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
24
7:00 AM07:00

18th Annual Call to Action Prayer Breakfast

Interfaith Children's Movement 18th Annual Call to Action Prayer Breakfast brings people of all faiths together to celebrate those who work hard for Georgia's children.

For almost two decades, the Interfaith Children’s Movement has mobilized religious communities to be a voices and resource for traumatized children. While we come from diverse religious traditions, we are united in our call to protect and advocate for at-risk children.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Author Tony Grooms to Speak at St. Benedict's

  • 2160 Cooper Lake Rd. Smyrna, GA 30080 (map)
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Tony Grooms, author of The Vain Conversation, will be speaking at St. Benedict's Church at 7 pm on Wed, Oct 24.  Inspired by a 1946 lynching in Georgia, his new book focuses on the question of redemption for racial crimes. All are welcome.

Please contact Kristine Anderson at kfaphd@aol.com for more information.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

Walking the Mourner's Path Facilitator Training School

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St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church is hosting a three-day Walking the Mourners Path Facilitator Training October 25-27, 2018

Walking the Mourners Path is a unique ministry which started with the question, “where is God in my pain” and the recognition that in many faith communities there is an unmet need for an effective ministry for those in grief. The ministry is based on eight weekly workshops that are Christ-centered. Through the series of workshops, the participants learn they are not alone in their grief and with the ever presence of Christ’s love, healing occurs. They “transform their grief into joyful living”.

“The thoughts and feelings that surge from grief can be very powerful. Most people want the grief to stop so their lives can return to normal, but they don’t want to forget the person they have lost. Walking the Mourner’s Path provides a guided pathway through the grief process that honors both the desire to remember and the need to move forward in life.”

Martha O’Brien, parishioner St. Dunstan’s.

Faith communities that offer the ministry identify at least two individuals to attend a Walking the Mourner’s Path Facilitator Training School. Although clergy are not required to attend a Facilitator Training School, many have found their involvement in the training meaningful and helpful.

In addition to learning about the program, training participants learn how to implement the program by building on existing Pastoral Care ministries.

For more information and registration information please visit the Walking the Mourners Path website, www.mournerspath.com or email Catherine Gilbert, Program Director, at cgilbert@mournerspath.com

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Candler School of Theology Admissions Fall Visit Day

  • 1531 Dickey Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30322 (map)
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Fall Visit Day is an opportunity for you to picture yourself at Candler! Discover the beauty of Emory's campus, experience dynamic worship, enjoy lunch with current students, learn from faculty of your choice during class, and have all your questions answered by our Admissions and Financial Aid team. We can't wait to see you! Questions? Email us at candleradmissions@emory.edu. RSVP by October 18, 2018.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Paths of Hope for the Journey to Wholeness | A Quiet Day

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This Quiet Day will center around the labyrinth image provided by the Episcopal Church in relationship to racial healing and reconciliation. The day endeavors to create a brave contemplative space for this holy work before us.

Facilitators are Melise Fathi, Reverend Laura Bryant, and Reverend Julia Rusling

Please register by emailing Catherine Meeks at cmeeks@episcopalatlanta.org.

Participants have to complete the basic Dismantling Racism Training before registering for this event. Please bring your lunch and a goody to share.

$10 Registration covers supplies and material for the day. Send checks made payable to the Diocese of Atlanta for registration to: Absalom Jones Center, 807 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Be sure to include your name, address, email, phone number and parish.

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Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Rainbow Village's We Are Family Benefit Gala

Each year, the We Are Family Benefit Gala serves as one of Rainbow Village's largest fundraisers. Funds raised during this event - from ticket sales, live and silent auctions, raffles and donations - helps Rainbow Village continue to serve their all-important mission to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence in Georgia. Their programming - includes housing for up to 30 families at a time, early education and after school care, youth programming, life skills training, career and financial counseling, and so much more have helped thousands pave the way from homelessness to hopefulness. The black tie-optional Gala includes a lovely seated dinner, wine, live and silent auctions, a raffle and countless opportunities to celebrate the good that's being done on behalf of Rainbow Village families - past, present and future! This is your chance to be a part of something special and have a lasting impact on families in need by becoming an honorary member of the Rainbow Village family.

Tickets are $175/person. Ticket sales end Monday October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Anne's, Atlanta (Registration Closed)

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 10:00 AM to 5:00 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
1
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Women’s Forum: An Evening with Carrie Newcomer and Pianist Gary Walters

  • 515 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322 (map)
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Candler’s Women, Theology and Ministry program presents Carrie Newcomer, Grammy-winning songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. The event is free but registration is required by October 29, 2018. The event will be held in Cannon Chapel Sanctuary located on the campus of Emory University.

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Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Calling Their Names: Remembering Georgia's Lynched

  • 807 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard Atlanta, GA, 30314 (map)
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The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing will be honored to have you join us for the final phase of the three-year initiative of remembering our six-hundred plus sisters and brothers who were lynched in Georgia.

There will be a presentation by Dr. Richard Hughes on the myth of white supremacy. As well as a memorial service and celebration of Holy Communion, unveiling the marking and calling the names, prayers and closing. Lunch follows after the closing.

November 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30314


Limited parking so please car pool whenever possible. There is an additional parking with a covered deck at Clark Atlanta University at the Corner of Mildred and Fair Street beside the Clark Atlanta University Student Center for a small fee.

$10 registration is required.

For more information contact cmeeks@episcopalatlanta.org

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

ALL SAINTS’ ANNUAL ARTISTS MARKET AND FALL FESTIVAL

  • 634 W. Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30308 (map)
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As a community named for all the saints, our observance of the Feast of All Saints is particularly robust and includes our weekend-long annual Fall Festival, a chance for saints young and old to celebrate the gifts of God in arts, crafts, music, food, beverage, and live entertainment.

