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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Book Study to Focus on Racial Reconciliation

9/16/15 through 11/18/15
Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m.
The Palms Restaurant, 1609 W. Innes St., Salisbury

Dr. Ken J. Walden, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Dir. of Supervised Ministry Program, will lead a discussion with clergy on the theme of racial reconciliation using his new book “Practical Theology for Church Diversity.” The Palms Restaurant, 1609 W. Innes St., Salisbury. All interested clergy are welcome.

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Exploring Our Methodist Heritage -

10/7/15 through 10/14/15
6:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church Street, Salisbury

Exploring Our Methodist Heritage

The series continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays!

October 7th:  What Did the Early Methodists Believe?

October 14th:  John Wesley and the Beginnings of Methodism in America

Presented by Dr. Michael Turner, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of United Methodist Studies, this series explores the historical origins and basic beliefs of the Methodists with special attention given to the life and contributions of John Wesley.

The seminars will be held in the Golden Rule classroom at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church Street, Salisbury, NC.


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Continuing Education Seminar

10/10/15 through 10/31/15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., Greenville, NC

 Dr. Herman Thomas, Adjunct Professor of Church History

and African American Studies

at Hood Theological Seminary, will lead a three session seminar

The History of Christianity and
the African American Church

Saturday, October 10th, 17th and 31st, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Host Seminar Site:
York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

201 Tyson Street

Greenville, NC  27834


Host Pastor:
Rev. D’Andre James Daniels


Sponsored by

Hood Theological Seminary

In conjunction with

The Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District of the

African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E. Zion) Church

Designed to increase the awareness of pastors and lay leaders to significant historical events, themes, and characters in the evolution of Christianity and the African American Church.

The Seminar will enable participants to:

  • Gain basic knowledge of the key historical events in the history of the Christian Church
  • Understand the significant place of the African American church in the history of Christianity
  • Explore current and future implications of the relationship between Christianity and the African American Church

 Attendance at all three seminars is required in order to receive a Continuing Education (C.E.) Certificate for this seminar.

Dr. Herman Thomas, a distinguished teacher, scholar and researcher, is Adjunct Professor of Church History and African American Studies at Hood Theological Seminary. He is former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Shaw University. He was Faculty Associate for Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Coordinator of the U.T.O.P. Program, UNC-Charlotte. He has a B.S. from N.C. A & T University; a B.D. and a M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School; and a Ph.D. from Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was awarded the Medallion for 25 years of Service to UNC-Charlotte and the Unsung Hero Award from N.C. A & T University. He is a member of Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. He is author of James W.C. Pennington, African-American Churchman and Abolitionist (1995).

Pre-Registration is required. To register, please send your check, made payable to HTS – C.E. Seminars, with your name, address, phone and email to Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144. The Distance Learning Committee can authorize onsite registration. 

For additional information regarding this seminar, please contact:
Rev. Erlinda C. Dobson, N.C. Conference Committee Chair

Phone: 252-514-0286



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Bible Study - Romans and Racial Reconciliation

10/15/15 through 11/19/15
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Aymer Center on the Hood Seminary campus

Dr. Bradley Trick, Assistant Professor of New Testament, will lead a community-wide study of Romans with a focus on racial reconciliation. Sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church and Soldiers Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, the six-week study will meet on Thursday nights from Oct. 15 to Nov. 19 in the Aymer Center on the Hood Seminary campus. Each week will begin with a meal from 6-6:30 ($7 per person), followed by study and discussion, ending around 8:15. All are welcome. Please register at:






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