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Archive for October , 2011

The Heatman Cometh

Posted on October 31, 2011

The Heatman Cometh

 Every fall, it's the same question. When do we make the change? 

Our “vintage “ or “antique” heating and cooling system, which runs on hot or cold water from a boiler or chiller, has only two settings. When it starts to get colder in October, residents begin to wonder: when will we turn on the heat? Those accustomed to adjusting a thermostat whenever they desire may not appreciate the dilemma of old whole-house systems. Once it's on "hot," it stays on "hot" until you turn it to "cold" in the spring. So if you turn to heat too soon, and the usual Nashville late fall heat wave comes along, temperatures inside stay on "hot." Therefore, long term residents…

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Disciples House Opening Retreat

Posted on October 10, 2011

Disciples House Opening Retreat

The Disciples House community began the new academic year with the now-annual Opening Retreat on Sunday and Monday, August 13 and 14.  New and returning students gathered at the Disciples House to pack sleeping bags, pillows, food, and bug spray for the overnight event at Bethany Hills Church Camp near Kingston Springs, Tennessee.

The purpose of the retreat is to spend time together, to get acquainted with the diverse gifts each brings; to worship and build community among residents and non-resident Disciples; to facilitate harmonious living and learning together; and to consider our place in our vocational paths, and the role of School and House in it.

The agenda was full, beginning with worship, welcome, and icebreakers.…

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Aquaponics Seminar 10/2/2011

Posted on October 5, 2011

Disciples House at Vanderbilt was the site of a Food and Politics Seminar led by Disciple MTS2 Wade Archer on Sunday, October 2. Students learned about building a symbiotic fish and plant growing system. Wade Archer explains it all in 2 minutes!

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Fall House Programs

Posted on October 3, 2011

Fall House Programs

On Thursday, September 22, General Minister And President Sharon Watkins joined House residents and local trustees for a home cooked meal, worship, and lively after dinner conversation. Residents shared their reasons for following a call to education for ministry and their hopes for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) they will inherit. See Our Photos for additional pictures.

The next House dinner will coincide with the Cole Lecture at the Divinity School on Thursday evening, October 22.

House Ministry Lunches also occur monthly and offer opportunities for students to think about some of the skills needed for successful ministry. The first Lunch of the fall semester was September 14, with Dean Mark Miller-McLemore talking about “Leading Churches through…

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