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All events are open to the public and held at Chicago Theological Seminary, unless noted.
Events are free, but often registration is required; see event detail, below, for links.

APRIL

THE VICTOR OBENHAUS LECTURESHIP SERIES [LIVE STREAMED]
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:15-6:30 pm
This lecture series, named for Christian scholar and former interim CTS president, Victor Obenhaus, welcomes Rev. Dr. Jean Derricotte-Murphy, “The Prophetic Voice of Delores S. Williams:  Beyond Sisters in the Wilderness.” Sponsored by the CTS PhD Program.

MISCHLINGE EXPOSÉ with CAROLYN ENGER [LIVE STREAMED
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
Join us for a chapel service that features a thought-provoking multimedia performance dealing with the concept of mixed-religious Germans during the Holocaust. In observance of Yom haShoah. After Chapel, join us for a kosher Community Lunch-- free for students; others- $5 suggested donation.

MAY

COMMUNITY CHAPEL: LATINO/A COMMUNITY ACTION MINISTRIES [LIVE STREAMED
Wednesday, May 3, 2016 12:00 pm
Join us for community worship featuring LCAM at CTS. After Chapel, join us for Community Lunch-- free for students; others- $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the Latino/a Community Action Ministries at CTS.

GILBERTO CASTAÑEDA LECTURE [LIVE STREAMED
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 5:15 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Lecture
Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson, CTS Affiliated Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, will be our speaker at this celebrated annual lecture on LGBTQ issues. Topic: "Queering Jewish Theology." The Castañeda Scholar Award will also be announced. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register HERE

2017 COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION EVENTS:

GRADUATE CHAPEL [LIVE STREAMED] & COMMUNITY LUNCH 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00 pm Chapel, 1:00 pm Lunch
Join us for community worship and celebration of our 2017 graduates. Family and friends are welcome! After Chapel, stay for Community Lunch. CTS Community Lunch is free for students; for others, a donation of $5 is suggested.

2017 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD LUNCHEON
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Prior to Commencement, CTS will honor the recipient(s) of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. The 2017 Luncheon is a CTS tradition where we invite graduates, their families, and members of the CTS community to gather together and celebrate the achievements of the graduates and the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

We are proud to announce that Herman Haller (DMin 1984), Nathan Dannison (MDiv 2009) and Judge Emily Hewitt (DMin 2011) are our 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. All three alums have demonstrated that they are pillars within their communities and best reflect our message of love and tolerance. We are very excited to host them at this luncheon and hear them share their experience and wisdom. Tickets are required and available for purchase. You can get them HERE.

SPRING FEST
Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:00-8:00pm
Spring Fest is our annual end of the academic year family celebration.  Food, music, dancing, karaoke and a children’s play area.  Bring your family and celebrate the end of the semester with your CTS Community.

COMMENCEMENT 
Friday, May 12, 2017 2:00 pm, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
The 2017 Chicago Theological Seminary Commencement will introduce a new generation of dynamic religious scholars, activists, and community leaders on May 12 at Trinity United Church of Christ at 2:00 pm.  The ceremony will celebrate graduates and feature Dr. Reza Aslan as the Commencement speaker. Commencement is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Get your tickets HERE

JUNE

CTS@SYNOD
June 30-July 4, 2017 in Baltimore, MD
For those attending Synod, CTS is excited to see you! We hope you will stop by the CTS booth and learn about the exciting new initiatives going on at our great school. Also, we're inviting you to sign up for a couple of CTS special events. The first will be the Alumni/ae & Friends Luncheon. And then, towards the conclusion of Synod, we'll be hosting our infamous Sunday Funday Pub Crawl. Sign up now for these memorable events!

Chicago Theological Seminary Alumni/ae & Friends Luncheon
Saturday, July 1, 2017, Baltimore Convention Center
Ticket Price: $40.00
CTS is a community of passionate, committed individuals making a real difference in our world. Alumni/ae and friends, old and new, are invited to join CTS for lunch and conversation with a CTS Faculty Panel facilitated by Dr. Ken Stone, featuring Dr. Christophe Ringer, and Dr. Zachary Moon. Acting President, Donald C. Clark will offer an update on the seminary. 

Sunday Funday Pub Crawl
Sunday, July 2, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Ticket Price: $55.00
Chicago Theological Seminary invites alumni and friends to join us for a Sunday Funday Pub Crawl. Ticket price includes food and drink tickets at each location. A CTS pub crawl t-shirt will be provided. #SundayFunday #CTSPubCrawl

Locations are being determined.