Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  

These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital by Robert Huw Morgan

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Robert Huw Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. In 1999, he was awarded two doctorates in music, one in organ performance and the other in orchestral conducting, from the University of Washington. His teachers have included Carole Terry, Nicolas Kynaston (repertoire) and Nigel Allcoat (improvisation).

Dr. Morgan performs a wide range of repertoire, from the earliest sources to the present day. In 2005, he performed the complete organ works of Buxtehude and, during the academic year 2010-2011, the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition to his duties as University Organist, he also holds the positions of Lecturer in Music, Director of the Stanford University Singers, and Director of the Stanford Memorial Church Choir.

Program:
Henry Smart, Postlude in D
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata No. 5 in C, BWV 529)
Louis Vierne, Clair de Lune, Op. 53
Franz Liszt, Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S.259

The event is presented by Friends of Cathedral Music. There is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. For more information, please call (404) 365-1050.

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Thomas, Columbus

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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. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Jul
11
to Aug 15

Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone

  • 1790 Lavista Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30329 United States (map)
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Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Angela Shepherd

  • Wednesday mornings (10:00-11:30am), July 11-August 15
  • Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:00pm), July 11-August 15

The same material will be covered in the morning and evening sessions. 

“The cross and the lynching tree are separated by nearly 2,000 years. One is the universal symbol of Christian faith; the other is the quintessential symbol of black oppression in America. Though both are symbols of death, one represents a message of hope and salvation, while the other signifies the negation of that message by white supremacy. What is at stake is the credibility and promise of the Christian gospel and the hope that we may heal the wounds of racial violence that continue to divide our churches and our society.”
–James Cone

Books are available for purchase in the church office or in the Parish Hall on Sundays ($24.08). Ebooks are available online. The book is also available in small quantities from the DeKalb and Fulton public libraries.

All are welcome. Registration is needed so we can create additional small groups during the same timeframe as needed. Call the church office at 404-634-3336 to reserve your spot, or sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/ConeBook.

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Jul
17
6:00 AM06:00

SUMMA Debate Camp

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SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society invites high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2018 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 17–25 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country!

At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun!

SUMMA camper Abby tells her story!

At the beginning of camp, a resolution is introduced, and each student argues both sides of the issue. Past resolutions include:

  • "In Christ there is hope for Cruella de Vil,"
  • “Christians, Muslims, and Jews all worship the same God,”
  • "Euthanasia is morally justified," 
  • "Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God," 
  • "Outside the Church, there is no salvation." 

At the end of camp, the SUMMA prize is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of SUMMA camp: speaking the truth in love. The SUMMA prize includes a $1,000 scholarship.

For all students, the cost of SUMMA is partially defrayed through donations, grants, and an endowment. The cost to parents is $750, which includes room, all meals, and all materials.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

For more information and to apply, visit summa.sewanee.edu, or contact recruitment specialist Walker Adams at hwadams@sewanee.edu.

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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  

These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

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 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28th, at Church of Ascension (205 West Cherokee Ave, Cartersville, GA 30120). 

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:

  • Scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • Practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • Designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational 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 charge for this workshop and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at tammypallot@gmail.com.

We are excited about stewardship and we hope you will make plans to join us and find out why!

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Aug
1
to Aug 4

2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling

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Dr. Cynthia Park to Present Keynote at the 2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling in Dayton, Ohio.

The conference theme this year is "Story in the Memory of the Heart" and focuses on Deut. 6:1-9; Jer. 31:31-34; and 2 Cor. 3:1b-6. Dr. Park's keynote will consider the science of how stories are embedded in our brains and accessed through compassion and suffering lived out in community. This work comes out of her various disciplines of Semitic Philology, Biblical and Theological Studies, and Cognitive Behaviorism.

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

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 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11th, at Church of the Good Shepherd (4140 Clark St SW, Covington, GA 30014). 

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:

  • Scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • Practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • Designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational 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 charge for this workshop and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at tammypallot@gmail.com.

We are excited about stewardship and we hope you will make plans to join us and find out why!

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Aug
13
to Aug 15

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), invites clergy, laypersons, professionals, first-responders, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day disaster chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer as a disaster chaplain in their own community, or with NDIN and its partners nationwide. 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 spiritual care best-practices during disasters.

This curriculum prepares chaplains and credentialed religious leaders to provide spiritual and emotional care during deployment to disaster sites and within their own communities. It is comprised of six four-hour sessions over three days, covering religious literacy and competency, disaster operations, disaster spiritual care, disaster mental health, and self-care for caregivers.

FEMA’s online IS 100 course on the Incident Command System must be completed prior to this training.

The training is divided into two parts. The first, Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters, is a religious literacy and competency course focused on why and how to engage faith communities during disasters and public health emergencies.

The second part prepares clergy, laypersons, religious leaders, professionals, or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass-care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community, or professional institution. Led by a team from the National Disaster Interfaiths Network, participants learn about disaster response operations, spiritual care, mental health, and self-care. Strategies to promote recovery and resiliency are also covered.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity! Space is limited and the training will fill up fast, so register today. CEUs are also available.

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Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta

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. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  


These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

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 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8th, at Church of the Holy Spirit (723 Pilgrim Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040). 

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:

  • Scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • Practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • Designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational 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 charge for this workshop and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at tammypallot@gmail.com.

We are excited about stewardship and we hope you will make plans to join us and find out why!

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Benedict's, Smyrna

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. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Oct
22
to Oct 31

Pilgrimage-Study Week in Avila, Spain: The Life and Writings of St. John of the Cross

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A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led October 22-31, 2018 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlantas´s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned.

To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, irodriguez@episcopalatlanta.org or call at 404-707- 1217.

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Ugly Pants

Raising money for ministry! Join the St. Benedict's community as we raise money for Holy Comforter, Church of the Common Ground, El Refugio, and Path To Shine®. Ugly Pants Golf Tournament at Brookstone Country Club in Acworth will take place on Mon. Oct 22nd with a 10AM tee-time. Breakfast and buffet lunch, goodie bag and mulligans all included. Early bird golf foursome $600 pre-paid by July 1st.

Register Here.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Christopher’s, Perry

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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. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Commemorate the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice that Ended WWI Hostilities

The Armistice that ended WWI hostilities was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. November 11, 2018 is the centenary of the signing of the Armistice.

On this day, the plan is for bells to toll across our nation of six time zones to commemorate the peace. The U.S. WWI Commission is asking each State WWI Commission to organize the ringing of the bells of peace.

The GA WWI Centennial Commission is requesting the Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Atlanta to toll their bells on November 11, 2018 at 11:00am. For further information and updates, please contact Don Plummer at dplummer@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Church Beyond the Binary

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Church Beyond the Binary is an educational workshop that will teach participants the knowledge and skills they need to create a parish community that is fully welcoming of transgender people. 

It is designed with Episcopal clergy in mind (others who are interested are also welcome), and clergy who attend will receive two hours of continuing education credit. Join us June 21st from 2-4pm for an afternoon of fellowship and learning. Snacks and water will be provided, and there is parking on-site. There is no cost to attend.

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

THE SEWANEE SLAVERY PROJECT CONVERSATION

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The Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation is on a mission to investigate the University of the South's entanglements with slavery in the early years of its founding and with slavery’s legacies in the long century of racial injustice after emancipation. Professor Woody Register and Professor Jody Allen will give a general introduction to the national movement in higher education and explore the challenges and opportunities of the projects at Sewanee and William and Mary as well as describe the ways in which the Sewanee Project seeks to connect with the Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community endeavors and to work with programs like those sponsored by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing.

