Apr
27
to Apr 29

2018 EfM Graduates Retreat

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Join us in Sewanee this April!

Education for Ministry (EfM) invites all graduates to an EfM Graduates Retreat on the grounds of beautiful St. Mary's Sewanee retreat center, April 27–29, 2018. Participants will gather in a Circles of Trust® format to delve into the significance of individual talents as indicated by the Gallup StrengthsFinder® assessment. Elsa Bakkum, EfM associate director for training, will facilitate.

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The StrengthsFinder, also known as the StrengthsQuest, was developed by Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. and built on the Positive Psychology movement. Over 13 million people have discovered language for their individual talents using this tool. Its principles are as follows:

  • Each person’s talents are enduring and unique,
  • Everyone has talents,
  • Each person’s greatest room for growth is in the area of their greatest strength.

During the retreat, short presentations will invite participants to name, claim, and own their strengths for use in ministry. There will be ample individual reflection time, and the level of participation in the Circle of Trust groups will be according to each person's preference.

This event is for all graduates of EfM. Check-in will begin at 1:00 p.m. CST April 27. The program will commence with dinner at 6:00 p.m. on the 27th and will conclude at 11:00 a.m., Sunday the 29th. Commuter rates are available.

Join us for this wonderful weekend of fellowship and discovery!

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. George’s, Griffin

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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Apr
29
to May 2

The Sewanee Contemplative Exchange: Bridging the Gap Between Contemplation and Compassionate Action

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We live in a world saturated by dualisms, categories in which we place people and things in order to grant them worth and priority. We separate ourselves from each other—and God from ourselves—resulting in persistent tension and frustration, pain and grief. For too long we have separated—even if in our minds—the spheres of contemplation and action, of silence and embodiment, of prayer and reconciliation. When these two vital aspects of our lives are pulled apart, our contemplation easily becomes an insular escape and our compassionate action becomes reactive and driven by anger.

We are invited to integrate ourselves, to seek wholeness in our spiritual practice, In Christ, we see a reconciliation of all aspects of our being. In His personhood we see the potential for an authentic religious practice in which silence nurtures justice. We encounter a space where contemplation and compassionate action are no longer competing with each other; rather, they exist in a circular relationship in which silence grounds action and justice leads us to further prayer. We find hope and wholeness in our union with God and with one another.

Leadership for this event comes from a collaboration of colleagues from:  The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Washington D.C.; The Beecken Center of the School of Theology, The University of the South; St. Mary's Sewanee:  The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development; Mary and Martha's Place, Atlanta, Georgia; Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Georgia; and a consortium of clergy from The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and beyond, community and seminary leaders, spiritual directors, and teachers. 

Special Guest:  Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown, Ayse I Carden Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology, Agnes Scott College, will lead a series of guided meditations on the writings of Howard Thurman, weaving times of silence and prayer with reflection and pilgrimage.

In addition to a day of reflection and prayer, we will share a special pilgrimage to the historic Highlander Folk School, where Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and other civil rights leaders met to pray and reflect together.

For questions and information, please contact The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham (stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org) or Rebecca Parker (rebecca@maryandmarthasplace.com).

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Uppity Women of the Bible: Song of Songs

Uppity Women of the Bible: Song of Songs
Sunday mornings, April 29-May 13

In this second installment of our exploration of women in scripture, we’ll consider some of the surprising elements of Song of Songs. We’ll also look at the reasons for including this book in the Bible, who the lovers might be, the difficulties of interpreting this book, and the disadvantages of reading this book in a language other than Hebrew. This class employs the video series "Uppity Women of the Bible," featuring Bible professor Dr. Lisa Wolfe. Class participants will benefit from reading Song of Songs before the class (try https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+Solomon+1-8&version=NRSV). Breakfast is available in the parish hall starting at 9:00am.

Presenter: Nedra Roberts. Nedra is a playwright and English teacher. 

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Apr
29
12:30 PM12:30

Spring Mini Retreat - Sacred Citizenship

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Location: Amerson House on the campus of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

Guided by Kimberly Broerman, Spiritual Director, Deep Waters Center

Whatever our political affiliations, the 2016 election and radical change of administrations, have left many of us with unprecedented feelings of heartbreak, rage, fear, and despair about the state of our beloved nation. We have seen with growing clarity the deep divisions, fears and hostilities among our citizenship, and watched our government move in directions that contradict many of our deepest beliefs and values. 

