Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Summer Bear Camps
May
28
to Jul 26

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Summer Bear Camps

  • 805 Mount Vernon Highway Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Summer Bear Camps offer Athletic, STEAM, Fine Arts, and Academic Day Camps for rising PK-5 through 12th grade students! Our camps are open to the public and offer a wide variety of fun activities – you’re sure to find camp options that your student will love! Learn more by visiting our website.

Camps costs range from $160-$435 depending on the duration and content of the camp.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Summer Bear Camps are open to both HIES and non-HIES students. Invite your friends to stay at HIES with you this summer!

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Jun
17
to Jun 21

“CAMP CRADDOCK” AT HOLY FAMILY CHURCH IN JUNE 2019

  • 202 Griffith Rd Jasper, GA 30143 (map)
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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family will collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club of Pickens County to provide a pilot program of Camp Craddock on the 40-acre Holy Family campus in Jasper. Utilizing the Nature Trails, ample green space, and conference facility with covered pavilion, the 50 children will have plenty of room for hiking and exercise, as well as arts and craft experiences. A story from the “book of the day” will set the theme, and children will learn songs, play games, and create their own theme-related “snacks” to eat. Volunteers will help direct activities and oversee the safety and well-being of the campers. Although the children in the Boys and Girls Club program can attend during the summer, the day camp experience will be new for them.

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The Craddock Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Cherry Log, GA. The Center was started in 2001 by the late Dr. Fred Craddock, Professor Emeritus of Homiletics at Candler School of Theology, and his wife, Nettie. The mission of the Center is to enrich the lives of children and families in Southern Appalachia through service. Educational and cultural programs are presented by the Children’s Enrichment Program through which arts specialists deliver “happy and hope” to children in the Head Start and Pre-K programs of nine counties in GA, TN and NC. In the 2017-18 academic year 64 classrooms totaling 1,344 children received regular half-hour music and movement instruction, storytelling, and puppet shows, all provided free of charge. The arts specialists use props, voices, sign language, and movement to create learning experiences that build school readiness, emerging literacy skills, and creativity while building self-esteem for the children in these underserved areas. A traveling program of summertime day-camp experiences at Camp Craddock has been presented by mission groups from across the country at trailer parks and public housing areas for the past several years in Gilmer and Fannin Counties in an effort to bridge the summer learning gap.


As part of the week’s activities, the Craddock Center’s Story Express book mobile will also make appearances at Camp Craddock. The children will have the opportunity to choose their own new books to take home with them on the last day of camp. In addition to the snacks, the children will receive free lunches from a sponsored lunch program each day.

This event is open to participants of Pickens County Georgia Boys and Girls Club. Fees are to be determined by Pickens Boys and Girls Club. RSVP by June 15, 2019. To RSVP, please call 770-893-4525.


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Jun
22
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, June 22nd, at the Cathedral of St. Philip (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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Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Courage to Grow Old

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On July 6, 2019, the Sisters of St. Mary will be welcoming Barbara Cawthorne Crafton to lead a quiet day entitled, “The Courage to Grow Old.” As Crafton puts it, “I think growing older is both funny and sad, but mostly it just makes me grateful to be alive and able to reflect. I have been an Episcopal priest for 33 years and have had extensive experience in ministering with the elderly. Now, I am growing old myself. I hate it when people are ashamed of being old. We should be proud!” Join us in this celebration of life!

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Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, retreat leader, and writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Episcopal Life, and other publications. She is the author of many books. In addition to her online community, the Geranium Farm, she has served a number of churches, including historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, St. John's-in-the-Village in Greenwich Village, St. Clement's in Manhattan's theatre district and St. James Church in Florence, Italy. She was a maritime chaplain on the New York waterfront, and served as a chaplain at Ground Zero after the attack on the World Trade Center.

Please register online or call us at 931-598-0046. The registration is $50 with a non-refundable deposit of $25. Limited guest accommodations are available at the convent! Please call or email Sister Hannah at sisterhannahcsm@gmail.com.

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Jul
15
to Jul 17

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

  • The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. (map)
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Now more than ever, communities across the United States are facing unprecedented natural and human-caused disasters. Spiritual first-aid is an essential part of response and recovery, and volunteer chaplains are on the front lines in delivering disaster human service operations and disaster site operations.

The Beecken Center—in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)—invites clergy and lay spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this disaster chaplaincy training on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, July 15–17, 2019. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. 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 best practices in disaster spiritual care.


Registration

Laypersons and clergy of all faiths are welcome to attend, pending the requirements listed below. Ordination as clergy or any other professional certification are not required.

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Participants must be endorsed for this training by the senior religious leader who has jurisdiction over their ministry; or a credentialed religious caregiver or leader; or the senior executive to which they report; or registrants must currently serve as a chaplain. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation. Registrants must provide a signed endorsement to complete registration (PDFs preferred).

This course is compliant with National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and incorporates FEMA Incident Command System (FEMA IS 100) trainingRegistrants must complete FEMA IS 100 training to attend. It also complies with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Points of Consensus for Disaster Spiritual Care.

