Alumni Events

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Return & Learn: Worship at the Beginning of Endemic COVID: What the Church Can Learn From What We Learned from COVID with Rev. Dr. C. Riddick Weber


Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
MTS, Bahnson Center, Genadendal Room and Zoom

The outbreak of COVID motivated many churches, both congregations and denominations, to make changes they never thought they would or could make. This evening we will raise questions about what churches could or should do to “return to normal,” and what adaptations might we want to retain?

Register by Sept. 21

Return & Learn: Reading the Bible for the Sake of the Planet
with Dr. Julia M. O'Brien


Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
LTS, Lark 206 and Zoom

What does it mean to read the Bible in the context of the environmental crisis of our time? In this session, Dr. O’Brien overviews interpretative strategies that do (and don’t) provide helpful resources for the future. 

Register by Oct. 11 

Return & Learn: New Research in Moravian History with Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood


Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
MTS, Haupert Union Building, UBC Room and Zoom

The past two decades have been a great time for scholarship on the Moravian Church and its history. Some of this is groundbreaking research on unexamined aspects of the history while others have been revisiting and revising Moravian history. This session will focus on recent works in the series Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies (Penn State), The Journal of Moravian History, and the 2022 conference on Moravian missions, slavery, and indigenous peoples. 

Register by Nov. 7

Return & Learn: Preach Less, Sing More: A Faithful Response to Congregational Stress with Rev. Dr. Catherine E. Williams


Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at 7 p.m.
LTS, Lark 206 and Zoom

A sermon infused with or surrounded by music lands differently in the hearts of listeners. This lecture demonstrates how preaching might utilize the gift of congregational song to “make the wounded whole.”

Registration coming soon.

Return & Learn: Lenten Scriptures with Dr. Brigidda Bell


Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 at 7 p.m.
MTS, Bahnson Center, Genadendal Room and Zoom

Registration coming soon.

Return & Learn: Changing Christian Landscape with Dr. Lee C. Barrett


Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023 at 7 p.m.
LTS, Lark 206 and Zoom

Registration coming soon.