Admissions & Aid
Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship
Date: 3/10/2015 - 5/29/2015
Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015;
Who should apply: Japanese/Japanese-American seminarians;
Criteria: students in MDIV program or other ministerial preparation programs; and students considering ordination to pastor or missionary service to Japanese American churches
For more information see JAUC website: http://www.jauc.org;
contact Japanese American United Church at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 212.242.9444.
Date: 3/19/2015 - 4/16/2015
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).
Georgia Presbyterian Cursillo
Date: 3/26/2015 - 4/16/2015
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.
For more information and to register, see www.georgiapresbyteriancursillo.com or contact Debi Elkins, Registrar, at 678-640-0808 or email her at email@example.com.
AHSA Black Pearl and Senior Send Off
Date: 3/31/2015 - 4/1/2015
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.
Forum on PCUSA Special Offerings
Time: 12:00 pm
Join Anna Owens, Sarah Wolf, and Allison Wehrung in the Ellis Room to learn the about the work Special Offerings performs and hear stories of people and places who have benefited from this work.
Reception for Pamela Cooper-White
Time: 4:00 pm
All students, staff, and faculty are cordially invited to a reception honoring Pamela Cooper-White on Wednesday, April 1, at 4:00 pm in the Harrington Center Boardroom / Library. Please come and wish Dr. Cooper-White well as she leaves Columbia to teach at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Women at the Cross 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Prof. Marcia Riggs will join others at this event to be held at the ITC Chapel, 700 Martin L. King Dr., Atlanta on Wed, April 1 at 7:00 pm. It will be a Worship Arts Service of Recovery and Restoration: recognizing the art of Mr. Charles Bibbs. For more information, call 770-981-2601 or 404-527-7729.
Teach In on Capital Punishment
Time: 10:00 am
On Good Friday, some of our faculty will participate in a multi-school “teach-in”entitled, "Worshipping an Executed God: A Teach-in on Capital Punishment and the Church." The event will be held from 10:00 am to noon in BLC 104 with the following presenters:
- Anna Carter Florence: Facilitator
- Beth Johnson: The Bible and Capital Punishment
- Mark Douglas: Reformed Theology and Capital Punishment
- Stan Saunders: American Culture, the U.S. Penal System, and Capital Punishment
- Jake Myers: The Contemporary Church and Capital Punishment
The Authority of Moral Beauty
Time: 7:30 pm
“The Authority of Moral Beauty” Ethics Lecture by David Wong. At 7:30 pm in The Frannie Auditorium, Campbell Hall (Agnes Scott), Room 128, Professor Wong will explore the notion of moral beauty in the works of Aristotle and, primarily, early Confucian philosopher Xunzi. All Ethics Program events are free and open to the public, and require no ticket for admission. Details here.
The Hunger Seder
Time: 6:30 pm
An interfaith gathering, and an opportunity to highlight hunger issues in Atlanta during one of the days of the Jewish Passover. In addition to the full traditional Passover Seder ritual (and a good meal), we learn from people working directly with hunger issues, and hope those attending leave with a determination to become involved in hunger advocacy work. It will be held at the Ahavath Achim synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Avenue, just off the corner with Northside Drive. Registration and details here.
Bootcamp for Using Social Media
Time: 8:30 am
"The Definitive-Ish Boot Camp for Using Social Media in the Church" will be facilitated by Bruce Reyes-Chow at 8:30 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, April 11 at the Broyles Leadership Center.
If you have ever pondered the why’s, what’s and how’s of using social media in the church, this might be the event for you. Beginning with a high-altitude look at some of the reasons why social media is so integrated into today’s culture we will then explore a variety of social platforms, name some best practices, and, finally, we will “land the plane” by walking through an up-to-date “Top 10 Social Networks for Ministry,” “10 Online Tool that Might Change Your Life,” “10 Things to do When You Get Back to Church.” You will be invited to tweet (#atlpcusa), Facebook, and experiment during this time. Bring your laptops, tablets, and your questions, and be prepared to dive deep into the theory and practice of digital ministry. While having an account on social networks is not required, Bruce invites you to dive in and sign-up for: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+, just to name a few. Click here for more details.
Dean-Drummond Science & Faith Lecture
Time: 7:00 pm
Columbia Theological Seminary has invited Dr. Celia Dean-Drummond, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, as its next science lecturer on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm in the Harrington Center Chapel. Dean-Drummond’s lecture is entitled, "Evolution, Humans, and Other Animals: Engaging Theology and Anthropology." Columbia Seminary is located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA near Atlanta.
Dr. Celia Dean-Drummond graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and obtained a doctorate in plant physiology at Reading University prior to two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of British Columbia and Cambridge University. She subsequently took up a lectureship in plant physiology at Durham University prior to turning her attention more fully to theological study, obtaining an honors degree in theology and then a doctorate in systematic theology from Manchester University. Dean-Drummond has published over thirty scientific articles and authored or edited twenty-two books. She is a pioneer in the dialogue between science and theology, holding a doctorate in each field. She has also done much work in the area of environmental justice and climate change. Dean-Drummond’s latest book is The Wisdom of the Liminal: Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming (Eerdmans).
FTD Christian Sexuality: Black and White or Shades of Gray?
Time: 4:00 pm
Join the Fellowship for Theological Discussion to discuss a different topic in theology each week in a relaxed, friendly environment. We meet from 4-5pm at The Marlay House in downtown Decatur. Appetizers to share and non-alcoholic drinks are on the house. Meet at 3:45 in front of the NRH for carpooling. Contact Kate Watkins or Brittany Fiscus for more information.
Families & Friends at Presbyterian Village
Time: 10:00 am
Columbia Students are invited to come to a Families & Friends day on Saturday, April 18, 10am-3pm at PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE in Austell. Free mouth-watering barbeque along with great musical entertainment PLUS charming horse & carriage rides, a vintage tractor ride, a Bounce House, games, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones , magicians, and more! We need students to help with on-site registration, game supervision, and making sure some of our less-mobile folks get a taste of the barbeque!
E-Z & Free Parking across the street from the Village! Unload your group on campus and we’ll shuttle your driver back across the street.
WHERE? Presbyterian Village, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA www.phgainc.org
FOR MORE INFO: Rev. Louly Hay (email@example.com) or Larry Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or RSVP Debbie Laney at Delaney@phgainc.org.
Ordination Exams (Exegesis, Polity, Theology, Worship and Sacraments)
Date: 4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015
April 24 and 25, with Exegesis due April 30.
Registration Deadline: March 30, 2015.
Youth Climate Convergence
Time: 10:30 am
SAGE invites you to join them at Decatur First United Methodist on Sat, Apr 25 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. This event is designed for high school youth who would like to learn about caring for God's creation through engaging workshops on blogging, community organizing & upcycled art. Registration is free, and you get a free lunch and organic t-shirt, too! Please register online at www.gipl.org.
Time: 6:30 pm
Carolyn Knight will be our preacher. The service will be held at 6:30 pm at Decatur Presbyterian Church.
Time: 10:00 am
Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Parking available in the church parking lots and across Roswell Road in The Lodge parking deck. Please do not park on residential streets. Towing is enforced! Reception following Commencement Service in the Fellowship Hall, Peachtree Presbyterian Church.