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Dr. James E. K. Hildreth, president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College, will be the commencement speaker at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s 160th Commencement service on May 12, 2017. Hildreth will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The commencement service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Evanston.
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Rabbi Schaalman
February 2, 2017 — Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary’s longest serving adjunct professor, died in his home on Tuesday, January 31 at the age of 100. The longtime leader of Emanuel Congregation in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, former president of the nation's Reform rabbis, and an interfaith pioneer, began teaching at Garrett-Evangelical in 1957 and taught his final course in 2015.
Lilly Endowment Inc. Awards 1.5 Million to Garrett-Evangelical
December 12, 2016 — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary awarded $1.5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help churches launch new ministries that will attract young adults – a population that congregations today are struggling to reach. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s newly announced Young Adult Initiative 2016.
Faith and Finance Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
December 6, 2016 — Lilly Endowment Inc. recently awarded Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary a $750,000 grant to help pastors obtain the education and business skills they need to be financially literate and address the economic challenges facing congregations today. The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson
December 5, 2016 — Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church announces the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Cynthia A. Wilson as associate general secretary effective February 1, 2017. Wilson has served as assistant vice president of student life and dean of students at Garrett-Evangelical since 2012 and will retain her responsibilities till January 31, 2017.
Sacred Sisters Retreat
November 1, 2016 — Registration for the 2017 SACRED Sisters Retreat, a gathering for Black clergywomen, is now open! The 2017 gathering will center on the theme, “Together We Are Reclaiming: Wellness, Spirituality, and Community,” and will take place May 4-6, 2017 in Northbrook, Illinois. During this three-day retreat, participants will learn how to support one another both personally and spiritually in healthy and positive ways through worship, prayer, and intentional rest. This retreat is sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., The United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Ministries, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary's Center for the Church and the Black Experience.