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Lutheran Ministry at MIT

A Short History of Hymns
Carl Daw Professor of Music at Boston University
Wed Jan 21, 07-08:15pm, W11 - Main Dining Rm

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Join us for insight into the history of hymns and their continued viability. Using ten of his own hymns, Carl Daw will give us a greater appreciation for how what we sing connects with the worship life, culture and spirituality of our ancestors in the faith. Dr. Carl Daw is Director of the Hymn Society and a Professor of Music at Boston University. He is also the composer and lyricist of many hymns. This event is part of our celebration of international Christian Unity Week.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: Amy McCreath, W16.109, x3-2983, mccreath@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Episcopal Chaplaincy

Centering Prayer
The Rev. Tim Seitz
Tue Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 12-12:45pm, W11-155

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Centering Prayer is a time for rest, meditation, and refreshment with attention to God. Drawing on ancient Christian practices, the time centers on a half hour of silence. Participants usually stay for 5 or 10 minutes afterwards to collect themselves and begin the transition back into our daily lives. The effects of this brief time are powerful and profound and the calming affect lasts throughout the day and lingers throughout the week. Come, take a mini-vacation with the holy and join us.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: The Rev. Tim Seitz, W11-035, x3-2325, tseitz@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Episcopal Chaplaincy

Dinner and a movie
Rabbi Sam Seicol
Wed Jan 28, 06:30-09:00pm, W11 Main Dining Room

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 26-Jan-2009
Limited to 80 participants.
Single session event

There will be a screening the movie "Defending Your Life" (Albert Brooks) over
dinner followed by a panel presentation and communal discussion on views of
life after death. The issues of how life attitudes may be shaped by next life
beliefs will also be presented.
Contact: Rabbi Sam Seicol, W11-039, x3-2982, rabbisam@MIT.EDU
Cosponsor: Hillel

Hymn Sing
Amy McCreath & Tim Seitz
Wed Jan 21, 05:15-06:30pm, W15 - MIT Chapel

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Get your new year off to a good start with an hour of singing your favorite hymns and discovering others' favorites. We'll have hymnals from lots of Christian traditions available, and our pianist will support our song. If you have a hymn to suggest that probably isn't in the hymnals, contact me ahead of time. Stay for hearty (free!) dinner afterwards, and learn about the history of hymns from Carl Daw, Director of the Hymn Society, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Main Dining Room of W11.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/lem
Contact: Amy McCreath & Tim Seitz, W11.007, x3-2983, mccreath@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Episcopal Chaplaincy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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