Welcome to Ecumenical Theological Seminary

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)   


July 24, 2014 Open House at 6pm

posted Jun 13, 2014, 7:32 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Jun 25, 2014, 8:52 AM ]

Do you feel you have a higher calling?
 Would you like to learn how to minister? 
 Do you want to grow spiritually?
 Do you want to be a better servant in the church?
 Do you desire a better understanding of the scriptures?

Join us on July 24, 2014 at 6pm.

We have a program to fit your needs. 

During Open House you will.....

Tour the campus
Meet Program Directors
Meet the Dean
Discuss Financial Aid
Meet the admissions Director

Please rsvp to Dr. Charles E. Clark, Jr.,
at cclark@etseminary.edu,
or by phone at 313.531.5200, extension 224.

Pentecost Teach-In on June 18, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm

posted Jun 6, 2014, 10:38 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 7:12 AM ]

 Scripture, Banks and Bankruptcy

 Ecumenical Theological Seminary invites you to join the following panelist

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harris
Ms. Monica Lewis-Patrick
Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors
Dr. James Perkinson
Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann

This event is FREE and open to the public.

June 18, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Salem Memorial Lutheran Church
21230 Moross in Detroit

Dinner will be served.
Registration is requested.

Register on-line at http://bit.ly/etsteachin

8th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet

posted May 3, 2014, 4:14 PM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated May 3, 2014, 4:57 PM ]

The 8th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet will be held at 
 Shriners Silver Garden Event Center on 

 Thursday, June 5, 2014

 5:30 pm
 Special Reception 

 Sponsors, Awardees and 2014 ETS Graduates

  6:30 pm

  Dinner and Award Presentation 

Emcee: Ms. Glenda Lewis, WXYZ TV/Channel 7

  Sponsor the event and get the VIP treatment.

You may purchase tickets online at

 8th Annual Spirit Awards Banquet Online Registration
Ticket Price: $75.00

Every year ETS honors individuals, organizations, businesses and churches that have demonstrated
 a strong personal and moral commitment to contribute to the world around them with an equally strong
 sense of responsibility to use their power in the service of humanity.

2014 Awardees

Remonia Chapman Photo
Spirit of ETS Alumni Award
Remonia Chapman
Executive Director
Detroit MOTTEP Foundation

The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr.
Inspirational Spirit Award
The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr.

10th Bishop Episcopal Diocese of Michigan 

Spirit of Unity Award
Rosy Latimore
Chairperson of the Multicultural Ministry Team
Presbytery of Detroit

Ms. Monique Marks
Spirit of Peace Award
Monique Marks
President and CEO
Franklin-Wright Settlement, Inc.

Pastor Semmeal Thomas
Spirit of ETS Student Award
Semmeal Thomas
Pastor City Covenant Church

Mr. William White
David W. Swink Award
Mr. William White
Chairman and CFO
H.M. White, LLC

Inspirational Spirit Award
Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom
Sr. VP of Community Health &
Equity and Chief Wellness Officer 
Henry Ford Health System

For information please contact Jacquelyn Hines at (313)-831-5200 ext. 211
or Pamela Johnson at (313)-831-5200 ext. 209.

Attire for the evening is business.

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