Simultaneously, we have witnessed and experienced a groundswell of new activism and political involvement on a number of fronts, and more truth coming to light around sexual abuse and discrimination, race relations, and gun violence, among other pressing concerns. We have careened between soaring hope and crushing despair.

In this Spring’s mini-retreat, we will reflect on our call to sacred citizenship, how we allow our faith convictions to shape our witness and work to heal the soul of our nation, to continue to form, re-form and transform our democracy into a “more perfect union.” Through deep dialogue, prayer and reflection, we will listen for the invitation of God to each and all of us in these times, how we discern what is ours to do in God’s ongoing work of creation and redemption. 

So we invite you in this Easter season to come away to the peace and quiet of Amerson House, to join with other seekers in search of hope, direction, and new life, not just for ourselves, but for our shared life as Americans. We trust and pray as always this retreat will be a time of spiritual rest, nourishment, and discernment for one and all.

Cost: $40 ($30 for St. Bart’s members) - includes lunch and materials. All proceeds will support the work of Amerson House Spirituality Center.

To Register: Email Lisa Persons amersonhouseevents@gmail.com or (404) 218-5527. Space is limited; sign up by Wednesday, April 25

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Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

THE ANNUAL EMMAUS HOUSE GALA

YOU’RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF EMMAUS HOUSE

Join special guests Bishop Robert Wright and Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright for a music-filled evening as we celebrate the hard work our neighbors and dedicated partners have done for Peoplestown.

This year, we are offering a unique pre-event VIP experience, which includes a distillery tour and chef’s tasting of Oyster Co’s signature fresh and chargrilled oyster.  

For more information, contact Melissa Brogdon, melissabrogdon@emmaushouse.org.

Date and Time
Sunday, April 29, 2018
5–6 pm Distillery Tour and Chef's Tasting
6–8 pm Gala

Location
The Stave Room
199 Armour Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324
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Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

Grief + Doubt Group Support

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Rebekah Vepraskas, LPC, facilitates a closed group open to all at no charge for four Mondays, April 30 – May 21, 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the Gaylord Room at Holy Trinity.

"After four weeks of meeting and a total of six hours of group therapy, our hope is that you will feel propelled forward into a new place in your grief journey."

Participation is limited, so please sign up by April 27, 2018.

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Common Purpose Meeting

Saint David’s Episcopal Church Common Purpose Event
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Common Purpose will present as our speaker Don Mosley, a person who has put his whole trust in the grace and love of God. Don’s life is an example of how to seek and serve Christ in all persons, and how to love your neighbor as yourself. 

• An advantaged white boy who experienced a segregated south
• Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia
• Husband of Carolyn Mosley
• Peace Corps regional director in South Korea
• Member for 8 years of the intentional interracial rural community Koinonia Partners
• Co-founder of the Habitat for Humanity organization
• National chairman for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
• Worked to launch the All Our Children campaign which helped an estimated 220,000 children in Iraqi hospitals.
• Author of books titled With Our Own Eyes  and Faith Beyond Borders
• Don and Carolyn are founding members of the Jubilee Partners community in Georgia, which has hosted nearly 4,000 refugees from about 36 countries around the world.
Don’s quest to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being has taken him around the world and now brings him to our Saint David’s Church.

Join us to learn from Don in Jeffords Hall at 6:00 PM on March 1, 2018. We will begin with a pot-luck dinner/Agape meal followed by Don’s presentation and discussion. Contact Sarah McVay at sarah@stdavidchurch to reserve childcare

Please park in the back parking lot behind the children's playground. Walk up to the building on the left which is Jeffords Hall.

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May
2
to May 4

Love God, Love Neighbor

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Registration is now open for “Love God, Love Neighbor”, a three-day training course for clergy and laity that is designed to equip Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement.

Sponsored by Episcopal Migration Ministries, “Love God, Love Neighbor” will be held Wednesday – Friday, May 2-4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA (Diocese of Atlanta).

“The gathering will bring together lay and clergy leaders from across the Episcopal Church, as well as from ecumenical and other partners, to learn from one another as we explore different local contexts as they relate to refugee resettlement and the work of welcome,” noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries.

The training provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, the United States refugee policy, how refugee resettlement works, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

Information and registration are available here. Registration is $150, and includes all training programming and materials, a light breakfast and hearty lunch each day, and a reception on Wednesday. Beverages and snacks will also be provided throughout the day. Registration does not include housing or transportation to the conference. 

Registration deadline is Monday, March 23 (Extended Deadline)

A limited number of scholarships are available. To inquire about scholarship assistance, contact Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relations and Engagement, aduvall@episcopalchurch.org.

