Long Island-area alums are invited to attend a festive and informative luncheonon Wednesday, November 8th @ 12:30p.m.. This will be a time to gather in fellowship, share stories, and hear an update on our beloved Seminary.
Guest presenters from the Seminary will be Union’s new Director of Alumni/ae Affairs, Emily Odom ‘90, and current M.A. candidate, Ms. Thelma Ranjitsingh.
*Please RSVP by Friday, November 3rd to Emily Odom ’90 | (212) 280-1419
Long Island-area chapter leaders – Tom Philipp ‘62 and Tom Goodhue ‘75 – look forward to seeing you there!
Thelma Ranjitsingh has been an educator all of her adult life, teaching English to adults in both India and Canada. Currently, she is in her final year of the Master of Arts program at Union Theological Seminary. Once she completes her doctorate on Paul’s preaching of genuine solidarity in the body of Christ—where the former cosmos of Aristotelian binary has disappeared to give way to a messianic dynamic of integration and fellowship—Thelma plans on working among the communities of Tamilnadu, India, toward the establishment of an egalitarian community, which she believes should start from the church. Thelma says that her education at Union is empowering her to join in the destruction of the hierarchical system of caste which remains in place today in large part due to Mahatma Gandhi. One of her dreams is to set up literacy and soft skill institutes in India to help the marginalized and the disadvantaged find jobs.
Location Details: Take Commack Road north from either the LIE (exit 52 from the West or exit 53 from the East) or Northern State Parkway (exit 43). Go north on Commack Road, then turn left onto Hauppauge Road. You will see a library on the northwest corner. Proceed west on Hauppauge Road past the library. The next driveway is The Presbytery Center, home to The Presbytery of Long Island. Come in through the entrance facing the street.