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Beloved Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary trustee, Rev. Laurie Haller, was elected as a United Methodist bishop on July 14 at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference in Peoria, Illinois. We send our heartfelt congratulations to Rev. Haller and our prayers as she moves into this new role.
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Bishop-Elect Tracy Smith Malone and President Rector
July 13, 2016 — Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone, distinguished alumna and trustee of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, was elected as a United Methodist bishop on July 13 at the North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference in Peoria, Illinois. Smith Malone was the first to be elected bishop at the NCJ Conference held at the Peoria Civic Center July 13-16.
Garrett-Evanston Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program
June 21, 2016 — The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) has awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary a $10,000 grant for the newly formed Garrett-Evanston Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program. The grant announcement was made at the Evanston Community Foundation’s 2016 Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 26th. This year’s grantees were chosen from a pool of 64 applicants in the Evanston community. Garrett-Evangelical is excited and honored to be one of 29 organizations who received a grant from the ECF.
Bishop Don Ott speaking at the 159th Commencement
May 27, 2016 — The Rev. Dr. Tracy Smith Malone and Bishop Donald A. Ott were named 2016 Distinguished Alums at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 159th Commencement on May 13, 2016. Each year Garrett-Evangelical chooses two alums to be honored as Distinguished Alums. One alum is chosen from the most recent 25 years of graduates, and one alum is chosen from alums who graduated over 25 years ago.
Fear Not!
May 23, 2016 — (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Workgroup on Constructive Theology produced and distributed a video titled Fear Not!, which encourages Christians to respond in faith to the dangerous and fearful public discourse of our current political season.
Margaret Ann Crain standing next to the "A is for Activist" quilt
May 6, 2016 — One of these works of art has a special tie to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. The “A is for Activist” themed quilt is a collection of patches created by youth participants in Literature for All of Us as they reflected on violence within their own communities. Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, professor emeritus of Christian education at Garrett-Evangelical assembled the quilt. Although her contributions to the academy and the church have made her one of the most well-known and well-respected scholar practitioners in her field, in her free time, she has been developing her quilting skills. Through her creative participation in this empowering community project, Crain models the importance of engaging in conversations on social justice and compassion within our communities.