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[Common Cup: January 18, 2018] Need time with staff from Student Services and Enrollment?

Here’s when they will be on the Gettysburg campus the week of January 22-26.
Kim Clark, Director of Financial Aid: Monday, January 22, 9:00-3:00
Rev. Heidi Rodrick Schnaath, Director of Student Services: Tuesday, January 23, 9:00 – 4:30 & Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 – 1:00
We’ll be hanging out on the first floor of Valentine.
Bring your questions to us. We have answers!

[Common Cup: ] There is such a thing as a FREE MEAL!

Student Services is hosting a free meal for students taking intensive courses on the Gettysburg campus the week of January 22-26. Any students, staff or faculty on campus are also encouraged to attend and bring your family. Join us Tuesday, January 23, at 5:30 pm in the Refectory. The menu will be vegetarian and meat chili, toppings, bread, salad and dessert.

[Common Cup: ] Preaching Orientation Session

Dr. Karyn Wiseman will be holding a Preaching Orientation Session on the Philadelphia campus for students who plan to take Ministerial Leadership, Spring 2018, but have not taken a Preaching Course yet. The session will be held on:
Date: Monday – February 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Brossman Center – Room 201
Please email: Lyn Jackson at if you plan to attend.

Speaking Against the Void

by Dr. Theresa Latini President, United Lutheran Seminary In recent days in the United States of America, we’ve been awash in moral outrage, and rightly so. Politicians, news commentators, pastors, theologians, global leaders, and ordinary citizens have risen up in opposition to President Trump’s references to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “sh**hole countries.” […]

[Common Cup: January 15, 2018] Preaching Intensive Session

Dr. Karyn Wiseman will present a half-day Preaching Intensive Session. The session will provide a brief introduction for students who have not yet taken Intro of Preaching or similar course.
This session is strongly encouraged and especially recommended for students currently in a Ministerial Leadership placement.
The session will be held on Monday, Feb 5, 1:00-4:00pm in Valentine 206, United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg campus.

[Common Cup: ] Building Safer and More Welcoming Congregations for LGBTQ+ Youth

Faith, Hope & Love: Building Safer and More Welcoming Congregations for LGBTQ+ Youth
Registration for this event in the New Jersey Synod, opens January 16. Held on March 17, 2018, at Abiding Presence in Ewing, NJ, this gathering of the church will bring together youth, young adults and adults eager to celebrate the rich diversity of God’s people and learn how to make their homes, congregations and communities a safer, more welcoming place for LGBTQ+ children and youth. For more information go to:

[Common Cup: ] Chapel Wednesday in Gettysburg

Since there are no classes being held this week, there will be no chapel services except on Wednesday. At 11:45 AM on Wednesday, there will be a short service of Holy Communion in the chapel, led by Mark Oldenburg.

[Common Cup: ] Follow along with students’ trip to South Africa

Students from the Gettysburg Campus are traveling to South Africa this January to experience the unique and complex places, stories, and people. Follow along with students’ pictures and reflections here:

[Common Cup: ] Lost & Found

A bag of computer cables was found outside of Valentine Hall on Wednesday. Please see Sherry at the reception desk if you lost these cables!