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FUMC schedules fundraiser for seminary

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Scholarship students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will be the beneficiaries of a dinner and auction on Saturday at First United Methodist Church in DeKalb.

Garrett Seminary, located on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, has provided the post-graduate training for many former and current pastors of First United Methodist. The school was started in 1853 with a bequest from Eliza Clark Garrett, wife of former Chicago Mayor Augustus Garrett.

FUMC’s Associate Pastor Brian Gilbert is studying for his doctorate through the seminary.

The dinner will be held at the church at 321 Oak St. at 5 p.m. followed by a live auction. Admission will be a free-will donation. Advance reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling the church office at 815-756-6301, but walk-ins are also welcome.

The dinner menu will include sloppy joes and all the trimmings, all homemade by members of the congregation, led by Jane Hapeman. The auction will be conducted by church member Jim Feyerherm and will include certificates for services from church members as well as traditional auction items.

FUMC has an established scholarship for students studying at Garrett in memory of Charles Bradt, who was a member of the congregation for more than 100 years. All proceeds from this event will go toward this scholarship and for the current school expenses of Pastor Brian. All are welcome.

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