“Love God, Love Neighbor” is offered by Episcopal Migration Ministries with funding from the Constable Fund.

Episcopal Migration Ministries is the Episcopal Church’s foremost response to refugee crises. Working in partnership with offices and groups within the church as well as with governments and non-government organizations (NGOs), Episcopal Migration Ministries assures safe passage and provides vital services for thousands of refugee families upon their arrival in America: English language and cultural orientation classes; employment services; school enrollment; and initial assistance with housing and transportation. For each family, the goal is self-reliance and self-determination. After years of living in limbo, refugees now have the opportunity to begin again on a strong foundation that honors their stories and dignity, thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries.

The Constable Grants were named for Mary Louise Constable, who was a visionary philanthropist.  In 1935, in the midst of economic catastrophe known as the Great Depression, Constable made a monetary gift to the Episcopal Church to establish the Constable Fund.  Her desire and intent to add periodically to the fund during her lifetime was realized and culminated with a very generous final gift at the time of her death in 1951. The language of Constable’s will states that the fund exists “in perpetuity … to apply the net income for the purposes of the Society, preferably for the work in religious education not provided for within the Society’s budget.

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May
3
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - Holy Family, Jasper

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

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

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

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

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May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing

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Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing May 3rd!

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

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

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Digital Evangelism Workshop

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

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

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

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The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, in Child Hall (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305).

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

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

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

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

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Community Healthcare Services Clinic Ribbon Cutting

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

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

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

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

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival

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

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

Booth Rental Available

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May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People Training

Recognizing Abuse and Exploitation in Elder and Vulnerable Adult Settings

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

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

Trainer: The Rev. Dr. Deborah Silver

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

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May
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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Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Mark’s, LaGrange

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

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

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

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

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I Formation

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

2018 Christian Formation Conference: Coming Home

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

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

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Thomas, Columbus

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

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

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

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

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, in Child Hall (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305).

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

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

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

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

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Aug
1
to Aug 4

2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling

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

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

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Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Benedict's, Smyrna

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

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

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

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

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Oct
22
to Oct 31

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

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

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

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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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Apr
22
9:10 AM09:10

Helping Homeless and Trafficked Youth

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HELP FOR HOMELESS AND TRAFFICKED YOUTH. "This is much more than just a shelter. It's a home." This statement was made by a teen resident of Covenant House Georgia, a place of love and support for homeless and trafficked youth. Join us this Sunday, April 22, 9:15 AM, when Dr. Alie Redd, Executive Director of Covenant House Georgia, shares how this remarkable place ministers to homeless youth, and Rev. Licia Affer talks about her experience spending the night on the sidewalk outside Covenant House Georgia. It's a story you don't want to miss about a way to truly change lives for the better. Free, and open to all.

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Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

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The Schola Cantorum will offer "Music for Compline, Guide Us Waking and Guard us Sleeping: Music for the end of the day from the 15th to the 21st century", Shannon Gallier, conductor. The Schola Cantorum will sing a completely acapella repertoire in the context of Compline and give instruction about the nature of the service. Founded in 1994, the 15 member Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s, Atlanta, is made up of select members of the Canterbury Choir, as well as auditioned members from outside the Parish.

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Live Up to Love

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Join pastors, community leaders and citizens from all over Coweta County for an interfaith Community Unity Service of prayer, motivation, inspiration and fellowship.

A community picnic will be held following the service and there will be activities for children.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Party Like a Preschooler

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Come one come all to Holy Trinity Parish Preschool's annual Party Like a Preschooler event! There will be facepainting, arts & crafts, outdoor games, a cakewalk, and the most excellent Silent Auction, with goods and services donated by preschool families.

There is ample free parking in the church parking lot, and on the surrounding streets. The church is handicap accessible.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Work Day at Zion Church

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The parish of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Hamilton invites you to join us on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 AM in Talbotton, GA as we strive to care for the oldest existing building in the Diocese of Atlanta!

Zion Episcopal Church was built in 1848, and by the grace of God and the hands of some extremely faithful people, still stands today. However, there has not been a regular, sustainable congregation at Zion since the early part of the 20th Century. Zion has stood in the center of Talbotton with nothing more than its history holding it up.

For more information contact Katherine Johnson at djohn57@bellsouth.net.

The button above is linked to a secure server by which you may make your gifts to various organizations online. You may use Visa, MasterCard and online check. All gifts are tax-deductible.

