Jul
26
Jul 27

Interfaith Healthcare Pray-In

  • Trinity United Methodist Church

Join us for a statewide interfaith Pray-In on Wed., July 26, at 12:00 p.m.
If you're in metro Atlanta, please join us at
Trinity United Methodist Church
265 Washington Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.
We need a critical mass of advocates putting their faith in action!

If you can't make it to the Pray-In at Trinity UMC, please gather in your local community and join in prayer at 12:00 p.m., wherever you are. Not able to gather with others? Post a prayer at 12:00 p.m. for @SenatorIsakson and @SenDavidPerdue on social media and hashtag it with #ProtectourCare#LearnPrayAct#ICM4Children.

Jul
29
9:00 am09:00

Diocesan Stewardship Presentation

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29th, at Ellis Hall at All Saints' Episcopal Church.

The mission of Circle of Stewardship is to mobilize clergy and lay leaders to develop stewardship resources, enabling parishes to worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually.

Workshop leaders will present ideas on:

  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • a systematic approach to membership growth
  • practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to generational groups
  • reasons for giving
  • a detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program
  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

There is no cost to attend this workshop, and lunch will be provided. Please register before July 24th. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at tammypallot@gmail.com.  

Jul
29
4:00 pm16:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

  • Holy Family Church

The Resource and Outreach Ministries will sponsor Heart & Soul's First Annual Low Country Boil in support of local outreach ministries. Our own Jacques LeBlanc will be our chef for the evening. Join us for good food, lively music and fellowship with friends and neighbors while raising money for the organizations that do so much for our community. Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple.

Want to participate in the fun of preparing for this event? See the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall for opportunities to assist with set-up and take down, dessert preparation and ticket sales. Questions, call Kathleen Allen-Leonard at 404-561-0546

For more information, please call 770-893-4525 to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Jul
30
9:15 am09:15

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church

  • Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church through a series of conversations on the Catechism and the historical documents, and consider the question “what’s it all about?”  

Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, 30327. Sundays at 9:15 a.m., through August 6 (except for July 23).

Questions? Contact Scott Miller at smiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

Aug
5
1:00 pm13:00

Blood at the Root with Patrick Phillips

  • Grace Episcopal Church

The Gainesville – Hall County Black History Society will present Blood at the Root with Patrick Phillips on Saturday, August 5 at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, GA. A book signing and reception will begin at 1:00 PM, with a discussion at 2:00 PM. This is a free event but seating is limited. 

National Book Award finalist Phillips tells Forsyth County’s tragic story in vivid detail and traces its history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and ’80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth “all white” well into the 1990s.

Forsyth County, Georgia, home to a large African-American community at the turn of the century. But then in September of 1912, three young black men were accused of the rape and murder of a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square. Two teenagers were hung after a one-day trial. Soon bands of white “night riders” launched a coordinated campaign of arson and terror, driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county.

“Deeply researched and crisply written, “Blood at the Root’’ is an impressive and timely case study of the racial violence and historical amnesia that characterize much of American history. Phillips…is a gifted storyteller.”
— Matthew Delmont, The Boston Globe


“Phillips’ book feels timely, unapologetically discussing the way fear, panic, ignorance, and timing may have kept Forsyth County trapped in the past.”
— William Lee, The Chicago Tribune


“There are places the civil rights movement literally passed by, and for decades Forsyth County was one of those pockets. Blood at the Root is a vital investigation of Forsyth’s history, and of the process by which racial injustice is perpetuated in America.”
— U.S. Congressman John Lewis, author of March

Sponsored by:
   Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society
   The Educational Foundations and Museum of Beulah Rucker, Inc.
   Fair Street-Butler High Alumni Association, Inc.
   Grace Episcopal Church

Aug
6
9:15 am09:15

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church

  • Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church through a series of conversations on the Catechism and the historical documents, and consider the question “what’s it all about?”  

Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, 30327. Sundays at 9:15 a.m., through August 6 (except for July 23).

Questions? Contact Scott Miller at smiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

Aug
7
Aug 9

BEECKEN CENTER OFFERS VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING TO ALL

  • Sewanne, Tennesee

The Beecken Center will be holding disaster chaplaincy training In partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network, the Beecken Center at the Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, Tennessee August 7–9, 2017 for all clergy and spiritual caregivers of every faith. Upon receiving the certification, participants will be able to volunteer within their diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners, offering spiritual first-aid as an essential part of response and recovery in the face of natural and human-made disasters. Disaster mental health professionals and emergency managers are also encouraged to enroll in the course to learn best practices in spiritual first-aid.

Read full announcement here.

