Tuesday, August 4, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 155



Introducing the new LTSG Sustainability Coordinator...

Alumnus Sam Chamelin is serving as the Seminary’s first Sustainability Coordinator. He is helping to lead efforts that stand on the shoulders of great gardeners such as Sara Gyson, Craig Korte, Jane Mountain, and scores of volunteers. The Green Task Force and The Town and Country Church Institute are excited about the expertise Rev. Chamelin brings to our sustainability initiatives. Visit http://www.ltsg.edu/about-us/green-initiatives/community-garden. Questions about the Green Task Force may be directed to the Office of Communication. Watch for updates and ways to be involved.

Welcome Senior Pastors

We are delighted to welcome the Senior Pastor cohort to Seminary Ridge as part of the Gettysburg Seminary Leadership Academy.

Chapel during Summer Greek

Amanda McCaffery invites you to assist with chapel services during Summer Greek (Aug. 10-28). Please e-mail her at amccaffery@Ltsg.edu if you are able to help with any services Mon. – Fri. @ 11:55am.

House for Rent

A Gettysburg College faculty member on research leave this coming academic year has a house available for rent. Contact Professor Monani at www.salma.monani.org


Moodlerooms Note

Bill Leslie is temporarily out of the office. Please send all support needs for MoodleRooms to ithelp@LTSG.edu. Bill, Andy and Don all receive these emails so it will help to make sure your issue is addressed in a timely manner.




Fall Pilgrimage Series

This fall, you will have the opportunity to experience “pilgrimage” from a variety of religious traditions. Each of the scheduled evenings, we’ll meet in the Valentine Auditorium for a brief introduction and a video on a different pilgrimage to a different site around the world. We begin in Jerusalem and end in Africa, stopping in Lourdes, Japan, India, and Saudi Arabia along the way (from the “Sacred Journeys” DVD series from PBS: www.pbs.org/wgbh/sacredjourneys/content/home/). Mark your calendars and attend as many as you can. Contact Kristin Largen with questions: klargen@Ltsg.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm

EPortfolio Training

On Monday, Aug. 31, a trainer for our new professional ePortfolio System, “Chalk and Wire,” will be on campus for a 9:00 am – 1:00 pm training session. Lunch is provided. These portfolios can aid you in working toward assembling materials for a first call and can potentially be shared with candidacy committees. Reservations are required, and space is limited, so please respond at your earliest convenience to azimmann@Ltsg.edu to reserve a space.

WTC New Student Orientation and Ecumenical Prayer Service 

Gettysburg Seminary students are invited to the Washington Theological Consortium 2015 New Student Orientation and Ecumenical Prayer Service on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4:30-8:30pm at the St. Vincent de Paul’s Chapel, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. followed by dinner and conversation at religious houses (Dominican, Paulist, Benedictine, Franciscan, Carmelite, Sulpician, etc.). If you are interested, please email Julie Ritter in the Dean’s Office: jritter@Ltsg.edu. If enough students want to attend we’ll facilitate transportation.