The event being held at 4 p.m. April 30 is patterned on a traditional English tea and has gained in popularity from year to year.
“I thought this could be a good way of increasing our scholarship funds for students and bringing a number of women together from different churches," Terry said.
There is no cost to attend the tea, but donations to Trinity’s scholarship fund will be accepted and reservations are required.
"The teas have been a huge success with upwards of 100 women attending each year, and raising a total of $120,000," Terry said. "Now women are approaching me to see if they can come because they don't want to miss the event.”
Each year Trinity School for Ministry raises $500,000 to provide need-based scholarships to its students, who come from around the world. So far, a total of $175,000 has been raised toward this goal. Scholarships make a big difference in helping students to minimize the amount of debt incurred through their time in school.
“My husband and I were both interested in a seminary education, but weren't sure if it would be possible for us to both study and afford to live at the same time," said Gretchen Sosnowski, a seminary student who will speak at the tea event. "Trinity's scholarships have given us the opportunity to learn and grow together these past three years--taking classes together and being formed together in a wonderful community of fellow Christians.”
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. Begun in 1976, the seminary has trained more than 1,000 graduates and many others who serve in ministries all over the world.
Women can register to attend the tea by contacting Susan Beson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 724-266-3838 before Wednesday, April 23.
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