Aug
17
Aug 19

Core Godly Play Training

  • St Stephen's Episcopal Church

Training Schedule: 
Thursday, August 17, 6:00p-9:00p
Friday, August 18, 8:30a-6:00p
Saturday, August 19, 8:30a-6:00p

Click here for more information and to register.

Aug
19
8:30 am08:30

Keeping Your Light Shining Retreat

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Keeping Your Light Shining is a retreat that seeks to help us find the light of Christ within us and keep it shining during times that seem dim or dark.  It is grounded in the concept that we are all on a spiritual journey, a journey that takes us through periods when our lights shine brightly and periods when they seem to be the dimmest. The discussions also include the circumstances and events that can dim our lights and those of others.  The retreat uses Scripture, song, and narrative as we journey together. There is no charge for the retreat, but a love offering will be collected to defray costs for food and beverages. The retreat will be on August 19, 2017, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 567 Roscoe Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 and will begin at 8:30 am and end at 5:30 pm.

Click here to register. 

Aug
20
Aug 22

Total Solar Eclipse

  • Lake Logan Conference Center

On August 21, 2017, you can join millions of people across the United States by viewing nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun — right at beautiful Lake Logan. Learn more. 

Eclipse rates include special solar eclipse viewing glasses, lodging, and three meals starting with dinner on Sunday.

Trailblazers
$110 double occupancy / $138 single occupancy
$35 Youth / $17.50 children / 3 & under free
2nd Night is $90 / $128 for adults

All Others
$125 double occupancy / $150 single occupancy
$50 Youth / $35 children / 3 & under free
2nd Night is $90 / $128 for adults

Lake Logan is a conference center owned by the Diocese of Western North Carolina and located in Haywood County, just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. More information here: www.lakelogan.org.


Aug
20
Aug 24

Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga

130 Kanuga Chapel Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Explore the Divine through artistic expression led by a caring group of instructors in weaving, needlepoint, photography and choral music.  Morning classes are followed by afternoons of continued work or relaxation.  On August 21, there will be a special excursion to experience the total eclipse,  followed by a special outdoor Eucharist. Please join us as we share our gifts to the glory of God.  For more information and to register, please visit www.kanuga.org/liturgicalarts.

RSVP by August 15.

Aug
28
May 21

EfM Online: Openings for new or returning students

Every baptized person is called to ministry. EfM is a worldwide program developed by the School of Theology of the University of the South. It holds before us that the foundation for bringing Christ to the world lies in a Church empowered by an active, theologically articulate laity. All Christians need a Christian education which supports their faith and which prepares them to express that faith in daily life.

The Education for Ministry (EfM) program is a wonderful program of study and reflection that provides people from all walks of life with the education to grow in Christian faith and to carry out their ministries. EfM Online offers those who cannot attend a weekly face-to-face group an opportunity to participate in this course of study. Our Online EfM Group #6332 meets online and includes members from the U.S. and other countries. The mentor, Ken Kimsey, is canonically resident in the Diocese of Atlanta.

Group will meet online on Monday, August 28, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Eastern U.S. time. for our "soft opening." Formal classes begin on Monday, September 11, 2017. We meet weekly, excluding Christmas and Holy Week, until the Monday before Memorial Day, 2018. Although several members log on from Atlanta, GA, the group is open to anyone suitable to Education for Ministry (EfM) with a high-speed internet connection.

Three openings are available in our Online Group #6332 of Education for Ministry (EfM).  Interested prospects should contact the EfM mentor, Ken Kimsey, by August 7, 2017, to discuss enrollment. Formal classes begin on Monday, September 11, 2017, however, members will gather informally online on August 28. The group has been meeting continuously for six years. The mentor began his involvement with EfM in Atlanta in 2000 and mentored two in-person groups at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Morrow, GA. The Reverend Barry Griffin, Rector. 

Interested students should contact Ken Kimsey by August 8, 2017 via email (kenkimsey53@gmail.com) or phone: 678-468-2072. Class members log onto the Blackboard Collaborate website operated by the EfM program, School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Click here for more info on EfM Online. 

Aug
29
2:30 pm14:30

Church Financial Management for Clergy: Course at Emory University

  • Candler School of Theology

Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 pm, from Aug 29 through Dec 5

This course empowers students with essential skills for leading congregations financially.  As part of their broader ministries,  clergy serve as the executive director of not-for-profit organizations.  Effective ministry depends not only on spiritual gifts and theological insights but also on the ability of church leaders to understand,  organize,  and manage church finances.  

Click here to learn more and register by July 31, 2017.

Aug
30
1:00 pm13:00

Diocesan Day on Immigration

  • The Cathedral of St. Philip

Amid all of the public turmoil about immigration, how do Christians respond in a way that allows them to live into their baptismal promise to respect the dignity of all persons and the imperative from Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves?

That is one of many questions participants will wrestle with during an August 30 discussion at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, N.E, Atlanta, GA 30305. The session, scheduled from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., is free and open to the public. 

The event will include presentations by priests and Christian lay leaders from the Atlanta area actively involved in responding to the needs of our immigrant neighbors.

Episcopal bishops Robert Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta and Jose McLoughlin of the Diocese of Western North Carolina will provide theological guidance and practical ways Christians can respond to this hotly debated issue. 

There will also be information on accessing resources for immigrants and how people of faith can best use those resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

SUNDAY ON THURSDAY

  • St. Anne's Episcopal Church

St. Anne's new family-friendly Holy Eucharist on Thursdays, 6:00 pm, beginning May 11. Come as you are for child-friendly music and a service that is less than an hour long! St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, GA 30327. 

Questions? Contact St. Anne's at 404.237.5589 or smiller@saintannes.com.

"Sunday on Thursday" will be every Thursday at 6:00 pm through September.

Sep
16
4:00 pm16:00

ECW - 12th Annual Tea Party

  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Women Present their 12th Annual Tea Party. The day's activities include an inspirational guest speaker, an award winner for Excellence in Classical Performance and Music Internationally, modeling of African attire by African designer of women's and men's fashion, hat parade, and other musical entertainment; just to name a few. Each table will accommodate 8 guests Click here to learn more. 

Cost: Adults: $25 and Children (Ages 7-12): $15

For more information404-840-4412 or 404-444-6639

Sep
17
10:30 am10:30

Festive Eucharist for the 50th Celebration of Emmaus House

  • The Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House

The Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House will celebrate a Festive Eucharist on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  All Clergy who have been Vicars, Executive Directors or who have done ministry in the Chapel or within the Emmaus House outreach ministries are invited to join us in this celebration!  All friends, benefactors, and supporters of Emmaus House are invited to worship with us!  A reception will follow the Eucharist.  

Clergy: If you are planning on attending please bring white stoles (w/alb or cassock & surplice) send your response to Father Ricardo Bailey, Vicar of the Emmaus House Chapel at: ricardobailey@emmaushouse.org

Sep
17
6:30 pm18:30

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

  • Grace Church Gainesville

Meeting 1 of 4

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

Dr. Angela D. Sims, Lecture

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing extend an invitation to you to attend a lecture which will be given by Dr. Angela D. Sims. She is the Dean of Academic Programs, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Chair in Church and Society, Associate Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas. She is the author of Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. In this book, she explores many powerful and thought provoking themes while “revealing much about the bond between memory and moral formation. She discovers the courage and hope inherent in the power of recall.” The book is based upon the stories of those who witnessed lynchings or who were almost lynched themselvesand by “tending to the words of these witnesses, Sims exposes not only a culture of fear and violence but the practice of story and memory as well as the narrative hope withina renewed possibility for justice.”

Dr. Sims' lecture will be instructive, passionate and thought provoking, a talk that you will not wish to miss. She is inspiring and a very powerful resource in helping to create the space for brave conversations on our racial history which can lead us to healing in the present moment.

We are grateful for the collaborative support provided for this event by our sisters and brothers at All Saints Episcopal Church. The event is free but registration is required. 

Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

  • Grace Church Gainesville

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

Oct
1
4:00 pm16:00

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on October 1

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

Enjoy the opportunity to visit and worship at historic Zion Episcopal Church in Talbotton, GA on October 1, 2017. Service will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Rev. Jeff Jackson, rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and diocesan steward of Zion, will be the celebrant and preacher. Zion Episcopal Church was erected in 1848 in the city of Talbotton, in Talbot County, Georgia. It is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. The choir loft has the only working Pilcher organ in existence, which was installed in 1850 is still used today for services and events.  

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Zion and view photos of the exterior and interior, visit the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia website, Zion Episcopal – Talbot - Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, and visit Zion’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ziontalbotton/.

Zion is available for weddings, music recordings and performances, tours, and other events. Contact Fr. Jeff Jackson at (706)-761-0115 for further information. 

Donations for the preservation and restoration of this historic treasure can be made through the diocese at Historic Zion Church or the GoFundMe site Historic Zion Restoration.

Oct
1
6:30 pm18:30

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

  • Grace Church Gainesville

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

Oct
8
6:30 pm18:30

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

  • Grace Church Gainesville

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads

  • Lake Logan Conference Center
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Though the practice of using beads in prayer goes back to the early Church, Protestants have only recently begun to embrace it. Why is this? How can beads be used to delve deeper into our prayer lives? And how can prayer beads be used to heal from spiritual pain? Join us as we explore the history and use of prayer beads, consider how beads can help contemplate the mysteries of our faith and seasons, and experience God's presence in pain and in joy. 

Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads is a full day workshop exploring the history and art of using beads in prayer. Authors of: Praying with Beads, Another Bead-Another Prayer, as well as A String and a Prayer. Participants may bring a set of prayer beads to use during the workshop or plan to purchase a set on-site. Click here to register.

Kristen E. Vincent is the award-winning author of A Bead and Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads; Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness; and co-author of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. She speaks widely on spiritual formation and enjoys leading retreats. Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and is a graduate of the two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation (Academy #34). 

Max O. Vincent is the author of A Joyful Lent: Reading Philippians in a Season of Self-Denial (Upper Room Books, 2018), and co-author of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. He is pastor of Inman Park Church, a United Methodist Community in Atlanta, GA. Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School.

Oct
28
8:45 am08:45

Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

  • Chesnut Grove Baptist Church

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities will include a Liturgy for Martyrs at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where the Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, as well as a tour of the Chestnut Grove School (founded in 1887) and the cemetery containing graves of slaves.

For pilgrims leaving from Atlanta, a bus will be available departing from St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Morrow, GA at 7AM. For those pilgrims traveling from other locations, plan to meet at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church (610 Epps Bridge Parkway) at 8:45AM. The cost is $10 and includes lunch.

Nov
12
4:00 pm16:00

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on November 12

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

Enjoy the opportunity to visit and worship at historic Zion Episcopal Church in Talbotton, GA on November 12, 2017. Service will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Rev. Jeff Jackson, rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and diocesan steward of Zion, will be the celebrant and preacher. Zion Episcopal Church was erected in 1848 in the city of Talbotton, in Talbot County, Georgia. It is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. The choir loft has the only working Pilcher organ in existence, which was installed in 1850 is still used today for services and events.  

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Zion and view photos of the exterior and interior, visit the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia website, Zion Episcopal – Talbot - Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, and visit Zion’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ziontalbotton/.

Zion is available for weddings, music recordings and performances, tours, and other events. Contact Fr. Jeff Jackson at (706)-761-0115 for further information. 

Donations for the preservation and restoration of this historic treasure can be made through the diocese at Historic Zion Church or the GoFundMe site Historic Zion Restoration.

Nov
22
Nov 25

Thanksgiving at Lake Logan

  • Lake Logan Conference Center

Eat, drink, and be thankful at Lake Logan this year! Join us for feast, family, fellowship, football, and fun. You don't have to cook, clean, or entertain. That's certainly something to be thankful for!

Participate in as many or as few of the activities offered as you like. Stay two nights, three nights, or more - or just come for lunch on Thanksgiving Day. Rooms are also available earlier and later in the week if you'd like to extend your stay. Learn more.

Call 828.646.0095 to reserve your space. Online registration coming soon.

 


Jul
22
3:00 pm15:00

Tea Party in Memory of Cherry Goulborne & Book Reading by Liz Thompson

  • Saint Edward’s Episcopal Church

Liz Thompson – Motivator, Writer, Speaker, Coach, Consultant, Lawyer, and Author will present amazing insights and inspiration for the head, heart, and soul from her new book, “Make Yourself Happy” at Saint Edward’s Episcopal Church, Lawrenceville, Georgia on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 during a Tea Party, Silent Auction & Book Reading beginning at 3.00pm. Proceeds from this fun-filled event, hosted by the Episcopal Church Women of the parish church and honoring the memory of a well-beloved parishioner, Cherry Goulbourne, will go toward scholarships for youth.

Liz’s “stories of struggle and success for hope-full, happy living,” in Make Yourself Happy are an essential read for anyone who wants to get off the treadmill of constant dissatisfaction and desire, deal with life’s challenges, pursue their dreams, have meaningful relationships and be happy.

Written in four sections - Self, Others, The World, and The Spirit, Liz’s book is a series of commentaries, anecdotes, allegories, reflections, experiences, and stories, told with pain, insight, and humor, but always with honesty. The last section of Make Yourself Happy includes a "workbook," reflections on happiness and a set of steps which readers are encouraged to take to concretize personal growth and improved habits.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door on the day of the event for $20.00 per person or $90.00 (for table of 6). Click here to purchase tickets.

Jul
18
Jul 20

Continuing Education Opportunity: Disaster Chaplain and Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings Training

  • Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

The Southeastern Synod ELCA , the Lutheran Theological Center of Atlanta, and the Episcopal Diocese of Altanta in partnership with NDIN (National Disaster Interfaiths Network), invites clergy, religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day Disaster Chaplaincy training, including Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own congregation, diocese, synod or faith community – or, affiliate with a local provider. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices. 

Registration Information: 
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training (by the senior religious leader who has jurisdiction over their ministry and/or by their supervisor, if they currently serve as a chaplain and/or credentialed religious caregiver). Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation and supervisor’s endorsement.. 

Tuesday, July 18th through Thursday, July 20th • 8:15-5:00PM Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church - 2165 Highway 138 SW - Riverdale, GA 30296 - Directions

Hotel: LaQuinta Inn, Union City, GA - 770.306.0049. Group Rate ID: GROFHI (Disaster Relief Group) 

Tuition is $525, Paid in Advance

Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by Friday, July 7, 2017

Limited Scholarships available for ELCA-SES Rostered leaders available via the SE Synod Disaster Ministry Committee

Contact: jfboettner@hotmail.com 

(Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and training materials are included)

Jul
16
9:15 am09:15

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church

  • Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church

Dig deeper into the historical and theological foundations of the Episcopal Church through a series of conversations on the Catechism and the historical documents, and consider the question “what’s it all about?”  

Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, 30327. Sundays at 9:15 a.m., through August 6 (except for July 23).

Questions? Contact Scott Miller at smiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

Jul
13
11:30 am11:30

Faith in Public Life

  • St Bedes Episcopal Church

Immigrant families in our community are being torn apart by immigration enforcement raids. As people of faith, we are called to walk in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors in this difficult time.

Putting solidarity into action requires learning new skills, messages and strategic approaches. That's why we are holding an innovative training and strategy session on how to support our immigrant brothers and sisters in Georgia. 

I want to invite you to join Faith in Public Life on July 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a faith community training with local and national experts on immigration policy, media strategy and the sanctuary movement. Space is limited, so please RSVP with me by June 30th.

We'll learn about how immigration enforcement impacts families in the Atlanta area, explore the latest messaging and examine how the faith community, including sanctuary churches and Matthew 25 churches, is standing with our immigrant neighbors nationwide -- and how those strategies can be applied locally. Together, we can care for impacted people and influence public opinion.

The training will take place at St Bedes Episcopal Church (2601 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30345) and lunch will be provided.

Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

Pulitzer Prize Winner Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove, to kick off SCHR Lecture Series on Race and Poverty

  • State Bar of Georgia

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is pleased to host an event featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King. Gilbert King is author of the book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013.

This conversation kicks off SCHR’s new lecture series that focuses on race and poverty. The event is on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the State Bar of Georgia; Conference Room A, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is free and open to the public.

Devil in the Grove chronicles the story of “the Groveland Boys,” four young Black men who were falsely accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949. The book unearths a largely forgotten chapter in the long history of racial injustice in the United States and explores in painstaking detail, the tactics used by Thurgood Marshall, the future Supreme Court Justice and attorney for the Groveland Boys, to chip away at the foundations of Jim Crow Laws.
 
In 1949, Florida’s orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day’s end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as "the Groveland Boys."
 
Though the book focuses on a tragedy that happened nearly seventy years ago, the themes are relevant and instructive today. According to The Guardian’s database, 566 people were killed by police in 2016 in the United States. Mapping Police Violence reports that in 2015, the rate of unarmed Black men killed by police was five times that of unarmed white men. Most recently, on July 6, 2017, the police officer who shot 32-year-old Philando Castile, an unarmed Black man whose death was captured on film, was acquitted of all charges in St. Paul, MN. Tragically, this is the outcome for almost all victims of officer-related shooting deaths in the recent years.

SCHR Executive Director Sara Totonchi notes, “As we absorb the far too frequent news of unjustifiable police shootings of people of color, Devil in the Grove is a timely reminder that we must remain vigilant against abuses of power and take full responsibility for the way racism and race discrimination perpetuate injustices in our community.”
 
For additional information, contact Kathryn Hamoudah at 404/688-1202 or khamoudah@schr.org

Jul
11
Jul 13

Special Needs VBS

  • St. Matthews

St. Matthews is planning our second annual Special Needs VBS. 

It will be on July 11th and 13th during our mainstream VBS (July 10th- 14th).  There will be a modified schedule (9:30am to noon) with special accommodations for all special needs.  We'll have 4-5 Special Needs Teachers at all times.

Register here by 07-09-2017

Questions?  Contact Amanda Livermont by phone at (678) 491-7457 or by email at alivermont81@gmail.com

Cost is $15.00.

Jun
25
3:30 pm15:30

Standing Silence A Silent Action for Justice

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site

At a time when words have become tools of division, we invite you to join us in Standing Silence. "May we all grow in grace and peace, and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us. It is more than silence." - Thomas Merton

On Sunday June 25th at 3:30 pm we will gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site for a brief invocation, followed by 20 minutes of silence. 

In this sacred silence we will recommit ourselves to welcoming strangers, fighting the attitudes and laws that favor one group over another, and defending the institutions so important to our democracy. We will also nourish ourselves through the restorative power of silence. You are welcome to stand or to bring stools/folding chairs, or you can bring mats for seated meditation.

Our group is made up of people who are Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, other faiths and no specific faith, people who consider themselves spiritual or just spirited, and all those who hunger for an experience beyond the words that barrage us daily.

Jun
23
Jun 24

Flower, Garden, and Liturgical Arts Festival

Saint James Episcopal Church
260 Warwoman Road
Clayton, GA 30552

Saint James Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Flower, Garden, and Liturgical Arts Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24, 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saint James is located at 260 Warwoman Drive, Clayton, GA 30525.  Join us and share in our interpretation of “Bible Stories in Flowers.” Gardening and flower demonstrations will be offered on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  

Learn more here.
You can contact Saint James Episcopal Church at 706-782-6179.

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Verger Summer Assembly

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

We invite all Vergers and those that are interested in the Ministry of the Verger to attend the Summer Assembly.  We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Mark Emory Graham Chapter.

The Assembly will begin with Holy Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Wright. After a group photo, we will participate in forum with Bishop Wright.

Our Chapter’s anniversary celebration will include cake and song   We will enjoy a slide show collage of past Assembly Meetings, Acolyte Festivals and Annual Council Tellers.  We will recognize many of our “old timers” that helped build and maintain our Chapter.

We continue our tradition of supporting a local ministry.  For this meeting, we will help Toco Hills Community Alliance (THCA).  They are a group of faith communities working together to help Atlanta area neighbors in need.  Please bring toilet paper, bath bar soap, or laundry detergent for the benefit of the THCA clients.  http://www.tocohillsalliance.org.

A donation of $15.00 is asked for lunch.

Mark you calendars. This is a meeting not to miss.

Jun
12
Jun 16

Kanuga’s 2017 Christian Formation Conference

Kanuga Camp and Conference Center
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Faith Formation for All God’s People in a Era of Change with John Roberto

Every day we experience the reality that we are living in an era of change, but, more importantly, we are living in a change of eras. The models of faith formation developed over the past decades cannot keep pace with the challenges of this new era. We need something very new to address the lives of 21st century families, children, adolescents and adults. We need to envision a whole new way of forming faith — a new ecosystem of intergenerational relationships and faith experiences at church, lifelong faith formation from childhood through adulthood, family faith formation at home, and missional faith formation to the uninvolved and unaffiliated. All of this supported by digitally-enabled and digitally connected faith formation that can reach everyone, anytime, anyplace, 24x7. We need to utilize new models and tools of 21st century learning. Explore and experience this new world of faith formation and you will discover there’s never been a better time to be engaged in faith formation!

John Roberto is president of LifelongFaith Associates and works as a consultant to churches and national  organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored numerous books and program manuals in faith formation, including his latest publications “Families at the Center of Faith Formation” (editor and co-author, 2016), and “Seasons of Adult Faith Formation” (editor and co-author, 2015).

Why should I come to this conference?

  1. John Roberto
  2. More than 25 workshops such as VBS, digital ministry, Godly Play, confirmation, contemplative photography, recovery ministry and bread baking 
  3. Activities for children of all ages – make it a family vacation
  4. Four nights at Kanuga, a 1,400 acre conference center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
  5. Five published authors:  John Roberto, Wendy Barrie, Heather Annis, Jenny Beaumont and Jerusalem Greer
  6. Eleven meals(no cooking!), plus socials, book signing and special events
  7. Optional early arrival day on June 11zTime on the porch to rock, relax and talk with friends – and make new ones
  8. Networking with those who have been involved in formation for years
  9. All of this for $610- (a bargain- all inclusive-room, meals, conference, and fun!) for a double room; $770 for a single; $200 for a child; $300 for youth.  


Register by February 12 for a 10% discount; team discounts available. Click here for more information. 

Jun
11
9:30 am09:30

The Rev. Trish Greeves, local author of “Prophetic Faith” comes to St. Benedict’s

  • St. Benedict's

The Rev. Trish Greeves, local author of “Prophetic Faith” comes to St. Benedict’s - June 11th
St. Benedict’s is proud to host Rev. Trish Greeves, retired seminary professor at United Theological Seminary and local author of “Prophetic Faith: Exploring Social Justice Advocacy as a Congregation” on Sunday, June 11 at 9:30 am in parish hall.

