Reformation Heritage Lecture, Finkenwalde Day

October 31 at 11 a.m.

Hodges Chapel

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, will be this year's speaker for the annual Reformation Heritage Lectures. His lecture will take place during the 11 a.m. community worship service.

Oct. 31 also will be our annual Finkenwalde Day. Since its inception in 2015, Finkenwalde Day has become a Beeson tradition that brings our community together for a day of prayer, meditation, worship, lectures, singing, recreation, fellowship at table, and other activities modeled on the daily routine of Bonhoeffer and his students. This year we are inviting Beeson alumni and friends to join us for this special day, featuring a lecture by the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, president of the North American Lutheran Seminary. 

To participate in Finkenwalde Day, please view the full schedule below, and then complete the reservation form to indicate which portions of the day you will attend. For planning purposes, we can only accept reservations until October 15, 2017. If you need to cancel or change your reservation after October 15, email Christy Harper at

Finkenwalde Day Schedule, October 31, 2017

7:45-8 a.m. - Gathering welcome in Beeson Commons – coffee and fruit provided

8-8:30 a.m. - Morning Worship – Hodges Chapel – Robert Smith, Presider

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Announcements and Group Photo – Hodges Chapel

8:45-10 a.m. - Lecture – Hodges Chapel – “Singing the Reformation” – Amy Schifrin, Lecturer

10:10-10:45 a.m. - Mentor Groups gather to reflect and pray (Alumni and friends included)

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Worship Service and Holy Communion – Hodges Chapel – “Preaching Up a Storm” – Timothy George, Preacher and Celebrant

12:15-1:15 p.m. - Community Lunch – Beeson Commons

1:15-1:45 p.m. - “Praying for Reformation” – Mentor Groups gather for prayer (Alumni and friends included)

1:45-3 p.m. - Community Recreation – activities include flag football, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, board and card games, trivia, praise and hymn sing, and a Martin Luther movie viewing

3 p.m. - Closing Prayer and Benediction 

Finkenwalde Day Reservation Form

Thank you for your interest in attending Finkenwalde Day. Reservations have closed, but we invite you to join us for Community Worship and the Reformation Heritage Lecture given by Dr. Timothy George at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel.