Welcome to Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop

posted Sep 27, 2014, 10:04 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Sep 27, 2014, 10:11 PM ]

Presenter: Dr. James Perkinson, Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology
at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary

 WS 310 
Workshop Title:

The State of the City - Part II

 October 12, 2014 

9:00 am - Noon

Workshop Fee: $40

This workshop will construct a narrative of the “emergency of Detroit” in light of Mark’s Gospel as
a particular narrative of a 1st century Palestinian “emergency,”
 addressed by the social 
movements convened by John the Baptizer and Jesus of Nazareth.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, President
Workshop will be held at: Ecumenical Theological Seminary, 2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48201

Open House

posted Sep 26, 2014, 8:49 PM by Pamela Johnson

Do you feel you have a higher calling?
We have a program for you.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Ministry

Master of Divinity

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Programs Offered

Certificate in Theological Studies

Urban Ministry Diploma

Muslim Chaplaincy Program

Continuing Education

Open House

 Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm


Learn how an ETS program can help you be prepared for your future.

For more details contact: Dr. Patricia Chunn, Director of Admissions,

pchunn@etseminary.edu or by phone, at 313.831.5200, extension 217.

RSVP to: recruitment@etseminary.edu

Worship Week

posted Sep 26, 2014, 8:41 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Sep 26, 2014, 8:41 PM ]

All are invited to attend Worship Week

Monday through Thursday
October 6, 2014 through October 9, 2014

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Join us for this bi-annual event. Each evening one class will lead all aspect of Worship.
Including music and of course preaching. Come and witness what God is doing through
our students at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary.
The John Biersdorf Library staff will provide refreshments after each service. 

13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast and Benefit

posted Sep 11, 2014, 8:35 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 8:39 PM ]

For the past 12 years ETS has provided a prime location for you and your family to view the parade and participate in the festivities. 
 Join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.
 Doors at 8:00 am.

 Are you ready to enjoy the parade from the BEST seat on Woodward Avenue?  Join ETS on Thanksgiving morning for this premier event
Vendor opportunities are available.

Want the VIP treatment? Sponsorship opportunities
are available.  For further information, please contact Pamela Johnson, Manager of Special Events and Media 
at (313) 831-5200, ext. 209 or pjohnson@etseminary.edu. 

Benefits of the Breakfast

       · All you can eat breakfast buffet

· Pancake Bar with toppings

· All you can drink coffee, cocoa and tea

· Reserved parking included

· Indoor and outdoor viewing

· Warm up if it’s cold outside

· Bring your chair and blanket

· General bleacher seating

· Clean, private restrooms

· View the parade from our 100 foot sidewalk frontage

· Bring an unwrapped toy for COTS

· Face painting

· Christmas Shopping with vendors

· Pictures with Santa (additional fee)

· Live music during breakfast and after the parade

· Door prizes

· 50/50 Raffle


For more details, view flyer and sponsor package below.

Volunteer Form

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop

posted Aug 12, 2014, 12:17 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 7:32 PM ]

Workshop Title: Achieving Healthy Living in a Practical Manner 

Dr. Akua Woolbright, Ph.D. 
 Senior Healthy Eating and Wellness Educator at Whole Foods Market

 Saturday, September 20, 2014
 9:00 am - Noon 

Cost: $40

All are welcome! Join us for our practical and informative 
seminar designed for students, clergy, and lay persons.


This course will present practical actions steps for you to live in your ideal body, and have the ability to live your best life? Our speaker is an expert and will 
discuss the impact and power of food to prevent and reverse disease. You will leave with a new awareness of how much processed and refined foods we
actually consume, and discover the life-saving benefits of 
shifting to a whole foods diet.  

Class topics:

Four Pillars to Healthy Eating: Participants will learn how to identify the types of foods that will help them feel better, look younger, gain more energy, prevent and reverse disease, and possibly live longer. We will carefully distinguish between real food and fake food stuff, and how our bodies respond to each.

Decoding Food Labels: Participants will learn how to accurately read food labels and make wiser food choices. This class is interactive with each table of participants reading labels and presenting their findings to the group.

