September 18, 2008
The opportunity to work in an academic setting offers a number of blessings--including the natural ebb and flow of the school year, complete with a beginning and an ending. We are at the beginning of a new year at Fuller, and it is a wonderful privilege to be here as I begin my time as associate vice president for alumni/ae and church relations. Of course, it is not a true beginning for me, as I have a lifelong relationship with Fuller, but it is certainly the beginning of a new stage of that relationship. The days are filled with wonderful conversations, some of which are the beginnings of new friendships and some of which are continuations of many years of connection.
It is a gift to be part of the Fuller team and to benefit from Dr. Mouw's leadership in a more personal way. I appreciate and share his love of hymns. When I was a child my family traveled the country for eight weeks, and we sang our way through an InterVarsity hymnbook--every hymn and every verse. One of our family favorites is "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," which comes from Lamentations 3:22-23: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
May we all be reminded daily of his great faithfulness, and may we be encouraged by the blessing of seeing his mercies morning by morning. We are grateful for his provision of all that we need at the beginning of this new academic year.
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni/ae and Church Relations
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Global Adventure as a Catalyst
School of Intercultural Studies alumni/ae Andy and Hitomi Gray lead residents of Japan on adventures of compassion and community. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-09_Alum_in_Action.aspx.
Alumni/ae: Staying Connected
Al Jepson (MDiv '58), chair of the Alumni/ae Council, asks for input on ways Fuller can continue to build on its service and support for alumni/ae. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-09_Council_Corner.aspx.
Fuller Remembers the Life of David M. Scholer
Dr. David M. Scholer, who served as professor of New Testament at Fuller for 14 years, passed away on August 22, 2008, after a long struggle with cancer. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4412.
Linda Wagener Reported from "Silk Road" Travels
Linda Wagener, associate dean of the School of Psychology, offered online journal reflections on a research trip this summer through Bosnia, Jordan, and Turkey, during which she interviewed local youth. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/wagener-report-1.aspx.
"Fuller Youth Institute" Is Launched with New Name
Fuller's Center for Youth and Family Ministry (CYFM) has been renamed the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), and offers new resources in connection with the re-launch. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4414.
Fuller Hosted Satellite Leadership Summit
Over 180 participants from more than 30 churches and organizations gathered at Fuller's Pasadena campus for the annual Willow Creek Leadership Summit held via satellite. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/willow-recap.aspx.
New China Christian Council Leaders Hosted at Fuller
A luncheon gathering was hosted at Fuller's Pasadena campus to welcome two new leaders of the China Christian Council visiting the U.S. from China. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/china-council.aspx.
Fuller Welcomes New Faculty
Fuller is pleased to welcome several new faculty members who join the seminary this fall. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-09_Faculty.aspx.
Dr. Mouw Offers Frequent Blog Postings
President Richard J. Mouw continues to post new reflections regularly to his personal blog. To read them, visit www.netbloghost.com/mouw. Dr. Mouw's blog is also accessible at Fuller's homepage, www.fuller.edu.
Fuller Website Has a New Look
If you've visited Fuller's website lately, you'll see it has a fresh look with enhanced navigability. Explore the new website's offerings at www.fuller.edu.
Is Your Will Up to Date?
The Fuller Foundation would like to remind you that the content of your will should change with the stages of your life. And during every period, it's important to have a durable power of attorney in place. Download helpful resources on wills from The Fuller Foundation at www.thefullerfoundation.org/services.html.
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
West Coast HealthCare Missions and Ministry Conference
This annual conference will be held at Fuller's Pasadena campus Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, geared for medical professionals, healthcare workers, pastors, parachurch workers, students, and others interested in global or urban healthcare missions. For details and to register, visit www.healthcaremissions.org.
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
Fall quarter research colloquia will be offered by the School of Psychology on Monday, October 13, Monday, November 10, and Monday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day in Travis Auditorium. Alumni/ae may receive one CE unit for each lecture. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/sop/travis/ce.asp.
Conference on Care and Kindness
This conference, sponsored by the Crystal Cathedral, will be held at Fuller's Pasadena campus Friday-Saturday, November 14-15, with President Richard J. Mouw and Professor of Psychology Siang-Yang Tan as plenary speakers. For details, visit www.careandkindness.org.
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
This fall's Ministry Enrichment Seminars, open to all at no charge, will include Legal Issues in Church Counseling, A Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) panel, and Faith-Based Conflict Transformation. For details, call 626-584-5387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA
Festival of Beginnings
Fuller will celebrate its new academic year Wednesday, October 1, with Richard J. Mouw speaking at a special chapel service at First Congregational Church at 10:00 a.m., followed by an outdoor reception at 11:00 a.m. with refreshments and live music. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=2440.
School of Psychology Alumni/ae Dinner
A buffet dinner and fellowship time will be held in Pasadena for School of Psychology alumni/ae on Saturday, October 11 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by SOP alumni/ae and Dean Winston Gooden. Come enjoy good food and fun. Space is limited, so we must have your RSVP no later than October 3. To RSVP or for more information, contact Bert Jacklitch at 626-584-5506 or email@example.com.
The next Fireside Chat, an informal gathering for alumni/ae and friends sponsored by the Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations, will be held Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m., with Professor of Christian Philosophy Nancey Murphy speaking on her book Bodies and Souls, or Spiritual Bodies? Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4540.
Memorial Service for Dr. David Scholer
All are invited to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. David M. Scholer at a memorial service on Thursday, October 16, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m., at First Congregational Church of Pasadena. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-ae-and-friends/Scholer.aspx.
"For the Bible Tells Me So" Film Screening
This documentary, which explores the responses of people of faith to homosexuality in their families, will be screened Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Travis Auditorium, with post-screening discussion led by Reel Spirituality Codirector Craig Detweiler. Read more at www.brehmcenter.com/event/2008-10-16-for-the-bible-tells-me-so-film-screening.
Jewish and Buddhist Worship and Arts Colloquium
Sponsored by the Brehm Center and led by Professor of Theology and Culture Bill Dyrness, this interfaith arts colloquium will be held Thursday, October 23, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Pacific Asia Museum. Read more at www.brehmcenter.com/event/2008-10-23-jewish-muslim-and-buddhist-worship-and-arts-colloquium.
Pastors' Breakfast with Dr. Mouw
Save the date for the next breakfast for pastors, to be held Thursday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m., with President Richard J. Mouw speaking. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-584-5536.
To see additional upcoming events for alumni/ae and the larger community, visit www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/news-events/calendars/default.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
President Richard J. Mouw will be speaking in the Seattle area at two October events:
"Called to Ministry" Fundraising Dinner & Alumni/ae Gathering
Dr. Mouw will speak at this dinner event on Friday, October 3, which will begin with a 6:00 p.m. reception for Fuller alumni/ae and faculty. Seating is limited; RSVP requested. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4446.
"Restoring God's Peace with Justice" Conference
Dr. Mouw will be keynote speaker at this conference on Saturday, October 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Workshops will address topics ranging from the environment, Iraq war, and 2008 election to Christian-Muslim relations, globalization, and living God's politics. For details and to register, visit sites.google.com/site/restoringcreation.
Fuller Northern California:
Prospective Student Event
The Sacramento campus will host a Prospective Student Evening Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento 95819. For details and to RSVP, call 916-452-2855 or email email@example.com.
Will Stoller-Lee to Be Honored at Dialogue Dinner
Fuller Colorado Director Will Stoller-Lee will be given the Dove of Peace Award at the 2008 Annual Dialogue Dinner for the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue on Thursday, September 25, at 6:00 p.m. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-09_Stoller-Lee.aspx.
Fuller Southwest 2008 Convocation
All are invited to celebrate the beginning of a new school year together on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. for worship, with dessert reception following, at Valley View Bible Church, 4222 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley 85253. Director Tom Parker will speak.
