Please mark the evening of October 2 on your calendar and join us for our annual Fall Fiesta Auction & Fundraiser! The Fiesta is a night filled with music, food, dancing, and live and silent auctions that directly support the teachers and classrooms that make Rosemount so special. Rosemount Center provides almost 250 children with comprehensive education and family support programs in a bilingual, multicultural setting. Most of Rosemount’s families are living at or just above poverty-level, and many of them are immigrant families. This event brings the community together to help raise critically needed funds for Rosemount. Last year’s event was a wonderful time for all, raising over $20,000 for the Center!
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is seeking applicants for the Beall Scholarship. The gift from the estate of Annie Elizabeth Beall is restricted to the education of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are female, under 35 years of age or younger, and residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, or Virginia. The gift is further restricted to study in fine arts or performing arts.
The gift is down to the last $30,000, and we hope to find a student meeting the donor’s restriction pursuing a graduate theological education in music. For the past year, we’ve worked with the Presbyterian Association of Musicians without producing an applicant.
FREE LEWIS CENTER DOWNLOAD: “50 Ways to Take Church to the Community”
To help congregations reach beyond their walls with worship, community events, ministries, and service, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers the free download 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community. This resource offers practical tips congregations can use to meet community members where they are and move them toward discipleship.
50 Ways to Take Church to the Community provides information on these topics:
• Embrace an expansive concept of community
• Prepare spiritually
• Get to know the community surrounding your church
• Listen and learn
• Build authentic relationships
• Turn your existing ministries outward
• Reach out through community events
• Extend your congregation’s spiritual presence beyond church walls
• Connect spiritual outreach to community service
50 Ways to Take Church to the Community is available at http://www.churchleadership.com/50ways. Additional downloads, including 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community, 50 Ways to Welcome New People, 50 Ways to Increase Worship Attendance, and many more are also available.
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary is a resource for clergy, lay, and denominational leaders. Through resources, research, and teaching, the Center supports visionary spiritual leaders in addressing issues crucial to the church’s faithful and fruitful witness.
INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSING POLICY
There may be days when Wesley Theological Seminary will need to close due to inclement weather or other situations. On those occasions, a recording will be put on the seminary’s main phone line as soon as possible after any decision regarding closings or delayed openings is made. Every effort will be made to make closing information available by 6:30 am. When weather conditions change, the decision to keep the seminary open may be modified. Therefore, you are advised to re-check just before traveling to the Seminary.
The WTS Main Phone line is: 202-885-8600. Press 0 once the voice recording comes on (you do not need to listen to the entire message) to connect to the WTS opening/closing status line. Additional means for obtaining information about closings include:
Radio stations: Television stations: Website:
WTOP – 1500 am WRC 4 (24 in DC) www.wesleyseminary.edu
WAMU – 88.5 fm WTTG Fox 5 (25 in DC)
WGMS – 103.5 fm WDCA 7 (27 in DC)
WUSA 9 (29 in DC)
TBD 8 (28 in DC)
WJZ-TV 13 Baltimore
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