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CTS Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Robinson Lapp Join us as we honor Rev. Robinson Lapp! ROBINSON LAPP is a United Church of Christ minister who has spent a lifetime "outside church doors"
CTS Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Robinson Lapp
Join us as we honor Rev. Robinson Lapp!
ROBINSON LAPP is a United Church of Christ minister who has spent a lifetime “outside church doors” seeking to confront white privilege, systemic racism, and economic injustices.
The Rev. Robinson Lapp became a Civil Rights Activist in undergrad before earning his MDiv at Chicago Theological Seminary in 1957. After ordination, while starting a new church in Colorado, Robb joined Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington and later marched in Selma. Soon after, he organized and led the Metro Denver Fair Housing Center. In helping create the New Town of The Woodlands in Texas, a HUD Title 10 New Community near Houston, Rob also developed their governance and municipal services. After returning to Colorado, he mentored the creation of businesses that provided equal employment opportunities for women. In his mid-60’s, Rob co-organized and is still an active leader of Archway Housing and Services, Inc., a Colorado faith-based Non-Profit that builds low-income housing and provides social assistance for marginalized community members. Archway has completed and operates eleven multi-family projects containing 641 apartments, while its social-service programs include ESL classes, employment counseling, food banks, after-school tutoring and activity programming for children.
In his ministry, Rev. Lapp has been shot at, fired twice, and run out of town. Along the way, he has been a Protestant denominational leader and CTS trustee as well as an engaged husband and father. Rob has learned over a lifetime that there is an unseen, life-creating force that calls all people to engage in making life work for everyone, regardless of the cost, the doing of which gives one courage and spiritual strength.
WEDNESDAY REFLECTIONS continue at CTS through the academic year. Invited speakers, community partners, and members of our community will gather with the intention of putting our faiths into action. Engaged discussion will give space for many voices to share. We come together to inspire, encourage, and challenge one another to use our voices, bodies, and spirits to build the world we believe is possible. Join us.
Zoom link: https://qoo.ly/35cj3m
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This Wednesday Reflection gathering will be dedicated to celebrating Dr. Julia Speller upon her retirement from CTS. Dr. Speller is the Kenneth B. Smith Professor of Public Ministry, and Associate
This Wednesday Reflection gathering will be dedicated to celebrating Dr. Julia Speller upon her retirement from CTS. Dr. Speller is the Kenneth B. Smith Professor of Public Ministry, and Associate Professor of American Religious History & Culture. We will be joined by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright. Please join us in celebration of Dr. Speller’s 24 years at CTS.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join CTS as we celebrate our Class of 2021 on Friday May 14 at noon with guest speaker: Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer "For Just Such a Time" The Rev. John C.
Join CTS as we celebrate our Class of 2021 on Friday May 14 at noon with guest speaker: Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer
“For Just Such a Time”
The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, former conference minister of the Southwest Conference of the UCC, is the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ. Prior to his role at the Southwest Conference, Dorhauer served as associate conference minister in the Missouri Mid-South Conference, and also served local churches in rural Missouri. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, where he studied white privilege and its effects on the church. His new book, Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World, will be released in June.
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(Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm