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ETS Advent Worship Service

posted Oct 30, 2014, 1:00 PM by Pamela Johnson

Come, Let us worship together!

Advent Worship Service

Thursday, December 4, 2014
at 6:00 pm 
In the ETS Sanctuary

Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

 Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Please join us for a Pot Luck Reception 
7:00 pm—8:00 pm 
Hosted by ETS Student Life Council

Community gathering to Worship and 
Praise the coming Christ!

 Therefore the Lord will give you a sign:  The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.  (Isaiah  7:14)

Fellowship, Song and Gratitude!

 ETS Advent Worship Service 

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop on November 15, 2014

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:30 AM by Pamela Johnson   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 9:30 AM ]

Jesus Christ in a Multicultural World 

Saturday, November 15, 2014
 Time: 9:00 am until Noon

 Presenter: Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, OP. Ph.D

Course Description:  This workshop is designed expand the participants’ theology of 
Jesus Christ when that theology is done in light of a multicultural world.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Workshop
Course Number 308 

The workshop will be held at the 
Ecumenical Theological Seminary in the Women's Lounge
2930 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201  

For more information, please contact, 
Dr. Floyd Davis, SPE Program Director
313.831.5200, extension 228

Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, OP. Ph.D
Director of MA Program, Professor of Systematic Theology
BA Siena Heights College
MM De Paul University
MA University of Detroit
MDiv Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary
Phd Katholieke Universitelt Leuven

Dr. Anneliese Sinnott is Professor of Systematic Theology and is currently serving as the Coordinator for the Master of Arts program in Pastoral Ministry Program. She served as
Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean at ETS from 1996 to 2010. Prior to that, she directed the Master of Divinity Program. In addition to her work here, Dr. Sinnott has been a frequent presenter at local, regional and national gatherings on a variety of topics and has contributed several articles to published works. She values the opportunity provided by ETS to guide others in learning in a multicultural, ecumenical environment. She believes that the task of a theological seminary today is to assist students in a discovery, examination and articulation of the Christian faith, both in the language of their own tradition and in dialogue with others as well as to effectively minister in the church and world of the 21st century. 

Anneliese was born and received her early education in Chicago, Illinois. Following her graduation from high school, she became a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan. Her early years as a Roman Catholic sister were spent teaching elementary school and music. She came to Michigan to attend 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 Oct 30, 2014, 1:04 PM ]

November 27, 2014 
13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade 
Breakfast and Benefit
Doors open at 8:00 am

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. 
Are you ready to enjoy the parade from the BEST seat on Woodward Avenue? 
If yes, join ETS on Thanksgiving morning for this premier event.

 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

· 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 


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