Jul
11
Jul 13

Special Needs VBS

  • St. Matthews

St. Matthews is planning our second annual Special Needs VBS. 

It will be on July 11th and 13th during our mainstream VBS (July 10th- 14th).  There will be a modified schedule (9:30am to noon) with special accommodations for all special needs.  We'll have 4-5 Special Needs Teachers at all times.

Register here by 07-09-2017

Questions?  Contact Amanda Livermont by phone at (678) 491-7457 or by email at alivermont81@gmail.com

Cost is $15.00.

Jul
18
Jul 20

Continuing Education Opportunity: Disaster Chaplain and Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings Training

  • Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

The Southeastern Synod ELCA , the Lutheran Theological Center of Atlanta, and the Episcopal Diocese of Altanta in partnership with NDIN (National Disaster Interfaiths Network), invites clergy, religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day Disaster Chaplaincy training, including Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own congregation, diocese, synod or faith community – or, affiliate with a local provider. 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 disaster spiritual care best practices. 

Registration Information: 
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training (by the senior religious leader who has jurisdiction over their ministry and/or by their supervisor, if they currently serve as a chaplain and/or credentialed religious caregiver). Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation and supervisor’s endorsement.. 

Tuesday, July 18th through Thursday, July 20th • 8:15-5:00PM Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church - 2165 Highway 138 SW - Riverdale, GA 30296 - Directions

Hotel: LaQuinta Inn, Union City, GA - 770.306.0049. Group Rate ID: GROFHI (Disaster Relief Group) 

Tuition is $525, Paid in Advance

Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by Friday, July 7, 2017

Limited Scholarships available for ELCA-SES Rostered leaders available via the SE Synod Disaster Ministry Committee

Contact: jfboettner@hotmail.com 

(Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and training materials are included)

Aug
7
Aug 9

BEECKEN CENTER OFFERS VOLUNTEER DISASTER CHAPLAINCY TRAINING TO ALL

  • Sewanne, Tennesee

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

Read full announcement here.

Aug
17
Aug 19

Core Godly Play Training

  • St Stephen's Episcopal Church

Training Schedule: 
Thursday, August 17, 6:00p-9:00p
Friday, August 18, 8:30a-6:00p
Saturday, August 19, 8:30a-6:00p

Click here for more information and to register.

Aug
20
Aug 24

Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga

130 Kanuga Chapel Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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

RSVP by August 15.

Aug
29
2:30 pm14:30

Church Financial Management for Clergy: Course at Emory University

  • Candler School of Theology

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

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

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

Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

SUNDAY ON THURSDAY

  • St. Anne's Episcopal Church

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

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

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

Oct
1
4:00 pm16:00

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on October 1

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
12
4:00 pm16:00

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on November 12

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

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

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

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

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

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


Jun
25
3:30 pm15:30

Standing Silence A Silent Action for Justice

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site

At a time when words have become tools of division, we invite you to join us in Standing Silence. "May we all grow in grace and peace, and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us. It is more than silence." - Thomas Merton

On Sunday June 25th at 3:30 pm we will gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site for a brief invocation, followed by 20 minutes of silence. 

In this sacred silence we will recommit ourselves to welcoming strangers, fighting the attitudes and laws that favor one group over another, and defending the institutions so important to our democracy. We will also nourish ourselves through the restorative power of silence. You are welcome to stand or to bring stools/folding chairs, or you can bring mats for seated meditation.

Our group is made up of people who are Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, other faiths and no specific faith, people who consider themselves spiritual or just spirited, and all those who hunger for an experience beyond the words that barrage us daily.

Jun
23
Jun 24

Flower, Garden, and Liturgical Arts Festival

Saint James Episcopal Church
260 Warwoman Road
Clayton, GA 30552

Saint James Episcopal Church will hold their 11th annual Flower, Garden, and Liturgical Arts Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24, 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saint James is located at 260 Warwoman Drive, Clayton, GA 30525.  Join us and share in our interpretation of “Bible Stories in Flowers.” Gardening and flower demonstrations will be offered on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  

Learn more here.
You can contact Saint James Episcopal Church at 706-782-6179.

