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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of United Methodist Deacons

Celebrating 25 Years of the Order of Deacon in the UMC

Since the establishment of the Order of Deacon in 1996, Garrett-Evangelical has remained committed to preparing deacons of The United Methodist Church for service both within the local congregation and in communities around the globe. We join with so many others and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Order of Deacon in The United Methodist Church!

The 25th Anniversary celebration includes three events and a service of worship during April 2021. You are encouraged to join us for any or all of the four events. All events will be held online via Zoom. To register for any or all of these four events, click on the "Register Now" button.

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Schedule of Events | April 13, 17, and 24, 2021 | Via Zoom

Inaugural Margaret Ann Crain and Jack L. Seymour Endowed Lecture in Christian Education and Deacon Studies
Featuring Rev. Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, Boston University, School of Theology
Tuesday, April 13, 2021  |  11:10 a.m. (CDT)
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Already but Not Yet: How Inspiration, Persistence, Genius, and Intrigue Set Us on the Road to a Full and Equal Order!
A presentation featuring Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann Crain, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Tuesday, April 13, 2021  |  4:00 p.m. (CDT)
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A Service of Worship
Featuring deacons from across The United Methodist Church connection
Saturday, April 17, 2021  |  11:00 a.m (CDT)
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SOCIAL JUSTICE: Deacons in Ministry
A panel discussion featuring Rev. Doris Dalton, Rev. Hank Jenkins, and Rev. Paul Perez and moderated by Rev. Martina Efodzi
Saturday, April 24, 2021  |  11:00 a.m. (CDT)
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This celebration in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Order of Deacons in The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a collaboration of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, the Deacon Order Chairs Planning Group, and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of the UMC.

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