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Schedule of Inaugural Events

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013

7:30 PM
Praying the Hours
An Evening of Worship and Film
Including a screening of “None: The Prayer of the Mournful Songwriter”

Please note the change of venue:
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

More about the evening »

*Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish, Korean & American Sign Language
동시통역 이용 가능---서반어, 한국어, 미국수화
Interpretación simultanea disponible en español, coreano y lenguaje de señas americano

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013

10:00 AM
Service of Inauguration 
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church
500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Join the Fuller community for the official Inaugural proceedings as Dr. Mark Labberton is inducted as Fuller Theological Seminary’s fifth President. This sacred time of worship and dedication will honor Fuller's legacy and celebrate its future.

Visiting Dignitaries, Faculty & Board of Trustees: The academic processional will form at 9:30 am in the chapel of First United Methodist Church.

*Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish, Korean & American Sign Language
동시통역 이용 가능---서반어, 한국어, 미국수화
Interpretación simultanea disponible en español, coreano y lenguaje de señas americano

11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Lunch Reception
Arol Burns Mall, Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

All are welcome for this international lunch celebration, featuring live music, student testimonies and more!

*Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish, Korean & American Sign Language
동시통역 이용 가능---서반어, 한국어, 미국수화
Interpretación simultanea disponible en español, coreano y lenguaje de señas americano

2:00–5:00 PM
Symposium 
“Windows on the Church in the World: A U.S. and Global Panel”
Sanctuary, First United Methodist Church

This academic symposium will engage the community in a compelling conversation about the great joys and challenges of God's people and of the world today.

Meet the panelists »

*Simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish, Korean & American Sign Language
동시통역 이용 가능---서반어, 한국어, 미국수화
Interpretación simultanea disponible en español, coreano y lenguaje de señas americano

For questions about inauguration activities, please call (800) 617-3209.

INAUGURATION ARTWORK

Makoto Fujimura - Tears of Christ

Why This Artwork?

A NOTE FROM DR. LABBERTON

I am drawn to abstract art, and love the work of master artist Makoto Fujimura, whose "Tears of Christ" we are privileged to represent here. When I first saw this piece, and learned its title, I was deeply moved by the profound layers of beauty and suffering embodied in it. What appealed to me was the vivid intensity of it, the expression that portrays not a two-dimensional caricature of the core event of our faith, but a rich, multi-layered experience of beauty, imagination, empathy, compassion, and hope. That's quite a lot for one painting to contain.

When Mako started painting in traditional Nihonga tradition, "beauty" was not a word spoken in the world of art without contempt; yet he eschewed the fleeting enthusiasms of that trend and built his work with his soul as guide. This, to me, is clearly evident in this painting which merges so beautifully our shared faith and the richly layered beauty therein. I am so happy that we are able to use it for all the printed materials relating to my inauguration as the fifth president of Fuller Theological Seminary. I can think of no more elegant companion to my inaugural theme to "have this mind among you" (Philippians 2:1-11), than this, and I am grateful to my friend Mako for the gift of its use.

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ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Makoto Fujimura

Charis-Kairos (The Tears of Christ)

BY MAKOTO FUJIMARA

80" x 64", Mineral Pigments, Gold on Belgium Linen

Painting from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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