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Drop In

Come anytime during our drop in for:

  • Prayers for healing your body, mind and spirit
  • Prayers for your family and friends
  • Prayers for your church, forums or ministries
  • Prayers for any reason

You can also:

  • Try out some prayer centers
  • Walk our labyrinth
  • Sit quietly and meditate
  • Find ideas to enhance your personal prayer time

Drop in anytime between 9:00 AM and Noon on June 16.
Stay as long as you want.

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Jun
12
to Jun 14

Invite Welcome Connect Summit

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You are invited to the third national Invite Welcome Connect Summit, held at the University of the South in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee, June 12–14. This gathering will be a wonderful opportunity for newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike to learn, share ideas, and further explore this powerful ministry. The summit will consist of worship, plenary talks, presentations, workshops for both first-timers and experienced practitioners, and opportunities for fellowship and networking, all with the goal of going deeper into the practicalities and theological truths of each aspect of this ministry: Invite, Welcome, and Connect.

Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes, Invite Welcome Connect has been integrated into 45 dioceses of The Episcopal Church, seminaries, colleges, and other parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

2018 Christian Formation Conference: Coming Home

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The oldest Christian formation conference for Episcopal educators, the Christian
Formation Conference has been a Kanuga staple since 1928. Each year, clergy,
professional educators, and countless volunteers come together to share the best
formation practices, be inspired by great speakers from around the country, and be
rekindled for ministry.

Keynote Speaker: Victoria Garvey
An educator for most of her life, Victoria Garvey has a passion for learning and teaching, and
for the Church. In her professional career, Vicki has taught at nearly every level, from 2nd
graders through graduate school, but she has spent most of that time at Seabury-Western,
teaching biblical languages and biblical theology, her doctoral area. Her exploration of the
Bible with ‘footnotes’ is deep and captivating. Most recently, those passions were fed in her
position as Bishop’s Associate for Lifelong Christian Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of
Chicago. Currently she serves on two faculties for the wider church, consults with dioceses
concerning congregational vitality, speaks locally, nationally and internationally, facilitates
workshops, leads retreats, and serves the wider church as member of several churchwide
commissions. She is a four-time deputy from the Diocese of Chicago to General Convention.
 

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Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

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The Resource and Outreach Ministries at Holy Family Church will sponsor Heart & Soul's Second Annual Low Country Boil in support of our local outreach ministries. Our own Jacques LeBlanc will be our chef again for the evening! Join us for good food, lively music by Bill Pound and fellowship with friends and neighbors while raising money for the organizations that do so much for our community. 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.

Tickets will be available soon at $30 each or $50 for 2 through June 1, 2018.

Contact Betsy or Howell Kiser (this year's co-chairs) 706-692-1180 with questions.

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pork and Plants

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A great day supporting a great cause. The Holy Smokers will be selling pulled pork or bbq chicken plates with all the sides, including a drink, for $10 a plate. We will be selling a variety of organic plants from the garden and art from our art program. There will lots of desserts, music, and games. Join us. Order your tickets today on the Holy Comforter website or facebook page today.

You can also pre-order take home whole smoked pork butts or whole bbq chickens ($40 for the pork butt, feeds 8-10, $6 for a chicken - they can be picked up anytime on Saturday June 9 during the event or anytime the following week).

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Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

The Sacred Enneagram Workshop

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Chris Heuertz will be giving a two-day workshop based on his recent book The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.  As a sacred map to our soul, the Enneagram is a compassionate tool, sketching out possibilities and opportunities, pointing us back to our True Self.  The Enneagram explains the "why" of how we think, act, and feel.  The Enneagram helps us come to terms with our gifts as well as the addictive psychological patterns that tether us to our greatest interpersonal, spiritual, and emotional challenges.

On Saturday, June 9, from 9:30-4:30, Chris will give his full day introductory workshop.  On Sunday, from 1-5, he is treating us with an optional half-day deep dive into some of the things he is most excited about in working with the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth. 

This workshop is done in partnership with CenterForm, an innovation hub for Christian ministry in downtown Atlanta.

Registration will be open until June 8, 2018.

