COVID-19 Update Friday March 13

March 11, 2020

Lancaster Seminary is continuously monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to safeguard the health of our community. To help lessen the spread of the virus, Lancaster Seminary announces the following actions: Starting Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, April 4, all classroom instruction will move to the online Moodle platform. Post-Easter plans will …

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New Date August 23 Liz Fulmer Presents Singing Our Lives: From Joni To Gaga

February 27, 2020

Sunday, August 23 is the new date for the free concert Liz Fulmer Presents Singing Our Lives: From Joni to Gaga. It is part of our series Music Sundays at the Seminary and was originally scheduled for March 22. Singer, songwriter, and seminarian Liz Fulmer, a member of our Master of Divinity Class of 2020, …

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Jennifer Thompson Named Advancement VP

February 24, 2020

Jennifer Thompson is named vice president of advancement, responsible for all Lancaster Theological Seminary fundraising efforts including The Way Forward, the graduate school’s current $9 million capital campaign. Thompson will join Lancaster Seminary in mid-March from Power Packs Project, a school food-distribution program in Central Pennsylvania, where she was executive director for nearly two years. …

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Kellie Turner Presents Stony The Road – A Musical Journey Celebrating African American History

February 5, 2020

Lancaster Seminary celebrates African American History Month with Stony the Road, a free concert as part of the Music Sundays at the Seminary series. Artist and musician Kellie Turner, MDiv 2018, and friends will sing of struggle, survival, and triumph through spirituals, blues, jazz, and gospel music. Light refreshments will be available after the concert. …

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Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter to speak at Commencement

January 27, 2020

The Rt. Reverend Dr. Nathan D. Baxter will be the speaker at Lancaster Theological Seminary’s 195th Commencement on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

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UCC History & Polity Classes Offered

December 11, 2019

Noncredit, seven-week UCC History and Polity class is offeredon campus from Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 through April 3, 2020. Classes will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Friday afternoons. The cost is $300. Assignments include reading, discussion and writing a final paper that can be used as part of the authorization process for those seeking ordination, …

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Star Organist To Showcase Bach Concertos

December 9, 2019

Dr. Robert Horton, award-winning organist, performs a free concert at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Santee Chapel. Entitled As He Did Unto Others, the organ and harpsichord concert features Bach concertos performed as solo keyboard music. The title alludes to J.S. Bach’s practice of “borrowing” concertos by Antonio Vivaldi for solo keyboard performances. …

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President Lytch To Retire

October 19, 2019

President Carol E. Lytch has announced her plan to retire June 30, 2020, after completing nine years as president of the graduate school of theology. The Rev. Dr. Lytch, 64, was installed in 2011 as the Seminary’s 11th president. She was the first female president of the school, which was founded in 1825. “It has …

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Free Monthly Concerts Debut 10/13

October 9, 2019

On Sunday, October 13 at 4:00 pm, Lancaster Seminary debuts the first in its series of free concerts to be held in Santee Chapel on campus. Organ Spooktacular, the first one-hour concert, features spine-tingling musical selections played on our magnificent pipe organ by the musicians of Allegro con Fuoco. Complimentary light refreshments will be served …

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Courses Open To The Public

July 8, 2019

Lancaster Seminary is opening selected courses to the public and local pastors to audit. Among the first group of courses held during Term One from Aug. 9 – October 19 is the popular Introduction to Theology taught by Professor Lee Barrett. Other Term One courses include Pastoring to the Public; Self, Identity and Conflict; and …

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