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Rodenburg Leads Rural Church During 125th Anniversary

Rev. Shannon Rodenberg, MDiv’ 13, visits with a long-time congregation member during Fairland First United Methodist Church‘s 125th Anniversary in Fairland, Oklahoma. She believes it is important to celebrate traditions and multiple generations in the church as a rural minister.

“We celebrated the past, the work that God is doing right now, and dreamed of where God will take us in the future,” said Pastor Rodenberg.

The congregation explored new ways to welcome young families and community members with mobility concerns to the festivities.

“The celebration was an excellent way to propel the congregation forward in ministry to the community,” Rodenberg said.

Events

Wayne E. Drake Peace Lecture

Join us to hear Dr. Luke Bretherton, Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School and Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. The lecture will be held at the seminary’s Kansas Campus in Wesley Covenant Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

The Saint Paul Wayne E Drake Peace Lecture is a continuing lecture series established by Don and Janet Beets that focuses on peace and justice rooted in the Christian faith. The seminary will invite leaders that represent peace and justice issues in national and international ways.

Planning to attend? Let us know.

Course of Study Graduation

We will gather to celebrate the 2018 Course of Study graduates on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Wesley Covenant Chapel in Leawood, Kansas.

Honors and Awards Ceremony

Each year the Saint Paul Community on both campuses gather to give honors and awards to students and faculty.

The 2018 Honors and Awards Ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. It will be video-linked to both campuses.

Planning to attend? Let us know.