Vote for ZION Episcopal to Receive Grant
Sep
13
to Sep 20

Vote for ZION Episcopal to Receive Grant

  • 425 Washington Ave Talbotton, Ga, 31827 United States (map)
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Zion, a historically significant church located in Talbotton, Ga., is one of three finalists in this Public Participation Grant and is now up for voting by community members like you. Zion Episcopal Church was released by the Diocese to the Zion Church Restoration Friends Group this past August, with a Conservation Easement to the Georgia Trust. The Public Participation Grant would allow for much needed critical repairs to the church exterior, particularly the bell tower and buttresses. Please vote if you are so inclined (one vote limit per email address), and spread the word so that this long-standing institution can continue to serve the community to the fullest extent.

VOTE for 1848 ZION CHURCH to receive a $100,000 Grant at www.historiccolumbus.com and follow Zion Episcopal Church on Facebook for the latest news. For more information, contact Katherine Johnson, at djohn57@bellsouth.net.

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Lobsterfest 2019
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Lobsterfest 2019

Historic Sweet Home Plantation in Pine Mountain, GA is the site for St. Nicholas’ 17th Annual Lobsterfest on Friday, September 20th from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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Lobsterfest features fresh 1½ lb. Maine lobster or beef tenderloin dinners at $65 each, and children’s hot dog meals at $5 each. Delicious homemade desserts will be provided. A cash bar (wine and beer) will be available.

Tickets go on sale August 4. To accommodate ordering deadlines, all dinner reservations must be received no later than September 12. Raffle tickets may be purchased through the night of the event.

For dinner reservations, call Connie Blackmon at 706-628-7573 or click here.

Can’t attend but still want to contribute to Lobsterfest?
Download the Lobsterfest 2019 Angel Form

Directions to Sweet Home Plantation:
From Interstate 185: Take exit 30 (Hopewell Church Road/Whitesville). Head East on Hopewell Church Road and proceed 3.2 miles to Hadley Road. Turn left and continue .4 miles to the entrance to Sweet Home. There is a white sign indicating the driveway into the Plantation. From From Highway 27: Head west on Hwy. 354, which will become Hwy. 18. Proceed 3 miles to a split in the road; take the left branch, which is Hopewell Church Road. Continue approximately 4.1 miles to Hadley Road. Turn right onto Hadley Road and drive .4 miles to the entrance to Sweet Home. There is a white sign indicating the driveway into the Plantation.

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Invite Welcome Connect
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Invite Welcome Connect

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
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This training equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging rooted in the Gospel imperative to "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). It is a ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone, enabling deeper journeys of Christian discipleship, and enabling the Spirit of Christ to be at the heart of each church's hospitable mission of spreading the Good News.

Invite Welcome Connect has circulated throughout the Episcopal Church and, to date, has been presented in conference formats in 50+ dioceses, three Episcopal seminaries, and in three universities. Invite Welcome Connect has also been presented among the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and to the Anglican Church in Canada.

In the last seven years, clergy and lay leaders from congregations and dioceses across the country have attended this dynamic training and report measurable results after using the materials. This transformational relational evangelism method has brought new energy and spirit to congregations and sustained real growth where the essentials of Invite Welcome Connect are followed.

Event cost: $15.00

Register by September 19, 2019

For more information about the Invite Welcome Connect training click here

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

40th Anniversary Celebration

  • 1520 Oak Road Southwest Snellville, GA, 30078 United States (map)
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In celebration of the 40th Anniversary and of God’s blessing on our parish, the 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be followed by a potluck in the parish hall.
All members, former members, local community and friends of the parish are invited to attend.

If you plan on attending the potluck, please RSVP by emailing the number attending to registrar@stmatthewssnellville.org.

Guests are not asked to bring anything for the potluck.

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Loving Our Neighbors: Stewart Detention Center Volunteer Summit.
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Loving Our Neighbors: Stewart Detention Center Volunteer Summit.