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Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

Trust and The Four Agreements

  • Amerson House Spirtuality Center @ St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (map)
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In this half-day workshop, expand your understanding of the Four Agreements as we explore the correlations of this ancient wisdom with the writings on trust by research professor Brené Brown.

You'll take away practical applications for building trust in your family, community and with yourself.

Join Mark Elberfeld and Arlia Hoffman, co-founders of Spiral Leadership Group, for this engaging and experiential morning.

Continental breakfast and beverages included.
Cost: $23.05
Upon entering the driveway of St. Bartholomew's, stay to the right and follow signs for Amerson House, which is the grey house with a red door in the far right corner of the lower parking lot.

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Jun
8
to Jun 10

Cold Mountain Music Festival

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Tickets are on sale for the Second Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival, which will take place June 8-9, 2018. The lineup includes Shovels & Rope, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, Jon Stickley Trio, The Steel Wheels, Tyler Ramsey, DnagerMuffin, The Broadcast, and the Kenny George Band.  

Music festivals abound in Western North Carolina, but two things make the Cold Mountain event truly stand out. The first is location. The festival’s setting is Lake Logan, a 300-acre natural paradise featuring a mile-long lake surrounded by the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. Although Lake Logan is just 25 minutes from Asheville, many area residents have never heard of it. Lake Logan was once the home of the country’s first school of forestry, and was later an executive retreat visited by Richard Nixon, George Bush, Billy Graham, and many others. Now owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Lake Logan remains one of the most jaw-dropping landscapes within the Pisgah National Forest area. The second special thing about the festival is that it’s an event organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina as a fundraiser for Lake Logan and Camp Henry.

“I think people are often surprised that the Diocese wanted to take on a project like this,” says Michelle Robinson, who co-produces the festival. “Simply put, the Episcopal community is full of people who love good music and having a great time in such a stunning landscape. Lake Logan is a special place, and we are thrilled to share it with the public through this festival.” 

Last year, the festival was headlined by Grammy-award winning hometown favorites the Steep Canyon Rangers, supported by acts like Town Mountain, Billy Strings, Love Canon, and Balsam Range.   

This year the festival has expanded to include a second night and will offer camping for the first time. On-site cabins have already sold out, but dorm-style bunkhouse lodging is still available. Local food and craft beer vendors will be on hand throughout the weekend, and a kid’s area will offer activities and games for children. 

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Appleton's Annual Recognition of the Deaconesses of the Order of St. Katharine

Please join us for the 4th annual celebration and recognition service honoring the Deaconesses of the Order of St. Katharine, one of the earliest orders for women in the Episcopal Church.  The deaconesses were women of great faith and grace who administered the Appleton Church Home, rearing and educating girls from 1870 to 1937.  The 110th Annual Council of the Diocese of Atlanta resolved to recognize these noble women as the first saints of the Diocese of Atlanta.  Canon John Thompson-Quartey will deliver the homily and Father Bryan Hinson will be the celebrant.  After the worship service, a summer supper will be served in the Parish House.

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Jun
3
9:10 AM09:10

Summer Book Study on Rowan Williams' "Being Christian" and "Being Disciples"

  • 3098 Saint Anne's Lane Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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SUMMER BOOK STUDY AT SAINT ANNES, BEGINNING JUNE 3
Explore Rowan Williams’ books Being Christian and Being Disciples on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. this summer, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. These are short, easy-to-read books that explore the basics of the Christian faith and how to practice the faith.  See the schedule for weekly chapters and topics for discussion here.

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Feel free to drop in for the discussion whether or not you’ve read ahead. The nursery will be open for childcare and there will be a special “pray ground” in the Parish Hall also, where children can read, play, and be in their own space. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Rev. Tim Meyers at tmeyers@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.  All are welcome to attend the book study!

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I Formation

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level One Adult Formation is a two-part concentrated training for adults working with three to six-year-old children. Part 1 will be June 2-28 2018 and Part 2 will be June 1-7 2019.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by Montessori's principles of education. It gives children the opportunity to hear the Gospel and absorb its proclamations through the use of sensorially rich materials and the work of their hands. 

