Reservations are now being accepted for the banquet celebration of Dr. Smith's long service to the seminary and the Church. The fest will be held March 10 on the eve of Greenville Seminary's annual Spring Theology Conference. The event will be held in the elegant Poinsett Ballroom at the historic Westin Poinsett Hotel, 120 S. Main St., in downtown Greenville, S.C. (See the menu and other details here.)
Deadline for reservations is Feb. 20.
A silent auction will be held to benefit the new Morton H. Smith Chair in Systematic Theology. A number of items have already been donated, including some exquisite diamond jewelry and some historic books. To preview the auction items donated so far, go here. To donate an item, fill our the form here.
Veteran theologian and missionary Dr. O. Palmer Robertson will be the keynote speaker at a banquet and celebration in honor of Dr. Morton H. Smith, professor of systematic theology (emeritus), to be held on March 10, 2014.
|Dr. O. Palmer Robertson|
A book of tributes will be published for the occasion. Friends, acquaintances, colleagues, students and especially alumni of Dr. Smith's classes are encouraged to submit tributes and remembrances by Feb. 15 to Development Director Garry Moes at email@example.com. For a preview of the many tributes already given, go here.
To make a reservation to attend the March 10 banquet, complete the form here. The cost is $40 per person. After making your reservation, you will receive a confirmation message with a link to a payment page, using the individual or table sponsor options listed. You may choose to be a table sponsor for a contribution of $600. Indicate on the reservation form if you wish to sponsor a table for 10 of your guests or for guests chosen by the seminary. Table sponsors will be acknowledged; this is a good opportunity for advertising your business or organization.
If you wish to donate a high quality item to be sold during the silent auction, please fill out a donation form here. Or contact Garry Moes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-322-2717 ext. 319. Quality artwork and crafts, jewelry, rare collectibles, travel and vacation opportunities, quality books, special gift baskets, and similar items are sought. (No discards or rummage sale items please.) Visit local merchants to request donations. Anyone interested in serving as auction coordinator should contact Mr. Moes.
The GPTS Board of Trustees recently announced the retirement of Dr. Smith from active teaching, although he continued to teach one course, Introduction to Reformed Theology, during the 2013 fall semester.