» Founders Day

March 10, 2018

Theme: Bible, Gender and Sexuality 

Founders Day is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, connecting students, faculty and community members with an outstanding scholar in the area of religion and a renewal and reunion event for Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ people though all are invited.

The Founders Day Scholar is Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, who is an international renowned scholar and teacher. She will offer two lectures.

The preacher is the Rev. Dr. LaTaunya Bynum, Chapman Class of ’76, who is the Regional Minister for the Northern California Nevada Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Mrs. Donna Ford Attallah '61 has generously supported Chapman Disciples and United Church of Christ students as well as endowing the Chair of Director of Church Relations. Donna will be honored at the luncheon.

This one day event includes: two lectures with Dr. Levine, a luncheon honoring Donna Ford Attallah '61, a worship service with preacher the Rev. Dr. Bynum '76 which will feature Disciples on Campus students and the University Singers, and a young Disciples on Campus alumni party. An offering will be collected for Disciples on Campus scholarships as well.

Please note that scholarships are available by contacting churchrelations@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6760. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information about Founders Day please contact the Office of Church Relations at (714) 997-6760 or churchrelations@chapman.edui

+ - Schedule

All events are in the Fish Interfaith Center, unless otherwise noted

Saturday, March 10

9 a.m. Registration opens (Chapman Plaza)
10:00 a.m.  Dr. Amy-Jill Levine Lecture – The Women Who Walked with Jesus
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m.  Dr. Amy-Jill Levine Lecture – David & Bathsheba: Sex, Lies and Politics
12:15 p.m.    Break
12:30 p.m.  Luncheon honoring Donna Ford Attallah ‘61 (Beckman 404)
1:45 p.m.   Worship with Rev. Dr. LaTaunya Bynum ’76 preaching
3:15 p.m. Closing and Levine book signing
4:00 p.m. Disciples on Campus Young-at-Heart Alumni Party


+ - Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at the ALO Hotel. To receive the $119.00 Chapman Founders Day rate call (714) 978-9168 by 2/09/18. The rate increases after this date. Rate includes parking and full hot breakfast. The ALO Hotel is located at 3737 W. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA  92868.

+ - Pricing Information

Saturday, March 10
(Included: 2 Levine lectures, lunch, worship w/Bynum preaching and University Singers)

  • $30 Regular Registration
  • $25 Alumni
  • $15 Seminarian/New Church Pastor
  • $10 High School Youth

Special Events (additional fees required)

Saturday, March 10

  • $15 Disciples on Campus Young-at-Heart Alumni Party
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