FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
DECEMBER 12 | 5:15PM | MIT CHAPEL
||Service of Light, word and song, MIT Chapel W15
||Christmas Caroling in Lobby 7
||Festive Holiday Reception in W11 Large Dining Room
NOVEMBER 21 | 5:15PM | W11 LARGE DINING ROOM
It is a tradition at LEM that every year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we come together in fellowship and thanksgiving to share a meal together. All are welcome. We gave thanks for those who were in our midst that marvelous night with so many visitors! It’s the blessing of hospitality, ours and God's.
COMING OUR WEEK SERIES: GOD IS GREAT. GAY IS GOOD
In October, LEM sponsored a 3-part Coming Out Week series that included a film screening, worship and dinner with Bishop Gene Robinson, and an interfaith panel. The series was a tremendous success and drew individuals from area schools as well as a diverse set of MIT students and Alumns.
FILM SCREENING: LOVE FREE OR DIE
Thursday, October 4 | MIT 6-120
The film was followed by a conversation led by Rev. Dr. Patrick S. Cheng, queer theologian, Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, and by Shannon Fennema, feminist theologian, Harvard Divinity School.
AN EVENING WITH BISHOP GENE ROBINSON
Wednesday, October 10 | MIT W11 Main Dining Room
70 students and clergy from area chaplaincies participated in a festive Eucharist at which Bishop Robinson preached and celebrated. In his message he recalled the life of Vida Dutton Scudder whose saints day it was. He challenged us all to identify our prophetic callings, and have us tips on how to choose and sustain faithful responses to that call. Afterward, the bishop enjoyed a supper and conversation with the gathered community. It was an extraordinary evening and we are grateful to Bishop Gene for his time among us.
COMING OUT FAITHFUL
Thursday, October 11 | MIT 4-145
Perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people of faith described their experiences in their communities and churches. Individuals from a variety of religious traditions spoke in honest conversation. Possible contours of an interfaith model for institutional reformation were explored. Co-sponsored with GLBT@MIT and the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT.
FALL RETREAT WITH PSCOMM
SEPTEMBER 21-23 | CASCO, MAINE
Protestant Chaplain John and the Protestant Student Community will be our hosts at John’s cabin on Parker Pond. “There are no other folks around.” There will be canoes, kayaks, rowboats, a field and hiking trails nearby. Scheduled group event Saturday evening and Sunday worship. Sleeping bags recommended. If you would like to join us in Maine, email chaplain Kari Jo firstname.lastname@example.org
11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FAIR
September 28 | 1-3:00pm | Stata
The Fair is traditionally held each year early in the fall semester and provides MIT students, recent graduates an opportunity to learn about ways that they can become engaged in international development through student groups, non-profit organizations, academic course offerings and other activities on and around MIT's campus. For more information go to: http://web.mit.edu/tac
The Technology and Culture Forum @ MIT is an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of MA.
Watch a short video about T&C on Tech TV!
FALL AFTER DINNER SERIES
WELCOME AND HOMECOMING PICNIC
with BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 | W11
Every fall we consecrate our backpacks, laptops, ipads, cell phones, keys, and even bicycles to God. Just imagine what God can and will do through all of those gifts resources this year!
DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 | W11
Paul Quimby, President of LEM, tells all about LEM, the Church, and religious life at MIT in this thrilling exposé.
ARE YOU SAVED?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | W11
We will explore diverse Christian understandings of salvation.
PLURALISM AND PROCLAMATION
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | STATA CENTER
Are Christians supposed to evangelize? The Rev. Leslie Sterling from St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge will be our guest preacher, and help lead the conversation afterwards.