Religious Life

32nd Annual Steel-Hendrix Banquet

The 32nd Annual Steel-Hendrix Award Banquet to celebrate UMC education, social awareness, and youth service will take place on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. The Banquet will be held in The Worsham Performance Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center at 5:30 p.m. 

The 2017 Steel-Hendrix Award recipients are:

  • Cindy Burns – The Mary and Ira A. Brumley Award for Religious Education

  • Rev. David Gill– The Ethel K. Millar Award for Religion and Social Awareness

  • Christy Lemmer – The Hendrix College Youth Director of the Year Award

The cost for the banquet is $25 through Thursday, April 20th. 

Willson Lecture

Following the Steel-Hendrix Banquet at 7:00 p.m. in Mills A, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will give the annual Willson Lecture.  Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.  The lecture is free and open to the public. 

For more information or to register to attend, please email the Office of the Chaplain at or call 501-450-1263.