WED | OCT 24 | 6 - 8 PM | PINEWOOD AFTER DARK | DOWNTOWN DECATUR | Join us for great conversation and fun at this Columbia After Dark event at the Pinewood on West Ponce De Leon in Decatur. OSCAL will provide the appetizers. Choice of beverage is on you but wiskey cocktails are half price! Register Here

WED | OCT 24 | THE BIG THANK YOU | Write a thank you letter for a military service person overseas for the holidays. The Bert Show, a morning radio station, has a tradition to send a hand written thank you note to every military service person stationed overseas for the holidays. Letters should be handwritten on 8.5x11" paper with no glitter, glue or stickers attached. Drawings are welcome. Letters should not be sealed in an envelope. Alison in HC 203 is collecting letters for this project. Learn More

THURS | OCT 25 | CAL & KAM/INTERNATIONAL LUNCH & LEARN | 12:30 PM | BLC 101 | Emily and Tyler from CAL will give writing tips specifically for KAM and International students. A simple lunch will be served.

THURS | OCT 25 | REFORMATION DAY AT EMORY - EVENTS & EXHIBIT | CHANDLER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY | The Reformation at 501 features a full day of events. In addition to a presentation of new Kessler Collection acquisitions, a wonderful worship service, and several musical performances, we’ll be joined by Amy Marga of Luther Seminary, Deanna Thompson of Hamline University, and Steffen Lösel of Candler to look at the 16th century through the lens of issues facing contemporary Christians and Christian theologians. Chapel services and lectures round out the day. See the full list of events, dates, times, location and register here.

TUE | OCT 30 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | OCTOBER COMMON TABLE | DOBBS ROOM | Join OSACL as we eat together family style. Release your inner child as we consider the masks we wear! Dress in costume to win prizes! Register for FREE Lunch and fun.

THURS | NOV 1 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | VOCATION LUNCH: DISCERNMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you seeking a community in which you can explore your vocation? Listen for God’s call? Be present with God together?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers in the Refectory for conversation, prayer, and support.

THURS | NOV 1 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | WORLD VEGAN DAY | REFECTORY | Celebrate World Vegan Day with lunch in the Refectory. Learn More

FRI | NOV 2 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | COLUMBIA AFTER DARK KAROAKE NIGHT | HAPPY KAROAKE, 5425 BUFORD HWY, DORAVILLE, GA 30340 | Join OSACL in our next installment of Columbia after Dark where we will gather for a “singing-room” style of karaoke. We will be providing bites to eat and space to sing your heart out! Register here.

MON | NOV 5 | 7:00 PM | RELATIONSHIP GRIEF: WHEN BONDS ARE BROKEN | EMBRY HILLS UMC (3304 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta GA 30341 - Room 401) | Part of the series Experiencing & Exploring Grief. Grief can make the holidays a difficult time for many of us. Surrounded by the bustle of celebration and decoration, we find themselves feeling isolated and grieving. Joining together can be both comforting and informative as we sit among others who are hurting too and learn from experienced experts about the particular journey through our most difficult days.

TUE | NOV 6 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM | THE EXAMEN: DIVING DEEP INTO DISCERNMENT | BLC 103 | Are you yearning for renewed spiritual grounding? Are you seeking to develop new spiritual practices to sustain you in seminary and beyond? Are you searching for a new way to be in relationship with God?  Gather with spiritual director, Lalor Cadley, for a deep dive into Ignatius’ Examen. FREE LUNCH. Only 15 spots available. Register Here by November 1.

MON | NOV 12 | 7:00 PM | DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: WHEN TO NOTICE THE WARNING SIGNS | EMBRY HILLS UMC (3304 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta GA 30341 - Room 401) | Part of the series Experiencing & Exploring Grief. Grief can make the holidays a difficult time for many of us. Surrounded by the bustle of celebration and decoration, we find themselves feeling isolated and grieving. Joining together can be both comforting and informative as we sit among others who are hurting too and learn from experienced experts about the particular journey through our most difficult days.

TUES | NOV 13 | 12:30 PM | COMMON TABLE | REFECTORY | Who or what are you thankful for? During this season of Thanksgiving, this month’s Common Table will focus on writing thank-you notes to those that we are thankful for. Come share a meal and give thanks! Register for free lunch!

TUES | NOV 13 | 1:30 - 3:30 PM | CAL PRESENTS: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION | CAL OFFICE IN LIBRARY | As a follow-up to September’s workshop, this session will discuss how the academic literacies you develop in seminary will translate meaningfully and practically into your life after seminary. The workshop will give you a deeper understanding of why academic literacy matters, both in seminary and beyond, by focusing on critical thinking and effective communication.

THURS | NOV 15 | 12:30 - 1:30 | VOCATION LUNCH: PLACEMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you looking for a space to figure out your next steps after graduation THIS MAY? Are you seeking a community of support to journey alongside the resumes and PIFs, interviews and examinations?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers monthly in the Refectory for listening, sharing, support, and prayer.

