Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Stefan Donner

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Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm in the Nave: Stefan Donner

Direct from Vienna, Austria, one of the great musical capitals of the world, we present this organist extraordinaire, playing works of Carl Czerny, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Schmidt, just days before he plays at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan! Be thrilled by the majestic Schoenstein organ in the Nave at Holy Innocents!

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Aug
24
to Aug 25

Smoke on the Mountain

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The Christ Church Players proudly present their annual summer show, a production of “Smoke on the Mountain” on August 24 and 25th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

This production tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, the family members “witness” – telling stories about important events in their lives. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Tickets are available for $10 through the church office at 770-447-1188. For more information, see the website at www.ccnorcross.org.

This production is also in honor of the year long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross August, 1978, in the home of the former Mayor, Gary Cobb. Since that start, the congregation has grown to more than 300 families with over 30 different ministries. 

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Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Mountain Top Lectures by Church of the Holy Family

This is the Summer Lecture Series featuring Reverend Greta Vosper. Reverend Vosper is a self described atheist who believes in a metaphorical God instead of the traditional theistic vision of god. She is a minister in Scarborough Canada. Lectures are at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00pm. 4:00pm book signing.

The event costs $60 in advance or $70 at the door. To register, call (404) 561-0546 or register online below. 

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Diocesan Discipleship Working Group

The working group has adapted part of the Cursillo model centered around small group
accountability, piety, study and action as a way to help individuals grow in their spiritual lives. The next opportunity to learn more about how a rule of life, corporate worship, study and Christian action can help form your life is at our regional gathering which will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Christ Church, 538 Walnut Street, Macon, Georgia, from 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. We hope you will join us.

To register, please RSVP by August 8, 2018 to: ninadmiked@comcast.net

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Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

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
8
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8th, at Church of the Holy Spirit (724 Pilgrim Mill Rd, Cumming, GA 30040). 

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

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

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

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

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Suicide Awareness: Providing Resources on our National Epidemic

  • 571 Holt Road Marietta, GA 30067 United States (map)
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The Stephen Ministry program of St. Catherine's Church, Marietta is hosting a free, community-wide event to increase awareness around the topic of suicide. This free program is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the topic, including causes, prevention, help for survivors, how it relates to youth and addition, and what you and your church might do in response. An expert panel of speakers will include Gary and Elvira Delaplane of Mourning Dove Ministries and representatives from the United States National Guard and from The Link, a National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare. It is open to the public and all are welcome. Registration is not required but kindly RSVP to St. Catherine's at 770-971-2839 by Sept. 5.

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Invite Welcome Connect

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The Office of Congregational Vitality invites all ministry leaders (clergy and lay) to Invite Welcome Connect.

A day of workshop designed to equip and empower clergy and lay leaders ‘to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness’. This workshop will include actual hands-on training and creative idea generation using the Invite Welcome Connect Check Lists and Ideas resources pages. Congregations are encouraged to bring an intergenerational mix of long-time and newer members.

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

13th Annual Tea Party

  • 495 North Indian Creek Road Clarkston, GA 30021 (map)
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The honor of your presence is requested at our 13th Annual High Tea Party.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon sipping teas with enormous health benefits as you are entertained by music from St. Timothy's Choir, Mahalia Jackson and the melodies by our own saxophonist.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 12 by contacting Mary Nelson at 404-840-4412, Deborah Maxwell at 770-355-6155, or Lorna Francis at 404-580-0472

The event is $25 for Adults and $15 for Children (7-12)

 

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Soul[ful] Food: A Dinner Conversation on the Intersection of Food, Cooking, and Spirituality

  • 634 West Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30308 United States (map)
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You are invited to join Rose Scott, host of WABE’s “Closer Look;” Deborah VanTrece, Executive Chef and Restaurateur; and The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson, Episcopal priest and urban farmer, for a soulful dinner. Listen in as award-winning journalist Rose Scott facilitates a dialogue with Deborah VanTrece and The Rev. Kimberly Jackson about food and its relationship to spirituality. Dinner will be catered by Deborah VanTrece, with music by violinist and vocalist LaTonya Peoples. This event is open to the public.

Register online or call The Rev. Kim Jackson at 404-267-4276 by 9/17/18. The event is $30. 

