February 4-6, 2019

This year’s event will include worship, lectures and workshops by Columbia Theological Seminary faculty and alumni, and also – for the first time in many years – will include the 2019 Smyth Lectures.  We are excited to welcome Dr. Frank Thomas, Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, as our 2019 Smyth lecturer.  This event will be jam-packed with opportunities for you learn, reflect and reconnect with your Columbia Seminary community.  SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT ALUMNI REUNION! FEBRUARY 3-5, 2020.

Homecoming ’19 Schedule
Monday, February 4
1:30 – 2:00       Registration & Check-In, Harrington Center Library
2:00 – 2:50      Welcome & Opening Worship, Jake Myers Preaching, Harrington Center Chapel
3:00 – 3:45      Workshop with Anna Carter Florence, based on her new book, Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community, Harrington Center Chapel
3:45                    Break/Campus Tour by Admissions Team
4:30 – 6:00      Reception at the Presidents’ Home sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation
6:00                   Dinner with your class cluster in Decatur

Tuesday, February 5
7:30-8:15          Breakfast in Refectory, Richards Center
8:30-10:00      Workshops

Option ABrennan Breed, “Prophetic Preaching in a Divided World,” BLC 103
Option BClark Simmons and Keenan Rodgers, “Retirement 101 for Ministers,” BLC 102
Option CWilliam Yoo, “Talking about Race at Church – Resources and Ideas,” BLC 104

10:10                  Campus-Wide Worship, Harrington Center Chapel
10:40                 Coffee Break, BLC Breezeway
11:00                  Classes of 1968 and 1969 Gathering, Student Lounge, Richards Center
11:00-12:30      Workshops

Option ABill Harkins, “What We Need Is Here: Poetry, Theological Reflection, and Practical Wisdom,” BLC 105
Option BRobert Hay, “Creating a Culture of Generosity,” BLC 101

12:30 – 2:00      Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Refectory
2:00-3:00          Vocational Connections, Student Lounge, Richards Center
3:15-4:45            Workshops

Option ARalph Watkins, “Social Media as Self Care,” BLC 101
Option BKate McGregor Moseley, “Earth Care & Self-Sustainability,” CANCELED
Option CKaren Webster, “Working Out”- Exercising our understanding of self-care,” BLC 105

5:00-6:30          BBQ dinner in Ellis Room (catered by alumnus, Hamilton Barnes)
7:00                    Smyth Lecture 1 of 2, Dr. Frank Thomas, Harrington Center Chapel
8:00                    Reception, Harrington Center Library

Wednesday, February 6
7:30-8:15           Breakfast, Refectory, Richards Center
8:30-10:00       Workshops

Option ATodd Speed, “Seasoned Pastors & Sustainability,” BLC 101
Option BMartha Moore Keish, “Christian Prayer for Today,” BLC 103

10:15-10:50      Coffee & Closing Blessing – Ellis Room, Richards Center
11:00-12:00      Smyth Lecture 2 of 2, Dr. Frank ThomasHarrington Center Chapel


President Ella Busby ’00,

Secretary/Treasurer Michael Kirby ’03,

Immediate Past President Julie Lehman ’92,

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