The festival kicks off Friday evening, November 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 with a cocktail reception with live music, an appetizer buffet, and early access to shopping the Artists Market. This year we welcome back former Associate Rector and esteemed writer, preacher, and teacher The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, who on Friday night will be selling and signing copies of her new children’s book, Home by Another Way, A Christmas Story. The Artists Market includes over 30 artisans from the parish and wider community, many new to our market, who offer pottery, paintings, photography, weaving, knitting, jewelry, gourmet foods, and a variety of other fine arts and crafts.  Register for Friday’s festivities at allsaintsatlanta.org/fallfestival.  Cost for Friday evening is $15.00. 

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The festival continues Saturday with activities for all ages in the courtyard and playground, including a performance by our children’s choir, carnival games, the Youth Ministry Christmas tree sale, and a barbecue lunch. The Artists Market will remain open throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting our summer Youth Confirmation Pilgrimage. The weekend culminates on Sunday with additional market hours and festival worship at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services, when we will be joined by the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet and timpanist Lisa Morris. Music for brass and organ will precede each of those liturgies, and festive arrangements of the hymns for brass and organ will highlight the significance of that day and enhance the congregational hymns and service music.  There is no cost to attend the market on Saturday or Sunday.  Hours on Saturday are 9:00 – 3:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 – 2:00.

Please make plans to join us and invite a friend to experience the love and joy of All Saints’ at its best!

For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

All Souls

  • 515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA, 30030 (map)
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Join Holy Trinity Parish for the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto presented by the Holy Trinity Parish choir with guest choirs and the Trinity Orchestra. The Rev. Julia Gatta, Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of the South will be our featured preacher. Join us as we pray for those we love and see no longer who have entered into God’s greater presence.

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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
3
9:30 AM09:30

Spirituality Conference with the Rev. Becca Stevens

  • 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 (map)
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A Day with the Rev. Becca Stevens: Exploring Creative and Relevant Ways of Practicing Justice, Healing, and Love

Join us for this incredible opportunity!  We will spend the day in intentional acts that promote the healing and justice corollaries of love. This includes storytelling, creating healing oils and participating in a justice tea ceremony. The hope for the day is that all the participants receive practical tools to carry back to their own communities and feel inspired to go out to love the world.

This day-long conference also includes lectures, discussion, question & answer, and book signing. 

Please register by October 31, 2018. $65 (group rate of $60/person for groups of 4 or more); registration after 10/31 will be $70. Lunch is included.

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Percussion Trio

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7pm in the Nave: Atlanta Percussion Trio

A concert of all percussion instruments? You betcha! There is wonder, there is grace, there is thunder, there is a place… even for members of the audience to participate. Learn about the instruments, rapture to their majesty, and lift your hearts to the pulsing beats of many different members of the mightiest section in the orchestra.

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Nov
7
to Nov 9

Biennial Conference 2018

  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis (map)
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Biennial Conference, held in the fall of even years, is the premier gathering of Episcopal school leaders and friends. Its:

  • speakers and workshops provide unparalleled education. You will be strengthened in the leadership and governance of your school, the articulation of its Episcopal identity, and your personal professional and spiritual development.

  • networking events offer opportunities to connect, engage, and share with peers. You will develop friendships and colleague relationships that wil will sustain you in your work.

  • worship services gather attendees for praise, thanksgiving, and celebration. You will be uplifted and reinvigorated.

Whether you are a first-time attendee or an old hand, we look forward to seeing you.

For more information about the Biennial Conference, please visit http://www.episcopalschools.org/events/biennial-conference-2018.

To register for the Biennial Conference, please select the button below.

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Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference Evening Prayer

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The National Association of Episcopal Schools will be closing their Wednesday events and preparing for the remainder of the Biennial Conference 2018 with a Sung Evening Prayer service at St. Luke's. The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will be preaching.

For more information about this service or the NAES Biennial Conference, please visit http://www.episcopalschools.org/atlanta2018.

 
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Nov
8
to Nov 9

A New Spirituality of Leadership: Using Family Process to Deepen and Revitalize Congregational Life

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Utilizing the insights of family process as outlined in Rabbi Edwin Friedman's groundbreaking work Generation to Generation to understand the dynamics of a congregational system is not just another pastoral “tool” or method of problem solving. Rather, it goes to the very heart and soul of what it means to be a pastoral leader. 

This workshop—designed for clergy and lay practitioners of all faiths—will explore family process in depth from the perspective of a congregational setting, paying special attention to relevant biblical and theological themes. The work will be a collaborative experience, utilizing didactics, audio-visual resources, plenary presentations, and small-group discussions.

Participants will explore:

  • The dynamics of healthy functioning among members and ministers,

  • The deep spiritual dimensions of mature responses to anxiety,

  • How leaders can regenerate and transform congregational vitality,

  • New insights for forming and training effective pastoral leaders,

  • The biblical and theological roots of a family process approach.

When pastoral and lay leaders can self-differentiate, remain non-anxious, and yet stay deeply connected to others, the spiritual integrity that emerges from that identity can empower the development of healthy relationships that foster congregational ministry and mission.

Join us in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee for this wonderful event!


Tuition: $275
Tuition includes materials and lunch on both days.
University of the South faculty & staff: $125 (lunch included)
University of the South students & seminarians: Free (no meals)

Lodging is not included with tuition. For travel & accommodation information, click here.

CEUs are available. Contact beecken.center@sewanee.edu for more information.

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Nov
8
to Nov 11

AwakeningSoul Presents: Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice

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AwakeningSoul is an uplifting, four-day event held annually in early November in Asheville, NC. Join us for thought-provoking speakers, amazing musicians, and a community of wonderful folks from around the country.

Come for:
 

Sanctuary ~ a sacred space of hospitality where we can find rest, respite, and renewal
Sustenance ~ abundant food for hungry souls; intellectual and spiritual nourishment that both challenges and nurtures
Inspiration ~ deep conversation, uplifting music, evocative art and spirit-filled worship, encouraging us to look deeply into our lives and choices, energizing us as we return to our communities

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This year’s presenters include:


Ed Bacon ~ activist priest, rector emeritus All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, a
regular guest on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday Series, author of 8 Habits of Love

Heidi Kim ~ staff officer for Racial Reconciliation, The Episcopal Church (TEC)

Larry Maze ~ retired bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, faculty member of the Haden
Institute’s Summer Dream and Spirituality Conference

Catherine Meeks ~ executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, author of Standing on Their Shoulders and editor of Living into God's Dream
and our chaplain

Brian Prior ~ bishop, Episcopal Church in Minnesota music by Fran McKendree and the AwakeningSoul Ensemble

This year’s program


Each of our amazing speakers have made fighting for the marginalized and challenging the
establishment their life’s work. They are passionate about creating a world where there is justice and peace among all people and that the dignity of every human being is respected. Through personal story, the prophetic voices of scripture, and exploration of archetypes they will challenge us to be more open, perceptive, and aware.


Registration fees range from $480 for commuters to $780 for a single in an off-site hotel. Young adult and group discounts available. Lodging, pricing details and links to registration are available at https://www.awakeningsoulpresents.org/


For any additional questions contact Ann Holtz at annawakening@gmail.com or 865.414.8509.

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Nov
8
11:00 AM11:00

Service of Word: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

  • 515 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA, 30322 (map)
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Please join the Candler community for a Service of Word.

Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of the General Convention The Episcopal Church, New York, NY

View the live stream of this service athttp://candler.emory.edu/life-at-candler/spiritual-life/worship-music/live-streaming-worship.html

Location: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

STAMP Music Workshop for String Quartets

  • 13560 Cogburn Rd. Milton, GA 30004 (map)
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St. Aidan’s Music Project, aka STAMP, is a brand new community-focused branch of St. Aidan’s Music Ministry.  The framework is a series of workshops held throughout the year and has two primary goals:  

  1. to build and grow the church’s relationship with its neighbors and the community-at-large by means of

  2. providing rich and varying topics to musicians of all ages.

The inaugural workshop is for string quartet and will be a day-long program led by the Kazanetti String Quartet involving one-on-one coaching in quartet format of an assigned string quartet (Mozart, K. 157); a talk by KSQ on historical and performance aspects of the work; and a performance of the complete work.

Future workshops will range from audition preparation to songwriting to jazz improvisation and more.

Please visit http://bit.ly/stampnov102018 for information & registration. Registration closes November 5, 2018.

$140 Early Bird Registration through October 10; $165 after October 10

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

2018 ISLAMIC SPEAKERS BUREAU OF ATLANTA CELEBRATES LEGACY OF MUHAMMAD ALI AT 2018 GALA

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The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) celebrates the legacy of Muhammad Ali at their annual gala, November 10th, at the Cobb Galleria with Maryum Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, as the evening’s keynote speaker. It will be exciting evening of inspiration, networking, and honoring key individuals for their contributions to Atlanta and the State of Georgia.

 

For complete information, sponsorship opportunities, and reservations to the 2018 ISB Gala, visit http://isbatlanta.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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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

VOCES8 in Concert

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VOCES8 is one of the most sensational new choirs on the international music scene, having earned its place as a first-rank chamber ensemble with stunningly beautiful online video recordings & tours throughout the world. This first-ever Atlanta performance by VOCES8 will be an evening not to be missed!

Preview some of VOCES8 performances online at http://voces8.com/media.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip. 

Buy tickets at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts or from the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582. For more information call (404) 365-1050

Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved seats in the preferred seating section of the Cathedral nave, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert);  General admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert;  Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert;  Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Art from the Heart

  • 2601 Henderson Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30345 (map)
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St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church are joining together to host Art from the Heart, a joyful celebration of artists and all those who love the wonderful gifts of the soul those artists create. This Artist Market will take place on Friday, November 16, 2018, and Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. It will be held at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30345. All proceeds from this event will benefit the community engagement programs of the sponsoring churches. 

Artists will be invited to set up their displays on Thursday, November 15, and an opening party will be held that evening beginning at 6:30. Each artist is invited to attend and will receive an additional two free tickets for guests. Participating artists are encouraged to open their booths for commerce during the Opening Party and are responsible for their staffing and sales during that time.

We are accepting applications for inclusion now. There are two booth sizes available. A 10ft x 10ft booth space rents for $75.00 and a 10ft x 20ft space rents for $100.00. We are asking each participant to donate a creation valued at $25.00 or more to be raffled off during the event. Artists must supply their own display fixtures and hardware and be present at their booth, or provide someone who can be present during the event. Artists are responsible for collecting their own proceeds and protecting their creations. Take down of all displays must be done on Saturday after the close of the show. 

Please consider joining us for this exciting event. Send completed applications and booth fees to: Lois D. Shingler, P.O. Box 941067, Atlanta, Georgia 31141, or complete the interactive PDF and email it to lshinglerpc@gmail.com, with payments sent to the post office box. 

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Copy of Meaning Making: Mixed Media Artwork Inspired by Poetry

  • 770 St. Mary's Lane Sewanee, TN 37375 (map)
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"The technique side of artwork is not only a lot of fun, but also relatively easy to teach and relatively easy to learn. However, often the question is not how to do artwork, but what to do artwork about or why do artwork at all? We are wired as human beings to search for meaning in our lives and so also in our artwork. I’ve been lucky enough to learn to see in other people’s writing an expression of what I was feeling and then find ways to translate those feelings into my own artwork. I’ve discovered, in other words, my own artistic voice in other people’s language." 

Join Lendon Hamilton Noe on an examination of some of your favorite poets to find artistic inspiration, motivation, ideas, imagery, and new depths of meaning.

This retreat will take place at St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. For more information about St. Mary's Sewanee, please visit our website at http://www.stmaryssewanee.org/.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by November 6, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465.

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Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Service of Thanksgiving: Voices of Hope

  • 515 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA, 30322 (map)
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Please join the Candler community for a Service of Thanksgiving featuring The Voices of Hope choir from Arrendale State Prison, The Rev. Susan F. Bishop 75T, Chaplain and Director.

The Service of Thanksgiving will take place in the Cannon Chapel Sanctuary on the campus of Emory University.

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Practicing Waiting with Mary, an Advent Retreat

  • Lake Logan Conference Center (map)
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Advent is the season in which we wait for the arrival of Jesus, the most Holy.  No one has more to teach us about this than his mother. After all, she was in her last month of pregnancy during the first Advent -- in other words, she was deeply eager for Jesus' arrival!

On this 24-hour retreat, we will devote ourselves to learning from Mary about how to wait for the Holy, how to bear the Holy into the world, how to welcome the Holy. We'll do that through:

  • Engagement with Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Reflection on visual images of Mary
  • Song
  • Teaching from Lauren Winner
  • Time in guided, individual spiritual reflection
  • Guided discussion with friends
  • Silence

Lauren Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God. She is completing a book called Characteristic Damage, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian practice.

Dr. Winner’s research has been supported by numerous institutions, including Monticello, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today, and her essays have been included in several volumes of The Best Christian Writing.

Dr. Winner, an Episcopal priest, is vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisburg, NC.

Please RSVP by emailing info@lakelogan.org or register online by November 23, 2018. 

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Atlanta Symphony Brass Holiday Concert

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Enjoy an evening with The Atlanta Symphony Brass as they present some of the finest arrangements of traditional holiday carols & beloved standards of the symphonic orchestra repertoire ever made for brass ensemble & percussion–a holiday treat that is certain to be one of the most delightful & thrilling musical events of the season!

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Buy tickets at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts  or the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582. For more information call (404) 365-1050.

Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved seats in the preferred seating section of the Cathedral nave, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert);  General admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert;  Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert;  Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville

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 9:00 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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Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Ministering Beyond the Binary: Ministry with LGBTQ+ Children and Youth

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What:

A Continuing Education Event for Clergy and all Ministers of Children and Youth of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and all other interested persons. Sponsored by the Safe Church Program of the Diocese of Atlanta.


Why:

You have an opportunity to BE the difference for LGBTQ+ persons who experience alienation, hate, discrimination by cultivating a parish and larger church environment that is safe for all children and youth, including those who are LGBTQ+ so that they can live out their diversity of gender identities and expressions.

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How:

Morning session led by: Simeon Bruce, a trans male Episcopalian and member of All Saint's and a founding member of the Atlanta Diocese's Commission of LGBTQ+ Ministries. Afternoon session includes a time of sharing from a panel of transgender young adults and parents of a transgender child who are members of parishes in our diocese and time for identifying resources of "Safe/Inclusive Practices" in which your parish or ministry setting can better seek to serve and support LGBTQ+ children and youth and their families.

Email Dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org, or visit the link below to register by December 28, 2018.

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Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Brassworks

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7pm in the Nave: Atlanta Brassworks

Holy Innocents is proud to offer up a quintet of Atlanta’s finest brass specialists playing the familiar to the not-so-familiar… the melodic to the dissonant… the baroque to the best of modern brass music. A treat for ears, eyes, and soul, Atlanta Brassworks will lift you up. You will be inspired and will leave with a happy heart.

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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution

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The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) is a body of concerned lay and clergy representatives whose mission is to consolidate our efforts and provide resources and networking support to parishes who are working to end DMST.  

The Scope of the Problem

  • DMST is a national problem; Atlanta is one of the top sex trafficking hubs in the United States.

  • In Atlanta alone, the underground commercial sex economy is estimated to be worth approximately $290 million a year, with traffickers making an average of $33,000 per week*

  • 354 minors are sold for sex to 7,200 men per month.  Including repeat purchases, these men pay for an estimated 8,770 sex acts per month. As a result, each child can be exploited multiple times per month and even per day.  The average age of entrapment is 12-14 years of age. 

  • One in three children are solicited for sex within 48 hours of running away or becoming homeless.  

Let’s take ACTION.  

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 9:30am-3:30pm, the Commission invites you and representatives from all 114 worshiping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to participate in SOAP UP Atlanta, an educational and interactive service event. We will learn from the founder of S.O.A.P., Theresa Flores, who will share her personal experience of being trafficked at age 15.  And we will prepare to distribute the soap we label (with the National Trafficking Hotline) to the hotels surrounding the Mercedes Benz stadium.  We will do this work just before Super Bowl 2019 is hosted in Atlanta; sex trafficking is known to increase around such large events.  

Please register to attend:  https://tinyurl.com/supersoap2018    We are asking each congregation to participate.  Select 2-3 people from your parish and register soon as we are limited to 200 volunteers.  We will open the opportunity for more volunteers at a later date if needed. We hope to welcome your parish participants to this exciting Diocesan wide SOAP event.  

 Note that lunch will be served following our soap labeling project and time of education.  Teams of four will deliver the soap and education materials to the hotels in the afternoon.  We will debrief before departure.  The full agenda is on the registration page.

Choose your level of participation:

  1. Donate $150 to help pay for soap and expenses

  2. Label Soap and prepare educational folders

  3. Deliver soap and materials to hotels

  4. Participate in all of the above

When:  Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:30am – 3:30pm,

Where:   All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (at the North Ave. MARTA station)

Donations welcome:  We welcome your contribution to fund this event and the supplies needed to provide a potentially life-saving bar of soap to Atlanta’s hotels.  Please make donations payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, Memo: DMST Commission SOAP UP Atlanta; 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta GA 30305.  Donations may also be made online through the registration website.


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May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm in the Nave: Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harpist

To be conveyed from the mundane to the celestial, join us at Holy Innocents to revel in the gorgeous tones of the heavenly harp as played by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each selection in the Legends for Harp program has a basis in literary narrative… a poem, a play, or a folk song. From Prokofiev to an Appalachian Folk Song, each delicate strain will soothe you and transport you. Ahhh, such is the music of the harp!

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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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Oct
20
to Oct 21

L’Eglise de L’Incarnation Pr’esente Les ARTISTES NOIRS

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation presents: L’Eglise de L’Incarnation Pr’esente Les ARTISTES NOIRS in conjunction with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in conjunction with the ELEVATE weekend in Cascade Heights Southwest Atlanta.

Our weekend events begin with the "Taste of Incarnation" on Saturday, October 20th, featuring French inspired food by local restaurateurs from African Francophile countries, 2 - 5pm.  Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and www.incaratl.org, after September 15th, cost $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

On Sunday, October 21st, The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs will present "ARTISTS" a movie concert featuring the cinematography of George Melies from 6-9pm.  It will include French Wine Tasting, provided by Incarnation, to begin at 5pm.


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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

How to Keep Your Church Community Engaged and Growing

  • 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 (map)
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Join us for a day to learn about keeping our church community engaged and growing. We will have workshops like, choosing curriculum, creating curriculum for all ages, information about Godly Play, shepherding souls, and cross generational vitality. Our speakers are lay leaders from the Diocese of Atlanta who practice their ministry every day. 

We will also have some displays from Forma, the Christian Education Conference at Kanuga, curriculum, EfM, the Cathedral Bookstore, and information about podcasts and other digital resources.

There is no fee, but donations are accepted at the door.

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lecture: Greg Garrett - My Church is NOT Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century

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St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is hosting Author Greg Garrett for a public lecture on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am.

In recent years, declines in every Christian denomination and the rise of the so-called “Nones” (as in “None of the Above”) have dominated conversations about religious life in America. What these statistics don’t indicate, of course, is that those of us who have chosen the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement have tangible gifts to offer our culture and the larger world: liturgy and beauty, hospitality and welcome, a passion for peace and justice, and wonderful stories. Join Greg Garrett, author of My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century, to hear some of those stories and engage in conversation about how God is moving and the Church is following.

Greg Garrett is, according to Barbara Brown Taylor, “one of the Episcopal Church’s most engaging evangelists.” The author of twenty-five books of fiction, theology, memoir, and cultural criticism, he is Professor of English at Baylor University, Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris, and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church. He lives with his wife Jeanie and their family in Austin, Texas.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.  A light reception will follow.


St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is located at 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345. Phone: 770.938.9797  Website: www.stbedes.org

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

CVEM Pilgrimage to EJI Museum and Lynching Memorial in Montgomery

  • 2100 Hilton Avenue Columbus, GA 31906 (map)
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Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry invites you to join us as we  journey to Montgomery, Alabama to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice as we bear witness to the legacy of racial terror in America.

We will depart from St. Thomas Church at 9 am EDT.  Pilgrims have the option to ride together in vans that CVEM will provide or provide their own transportation.  We will arrive at EJI’s Legacy Museum at approximately 10 am CDT. We will spend the day visiting the museum and the memorial, with time for lunch in between.  We will depart from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice at approximately 3:30 CDT and arrive back home in Columbus by 6 pm EDT.

For more information about the Equal Justice Initiative, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, check out: https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/about.

The cost to attend is $15, not including the cost of lunch.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Green Team Summit

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Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) is proud to announce the first annual Coastal Green Team Summit, a special event for people of faith who want to learn how to care for the Earth.  Mark your calendars and register clergy AND lay people for this fun and educational event: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9am - 3pm. Hosted by First Baptist Church St. Simons Island, this will be a day of workshops and networking with other local green-minded communities of faith.  You will leave with the tools to green your community, your faith, and to start up your own Creation Care ministries within your house of faith.  
 

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Emory University: Candler School of Theology professor, Dr. Jennifer Ayres will offer the keynote address, titled “Profoundly Located: Cultivating a Sense of Place.” What is the intersection of theology and the environment? Should we care about Creation as people of faith? Dr. Ayres will answer these questions and so many more.  Following the keynote, you’ll have the chance to attend two workshops of your choosing, share a communal meal, and hear from an interfaith panel on Creation Care. 


Workshops include:
Green Team Training 101 – Rev. Kate Mosley, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL)
Sustainable Sanctuaries – Shane Totten, Southface Energy Institute
Faithful Eco-Advocacy 101 – One Hundred Miles
Contemplative Activism: The Power of Prayer for Creation Care - Rev. Mary Beene

Registration is only $15 and includes lunch.  
Questions? Email info@gipl.org or call 404.377.5552. 

