2020 Events at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

February 1-29 Celebrating Blackness in White Spaces! Black History Month at LSTC Black Art Exhibit
February 3 Spring semester begins
February 4, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
February 5, 11:15 a.m. Black History Month Opening worship and kick-off with Bishop Yehiel Curry, Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, preacher; LSTC Gospel Choir
February 7 Last day to register for a course – non-degree students pay just $300 per course. Contact Scott Chalmers,, to register.
February 10, 5 p.m. “Celebrating Black Presence in White Dominated Spaces” panel discussion moderated by Dr. Marvin Wickware Jr., LSTC assistant professor of church and society and ethics
February 12 A Celebration of Word and Service and Other Specialized Ministries – Events throughout the day will highlight the stories of LSTC alums serving as deacons or in public ministries with or without consecration/ordination.
February 19, 1 p.m. Lecture on Black art and the special exhibit at LSTC by Bronzeville’s Gallery Guichard
February 20, 6:30 p.m. “The History  and Legacy of Black Music – A Journey through Gospel and Jazz” featuring Dr. Keith Hampton, cantor to the LSTC community, and Professor Roxanne Stevenson, Chicago State University
February 22-24 Spring Seminary Sampler
February 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Health and Resource Fair featuring conversations on issues in Black health, free health screenings and more
February 24 – 27, 11:15 a.m. Black liturgical traditions featured in LSTC worship
February 28, 1 p.m. “The Past, Present and Future of Black Leadership in the Lutheran Church,” panel discussion with Pastor Lenny Duncan
February 28, 1-4 p.m. Leadership workshop for area clergy led by Dave Daubert, Day8 Strategies (afternoon session of Ministry of Administration course)
February 28, 6:30 p.m. Rejoicing in Blackness! An evening of worship music, dance and words of inspiration featuring Pastor Lenny Duncan and other special guests
March 3, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
March 10-11, noon-noon “Make A Difference,” Giving Day 2020 – 24-hours of giving
March 12, 6:30-9 p.m. World Mission Institute 50th Anniversary, “Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: Migration and Mission,” Dr. Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University
March 13, 1-4 p.m. Governance workshop for area clergy led by Wayne Miller, former bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod (afternoon session of Ministry Administration course)
March 16-20 Reading Week (no classes)
April 6-10 Holy Week (no classes)
April 7, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
April 19, 4 p.m. 32nd Annual LSTC Gospel Choir Concert
May 5, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
May 8 Spring semester ends
May 16, 4 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
May 17, 2:30 p.m. 160th Commencement Service at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church followed by a reception at LSTC
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