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Baccalaureate 2016

EurekaDean of Disciples Divinity House in Chicago

to deliver baccalaureate sermon at Eureka College

EUREKA – The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Dean of Students at the Disciples Divinity House at the

University of Chicago Divinity School, will give the sermon at the 2016 Eureka College baccalaureate service

for graduates at 6 p.m. May 13 in the Cerf Center. The service is free and open to the public.

Owens sermon titled “Minimum Requirements” will take its text from Micah 6:6-8, which asks, “With

what shall I come before the Lord and bow myself before God on high.” She invites students to consider how

grounding themselves in both ethical and moral construct will allow them to go out into the world and

contribute in substantive ways.

Owens also serves as the Senior Minister at the First Christian Church of Downers Grove and serves on

the board of trustees at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. She holds bachelor’s degree in

Government from Harvard University and the Master of Divinity from the University of Chicago Divinity

School. Her research interests focus on theological models for racial reconciliation.

For more information about the baccalaureate, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at 467-


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