This Week: October 8 – 12

World Communion

On Sunday, October 7, 2012, many churches around the globe celebrated World Communion Sunday. Begun in the 1930’s and promoted by the National Council of Churches, World Communion Sunday promotes Christian unity and ecumenism and is observed by numerous denominations and congregations.

The School of Divinity will observe World Communion during Tuesday’s Chapel Service by hearing a sermon by third year student, Patrick Campbell, and celebrating communion. We will also receive during the chapel service an offering of goods to be given to Crisis Control Ministry here in Winston-Salem. Margaret Elliot, executive director for Crisis Control, will be joining us for chapel on Tuesday. Crisis Control Ministry is a grass roots local organization that was begun in 1973 and has over many years provided support of various kinds for people in crisis. A number of Divinity students have served as interns at Crisis Control. We are grateful for the partnership. You can read more about Crisis Control Ministry here.  


Looking Ahead

Fall Break October 18 – 19
Spring Registration Advising October 29 – November 2
Registration for Spring 2013 begins November 5


2013 MACHE Bowl

Last year the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) sponsored a multi-school student team competition to raise awareness and build collaboration for health equity. Three WFUSD students participated.  

The 2013 MACHE Bowl will be held in March, and student teams are being chosen.  WFUSD has four slots open for participation.  Students are formed into 10 member “teams” comprised of graduate and professional students from Law, Medicine, Divinity, Social Work, Nursing, and other health-related professions.  They are given a “case” that involves health disparities in North Carolina, and they build a collaborative discussion and strategy to engage the case.  A faculty team judges the collaboration and strategies through three rounds.  All participants receive some prizes.  The winning team receives a modest cash prize.

If you are chosen to participate you will join other participants in some preparatory meetings, and then participate in the public event March 2 from 2-4 p.m.  A FAQ document is attached that gives some information.  Please let Mark Jensen know of your interest by October 15, or contact him with questions. WFUSD needs to inform the MACHE Bowl faculty team of student participants in the third week of October.

Coffee Hour This Thursday

Wake Div alum, Michael Donaldson, will be visiting during coffee hour this week. Michael is the senior pastor of Washington Beltway Community Church, a multicultural church of small groups in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated from the School of Divinity in 2006 and received his D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011. Michael’s recently published book, Small Groups, Big City: Express Lanes to Church Community (Tate Publishing) is available online and in the campus bookstore.


Blessings on the week ahead,

  Jill Crainshaw
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs




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