Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lynching and Moral Injury– Dr. Angela D. Sims, Lecture

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing extend an invitation to you to attend a lecture which will be given by Dr. Angela D. Sims, author of Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. 

In this book, she explores many powerful and thought provoking themes while “revealing much about the bond between memory and moral formation. She discovers the courage and hope inherent in the power of recall.” The book is based upon the stories of those who witnessed lynchings or who were almost lynched themselves and by “tending to the words of these witnesses, Sims exposes not only a culture of fear and violence but the practice of story and memory as well as the narrative hope within a renewed possibility for justice.”

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

Join the Commission for Dismantling Racism on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to hear Dr. Angela Sims, author of "Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror," which chronicles the history and aftermath of lynching in America. By rooting her work in oral histories, Dr.  Sims gives voice to the memories of African American elders who remember lynching not only as individual acts but as a culture of violence, domination, and fear. The event is free but registration is required. 

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Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jane Baird Lecture: Featuring Carl McColman

The Cathedral Book Store, located at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, is pleased to welcome Carl McColman as the 2017 speaker for its annual Jane Baird Lecture. The title of his lecture is: "The Christian of the Future Will Be a Mystic." 

The 20th century Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner famously predicted that in the future, Christians will be mystics - or will not exist at all. What does this mean, for the ordinary person of faith? Drawing on a variety of sources including Evelyn Underhill, Thomas Merton, and the great mystics of the past, Carl McColman reflects on this challenging statement from Rahner and offers some insight into how ordinary Christians today just might become the mystics of the future.

Carl McColman, a noted writer, speaker, and retreat leader, is a Lay Cistercian at the monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. His book Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality was the Winner of the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award for best Religious/Inspirational Book. 

His other books include: The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality; Answering the Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path; Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints & Sages; and The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader: Spiritual Lessons from C.S. Lewis's Narnia. For more information, visit his web site at:  www.carlmccolman.net

There will be a book signing and refreshments following the event. The Cathedral Book Store will also be open.  The event is open to the public and free but reservations are requested.  Please RSVP by 9/20. 

You may also RSVP by contacting cbs3@mindspring.com or by calling 404-237-7582

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Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church 15th Annual Lobsterfest

Historic Sweet Home Plantation in Pine Mountain, GA. is the site for St. Nicholas’ 15th Annual Lobsterfest on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lobsterfest features fresh 1 ½ Maine lobster dinners at $60 each, beef tenderloin dinners at $60 each and $5 children’s meals. A cash beer and wine bar will be available. Profits from this fundraiser directly benefit the ministries of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. 

Do you want to be an angel? Well, you can by helping defray the expenses for Lobsterfest. Your upfront donation will allow St. Nicholas to raise more money for our ministries. Maybe you cannot come to Lobsterfest, but you can still be a part of this annual fundraiser by making a contribution!

Please, if you can, prayerfully select from one of the options below:

  • Angel $100 – $249    
  • Guardian Angel $250 – $499      
  • Archangel $500 – $999
  • Heavenly Host $1,000+

Your check can be dropped in the collection plate or mailed to: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, PO Box 752, Hamilton, GA 31811. Be sure to write Lobsterfest Donation on the check. If you prefer, donations can be made online at www.stnicholashamilton.org/giving.

For more information about Lobsterfest and dinner reservations, call Bert Tomlin at 706-767-2100.

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Sep
23
8:00am 8:00am

ST. BENEDICT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO HOLD ELECTRONIC RECYCLING DAY

SMYRNA – August 31, 2017 – As a service to the community and the environment St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church will host an electronic recycling day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8 AM to 2 PM. at the church located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road, SE Smyrna, GA 30080 near the intersection of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.  

A partial list of items that will be accepted include: Laptops, LCDs, phones, cables and wires, routers and modems, computer peripherals, printers and more.  For a complete list visit

About St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
St Benedict’s Episcopal Church is a welcoming community sharing and spreading Christ's love through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.  The church was founded in the fall of 2008 and moved into its current local in November of 2009.  Holy Eucharist Services are on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:00 p.m. Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. as well as Children’s Chapel and Nursery. The rector is The Rev. Brian Sullivan and Associate Rector is The Rev. Ashley Lytle. The church is located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road, Smyrna, Georgia near the intersection of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway. Additional information about St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church can be found online at www.mysaintb.org.  