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Benedict's, Smyrna (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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
18
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Jane Baird Lecture featuring author Greg Garrett

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"Living with the Living Dead:  What Zombies Can Teach Us About Life, Community, and Hope"

When faced with the unthinkable, the terrifying, and the inexplicable, how do people navigate a sense of themselves?  How do they form community when all about them is the possibility of annihilation?  Under such circumstances, do “the rules of life” as we understand them from the past still apply, or have the ways in which ethical decisions are made been irrevocably changed?  Using the popular narratives of the zombie apocalypse, Garrett explores these types of questions by asking his readers to deeply consider the ways in which their faith and faith traditions encourage a simultaneously fearless and humble response. 

Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches classes in fiction and screenwriting, literature, film and popular culture, and theology. Dr. Garrett is also Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church. He is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, politics, literature, and pop culture.

Reserve your place at the discussion below.

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Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Clergy Study Day with Dr. Tom Long

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Nourishing the Parabolic Imagination: The Parables of Jesus and the Mission of the Church

Jesus’s parables were not simply charming stories. They are expressions of a radical vision of God’s disruption and transformation of the world. In our time together, we will explore how Jesus’s parables can provoke a parabolic imagination that gives voice and confidence to clergy, the congregations they serve, and the church in a secular culture.

Learn more about Dr. Tom Long

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Oct
15
to Oct 17

Discipleship Matters Conference

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Helping leaders create a culture of discipleship in their congregations and communities.

This national conference series explores Christian formation for discipleship,
scripture engagement, habits of daily prayer, serving the poor, and sharing
the Good News. The conference will offer keynote presentations, workshops,
and networking time, and will be undergirded with Eucharist and the Daily
Office.


Keynote address: Robert Wright, Bishop of Atlanta
Plenary speakers: Courtney Cowart, Executive Director of Society for the Increase of Ministry & Albert Cutié, Rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Plantation, FL
Discipleship conversations with: Anne Hodges-Copple, Suffragan Bishop of North Carolina, and Sam Rodman, Bishop of North Carolina. Moderated by Chip Edens.
Workshops with: Kimberlee Auletta, Jenny Beaumont, Cookie Cantwell, Joshua Case, Doyt Conn, DawnDavis, Alice DeVries, Miguel Escobar, Scott Gunn, Sarah Koopercamp, Miriam McKenney, Bonnie Perry, Makeda Pennycook, Tamara Plummer, Jay Sidebotham, Mary Davis Smart, Sarah Stonesifer, Alan Yarborough, panel conversations with the staff and parishioners (and you) from Christ Church Charlotte & others.

More presenters being added regularly, check the website for the latest list.

Begins: Monday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. (registration opens 12:30)
Ends: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m./Noon

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Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Latin America Annual Event

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The Diocesan Hispanic Ministries Commission invites you to the annual Taste of Latin America Celebration and Dinner, on October 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. It will be held at Child Hall at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 30305. Parishioners from our 12 Hispanic Churches will bring authentic dishes from their cultures for this special potluck meal. There will be music, singing, dancing, a raffle, silent auction and a piñata for the children. Of Course, admission is free. After dinner, hats will be passed for donations. The monies collected will be used to help our friends in Latin America and the Caribbean. Come join the Fun!

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Eighth Annual St. Matthew’s Car Show

  • 1520 Oak Road Snellville, GA 30078 (map)
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The 8th Annual St. Matthew’s Car Show will be held this year on October 13th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, rain or shine.  We are again excited to donate much of the proceeds from the show to The Place of Seven Springs.   This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to our Youth Ministry at St. Matthew’s to be used to refurnish the classrooms affected by the flood last year.

Seven Springs is part of the Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human services.  Families and individuals are referred to them for assistance with emergency housing, utilities and non-narcotic prescription medication. They have a food co-op and operate a Summer Lunch Program for homeless children.  We encourage you all to learn more about Seven Springs and we invite you to visit their facility on Hwy. 78.

As always, the Car Show needs your help. There are many ways to do that. We will need volunteers on the day of the show, sponsors for trophies and t-shirts, raffle items, silent auction items, arts and crafts vendors for our vendor area and cars, cars, cars!!

You can also be a sponsor for the show. Sponsorship levels start at $200 and go up to $1500 and beyond.

We are also in need of Corporate Sponsorship.  Corporate Sponsorship levels would begin at $2000.  The Corporate Sponsor name would be added to all banners, our website and offered show space the day of show.  Their name would be announced throughout the day of show and a sponsor plaque would be awarded to the Corporate Sponsor the day of show.

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Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

30th Annual Pride Eucharist

As a prelude to the Pride weekend activities, Integrity Atlanta will host its 30th Annual Pride Eucharist on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The Eucharist will take place at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 and will begin at 7:30 pm. The preacher for the service is the Reverend Dr. Horace Griffin, Associate Priest, St. Luke’s, Atlanta. The celebrant is the Reverend Kimberly Jackson, Associate Rector, All Saints’, Atlanta. We will also welcome the musical talents of Trey Clegg and the Trey Clegg Singers to lead music for the service. All truly are welcome!

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Oct
9
12:00 AM00:00

Deadline for Voter Registration (Closed)

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Tuesday, October 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6, General Election. 

Are you registered? If not, go to the Georgia Secretary of State's Voter Registration site. What have you done to get out the vote? Every vote counts, but many eligible voters don't cast a ballot. The Episcopal Church urges all to Vote Faithfully. For ways you and your parish can help every voter count, go to the Vote Faithfully Toolkit!