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For the past 7 Sundays, we have been exploring the biblical call for social justice and how we can respond. Some of the topics addressed include the political implications of biblical faith; public and private arenas for expressing faith; the difference between systemic change for justice and social outreach for charity; and how social justice advocacy strengthens our faith. It will be a treat to have Rev. Trish Greeves in our discussions!

Please join us in the parish hall at 9:00 am for coffee and bagels, 9:30 for a roundtable discussion with Trish and join us for worship at 10:30 in the Nave for Eucharist. St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church is located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road in Smyrna, GA 30080, 678-279-4300.

Jun
10
8:30 am08:30

Diocese Global Mission Conference

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

Bishop Rob Wright and The Rev. Donna Mote will be the key note speakers at this year's Global Mission Conference presenting from their book,  The Go! Guide: 10 Steps for Innovation in Ministry from Luke 10.  A copy of the book is included in the registration fee.

In addition to the keynote address, there will be several workshops addressing topics such as collaborating among partners for success, doing good without doing harm, and the latest on the refugee crisis, as well as presentations regarding the Diocese’s pilgrimages to Ghana and Cuba. 

As in the past, clergy may earn contact hours and lunch is included in the registration fee.

The event cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Registration opens on April 24.
Register here

You can find a copy of the agenda here.

Jun
4
6:00 pm18:00

Annual Service of Recognition

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church

You Are Cordially Invited to
The Annual Service of Recognition for
The Deaconesses of
The Order of St. Katharine,
Saints of the Diocese of Atlanta

Sunday, June 4th at 6:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
753 College Street
Macon, Georgia

Reception and Appleton Ministry Fair
To Follow in the Parish Hall


For more information, please contact Juli Groce at missioner@appletonepiscopal.org

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

CHAIRity for CVEM

  • Arts in the Park at Lakebottom Park

We'll have some really unique chairs by local artists and friends of Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministries.  We have several artists who have contributed to this event, including members of Home is Where the Art Is, an art program for the homeless led by Bo Bartlett and local volunteers at SafeHouse Ministries; one of CVEM's former Direct Service clients; and children from St. Thomas and Trinity...just to name a few.

Jun
2
Jun 3

Silent Retreat Weekends at The Convent of Saint Helena

  • Convent of Saint Helena

As you seek holy ground within which to rest, reflect and pray, we invite you to join the sisters and other seekers for one of our 2017 Silent Retreat Weekends.

These retreats begin on Friday evening at 5 pm Vespers and end after 1 pm Sunday lunch. Spiritual direction is included on Saturday if you desire a session with one of the sisters. Silence begins after 7 pm Compline on Friday and continues until Eucharist on Sunday. The cost is $160, all inclusive, (single room with private bath, meals and one spiritual direction session). 

Retreats will be held:
June 2-4
October 6-8
December 1-3

Make your reservation (quickly – 4 rooms remaining for June) through www.osh.org or with our Office Manager at guests@osh.org or 803-426-1616 (M-F, 9-5).

Jun
2
Jun 4

Steps to Lead

Rising 11th, 12th, and those just graduating are encouraged to apply for Steps to Lead, a Youth Leadership Retreat with Bishop Wright and Youth Missioner Easton Davis.

You can apply here and find more info here. 
The deadline to apply is March 12. 

May
30
4:30 pm16:30

Episcopal Preaching Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

All Saints Richmond
8787 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation Celebrates 30 years in 2017.

On May 30, 2017 Dr. A. Gary Shilling, Founder and Chairman of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation and Bishop Shannon Johnston will welcome the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Richmond to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Foundation. EPF has worked for nearly 30 years to improve preaching and advance the mission of the Episcopal Church. The organization provides training to seminarians and priests through the “Preaching Excellence Program.” The seminarians attending PEP 2017 at the Roslyn Conference Center will have the opportunity to join this celebration.  The event will take place at the All Saints Church in Richmond, VA and the public is invited to attend the service and reception. For more information about the Foundation visit: www.preachingfoundation.org

May
28
9:10 am09:10

The Not-So-Common Book of Common Prayer

  • Saint Anne's

A 5-week series on the Not-So-Common Book of Common Prayer. What is this book that is central to the prayer and worship life of the world-wide Anglican Communion? How can it strengthen and enrich your relationship with God and others?  Find out at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Sundays at 9:15 a.m. May 28 through June 25, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, 30327.  

