2021 Faith and the Arts – Summer Sunday School
Join us from June 6th – August 29th for the 2021 Faith and the Arts – Summer Sunday School Series. Each week we will have a different speaker on the topic of Always Forward: A Transforming Journey. Some of the presentations will be on Zoom, and some will be in person and live online. Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jun 6 Karlos Finley – Dora Franklin Finley African-American History Trail of Mobile
Judge Karlos Finley will be speaking on June 6th about the Dora Franklin Finley African-American History Trail of Mobile. Judge Finley has served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office and is now in Private Practice with the law firm of K. Fitzgerald Finley, P.C., while serving as a City of Mobile Municipal Court Judge. He is the President of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the African-American Heritage Trail. Judge Finley is married to Mrs. Kelly Finley, they have three wonderful children and five dogs. Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jun 13 Brent Davis – More to the Journey: A Peregrino’s Notes
Brent Davis will be speaking on June 13th about his 2016 journey on the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage undertaken by thousands each year beginning in the Eighth century. Brent Davis has worked as a church custodian, Velveeta cheese cooker cleaner, TV reporter, university instructor, and as a public tv and radio host and producer. He’s currently Arts, Life, and Culture Content Director at WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama. He also holds a banjo, and sometimes plays it. Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jun 20 Ben Shamback – Oil on Copper
Ben Shamback, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of South Alabama will be presenting Oil on Copper on June 20th. In 1999, Ben received an MFA in Painting from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Ben’s work has been included in more than 150 national and regional competitions receiving awards in competitive exhibitions throughout the United States. Ben is represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana and Hidell Brooks Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ben currently lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife Amanda and daughters Edie and Lilith. Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jun 27 Carol Dorsey – Horticultural Therapy: An Overview and Application in a Wellness Program at Strickland Detention Center
Carol Dorsey will be speaking on June 27th about Horticultural Therapy at Strickland Detention Center. Carol Dorsey graduated from Auburn University with a BS in microbiology and went to work in public health. She retired as lab manager in 2016 and immediately began Master Gardener classes. Through this outlet Carol has embraced her passions for growing, learning, and outreach in the community. Carol and her husband, Bob, live in Midtown Mobile with two Border Collies, a few hens, and lots of plants. Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jul 11 John and Dolores Eads – Light of the Village “Exploring a Calling”
John & Dolores Eads will be speaking on July 11th about Light of the Village. John & Dolores moved to Mobile in 1997 where John served as a Hospital Administrator and Dolores worked in the public school system. In 2001 The Eads delivered Angel tree gifts to the Queens Court apartments and felt the Lord lead them to start a ministry. Alabama Village, considered to be the most impoverished and violent community in south Alabama, was chosen to start Light of the Village with an After-School Program, Summer Bible Camp and Sunday Morning Bible Study. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jul 18 Megan Rubio – Solar Under the Sun
On July 18th Megan Rubio will be speaking about Solar Under the Sun. Megan Rubio is a member of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church and has participated in international mission with Solar Under the Sun for the last six years. Solar Under the Sun seeks to fight “energy poverty” by training participants to design and install solar power systems in partnership with communities that lack access to electricity. Megan is a Solar School Instructor and serves on the Board of Directors of Solar Under the Sun. She has made multiple installation trips to Haiti and Honduras. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Jul 25 Rabbi Silberman – Journeys in the Hebrew Scriptures
Rabbi Steven Silberman of Ahavas Chesed Congregation was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. He has lived in Mobile, AL since 1990 and places a priority on maintaining close relationships with the members of his synagogue. Frequently, he visits local schools and churches to teach about Judaism. The greatest moments of his life are his marriage to his wife, Manette, and the births of their four children, David, Aaron, Jacob and Danit. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Aug 1 Gabe Holloway – The Journey of Grief and Hope
Gabe Holloway will be speaking on August 1st about The Journey of Grief and Hope. Gabe was born in South Korea and adopted and raised in Opelika where he met his wife Lynne (daughter of Sherry & Dick Coats). He is a postulant for ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of North America and holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. His church home and workplace is Church of the Apostles in Fairhope. He and Lynne have three children. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Aug 8 Dr. Patrick Jacobs with Dr. Randall Sheets – Songs of Travel
On August 8th Dr. Patrick Jacobs, baritone and Dr. Randall Sheets, piano will be performing Songs of Travel in the sanctuary. Dr. Jacobs has performed principal roles with opera companies throughout the United States and is the Voice Faculty Chair and Director of Opera at the University of Mobile. Dr. Randall C. Sheets majored in organ and church music at Birmingham-Southern College and has a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been serving at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church since 2002. Attend in person in SHPC Sanctuary or click the link on YouTube or our church Facebook page at 9:00 AM to watch.
Aug 15 Meg McCrummen Fowler – The History of Mobile in 22 Objects
On August 15th Meg McCrummen will be presenting The History of Mobile in 22 Objects. Meg McCrummen Fowler is director of the History Museum of Mobile. She obtained a BA in History and French from The University of Alabama and an MA in History of Art from Tulane University, where she is also a doctoral candidate, completing a PhD in Art History & Society. Meg served as a visiting scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Memory at the University of South Alabama and had a curatorial fellowship at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Aug 22 SHPC Spirituality Writing Group – Our Journeys Are Our Stories
On August 22nd join our Spirituality Writing Group for a discussion on Our Journeys Are Our Stories. This group of dedicated writers has met for several years and has produced many stories, commentaries, and poems. The nurture of the spiritual through this creative path is hugely important to the individuals who participate. Individuals of all disciplines and interest levels are welcome. Leadership is provided by church members who are published writers, professors, and enthusiasts. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.
Aug 29 Dr. Buz Wilcoxon – My Sabbatical Journey
Dr. Buz Wilcoxon will be speaking about his sabbatical this summer, which is May 17 – August 14. Dr. Wilcoxon holds a Bachelor of Arts in religion and philosophy, and a minor in history, from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He has a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in
Decatur, GA. Buz has served as the as the senior pastor of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church since 2013. He is married to Ryann Jordan Wilcoxon, and they have two children. Attend in person in SHPC Fellowship Hall or Click the Zoom link in the weekly church email on 9:00 AM to participate.