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September 12, 2022



You are invited!


The Ecumenical Theological Seminary is blessed to offer theological and ministry training opportunities from our campus in Midtown Detroit. ETS was recently reaccredited by the Association of Theological Schools for ten years (2032). This action is a testament to our outstanding Faculty, Staff, Students, Board, Alumni and the quality and rigor of our academic programs.


On Friday, November 4, 2022, we invite you to join us in celebrating the work and legacy of ETS. This will be our first in-person Fundraiser since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. As we celebrate our blessings, we look to our future.


Our theme for the event is “Declaring Hope and Healing for a Changing World.” Our objective is to raise awareness of the social, mental, psychological, physical, and spiritual challenges of hurting people. Funds raised from this event will be used for tuition support, scholarships, community workshops and referral services. Academic programming and curricular offerings are also in review. A focus verse for our theme are these words the Apostle John sent to his beloved Gaius,

3 John 2 (NRSV)

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.

The ministry of Jesus included teaching, preaching and healing. The prophets frequently used themes of healing, health, and hope. John’s wish for Gaius was a wholeness and soundness of wellbeing and excellent health, a balance of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Whatever our dis-ease, we can declare hope and healing.


As an independent, self-standing seminary, we have persevered despite challenging conditions. The hope that results from the commitment to our calling and mission motivates us by the Holy Spirit to continue this good work. Our students and graduates serve as academics, professors, pastors, lay leaders, chaplains, ACPE educators and non-profit- sector administrators. We need partners to support our educational efforts.


Our annual Gala serves an important role. Tuition remains our primary source of funding, but the gifts and support of friends and supporters like you are critical. Your support of the Gala is one way everyone can help in a variety of ways:

  • Sponsorship packages

  • Table/company/church table sponsors

  • Souvenir book ads

  • Silent auction donations

  • Financial gifts


Please review the enclosed information and feel free to share it with friends, family and colleagues.


We look forward to seeing you on November 4.


Grace, Peace and Divine Health,


The Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Harris

President and Professor of Biblical Studies

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