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

HTP Presents: Earth Day Open Mic at Java Monkey

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Come listen, sing, and/or play in celebration of Earth Day at Java Monkey on Friday, April 20, 8:00-11:00 PM.

Many artists performing environmentally themed songs, or simply songs that celebrate the human spirit, in celebration of Earth Day.

If you want to perform, contact Charles Absher, cabsher@comcast.net.

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Apr
19
to Apr 21

Missional Voices National Gathering 2018

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The 2018 Missional Voices National Gathering brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the keynote for the 2018 gathering, with other talks from great voices across the Episcopal Church. The weekend will also include exciting and thought-provoking panel discussions.

Missional Voices is a weekend of thinking, planning, and dreaming about the future ministry in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. It is a place where dynamic incubation of new ideas is the norm – not the exception – and people doing uncommon ministry find support and encouragement. Learn more at mvng.org 

Register today and join the conversation!

Cost:
$89 Early Bird (until Dec. 31st); $99 (includes meals); registration is free to current seminarians

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Bible Art Journaling the Stations of the Resurrection

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Bible Art Journaling during Easter: A Pop-Up Art Studio
A workshop for all ages.
Wednesday evenings, April 18-May 2

The church has a long, robust tradition of marking the stations of the cross and Christ’s experience of suffering and death, with both pilgrimage and artistic expression. And yet, how much more mysterious and peculiar is the event of resurrection? We have the Great 50 Days of Easter to make a go of it. In this series, we will take up the less observed tradition of marking the stations of the resurrection. With all the colors of light, we will explore the resurrection stories in the gospels with mixed media to deepen our experience of the Easter season’s Paschal light.

Bible Art Journaling is a mindful process of engaging with art materials to find answers and make discoveries, and gain insights. Art is powerful, freeing, and healing. We will apply this practical wisdom and artistic process to illuminating the pages of our sacred story. Illumination is where human life, art form and experience come in contact with the black-letter pages of sacred script, so the only experience necessary for this class is the living of your own life. Presented by Rev. Ruth Pattison, director of the Community Pop-up Studio for Practicing the Pastoral Arts at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church in Sandy Springs. Sponsored by the Guild of Ten Talents.

This 3-session workshop series is offered free of charge and materials are provided. Please reserve your spot in advance by April 16, 2018. You can register online or by calling the church office, 404-634-3336.

Learn more at http://stbartsatlanta.org/education/adults/

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Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

The McDonald Lectures with David F. Ford: “Reconciliation in the 21st Century”

David F. Ford, the 2018 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge.

"Reconciliation in the 21st Century" will be his second of two lectures presented at the Candler School of Theology.

Please register for this event by April 10th

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Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Encounter

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ENCOUNTER: 
SIT in Silence, LISTEN with your heart, SHARE with compassion

Our world faces many struggles. Anxiety and fear grab our attention. How can we respond with faithfulness and love to help build a better community?

We have tried debates, arguments, yelling, posts, and tweets. Why not experience the wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition? How might sharing silence with one another help ground us and build deeper relationships?  

When you encounter the broken and wounded heart of another human being, you encounter the broken and wounded heart of God. In spaces of shared silence, we can experience a deeper awareness of God’s presence, and we can begin to experience the transformation that is promised to us.  

Join us in the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall for ENCOUNTER on Sunday, April 15 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

RSVP to Liz Howington
770-536-0126 or office@gracechurchgainesville.org by 4/12/2018.

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Golf Outing and Cookout

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The golf scramble and burger burn will be held starting at 2:00 PM on April 15th at Houston Springs Golf Club in Perry. Join the fun on the links, or just come for the cookout at St. Christopher's at 5:00 PM.

$30 per person covers all fees for the four-man scramble and the cookout afterwards. Non-golfers can enjoy the cookout for only $5.

Contact Doug Lott at 478-952-5524 to RSVP and register your team. Please register by April 14th.

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Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Choir Boys of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

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Join us for a delightful evening of musical gems for boys’ voices by Britten and Poulenc, to name but two of the great composers whose music will be presented in this concert. The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, is one of the most renowned Choirs of Men & Boys in the world. Known worldwide from its many recordings and, throughout modern history, its participation in services on national occasions, most recently HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012) and the funeral of Baroness Thatcher (2013), the Choir’s main responsibility is to sing the daily choral services of St Paul’s Cathedral, for which it maintains one of the largest active choral repertoires of any choir, anywhere.

