub teams to BU on Monday, November 12. These meetings will provide a space for more in-depth reflection on the particular vocational questions you named in your applications and at our August hub event, as well as the creative ministries you envision to support vocational living and discernment in your specific contexts. This is a time for collaboration, companioning, and idea generation.

Evening Session, 6-8pm

Dr. Teddy Hickman-Maynard, Dr. Wanda Stahl, and Project Coordinator Kathryn House will co-facilitate our evening session. We will first gather in B23 (the Community Center) for a meal and to introduce the evening. We will have a taco bar, with vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options available. Parking passes have been reserved in the Warren Towers Garage Lot K for all who requested a reservation.

The small group pairings for the evening session are listed below. We look forward to welcoming Sseziwa Mukasa and Cathy Darby, members from our new Creative Callings congregation Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lynn, MA.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! Please do feel free to be in touch with any further questions.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Small Group Innovation Hub Gathering

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We look forward to welcoming Innovation Hub teams to BU on Monday, November 12. These meetings will provide a space for more in-depth reflection on the particular vocational questions you named in your applications and at our August hub event, as well as the creative ministries you envision to support vocational living and discernment in your specific contexts. This is a time for collaboration, companioning, and idea generation.

Morning Session, 10am-12pm

Dr. Jonathan Calvillo, Dr. Courtney Goto, and Dr. Claire Wolfteich will co-facilitate our morning session. We will gather at the School of Theology in Room B23 (the Community Center) from 10am-12pm. Coffee, pastries, bagels, and fruit will be served. Parking passes have been reserved in the Warren Towers Garage Lot K for all who requested a reservation.

The Hub members listed below will join for the morning session. We will welcome Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard and Ms. Jessica Gadson from our new Creative Callings congregation Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lynn, MA. We are also excited to welcome Rev. Edwin Johnson and parishioners from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester, MA.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! Please do feel free to be in touch with any further questions.

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Rev. Bill Johnson, Cornerstone Church of Boston (Joining via Zoom)

Rev. Daniel Smith, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rev. Dr. Karin Case, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rev. Burns Stanfield, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Rev. Katie Cole, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Christine Powers, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, Bethel AME Lynn

Jessica Gadson, Bethel AME Lynn

Rev. Daryn Stylianopoulos, FBC Needham

Rev. Dr. Holly Benzenhafer, FBC Needham

Ernest Steeves, FBC Needham

Rev. Herb Taylor, Harvard-Epworth UMC

Janette Myette, Harvard-Epworth UMC

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Center for Practical Theology Annual Lecture-- “The Grammar of Vocation”
Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

Center for Practical Theology Annual Lecture-- “The Grammar of Vocation”

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We are excited to invite you to a series of events on Wednesday, October 24, focused on the topic of vocation/calling. Dr. Kathleen Cahalan will present this year's Center for Practical Theology Annual Lecture at BU School of Theology. Her talk is entitled "The Grammar of Vocation: Changing the Way We Talk about Our Callings." Dr. Cahalan has written extensively on the subject of vocation and is coordinating the various Lilly Endowment-sponsored innovation hubs. At our August 23 Creative Callings gathering, each hub congregation received a copy of Dr. Cahalan's book The Stories We Live: Finding God’s Calling All Around UsSince her work is a featured resource of the Hub, we hope you might be able to join us at the following events at the School of Theology: 

First, inspired by the book, we invite Hub participants to "Stories of Calling" prior to the Annual Lecture, 4-5:30 PM. During this time, we will briefly introduce the importance of narrative in building communities of call and we will hold small circle gatherings to begin to share our own personal and communal stories of call with one another. We envision this as a time to deepen conversations and connections initiated at the August Hub event in a more informal setting. Refreshments will be provided, and Dr. Claire Wolfteich will facilitate our conversation.

We also invite you to the Annual Lecture. The Reception for the Annual Lecture will begin at 5:30pm in the Community Center (where we met for our program in August) with the Lecture to follow. 

Parking passes will be made available; you'll be able to indicate this at the RSVP. For our planning, please RSVP at this link by Wednesday, October 10. We have attached the flyer for the Annual Lecture if you would like to share with your communities. While we'll need to reserve the "Stories of Calling" event to just Hub members, please feel free to spread the word about the Annual Lecture. For anyone who can't join in person, we hope you'll join via the event Livestream.

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