Union Presbyterian Seminary Invites Public for Bicentennial Celebration

Historic “Seminary Sunday” Unfolds at the Greater Richmond Convention Center April 22


RICHMOND–Union Presbyterian Seminary will honor its bicentennial and collaboration with the global Church by inviting the community to “Seminary Sunday,” a historic worship service and reception on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.


Held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the free event will include a mass choir of 200 voices, liturgical dance, participants from across the presbyteries of Virginia, and a sermon by President Brian K. Blount, who encourages the community to save the date and organize car pools for a celebration that comes around once every two centuries.


“This worship event will be filled with joy and appreciation for the many years the seminary and church have worked together for the building up of God’s kingdom and we want everyone to come join the celebration,” says Blount.


Congregations across Virginia are invited to enjoy a day of prayer, fellowship and thanksgiving as Union Presbyterian Seminary observes 200 years of equipping pastors, educators and disciples to be Christ’s community of faith.  The event commemorates the rich legacy of a seminary blessed with the opportunity to continue serving the church in a new century.


Families in need of child care will find it at Second Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, which is located two blocks away from GRCC.


For planning purposes, please register here.


Since 1812, Union Presbyterian Seminary, formerly Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Union-PSCE), has embraced a vision to form leaders and transform the church. The seminary serves a diverse student body at campuses in Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Its Extended Campus Program offers students a graduate level education that combines on-line learning with intensive periods of study on campus.