This course is designed to be spiritual formation for adults as well as instruction in this method of catechesis for children. The pace of the course allows for the contemplative nature of this approach for adults as well as model the atrium experience for children. A three-year cycle of presentations are given during this course.

The cost is $500.00 for the complete course. Scholarships are available through the Tina Lillig Memorial Fund, www.cgsusa.org.

Please RSVP by May 1st by calling 404-580-2960.

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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Mark’s, LaGrange

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. 

The training was adjusted in 2012 to "reflect the fruit of several conversations that the commission has conducted," said Dr. Catherine Meeks of Riverdale, commission chair. "We have wanted to reframe the training in a way that makes the experience a part of the ongoing spiritual formation of the participants," she said.

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Mary Job, mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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May
30
to Jun 8

ON THE PILGRIMS' WAY: Discovering the Historic Beauty and Rich Tradition of Christianity in the British Isles

Would you like to deepen your appreciation of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition while enriching your faith? How about seeing some of the most beautiful, history-soaked places in England, with a touch of Scotland? For all English-speaking Christians, not just Episcopalians, a pilgrimage to the U.K. is a unique opportunity to connect to the roots of our faith, which came to the British Isles surprisingly early – perhaps only a century after Christ. Invite your friends and come join me as we make a pilgrimage – from the far south all the way to the Scottish border – exploring the great cathedrals, abbeys, and other sites - at least one very important pub included(!) - crucial to our inheritance of the faith Jesus “once delivered to the apostles.”

Though we'll be getting around by bus & train, not walking for days like medieval pilgrims (save for a couple hours on St. Cuthbert's Way for those who are able), we'll nonetheless treat this trip as a pilgrimage:  a chance not only to see wonderful sites & scenery, learn some fascinating history, and truly enjoy the companionship of friends, but to renew our faith, mainly through worshipping in some of these historic places, where Christians have prayed, sung, and shared the Eucharist for centuries upon centuries.
 

Details


Price

  • $4389.00 from Atlanta, Georgia
  • (Price includes Round trip airfare, $540.40 US & Intl. departure taxes/fuel & $175 gratuities)

For more information, please contact Father Edwin Beckham by calling 706-540-2027 (mobile) or by ebeckham.cgse.cov@gmail.com
 

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May
20
to May 22

4th Quarter Retreat: Lifespan Planning and Playing

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The 4th quarter of life presents new challenges and opportunities as we face issues related to health care, legal concerns, loss of life partners, and the potential of new living arrangements. Whether you are in your 4th quarter or just planning for it, this retreat will provide practical and spiritual resources to ease the worries you might be feeling and help you make solid plans for the next 10, 20, or 30 years of your life. We'll mix serious issues with a little whimsy and plenty of time for recreation to make a fun and informative event just for you! 

Recommended for ages 55 and up. Day and overnight options available between $150 - $350. Please make your registrations no later than 5/14/2018. 

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People Training

Recognizing Abuse and Exploitation in Elder and Vulnerable Adult Settings

This course teaches you how to recognize and prevent mistreatment of elderly people. You will learn about the types of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including how they occur and how to report them. You will also learn tips for providing quality care to the elderly while protecting yourself from false allegations of abuse.

First group training: 
Holy Comforter, Atlanta
Sunday, May 20 from 1:pm to 3:30 pm

Trainer: The Rev. Dr. Deborah Silver

Contact Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org, for more information.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Fiesta Latina

Join in the fun -  food, games, a bouncy house for children, and music. There will be tacos, pupusas, empanadas, pastries, juices, and more, as well as hamburgers and hotdogs. We will be selling typical Latino dishes to raise money for our refugees and immigrants fund. Your help will enable us to assist immediate needs of mothers and children when fathers face deportation. You can have lunch with us or buy food to go. All are welcome! Todos bienvenidos!