Hosted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church

At the event, El Refugio will offer an introduction to immigration detention, and then representatives from El Refugio, Paz Amigos and The SPLC Southeast Immigrant Freedom will share information on volunteer opportunities and other ways to support their efforts for detainees and their families.

El Refugio provides a place for families to stay when they come visit. They also organize visits to detainees and provides support for men who are released.

Paz Amigos supports men who are released and helps them connect to transportation.

The SPLC Southeast Immigration Freedom Initiative provides pro-bono legal support.

For more information, contact St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 706-324-4264 or at office@stthomascolumbus.org.

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert: Indra Thomas, Soprano

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Indra Thomas has performed at many world-class opera houses and venues the world over, showcasing her intensely beautiful soprano voice alongside incredible orchestras from Spain to Japan to the United States and back again. Thomas's performances are distinguished by the deep emotional impact that her powerful vocals evoke. She is currently on the voice faculty of her alma mater, Shorter University, and is a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

For more information on the Friends of Music Concert Series, click here.

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All Saints' Concert Series: The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

All Saints' Concert Series: The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
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Comprising 23 men and women, the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, is one of the UK’s leading mixed collegiate choirs, with a worldwide reputation based on its extensive touring, its exciting program of concerts and broadcasts, and highly acclaimed CD recordings. Their program will feature classic favorites from the treasury of English church music, as well as sacred and secular works from different countries.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students with ID . Children 18 and under get in free.

Purchase tickets at the door or online here .

For more information, please click here.

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Clergy Conference


Clergy Conference is September 23-24, 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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A Defiant Faith (2019 Jane Baird Lecture)
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

A Defiant Faith (2019 Jane Baird Lecture)

Please join us for the 2019 Jane Baird Lecture sponsored by the Cathedral Book Store. Our 2019 featured author is New York Times bestselling author Alvin Townley author of the book Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison.

From the publisher of Defiant:

"Defiant is Unbroken meets Band of Brothers—and then some." —Congressman Pete Sessions

During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the POWs developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its eleven leaders, Vietnam's own "dirty dozen," and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. None would leave its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one would never return.

As these eleven men suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement. The members of these military families banded together and showed the courage not only to endure years of doubt about the fate of their husbands and fathers, but to bravely fight for their safe return. When the survivors of Alcatraz finally came home, one veteran would go on to receive the Medal of Honor, another would become a U.S. Senator, and a third still serves in the U.S. Congress.

A powerful story of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

To reserve your seat, please register here.

About the Author:

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Best-selling New York Times-reviewed author Alvin Townley has traveled the world discovering inspiring personal stories and meeting icons and leaders in every field. Peyton Manning, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg, and Tom Wolfe praised his books; Secretary Robert Gates penned a foreword. His film Jeremiah garnered four Emmy Awards; FOX, CNN, NPR, and USA TODAY have featured his expertise; the White House, University of Virginia, Delta Air Lines, Air Force Academy, The Home Depot and other leading organizations have invited him to speak. He has managed global strategy for an 85,000-person firm; worked on Capitol Hill; studied politics and economics in Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, and London; and recorded stories in South Sudan, Kenya, Bahrain, Vietnam, Australia, and China. He has landed on three aircraft carriers in three oceans. He now helps lead the nation’s third largest arts venue, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning Woodruff Arts Center, in Atlanta.

(Photo credit:  Trenton Ward)

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Sep
27
to Sep 29

Patronal Festival Weekend

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Taize' Service
Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Daughters of the King (DOK) invites you to an hour of meditations and fellowship.

Men of Michael BBQ
Saturday, September 28 at noon to 3 p.m.
$10.00 per person.

Cultural Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come celebrate SMAA with music, dance, & spoken word.

Worship Service and Potluck
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. & followed by potluck lunch.

Read more here.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

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.


For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Sandra Tarver, starver@episcopalatlanta.org.

Registration is required and must be done by Sep 26, 2019.

