(Includes a complimentary festive and lively reception before the performance at 6:45 p.m.)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (Includes a complimentary festive and lively reception before the performance at 6:45 p.m., and a Q&A following the performance with director Paul Sapp and the cast.)
When disgraced ad man Stephen Wurth learns of his daughter’s death, the only thing more shocking than the news is where he must go to retrieve her: the North Pole. There, he’ll be embroiled in a battle for the meaning of Christmas with Santa Claus, Santa’s estranged daughter, a one-time bully, an enigmatic elf, and a host of merry eccentrics. Paul Sapp’s Lady Misrule is a darkly comedic tale from the jolliest place on Earth — a noir-ish exploration of faith, family and the dirty work of doing good deeds.
Senior and One-Year Seminarians planning to participate in the Second Three Years Program (S3YP) must turn in the Intention to Participate and Beginning the Mentoring Process forms. *Please see the Second Three Years Program Page for details.
Dorothy Linthicum and Janice Hicks '17 will discuss their new book, Redeeming Dementia. The book approaches this difficult topic through the lens of science, theology, and spirituality, interwoven with personal stories about their own experiences with dementia as caregivers for their parents.
Collaboration on this project began during an evening class when Linthicum and Hicks realized they had a unique perspective on dementia. Their journey of study and reflection led them to discoveries about the intricacies of the brain and introduced them to ideas from theologians such as David Kelsey and John Swinton. The authors will share their insights and describe how the redeeming power of a loving God led them to a place of hope and trust.
Come hear about these discoveries, including how churches can minister to those with dementia and their caregivers.
Please join Virginia Theological Seminary for these festive events celebrating Lessons & Carols and honoring David Booth Beers, Susan Howatch and Mark A. McIntosh:
Sunday, December 9, 2018
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. – Community Reception in Scott Lounge;
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – David Booth Beers will be awarded the Dean’s Cross for Servant Leadership in Church and Society during Lessons & Carols at Virginia Theological Seminary in Immanuel Chapel.
The Dean’s Cross for Servant Leadership in Church and Society recognizes outstanding leaders who embody their baptismal vows to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”