Campus EventsIncluded in these are lectures, presentations, courses and other learning events that take place on the Andover Newton campus. They are led by faculty and invited speakers.
An open session of “Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling: Finding Hope and Meaning through the Seasons of Loss.”
The course is taught jointly by Andover Newton professor Brita Gill-Austern and Hebrew College professor Daniel Judson. The guest speaker is Martha Jacobs, an ordained minister and a hospital chaplain. Responding to a need for a comprehensive collection of tools to help both new and seasoned clergy guide congregants and their families through end-of-life issues she gathered her experiences, skills, and insights in the definitive death and dying resource, A Clergy Guide to End-of-Life Issues.
Registration is appreciated, although there is no registration fee. Participants are eligible to receive three Sabbath Hours.
Location: Peck Room
Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter can seem overwhelming to those who aren’t tech savvy. But they are the place new parishioners will be looking to decide which church they are interested in attending.
We will discuss the ways to use social media, what you should expect from it, and what time commitment you should be prepared for.
About the Instructor:
The Rev. Emilia Halstead (M.Div. ‘10) is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor and president of the Andover Newton Alumni/ae Association. Follower her on Twitter: @HalsteadE.
Location: Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center
Wilson Chapel, Lower Level
or call Bob Craigue at 617-831-2419
The Practicing Congregation: Ten Years Later
Andover Newton is excited to welcome our Alumni/ae and Friends this May to Spring Convocation. This is a wonderful time to gather with fellow classmates, meet new people, visit with faculty and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.
Our featured speaker, Dr. Diana Butler Bass, will hold two sessions on Thursday reflecting upon the events of this past decade, and the way in which they have both affirmed and challenged the insights of her book, The Practicing Congregation.
We are looking forward to honoring this year’s Spirit of the Hill awardee, The Rev. Don Ng ’75 (Current President of American Baptist Churches USA) and celebrating President Nick Carter on his retirement with an evening of dinner and dancing on the quadrangle!