For more information, contact the Beecken Center via e-mail, or call 800-722-1974. The training will commence at 8:15 a.m. (CST) on Monday, July 15, and will conclude at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Download a schedule here.


Tuition: $570

Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and all training materials. Lodging is not included. A discounted room rate will be available for a small block of rooms at the Sewanee Inn on a first-come, first-served basis. Details will be sent with your registration confirmation. For nearby accommodations other than the Sewanee Inn, visit our accommodations page.

Register here >

The training will commence at 8:15 a.m. (CST) on Monday, July 15, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Download a schedule here.

Prior to the training, all participants must complete FEMA Incident Command System (FEMA IS 100) training.

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Jul
16
to Jul 24

SUMMA Debate Camp

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SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is inviting high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2019 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 16–24 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!

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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!

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

  • "Churches should be gun free zones,"

  • "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," 

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
19
to Jul 21

Centering Prayer Retreat

  • 6700 Riverside Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30328 (map)
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Centering Prayer Retreat offered by Contemplative Outreach Atlanta at Ignatius House on July 19-21, 2019. Delve into a deeply spiritual retreat at Ignatius House through Centering Prayer, mindful walking on beautiful natural trails, gentle yoga and transformational insights from Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO. Directed by Cathy Hightower, Mark Dannenfelser,, and Maggie Winfrey.  Centering Prayer is a method that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation by cultivating interior silence and purity of heart, distilled from the profound and ancient teachings of the Christian contemplative heritage first evident in the early Desert Fathers and Mothers.  To register, go to Calendar at https://ignatiushouse.org, or directly at   Or call 404-255-0503. Registration ends on July 18, 2019.

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Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilio

  • 202 Griffith Rd Jasper, GA 30143-2752 (map)
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Big pots of shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage will be served with delicious homemade desserts, sweet tea and lemonade! All served in a beautiful covered outdoor setting! Music provided again by Jesse James! A wonderful North Georgia event!

This is the 3rd Low Country Boil by Holy Family Resource and Outreach Ministries. Each has been very successful in raising money and awareness for the local non profits and other charitable organizations. RAIN OR SHINE!

The event costs $25 per person. Call this number to reserve your spot today! 770-893-4525

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

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

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Aug
3
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, August 3rd, at the Cathedral of St. Philip (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
18
1:20 PM13:20

Day at the Braves

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Path To Shine® invites you to Day at the Braves on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:20 P.M. Come out and see our hometown team play the L.A. Dodgers. 

Tickets are $23 and include a T-shirt. 

All proceeds benefit Path To Shine® 

On game day, stop by St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church-Smyrna for pregame worship. It begins at 10:30 a.m., and it is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Episcopalians across the Diocese of Atlanta. 

Register using the link below or by contacting Path To Shine® by emailing Christopher@pathtoshine.org 

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Aug
19
to Jan 29

Colloquy for Clergy Women of Color

  • 701 S. Columbia Drive PO Box 520 Decatur, GA 30031 (map)
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This colloquy is for clergy leaders who are women of color in ministry leadership contexts. This is a peer-mentoring experience for those seeking collegial support and challenge. Participants will explore and share experiences in mediating dynamics of ethnicity, race, and gender in their work as pastoral leaders and how these experiences influence their self-identity as clergy in the current landscape. The colloquy will include a focus on navigating transitions during the trajectory of their vocational calling. Many transitions that are perceived as normative for male clergy may hold different and unique challenges for women of color. Participation in both sessions, August 2019 and January 2020, is expected.

Location: Harrington Center 222 and other locations on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary.

With: Karma Bowen-Johnson, Lilian “Luky” Cotto and Jihyun Oh. Bowen-Johnson serves as the Assistant Pastor of Turner Monumental AME Church in Atlanta, GA and Director of Director of Christian Education for both the Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference (ANGC) and the Atlanta East District of the AME Church. Cotto, a native of Guatemala, serves as a missionary of the United Methodist Church’s GBGM – National Plan for Hispanic-Latino Ministry and is engaged in church planting in New Jersey. Oh currently serves as Manager, Call Process Support and Assistant Stated Clerk for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served as interim pastor, associate pastor and hospital chaplain.  

Sample Schedule: Monday 1:30 – 5:00 PM, group dinner on campus at 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and group dinner out (included!); Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Program Fees: $550, includes two breakfasts, two dinners, one lunch during each of the two sessions.

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Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - All Saints' in Warner Robins

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

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

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

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

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Sep
7
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, September 7th, at a TBD location.

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.  Registration is available online. 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
23
to Sep 25

Clergy Conference


Clergy Conference is September 23-25, 2019 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.  Look for registration information coming soon. 

