Community Connections

Contributors to our blogs are faculty, alumni, and students of Seminary of the Southwest sharing their reflections from the context of a community of faith. We hope you enjoy reading, and we invite your comments.

Rev. Samuel Lloyd III: Praying for Healing after the Marathon Bombings

 

As Boston continues to recover from Monday’s terrorist attack, we at Trinity Church continue to pray for our city and especially for those who were maimed, killed, or who lost loved ones in the bomb blasts. A day of happy celebration—Patriots Day, a winning day for the Red Sox, and above all the Boston Marathon—was turned into a nightmare of screams and bloodshed.

The Role of the Preacher in the Sermon

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Ash Wednesday 2013

 

Southwest Students Attend Interfaith Retreat

Haiti Blog Post 16-Laundry

 

Haiti Blog Post 16- January 20, 2012

Laundry…

Laundry might seem like a silly thing to write about, but today it has been on my mind.  I take my wonderful big washing machine and dryer for granted.  But, the ladies here take great pride in cleaning the laundry.

Smokin' for Mission BBQ Competition for Episcopal Relief & Development

Smokin' for Mission: Students Plan BBQ Competition to support Episcopal Relief & Development

On February 2, the community at Seminary of the Southwest will gather for an afternoon of fun-filled BBQ competition at the seminary campus. The teams have been preparing for weeks, honing their BBQ skills around the grill and are now ready to show each other who the real grill masters of the seminary really are!

The best part of the event: all of the profits from the event are going directly to support the mission of Episcopal Relief & Development!

Haiti Project-Post 6

 

Haiti Blog Post 6- January 7, 2012

In three short days, I have settled in to Haitian life.  My body is covered with mesquite bites, I am enjoying the slower pace, and I am just plain dirty! 

Fruit Champagne

Beyond the Walls

We’re staying in the rectory of St. Simeon’s Episcopal Church in Croix de Bouquets.  St Simeon’s sits within a high wall with its school at the back and the rectory across the parking lot.  I am working on drawing a map of everything inside the wall for you, but it isn’t finished yet.  The wall between the parking lot and the rectory is topped with broken bottles and two guards stand watch over the gates at night. 

Haiti Project-Post 5

 

Haiti Blog Post 5- January 6, 2012- The Feast Day of Epiphany

Ricardo…

Ricardo was one of the first children in the Nutrition Program.  He is from Crochu, a small, poor town in the Mountains.  Carmel brought his mother, baby sister Crystal and his other siblings to Croix-de-Boutique to try and save his life.  Carmel and her team were very successful and his is thriving!  He is now 10 years old and in the 3rd grade.  He has befriended Kellaura and they play lots of cards together!

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