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival: POSTPONED to June 2, 2018

Postponed to June 2, 2018

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Solarize Atlanta

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What would it take to solarize your home or business? Come to the GIPL (Georgia Interfaith Power & Light) program on Solarize Atlanta at St. Anne’s, Thursday, May 17, 7pm, in The Commons Room, and learn all about implementing solar power, in both commercial enterprises and private homes. Solarize Atlanta includes a free solar evaluation for any congregation, business, or residence in the city of Atlanta – including preliminary site design, energy usage profile, and financial analysis.  It’s for a limited time, so come on the 17th!

Note: a free evaluation does not commit you to any kind of purchase.

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Feast of Lady Julian and 40th Anniversary of Parish's Founding

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St. Julian’s, Douglasville is celebrating their 40th anniversary as a parish all year long. 

May 11th will be an honorary celebration remembering the parish’s founding and long-standing members as well as celebrating Lady Julian’s Feast Day.

For this and many other parish celebrations throughout the year, go to St. Julian’s website where you will find the full listing of ways in which this parish honors its ministries and ministers – past, present, and future.

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Community Healthcare Services Clinic Ribbon Cutting

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This clinic in Taliaferro County is the first fruit of a call in 2016 by Bishop Rob Wright to identify and help meet pressing needs within the 27 counties of our Diocese without an Episcopal presence.

Using the Asset-Based Community Development model developed by Episcopal Relief and Development, a small group of volunteers studied the counties, made contact with local leaders and worked with them over the past two years to identify and accomplish their local priority.

The most pressing need identified by Taliaferro County residents was access to primary healthcare. A partnership of county, city and school officials was formed that developed a plan to create and support this health clinic. Located on county school property the clinic will serve uninsured children and adults from Taliaferro County's population of 1,700.

For more information about plans for our remaining unserved counties, email Don Plummer at dplummer@episcopalatlanta.org

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

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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, May 5th, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, in Child Hall (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305).

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:

  • Scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship
  • Practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program
  • Designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational groups
  • Reasons for giving
  • A detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program
  • A systematic approach to membership growth
  • Ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

 There is no charge for this workshop and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Pallot at tammypallot@gmail.com.

We are excited about stewardship and we hope you will make plans to join us and find out why!

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Digital Evangelism Workshop

Join fellow Episcopalians from across the diocese for a Digital Evangelism Workshop. Jeremy Tackett and Chris Sikkema, part of the digital evangelism team for the Episcopal Church, will lead three workshops focusing on using digital media as tools for evangelism, methods of digital story-telling to communicate our ministries, and an "Evangelism 101" training, designed to introduce a fresh, humble, effective and Episcopal approach to the spiritual practice of evangelism. All ages are welcome. This workshop is being led by the Presiding Bishop's Office of Communication.

The $5 cost includes the day's training and lunch. Please register by May 2, 2018.

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May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing

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Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing May 3rd!

Phyllis Tickle died at 81 in September 2015. Before her death, she named Jon M. Sweeney her official biographer. Sweeney is coming to Atlanta to give a lecture on the life and career of this extraordinary woman. He will discuss her written work over fifty years (poetry, plays, literary, spiritual, and historical/theological), her marriage and family, and life on the Farm in Lucy, the subject of much of her oeuvre. Then there's Tickle’s work as an academic and book publisher in Tennessee, her impact as the founding editor in religion at Publishers Weekly during the boom of spiritual writing and interfaith understanding in the 1990s; relationships with Gwendolyn Brooks, John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, and Desmond Tutu; and the impact she had on the communities where all of her writing, scholarship, and advocacy has seen the greatest impact: the hundreds of thousands who took on fixed-hour prayer due to her The Divine Hours series; the Episcopal Church USA writ large; LGBTQ Christians awaiting full acceptance; and Emergence Christianity, for which she served as historian, forecaster, and champion.

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of our Book Fellows program.

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