With Andrew Carwood, Director of Music, and Simon Johnson, Organist.

Program:
Drei Motteten (Op. 39) Felix Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Op. 37, No 1) Felix Mendelssohn
Five Motets George Malcolm
Missa brevis in D (Op. 63) Benjamin Britten
Pie Jesu Gabriel Fauré
Lux aeterna Nadia Boulanger
Litanies à la Vierge noire Francis Poulenc
Fugue sur le nom d’Alain Maurice Duruflé
Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land   C. Hubert H. Parry
The song of the tree of life   Ralph Vaughan Williams
For the fallen Mark Blatchly
How can I keep from singing arr. John Scott
For the beauty of the earth John Rutter

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the British Consulate-General Atlanta.

Patrons: $150 (ADMISSION FOR TWO unreserved seats in Preferred Seating, held until 10 minutes prior to the concert), purchased in advance General: $25 (advance), $30 (day of concert) Senior: $20 (advance), $25 (day of concert) Student: $10 (advance), $15 (day of concert)

For more information:  (404) 365-1050

Tickets available online at www.stphilipscathedral.org/concerts or the Cathedral Book Store, (404) 237-7582.

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Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Chant Workshop 2018

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St. Michael and All Angel’s Episcopal Church is pleased to host Praying Twice: Chant Better – Chant More – Chant Creatively workshops and worship on liturgical chanting featuring:

Ruth Cunningham, founding member of Anonymous 4

Bishop Andrew Waldo, Diocese of Upper SC

Additional workshop leaders include:
Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves
Michael A. Brewer
The Reverend Gary Eichelberger
Dr. Tommy Watson


The goal of the workshop is to emphasize creativity in all styles of chant, giving choir directors, clergy, and singers comfort with chant types including hymns, psalms and liturgical chanting. At the end of the day, participants will have a chance to practice what they’ve learned with a closing Evensong.

Please register for this event by March 23, 2018. The cost is $45.00.

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Education Series: Discovering Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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This talk will look at the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian who met martyrdom at the hands of Nazis. In the first week, we follow his life from a birth in privilege, through his rise as a theologian, then his struggle to free the church of Nazi domination, and finally into his participation in the plot to overthrow the Nazi government. 

We will dive into some of his works, including "Life Together," "The Cost of Discipleship," "Ethics," and the remarkable "Letters and Papers from Prison." The central question will be: "How can churches and individuals of faith respond to evil in places of great power?"

Presenter: Dr. Dan Beck. Dan is an organist, chorister, teacher, and member of St. Bartholomew's. He has a doctorate in divinity.

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Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

McDonald Lecture with David F. Ford: “Jesus in the 21st Century”

David F. Ford, the 2018 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge.

"Jesus in the 21st Century" will be his first of two lectures presented at the Candler School of Theology.

Please register for this event by April 3rd.

 

 

MCDONALD LECTURES WITH DAVID F. FORD: “RECONCILIATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
11:00 AM  12:40 PM
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David F. Ford, the 2018 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge.

"Reconciliation in the 21st Century" will be his second of two lectures presented at the Candler School of Theology.

Please register for this event by April 10th

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Apr
6
to Apr 7

Mountain Top Spring Lecture

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Dr. Justin L. Barrett joined the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011 as Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and served as the Director of the Thrive Center for human development from 2011-2014. He is currently the chief project developer for the office of science, Theology and Religion Initiatives (STAR) and as of January 2018, serves as acting dean of the School of Psychology. "Are Humans Hardwired To Believe in God?" is the title of the lecture on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Please RSVP for this event by April 6th. $60 online or $70 at the door.

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Grand (re)Opening of Highpoint Episcopal Community Church’s Art Ministry

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Local artist Karen Mosbacher will be the leadoff artist for the Grand (re)Opening of Highpoint Episcopal Community Church’s Art Ministry. Karen paints her impressions of the music that she is hearing, whereby each line, shape, and color takes on the fluidity of the music. Look for articles about this show appearing in upcoming issues of the Sandy Springs Reporter and the Nextdoor Highpoint. The center will probably be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

There will be a public reception on Thursday, April 5, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Choral Stations of the Cross

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This year, the Stations will be enhanced by musical meditations taken from “Return to Me” by Taylor Scott Davis and Terry York. These will be performed by St. Anne’s Adult Choir with Erin Cassel on cello and Julie McClatchey on piano. The work is designed as “a musical journey through the Stations of the Cross…[and] the text is intended to create a conversation between ancient scripture texts and current hard speech” (quotes from the composers). One of the most powerful examples of this is in the final section, ”No crying he makes”, which contrasts Jesus’ birth with his death by using the same imagery.

