OCTOBER 2017 | In This Issue
An Invitation to Support the Annual Fund
Register Now for January Term
Sitting for GOEs in January?
Another Way to Support Bexley Seabury
The Joy of Books: Part III
On and Off Campus
Update Your Email Address
Advancing Our Ministry for the Church
An invitation to support the Annual Fund 

Like all accredited Episcopal seminaries, Bexley Seabury serves the church and participates fully in its life, but receives no financial support to carry out its ministry. Rather, our staff and the board of directors and other volunteer leaders are responsible for raising the funds needed
 to bridge the gap between tuition and fees and the full cost of equipping our students for bold inquiry in service of the Gospel. 

THANK YOU if you have recently contributed to the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. If not, we invite you to join those who have stepped forward. Gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible for most donors and help us sustain our tradition of making need-based scholarship support available to all studentsPlease pray over this request and contribute if you are able:

BY MAIL: Susan Quigley, Bexley Seabury, 1407 East 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637
BY PHONE: 773-380-6785

THANK YOU for considering this request.
STUDY YOUR WAY -- January 5-day Intensives & More
Register for credit, CEUs, or enrichment

Refresh your skills...gain perspective...expand your knowledge.
Our course offerings for January 2018 are tailor-made for 21st century ministry teams with ambitious agendas and busy schedules. Each of our five courses will meet on campus in Chicago's Hyde Park/Woodlawn or in London, UK, and will be led by top category experts who have practical experience in challenging ministry settings. 

Week of January 8
  • M-F: "Organizational Systems" with Emelyn Ott 
  • M-F: "Making Mission Possible in Tough Times" with Suzann Holding & Others to be announced 
January 13-19
  • Sat-Friday: "Learning from London" travel course with Jason Fout
Week of January 15
  • M-F: "Diversity and Context" with Eric Law 
Week of January 22
  • M-F: "The Art of Preaching" with John Dally

Sitting for GOEs in January?
Participate in our preparation lectures 

Every January, candidates for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church take General Ordination Exams (GOEs), which are required for ordination. If you or someone you know are gearing up for this rigorous week-long ritual, check into the December GOE prep sessions offered by Bexley Seabury's Professor Jason Fout. 

The upcoming prep sessions are tentatively set for Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 19, beginning at 7:30 pm Central time. The sessions can be attended in person, watched "live" from your favorite internet connection, or watched at a later time. If interested, please send an email to Ron Fox in the president's office at Bexley Seabury.

Bexley Seabury is Now Part of Amazon Smile
Help us make a difference while you shop

For anything you buy at Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% to Bexley Seabury. Amazon Smile offers Amazon's exact same prices, selection and shopping experience with a "mission bonus" for Bexley Seabury paid by Amazon.

All you need to do is go to smile.amazon.com and select Bexley Seabury as your desired charity, or go directly to our unique store page: Bexley Seabury at Amazon Smile

The Joy of Books: Part III
Reading for enlightenment and enjoyment     

What do Bexley Seabury faculty members read, when not reading for classwork, we wondered. So, we asked! 

As inspiration for your next trip to the library or local bookstore, here's how Professor Emerita of Theology and Ethics Ellen Wondra responded to our query:
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy (Knopf, 2017). 
  • Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens (many editions to choose from; first published as a monthly serial May 1864-November 1865). 
  • I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak. (many editions, first published 2002). 
Have you read something you think others would enjoy or find useful?  Send us the details and we'll pass along your recommendations in an upcoming issue of Community News.
On and Off Campus 


Bexley Seabury and Garrett Evangelical student Scott Lybrand Zaucha (left) with Bexley Seabury Professors Milner Seifert and Victor Conrado at St. Mark's, Evanston, Ill. Scott has learned that he is a candidate for ordination, and will be ordained to the transitional diaconate in December. 

In Memoriam 

Enrico Mario Gnasso (SWTS '64) died on March 23, 2017. A "tentmaker" priest, he was at one time bursar and business manager at Seabury-Western. He was a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. To see the complete obituary go to this page

Thomas C. Seitz, Sr. (Bexley Hall '51) died on Jan. 2, 2017. His complete obituary can be found here

We have just learned of the Sept. 24, 2016 death of William C. Shirey  (SWTS '64) in Estes Park, Colo. His obituary can be found here

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