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St. Nicholas Episcopal Church Lobsterfest Fundraiser
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church Lobsterfest Fundraiser

  • 2626 Hadley Rd. Pine Mountain, GA, 31822 (map)
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St. Nicholas Presents the 16th Annual Lobsterfest!
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sweet Home Plantation - 2626 Hadley Rd., Pine Mountain, GA

Silent Auction    
Live Music    
50-50 Cash Raffle  
    
1-1/2 lb. Fresh Maine Lobster Dinner - $60 each
Beef Tenderloin Dinner - $60 each
Child's Meal (hotdog, chips, cookie) - $5 each
A Wide Variety of Delicious Homemade Desserts included with Dinners

Tickets may be purchased online at www.stnicholashamilton.org 
or by mail to St Nicholas, PO Box 752, Hamilton, GA 31811
or by phone – Connie Blackmon - 706 628-7573.
Last day to buy dinner tickets is September 12th.

Profits from this fundraiser directly benefit the ministries of St Nicholas Episcopal Church, 
69 Mobley Road, 
Hamilton, GA 31811
Telephone (706) 628-7272.


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!

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

Your check can be 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.

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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
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
30
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Celli

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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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
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
22
to Oct 31

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

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

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

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Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Ugly Pants

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

Register Here.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Christopher’s, Perry

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

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

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

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

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Nov
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
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
30
to Dec 1

Practicing Waiting with Mary, an Advent Retreat

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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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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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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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Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

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

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


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

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Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Desolation, Invention and Bearing Witness to Hope

  • 301 Johnson Ferry Rd. NW Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (map)
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My extensive years of working with marginalized people have led me to think very deeply about the dynamics that are involved in their ways of being in the world. The primary question that I have asked many times is, “What is it that makes one capable of embracing desolation in a manner that bears witness to hope and leads to invention?”

This lecture and discussion will focus upon the lives of three women who demonstrated the process of embracing great desolation and finding ways to be inventive both in their personal and public lives. They are Ida B. Wells, Mary McCleod Bethune and Malissa Jackson Meeks. Wells and Bethune lived in the late 19th Century and the early 20th and Meeks lived in the 20th Century.

Though none of them had any knowledge of archetypal ways of viewing the world, they were able to be engaged by powerful threads of archetypal energy and they found a way to integrate it into the lives that unfolded before them. The result of their openness led each of them to leave a clear legacy for others to follow. Wells, fought for the liberation of women and helped to forge the anti-lynching work that was done in America, Bethune founded a school which remains to the present day and Meeks taught hundreds of students how to be resourceful and to live creatively regardless of scarcity.

They speak loudly and clearly to us in the 21st Century as we confront the perils of our modern day about the necessity to embrace desolation and to allow space for invention while bearing witness to hope.


Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College. Catherine is an author who has published six books including her recently edited book, Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation published in 2016. She is a regular contributor to Hospitality which is published monthly by the Open Door Community. She is involved with prison work and faithfully visits a person who was formally on death row. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur.


Admission: $20; students: $10

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

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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Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - All Saints' Atlanta (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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Aug
13
to Aug 15

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), invites clergy, laypersons, professionals, first-responders, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day disaster chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer as a disaster chaplain in their own community, or with NDIN and its partners nationwide. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.

Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of spiritual care best-practices during disasters.

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People

Safeguarding God’s People (SGP) is a training program for the prevention of sexual exploitation in communities of faith. Training is designed to help participants understand the overt and the subtle, the intentional and unintentional, ways in which exploitation and harassment occur in church, school and institutional settings. The aim of the training is to prevent exploitation and harassment by making everyone more aware of her/his words, actions, and intentions as we engage together in ministry.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-271-2253.
 

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Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage

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Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry invites you to join us for the annual pilgrimage to
Hayneville, Alabama in remembrance of Episcopal Church martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels,
on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

The pilgrimage will begin at 11am CDT in front of the courthouse in Hayneville. We will march
from there to the jail where Daniels was held, to the place where he was killed, then back to the courthouse to celebrate the Eucharist. Fourteen other martyrs of the Alabama civil rights
movement are recognized and honored in this service as well as Daniels. The keynote speak this year is the Rev. Ed Bacon. Lunch will follow. For more details, see the Diocese of Alabama website: http://dioala.org/digital_faith/events/3177860.