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Sep
30
to Oct 2

Leading for Discipleship Conference

“Leading for Discipleship,” a conference for clergy and lay leaders who wish to explore what it means to lead congregations into deeper discipleship. It will be held at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Wilmington, NC from Monday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, October 2. Led by the Rev. Canon Dr. Rob Droste and Dr. Robert E. Logan, we will discuss innovative ways to engage Epsicopalians in discipleship.

Cost: $150. Space is limited. RSVP deadline is Sept. 15.

Hosted by St. James’ Parish and by the Diocese of East Carolina. Contact the Rev. Jay Sidebotham for more information: Jsidebotham@renewalworks.org.

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Pilgrimage of Trust in Atlanta
Oct
1
to Oct 3

Pilgrimage of Trust in Atlanta

  • 2744 Peachtreet Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 United States (map)
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Pilgrimage of Trust in Atlanta. Treat your soul and your senses to an evening of discussion, prayers, music and candlelight. Join the Cathedral of St. Philip for a special visit with two brothers from the ecumenical, monastic Taizé Community in France. The evening will include a brief introduction to the Community of Taizé.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019

7 P.M. – Conversation with brothers émile & john

8 P. M. – Taizé prayer service

Join us for any part or all evenings of this small pilgrimage of trust in our city. To learn more about ongoing Taizé prayer in Atlanta go to www.taizeatlanta.me. To learn more about the Taizé Community in France, see www.taize.fr.

Tuesday, October 1
Central Presbyterian Church, Rand Chapel, 201 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Street parking. Or lot at Enter chapel on Washington Street.
7:30 pm Taizé Prayer followed by welcome of Br. John and Br. Émile to Atlanta
Contact: Vicki Fey, vfey@cpcatlanta.org

Wednesday, October 2
Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, The Gould Room, 2744 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
7:00 pm Conversation around themes of “Taizé and Hospitality”
8:00 pm Taizé Prayer, Mikell Chapel
Contact: Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org

Thursday, October 3

St. Thomas More Catholic Church 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 300307:00 pm Conversation around themes of “Pilgrimage and Building Trust”; 8:00 pm Taizé PrayerContact: Andy Otto, aotto@ignatiushouse.org

For more information, click here

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All Saints' Concert Series: The Robin & Leleu Duo
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

All Saints' Concert Series: The Robin & Leleu Duo

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
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Two of France’s most celebrated, visible, and prolific twenty-first-century musicians – Jean-Baptiste Robin, organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, and international trumpet soloist Romain Leleu – have frequently collaborated in recital and recording, and they not only bring to the listener the thrilling clarion style that is the hallmark of the French Baroque but also popular standards of the trumpet repertoire and great innovation in the new compositions they perform by Robin and numerous other contemporary composers. For more information, click here

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students with i.d. Children under 18 years of age may attend at no cost..

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

CANCELED: Gifts from God: A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality and Sexuality

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This event has been canceled.

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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Compassionate Leadership for the City: A Dialogue with Katharine Jefferts Schori and Robert C. Wright
Oct
6
5:30 PM17:30

Compassionate Leadership for the City: A Dialogue with Katharine Jefferts Schori and Robert C. Wright

Join the Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, former presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church and the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of The Diocese of Atlanta, for a thought-provoking dialogue about how we might exercise leadership for this time in our city’s life. The evening will begin with a service of Holy Eucharist in the church at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception and dialogue in Ellis Hall.

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Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time Book Launch
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time Book Launch

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Book Launch with Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe for the new book:

Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time

"In Passionate for Justice, we find a compass that points us to the future, where we can each give voice and action to justice, equity, and life-giving community. Ida Wells would have had it no other way."

—From the Foreword by Stacey Abrams, 2018 Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia

Ida B. Wells was a powerful churchwoman and witness for justice and equity from 1878 to 1931. Born enslaved, her witness flowed through the struggles for justice in her lifetime, especially in the intersections of African Americans, women, and those who were poor. Her life is a profound witness for faith-based work of visionary power, resistance, and resilience for today's world, when the forces of injustice stand in opposition to progress.

