Candler Women's Week to explore stories of women in scripture

The theme for this year's Women's Week at the Candler School of Theology is to explore women's stories--the stories of women in the scriptural tradition and the stories of women who have been associated with Candler.

The program begins on Tuesday, Oct. 22, with a chapel service at 11 a.m. in Cannon Chapel with guest preacher Danna Nolan Fewell `81T'87G. Fewell, who is the associate professor of Old Testament at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, will preach on "The Woman in the Web." A community meal will be held on Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in Brooks Commons with a discussion led by Fewell on "Women at the Well; From Story to Picture."

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, a lunchtime forum on "Stories of Candler: Toward an Oral History" will be held in 106 Cannon Chapel. Candler alumnae will tell the stories of women at Candler through the decades. From 2-5 p.m. an alumnae workshop on "Memories of God" will be led by Maggie Kulyck in 106 Cannon Chapel. The workshop is based on Roberta Bondi's book, Memories of God. The workshop will provide time for creative reflection on the book and on the participants' faith journeys as women and is intended to energize women for their ministries and lives away from Candler. A community meal will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in Brooks Commons. Gail O'Day, associate professor of biblical preaching, and Marcia Riggs, Columbia Seminary, will speak on "Ethical and Responsible Reading of Biblical Stories."

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Rev. Dr. Vashti McKenzie, pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, will preach at an 11 a.m. Chapel service on "Queen of Sheba: Her-story."

For meal reservations, call 874-2756.

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