We will depart from CVEM at 9:30 am EDT, arriving in Hayneville for the pilgrimage by 11 am
CDT. We will head home mid afternoon, arriving back in Columbus by 6 pm EDT. If you would
like to carpool, you can sign up to do so here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449a4a72ea6f58-jonathan.

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If you have any questions, please contact CVEM at info@cvemjubilee.org or at (706) 327-0400.

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11th, at Church of the Good Shepherd (4140 Clark St SW, Covington, GA 30014). 

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

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

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

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

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

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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Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Voter Registration Drive

  • 2005 South Columbia Place Decatur, GA, 30032 United States (map)
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The New Georgia Project will be at Holy Cross Episcopal for a voter registration drive. The event will include  voter registration training, canvassing, phone banking, and onsite registration.  Training will be from 9AM-10, then the drive from 10-2PM.  Please participate and invite friends. 

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Aug
1
to Aug 4

2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling

  • Marriott at the University of Dayton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Dr. Cynthia Park to Present Keynote at the 2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling in Dayton, Ohio.

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

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Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Interfaith Speakers Network Panel

  • Emory University Candler School of Theology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Knowing “the other” is the first step in building understanding and community. The Interfaith Speakers Network is an educational resource for religious and secular school educators and other organizations seeking engaging, interactive programming. Teachers and others seeking an opportunity to interact with local practicing representatives from many religious traditions are invited. 

The panel will take place at the Emory University Candler School of Theology in Room 252 Amphitheater. 

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and Interfaith Speakers Network.

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

5-Day Immersive Emotional Intelligence Workshop

  • Assissi Heights Spirituality Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This core EQ-HR Center workshop is an intensive four & a half-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 interpersonal and intra-group communication skills.

The content of the workshop revolves around the twelve competencies that differentiate outstanding from average performers. 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.  

Class Times:

  • Monday, 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The event costs $1144 (includes tuition, lodging, food, and ESCI survey). 
NOTE: The $199 fee is non-refundable once the profile has been purchased.

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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

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

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

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

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Jul
17
6:00 AM06:00

SUMMA Debate Camp

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

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

SUMMA camper Abby tells her story!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
11
to Aug 15

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

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Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Angela Shepherd

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Adult Formation class - The Episcopal Church: Striving to Dismantle Racism

Since the onset of the Civil Rights Movement, the Episcopal Church has by voice then transferred to paper, made commitments to dismantle the sin and evil of racism. Pockets of success have been achieved when diocesan bishops have made this a priority. Unfortunately, the denomination as a whole has made little progress. Come follow the trail and discover how often commitments have been made and where the energy has gone instead. Find out how long completing a dismantling racism workshop has been required of members of committees of the church.  New hope comes from our current presiding bishop, who has made this a priority. Led by our rector, Angela Shepherd+,  who is a member of Executive Council Committee on Antiracism, former facilitator of dismantling racism workshops, presenter, and trainer of facilitators.

Breakfast will available in the Parish Hall starting at 9am for a small fee. Class begins at 9:30am in the Meeting Room in the Parish Hall. For more information, go to stbartsatlanta.org.

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Thomas, Columbus

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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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival Recital by Robert Huw Morgan

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

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

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

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

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Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

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

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

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

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Church Beyond the Binary

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

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

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

THE SEWANEE SLAVERY PROJECT CONVERSATION

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

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Drop In

Come anytime during our drop in for:

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

You can also:

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

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

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Jun
12
to Jun 14

Invite Welcome Connect Summit

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

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

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

2018 Christian Formation Conference: Coming Home

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

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

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Jun
9
4:00 PM16:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

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The Resource and Outreach Ministries at Holy Family Church will sponsor Heart & Soul's Second Annual Low Country Boil in support of our local outreach ministries. Our own Jacques LeBlanc will be our chef again for the evening! Join us for good food, lively music by Bill Pound and fellowship with friends and neighbors while raising money for the organizations that do so much for our community. Want to participate in the fun of preparing for this event? See the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall for opportunities to assist with set-up and take down, dessert preparation and ticket sales.

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

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

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pork and Plants

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

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

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Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

The Sacred Enneagram Workshop

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

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

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

Registration will be open until June 8, 2018.

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