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The speaker will be Rev. Martin Smith.  Rev. Martin Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church as writer, spiritual director, retreat leader, and teacher exploring contemporary spirituality. A priest since 1971, he most recently served as the Senior Associate Rector at St Columba’s church in Washington, D.C., in the Diocese of Washington, while continuing to travel widely for his teaching ministry.  He retired in July 2012, and continues to devote himself to writing, preaching and the leading of retreats and workshops.  More information on Rev. Smith here: http://allsaintssouthport.org/smith/

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Ugly Pants 2019

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Georgia is pleased to announce Ugly Pants 2019 will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Dogwood Golf Club in Austell, Georgia.  Tee-time is 10 o’clock A.M. 

This event will include: Breakfast prior to the 10AM tee-time, our usual CHEATS package to add opportunities to make up for less-than-stellar shots, goodie bags (with treats) to keep you going, post-tournament buffet lunch with competition prizes, and a gray vest with logo for all players. Please remember to indicate your vest size upon registration. 

Ugly Pants 2019 will have two new components: 

$25,000.00  to any one who manages to score a hole-in-one in one of our designated holes, and; a live auction, following the tournament, will give the highest bidder the chance to win $1,000,000.00 for a hole-in-one at another designated hole. 

All proceeds go to Missions & Outreach at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. For more information about our programs and organizations we support, please visit us on the web at http://www.mysaintb.org/missionandoutreach 

The deadline for early-bird foursome rate of $600 is June 30, 2019.  See you on the GREEN!

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Gifts from God: A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality and Sexuality

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Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this workshop as we engage in healthy and honest discussions about spirituality and sexuality. We will not attempt to convince one another to adopt any view, but rather offer a safe and sacred space to share knowledge, and to engage in open and honest dialogue. Tools will be provided for participants to engage in healthy discussion around sex, sexuality, and spirituality.

Dr. Westina Matthews, Adjunct Professor, Center for Christian Spirituality, General Theological Seminary and the Rev. Tommie Watkins, Jr, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, AL will facilitate.

For more information email centerforracialhealing@episcopalatlanta.org. Registration is $10.

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Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA DINNER 2019

The Diocesan Hispanic Ministries Commission invites you to the annual Taste of Latin America Celebration and Dinner on October 12. Parishioners from our 12 Hispanic Churches will bring authentic dishes from their cultures for this special potluck meal. There will be music, singing, dancing, a raffle, silent auction and a piñata for the children. Admission is free, though donations will be used to help our friends in Latin America and the Caribbean. Come join the Fun!

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Oct
15
to Oct 17

Fall Artists in Residence

  • 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)
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Choose to work with one of four talented artists during this three day intensive instructional workshop at Lake Logan during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You will leave the workshop with your own works of art and new skills to last a lifetime.

Your overnight registration include three instruction days, two nights lodging, and seven meals (lunch Tuesday through lunch Thursday), and all applicable taxes.  Double occupancy: $600 Single occupancy: $725  Commuter registration includes three instruction days, four meals (dinner Tuesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, lunch Thursday), and all applicable taxes.  Commuter: $400  Art supplies are not included in the registration fee. A complete supply list will be provided prior to the retreat.

To register, please call 828-646-0095. Register by October 8, 2019.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
TUESDAY

11 AM - 1 PM   Check in
Noon             Lunch
1 - 5:30 PM     Workshop
6 PM               Dinner
7  - 9 PM         Workshop

WEDNESDAY
8 AM               Breakfast
9 AM - Noon   Workshop
Noon               Lunch
1 - 5:30 PM     Workshop
6 PM               Dinner
Evening         Open Studio

THURSDAY
8 AM               Breakfast
9 AM - Noon   Workshop
Noon             Lunch
1 - 5 PM           Optional Studio Time

ARTISTS

PAM GRANGER GALE
MARBLING ON PAPER
Pam Granger Gale has been making paper since 1984 and marbling paper since 1988.  She graduated from Limestone College in 1978 with a BA in Art Education.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and has been educating children for over 25 years through public education and private lessons. 

Pam uses the ancient techniques of Chinese papermakers to make note cards, stationery, journals, lamps, and scrapbooking paper. She has taught a week long papermaking course at John C. Campbell Folk School and studied papermaking with Peter Sowiski and Frank Brannon.

Learn and experience the marvelous world of marbling!! This historic process has developed in Japan from floating ink on water (Suminagashi) to Turkey where it is known as ebru. We will experiment on papers of all types. You will leave with lots of knowledge, papers, and ideas for your own projects. We will make small booklets for use of your papers.

BEE SIEBURG
BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING
From pastoral scenes of old barns in the Western North Carolina area to interior views of a manor house in England, not much escapes Bee Sieburg’s eye or her brush. At the same time, her works show the influences of her many interests and rich life. As a long-term professional florist, Bee captures the innate beauty of blooms and petals in her still lifes, preferring, as she often does with her paintings, compositions with a variety of color, shape and texture.

Whether a beginning artist looking to gain confidence or a seasoned artist wanting to loosen up your style, Bee Sieburg’s fresh and bold approach to oil painting will inspire you. Using a process taught by her mentor, Artist Connie Winters, Bee will demonstrate her method of painting from beginning to end, teaching you each step so you can bring out your own style. Bee’s encouragement and creativity are infectious and her classes are filled with fun.