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Verger Summer Assembly

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

We invite all Vergers and those that are interested in the Ministry of the Verger to attend the Summer Assembly.  We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Mark Emory Graham Chapter.

The Assembly will begin with Holy Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Wright. After a group photo, we will participate in forum with Bishop Wright.

Our Chapter’s anniversary celebration will include cake and song   We will enjoy a slide show collage of past Assembly Meetings, Acolyte Festivals and Annual Council Tellers.  We will recognize many of our “old timers” that helped build and maintain our Chapter.

We continue our tradition of supporting a local ministry.  For this meeting, we will help Toco Hills Community Alliance (THCA).  They are a group of faith communities working together to help Atlanta area neighbors in need.  Please bring toilet paper, bath bar soap, or laundry detergent for the benefit of the THCA clients.  http://www.tocohillsalliance.org.

A donation of $15.00 is asked for lunch.

Mark you calendars. This is a meeting not to miss.

Jun
12
Jun 16

Kanuga’s 2017 Christian Formation Conference

Kanuga Camp and Conference Center
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Faith Formation for All God’s People in a Era of Change with John Roberto

Every day we experience the reality that we are living in an era of change, but, more importantly, we are living in a change of eras. The models of faith formation developed over the past decades cannot keep pace with the challenges of this new era. We need something very new to address the lives of 21st century families, children, adolescents and adults. We need to envision a whole new way of forming faith — a new ecosystem of intergenerational relationships and faith experiences at church, lifelong faith formation from childhood through adulthood, family faith formation at home, and missional faith formation to the uninvolved and unaffiliated. All of this supported by digitally-enabled and digitally connected faith formation that can reach everyone, anytime, anyplace, 24x7. We need to utilize new models and tools of 21st century learning. Explore and experience this new world of faith formation and you will discover there’s never been a better time to be engaged in faith formation!

John Roberto is president of LifelongFaith Associates and works as a consultant to churches and national  organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored numerous books and program manuals in faith formation, including his latest publications “Families at the Center of Faith Formation” (editor and co-author, 2016), and “Seasons of Adult Faith Formation” (editor and co-author, 2015).

Why should I come to this conference?

  1. John Roberto
  2. More than 25 workshops such as VBS, digital ministry, Godly Play, confirmation, contemplative photography, recovery ministry and bread baking 
  3. Activities for children of all ages – make it a family vacation
  4. Four nights at Kanuga, a 1,400 acre conference center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC
  5. Five published authors:  John Roberto, Wendy Barrie, Heather Annis, Jenny Beaumont and Jerusalem Greer
  6. Eleven meals(no cooking!), plus socials, book signing and special events
  7. Optional early arrival day on June 11zTime on the porch to rock, relax and talk with friends – and make new ones
  8. Networking with those who have been involved in formation for years
  9. All of this for $610- (a bargain- all inclusive-room, meals, conference, and fun!) for a double room; $770 for a single; $200 for a child; $300 for youth.  


Register by February 12 for a 10% discount; team discounts available. Click here for more information. 

Jun
11
9:30 am09:30

The Rev. Trish Greeves, local author of “Prophetic Faith” comes to St. Benedict’s

  • St. Benedict's

The Rev. Trish Greeves, local author of “Prophetic Faith” comes to St. Benedict’s - June 11th
St. Benedict’s is proud to host Rev. Trish Greeves, retired seminary professor at United Theological Seminary and local author of “Prophetic Faith: Exploring Social Justice Advocacy as a Congregation” on Sunday, June 11 at 9:30 am in parish hall.

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For the past 7 Sundays, we have been exploring the biblical call for social justice and how we can respond. Some of the topics addressed include the political implications of biblical faith; public and private arenas for expressing faith; the difference between systemic change for justice and social outreach for charity; and how social justice advocacy strengthens our faith. It will be a treat to have Rev. Trish Greeves in our discussions!

Please join us in the parish hall at 9:00 am for coffee and bagels, 9:30 for a roundtable discussion with Trish and join us for worship at 10:30 in the Nave for Eucharist. St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church is located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road in Smyrna, GA 30080, 678-279-4300.

Jun
10
8:30 am08:30

Diocese Global Mission Conference

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

Bishop Rob Wright and The Rev. Donna Mote will be the key note speakers at this year's Global Mission Conference presenting from their book,  The Go! Guide: 10 Steps for Innovation in Ministry from Luke 10.  A copy of the book is included in the registration fee.

In addition to the keynote address, there will be several workshops addressing topics such as collaborating among partners for success, doing good without doing harm, and the latest on the refugee crisis, as well as presentations regarding the Diocese’s pilgrimages to Ghana and Cuba. 

As in the past, clergy may earn contact hours and lunch is included in the registration fee.

The event cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Registration opens on April 24.
Register here

You can find a copy of the agenda here.

Jun
4
6:00 pm18:00

Annual Service of Recognition

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church

You Are Cordially Invited to
The Annual Service of Recognition for
The Deaconesses of
The Order of St. Katharine,
Saints of the Diocese of Atlanta

Sunday, June 4th at 6:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
753 College Street
Macon, Georgia

Reception and Appleton Ministry Fair
To Follow in the Parish Hall


For more information, please contact Juli Groce at missioner@appletonepiscopal.org

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

CHAIRity for CVEM

  • Arts in the Park at Lakebottom Park

We'll have some really unique chairs by local artists and friends of Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministries.  We have several artists who have contributed to this event, including members of Home is Where the Art Is, an art program for the homeless led by Bo Bartlett and local volunteers at SafeHouse Ministries; one of CVEM's former Direct Service clients; and children from St. Thomas and Trinity...just to name a few.

Jun
2
Jun 3

Silent Retreat Weekends at The Convent of Saint Helena

  • Convent of Saint Helena

As you seek holy ground within which to rest, reflect and pray, we invite you to join the sisters and other seekers for one of our 2017 Silent Retreat Weekends.

These retreats begin on Friday evening at 5 pm Vespers and end after 1 pm Sunday lunch. Spiritual direction is included on Saturday if you desire a session with one of the sisters. Silence begins after 7 pm Compline on Friday and continues until Eucharist on Sunday. The cost is $160, all inclusive, (single room with private bath, meals and one spiritual direction session). 

Retreats will be held:
June 2-4
October 6-8
December 1-3

Make your reservation (quickly – 4 rooms remaining for June) through www.osh.org or with our Office Manager at guests@osh.org or 803-426-1616 (M-F, 9-5).

Jun
2
Jun 4

Steps to Lead

Rising 11th, 12th, and those just graduating are encouraged to apply for Steps to Lead, a Youth Leadership Retreat with Bishop Wright and Youth Missioner Easton Davis.

You can apply here and find more info here. 
The deadline to apply is March 12. 

May
30
4:30 pm16:30

Episcopal Preaching Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

All Saints Richmond
8787 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation Celebrates 30 years in 2017.

On May 30, 2017 Dr. A. Gary Shilling, Founder and Chairman of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation and Bishop Shannon Johnston will welcome the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Richmond to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Foundation. EPF has worked for nearly 30 years to improve preaching and advance the mission of the Episcopal Church. The organization provides training to seminarians and priests through the “Preaching Excellence Program.” The seminarians attending PEP 2017 at the Roslyn Conference Center will have the opportunity to join this celebration.  The event will take place at the All Saints Church in Richmond, VA and the public is invited to attend the service and reception. For more information about the Foundation visit: www.preachingfoundation.org

May
28
9:10 am09:10

The Not-So-Common Book of Common Prayer

  • Saint Anne's

A 5-week series on the Not-So-Common Book of Common Prayer. What is this book that is central to the prayer and worship life of the world-wide Anglican Communion? How can it strengthen and enrich your relationship with God and others?  Find out at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Sundays at 9:15 a.m. May 28 through June 25, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, 30327.  

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

May
20
11:00 am11:00

Caribbean American Festival

  • Caribbean American Festival

Caribbean American Festival
Presented by St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing, Astro-Jump, Face Painting, Caribbean & American Delicacies & More! Great Door Prizes and a $5.00 donation .

