Events Archive

This is a list of past events that appeared on the Recommended Events list.

2019

Sept, 18, 6 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, “Baptists, the Whole Church, and God’s Future,” the Rev. Dr. Steven Harmon, Gardner-Webb Divinity School. Southside Baptist is located at 1016 19th St. South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35205.

Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ben Brown Plaza. Theological Education Day. Representatives from twenty-four graduate institutions will be discussion options for the M.Div., M.T.S. and other graduate programs in theology and ministry. Stop by!

Sept. 19, 3-4 p.m., Burns 102, “Souls on the Tree of Pain: U2, Ecumenical Theology, and Central American Refugees,” the Rev. Dr. Steven Harmon, Gardner-Webb Divinity School. [Convo Credit for Students]

Sept. 19-21, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Middle Eastern Food Festival. St. George’s Church is located on Birmingham’s Southside near I-65 at 425 16th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Veterans Park, Turkish Food Festival sponsored by the Peace Valley Foundation. Veterans Park is located at 4800 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL, 35242.

Sept. 24, 8 a.m. to 4:45pm & Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m, Regions Room (Cooney Hall, 4th floor), The Jewish Roots of Christianity, Beeson Divinity School Annual Anglican Theology Conference.

Sept. 25, 6 p.m., St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church, Fall Lecture Series, Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Asbury Theological Seminary and St. Andrew’s. St. Mary’s is located at 1910 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Sept. 26, 12 p.m., St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church, Fall Lecture Series, Dr. Ben Witherington, III, Asbury Theological Seminary and St. Andrew’s. St. Mary’s is located at 1910 12th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Wright Center Concert Hall, “In the Beginning . . . Sex Was Sacred,” Dr. Scott Hahn, Catholic Theologian, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

Sept. 28, 8:30 to 12 noon, Shades Creek Clean-up. Meet in the parking lot by Samford’s West Gate to clean up trash and remove invasive plants from Samford’s creek. Sponsored by the Friends of Shades Creek & Samford’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Bains will be there.

Oct. 1, 6:15 p.m., UAB The Edge of Chaos, Healing of Mind and Body with Compassion and Tibetan Medicine, Geshe Ngawang Samten, Vice Chancellor of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies. The Edge of Chaos is an event space located of the 4th floor of UAB’s Lister Hill Library at 1700 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, 35233.

Oct. 2, 6 to 7 p.m., Brock Recital Hall, Serve 2 Unite: A discussion based on the book “Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness after Hate”. [must register to attend & convo credit for students]

Oct. 4, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Brooks 129, Biblical Archeology in Israel, Dr. James R. Strange.

Oct. 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Reid Chapel, Choral Vespers, Samford A Cappella Choir.

Oct. 3-5, Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Greek Festival. The Cathedral is located at 307 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35205.

Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Reid Chapel, Liberal Education and Human Freedom, Dr. Roosevelt Montás, Columbia University. J. Roderick Davis Lecture. [Convo Credit for Students]

Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Symeon Orthodox Church, St. Symeon Food & Culture Fair. St. Symeon is located at 3101 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Oct. 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brewer Plaza, Majors Connection 2019. [Convo Credit for Students]

Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Samford University Howard Room, Worship Exchange Lunch, Glenn Packiam. [students must register to attend]

Oct. 22, 3 p.m., Burns 102, Wisdom in the Bible and Beyond, Dr. Will Kynes, Theta Alpha Kappa Christian Faith and Critical Thought Forum.

Oct. 23, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church, An Interfaith Conversation Celebrating Mutual Respect and Understanding. Prince of Peace is located at 4600 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, AL, 35226. [RSVP at the link provided]

Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 12. a.m. Tree Planting 800 University Park (across Lakeshore by the Soccer and Track and Field facility) Help reforest our campus and beyond with native trees.

Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Nov. 3, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 37th Annual St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian Food Festival. St. Nicholas is located at 105 Park Ave, Brookside, AL 35073.

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Independent Presbyterian Church, November Organ Recital Series. Independent Presbyterian Church is located at 3100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m., Chapman 322 [tentative], “Magic City Religion: Religious Diversity in Birmingham, Especially Avondale” David R. Bains, Theta Alpha Kappa Christian Faith and Critical Thought Forum, [Convo Credit for Students]

Nov. 5, 10 a.m., DBH 113, Samford in Oregon, Star Tarrant, OE representative

Nov. 6, 6:00 p.m., Brookwood Baptist Church, Become a Community Where Faith Flourishes”, Sharon Ketcham, 3449 Overton Road, Mountain Brook, AL, 35223

Nov. 7, 10:00 a.m., Reid Chapel, “Mind Your Manners: Be the Host and Guest”, Sharon Ketcham, [Convo Credit for Students]

Nov. 7, 3:00 p.m., DBH 131,“Reciprocal Motion: A Theological Exploration of Mutuality”, Sharon Ketcham, [Convo Credit for Students]

Nov. 8, 1 p.m., Brooks 229, “Samford’s Biblical Archaeology in Israel Program: Shedding Light on the World of Jesus,” Dr. James R. Strange.

