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An Invitation for Clergy and Laity to Attend the EUB Heritage Symposium and Evangelical Theological Seminary Reunion

December 11, 2015

From a hymn sing in Koten Chapel to a discussion of the theology of piety and Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) history and mission, “Finding our Way Forward: Learning from our EUB Heritage and Discerning the Future” will bring together friends – old and new – to explore how the history of the EUB Church offers guidance for the future. Co-sponsored by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and North Central College, this EUB Heritage Symposium and Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS) Reunion will take place March 16-18, 2016 at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

Event highlights include:

  • A presentation on the theology of piety and a presentation on the history of splits and reconciliation in the EUB heritage by Dr. Jim Stein (ETS ’56)
  • Exploring EUB mission with Dr. Robert Harman (ETS ’62)
  • The theology of Dr. Solomon Gamertsfelder in a changing world led by Dr. Kempton Hewitt (ETS ’64)
  • A study on how pietistic theology informs a theology for the care of the earth by Garrett-Evangelical professor, Dr. Timothy Eberhart
  • Dr. Jim Will (ETS ’52) will preach using his sermon that won a national “best seminary student sermon” contest in 1951 when he was a student at ETS
  • Presentation on the EUB heritage at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary by Dr. Lallene J. Rector, president of Garrett-Evangelical
  • A service of communion with former ETS professors: Dr. Hewitt, Dr. Stein, Dr. Tholin, and Dr. Will
  • A reunion of ETS alumni and professors
  • A hymn sing in Koten Chapel, former ETS chapel
  • A display of historical items from the EUB Church

Though all laity and clergy who have an interest in EUB traditions and its continued relevance in today’s society are invited, alumni of Evangelical Theological Seminary are especially encouraged to attend. The event will be held in the former ETS buildings that are now owned by North Central College. ETS, which was located in Naperville, Illinois and founded as a seminary of the Evangelical Church (later the Evangelical United Brethren) in 1873, joined with Garrett Theological Seminary in 1974 to form Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary.

The registration fee is $100 and includes five meals. A one-day rate, as well as a spouse/guest rate, is available. The event will be entirely accessible for those with physical disabilities. DVDs of the event sessions are also available for an additional fee. To register and learn more, go to Registrations are due by February 24, 2016.