Raffle tickets $5.00 Each
1st Prize - $500.00
2nd Prize - 55" Flat Screen TV
3rd Prize -TV Channels MX-Pro Box
4th Prize - His & Hers Robe
5th Prize - Digital Camera

Questions?: 404-241-7711

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

TASTE & SEE: Faith at Work in Nicaragua

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
1790 LaVista Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Fr. Geoffrey and Susan Boyer invite you to dine with them in the company of Sarah Woodward, a member of the Jubilee House Community in Managua, Nicaragua. After dinner Sarah will speak on the Community’s remarkable work and display items for sale from various cooperatives and individuals they have assisted since migrating south from North Carolina in 1994.

The Jubilee House Community through its Center for Development in Central America has been working in Nicaragua for the past 20 years promoting the spread of sustainable agriculture, fostering  sustainable economic development, expanding healthcare, and offering educational opportunities in the third poorest country in the Americas.  Their efforts have been both astonishing and inspiring.  For example this small band of disciples has aided some 3,000 farmers with capital, (organic) certification, marketing and technical support in that time.  Their Nueva Vida Clinic has treated 100,240 patients.  They have helped to create jobs through loans of 5.3 million dollars to urban and rural co-ops and start-ups, among which is the world’s first clothing line certified as “fair trade” & “organic” from crop to consumer.  And among the 163 groups with 2,500+ people and 670 individual volunteers are two that Fr. Geoff has led personally.  

Please join us and consider whether you or your parish might be inspired to support this long-standing social justice ministry through participating in a work trip, offering financial support, or planning an informational evening in your parish. 

For more information on JHC, click here.   

Please RSVP by May 17 by contacting Geoff Boyer at (404) 640-1094 or gboyer47@icloud.com.

May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Mother's Day Service of Prayer and Healing

All Saints Episcopal Church
634 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Mother’s Day is traditionally a day when we celebrate and honor remarkable women in our lives. For some, however, it can be a difficult day on which they grieve a mother or father now gone, a child that has been lost, or mourn the hopes and dreams of parenthood and traditional family life that are unattained. This year we will have a special healing service recognizing that this day is not one of joyful celebration for everyone, but that there is comfort and compassion in the community of faith.

May
13
9:00 am09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

Dismantling Racism Training
May 13, 2017 | 9:00-4:00
Christ Church, Norcross

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.

May
13
8:00 am08:00

Midtown 5k Race for MAC

Piedmont Park
Ivan Allen Gate, 10th St.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Join hundreds of other Midtown Assistance Center supporters for a 5k race through beautiful Piedmont Park on Saturday, May 13. Your registration of $25 goes towards assisting the working poor with rent, utilities, MARTA, and groceries. All participants will get a swag bag with a stylish 5k t-shirts and winners in each age category will receive prizes.

Midtown Assistance Center provides emergency assistance to the working poor. It is supported by eleven interfaith congregations, including St. Luke's Episcopal Church and All Saints' Episcopal Church.

The registration cost is $25, and you can sign up for the race here.

You can visit Midtown Assistance Center's website here.

May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday on Thursday

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

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

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

May
9
7:30 am07:30

Links for LAMB Golf Tournament

The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
3030 Bradshaw Club Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188

The 5th Annual Links for LAMB golf tournament, hosted by St. Davids, St. Aidan's, and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, will be held on May 9, 2017 at the beautiful Bradshaw Farms.  All proceeds from this tournament will directly benefit the children of the LAMB Institute.  Cost is $150/player and includes covers greens fees, cart fee, driving range, all contests, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and drinks. 

Sign up here or email the tournament coordinator at amy.erin.hill@gmail.com
Please RSVP by May 6, 2017.

May
7
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Emmaus House Gala | Forward From 50

Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years of Emmaus House

We invite you to the Carter Center for an outdoor evening of live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and drinks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Emmaus House.

The event will feature special guests including Bishop Robert Wright and Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, with bluegrass music by The Parson’s Pickers. Help us continue to make a difference in our Peoplestown community as we move Forward From 50.

For more information, contact Beverly Greene at beverlygreene@emmaushouse.org

May
7
3:30 pm15:30

Diocesan Youth Graduation Celebration

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
805 Mount Vernon Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30327

All graduating seniors, family, and friends are invited to the 2nd Annual Diocesan Graduation Celebration. This year's celebration will take places at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga.