2020

Jan. 30, 7:30pm, Samford University Reid Chapel, Faculty recital on the Hardenbergh Organ, Dr. Frederick T. Teardo

Jan. 31, 5:30pm, Samford University Hodges Chapel, Choral Vespers [convo credit for students]

Feb. 6, 5pm to 8pm, UAB Project Space, Lynch Quilts Project: Lecture + Reception, UAB Department of Art & Art History. UAB Project Space is located at 900 13th St, Birmingham, AL.

Feb. 7, 7pm, One Small Step: A Night of Courageous Conversation, Jemison Concert Hall, Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35205

Feb. 9, 6pm to 7pm, Samford University Reid Chapel, Lead with Love Candlelight Kickoff, [students must register to attend & convo credit for students]

Feb. 10, 6pm to 7:30pm, Samford University Brock Recital Hall, Defamation Experience, Lead with Love [students must register to attend & convo credit for students]

Feb. 11, 10am, Samford University Wright Center, Reginald Calvert: Lead with Love. [convo credit for students]

Feb. 11, 11am to 12pm, Samford University Hodges Chapel, Beeson Divinity Biblical Studies Lectures: “Portrait of a Faithful and Approved Workman,” Dr. Ray Van Neste, Union University.

Feb. 11, 3pm to 4:30pm, Samford University Cooney Fieldhouse, Poverty Simulation, Lead with Love [students must register to attend]

Feb. 11, 6pm to 7pm, Samford University Regions Room, Cultural Talk on Systemic Racism, T. Marie King [convo credit for students]

Feb. 12, 11am to 12pm, Samford University Hodges Chapel, Beeson Divinity Biblical Studies Lectures: “‘Our People’: Ethics and the Identity of the People of God in the Letter to Titus”, Dr. Ray Van Neste.

Feb. 12, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Samford University Rotunda Club, Lunch & Learn: Love is an Action Verb, Courtney Shields [students must register to attend & convo credit for students]

Feb. 13, 11am to 12pm, Samford University Hodges Chapel, Beeson Divinity Biblical Studies Lectures: “The Word, Prayer, and Practice: Worship in the Pastoral Epistles,” Dr. Ray Van Neste.

Feb. 18, 10am, Samford University Reid Chapel, Worship with Liz Vice. [convo credit for students]

Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Samford University Howard Room, Worship Exchange Lunch, Liz Vice. [students must register to attend]

Feb. 20, 10am, Samford University Dwight Beeson Hall 113, How to Make the Most of a Career Fair Workshop.

Feb. 20-21, 9am to 5pm, Emmet O’Neal Library, Friends of the Library Book Sale. Emmet O’Neal Library is located at 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook, AL.

Feb. 20, 6pm to 8pm, Birmingham Museum of Art, JCMP Fellow Report Release. Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd.

Feb. 24, 3pm to 5pm, Samford University Dwight Beeson Hall 131, BHM: Msiza Convo Presentation [convo credit for students]

Feb. 25, 10am, Samford University Wright Center, Campus Worship, The Rev. Dr. Paul Msiza, President of Baptist World Alliance. [convo credit for students]

Feb. 26, 3pm to 4pm, Chapman 322, Wrestle On, Jacob: Antebellum Spirituals and the Biblical Tradition of Defiant Faith with Dr. Will Kynes and Rev. Cameron Thomas, Theta Alpha Kappa. [convo credit for students]

Feb. 27, 10am to 12:30pm, Samford University Seibert Gym, Job & Internship Fair.

Feb. 28, 5:30pm, Hodges Chapel, Choral Vespers [convo credit for students]

Most or all of the events listed below did not occur due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We had listed them prior to Samford suspending in-person operations in March 2020. We retain them here for the historical record.

Mar. 17, 11am to 12pm, Hodges Chapel, William E. Conger Biblical Preaching Lectures: “Preaching God in the Wild,” Dr. Jared Alcántara.

Mar. 18, 11am to 12pm, Hodges Chapel, William E. Conger Biblical Preaching Lectures: “The God Who Sees and Calls Us in the Wild,” Dr. Jared Alcántara.