Bee will lead her students in finding the beauty in everything around them and that inspiration can be as close as the nearest window. All with the primary goal of ensuring everyone enjoys painting as much as she does.  

JANE SMITHERS
MIXED MEDIA JOURNALING
Aspects of Jane’s personal history are much like some of the impressionists: being self-taught and having chosen art relatively late in life. This new purpose is a journey in itself, and the art has become a source of faith and spirituality- an awakening to new levels of consciousness.

Jane was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Ponce, Puerto Rice and have lived in London, Houston, TX, Cashiers, NC, and New York City where she now lives, teaches, and works in the Conservation Objects department of the Metropolitan Museum of art.

KAREN WEIHS 
PALETTE KNIFE APPROACH TO OIL PAINTING
Using mostly palette knives and particular brushes, Weihs applies pigment in lush impasto layers interspersed with thin glazes that enrich colors and result in canvases that glow with mysterious light and form. The vague forms and evocative spaces in her paintings become magnets that draw audiences into the mystery of creation by way of human imagination.

In this workshop, Karen reveals her innovative and intuitive pairing technique that is, to quickly create imaginary landscapes defined by ethereal atmosphere and palpable textures.  Karen helps her students strive for the big breakthroughs when one finally leans to let go of outcomes to trust in the moment of their creative intuition.

MEGAN TICHY
PAINTING THE FIGURE WITH IMAGINATION
From her earliest years, Megan Tichy has been inspired by the human figure.  She uses a variety of media including ink, watercolor, collage, colored pencils, acrylic and oil paint to explore the realm between realism and surrealism in her portrait paintings.

Megan specializes in portrait painting. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and her work has been exhibited in the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND and the Rose Gallery at the Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. She currently teaches portraiture and acrylic painting classes for children and adults at Majik Studios in Asheville, NC. 

“Painting the Figure with Imagination”  will guide you to create a meaningful portrait or figure that combines realism with the imagination. Breaking beyond the barriers of simple figure study, we will explore imaginative ways to bring the work to the 'next level' through use of color, mixed media collage, and ink.

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Nov
1
11:30 AM11:30

2019 United Thank Offering Grant

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The 2019 United Thank Offering Grant Session will focus on the following: GO: Crossing the boundaries created by race, culture and economics to create communities that listen deeply and learn to love like Jesus.

The 2019 Grants are due on the following dates:

Young Adult: November 1st, 2019
Seminarian: November 1st, 2019

Joy Boyden is the United Thank Offering Diocesan Representative for the Diocese of Atlanta.  If you have a grant to submit or questions, you may reach her at jjboyden45@gmail.com.

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Nov
28
11:30 AM11:30

Thanksgiving at Lake Logan Conference Center

  • 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)
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Eat, drink, and be thankful at Lake Logan this Thanksgiving. Join us for feast, family, fellowship, and fun. After you enjoy your delicious buffet lunch with all the traditional favorites prepared by our talented chef, you and your family can spend time enjoying the grounds and lake. You don't have to cook, clean, or entertain. That's certainly something to be thankful for!

Dining alone this Thanksgiving? We will have a community table!

Seating times available at 11:30 AM, Noon, 12:30 PM, 1 PM, and 1:30 PM. Reservations are required. This event will sell out, so we recommend reserving your place at the table early. Reservations must be made by November 22, 2019. Reservations and overnight accommodations are available by contacting us at 828-646-0095 ext 102 or info@lakelogan.org.

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

Advent Retreat with Jeannie Dubose

  • 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)
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Jeannie Dubose is an author, illustrator, and spiritual director.   As an experienced facilitator and retreat leader, Jeannie works with a variety of institutions and groups, including churches, schools, prisons, and wellness centers. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she received a masters in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and a certificate in spiritual formation from Columbia Theological Seminary.  Her private practice is located in Black Mountain, NC. 

Jeannie and her husband raised their three children in Atlanta; they currently make their home in Montreat, NC.  She has written and illustrated two memoirs: The Mother Daughter Dance and Tending the Fire: The Story of a Marriage. To learn more about Jeannie’s work, visit www.jeanniedubose.org.

Overnight includes lodging, three meals, the program, and taxes.   Double: $210  Single: $250  Commuter includes two meals, the program, and taxes.  $160

To register, please call 828-646-0095. Please register by December 2, 2019.

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Jun
17
to Jun 19

Ending Mass Incarceration: Let My People Go!

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church (map)
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The vision of the conference is for clergy, faith and community leaders, organizers, families and persons impacted by incarceration to be equipped with practical tools to dismantle the systems and structures that undergird the industry of mass imprisonment.

Over the span of three days, attendees will learn from some of the nation’s prominent thought leaders in the work of faith-based criminal justice reform. Dynamic plenaries, hands-on workshops, expert panels and compelling documentary films will be offered to arm faith communities with resources to effectively engage in the fight against the rise of the prison-industrial complex. 