Questions? Contact Scott Miller at smiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

May
20
11:00 am11:00

Caribbean American Festival

  • Caribbean American Festival

Caribbean American Festival
Presented by St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing, Astro-Jump, Face Painting, Caribbean & American Delicacies & More! Great Door Prizes and a $5.00 donation .

Raffle tickets $5.00 Each
1st Prize - $500.00
2nd Prize - 55" Flat Screen TV
3rd Prize -TV Channels MX-Pro Box
4th Prize - His & Hers Robe
5th Prize - Digital Camera

Questions?: 404-241-7711

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

TASTE & SEE: Faith at Work in Nicaragua

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
1790 LaVista Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Fr. Geoffrey and Susan Boyer invite you to dine with them in the company of Sarah Woodward, a member of the Jubilee House Community in Managua, Nicaragua. After dinner Sarah will speak on the Community’s remarkable work and display items for sale from various cooperatives and individuals they have assisted since migrating south from North Carolina in 1994.

The Jubilee House Community through its Center for Development in Central America has been working in Nicaragua for the past 20 years promoting the spread of sustainable agriculture, fostering  sustainable economic development, expanding healthcare, and offering educational opportunities in the third poorest country in the Americas.  Their efforts have been both astonishing and inspiring.  For example this small band of disciples has aided some 3,000 farmers with capital, (organic) certification, marketing and technical support in that time.  Their Nueva Vida Clinic has treated 100,240 patients.  They have helped to create jobs through loans of 5.3 million dollars to urban and rural co-ops and start-ups, among which is the world’s first clothing line certified as “fair trade” & “organic” from crop to consumer.  And among the 163 groups with 2,500+ people and 670 individual volunteers are two that Fr. Geoff has led personally.  

Please join us and consider whether you or your parish might be inspired to support this long-standing social justice ministry through participating in a work trip, offering financial support, or planning an informational evening in your parish. 

For more information on JHC, click here.   

Please RSVP by May 17 by contacting Geoff Boyer at (404) 640-1094 or gboyer47@icloud.com.

May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Mother's Day Service of Prayer and Healing

All Saints Episcopal Church
634 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Mother’s Day is traditionally a day when we celebrate and honor remarkable women in our lives. For some, however, it can be a difficult day on which they grieve a mother or father now gone, a child that has been lost, or mourn the hopes and dreams of parenthood and traditional family life that are unattained. This year we will have a special healing service recognizing that this day is not one of joyful celebration for everyone, but that there is comfort and compassion in the community of faith.

May
13
9:00 am09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

Dismantling Racism Training
May 13, 2017 | 9:00-4:00
Christ Church, Norcross

Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Trainings are developed by the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism.

May
13
8:00 am08:00

Midtown 5k Race for MAC

Piedmont Park
Ivan Allen Gate, 10th St.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Join hundreds of other Midtown Assistance Center supporters for a 5k race through beautiful Piedmont Park on Saturday, May 13. Your registration of $25 goes towards assisting the working poor with rent, utilities, MARTA, and groceries. All participants will get a swag bag with a stylish 5k t-shirts and winners in each age category will receive prizes.

Midtown Assistance Center provides emergency assistance to the working poor. It is supported by eleven interfaith congregations, including St. Luke's Episcopal Church and All Saints' Episcopal Church.

The registration cost is $25, and you can sign up for the race here.

You can visit Midtown Assistance Center's website here.

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday on Thursday

  • St. Anne's Episcopal Church
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St. Anne's new family-friendly Holy Eucharist on Thursdays, 6:00 pm, beginning May 11. Come as you are for child-friendly music and a service that is less than an hour long! St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, GA 30327. 

Questions? Contact St. Anne's at 404.237.5589 or smiller@saintannes.com.

"Sunday on Thursday" will be every Thursday at 6:00 pm through September.

May
9
7:30 am07:30

Links for LAMB Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
3030 Bradshaw Club Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188

The 5th Annual Links for LAMB golf tournament, hosted by St. Davids, St. Aidan's, and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, will be held on May 9, 2017 at the beautiful Bradshaw Farms.  All proceeds from this tournament will directly benefit the children of the LAMB Institute.  Cost is $150/player and includes covers greens fees, cart fee, driving range, all contests, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and drinks. 

Sign up here or email the tournament coordinator at amy.erin.hill@gmail.com
Please RSVP by May 6, 2017.

May
7
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Emmaus House Gala | Forward From 50

Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years of Emmaus House

We invite you to the Carter Center for an outdoor evening of live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and drinks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Emmaus House.

The event will feature special guests including Bishop Robert Wright and Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, with bluegrass music by The Parson’s Pickers. Help us continue to make a difference in our Peoplestown community as we move Forward From 50.

For more information, contact Beverly Greene at beverlygreene@emmaushouse.org