MON | NOV 26 | 7:00 PM | ANTiCIPATORY GRIEF: WHEN WE KNOW SOMETHING DIFFICULT IS COMING | EMBRY HILLS UMC (3304 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta GA 30341 - Room 401) | Part of the series Experiencing & Exploring Grief. Grief can make the holidays a difficult time for many of us. Surrounded by the bustle of celebration and decoration, we find themselves feeling isolated and grieving. Joining together can be both comforting and informative as we sit among others who are hurting too and learn from experienced experts about the particular journey through our most difficult days.

MON | DEC 3 | 7:00 PM | INFERTILY & PREGNANCY LOSS | EMBRY HILLS UMC (3304 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta GA 30341 - Room 401) | Part of the series Experiencing & Exploring Grief. Grief can make the holidays a difficult time for many of us. Surrounded by the bustle of celebration and decoration, we find themselves feeling isolated and grieving. Joining together can be both comforting and informative as we sit among others who are hurting too and learn from experienced experts about the particular journey through our most difficult days.

MON | DEC 10 | 7:00 PM | SERVICE OF PRAYER AND HOPE | EMBRY HILLS UMC CHAPEL (3304 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta GA 30341) | Part of the series Experiencing & Exploring Grief. Grief can make the holidays a difficult time for many of us. Surrounded by the bustle of celebration and decoration, we find themselves feeling isolated and grieving. Joining together can be both comforting and informative as we sit among others who are hurting too and learn from experienced experts about the particular journey through our most difficult days.

MON | DEC 10 | 2:00 - 8:00 PM | SHOW UP & WRITE | CAL OFFICE IN LIBRARY | Come join the CAL staff in the library for healthy snacks and a quiet place to write and prepare for finals.

SAT | JAN 5 | 9:am - 3:pm | MINISTERING BEYOND THE BINARY | St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 3098 St. Anne's Lane, NW, Atlanta, 30327 | All seminarians, regardless of denominational affiliation, are welcome! Continuing Education Event for Clergy and all Ministers of Children and Youth. Sponsored by the Safe Church Program of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Led by: Simeon Bruce, a trans male Episcopalian and member of All Saint's and a founding member of the Atlanta Diocese's Commission of LGBTQ+ Ministries, and a panel of Transgender young adults and their parents who are members of a parish in our diocese. Questions? Please contact The Rev. Dr. Deborah Silver, Director of Safe Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-271-2253

THURS | FEB 7 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | VOCATION LUNCH: DISCERNMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you seeking a community in which you can explore your vocation? Listen for God’s call? Be present with God together?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers in the Refectory for conversation, prayer, and support. -

THUR - SAT | FEB 7-9 | MIGRATION & BORDER CROSSINGS CONFERENCE | CTS CAMPUS | Leading theologians, legal scholars and artists will explore global migration, a topic currently at the center of our national discourse. Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 2015 to 2017 and winner of the 2008 National Book Critics award and Emilie Townes, a distinguished womanist scholar and Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School will give the opening and closing keynotes. This multidisciplinary conference will explicate the causes, processes and effects of migration from political, theological, legal, and religious perspectives and offer insights and tools for addressing immigration-related issues at many levels. Learn More and Register

THURS | FEB 21 | 12:30 - 1:30 | VOCATION LUNCH: PLACEMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you looking for a space to figure out your next steps after graduation THIS MAY? Are you seeking a community of support to journey alongside the resumes and PIFs, interviews and examinations?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers monthly in the Refectory for listening, sharing, support, and prayer.

THURS | MAR 7 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | VOCATION LUNCH: DISCERNMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you seeking a community in which you can explore your vocation? Listen for God’s call? Be present with God together?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers in the Refectory for conversation, prayer, and support.

THURS | MAR 21 | 12:30 - 1:30 | VOCATION LUNCH: PLACEMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you looking for a space to figure out your next steps after graduation THIS MAY? Are you seeking a community of support to journey alongside the resumes and PIFs, interviews and examinations?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers monthly in the Refectory for listening, sharing, support, and prayer.

THURS | APRIL 11 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | VOCATION LUNCH: DISCERNMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you seeking a community in which you can explore your vocation? Listen for God’s call? Be present with God together?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers in the Refectory for conversation, prayer, and support.

THURS | APRIL 18 | 12:30 - 1:30 | VOCATION LUNCH: PLACEMENT | REFECTORY ROUND TABLES | Are you looking for a space to figure out your next steps after graduation THIS MAY? Are you seeking a community of support to journey alongside the resumes and PIFs, interviews and examinations?  Join Katie Ricks, Associate Director of Vocation and Spiritual Formation, and your peers monthly in the Refectory for listening, sharing, support, and prayer.