Prospective Student Nights
These evenings will offer information about the unique mission of Fuller Southwest, answer important questions, and give you a taste of what classes are like:
TUCSON: Friday, October 10, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at Northminster Presbyterian Church
LAS VEGAS: Friday, October 17, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at the Renewing Life Center
PHOENIX: Thursday, October 23, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at the FSW Classroom
For more information, visit www.fuller.edu/campuses-online/southwest.aspx. RSVP encouraged, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-220-0400, ext. 101.
Fuller California Coast:
"Open House Welcome" for Dr. Nate Feldmeth
Come Thursday, September 25, between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., to the Fuller Seminary California Coast Office to enjoy light refreshments and conversation and to see Dr. Feldmeth's new office.
"The Life and Theology of C.S. Lewis" Presentation
Dr. Feldmeth will offer this talk Sunday, September 28, at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., at Geneva Presbyterian Church of Laguna Hills, 24301 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA 92637. All are welcome; there is no fee.
Conversations on Culture
Pastor Tod Bolsinger will speak at the next "Conversations on Culture" on Wednesday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., discussing insights from his book It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives.
Theology Reading Group
The fourth meeting of the Theology Reading Group will be held Wednesday, October 22, with discussion of and reflection on portions of Robert Jenson's Systematic Theology, vol. 1: The Triune God, Chapters 12 and 14.
This time for students and spouses to gather in worship, prayer, and conversation will take place Friday, November 7. Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Okholm will draw participants into conversation about what it means to share a life of vocational ministry as a married couple.
Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at Fuller Seminary California Coast's classrooms at 2021 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. For more information, email email@example.com or call 949-975-0775.
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni/ae Gathering in North Carolina: Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
Fuller alumni/ae and friends will gather Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to hear Fuller Professor of New Testament Interpretation Joel B. Green speak, meet our new Associate Vice President for Alumni/ae and Church Relations Mary Hubbard Given, and view the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-584-5498.
Child SHARE to Honor President Mouw at Gala
Child SHARE, a foster care and adoption ministry founded by Fuller alumna Mary Rotzien, will hold its annual Gala Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, September 27. Fuller President Richard J. Mouw will be honored as Child SHARE's 2008 Guardian Angel, and guests will celebrate Dr. Mouw's visionary leadership and dedication. Learn more at www.childshare.org/newevents.html.
Information Technology Mission Conference
A conference entitled "Check IT Out" will be held Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, in Sunnyvale, California, exploring the ways information technology (IT) and software can support missions and Bible translation. For details and to register, visit www.checkitout.org.
Trauma Response Network Training Opportunity
A Group Crisis Intervention Workshop will be held Friday-Saturday, September 26-27, with popular speaker Diane Myers, at Village Counseling Center in Oakland, California. CEUs available. For details and to register, visit www.eastbaytherapist.org/calendar2/?cal_id=1552.
Training Opportunity for Mental Health Professionals
Alumna Elisabeth Crim (MAT '98, PhDPsy '98) will offer a workshop on "Restoring the Healer" on Sunday, October 19, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Redondo Beach, California. CEUs available. For details and to register, visit www.moonstonecenter.com/Event-RestHealer.html.
Pastoral Job Opening
Tribe of Los Angeles is looking for a head pastor to serve part-time in leading their community. For details, visit www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-09_Tribe.aspx.
Senior Pastor Opening
A Senior Pastor position is open at Grace Community Church of Wasco in Wasco, California. The position is full-time, salary ranging from $46,000 to $56,000, with the addition of some benefits. Contact GCC at 661-758-6588 or email email@example.com.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni/ae whose publications have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
Craig R. Hovey (ThM '03, MAT '99). Speak Thus: Christian Language in Church and World. Cascade Books, 2008.
Robert K. Johnston (BD '70). Reframing Theology and Film: New Focus for an Emerging Discipline. Baker Academic, 2007.
John E. McKenna (Phd '87, MDiv '79). The Great Amen of the Great I-Am: God in Covenant with His People in His Creation. Wipf & Stock, 2008.
Kay D. Paulson (MRE '58). The Wrap-Up: 21 Days to Learn What the Bible Says About the End of the Age. Xulon Press, 2007.
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