Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SALTy gap year opportunity -->Fwd: Serve a year in Appalachia



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From: Christian Appalachian Project Volunteer Program <volunteer@chrisapp.org>
Subject: Serve a year in Appalachia
Date: May 17, 2016 at 12:00:44 PM CDT

Christian Appalacian Project Volunteer Program | Service Community Spirituality

Hi Rev. James,

As many of our current long-term volunteers finish up their commitment with Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), we are looking toward the future and the next group of compassionate and mission-driven individuals who will join our mission in Eastern Kentucky. We are currently accepting applications for volunteers to begin a year of service this August, and I ask you to consider whether you or someone you know is called to be a CAP volunteer.

Elyse during story time at the CDC

Long-term volunteers address issues of poverty, education, substandard housing, hunger, and more. Volunteers may choose to live in one of our intentional Christian communities, or live independently. CAP long-term volunteers receive a modest stipend, health insurance, and potential student loan deferment. Long-term volunteering with CAP is a transformative experience, with opportunities for spiritual growth, professional development, and vocational discernment.

Brian teaching during WorkFest

Are you called to the mountains? Apply today, or reply to this email to learn more. If you know someone who would be a great volunteer, please forward this email and encourage them to consider a year of service.

Kitchen crew at WorkFest

Thank you for your continued interest in CAP's mission and volunteer opportunities.

Peace,
Julianna O'Brien
CAP Volunteer Program

Current Volunteer Needs

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volunteer@chrisapp.org | 606-256-0973

Christian Appalachian Project | 310 Beiting Lane | Mount Vernon, Kentucky 40456 | US

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James Wetzstein
University Pastor
james.wetzstein@valpo.edu

Helge Center, Room 117
office: 219.464.6794
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630 

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Congrats on a successful campaign!

Hey SALTers!

I hope you all are enjoying your first bit of summer. I just wanted to let you all know that you did it! You raised $30,000! ($30,381.64 to be exact).

I am extremely grateful and proud of all of the work that every single one of you put in this semester. You all did some amazing work, and you helped raise money for and educated people about a serious crisis happening in the world. I hope you continue to pray for and support Syria as the crisis continues to unfold. Your work was extremely important, and I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside you all. 

I hope you all have wonderful summers, and I can't wait to see what you all will do in the coming years! Congratulations again on a successful WRC!

Blessings, 
Katie

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Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Re: Hilltop Food Pantry Donation Collection

Fantastic.
Thanks
Pr. Jim


On May 12, 2016, 12:12 PM -0500, Shannon Segin <shannon.segin@valpo.edu>, wrote:
Hello SALTers, 

If you are still in the Valpo area, we need your help! The Hilltop meal plan donations raised over $9000 worth of food that is to be packed and delivered tomorrow morning.

If you are available, meet at 10:30am tomorrow at the turnaround in between the chapel and the union. You can also bring friends! We will load the trailer and deliver the food to Hilltop as many times as necessary to be sure all of the food gets delivered.

For those of you that can help out, see you there! For those that are no longer in the area, have a wonderful summer!

In peace,
Shannon

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Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair

Hilltop Food Pantry Donation Collection

Hello SALTers, 

If you are still in the Valpo area, we need your help! The Hilltop meal plan donations raised over $9000 worth of food that is to be packed and delivered tomorrow morning.

If you are available, meet at 10:30am tomorrow at the turnaround in between the chapel and the union. You can also bring friends! We will load the trailer and deliver the food to Hilltop as many times as necessary to be sure all of the food gets delivered.

For those of you that can help out, see you there! For those that are no longer in the area, have a wonderful summer!

In peace,
Shannon

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Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

from the state department: how campuses are helping refugees

SALTers,
Here's some interesting stuff that's relevant to the WRC

Pr.  Jim 
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James Wetzstein
University Pastor
james.wetzstein@valpo.edu

Helge Center, Room 117
office: 219.464.6794
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630 

see my calendar @ 








Present for Heckler and Social Media Sharing!

Hey SALTers!

I hope you all are enjoying your Reading Day. 

Just two quick things- there is a post up on Instagram and Facebook about donating to the WRC. Please go and share it. Just keep sharing it and getting people to donate. 

Second, the large poster of President Heckler that was printed out for C4C is underneath the tv when you first walk into the Helge Center. If you could stop by in the next few days and sign it, that would be wonderful. We are planning on giving it to him as a gift for his help. 

Happy studying!
Katie

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Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

just in time for finals, an article on Grit

Hey SALTers,
Dr Cedel sent this article my way and I thought you might find it an interesting read.
I was especially taken by the idea of seeing failure as a part of success.
Blessings to you all!
Pr.  Jim 

Last SALT Meeting of the Year

Hello SALTers,

It is a beautiful day, and I hope you enjoyed waking up with the sun shining through your blinds. Tonight we will meet for the last time of the year. We will meet at our regular 9:30pm time in the Helge Center, however we will move outside shortly after congregating together. We will spend the remainder of the night outside, so dress appropriately for the weather! 

It has been a wonderful year serving with all of you, and I am joyful for the opportunity to celebrate and remember the year that we have had together. I look forward to seeing you tonight.

In peace,
Shannon

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Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair

Monday, May 02, 2016

Campus Companions Therapy Dogs!

Hi SALTers!

If you are stressed and in need of some dogs, stop by the Chapel for Campus Companions, a program run by the Chapel that brings therapy dogs to campus! I have attached a flyer with dates for finals week! Stop by and visit! Feel free to email me or Jennifer.Kvasnicka @valpo.edu with any questions. Thanks!

Peace,
Brittany

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Brittany Barkus
Valparaiso University '17
Elementary Education - Minors in Chemistry and Theology
Deaconess Student
Christ College Scholar
President of Pi Delta Chi Deaconess Student Organization
Chem Club VP of Chemistry in the Schools
Peer Minister - Brandt Hall
Hospitality Attendant at the Chapel of the Resurrection

Saturday, April 30, 2016

SALT End of the Year Survey

Hey SALT!

Thank you all for you service and enthusiasm at the C4C this morning. The event would not have been possible without your help, and your energy despite the cold and rainy weather made a world of difference! I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as I did.

As we are all well aware, the end of the year is fast approaching, and so naturally our time together as this year of SALT is coming to a close. This calls for reflection on the year, and SALT would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes in the next couple days to fill out this survey.

Our last Tuesday night meeting is this week at 9:30, and we will reflect on our time together this year, so this form might act as a start to your reflection on the year.

Again, thank you for all you have done both today and throughout the year, and I look forward to Tuesday night!

In peace,
Shannon

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience this past year as a member in SALT.

I've invited you to fill out the form SALT End of the Year Survey. To fill it out, visit:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NG6fKv8u27hrTUJ8DoUOcF1MbOGdjbK0xLpp7WhoQsI/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

Friday, April 29, 2016

Repost SALT's Last Facebook/Instagram Post

Hey SALTers, 

Please go and repost or share the last post made by SALT on Facebook and Instagram. While you're at it, repost one of the posts about C4C too. We want to try and raise as much as we can in the next 24 hours!

Have a great day!
Katie

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Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair