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McAfee School of Theology Worship Service to Focus on Haitian Relief Effort

January 21, 2010

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Mark Vanderhoek
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ATLANTA — Mercer University’s James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology will dedicate its first worship service of the spring semester to the tragic events in Haiti. Dr. David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics, will speak on Christian responses to human crises, and Frank Broome, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia, will speak about his group’s relief work there. The service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10:45 a.m. in Day Hall on Mercer’s Atlanta campus.

A special offering will be taken to support the relief work in Haiti by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. “We hope that the service will be well attended and that it will galvanize concern for the plight of Haitians and lead the Mercer community to be active in the continuing relief efforts,” said Dr. Alan Culpepper, dean of McAfee School of Theology.

About the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology
The McAfee School of Theology was established in 1996. Located in Atlanta on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, the School of Theology offers programs leading to the degrees Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. The School of Theology also offers several joint programs: an M.Div.-Master of Business Administration, an M.Div.-Master of Science in Counseling and an M.Div.-Master of Arts in Church Music through the Townsend-McAfee Institute for Graduate Church Music Studies, a collaborative program between the School of Theology and the Townsend School of Music in Macon. For more information, visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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