Specifically, the conference will give congregations tools they can use such as bail-out and record expungement events to be effective in their faith-based criminal justice system activism.

Conference Goals and Objectives
• To convene, train and equip faith leaders and their communities with practical tools to work locally to transform the lives of persons impacted by mass incarceration
• To organize faith communities around strategic legislative agendas at local, state, and national levels
• To develop a strategy for reframing public understanding of mass incarceration 
• To organize an ongoing national multifaith network for partners focused on abolishing mass incarceration 

Who Should Attend?
• Pastors, Rabbis, Priests, Imams, and justice-seeking faith leaders
• Faith and Community Leaders
• Persons Impacted by Incarceration 
• Organizers
• Advocates 
• Elected Officials
•      Educators

Conveners
•      Auburn Seminary, New York
•      Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta
•      The Temple, Atlanta

Sponsors
•      The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
•      Atlanta Jewish Community Relations Council
•      Public Square
•      Reform Georgia
•      Southern Center for Human Rights
•      TNTP. Reimagine Teaching
•      The New Georgia Project
•      Georgia Power

Register early and save!

$50— EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS MAY 15TH

$100— ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS  JUNE 12

$150— ONSITE REGISTRATION JUNE 17

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

St. Jude's Homecoming Celebration

Bishop Wright will preside over a festive Holy Eucharist to commemorate the return of the Hispanic congregation to their original home at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Marietta. Please join the people of St. Jude’s on June 16, to welcome their Spanish speaking brothers and sisters back home.

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

13th Annual Flower, Garden and Liturgical Arts Festival

  • 260 Warwoman Road Clayton, GA, 30525 United States (map)
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We will be celebrating "Women of Faith" with demonstrations on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Friday's topic will be "Feminine Celebration Flowers" with Bev Mannes from our Flower Guild. Saturday's topic will be "Growing Wild Things in a Polite Neighborhood" with Linda Fraser, a botanical artist who specializes in native plants of the southeastern United States. The church grounds will be full of beautiful arrangements.

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

2019 Missional Voices National Gathering

  • Christ Church Cathedral (map)
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The 2019 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. This year’s focus will be on what we can learn about God’s mission from those engaged in difficult situations. We'll hear from people leading refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, parishes after natural disasters, and more.

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.

Register today for $99 and join the conversation!


Thursday, June 13

What gifts do our communities offer? What assets exist in our neighborhoods? Where is God already working among us? When individuals and parishes go through disasters, they learn to view their communities in new ways. Leaders from Episcopal Relief & Development will guide us through some practices to help us do that same work, before a disaster happens.

Friday, June 14

Six innovative voices will share their stories, and then we will reflect together on where we see God at work in those stories. We'll hear from people leading parishes, refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, and more.

Saturday, June15

This is where we get to practice what we've learned. On Saturday, leaders from around the church will guide us through hands-on learning sessions where we get to learn tools and strategies to help us in our communities.

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Jun
12
to Jun 14

Invite Welcome Connect Summit 2019

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Registration is now open for the fourth Invite Welcome Connect Summit, held once again on the beautiful campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee! Join us June 12–14, 2019 as newcomers and seasoned practitioners from around the world come together to work, share ideas, and learn more about this powerful ministry.

In addition to plenary talks and presentations, there will be workshops introducing first-timers to Invite Welcome Connect, and workshops for more experienced practitioners who want to further explore the theological truths and practicalities of each aspect of this ministry: Invite, Welcome, and Connect.

Information on preachers, plenary speakers, workshops, and workshop leaders will be posted in the New Year, but in the meantime registration is now open!


Pricing:
Single residential hall-style room: $395
Double residential hall-style room: $365
Commuter rate (no accommodation): $275

Meals are included.

For travel information and nearby accommodations, visit our accommodations page.

For more information about Invite Welcome Connect, visit our website at invitewelcomeconnect.sewanee.edu.

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Jun
12
11:40 AM11:40

Remembering the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
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All Saints' Atlanta will remember the events of four years ago on the  anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando by joining with organizations around the world in tolling our bell 49 times to honor the memory of the 49 people killed, demonstrate support for the survivors, and spread compassion and love in our community and beyond. 


After the tolling of the bell, Bruce Garner, Chair of the Commission on LGBTQ+ Ministry for the Diocese of Atlanta, will offer the sermon and reflection on the tragedy during our Wednesday Eucharist.

We also invite volunteers to join us at 11:45 a.m. in the bell tower to help us toll the bell. For more information, contact Bruce Garner at bruce.garner@att.net.

All Saints' is across the street from the North Avenue MARTA Station

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Dances for Peace: A Service of Pentecost with Dances and Songs

  • 634 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308 (map)
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At our Pentecost service this year, we will celebrate the birthday of the church with a multicultural, intergenerational celebration to give thanks for the beautiful diversity of the human family in all its forms.

We will fuse movement with multicultural worship as refugee friends who participate in our Refugee Ministries program from East and Central Africa, the Middle East, Bhutan/Nepal, and Myanmar lead us in the dance and song.

