One of the country’s leading experts on preaching and sermon development will headline Jarvis Christian College’s annual celebration of the faith-based community.
The Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will preach during Chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday March 26 in Smith-Howard Chapel.
Brown’s presentation is part of Jarvis’ John D. Mangram Institute and Religious Emphasis Week Focusing on Women in Ministry. A group of local women will be honored.
A reception is set for 6 p.m. today (Monday March 25) in the E.W. Rand Center’s Mirror Room.
The Bandy Chair is widely considered one of the country’s premier endowed chairs in teaching sermon writing and delivery.
The Chapel service will be followed by a colloquium entitled “Womanist God Talk: What is it and how does it empower women in the Age of Hashtags?” The panel, set for 1:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the E.W. Rand Center, will include Brown, The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Knight and The Rev. Dr. Brianna Parker.
Knight is founder and president of “Can Do” Ministries, which focuses on the holistic development of youth and young adults. Parker is curator and founder of the Black Millennial Café Consulting and Data Resource Center. She also serves as an assistant professor at Jarvis.
Knight also is set to keynote the Alphin-Hearn-Jarvis Women of Distinction Award Service, set for 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Honorees will be women who have distinguished themselves in community service, education, religion, medicine and government/law.
The award is named for Mary Alphin, Virginia Hearn and Ida Van Zandt Jarvis. According the Jarvis’ history, Alphin started the planning for a school for black youth. Hearn convinced Jarvis of its need, and Jarvis persuaded her husband to donate the land on which Jarvis Christian College is now situated.
All activities are free and open to the public. Please join us.