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Service of Lament and Remembrance - A worship service for those affected by sexual assault.

A worship service for those affected by sexual assault will be held Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

The Service of Lament and Remembrance will “offer a shared space for those who have been particularly affected in a personal way by the events of the last week in Washington during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing,” said All Saints’ Rector, the Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring (MAN-er-ING).

“If you or others you know would find solace and comfort from being part of such a worship service, you and they would be warmly welcome,” Mainwaring said. Let us all continue to pray for one another and for all who have suffered harm at the hands of others, and may we know the God of grace at work among us.” All are welcome at the service regardless of belief.

All Saints’ Associate Rector, the Rev. Kim Jackson is working with clergy at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church which is co-sponsoring the Thursday service to provide ongoing support to those who have been victims of sexual abuse and violence, Mainwaring said.

“We recognize that these are pain-filled memories that we are seeking to tend to, yet we believe that as a community that knows how to love one another well we can draw strength from one another,” Mainwaring said. “We are also identifying additional resources in the city should people need assistance in finding the right kind of support for them to have.”

Childcare during the service will be available. Please contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org before Wednesday at noon to reserve space.

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Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality

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Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this one-day workshop at beautiful St. Mary's Sewanee as we engage in healthy and honest discussions around spirituality and sexuality, with the goal of enhancing the capacity of participants—spiritual directors, clergy leaders, or laypersons of any denomination—to discuss issues of faith and sexuality. We will not attempt to convince one another to adopt any view but rather offer a safe and sacred space to share knowledge, and to engage in open and honest dialogue. Tools will be provided for participants to engage in healthy discussion around sex, sexuality, and spirituality.

This workshop is ideal for clergy, laypersons, and spiritual directors of all denominations. Participants will:

  • Learn guidelines and principles of contemplative spiritual direction to facilitate healthy, respectful, and holistic conversations around faith and sexuality, 
  • Share knowledge about accurate definitions of sex, sexual orientation, sexualities, and gender identification, 
  • Learn appropriate boundaries and ethical standards for engagement in spiritual guidance ministries.

For more information about A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality and to register, please visit us here.



Clergy, lay leaders, teachers, and spiritual directors of all faiths are encouraged to attend!
Reduced tuition is available until Wednesday, Sept. 5!

Tuition: $129 through Sept. 5, $160 from Sept. 6 onward.
Lodging at St. Mary's Sewanee for the night of Oct. 3 may be purchased separately.

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Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Celli

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7pm in the Nave: Atlanta Celli

A unique treat, four lovely young women playing cello in a quartet, Atlanta Celli will offer up Bach to the Beatles, the classical to the contemporary, with all of the pulsing rhythms, soaring melodies, and plaintive adagios of one of the most sumptuous of all the string instruments in our orbit.

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

5th Sunday Jazz Concert Series presents The Neighborhood Arts Ensemble - BLOWIN' THE BLUES! "All Blues Ain't Sad" featuring Joe Jennings and many more!

  • 2407 Cascade Road, SW Atlanta, GA 30311 (map)
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The Neighborhood Arts Ensemble (NAE) is a 20-piece instrumental ensemble founded and directed by Joe Jennings. The NAE was organized in the mid-‘70s at The Neighborhood Arts Center, directed by John Riddle and John Eaton. The Ensemble was a part of the Mobil Jazz Atlanta project, taking Jazz music to parks, schools and underserved parts of the City of Atlanta. In the initial years, The NAE featured the music of Atlanta native, the late Duke Pearson. The Ensemble has opened for Ray Charles at Atlanta’s Chastain Park, performed with Nancy Wilson, Salsa Meets Jazz at the National Black Arts Festival, and the Atlanta Free Jazz Festival with Cecil Bridgewater and Vanessa Rubin. After an extended hiatus, the NAE is back in action. The group currently performs in the 5th Sunday Jazz Concert Series at The Church of The Incarnation and in the First Friday Series at First Congregational Church. The latest version of the NAE features the music of Duke Ellington, Duke Pearson, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Foster, Charles Mingus and many others. The NAE is composed of a cross-section of fantastic musicians living in the Atlanta area and continues to be a means of preserving and sharing the legacy of the great composers and arrangers for Jazz orchestra.

Admission is $20. 

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Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Leadership Study: Navigating the Missional Shift

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LEADERSHIP STUDY DAY WITH REV. DR. RANDOLPH FEREBEE
THEME: MISSION
TOPIC: Navigating the Missional Shift

These are exciting times in God’s church, especially in the part of God’s world we call home. We have all been affected by change.  Together we have sought to respond to the change by prayerfully listening to God and adapting our lives and churches to live in this new reality.

The good news for us is that all over North America, Christians are experiencing this shift from an older form of constructing our faith communities toward a more agile and sturdy experience of being the church.  Every leader is commissioned to help us interpret and engage the future God has for us. No matter the size, no matter the age, no matter the resources, every church has an opportunity to engage a new vocabulary and way of forming ourselves to honor our baptismal vows — individually and collectively.

This workshop is designed to equip us with the language and tools to navigate this new reality. All persons in church leadership (clergy and lay) are invited to this workshop.


About the Presenter:

The Rev. Dr. Randy Ferebee, is a retired priest from Western North Carolina, now serving a restart church in Myrtle Beach.  He did his seminary work at Virginia Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Sewanee School of Theology. Randy is the author of Cultivating the Missional Church (Church Publishing).  His engagement with and study of the realities the 21st Century Church present an interpretation of the call of God to join God’s mission in the communities and neighborhoods where we live. Some of the themes to be addressed are: the role of leaders in the missional shift, harnessing the dynamics of change, and being a blessing in our communities.