Don’t forget to wear red (the color of Pentecost) and come share in the beauty and joy of the celebration!

Following our Dances for Peace service, we will continue our celebration of the birthday of the church during our Parish Picnic with international flair. Enjoy great food, fun entertainment (including a fire dancer), and even a visit from local firemen in their firetruck. The cost of lunch is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 3-12. RSVP at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings or online at https://allsaintsatlanta.org/parishpicnic. No need to pay if you don’t plan to eat lunch at the picnic; you are welcome to come and just enjoy the entertainment and fellowship.

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Be Part of the Solution - Confronting Human Sex Trafficking

  • 805 Mount Vernon Highway NW Atlanta, GA 30327 (map)
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Holy Innocents' is honored to welcome author, speaker and women’s advocate Katherine Lee to our church for a discussion of one of the most prevalent and abhorrent social injustices of our time: sex trafficking. Join us on Saturday, June 8 from 10AM-12PM as Katherine increases our awareness of how sex trafficking affects our communities, why it happens, who is at risk, and what we can do to make a difference. For questions or more info, contact Nancy Warner via email at
nancy@dnwarner.com
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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Seedtime & Harvest Gardens & Greenhouse Plant Sale

  • 737 Woodland Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30316 United States (map)
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The Seedtime & Harvest plant sale features beautiful flowers for your pollinators, including Shasta daisies, goldenrod, cannas, hostas, daylilies, bergamot and agastache. We have plenty of milkweed and bronze fennel for butterfly larvae and culinary herbs as well. For late season harvest we have cherry tomatoes and a special on large tomatoes, peppers and eggplant for $1 a plant. Come fill in your beds and extend your harvest with our last plant sale until September.

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

  • 316 North Peachtree Parkway Peachtree City, GA, 30269 United States (map)
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Do you seek the still small voice of God? Do you seek a more intimate relationship with God? Come and find a way to deepen your relationship with God.


Contemplative Outreach of Atlanta offers an Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop at St Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  The registration fee is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register online, click the button below !


(Included in this program are six follow-up workshops beginning on Tuesday, June 11th, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm to continue the series ... The series will introduce participants to the four simple steps of Centering Prayer and provide opportunities to practice the discipline in daily life. If you have any additional questions, please contact Maggie Winfrey at coatlantageorgia@gmail.com .)

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Jun
6
to Jun 9

Call to Personal and Global 3-Night Retreat by Edwina Gateley

In the midst of our violent and hurting world, we will explore how God as Lover, Healer and Seducer ever invites us to new possibilities and to believe in our potential to make a difference.  Through scripture and contemporary stories, we will explore how we are called to recognize and nurture God's presence in our world and in ourselves.

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Born in Lancaster, England, Edwina Gateley's educational experiences have awarded her a Teacher's Degree from her home country, a Masters in Theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and certification as an HIV Counselor in the State of Illinois. From 1981 to 1982, Edwina lived for nine months in prayer and solitude in a hermitage in Illinois.  In 1983 she spent over a year on the streets of Chicago walking with the homeless and women involved with prostitution.  In 1983 she founded Genesis House, a house of hospitality and nurturing for women involved in prostitution.  As the author of 15 books and recipient of 16 national and international awards, Edwina's work and ministry has been publicly commended by numerous groups and individuals in the public eye.  She is currently writing, giving talks and leading retreats both nationally and internationally.  She also continues to work with women in recovery though her small foundation, Sophia's Circle.

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This is a silent retreat. Retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.  The cost for this 3-night retreat is $445. Register by clicking the online link or calling 404-255-0503.

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Jun
6
to Jun 9

Call to Personal and Global Transformation - with Edwina Gateley

  • 6700 Riverside Drive Sandy Springs, GA, 30328 United States (map)
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Join author Edwina Gateley for this 3-night retreat. In the midst of our violent and hurting world, we will explore how God as Lover, Healer and Seducer ever invites us to new possibilities and to believe in our potential to make a difference.  Through scripture and contemporary stories, we will explore how we are called to recognize and nurture God's presence in our world and in ourselves.

Register by June 5, 2019 using the link below.

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for Bishop Frank Kellogg Allan

A memorial service for The Right Reverend Frank Kellogg Allan, retired eighth Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Philip. A reception will follow in Child Hall. Livestream of the service is also available at cathedralATL.org/stream

Bishop Allan died on May 24, 2019. The diocese mourns his passing and celebrates his faithful service to The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Atlanta.

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

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

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

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

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

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training- St. Pauls

  • 605 Reynolds Street Augusta, GA, 30901 United States (map)
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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 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance.

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

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May
31
to Jun 2

One River Wisdom Retreat: Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

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Celebrating his 10th anniversary as a spiritual advice columnist, Rabbi Rami Shapiro teams up with The Rev. Gordon Peerman to help us deepen our questions and learn to live with unknowing. Rami will pose his most troubling questions to Gordon and Gordon will pose his to Rami, and we will all pose our questions to them and one another in a deep dive into self-inquiry and the quest to make meaning out of the mystery of our own lives. Come with questions. Leave with even more.

