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Hunger and Harvest at North Decatur Presbyterian Church

Date: 10/9/2014 - 12/14/2014

We’ve all seen the films, read the books: our food system is broken. Environmental degradation grows more severe as food insecurity and hunger increase in urban and rural communities around the world. What are Christians to do in the face of such brokenness? Dr. Jennifer Ayres, Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Candler School of Theology leads a team of teachers in a class for those at North Decatur Presbyterian Church and the surrounding community who wish:

  • gain a basic understanding of the environmental, nutritional, economic, and cultural complexities of the food system; 
  • recall our theological and biblical roots in a shared communion meal; and
  • envision faithful responses to the challenges of food insecurity, changes in global agriculture, and the economic security of farmers and laborers. 

Time: 9:30-10:30 AM

Dates: October 19 through December 14 (excluding November 30)

Location: Large Classroom (in lower level of the Sanctuary building).

Lessons & Carols for Advent

Date: 12/3/2014
Time: 12:00 pm

The public is invited to join the faculty, staff and students of Columbia Theological Seminary for a service of Lessons & Carols celebrating the Advent season. We will meet in the chapel of the Harrington Center at 12:00 noon on Wednesday and again at 6:45 pm on Thursday. The seminary is located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.

Lessons & Carols for Advent

Date: 12/4/2014
Time: 6:45 pm

The public is invited to join the faculty, staff and students of Columbia Theological Seminary for a service of Lessons & Carols celebrating the Advent season. We will meet in the chapel of the Harrington Center at 12:00 noon on Wednesday and again at 6:45 pm on Thursday. The seminary is located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.

Spring Convocation

Date: 1/13/2015
Time: 12:00 pm

We will host a Spring Convocation on January 13 at 12:00 noon. Heath Rada, moderator of the PC(USA) will preach.

Preaching the Verbs - A New Approach to Preaching

Date: 5/4/2015 - 5/6/2015

If you do a quick survey of any Bible passage, you’ll find that the verbs dominate. It’s what we do and don’t do that preoccupies human beings. And it’s the verbs we cannot imagine for ourselves (live, liberate, forgive, resurrect) that the church offers, and that we reach for, week after week. Dr. Anna Carter Florence puts a twist on dramatic theory and invites us to read the biblical “script” by focusing on the verbs that are given and chosen by the characters. What new things will we see and hear in both our sacred text and our human drama when we connect the verbs? How can that, in turn, change and renew our preaching?

Instructors:  Dr. Anna Carter Florence, John Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, assisted by Rev. Khalia Williams, Chapel Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching.

Details and Registration

Want to stay for an entire week, for independent study/worship planning? See extended stay housing option, or indicate on registration form number of additional nights (departure Friday, May 8).

Baccalaureate Service

Date: 5/15/2015
Time: 6:30 pm

Carolyn Knight will be our preacher. The service will be held at 6:30 pm at Decatur Presbyterian Church.

Commencement Service

Date: 5/16/2015
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.