Events

During the academic year we have many events, which address the intersectional issues of racial justice, LGBTQ and gender issues, interreligious collaboration from both a theological as well as an activist lens. Join us for one of our upcoming events or schedule a visit to experience our CTS community.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION RETREAT
August 31, 2017  |  7:45 am to 6:30 pm – September 1, 2017   |   7:45 am to 2:00 pm

Introducing new students to study and life at CTS. The Orientation retreat is required for all face-to-face students and highly recommended for all online students. Click here for more detailed information.

 

PRESIDENT’S CHAPEL [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

Acting President, Donald C. Clark, Jr. will welcome all to Academic Year 2017-2018.

 

9-11 DAY OF SERVICE
Sunday, September 10, 2017   |   1st shift from 9:30am to 12:00pm and 2nd shift from 1:30pm to 4:00pm 

In honor of 9/11, the InterReligious Institute partners with Muslims Against Hunger to prepare food for the Million Meals effort to fight elderly hunger. Choose a shift at 911seniormeals.com

 

CONVOCATION I [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

Professor Seung Ai Yang will be our Convocation speaker. Lecture topic TBA.

 

ALICE HUNT: PREACHING & WORKSHOP AT UNION CHURCH
Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 10:00 am
10 am Service: “Reconsidering Our Place in the World”
Workshop to follow the service: “Sacred Conversations About Race and Privilege”

The workshop is an exploration of how race and privilege are connected. Alice shares her own journey and research in this area. She has provided this workshop for many churches and congregations throughout the United States. In the workshop Alice explains the significance of how race and privilege affect our society today. She engages us in a safe and respectful environment where meaningful dialogue and honest discussion can take place. Alice’s workshop will appeal to your heart, to your mind and to your call as a Christian. For information, contact Union Church: union@uchinsdale.org @UCHinsdale (630) 323-4303.

 

LCAM – LATIN X HISTORY MONTH COMMUNITY CHAPEL [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

More info to come.

 

PRE-ROOKS LECTURE CHAPEL [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

More info to come.

 

ALICE HUNT RETIREMENT CELEBRATION [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   |   5:30 pm 

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of our beloved president, Alice W. Hunt, as she prepares to retire in June 2018. Click here to receive priority updates about this event.

 

C. SHELBY ROOKS LECTURE [LIVE STREAMED]
Thursday, October 12, 2017   |   5:15 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Lecture

This annual lecture has been named for the first African American to serve as President of a predominately white theological school in the U.S. He served as President of CTS from 1974-1984. President Rooks was committed to the study of Black religion, academic excellence and Church ministry. The C. Shelby Rooks Lectureship, invites individuals and communities, lay, clergy, students and scholars to engage in religious theological reflection on issues relevant to African American faith, freedom, and justice. This year’s lecturer is Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

 

CONVOCATION II [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, November 1, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

Professor Julia M. Speller will be our Convocation speaker. Lecture topic TBA.

 

RETHINKING VETERANS DAY [LIVE STREAMED]
Friday, November 10, 2017   |   9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Part of our RIOTconversation series, this education workshop will feature faculty member Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon, author of Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families. Churches can play a crucial role in supporting our nation’s military veterans and their families. In honor of Venterans Day, Chicago Theological Seminary and the Chicago Metropolitan Association are addressing some of the challenges and issues facing our Vets.

 

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE [LIVE STREAMED]
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   |   12:00 pm 

More info to come.

 

SEMINARY SUNDAY [LIVE STREAMED]
Sunday, February 25, 2018   |   12:00 pm 

Seminary Sunday is an annual day for churches, worship centers, and organizations to learn more about the value of theological education. Seminaries are educational institutions that educate students in theology, to prepare them to be pastors, ministers, rabbis, or for other ministry or careers. We invite you to learn more about how we connect heritage, culture, and ministry, to further a global understanding of theology and its relevance to society.