The Generations Gala
Celebrating Forty-Five Outstanding Black Alums and the Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians Two Thousand and Seventeen Graduates
May 10, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
The Crystal Ballroom
529 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois
The Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will honor the CBE 45 Outstanding Alums and the Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarian (G-EBS) 2017 graduates at The Generations Gala on May 10, 2017. The keynote speaker is Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Open to alums and friends of CBE and Garrett-Evangelical, The Generations Gala will commemorate 45 years of outstanding work by CBE and celebrate its outstanding alums, as well as raise up and send off the 2017 G-EBS graduates. Fellowship gathering begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. To learn more about the CBE 45 Outstanding Alums, go to CBE45.com.
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Individual tickets are $50 and proceeds go to support the Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE). Garrett-Evangelical students will receive a $10 discount on tickets. CBE Outstanding Alum recipients and Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarian 2017 graduates can receive 1 complimentary ticket. If you or your organization are interested in purchasing a table, please contact Brian Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.866.3923.
Deadline to reserve tickets is April 22, 2017.
Keynote Speaker: Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram
BISHOP GREGORY G. M. INGRAM was appointed presiding prelate of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church on July 4, 2012, during the 49th Quadrennial Session of the denomination’s General Conference, held in Nashville, TN. He presides over seven annual conferences comprising Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Bishop Ingram was elected and consecrated the 118th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2000.
Bishop Ingram has distinguished himself throughout African Methodism, in particular, and the religious community, in general, for his expertise on stewardship and tithing. He is a dynamic preacher and lecturer who is sought after to speak at churches, colleges, universities and civic functions. He has authored a number of publications that are heralded throughout African Methodism. Included among them are Equipping the Saints for Service, The African Methodist Episcopal Church Pastor’s Journal and Quarterly Conference Record Book, The Joy of Giving More Than Enough and The S.A.T. Manual on African Methodism: A Study Guide on the Faith, Beliefs, History and Structure of the World’s Oldest Denomination Founded by Blacks, an acclaimed instructional tool for new members that has been updated and expanded.
Center for the Church and the Black Experience
The Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) is an academic initiative focusing on church life as experienced by Black people. From its inception in 1970, CBE has prepared graduates of Garrett-Evangelical to be "leaders among leaders!" You can learn more about the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical at Garrett.edu/CBE.
If you would like to financially support the endowment of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience, you can make a gift online at Garrett.edu/Giving.
To give by check, please make your check payable to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and put CBE in the memo line. Mail checks to:
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Attn: Development Office
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201
For further ways you can support the mission and work of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience, contact David Heetland, Vice President of Development, at David.Heetland@Garrett.edu or 847.866.3970.