Earl Lectures 2010 - Worship & Special Events

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Many exciting events are planned throughout the week.  Come and join the feast, the worship, the music and the conversation.

Monday, January 25

 

Bade Museum lectureBade Museum Lecture: E Pluribus Umma: Secular Fundamentalism and the Aesthetics of Islamic Norms
Munir Jiwa
Bade Museum, Holbrook Hall
free and open to the public - no registration required

Tuesday, January 26

 

candleInvocation & Introduction of Theme and Lectures
Dorsey Blake
Tuesday, January 26, 9:30-10:00am
Ecumenical Center Sanctuary
free and open to the public - no registration required

Each morning the Earl Lectures will open with spiritual and thematic reflection.

 

PSRAlumni/ae of Color Dinner
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00-7:30pm
D'Autremont Hall
free of charge - please register

 

Linda Tillery and the Heritage ChoirLinda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
Performance Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 pm,
Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, 2401 LeConte
NEW: FREE to registered conference attendees. No purchase required.
General Public
: $20 (purchase now)

Linda Tillery is a Grammy nominated vocalist, producer, arranger, and ethno-musicologist dedicated to the research, teaching, and performance of the great African American oral tradition of song, stick, and story--the ancestor of today’s American popular song. The Cultural Heritage Choir is a percussion-driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to help preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music. Their vocals are lush and vibrant, their performances are poignant and uplifting.  More information at http://berkeleyagency.com/html/chc.html

Conference attendance is not required - all welcome.

 

Wednesday, January 27

candleInvocation & Introduction of Theme and Lectures
Jay Johnson
Wednesday, January 27, 9:15-9:45am
Ecumenical Center Sanctuary
free and open to the public - no registration required

Each morning the Earl Lectures will open with spiritual and thematic reflection.

 

PSRPSR Campus Tour
Wednesday, January 27, 12:30-1:15pm
Mudd Lobby
free and open to the public - no registration required

 

CLGSCLGS Luncheon
with Horace Griffin
Wednesday, January 27, 12:30-2:00pm
D'Autremont Hall
$20 general /$5 GTU students - please register

 

PSRCelebration of Distinguished Alumni
Wednesday, January 27, 4:30-5:45pm
Bade Museum, Holbrook Hall
free and open to the public - no registration required

 

PSRAlumni Banquet
Wednesday, January 27, 6:00-8:00pm
D'Autremont Hall
$25 general / $10 PSR students - please register

 

candleWorship - Taize Service
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00- 8:00pm
PSR Chapel
New Spirit Community Church
free and open to the public - no registration required

Taize is a contemplative style of worship developed in Taize, France, in a monastic community developed to break down barriers between Christians.  The Taize style of worship features short meditative songs, which are easily learned and sung repetitively; these songs then become a deep prayer encompassing the depths of our beings. The Earl Lectures Taize service will reflect the boundaries and openings of spirituality within and beyond religion.

New Spirit Community Church is a community in ministry partnership with PSR.  New Spirit values relationships with one another, with the world around us and with the Divine of our understanding, as expressed through ancient and modern prophets, and evident especially in the life and teachings of Jesus.  It is a fusion of UCC, MCC, and DoC.


Lord Save Us

Lord Save Us from Your Followers: Film Viewing and Discussion
J. Ryan Parker, moderator
Wednesday, January 27, 8:00 - 9:30pm
Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, 2401 LeConte
free and open to the public - no registration required
Sponsored by CARE, the GTU Center for Arts, Religion & Education

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers is a fast-paced, highly engaging documentary that explores the collision of faith and culture in America.  PSR has rights to show a special sneak preview, followed by a moderated discussion.

If you were to meet ten average Americans on the street, nine of them would say they believe in God. So why is the Gospel of Love dividing America?  Dan Merchant put on his bumper-sticker-clad jumpsuit and decided to find out why the Gospel of Love is dividing America. After talking with scores of men and women on streets all across the nation, and also interviewing many well-known active participants in today’s “Culture Wars,” Dan realized that the public discussion of faith doesn’t have to be contentious. More information at http://lordsaveusthemovie.com/.

 

Theology on TapTheology on Tap
with Melissa Wilcox
Wednesday, January 27, 9:00 - 10:30pm
La Val's Pizza, 1834 Euclid
no registration required

Casual talk about spirituality within and outside the context of religion. Relax and unwind with beer and pizza at a regular PSR haunt. Get to know plenary speaker Melissa Wilcox and engage in the conversation.  Presented in the tradition of "Theology on Tap" events hosted throughout the country.

 


Thursday, January 28

 

candleClosing Worship: "And Your Soul Will Dance"
Donna Allen and Greg Murai
Thursday, January 28, 10:30-11:15am
Ecumenical Center Sanctuary
free and open to the public - no registration required

Enter into the Mystery and follow where it leads with our Closing Jazz Worship Celebration.  Led by Greg Murai, bay area jazz composer and artist, and Donna E. Allen, pastor and lecturer,  this service will connect the rhythms, harmonies,  and improvisation of jazz music with the human longing of the holy.  Join us as we weave the subtleties and surprises of jazz music with contemporary and ancient texts, movement, prayer and a message by Donna Allen entitled “A Womanist Query: Spirituality as Access, ” into a celebration of life, spirit, bodies, and our pursuit of the divine. Together our souls will dance.

 

Denominational Brunches
Thursday, January 28, 11:15am-1:00pm
D'Autremont Hall (UCC) or Mudd Hall (DOC, ECUSA, MCC, PC-USA, SWB, UMC, UU)
$20 public / $10 GTU students - please register

Hosted by:
DOC - Rita Brock, Faith Voices for the Common Good, Christina Hutchins, Disciple Seminary Foundation;
ECUSA - Jay Johnson, PSR Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Ministry
MCC - Jim Mitulski, New Spirit Community Church, Berkeley
PC-USA - TBA
UCC - Randi Walker, PSR Faculty
UMC - Jeffrey Kuan, PSR Faculty
UU - Russell Menk, Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church, Hayward

 

Muse ReuseDoug Adams Gallery at the Bade Museum
Exhibit Opening Reception: Muse/Reuse: Visual Reflections on Sustainability
Thursday, 5:00-7:00pm,
Bade Museum, Holbrook Hall
free and open to the public - no registration required

Juried exhibition held in conjunction with Epiphany West 2010, Sacred Elements: Creating Sustainable Earth Communities, hosted by the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. This multi-media group show offers an ecumenical look at religious engagement with issues of environmental sustainability. Themes may include population, consumption, and the natural world and their relationship to the ethics and practice of sustainability. Artists include Ventana Amico, Edward Foley, Steven Holloway, Elizabeth Kenneday, Catherine Richardson, and Mariángeles Soto-Diaz.

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