Rabbi Rami is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by May 24, 2019.

Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters.

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

High Mass for the Feast of the Ascension

  • 1068 North Highland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States (map)
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Please join us on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm, for the Feast of the Ascension, which is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Ascension Day celebrates Christ’s exaltation. While on earth, He was a servant. Now in heaven, He is the ruler and Lord of all. By entering heaven as the representative of humanity, He completed the work of our salvation and guarantees the eventual glorification of all who love Him. Just as Jesus went up in the clouds, He will return the same way. Mark your calendar and remember to join us for this very important occasion in the life of the church. All are welcome!

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Haiti Summer Fest

  • 400 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Norcross, GA 30071 (map)
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Christ Church Episcopal will be having our annual Summer Fest to celebrate our partnership with the parish of St. Joseph’s of Arimathea and to raise money for the teachers' salaries at the school. Tickets are now on sale—$25/person or $60/family of three or more—and at the church office.  

Again this year, Daphne Gary has generously offered to prepare this culinary delight for all palates and the details of the menu will be coming soon. Also included in this party is a live auction, a silent auction, special music, activities for children and youth (it’s a family affair), along with a few special surprises. We would also like to have some very special items to be included in our auctions.  If you have any items you would like to donate, please contact the church office atoffice@ccnorcross.org or phone 770/447-1166.

Over eleven years ago we entered into a relationship with the school at St. Joseph’s of Arimathea, a relationship that has lots of love.  As a result, we are now providing education to over 400 students.  To quote Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world.”

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Healing Voices Author Series at St. Paul's: Becca Stevens

  • 576 Roscoe Road Newnan, GA, 30263 United States (map)
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Becca Stevens, author of LOVE HEALS

After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was 5, Becca longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. In 1997 five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home.

Twenty years later, the organization continues to welcome women with free residences that provide housing, medical care, therapy and education for two years. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four social enterprises. The Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,800 women worldwide, and the national network has more than 40 sister communities. Becca has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News and NPR, was recently named a 2016 CNN Hero and a White House “Champion of Change.” She was featured in the PBS documentary, A Path Appears, named Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America and inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. Stevens attended the University of the South and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has been conferred 2 honorary doctorates. Her newest book, Love Heals, was published by Harper Collins in September of 2017. Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.

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May
19
11:40 AM11:40

Founders Day Picnic PLUS

  • 3098 St. Anne's Lane NW Atlanta, GA 30327 Canada (map)
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Come to St. Anne’s Sunday, May 19 for a picnic PLUS! Plus bounce houses, live music, face painting, dessert bake-off, and Holy Comforter Church plants/arts/crafts for sale (so be sure to come prepared to buy something that catches your eye)!

Picnic is $7/adult, $5/child, $25 family max. 3098

St. Anne’s Lane, Atlanta 30327

404.237.5589

 www.saintannes.com.

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day Celebration

  • 5725 Fords Road Acworth, GA, 30101 United States (map)
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Join us in learning conservation tips from some of Georgia's leading environmental organizations. Sharing their time and expertise with us will be the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Sierra Club, Georgia Extension Service, and Georgia Conservancy. There will be a rain barrel and worm compost exhibit, Spring plant sale, children's nature station and more!  This is a family-friendly event!  

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond Sandwiches: A Symposium on Poverty, Race and Homelessness

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Education – Action – Conversation 

Education

Featuring Panelists:  Dr. Richard Dien Winfield, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia; Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, Associate Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Dwayne Patterson, Director of Regional Organizing and Civic Engagement, Partnership for Southern Equity; and, Matthew Elder, Director of HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative, United Way of Greater Atlanta; moderated by Elliot Watts, JD, of the CCG Advisory Council and Alston & Bird.  They will lay bare the economic inequalities in Atlanta and beyond, outlining of the vast, inter-generational, and systemic wealth and income disparities that plague us. 

Action

We will make, and eat, sandwiches – the type often given to ‘the poor’ – building many for our partner ministries and agencies.  And, we will have an interactive hour greeting and engaging CCG’s partners, ranging from housing and food provision and medical care, to criminal justice reform and race relations. 

Conversation

With a panel of street ministers and people experiencing homelessness, we will have a conversation inclusive of ‘primary voices.’

The symposium is $10. If you have any question please contact Monica Mainwaring at vicar@churchofthecommonground.org.

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May
18
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 18th, at a TBD location.

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
16
to May 19

Ecclesia Ministries Conference | Come & See: Race, Poverty, & Homelessness

Ecclesia Ministries Network and Atlanta’s Church of the Common Ground host a weekend of conversation, sharing, feasting, and seeing (sites, need, and church) with a special emphasis on racial reconciliation in our churches and in our work.  The weekend is meant to help us collaboratively think critically and constructively about our leadership of street churches, that we might be encouraged to seek justice and love mercy, walking humbly, outside, with God.


