Faith Formation Opportunities at Fairmount
Become a Liturgist: Help Lead Worship
Anyone can help lead worship because we are all image-bearers of God! And now, FPC has a new streamlined, simple way for interested liturgists to choose the Sunday(s) and worship time(s) that work best for their schedule. Sign up to help lead worship online here. Questions? Contact Kate McFadden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundry is a catalog of seminary-level courses from Candler Theological Seminary. Would you be interested in taking classes from a leading expert on the Bible, theology, ethics, or church leadership? Then check out the course offerings from The Foundry. The classes are typically 3-6 weeks and they are taught by leading scholars and ministry practitioners. Courses occur throughout this fall. Online only. Register at https://candlerfoundry.emory.edu/.
The Mission of the William Birkett Williams Memorial Lecture Fund
The William Birkett Williams Memorial Lecture Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. William L. Williams to serve as a memorial to their son, 1st Lt. William Birkett Williams, a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, lost in action in Libya on January 11, 1943. The fund provides the income to be used for free lectures on any subject of general interest, whether cultural, scientific, civic or political, but not overtly religious. The speakers should be of national or international reputation who would be of interest to the larger community. The Fund will be utilized by the William Birkett Williams Committee to fulfill this mission.
On November 12, 2023, The William Birkett Williams Memorial Lecture Series presented a special panel discussion called, The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence. This panel discussion featured three professionals from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University, all who use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the way they work and do business. AI holds potential and promise; however, there are also challenges that come with implementing AI in the workplace including privacy and security, managing bias and ethical concerns, and upskilling employees to work alongside AI systems. The panelists will addressed these benefits and challenges, and described how their organizations navigate the opportunities and risks of this rapidly evolving technology. Watch the November 12th AI Panel Discussion below.