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Six New Groups Selected for S3 (Sabbath, Study, and Service) Project

by Lifelong Learning Staff

2012 S3 Cohort Gathers for Prayer

The Grants Advisory Committee for the S3 (Sabbath, Study, and Service) Project met in October to review applications from nine self-selected peer learning groups. The committee – Deb Mullen, dean of faculty and executive vice-president; Doug Taylor, vice president of institutional advancement; Kevin Park, associate dean of advanced professional studies; Kim Clayton, director of contextual education; Jannan Thomas, CTS alum, PC(USA) clergywoman currently serving as director of transitional ministries for Action Ministries, and former peer group participant; and Sarah Erickson, S3 Project coordinator –read through the nine application packets, including 44 individual applications. They are pleased to announce that six groups comprised of 27 individuals were selected. Remarking on the process, Erickson commented, “This was a stellar pool of proposals and a very competitive process. The diversity – faith traditions and geographic locations – should make for a lively orientation retreat in February.”
The new 2013 cohort will gather for their initial orientation Feb. 18-21, 2013, joining the six outgoing groups (29 participants) in the 2012 cohort, who will gather to reflect upon and evaluate their peer learning experiences.
The six new projects, general locations, and number of participants for the 2013 cohort are:
4 Pastors and a Rabbi – Greater Cleveland, OH (4)
Clergy Sisters Circle – San Francisco Bay Area, CA (5)
Interfaith Conversations – Savannah, GA (4)
Propping Moses – Greater ATL/Athens, GA (6)
Sabbath Seekers in Solidarity – Greater Pittsburgh/Central PA (4)
Sabbath Model of Care – Greater ATL (4)

The six outgoing group projects, locations, and number of participants in the 2012 cohort are:

GO BIG – GA/NC/SC (6)
Improbably Gift of Blessing – Greater Atlanta, FL and MN (5)
Laughing, Swapping, Glimpsing – Southeastern US (6)
New Harmony – Mid-Atlantic region (4)
Reformed Worship II – Southeastern US (4)
Wonder Full Time – Greater Atlanta/NC (4)

The dates for the application process for the 2014 cohort will be announced in April 2013. For information on the S3 Project, click HERE.