You can register for the event here and find more info here.

May
7
2:00 pm14:00

Kerren Berz and Friends: Harmony for Humanity

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
4393 Garmon Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Kerren Berz and Friends will present "Harmony for Humanity." a chamber music concert at St. Dunstan's on Sunday afternoon, May 7, beginning at 2:00. The concert will be in the nave, followed by a reception in the parish hall.

They will be playing pieces by Bela Bartok, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Max Reger, Aaron Minsky, and Handel-Halvorsen.

Kerren is a long-time friend of St. Dunstan's. She has played for our services many times.  As a music educator, she teaches strings at The Galloway School, has worked with the Columbus Urban League, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus, and with strings students throughout the Atlanta area. She is a former orchestra director for Spelman College and for the Chattanooga School for Performing Arts. Currently Concertmaster of the Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra, Kerren has also performed, recorded, and toured with the Atlanta Symphony, the Harlem Festival Orchestra, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

Proceeds will benefit St. Dunstan's Refugee Ministry.

Come join us for a wonderful afternoon of music.

May
7
9:10 am09:10

About Refugees, from Someone Who Knows

St. Anne's Episcopal Church
3098 Saint Anne's Lane
Atlanta, GA 30327

Meet Alla Yoonis from New American Pathways.  She will help us learn more about the journey of refugees and their path to a new life as Americans. Alla will share the steps used in the first 90 days and beyond to help resettle refugees in the Atlanta area.  She'll answer some of the questions we have about the refugee crisis in our world right now, and what is being done locally to help. New American Pathways is supported by the Episcopal Migration Ministries. St. Anne's is at 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta, GA 30327. Questions?  Contact St. Anne's at 404.237.5589 or smiller@saintannes.com.

May
5
May 6

The Desiring of God and the Authority of the Future: Invigorating the Language for Mission

Grace Episcopal Church
422 Brenau Ave
Gainesville, GA 30507

Join us for an exploratory conversation about our role in renewing the language of mission. Martin Smith will give several presentations to stimulate discussion that will challenge the conventional dichotomy between spirituality and mission. His proposals for revitalizing our imagination include seeking inspiration from the theology of God’s eros, God’s yearning desire, central to early Christian spirituality, and using the theme of “living under the authority of God’s future” to make a fresh and passionate connection with Jesus’ proclamation of the onset of God’s Reign.
 
Friday, May 5  5:00 PM dinner, 6:00 - 8:00 PM reflection
Saturday, May 6  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM reflection and conversation
 
Cost is $30 for the entire event, which includes dinner, lunch, and snacks. Payment may be made on Friday evening, May 5, by cash or check.
 
Please RSVP to Liz Howington, Parish Secretary at Grace Episcopal Church: office@gracechurchgainesville.org or 770-536-0126 by May 1.

Martin L Smith is known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his roving ministry of spiritual formation, preaching, leading workshops, retreats and conferences. His widely read books exploring contemporary spirituality include Reconciliation, The Word is Very Near You, A Season for the Spirit, Love Set Free and (with Julia Gatta) Go in Peace. With forty years of ministry as a priest behind him, both on the monastic path and then in parish ministry, he retired as Senior Associate at St Columba’s, Washington in 2012 to devote himself fully to his formation ministry.

May
5
May 7

Diocesan ECW Annual Spring Retreat Features April Love Fordham

Camp Mikell
237 Camp Mikell Ct,
Toccoa, GA 30577

The Diocesan ECW Board invites all women of the diocese to join them at Camp Mikell May 5-7 for their annual Spring Retreat: Uplift the Spirit - Love Wins.  This year's Retreat Leader will be April Love Fordham. You can find her full bio on the ECW website.

The Retreat begins on Friday with registration starting at 4:00 PM and ends with lunch on Sunday.  

For a full schedule and registration information go to the ECW website, or contact Gwen Hyman: ghyman@bellsouth.net.

Apr
30
4:00 pm16:00

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on April 30

Zion Episcopal Church
Talbotton, GA 31827

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

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

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

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

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