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Patronal Feast Celebration

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Friday:  
Contemplative Worship Service 7:00 pm
Led by the Daughters of the King

Saturday:  
Community Open House 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Taste of St. Michael’s, Food prepared and sold by Men of Michael
Health Fair, Fun and games for the kids

Sunday:  
Celebration of the Feast of St. Michael Eucharist 9:30 am
Potluck lunch following the service
Wear traditional dress

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

A Labyrinth Journey: Connecting with Your Creativity Through Walking and Writing

  • 770 St. Mary's Lane Sewanee, TN 37375 (map)
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When external events compel us to look outward is precisely when we need to examine inwardly. Living in complex times requires creativity and a sense of grounding that is found in the spiritual. Join Margy Oehmig and Terry Price for a weekend of joy and discovery through labyrinth walking followed by reflection and writing. This will be a special time to retreat away from the noise and distraction of the world in order to refresh, reflect, and reemerge better equipped to creatively reconnect with the divinity within, the divinity around us, and the divinity in the world. Although no writing experience is necessary, creative writers will learn ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool in their practice. And everyone will learn new ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool for a creative life. 

The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet, an orientation of the weekend, and an introduction to the labyrinth. Saturday will feature presentations, labyrinth walks, and journaling, but also quiet time and space to be able to just listen to that inner voice. Sunday morning will be a time of sharing and gathering ideas to take back to your own life to continue your journey.

This retreat will take place at St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. For more information about St. Mary's Sewanee, please visit our website at http://www.stmaryssewanee.org/.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by September 18, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Jewelry Sale St. Veronica's Guild St. Philip's Cathedral

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St. Veronica’s Guild of the Cathedral of St. Philip will sponsor a Jewelry Sale on September 27, 2018 from 10-8 and Friday, September 28, 2018 from 10-4.  The sale benefits Good Samaritan Health Center’s Friday Homeless Clinic and St. Veronica’s ongoing project to supply personal care items for ministries in our diocese:  Crossroads, Holy Comforter, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House.

While the majority of the jewelry is costume, we have everything from 14K and 18K fine jewelry to Afghan and Indian pieces.  We have a great selection of mexican and sterling silver earrings, brooches, and bracelets.  We have both vintage and contemporary jewelry from named and unknown makers.  For the jewelry makers, we have bags of broken jewelry and beads that can be turned into spectacular pieces.  There is bound to be something for everyone interested in Jewelry.  We have a huge amount overall.


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Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Important Update: Acolyte Festival Verger Volunteers

This is a change in plan from our originally announced face-to-face meeting.


We will not meet at St. Martin in the Fields on Saturday, September 22. We WILL have a conference call: September 24, 2018, Monday at 7:30 PM.

The dial in information was provided via email to those who’ve signed up to volunteer. If you’ve signed up and need the dial in information please reach out to vergeratlanta@gmail.com.

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

A Weekend for Peace

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Join us as we welcome Rev. Dr. Gary Mason to All Saints'. Mason is the founder and director of Rethinking Conflict, a UK based non-profit social enterprise working in the field of conflict transformation, peace-building and reconciliation. In his lecture, he will address the needs of Atlanta in seeking a peaceable common life, touching on racial identity, the legacies of slavery and the ongoing struggle for civil rights, and more. 

Saturday, September 22
Public Lecture: Peace in Our City
5:00-6:00 p.m., Ellis Hall; reception immediately follows.

Songs for Peace Concert; 7:00 p.m., in the church.

Sunday, September 23
Guest Preacher; 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship, church

Rector’s Forum with The Rev. Dr. Gary Mason and Youth Panel:
Peace for the Future
10:20-11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall

Closing Lunch with Keynote Address:
Peace Through the Church
12:30 p.m., Ellis Hall


$15 for lunch. RSVP at allsaintsatlanta.org/peace-weekend-lunch by September 20. Contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Memorial Service: Father Austin Ford

The memorial service for the Rev. Austin Ford will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road N.W.

Ford, founder of Emmaus House, died Aug. 18 at 89.

The Grant Park resident was a tireless advocate for Atlanta’s disenfranchised and poor. 

“Austin Ford was someone who believed and lived his faith shoulder to shoulder with people from all situations and circumstances,” Robert C. Wright, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, said in a statement.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for :  the Emmaus House Foundation, Inc., c/o Barbara Ternes, 32 School St, Bellows Falls,  Vt. 05101; Episcopal Relief & Development, 815 Second Ave, New York, NY. 10017; and Stacey Abrams for Governor.

Read his obituary and sign the online guestbook for Rev. Austin Ford

 

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Heart & Soul Annual Barbecue

Prepared by our famous Holy Smokers, this long-time family event will be loads of fun! Lunch on the grounds is from 12-3pm, and includes music! The event costs $15 each and $5 for children (10 & under). Lunch can also be delivered to your employees for $12 each from 11-12pm.

Price includes barbecue, Brunswick Stew, slaw, homemade desserts, and drink. All proceeds benefit local charities!

Please call 770-893-4525 for tickets or if you would like to be a sponsor!

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Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Safeguarding God's Children

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-601-5358.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Safe Church Training

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Are you supporting youth or children’s ministries? Get Safe Church training as required by the Episcopal Church at St. Aidan’s. The training is good for 3 years and is required for all individuals who work with children or youth in any capacity.

Breakfast, light lunch, and snacks will be provided. Lauren FitzHugh will lead the training. You must register in advance. 

Register at http://bit.ly/SafeChurchRegistration. If you have questions or want more info, email Lauren at youth@staidans.org.

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