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Black History Month 2016 at JBC Library

Date: 2/4/2016 - 2/29/2016

At the request of the African Heritage Student Association (AHSA), the library will be displaying select publications (books and chapters) written by African and African American faculty, staff, and instructors at Columbia Seminary. Stop by and see the important contributions our scholars have made to their fields of study!

Conference on "Social Transformation in the Urban Context”

Date: 3/10/2016 - 3/12/2016

PANAAWTM (Pacific Asian North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry) invites you to attend its 31st annual meeting at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. It is one of the oldest and largest grassroots organizations for networking of women scholars, teachers, pastors, counselors, religious leaders and activists among the North American Asian communities as well as international participants. Registration & Scholarship Deadline (postmarked): February 15, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Haruko Nawata Ward or visit the website

Come See Columbia Day

Date: 4/21/2016
Time: 10:00 am

Columbia Friendship Circle began when the wives of two seminary professors encouraged other Atlanta wives to contribute one dollar each to help the seminary. From that small group, Columbia Friendship Circle has grown to include all who participate in the Presbyterian Women's organizations throughout the synods of South Atlantic and Living Waters.

Throughout its history, Columbia Friendship Circle has been an organization deeply concerned about the well-being of ministers, missionaries, and Christian educators called by God to be the leaders of Christ's church. Columbia Friendship Circle addresses this concern in their threefold statement of purpose:

  • To pray for the students, faculty, staff, and all members of the seminary community
  • To encourage men and women to consider Christian ministry
  • To provide financial assistance through selected projects that help meet the seminary's needs

Carrying on the tradition of its founding members, the Columbia Friendship Circle has helped seminary students in a variety of ways. The group's projects include establishment of the Peter Marshall Chair of Homiletics; furnishings for residence halls, the library, and classrooms, an organ for the chapel; housing for married students; and continuing education for ministers. In recent years support has focused on scholarships for students with families and fellowships awarded to outstanding graduates.

Worship will be led by our new president, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk. Meet the scholarship recipients, have lunch and visit with students and faculty and other CFC members.

Contact Barbara Poe for more information at