Mar. 18, 5:30pm, Howard Room, Four Different Models for Understanding Adam and Eve, Dr. Josh Reeves, The Science and Religion Club. [students must register by emailing Dr. Reeves at jareeves@samford.edu ; free food and convo credit]

Mar. 19, 11am to 12pm, Hodges Chapel, William E. Conger Biblical Preaching Lectures: “The God Who Saves and Sends Us in the Wild,” Dr. Jared Alcántara.

Mar. 26, 10am, Reid Chapel, Robbins Lecture: Justification and Societal Justice, Frank Thielman.

Mar. 29, 6pm, Samford University Wright Center, A Story of Triumph: An Evening with Anne Frank’s Stepsister Eva Schloss [must register and buy tickets to attend]

Apr. 3, 5:30pm, Hodges Chapel, Choral Vespers [convo credit for students]

Apr. 5, 1:30pm, Avondale, Avondale Church Tour for Birmingham Historical Society.

Apr. 9, 3pm, Howard Room, Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Agenda, Dr. Michael Honey.

Apr. 10, 12pm, Hodges Chapel, Good Friday service with University Chorale [convo credit for students]

Apr. 16, 5pm, Howard Room, Maximizing Professional Relationships, Randy Hain [convo credit for students]

Apr. 17 – 18, 10am to 9pm, St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church, St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival. St. Elias is located at 836 8th Street South, Birmingham, AL.

Apr. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Samford University Howard Room, Worship Exchange Lunch, Lester Ruth. [students must register to attend]

Apr. 30, 7:30pm, Samford University Reid Chapel, Combined Choir Concert: University Chorale, A Cappella Choir and Gracenotes

Aug. 10-11, Beeson Divinity School, Anglican-Wesleyan Theology Conference: The Beauty of Holiness.

2021

August 31, 10 a.m., Wright Center Concert Hall, University Convocation, Samford marks the beginning of its 180th year under its new president, Dr. Beck A. Taylor.

Sept. 2, mid-day, Ben Brown Plaza Church Connections fair. Stop by and meet representatives of local congregations and ministries.

Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Chapman 322 in person or livestream on zoom, Discussion of An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”, Dr. Kynes discusses his book along with responses from Dr. Tremper Longman (Westmont College) and Dr. Dominick Hernandez (Biola University).

Sept. 23-25, St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Middle Eastern Food Festival. Typically includes great food (menu on-line, church tours, exhibits, and dancing). This is a popular community event.

Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m., Brock Forum (DBH 131), Samford University, Christianity, Education and Evolution. A public event hosted by Samford’s Center for Science and Religion and supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Sept. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hodges Chapel, Choral Vespers, Join Samford’s A Cappella Choir for an inspiring service of the word, prayer, and beautiful songs of praise. Rev. Jody Baker, minister of music and administration at Hope Community Church (Baptist) will speak. Convo credit is available for students.

Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Stockham Park. Soil Collection honoring lynching victim George Taylor. Twenty-nine year-old George Taylor was shot to death at this site on August 23, 1934 in a racial terror lynching. The Jefferson County Memorial Project will collect soil from this site in this ceremony. This is part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Soil Collection Project which memorializes lynching victims by collecting soil from the spots where they died. Stockham Park is located at 4221 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35212.

Sept. 24, 8 p.m. “Memorial” by Quinton Cockrell, a table read of a play that examines the scourge of lynching in Jefferson County, Alabama. Part of the Human Rights New Works Festival at Red Mountain Theatre. Admission $10. 1600 3rd Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35233

Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Brock Recital Hall, Documentary Screening of 11 am: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour and Panel Discussion with David Bailey and James Abbington. No registration required. Convo credit is available for students.

Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Ben Brown Plaza, Theological Education Day, This is an outdoor, career fair-style event that provides theological-related programs the opportunity to connect with students in a casual environment.

Sept. 30, 10 a.m., Reid Chapel, Holley-Hull Lecture: “John 3:16: God Loves The World”, The Biblical and Religious Studies Department and the Center for Congregational Resources hosts author and scholar Dr. Jarvis Williams for a series of lectures on New Testament Voices for a contemporary World. Convo credit available for students.

Sept. 30, 3 p.m., Brock Forum, DBH, Holley-Hull Lecture: “God’s Vertical, Horizontal, and Cosmic Saving Action in Christ as THE Foundation of A Biblical and Theological Vision for Redemptive Kingdom Diversity for Ethnically Diverse Image-Bearers”, The Biblical and Religious Studies Department and the Center for Congregational Resources hosts author and scholar Dr. Jarvis Williams for a series of lectures on New Testament Voices for a contemporary World. Convo credit available for students.