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Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

Heart & Soul Annual Barbecue

Prepared by our famous Holy Smokers this long-time family event will be loads of fun! Lunch will be delivered to your employees for $10 each from 11-1pm. Dinner on the grounds includes music! Price includes barbecue, Brunswick Stew, slaw, homemade desserts, and drink. All proceeds benefit local charities! Please call if you would like to be a sponsor!

Prices: $10 lunch, $12 dinner

Please RSVP by 9/20 by calling 770-893-4525 for tickets. 

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Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

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

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

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

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

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

The current schedule is as follows:

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

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

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Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

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.  Training sessions 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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. 

For information on training and how to register, write to Mary Job at  mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Voices for the Earth: A Concert Celebrating the Community of Life

The Second Annual Voices for the Earth concert is on Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur. Free and open to the public, the concert features folk, worship, and choir music in a celebration of the community of life. This event is handicap-accessible with ample free parking in the HTP lot and on surrounding streets.

Sponsored by: Holy Trinity Parish, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and Agnes Scott College.

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Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on October 1

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

MEETING 3 OF 4

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

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

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

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

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

The current schedule is as follows:

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

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

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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

13th Film Screening and Discussion

  • The Cathedral of St. Philip, Gould Room (map)
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Join us for a showing of the film 13th on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 pm. 13th explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. There will be a discussion following the film, facilitated by Beth King and Canon Zappa. You can pick up dinner at the Farmers’ Market on your way to the Gould Room! Though it's a parish event, it's open to anyone who wants to come!

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Oct
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rainbow Village "We Are Family" Benefit Gala

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It's not just about attending a great event... its' about changing lives and breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Join Rainbow Village for their annual gala Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:30 pm at Atlanta Athletic Club. 

The "We Are Family" Benefit Gala is an excting ever for friends of Rainbow Village to mix and mingle, share an awesome meal, enjoy friendly competition bidding on auction items, and celebrating another year of serving homeless families. You will hear testimonials from Rainbow Village alumni on the impact your support has in creating a hopeful and bright future for families. 

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 5:30 – 10:30 pm at Atlanta Athletic Club

  • Cocktail Hour/Seated Dinner & Complimentary Wine

  • Wine Wall/Games/Silent & Live Auction

  • Individual Tickets: $175

  • Table of 10: $1750

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Oct
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

MEETING 4 OF 4

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

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

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

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

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

The current schedule is as follows:

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

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

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Oct
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Lake Oconee Community Outreach

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Together with the Lake Oconee Brewery, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is sponsoring a major fundraising event. All profits from this event will be given to the Lake Oconee area charities. Please RSVP by October 2, 2017. 

Advanced ticket sales begin Aug. 19.  $40 per ticket. Ticket price includes German dinner and two raffle tickets.  Cash bar available.  Local favorite Eddie Byrd will provide the music and there will be dance contests (polka and shag) and a Wine Bottle Ring Toss. 

Raffle prizes include:

  • Fox Theatre Tickets for two, dinner, and lodging at the Livingston. (March 16)
  • Medium Green Egg
  • One hour cruise, champagne and snacks in Ampicar on Lake Oconee
  • Unique custom necklace from Aurum Jewelers of Athens
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Oct
10
to Oct 15

Shower of Stoles Display

  • All Saints’ Episcopal Church (map)
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View this extraordinary collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items, celebrating the gifts of LGBT persons who serve God in countless ways while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.

For more information on this project visit welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm.

This display will be shown at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bishop Curry Keynote Address at Candler School of Theology

  • Candler School of Theology at Emory University (map)
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Candler School of Theology Public Lecture by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church

This event will include a keynote address by the Presiding Bishop on “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community.” There will also be a panel discussion including the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Bishop Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta; Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall from Candler School of Theology; and The Rev. Kim Jackson, Associate Rector at All Saints, Atlanta. This event is open to the public, with registration required by Oct. 9 at http://tinyurl.com/Presiding-Bishop-Curry.

  • 7:00 p.m. Keynote address:  “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community"
  • 7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • Venue: Candler School of Theology at Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322 See Map
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Oct
12
10:30am10:30am

Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads

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

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

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

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

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Oct
12
7:15pm 7:15pm

Choral Evensong and Homily

Everyone is invited to attend a Choral Evensong at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:15 pm.  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore will offer the homily.  

We are very fortunate; the service will be sung by the exceptional Cathedral Schola under the direction of Canon for Music, Dale Adelmann, Ph.D. This group and the Cathedral Choir have performed at such prestigious venues as St. Paul’s in London and Canterbury Cathedral.  They recently returned from a pilgrimage to Salisbury Cathedral and Durham Cathedral this summer. 

This service will be hosted by the National Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church as an offering at the 29th Annual Conference held in the Diocese of Atlanta.
 

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Oct
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Integrity Atlanta’s 29th Pride Eucharist

Integrity Atlanta will host its 29th annual Pride Eucharist on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.  The preacher for the service is the Reverend Doctor Tommie L. Watkins, who is the only African American priest in the Diocese of Alabama and the only Black gay priest to be ordained in that diocese. The celebrant for the service is the Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson, Associate Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The organist for the service is Trey Clegg who will be bringing the Trey Clegg Singers to lead the music.  

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Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

Festival Choir for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

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Choir members and their directors and organists from around the Diocese are cordially invited to join a Festival Choir for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the National Vergers’ Guild Conference. 

We invite you to purchase and bring socks for the homeless to this service. These will be presented at the altar during the service and then given to Crossroads Community Ministries which serves those who experience homelessness on the streets of Atlanta.

  • Festival Eucharist
  • Friday, October 13 at Noon
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. See map.
  • (Complimentary parking at the church)
  • Click here to view the flyer for more information


Repertoire

  • Malcolm Boyle, Thou, O God, Art Praised in Sion (Paraclete Press)
  • Dale Adelmann, Steal Away to Jesus (Paraclete Press)
  • Arlan Sunnarborg, Shalom, Salaam, Peace Be with you (Unpublished, score attached)
  • Service Music from Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Hymns from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Wonder, Love, and Praise
  • Click here for PDF of the score to Shalom, Salaam, Peace Be with you.
  • Click here for video.


Requirements
• Some previous choral experience
• The ability to match pitch
• The ability to read music (I.e. to find your own part in a mixed rehearsal)

Rehearsals
Must attend at least one of the first two rehearsals and the Friday rehearsal:
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-9 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Attire
Wear the vestments you customarily wear on Sunday morning in your own church or cathedral. Those who do not customarily wear vestments, please wear a black or white shirt or blouse, black skirt or pants.


If you are interested in being a part of this choir, please let us know.

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Oct
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Holy Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop

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Everyone is invited to attend Holy Eucharist Rite Two at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Friday, October 13, 2017, at noon.  

The Most Reverend Michael Curry will preach.  This is his first official visit to the Diocese of Atlanta since he was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will celebrate.

Choir members from parishes throughout the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia will augment the Festival Choir under the direction of St. Luke’s director of music, Arlan Sunnarborg, D.M.A.

We invite you to purchase and bring to the service socks for the homeless. These will be presented at the altar during the service and then given to Crossroads Community Ministries which serves those who experience homelessness on the streets of Atlanta.

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This service will be hosted by the National Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church as an offering at the 29th Annual Conference held in the Diocese of Atlanta. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival

The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor an information booth during the Pride Festival in Piedmont Park on October 14 and 15.  This booth provides an excellent opportunity to share information about The Episcopal Church and our work as “Jesus People.”  Volunteers get to meet people from all over the southeastern United States.  Those wishing to volunteer to staff the booth may register for the shifts of their choice by following the volunteer button below. 

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade

  • Begins at Civic Center MARTA Station and ends in Piedmont Park (map)
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The Pride Parade will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon on Sunday, October 15.  We will have a Diocesan contingent in the parade, including a float.  We encourage as many as possible to walk with us.  For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float.  We also carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ folks.

If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, please go to the following link and complete the information:  http://tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade  

RSVP is only to carry a parish sign; walking/riding just show up; see below for linkThe Episcopal Contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.  All are welcome to participate without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender expression/identity, race, creed, color, etc.  ALL are welcome!

The Pride Parade begins at the Civic Center MARTA station, located 2 blocks south of All Saints' Episcopal Church.  It proceeds north on Peachtree to 10th Street and then heads left (east)  on 10th, entering Piedmont Park through the Charles Allen Gate. It is a lot of fun to walk the route.  The crowd cheers when the Episcopal Church comes into view. The float will have a limited amount of space for those who need to ride rather than walk.

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Brunch to Benefit Path to Shine Program

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The Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch will be held on Sunday, October 15th and Monday, October 16th.  ProCom Consulting has signed on to be the event’s presenting sponsor.  Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. “There is no greater cause than working to help disadvantaged or at-risk children become healthy productive adults.  Through no fault of their own, they have been challenged in life during their formative years and deserve a break.  We are honored to have the opportunity to assist Path To Shine with this important mission,” commented Curtis Mills, CEO – ProCom Consulting.

Brunch reservations are requested but not required. Parish Brunch with mimosas for adults and ice-cream bar for the kids, raffle and silent auction.  Bidding can begin on September 24th. The cost $10.00 per person or $30.00 maximum cost for a family

Please RSVP by October 12, 2017. 

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Oct
16
10:00am10:00am

Ugly Pants Golf Tournament to Benefit Path to Shine®

Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch Presented by ProCom Consulting to Benefit Path to Shine Program

The Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch will be held on Sunday, October 15th and Monday, October 16th.  ProCom Consulting has signed on to be the event’s presenting sponsor.  Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. “There is no greater cause than working to help disadvantaged or at-risk children become healthy productive adults.  Through no fault of their own, they have been challenged in life during their formative years and deserve a break.  We are honored to have the opportunity to assist Path To Shine with this important mission,” commented Curtis Mills, CEO – ProCom Consulting.

The two-day event begins with a brunch at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 15th and golf tournament at Dogwood Golf Club of Atlanta on Monday, October 16th.  A highlight of the golf tournament is the “Ugly Pants” contest, this year to be judged by the Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta, the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright. Bidding on silent auction items occurs during both events.  Tickets for the brunch are $10 per person and $30 per family.  There is no charge for children eight and under. Golf foursomes are $720 or $200 for individual players. Sponsorships for the events are also available. Complete details about the events can be found at: http://pathtoshine.weebly.com/ugly-pants---its-not-only-golf.html 

Your registration includes full hot buffet breakfast, after-tournament lunch with burgers and hot dogs included, as well as a Golf Shirt, CHEATS package with mulligans etc., and a goodie bag. You will have a 10 am tee-time at Dogwood Golf Club. Please RSVP by September 25, 2017. 


About ProCom
ProCom’s mission is to improve our client’s performance by delivering value, measurable results and pragmatic solutions to critical business issues and technology challenges.  We have 200+ employees primarily serving mid-market client’s in the Communications, Cable & Media, Utilities and State & Local Government industries.  Our seasoned leadership team brings an average of 15+ years of experience supported by industry and technology experts.  We provide on-shore technology delivery center capabilities through our strategic alliance with Cayuse Technologies, located in Oregon.   
Our service offerings include: Billing, Customer Care, Operations Support, Health and Human Services, Child Welfare, Adult Aging and Disability Services and Education, Data migration/conversion, Business Process Outsourcing, Analytics, System Integration & Application Development, Testing, Program Management, Salesforce.com, Digital Marketing and helping clients adopt emerging waves of technology.   

About Path to Shine
Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. Its purpose is to encourage children to stay in school until they graduate by partnering with faith communities to provide the academic support necessary for elementary students to develop good academic skills and the self-confidence needed to find their own "path to shine."  It is a self-sustaining ministry of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, where the program originated in 2011.  There are now 14 affiliates across the State of Georgia assisting almost 200 students a year.  It is recognized as a Jubilee Ministry of the National Episcopal Church.  More information on the program is available at www.pathtoshine.org.

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Register for Camp Mikell Fall Folk School

Tucked away in the Northeast Georgia mountains, Camp Mikell offers the only folk school in Georgia! The Folk School runs Friday, October 20 –Sunday, October 22, 2017, and costs $190.00-$290.00 per person. Please register by 10/13. If you have any questions, please call Amanda Price 706-886-7515 or send an email to amanda@campmikell.com.

Send your completed registration form via email before 10/13 to amanda@campmikell.com.

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Oct
26
8:30am 8:30am

Covenant House Job Fair October 26th from 8:30am-11:30 am.

The Rotary Club of Brookhaven and Covenant House are offering employers an opportunity to meet candidates at a job fair on October 26th from 8:30am-11:30 am.  

As an employer you know one exceptional employee is better than two average
employees. An exceptional employee is the one that brings a level of work ethic and
motivation above all others. I am talking about the individual who shows up early, works
extra hours when needed and does not question when asked to do something.

Wondering where you can find an exceptional employee? Or, where can you hire them early enough in their careers? The answer is at Covenant House.

"These kids were so eager to learn and listen and do well,” says Bob Cunningham, President of Cunningham Heating & Air Conditioning.

“It was the best job fair I have ever attended," said the Market Manager of Costco.

The Covenant House not only provides shelter for young adults (age 18 to 20) experiencing homelessness but it provides guidance and support along the way. The Covenant House assists young adults get their lives in order and prepares them to enter the work force and be productive citizens.

About Covenant House
Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless
kids escape the streets. Today we are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas
providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and
exploited youth.

About Brookhaven Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.

If you want to help out please email Mike Swahn at mswahn@sebench.com or Regina Jennings at rjennings@covenanthouse.org

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Oct
28
8:45am 8:45am

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

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

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

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Oct
29
to Nov 3

Progoff Intensive Journal Workshop at the DuBose Conference Center

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The Progoff Intensive Journal® method is a powerful tool for self-development and growth, and has been used for years by individuals seeking to dive deeply into personal issues, deal with transitions, and open doorways into spirituality. Join us at the DuBose Conference Center Oct. 29–Nov. 3 for a full immersion into this integrated system of writing exercises. You will gain insight into many different dimensions of your life including personal relationships, career, health, dreams, and life’s meaning.

Though the workshop will be conducted in a group setting, you will work in total privacy. Your facilitator will help to guide you through the process in a non-judgmental, supportive, and low-key manner. 

This workshop is presented without dogma: people of all different backgrounds, interests, and faiths are welcome.

The workshop is divided into three modules. Register for one, two, or all.

Module 1: Life Context (LC) Workshop, Gaining a Perspective on Life

Module I (Sunday & Monday) introduces the Progoff™ method and covers about half the exercises in the Intensive Journal workbook. You will develop an inner perspective and gain greater awareness of major areas of your life, and the dialogue process will provide a unique way to gain feedback and momentum toward a deeper understanding of these areas.

Module 2: Depth Contact (DC) Workshop, Symbolic Images and Meaning in Life

Module II (Tuesday & Wednesday) will deepen your experience as you focus on the exercises in the second half of the Intensive Journal workbook. You will learn how to use Progoff's unique non-analytical method to draw forth messages from your inner symbolic experiences, which can provide important insight into your unfolding life process. You will explore past experiences that had significant meaning, gain insights into your ultimate concerns, and explore major themes in your life.

Module 3: Life Integration (LI) Workshop, Integrating the Life Process

(Thursday & Friday) Experience the cumulative dynamic process created from working with material in one workbook section and how it can lead to entries in other related areas. This progressively deepening process generates an inner momentum and energy as you apply Progoff's non-analytical Journal Feedback techniques. Your workbook becomes an active instrument as you approach situations from different perspectives. New awareness and growth become possible as you realize connections between diverse areas. You are drawing your unfolding life process forward as you move toward greater wholeness and integration. 

The skills learned here will last a lifetime. Working through these modules will introduce you to a soulful and practical companion for working through issues and transitions, but more importantly, for access to deep creative resources that live within you. The method is a genuinely contemplative, meditative process that cultivates deep inner reflection.

Residential and commuter tuition rates are offered, and CEUs are available. 

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Oct
30
to Nov 3

EQ-HR Center's 5-Day Emotional Intelligence Workshop, Hickory, NC

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The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills (EQ-HR Center) is pleased to announce an upcoming 5-day workshop at Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC, October 30th-November 3rd.

What happens at an EQ-HR Workshop?

This core EQ HR Center workshop is an intensive four or five-day session designed to enable participants to learn about, build and practice emotional intelligence skills in a small group setting. Skilled facilitators provide tools and feedback to enable participants to learn about themselves and to immediately practice emerging skills. As group life unfolds, participants give and receive feedback regarding the impact they have on others in the group. Participants will learn both inter-personal and intra-group communication skills.

The content of the workshop revolves around the twelve competencies that differentiate outstanding from average per- formers. These twelve competencies cover four distinct areas of ability. They are:

1. Self-awareness-Recognizing and understanding our own emotions.
2. Self-management-Effectively managing our own emotions.
3. Social Awareness-Recognizing and understanding the emotions of others.
4. Relationship Management-Applying our emotional understanding in our dealings with others.

What is the ESCI 360 Survey?

As part of this core event, workshop participants complete a comprehensive self-assessment of their emotional intelligence. They also identify up to 20 people (manager(s), direct reports, peers, clients, family and friends) who know them well and are willing to complete the same assessment in order to provide valuable feedback. What results is a detailed report of one's Emotional Intelligence strengths and development needs. This will be for the participant's eyes only and will provide possible personal items to be explored in one’s small group.

Click here to learn more. 

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Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

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.

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Nov
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

ECF BBQ Competition

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The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia is excited for the first BBQ Competition in support ECF! Parish teams will cook Boston butts to compete to earn a prize which will be awarded to their parish for outreach! To register your parish in the competition, please visit ECFimpact.org/BBQ – and register quickly, we only have space for 10 teams!

• $5,000 – 1st Place
• $2,500 – 2nd Place
• $1,500 – 3rd Place

The competition will take place on Friday, Nov. 10 at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, and will begin after the Friday Annual Council activities have concluded, approximately 4:45 pm. In addition to the competition, a BBQ buffet dinner will be served in the Grace Church parish hall – not only will you have a delicious meal, but you’ll also be able to taste all the BBQ cooked by our competing teams! Top it all off with a live bluegrass band to keep us all entertained! 

Many thanks to Grace Church and the Northeast Georgia convocation for hosting our fun block party. Registration is required for competing teams. Registration is NOT required to attend the event. The registration fee for teams is $100 due by 10/13. To attend the event, there is a suggested donation to ECF of $10 (payable at the door).

If you have any questions, please visit ECFimpact.org/BBQ or contact ECF's Executive Director, Lindsey Hardegree.

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Nov
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on November 12

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
22
to Nov 25

Thanksgiving at Lake Logan

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

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

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

 

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Dec
2
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

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.

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Jan
16
to Jan 18

All Our Children: The Church's Role in Education Equity

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Hear the Call.  Build the Movement. Join All Our Children National Network and the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina for a national learning event January 16 - 18, 2018 in Columbia, SC.

All Our Children: The Church’s Role in Education Equity is an ecumenical learning event focusing on the urgency of quality public education for all children and lifting up how communities of faith are already strengthening public education in their cities, states, and across the nation. This three-day gathering will include informative, interactive workshops and plenaries led by practicing educators, experienced community leaders, and hands-on researchers. Our time together will focus on specific steps you and your congregation can take to build Beloved Community through local partnerships, action, and service, with time for conversation, idea sharing, and networking.

Participants can expect to develop a deep understanding of Christian faith foundations for public education support, engagement, and advocacy and to leave the conference with specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed action plans to share with church and community leaders in their home cities and states.

Keynote speakers:

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D - Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University - Founder, Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland; the Teaching Excellence Network; and the Community Responsive Education Group.

The Most Reverand Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church - Born in Chicago, IL, on March 13, 1953, Presiding Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo. Throughout his ministry, Presiding Bishop Curry has been active in issues of social justice. In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Presiding Bishop Curry had extensive involvement in Crisis Control Ministry, the founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, the Absalom Jones initiative, creation of networks of family day care providers, creation of educational centers, and the brokering of millions of dollars of investment in inner city neighborhoods.

Registration includes lunch & dinner for two days. Sign up by 12/15/17. Learn more. 

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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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Sep
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Concert Series: Summit Piano Trio

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Three artists of exceptional talent collaborate as the Summit Piano Trio. Helen Kim, violin, is an internationally known violinist who has earned more than one hundred national and international awards. Charae Kreuger, cello, is an avid chamber musician, who has been featured on NPR’s many stations. She is currently the Principal Cellist with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra. Robert Henry, hailed as a “consummate artist – brilliant, formidable, effortless, and the epitome of control and poise,” is an internationally distinguished pianist.  All three are on the faculty of the Kennesaw State University School of Music.

Tickets are $30, $20 for students and seniors (age 65 and over), and are available at the door or may be charged online (allsaintsatlanta.org/music/concert-series).

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Sep
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

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

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

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

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

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

The current schedule is as follows:

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

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

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Sep
17
10:30am10:30am

Festive Eucharist for the 50th Celebration of Emmaus House

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

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

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Sep
17
9:15am 9:15am

The Nature of Human Suffering: Why Doesn't God Take Away my Problems?

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Join St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Sept. 17, 9:15 am, for an exploration of one of the most difficult problems in theology: if God is loving and all-powerful, then why do evil, suffering, and death exist?

The class will be lead by Jeffrey Small, an award-winning author, speaker, entrepreneur, and theologian. His debut novel, The Breath of God, won the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Best Fiction. His second novel, The Jericho Deception, won the IPPY Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Suspense/Thriller. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law, Jeffrey teaches a class on world religions at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.  This event is free and open to the public. 

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Sep
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

ECW - 12th Annual Tea Party

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

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

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

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Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Forward from 50 Anniversary Reception

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It's time to celebrate! Emmaus House has served the Peoplestown community for 50 years. In recognition of this milestone, we will host a cocktail reception in Ezzard Hall to kick off a weekend of festivities. Please join us to reunite with old friends and to share stories of how Emmaus House has impacted your life. 

September 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Please join us for a celebratory cocktail reception in Ezzard Hall at Emmaus House. This is an opportunity for friends who have been touched by Emmaus House over the years to reconnect, meet new Emmaus House friends, and share stories of their experiences.  Tickets are $20.

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Sep
12
7:30am 7:30am

Egg-Onomic Breakfast Series

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All Saints’ monthly breakfast series resumes in September with an outstanding fall line-up. We’ll welcome parishioner Harris Lowe with Chief Investment Strategist, Wes Moss. Wes is the host of Money Matters, the country’s longest-running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show (95.5 FM and AM 750). Wes will be speaking on his latest book, You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think: The 5 Money Secrets of the Happiest Retirees.

A full, hot buffet breakfast will be served. All are invited to attend Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. Cost is $5. Proceeds go to the Men of Hope at Covenant Community. We expect this to be well-attended and encourage you to RSVP by 9/8 to Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

Celebration of Ministries Sunday

“One of my happiest memories my first time at All Saints’ was Celebration of Ministries Sunday.”

So many folks have shared their heartfelt reactions over the years to all those banners processing into the church. If you’re new to All Saints’ or have been around awhile, join us in worship and at our Ministry Fair and learn how to become involved in this wonderful parish.

Parade of Ministries at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the church
Ministry Fair 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard

Contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.orgwith questions.

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Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ken Cowan - Concert Organist

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Grace Church in Gainesville is partnering with the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists to present this amazing concert on Saturday, September 9. Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Ken Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. 

You won’t want to miss this event! The concert begins at 7:00 PM and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. 

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Sep
9
11:00am11:00am

St. Bede's Fiesta Latino

Join us for games, a bouncy house for the children, and community fun. We will be selling authentic Mexican and Latino food 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 may enjoy lunch with us in the picnic area by the big cross or buy food to go.  All are welcome!

Learn more about St.Bede's. Click here. 

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Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

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.

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Sep
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hart Readers September 7 Selection: Between Heaven and Mirth

The Cathedral Book Store, located at the Cathedral of St. Philip, invites you to participate in Hart Readers, a community reading group with participants and discussion leaders from various churches in our community. Carroll Keen, a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King, will lead the September reading group on Thursday, September 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The book being discussed is Between Heaven and Mirth, by James Martin, which explores how a healthy spirituality and a healthy sense of humor go hand-in-hand with God’s great plan for humankind.

Hart Readers meets on the first Thursday of the month (except during Lent and the summer), from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the Walthour Library at the Cathedral of St. Philip to discuss contemporary books and issues from a theological perspective. Upcoming books for discussion include The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, by Dr. Lisa Miller, and The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. For more information, visit www.cathedralbookstore.org and click the News & Events tab.

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Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

SUNDAY ON THURSDAY

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

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

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

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Sep
1
to Sep 3

Take part in the Come-and-See Retreat with the Sisters of Saint Helena

Have you wondered about monastic life in the Episcopal Church?

The Episcopal Order of Saint Helena is hosting our annual retreat for single women who wish to explore the possibility of a monastic vocation. Our Come-and-See retreat, held over Labor Day weekend (September 1-3), will provide women the opportunity to learn about and experience monastic life in the 21st century and to gain clarity about a possible vocation. Learn more about Becoming A Sister.

Click here to learn more about the Come-and-See Retreat or contact vocations@osh.org or 803-426-1616.

The Order of Saint Helena is a community of women religious, lay and clergy,
with a 70-year history in the Episcopal Church. We live and pray in a lovely new convent and chapel in South Carolina. Come and see!

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Aug
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Diocesan Day on Immigration

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

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

The event will include presentations by priests and Christian lay leaders from the Atlanta area actively involved in responding to the needs of our immigrant neighbors. Episcopal bishops Robert Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta and Jose McLoughlin of the Diocese of Western North Carolina will provide theological guidance and practical ways Christians can respond to this hotly debated issue. There will also be information on accessing resources for immigrants and how people of faith can best use those resources. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the Diocesan Day on Immigration, click here. 

 

El obispo le da la bienvenida

Es chocante ver a Jesús llamar tonto a un emprendedor de negocios. Considera su vida: pequeños campos se convierten en grandes, pequeños graneros en más grandes. Lucas 12: 13-21 ¿Cómo le llamarías? ¡Jesús le llama tonto! En su búsqueda de MÄS este hombre no consulta a nadie sino a sí mismo. Nunca se detiene a dar gracias a Dios por la cosecha que llena sus graneros. Sus obras no se basan en la gratitud. No desarrolla un plan para compartir la riqueza con los que recogen las cosechas o construyen los graneros. No considera nunca que a su muerte la riqueza no podrá ser transferida a la siguiente realidad. No aprendió nunca que la riqueza es un don y que debemos ser co-constructores del reino de Dios. ¿Jesús socialista? No creo que Jesús se preocupe de un sistema económico o de otro. Para Jesús, se trata siempre del corazón. Se trata siempre de que seamos ricos en Dios. —Obispo Roberto Wright

 

Agenda

12:40 PM Registration Opens

1 PM Opening Prayer and Introductions
The Reverend Canon John Bolton, Diocese of Atlanta

1:05 PM Bishop’s View on Immigration in the Diocese of Atlanta
The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta

1:20 PM Bishop’s View on Immigration and Sanctuary
The Right Rev. Jose McLoughlin, Bishop of Western North Carolina

1:50 PM Recent Actions on Immigration in the Diocese of Atlanta
The Rev. Caroline Magee, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta
The Rev. Fabio Sotelo, Iglesia de San Beda, Atlanta

2:10 PM Current Legal Proceedings Regarding Immigration
Danielle M. Claffey, Esq., Partner, Kuck Immigration Partners LLC, Atlanta

2:35 PM Questions

2:50 PM Resources for Immigrants and Those Ministering to Immigrants
Archdeacon Juan Sandoval, Diocese of Atlanta

2:55 PM Closing Prayer
The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey, Diocese of Atlanta

 

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Aug
29
2:30pm 2:30pm

Church Financial Management for Clergy: Course at Emory University

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

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

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

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Aug
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

EfM Online: Openings for new or returning students

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Sultan and the Saint Interfaith Film Screening

  • Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In today's world, it can seem impossible to find fellowship with those who hold different beliefs. The Sultan and the Saint, an inspiring film about Muslim-Christian peace, shows how it was and is possible to find peace, even in the darkest of times.

Join us at this community building event at the Rialto Center of the Arts co-hosted by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta and Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Following the film, an interfaith panel will discuss how individuals and groups here today have and can extend the hand of friendship to those who may see them as the enemy. Watch the trailer and learn more here. 

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Aug
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Evening of Laughter & Grace with Day1 Preacher Susan Sparks

  • Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church Sanctuary (map)
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Day1 is honored to present Susan in a special evening of laughter and love in Atlanta on Friday evening, August 25, at 7:30 pm. Following her presentation, you can join us for a reception in the fellowship hall where Rev. Susan Sparks will be available for questions and book signing.

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Aug
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Screening of the film "13th"

The Commission for Dismantling Racism is teaming up with St. Luke’s to screen the ground-breaking film, “13th,” an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals our nation’s history of racial inequality. We’ll watch and discuss the film on Sunday, August 20 at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There is no charge and everyone is invited and welcome! Bring friends. If you have not heard about “13th” click here to find more information. Parking adjacent and directly across Peachtree Street from the church.

If you have questions, contact LaFawn Gilliam (404-372-9220).

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Aug
20
to Aug 24

Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga

130 Kanuga Chapel Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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

RSVP by August 15.

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Aug
20
to Aug 22

Total Solar Eclipse

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

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

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

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

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


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Aug
19
8:30am 8:30am

Keeping Your Light Shining Retreat

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

Click here to register. 

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Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

Dismantling Racism Training

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.

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

BEECKEN CENTER OFFERS VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING TO ALL

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

Read full announcement here.

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Aug
6
9:15am 9:15am

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

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

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

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

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Aug
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Blood at the Root with Patrick Phillips

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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Jul
30
9:15am 9:15am

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

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

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

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

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Jul
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

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

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

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

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