These are events I am recommending to my students at Samford University. Other people may be interested in them as well. Most of these events are taking place in-person some with masking and distancing requirements to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Individuals are urged to exercise their own judgment on whether or not to participate. Even at places where masks are not required, vaccinated individuals should mask themselves.
Oct. 6, 1 p.m., JHBRK 303, Cassesse Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, Answers for Your Worship Questions: The Lord’s Supper is Important. But, what happens when we gather at the Lord’s Table?, Center for Worship & the Arts. A panel discussion with local clergy:
The Rev. Emily Collette, curate, Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, and chaplain, Birmingham Episcopal Campus Ministries
The Rev. Dr. Zac Hicks, lecturer, School of the Arts, Samford University, song writer, author Worship By Faith Alone: Thomas Cranmer’s Vision for Gospel-Centered Liturgy
The Rev. Jacob Simmons, pastor, Hope Community Church (Baptist)
The Very Rev. Justin Ward, vicar of sacred liturgy, Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
Convo credit available for students.
Oct. 7, 10 a.m., Wright Center Concert Hall, How to study long and hard and still fail, or how to get the most out of studying, Join Dr. Stephen Crew for his popular lecture on multi-tasking and improving studying and work habits.
Oct. 13, 12-1 p.m., DBH 131, Brock Forum, Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch and Learn 2021, The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives hosts Dr. Danny Carroll from Wheaton College for a presentation on an Introduction to Latino/a Biblical Interpretation. The first 40 individuals to sign up for the presentation will receive a meal. Registration for the event will be more than 40. Click this link to register.
Oct. 14-16, 10:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m., Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Birmingham Greek Festival, Become Greek for the weekend at the 48th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 14-16, 2021 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival, is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city going back four generations. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine prepared by the parishioners of the community and served by them during the Greek Food Festival weekend.
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Cooney Hall 400, Regions Room, “Can Government Legislate Religion?”, James R. Stoner, Jr., is the Hermann Moyse, Jr., Professor and director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University, and the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism.
For a list of past recommended events, click here.