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Team “Fruit and Vegetable” Lenten Challenge Winners! Congratulations to Team C (Ridgley Beckett, Dean Johnson, Sam Schaus, and Katy Walters) for winning the Team “Fruit and Vegetable” Lenten Challenge! Team B (Julie Hagee, Karl Heimbuck, Julia Watkins, and Travis Webster) came in second. Each participant of the winning team is going to receive a Chico Bags’ “Produce Stand Complete Starter Kit.” Each kit contains 3 reusable produce bags, which will not only serve to keep your produce fresher longer, but will also help you cut down on the number of plastic bags you have to use when shopping.
Fitness Tracking Challenge. Congratulations to Julia Watkins for being the March Fitness Challenge Winner. She won a $25 Kroger gas card.
Grand Prize drawing is coming soon (April 30th)! We know you are busy with finals, getting ready for summer, preparing for graduation, etc.; however, now is not the time to slack off on your workouts! Remember, each time you exercise gives you a greater chance of winning the Fitness Challenge Grand Prize: a Garmin Vivofit!
Comic Books at the JBC Library!
Check out the new display in the Reading Room. Comic Books with humor, wit, cartoons, and satire. From the collection of the John Bulow Campbell Library. This exhibit ties in beautifully with the Jim Crane Cartoons now on display in the Harrington Center.
If you are MDIV or dual degree (MDIV/MAPT) student you are encouraged to apply for the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation Apollos Scholarship. The due date for the application is April 15. We have only had five students to begin the application process. Don’t miss this opportunity. For more information, please check our website or the foundation website.
Neighborhood Leadership Training & Service Opportunity
The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is offering leadership training and service opportunities. Residents in and around Gwinnett County interested in learning how to improve your community through classes, tours, networking with local leaders and hands on service projects consider applying for the GNLI Class of 2016. Applications are due in April. Check the website for details and to download the application. www.gnli.org
AHSA Black Pearl and Senior Send Off
AHSA is extending an invitation to the entire CTS community to come celebrate with us the achievements of our AHSA graduating seniors and the 2015 faculty/staff honoree. If anyone is interested in attending please send an email with your name and the number of guest(s) to Melva Lowry: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday afternoon. The event will take place on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 pm at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2295 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SWAtlanta, GA 30311. AHSA members and faculty/staff who have already received the evite and have not responded please do so as well. Note: Seating is limited to 50 people.
Winner of Creation Sermon Prize
The winner of this year’s award: Melissa Tidwell. Her sermon is titled "There is a River: A Meditation on Psalm 46." It will be preached on April 14, 12:00 noon, at the CTS garden (weather permitting).
Georgia Presbyterian Cursillo
Cursillo – “Cursillo de Christiandad” – is defined as a short course in Christianity. It is a three day spiritual retreat in learning about God’s love and Christ’s will for us. Cursillo provides a foundation for both individual and community spiritual growth. It is an opportunity for Christians who want to “step up” their relationship with Christ and to have a greater impact on their environments in response to God’s call beginning with a 3-Day Weekend where grace, spiritual growth, and community are combined in a fun and energetic way and continuing for a lifetime.
The weekend includes chapel each day, communion, small group discussions, sharing, music, singing, laughter, and prayer. Georgia Presbyterian Cursillo (GPC) weekends are held twice a year at the very comfortable Pinnacle Retreat Center in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains of Clayton, Georgia.
We invite all Presbyterians to join us this spring, April 16-19, or in the fall, October 29-November1. The cost is only $100 per person all inclusive.
Creation Care Sermon Prize
Winner receives a cash prize and preaches the sermon at the Earth Day Chapel on Tuesday, April 14.
Sermons should address the intersections of the Bible, the Church, and environmental concerns (e.g. sustainability, resilience, water, land, energy, climate change, food, communicable disease).
The award is open to current students in Columbia's MDiv, MATS, MAPT, and ThM programs. Submit printed manuscripts to Ann Clay Adams without names; however she must know the author.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SCC Elections. Please note the following dates for SCC elections:
- March 20 (tomorrow): Nominations for SCC (Pres, VP, Treasurer, Secretary) positions due.
- March 23-27: Voting on SCC positions.
- March 27: Nominations for Middler and Senior class officers (Pres, Rep, 2 Nominating Committee members for each class) due.
- March 30-April 3: Voting on class officers. If needed, run-offs will be, April 13-14.
- April 16: last SCC meeting of the year (which both outgoing and incoming members will attend).
CTS Consignment Sale
Instead of doing a sale or an informal give-away, we decided a "virtual" shop for people to look at and claim/buy items on a continuous basis. We have created the CTS Consignment Sale Facebook page! This will function as a forum for students, faculty, and staff as well as others in our extended CTS community to claim free items or buy some items at a discounted price.