Meetings

All meetings and most meals are in “The Attic” of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, ADA accessible, and across the street from the North Avenue MARTA station, which is the train you can take directly from within the airport.  Parking also available, though public transit is preferable.

Accommodations  

Staying in the Attic (meeting rooms-turned dorms; floor or couch sleeping; bring your own sleeping bag; bathrooms, with individual showers, full kitchen where group meals will take place):  $15per person per night.

Crown Plaza Midtown: Group rate reserved across the street from All Saints’ at $169/night if you book by 4/17/19.  Mention you are with Church of the Common Ground. Book your room online or contact the central reservations department at (877) 684-9381.

Airbnb and other hotels:  Midtown is full of options, and full of scooters and Lyft/Uber drivers and MARTA to get you to-and-fro.  30308 encompasses Midtown, Atlanta. We advise not staying too far out as Atlanta traffic is a force to be reckoned with.

Meals

Most meals are shared:  Please indicate your dietary needs upon registration.  You will self-pay for dinner out Saturday night as a group and for lunch/dessert Sunday.

Organizers

Liz Magill pastorlizm@gmail.com; and Monica Mainwaring vicar@churchofthecommonground.org

Early-bird Registration (before April 1):  $125; Registration (after April 1): $150


Conference Agenda

Thursday

5pm Arrival, Meet & Greet

6pm Dinner

7pm Executive Directors’ Roundtable; New Leaders’ Roundtable

9pm Prayers

Friday

8:30am  Breakfast - preparing and feasting together

10am-noon   Racial identity and Racial Reconciliation, a participatory and self-reflective conversation lead by Dr. Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and Reconciliation

12:30pm  Lunch - preparing and feasting together

1:30pm  Outings:  A. Center for Civil and Human Rights ($22); B. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and Memorial (free); C.  Downtown walk (free)

4:30pm  Context-specific ministries; a discussion

6pm  Dinner – preparing and feasting together

Saturday

8am   Continental Breakfast

9:30-1pm   Symposium on Race, Poverty, and Homelessness at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, hosted by Church of the Common Ground (lunch included); or, free time for exploring Atlanta

2-4pm  Workshop:  _____________________

4-6pm  Affinity groups and snacks

6:30pm  Dinner out in Midtown (self-pay)

Sunday

8am  Continental Breakfast

9am  Attend various churches in downtown/Midtown.  Teach or share about ministries in forums in local churches.  Or, rest. Luggage can be stored at All Saints’ or in Church of the Common Ground’s offices within St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, four blocks southeast.

11am Optional gathering at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to observe or participate in CCG’s preparation for worship

12:15pm  Optional gathering at Peachtree & Auburn for Common Ground’s coffee hour

1pm Church of the Common Ground Worship Service

3pm Lunch/dessert at Landmark Diner (self-pay) or back at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

4pm Departure for your return home

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May
12
9:10 AM09:10

WHO GOES TO HEAVEN: 2-WEEK EXPLORATION OF WORLD RELIGIONS’ VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE WITH JEFFREY SMALL

  • 3089 St. Anne's Lane NW Atlanta, GA 30327 (map)
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Join St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on two Sundays, May 12 and May 19, 9:15 am for a lively presentation on the ancient origins of the concept of resurrection as well as comparative views of heaven and eternal life, in Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. What can we learn from traditions that are different from our own that may enlighten our views on the meaning of salvation? The class will be lead by Jeffrey Small, an award-winning author, speaker, entrepreneur, and theologian. His debut novel, The Breath of God, won the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Best Fiction. His second novel, The Jericho Deception, won the IPPY Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Suspense/Thriller. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law, Jeffrey has taught classes on world religions at Emory University's Candler School of Theology.  This event is free.  

3098 St. Anne’s Lane, Atlanta 30327

404.237.5589

 www.saintannes.com

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Immigration Education & Dialogue for Clergy and Lay Leaders

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The session will start with an overview of the U.S. immigration system, common immigration myths and concerns, and a description of what immigration reform could look like.  Many U.S.-born Americans are not well versed on the U.S. immigration system; hence, it’s important to cover this “head” knowledge before engaging in dialogue to get into the heart of the matter.

Next, the session will bring people together in small groups to engage in guided dialogue about immigration.   The dialogue session uses a short film about immigrant journeys and challenges and will include community members who can share their immigration experience as well as their experience working with immigrant communities.


Please register by May 7. Registration is $10 and includes lunch; a donation will be taken to support El Refugio and Just Faith Ministries in their work with immigrants.

Four contact hours will be awarded for Clergy Continuing Education.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Ministering Beyond the Binary

  • 316 North Peachtree Parkway Peachtree City, GA, 30269 United States (map)
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Ministering Beyond the Binary is a training for everyone interested in learning to become an ally to the transgender community. Trainer Simeon Bruce will teach attendees terminology related to transgender identity and experience. The workshop will aid those attending in supporting transgender individuals in coming out and being a full part of their church community.

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