Rev. Will Howell’s Ordination

Sunday, February 17 4 PM Service – 5 PM Dinner
After completing three years of seminary study with UCC-affiliated Chicago Theological Seminary, our congregation voted last fall to recommend Will for ministerial ordination and extend a call to serve as Minister of Youth and Families. Now, it’s time to make it official and celebrate Will’s achievement and our good fortune! Join us Sunday, February 17 at 4 PM for a Service of Ordination and Installation, which will be attended by area clergy as well as our congregation, and at 5 PM for a dinner in Memorial Hall.
Before Will left the Evangelical Covenant Church, he was on course for ordination within that denomination. When he chose to seek ordination in the United Church of Christ he transferred from North Park Theological Seminary to Chicago Theological Seminary to finish his Masters of Divinity. Choosing to upgrade Will from Director of Youth Ministry to Minister of Youth and Family Life reflects not only Will’s strong sense of call to ordained ministry, but our congregation’s sense of call and long-standing commitment to youth and families. The additional depth and breadth Will has gained from his studies has already been enriching our congregational life as he works with youth, families, other members, and staff. Come worship and celebrate Will’s commitment and our own!