[an error occurred while processing this directive] This article is from the EMU News Archive. The approximate date of publication was in April 2007. Current EMU news is available at www.emu.edu/news
by Laura Lehman Amstutz
HARRISONBURG, Va. - Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 58th annual commencement 3 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 28, in Lehman Auditorium on the Eastern Mennonite University campus.
Gilberto Flores, denominational minister for missional church advancement with Mennonite Church USA, will give the commencement address during the ceremonies on the theme, "Nehemiah - A Paradigm for Leadership" based on Nehemiah 1:1-11.
EMS dean Ervin R. Stutzman will preside and confer degrees or certificates on the 26 members of the seminary class of 2007. The seminary will award 16 master of divinity degrees, four master of arts in religion degrees and three master of arts in church leadership degrees. Two persons will receive the one-year certificate in ministry studies and one will receive a one-year certificate in theological studies.
A baccalaureate service planned by the graduating class will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 27, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building. Students in the graduating class will share their reflections on the class theme, "Called and Empowered to be Sent," based on Matthew 28:16-20. A reception for seminary graduates, their relatives and friends will immediately follow in the seminary fellowship area.
The baccalaureate and commencement services are open to the public.
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