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Any events involving a room reservation must be confirmed on the calendar through the Business Office (Miguel Chavez at 404-687-4510 or ChavezM@CTSnet.edu).
Time: 4:00 pm
Come out to the NRH field for a game of flag football followed by a potluck and some live open-mic music! It all begins at 4:00 pm, and is a family event. The potluck begins at 5:30 pm and the open-mic music at 6:15 pm. All are welcome! Food assignments for the potluck are as follows:
- Juniors: appetizers and drinks.
- Middlers: main courses.
- Seniors: desserts and plates, cups, silverware
- All other students, faculty, and staff: bring whatever you'd like!
Holocaust Survivor Herbert Kohn Tells His Remarkable Story
Time: 2:00 pm
His family lived in Germany for 450 years. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, antisemitism became the law of the land and Jewish families like the Kohns were no longer welcome. Then, on November 9th and 10th of 1938, eleven year old Herbert witnessed Kristallnacht - the "Night of Broken Glass" - which is widely regarded as the dawn of the Holocaust. Mr. Kohn will tell his remarkable story of survival and then answer question.
Day of Event - Guided tours of our Holocaust Gallery will be given from Noon - 2:00 PM. Mr. Kohn will be telling his remarkable story beginning at 2:00 PM. Free Admission and free parking includes the 2014-2015 Bearing Witness series which is provided through a generous gift from The Sara Giles Moore Foundation. William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, (Across 18th Street from the Center for Puppetry Arts)
Science and the Spiritual Encounter—East and West
Time: 3:00 pm
Atlanta Interfaith Leaders Fellowship will host a special presentation on science and spirituality at Emory Presbyterian Church. The event will take place on Sunday at 3:00 pm. Admission is free!. Speakers include our own Dr. Lisa Schrott, Rev. J. Thomas Buchanan, and Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi. You may see Lisa for more details.
NEW COURSE: Small Churches: Adventures in Vitality - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AS OF 9/18/14
Date: 11/3/2014 - 11/5/2014
Do you have fewer than 150 in your worship service? This event is for you!
Three former Alban Consultants present material specially designed for small congregations. A series of four learning modules address key aspects of small church vitality, including a closing session designed to help participants integrate their learning. Discounts for teams are available.
Instructors: Congregational Consultants Sarai Rice and John Wimberly, and Senior Consultant Dan Hotchkiss.
Time: 12:00 pm
The department of Contextual Education would like to invite you to join us for our annual CPE Day on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12pm in the Ellis Room. CPE representatives will be present from several hospitals, hospices, prisons, nursing homes, and other non-traditional sites. Come out, meet our guests, learn about CPE and get some free pizza.
Ministry in the Motherland: Conversations from the African Continent
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us for forum led by Micah Dowling and Brandon Perkins. Both spent their summer in Africa through the international supervised ministry program. Come hear about the impact this experience had on each of them and how it has shaped their ministries.
Compass Points: Personnel and Leadership
Date: 11/6/2014 - 11/9/2014
The focus of this class is Christian leadership, which is key to effective camp and conference ministry. Participants will explore staffing models that achieve both programmatic and mission goals. An introduction into human resource issues and staff development will be covered. This course is offered as a pre-event at the 2014 PCCCA Annual Conference which takes place at the Heartland Presbyterian Center (Kansas City, Missouri) on November 9th-14th.
Online registration for this event is available at http://ac.pccca.net. Questions about registration or the Compass Points Program in General? Please contact Joel Winchip, PCCCA Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.322.0232. For additional information please see http://www.compasspointsprogram.org/calendar/
Lecture examines 'Jazz, Spirituality and the Church'
Time: 7:00 pm
Dr. Dwight D. Andrews and musical colleagues will offer "Jazz, Spirituality, and the Church” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, for the Woodall Lecture at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Atlanta. Lecture and post-lecture dessert reception are free and open to the public. Andrews is associate professor of music theory and African-American music at Emory University and senior minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Seminary Weekend for Prospective Students
Date: 11/7/2014 - 11/8/2014
If you’ve been wondering how God might use you, we hope you’ll come spend a weekend with us at Seminary Weekend at Columbia Theological Seminary. It’s a time when you can consider your personal sense of call and discover what it’s like to nourish your leadership skills through one of our three basic degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Practical Theology (or Dual MDIV/MAPT), and Master of Arts (Theological Studies). You experience a "day in the life" of a student as well as the opportunity to talk with professors and visit a class. You’ll also be given an overview of admissions, financial planning and on-campus housing. Come be a part of the Columbia community for a weekend of discovery and discernment.
- There is no charge for a Seminary Weekend, which includes lodging and meals.
- A limited number of rooms are available on campus for Thursday night and must be reserved in advance with the Admissions office. We are sorry, but there are no accommodations on campus for children.
Cotton Patch Gospel
Time: 5:00 pm
Invite your friends and neighbors to join you for a performance of "Cotton Patch Gospel" with Tom Key at Decatur Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 9, at 5:00 pm. The one-hour, one-man show will take place in the Sanctuary. The drama retells the story of the life of Jesus, set in modern day rural Georgia. Key is a well-known Atlanta actor who has served as Executive Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit since 1995. A free-will offering during the performance will benefit the Muriel Hutton Fund for our Drama Ministry. You will be entertained in the Terrace Garden at 4:00 pm by Chris Kearney and his buddies who play in a New Orleans-style brass band. Enjoy a cup of hot cider while you listen and wait for the performance.