We are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to reflect on the Passion of the Christ. Join us; bring your family and friends. Childcare will be provided. It will be a moving and enriching experience for all. Free.

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Mar
27
to Mar 29

Spiritual Direction Counseling and Word

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The Rev Karen B. Montagno, an Episcopal priest and Director of Congregational Resources and Training (CRT) for the Diocese of Massachusetts, will provide Spiritual Direction Workshops and Individual Counseling. 

What is Spiritual Direction?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 11:00-11:45 AM

Musical Meditation by Kathye J. Gary, Soloist
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Seeking the Face of Jesus
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Musical Meditation by Audrey Reese, Violinist
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Walking with Jesus
(meditation, prayer and song in the African American tradition)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Teaching on the Agape Meal Agape Dinner
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 6:00 PM

Individual Spiritual Direction Counseling
Wednesday and Thursday, March 28-29, 2018, 10:30-11:45 AM
Please call for an appointment. 404-755-6654

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Mar
26
to Mar 28

Voices of Faith: God in the City

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God is with us, here, on the streets and in the relationships of our here and now. God is in the city. Yet, as Christians, we are not alone in seeking the divine life within this shared city space of Atlanta. This Holy Week, join us in an exploration of the perspectives of faith communities within the Abrahamic tradition of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Our intention is that, by listening for the insights of those beyond our framework of faith, we might find our own enriched, as we reflect together on the meaning of faith and of being a holy people, set apart to be God’s hands and feet in the world. God is on the move around and about us.

Rabbi Neil Sandler, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta
Monday, March 26

Kemal Korucu, Southeast Islamic Community Center
Tuesday March 27

Dr. Dominic Erdozain, Author and Visiting Scholar Emory University
Wednesday March 28

We hope you will join us for this three-part lunch series. A buffet lunch will be available each day for $7; the discussion with our invited faith leader will begin by 12:15 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend.

Please RSVP for each lunch by 3/23/2018 on our website at allsaintsatlanta.org/voices-of-faith or contact Lauri Begley at 404–267–4273 or lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Dreaming Together | Sonando Juntos Pilgrimage with Immigrants and Refugees

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Come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, 3/25/18, at 4pm for the second annual Dreaming Together/Sonando Juntos pilgrimage walk including people who came to the U.S. by immigration, refugee process, or birth. This walk is a 1.5 mile spiritual journey from  St. Bede's lower parking lot, past New American Pathways offices, and ending with Eucharist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office on Parklake Drive. Along the way, we will hear stories of our immigrant and refugee neighbors, pray, and read scripture. Any offering collected will go to St. Bede’s Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees fund which provides support to families with a member in ICE custody. 

Rain or shine: If it is pouring, we’ll stay in the Bede’s building. 

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Phoenix Flies at St. Anne's

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THE PHOENIX FLIES: A CELEBRATION OF ATLANTA’S HISTORIC SITES at St. Anne’s Sunday, March 18, 12:00—1:00 PM and Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM.

Returning for its 14th year, The Phoenix Flies “provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen...Atlanta’s historic built environment,” according to the Atlanta Preservation Center. For the second year, St. Anne’s will be included in the celebration, for our stunning stained-glass windows and amazing Flentrop organ. On Sunday, March 18, there will be an informational tour of St. Anne’s windows and Flentrop organ. Come enjoy the program with your family (it follows our 10:30 service). There will be stained glass coloring pages for the kiddos! Come Saturday, March 24 for an extended  tour of our windows, the fabulous and currently very popular mid-century architecture, and a fascinating informational session and demonstration of the Flentrop organ by Dr. Joyce Schemanske, plus a demonstration of the organ’s functionality using a plexiglass mockup.

This event is free of charge. If you have any questions, please contact pcobb@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

March For Our Lives - Atlanta

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ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a way to help students raise awareness for sensible gun legislation? We are in need of 200+ peace marshals for our event.

Peace marshals play a critical role in helping marchers safely navigate their way along the route on the day of the march.

Volunteer peace marshals must be 18 or older and plan to attend a brief training session.

To sign up, submit this form by 3/22/2018: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/1yJwJaLPIBEBR58rqldO7s9hGZ_ZTjh0XvsIz209AAdI/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true

And for more information about the event, visit:
www.facebook.com/@mfolgeorgia

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