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Heck Lectures
Booth Preaching Conference
June Course Offerings
May Commencement
9th Annual Preaching Retreat
Myers-Briggs Workshop

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May 2011

Registration Deadline for Heck Lectures and Alumni/ae Banquet is May 6!

United's Alumni/ae Association will honor Distinguished Alumnus Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders, '73, and Effective Minister Rev. Dr. David F. Martin, '72 at the Alumni/ae Banquet on May 10 beginning at 6 p.m.



Tuesday, May 10
Noon-2 p.m.: Reunion Luncheon, with presentation by Dr. Tyrone Inbody, for classes of '41, '51, '61, '71, '81, '91, '01
Cost: $10

6 - 9 p.m.: All Alumni/ae Banquet

Eckels Society - Class of 1970

2010 Eckels Society inductees

Featuring the induction of the Class of '71 into the Eckels Society and presenting Distinguished Alumnus and Effective Ministry Award. If you cannot attend and would like to share greetings to your classmates, please email bthomas@united.edu. Cost: $25 
Wednesday, May 11
7 - 8:30 a.m.: Women in Leadership Prayer Breakfast with Dr. Vivian Johnson in Pohly MeetingHouse. Cost: $5 (Please register for this event by contacting IAT at institute@united.edu or 937.529.2201)  


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: 2011 J. Arthur Heck Lectures - "Food Fight in the Bible" featuring Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Cost: $50 for guests and spouses, $35 for Alumni/ae 


Register online and pay with credit card or contact Alumni/ae Office at 937.529.2256.


Charles E. Booth Preaching Conference: May 24-26
Charles Booth

Dr. Charles Booth, '90


Register now for The Charles E. Booth Preaching Conference, to be held in Columbus, OH, May 24-26.  "Preaching in an Age of Apostasy" will feature Dr. Charles Booth, along with Dr. Rita Twiggs, Dr. John Kinney, Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue, Dr. James Earl Massey, Dr. Harold Carter, Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Joel Gregory, Dr. Evans E. Crawford, and more.

For details, schedule, and registration information, please visit  Preaching Conference

June Offerings Include Course in Toledo Area 

United is pleased to offer Introduction to New Testament 1 this summer at the Maumee Watershed District Office (UMC), 1729 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH.  Dates for the course are June 14-16 and 28-30, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1- 4 p.m.  (subject to revision).  The course will be taught by Dr. Scott Elliott, Assistant Professor at Adrian College, Adrian MI.  For information about Dr. Elliott, please visit Dr. Scott Elliott.

For information about this course and United's other June offerings, please visit United's website at  June Courses or contact us at admissions@united.edu or 800.322.5817.


Dr. Frank Thomas, '91 to Speak at May  Commencement
Frank Thomas

Dr. Frank Thomas

Dr. Frank Thomas, '91, will be the speaker for United's May Commencement service, to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Precious Blood Catholic Church, 4961 Salem Ave., Dayton. Dr. Thomas' sermon is entitled "God Bless the Child That Has His Own," and is based on Matthew 25: 26-30. 


Approximately 48 students will receive masters and doctoral degrees.  

9th Annual Preaching Retreat: August 9-11
Luke Powery

Dr. Luke Powery


Dr. Luke Powery: "Preaching the Gospel of Mark for Today: Speaking into the Silence, Squabbles and Suffering"
Cost: $175 (for CEU's: 2.0)
Meals: $50

Link here for registration, event schedule and details or contact cwpa@united.edu  or 937.529.2256.


Myers-Briggs Workshop May 7

The Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation isMyers-Briggs sponsoring Know Yourself As a Leader from 9 a.m. - noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2011. This workshop will help individuals understand their own personality type and to appreciate and understand others. 


Leading the class will be Mary Cummins Wlodarski, Certified Myers-Briggs Consultant, Pastoral Associate, Holy Trinity Church, Dayton.  


To register, contact Roger Evans at revans@united.edu or 937.529.2381.  The cost is $45 (includes inventory materials); Groups of 3 or more are $35 each. CEU's: 2.5.


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