Seminary Announces Commencement Schedule

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 57th annual commencement 3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 29, in Lehman Auditorium on the EMU campus.

Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, senior pastor of Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C., and professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity, will give the commencement address during the ceremonies on the theme, “A Holy Calling,” based on II Timothy 1:1-11.

EMS dean Ervin R. Stutzman will preside and confer degrees or certificates on the 33 members of the seminary class of 2006. The seminary will award 25 master of divinity degrees, one master of arts in religion degree and four master of arts in church leadership degrees. Three persons will receive the one-year certificate in ministry studies.

A baccalaureate service planned by the graduating class will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 28, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building. Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk, associate seminary dean and associate professor of Christian education, will speak. A reception for seminary graduates, their relatives and friends will immediately follow the baccalaureate in the seminary fellowship area.

The baccalaureate and commencement services are open to the public.