While our regional chapters and clubs enjoy gathering in person, sometimes, virtual connections are another method to connect and enjoy community together. Using a video conference call platform, our extensions of the Samford University Alumni Association can build and engage the Samford community in their cities in a virtual manner.
Virtual Worship Service
He Restores My Soul, A Reflection of Psalm 23
Tuesday, September 1
12 a.m./11 a.m. CT
Join alumni and friends as we gather together for a virtual worship service through Zoom with the Samford University Alumni Association. As we launch the semester, this will be a time for encouragement, hope and faith as we grow together in Christ.
Dr. Galen Jones, Assistant Professor in the Christian Ministries Department in School of the Arts will provide the opening prayer. Bobby Smith '08, Assistant Pastor for Worship and Arts at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia will lead praise and worship. Joel Brooks '99, Pastor of Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President of Samford University, will lead the closing prayer.
Samford Alumni Virtual Book Club
Did you know that many amazing books have been written by our fellow alumni? This is the perfect opportunity to get the inside scoop from these authors by participating in the virtual book club. Each quarter, the Samford University Alumni Association will select a book written by an alum. We’ll announce the author and book via email, then interested alumni can sign up to participate. There will be a video conference call with the author and a closed Facebook group to facilitate further discussion with other alumni across the country. It is a fun, easy way to virtually meet other alumni and build connections over a great read!
Book Club Author Chats
Samford Alumni Webinar Series
You know what they say…never stop learning! This webinar series, offering sessions in the spring, summer and fall, will provide meaningful opportunities for alumni to continue learning from top professionals. Covering a wide variety of topics and experiences, these webinars will leave participants feeling inspired, encouraged, educated, challenged or all of the above!
Everyday Essentials with Samford
This is a unique, judgement-free week of virtual “classes” meant to provide alumni from all walks of life a simple way to gain valuable life-skills. These short, 30-minute classes may be creative or practical in nature and will cover a variety of topics designed to appeal to many life phases and interests. Classes will take place throughout one week, and alumni can register for one or multiple classes. This year’s Everyday Essentials classes took place from September 15-18.
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Here for You
We strive to be a help and resource to all 52,000+ of our alumni, even when we can’t be in the same place. That’s why we created “Here for You” which includes virtual activities for alumni and their families. Here you will find coloring pages and an activity book for children of alumni, as well as video call backgrounds and a prayer guide.