Participants will need to be seated at tables, if at all possible, and I will need an additional long table up front, a projector, and a screen. I will be showing PowerPoint presentations.

Workshop will be held at 
Ecumenical theological Seminary 
2930 Woodward Avenue
Detroit 48201

For more details call, Dr. Floyd Davis, Program Director
313.831.5200, ext. 228 or by email at

Come to Open House on September 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm

posted Aug 8, 2014, 4:41 PM by Pamela Johnson

Come to Open House

 Thursday, September 25, 2014

 Doors open at 7:00 pm

RSVP to: Dr. Charles Edward Clark, Jr., Director of Recruitment

cclark@etseminary.edu or by phone at extension 224.

Meet the new ETS President
Tour the historic facility
Meet the program directors
Learn more about financial aid
Hear testimonies from current students

Update your contact information

posted Aug 8, 2014, 3:18 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 10:41 AM ]

To ensure we have your most current email please complete the Update your contact information form as soon as possible. 

The 37th Annual Fall Convocation

posted Jul 30, 2014, 7:32 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Aug 6, 2014, 12:17 PM ]

The Student Life Committee, ETS Board of Directors, Faculty and Staff

 Cordially invite you to attend the

 Ecumenical Theological Seminary’s

 37th Annual Fall Convocation

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
President of ETS and Professor of Systematic Theology and Preaching

Thursday, September 4, 2014

6:00 pm—7:30 pm

The 37th Annual Fall Convocation will be held in the Sanctuary of

Ecumenical Theological Seminary

2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, 48201

313.831.5200, extension 223

 Click here to RSVP

by August 28th 


Bar-B-Que Meet and Greet with Dr. Murray

posted Jul 28, 2014, 8:27 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 7:50 PM ]

Are you ready for a Bar-B-Que?  

 We would like to extend an invitation for current students and alumni to meet the new ETS President, Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray.
 To ensure Dr. Murray has an opportunity to meet and greet everyone personally, each gathering is limited to 50 individuals. Reservations
 will close after 50 reservations have been received. Please register by completing the online reservation form below, please note the rsvp
 deadlines on the flyer.
 The casual, informal gatherings will be held at ETS.  

You have two options to meet and greet Dr. Murray. 

Current Students
August 14, 2014, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
September 15, 2014 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

October 20, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As we introduce Dr. Murray to the area, consider opportunities to host a gathering at your church,
community group or extend an invitation for Dr. Murray to attend your upcoming events.  

If additional dates are required it will be scheduled at a later date.  So we encourage you to select a date that works
best with your schedule.  Please take this opportunity to meet 
Dr. Murray and get to know him.

Please email or call, with any Ms. Johnson or Ms. Jacquelyn Hines with questions,
pjohnson@etseminary.edu or at extension 209, jhines@etseminary.edu at extension 211.

A Water Teach-In

posted Jul 14, 2014, 12:01 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 6:26 PM ]

The Gospel of Water in Detroit:
 Why Halting the Shutoffs is a Spiritual Matter

 Dr. James Perkinson will lead  

 A Water Teach-In  

 Tuesday, July 15, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Thousands of Detroiters who have delinquent accounts have been scheduled for shutoffs in the coming months.  Scores of commercial, business and entertainment venues who owe tens of millions of dollars have been excluded. A Canadian group, the Council of Canadians, have blasted the Detroit plan.  The United Nations has called the action a "clear violation of human rights."  Dr. James Perkinson was among a group of citizens arrested by Detroit police on July 10 for protesting the shutoffs.  He has been released on bail.  Because of the severe consequences faced by families without access to water, more protests will follow as citizens become aware of the details and hardships caused by this tragic action.  Below you will find media link regarding the July 10, 2014.  

It is not your fault but it is your fight! 

Call 1-844-42WATER for help or to volunteer time and resources.
Volunteers needed for hotline support, water distribution, neighborhood canvassing and 
direct action. 
Help get the word out by joining us in the social media campaign.
#DetroitFlow  #DetroitResilience  #WaterCrises  #DetroitWaterWeek  #PeoplesWaterBoard

I thirst — Jesus on the cross, dying” (John 19:28)

He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters. 
3 He restores my soul; 
(Ps 23:2-3a)   


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