MON | NOV 12 | 7:30 - 8:00 AM | MONDAY MEDITATION | HARRINGTON CENTER BOARD ROOM | A time of silence, stillness and restoration. Meditation is a spiritual practice where one or more participants create a space to "be still." Why meditate? Meditation can bring a greater sense of peace and well being. Meditation is an offering of (and for) ourselves, in mind, body and spirit. It is a place where we come to just "be" in the quiet stillness of God's presence. Come meditate every Monday!

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 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM | MICROAGGRESSIONS WORKSHOP | ELLIS ROOM | Join OSACL and Rev. Cody J. Sanders Ph.D. for a Workshop on Microagressions. Rev. Sanders is co-author of Microaggressions in Ministry, and will work with us to become more aware of these subtle and often unconscious communications, and offer guidance for grappling with this issue in preaching, religious education, worship, spirituality, and pastoral care and counseling. Register here

TUES | NOV 13 | 1:30 - 3:30 PM | CAL PRESENTS: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION | CAL OFFICE WORKSHOP ROOM | 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. Learn More

WED | NOV 14 | 12:30 PM | COOKING DEMO: LOW STRESS EATING | NRH BASEMENT KITCHEN | Join Healthy Seminarians, Healthy Church Initiative for a low-stress cooking demo featuring: cooking ideas and stress relief strategies, fellowship and Free Lunch! Holidays, exams, or just life - stress is everywhere, especially during this season. Let us feed you lunch and some tips on how to stay well-nourished, no matter how busy you are. First 12 people to register are guaranteed lunch, so don't wait to sign up! Register Here

WED | NOV 14 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | 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.

THUR| NOV 15 | 12:30 PM | NOVEMBER COMMON TABLE | REFECTORY | Join OSACL and members of the community to break bread and fellowship with each other. Our hope is that it is a time for us to create stronger community ties, build bridges across differences, and to grow in our relationships. The theme for this month's common table is - you guessed it - thankfulness! During this season of Thanksgiving, Common Table will focus on writing thank-you notes to those that we are thankful for. So, come share a meal and give thanks! Register Here

THURS | NOV 15 | 6:30 PM | FRIENDSGIVING | NRH BASEMENT | Join us for the annual, campus-wide, family-friendly potluck. Bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share and TWO will provide the turkey, ham, and beverages. If possible, please bring a plate, utensils, and cups to cut down on trash. This event is family-friendly and friends are more than welcome! Learn More

THURS | NOV 15 | 7:00 PM | GEORGIA LEGISLATIVE FORUM | DRUID HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1026 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306) | An opportunity to meet and speak with State legislators from both parties. "What happens under the Gold Dome at the Georgia State Capital has a huge impact on our communities -- from housing to safety to healthcare. State-level issues have a larger impact on citizens than federal laws, but receive far less attention. Now more than ever, it's important to get to know your local legislators and learn how to best advocate for the issues that matter to you! Join us for the 2018 Georgia Legislative Forum, featuring a panel of distinguished state legislators and an early insider preview of the upcoming legislative session. Hear about what’s ahead on critical issues affecting healthcare, affordable housing, homelessness and other priority issues. Learn their insights about how to be an effective advocate. This year we will have representation across the aisle from state legislators across the metro Atlanta area; featured panelists will be announced soon. You don't want to miss this! Learn More

SAT | NOV 17 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM | BREAK THE RULES WORSHIP | COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | Two-hours of intense worship, prayers and word led by CTS students. For more information contact AlongeEbenezer@CTSNET.EDU.

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.