September 2014
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Reserve Your Copy!
We are delighted that as part of our 230th year of ministry, Dr. John Coakley, Professor of Church History for the past 30 years, is writing a new history of our beloved seminary. You are invited to become a sponsor of the pictorial history by contributing $50 toward its publication. If we receive your gift by October 1, 2014, your name will be listed in the initial pages as a sponsor and we will send to you an autographed copy.

Please read in Dr. Coakley's own words his vision for this book:

"New Brunswick Theological Seminary: an Illustrated History, 1784-2014."

To mark the 230th anniversary of the seminary and the opening of the new campus, this volume celebrates the school's history in pictures and text. The pictures-some of them familiar, others rarely seen-convey a narrative of the seminary's life from its beginnings in the late 1700s until today. The text is an essay on the mission of this community of faith and learning as it has evolved in that stretch of time, from the early years when the classes were held in the studies of pastor-professors, through the decades when the school shared the quarters of "Old Queens" with Rutgers College, and then through its century and a half on "Holy Hill," all the way to the current moment of relocation to the carefully planned new building at 35 Seminary Place. It's our hope for this book that alumni and alumnae, and all friends of the seminary, will find in the story that the pictures and words convey-even the parts that they may not have known before-a sense of their own place in that story, and be reminded of their own belonging in the community of this ancient school, and their own part in its mission.

Thank you for your participation in this significant way of marking this moment in the history of New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

Gregg A. Mast

To reserve your copy:

Click here to donate online.(In the notes section on PayPal, please indicate how you would like your name to appear in the book).
If you would like to mail in your donation and reserve your book, please mail to Ramona Larsen at 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.(Please indicate how you would like your name listed in the book)
If you have any questions, please email or call 732-247-5241 Ext. 350.

October 11th - NBTS and Payne Theological Seminary join together and host a lecture with Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak
Payne Theological Seminary, the oldest African-American Seminary in the United States, and New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary in North America, are pleased to announce a new partnership to create and nurture an inspired generation of justice-seeking leaders for the church and the world. With more than 350 years of theological education between us, these historic institutions have begun to imagine how their common and passionate commitment to justice and reconciliation can be shared to help create a new world for God.

We are delighted to announce the launching of the New BrunswickPayne AME Center for Theological Education that will begin when we spend a day with the Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, a prophetic and pastoral presence in the birth and growth of a new South Africa. We invite you to join us Saturday, October 11 in New Brunswick Theology Seminarys new seminary building, located at the corner of College Avenue and Seminary Place in the heart of Rutgers University. Because there is limited seating in the new chapel (150), it will be necessary for you to reserve a place at the table. As we come together for this historic event, lunch will be provided by the seminaries and Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Presiding Prelate of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Please note the schedule for the day: 9:00 a.m., Registration and Welcome; 9:30 a.m., Introductions; 9:45 a.m., Dr. Boesak will address the timely and timeless challenge: A Struggle for Reconciliation: Confession, Justice and Unity; 11:15 a.m., Conversation over lunch; 1:00 p.m., Closing Worship with Dr. Boesak preaching. Participants must be seated by 9:30 a.m. or the limited seats will be made available to those without registration.

We are excited, indeed deeply expectant, about what God will do through us in the years ahead. We invite to you be a part of the opening day of our new partnership. Knowing that seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, please respond at your earliest convenience by e-mailing your intentions to Yasha People at or call 732-247-5241 ext. 103.

Thursday. October 2nd, 5:00pm-6:15pm, Reformed Church Center Event - "Dinner & Discussion" with Claudette Reid, RCA Facilitator of Global Mission Engagement.
Please join us for "Dinner & Discussion" with Claudette Reid on Thursday, October 2nd from 5:00 until 6:15 in Hageman Hall. In her new role, she is coming alongside congregations to help them discover how they may engage in taking their next (or first) step toward global mission engagement. Ms. Reid will be talking to us about the current RCA Global Mission Focus Areas and how local congregations and individuals can connect with RCA partners and projects in ways that can go beyond a financial transaction. Everyone is welcome. Please RVSP to by September 29th. $5 donation, but no charge for students/faculty/staff. - James Brumm, Director, Reformed Church Center, NBTS.

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