McCormick Days 2017 Schedule

Thursday October 19, 2017

8:30 a.m.          Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m.          Opening Worship - Rev. Shannon Kershner

                         State of McCormick Address - David Crawford

11:30 a.m.         Alumni/ae Luncheon - Rev. Kenneth Lehman

                          Alumni/ae Association Meeting

1:15 p.m.           Opening Plenary : "The Unfinished Business of The Reformation." 

As we approach the Reformation Jubilee, we are entering a Kairos moment. This is not only a time to remember and more fully embrace the insights of the Reformation but also a time to repent its oversights and a time to ask what remorations do we need in our church today?
Rev. Dr. Anna Case Winters, Keynote
Rev. Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Ken Sawyer, Respondents

2:00 p.m.           BREAK

3:15 p.m.          "Travel Reflections: Reformations of the 16th Century: Germany,
                            France, and Switzerland" 

Participants in the January 2017 McCormick travel seminar will reflect on their experience.
Mother Lois Farag, Kenji Kuramitsu, LaShondra Stephens

4:30 p.m           Sending

5:30 p.m.          All Alumni/ae Reception - McCormick Theological Seminary
                         "Against the Flow" Art Exhibit - Miyoung Kim


Friday October 20, 2017

8:00 a.m.           Breakfast

8:30 a.m.           Morning Meditation - Rev. Veronica Johnson

9:00 a.m.           Workshops

                          ADVENT: Hip-Hop as Theological Reflection

Theology can be defined as the quest to refine traditions so that they continue to be relevant to an ever changing world. Advent has turned this concept of urban theological inquiry/meaning-making into a series of workshops and lived demonstration they have presented at institutions of higher learning and religious communities around the country.
Dr. Jon Gill, Dominic Pettis-El

                         "Living Out Our Commitments to Racial Justice: Challenges and
                           Opportunities in Congregational and Institutional Life"

To embody the values of racial justice requires a vision of a racially diverse beloved community, it requires specific policies that allow us to both increase diversity and to work with diversity creatively, and it requires a readiness to be in accountable relationships, seeing and learning from our mistakes. This work is as life-giving as it is challenging, and in this workshop we will explore concrete practices that help us sustain and expand our work against racism and for racial justice.
Dr. Sharon Welch

                           "Reimagining Christian Education in the Church"

What if we could imagine Christian education in the church in a different way? What would it look like? What would it sound like? In “Reimagining Christian Education in the Church,” participants will discuss ways by which congregations can effectively respond to the realities of Christian education in the 21st century. We will engage in reimagining Christian education in the church as an opportunity to be purposeful, intentional, and relevant in their context and in their mission of spiritual faith formation.
Rev. Dr. Leslie Diaz-Perez

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m            “Syrian Refugee Story”
Screening and Discussion David Barnhart

12:15 p.m.          Lunch

1:30 p.m.            TBA

2:00 p.m.            Closing Worship
Rev. Naury Sanchez-Cintron Translator: Rev. Felisa Roman

3:00 p.m             Thank you and Charge