These are exciting and dangerous times. Boundaries that previously seemed impenetrable are now being crossed. This book is a guide for the current state of affairs in American culture, enlivened by the historical perspective of Wells' search for justice.

Immediately following the talk, the authors will hold a book signing.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

To reserve your seat, please register here.

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New Beginnings 42
Oct
11
to Oct 13

New Beginnings 42

New Beginnings is a spiritual formation retreat designed to address the needs of youth in grades 6-8th. Every October and February, no less than 100 youth and adults come together for the retreat. The weekend includes talks given by high school team, small groups, skits, music, and plenty of fellowship.

Event cost: $100

Please register by September 29, 2019

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Magnificat!
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Magnificat!

A concert by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster, with the Cathedral Schola, Dale Adelmann, conductor.

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra once again teams up with the Cathedral Schola to present one of J.S. Bach’s most celebratory works. Prepare for a dazzling display of solos and choruses enhanced by a colorful array of instruments including trumpets, timpani, woodwinds and strings. Paired with the Magnificat is Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, a spirited tour de force including the soulfully atmospheric Air popularly known as the “Air on the G String.”

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Event Cost:
Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved preferred seating held until 10 minutes prior to the concert)
General admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert
Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert; Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

For more information: call (404) 365-1050 or click here.

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Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training

  • 6780 James B Rivers Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA, 30083 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.


For information on the trainings and how to register, contact Sandra Tarver, starver@episcopalatlanta.org.

Registration is required and must be done by October 10, 2019.

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Heart and Soul Annual Barbecue
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Heart and Soul Annual Barbecue

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The famous “Holy Smokers” are at it again!  They’ll provide onsite and delivery meals!  This year’s meal includes barbecue and bun, Brunswick stew, coleslaw and cookie. Enjoy ice tea and lemonade to wash it down! $12 per person and children 10 years and under are free! Music provided by Sock Monkey Duo! Free Raffle Prize! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits & other charitable organizations!  11-12:00pm Barbecue will be delivered. 11:30-2:30pm enjoy Barbecue on the church campus. A wonderful North Georgia event!

Tickets are $12 each, Children 10 years and younger free.

Call Church office for tickets 779-893-4525

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Magnificat!
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Magnificat!

A concert by the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, artistic director & concertmaster, with the Cathedral Schola, Dale Adelmann, conductor.

The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra once again teams up with the Cathedral Schola to present one of J.S. Bach’s most celebratory works. Prepare for a dazzling display of solos and choruses enhanced by a colorful array of instruments including trumpets, timpani, woodwinds and strings. Paired with the Magnificat is Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, a spirited tour de force including the soulfully atmospheric Air popularly known as the “Air on the G String.”

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Event Cost:
Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved preferred seating held until 10 minutes prior to the concert)
General admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert
Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert; Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

For more information: call (404) 365-1050 or click here.

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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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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children New Updated Training

This training meets the Diocese of Atlanta certification requirement for all those who work with children and youth as well as vestry members and parish employees.

This training will focus on our new diocesan "Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse." You will receive a link to these policies once you register.

Please register by Oct. 16.

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Contemplative Outreach of Atlanta offers an Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church. Breakfast and lunch are included. This 7-session program includes the one-day workshop and continues with 6 weekly sessions beginning on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m. For more information about the workship, click here.

Registration cost $35, please register under Upcoming Programs at contemplativeoutreachatlanta.com

Register online by October 17.

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Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People including Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults

This training meets the Diocese of Atlanta certification requirement for all those who are involved in pastoral care ministry with adults as well as vestry members and parish employees. This includes all Stephen Ministers and Community of Hope ministers, Eucharistic Visitors and others authorized by a parish to provide pastoral care to adults.

This training will focus on the prevention of sexual exploitation and harassment in adult ministries as well as the prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults and elders.

For more information, contact Deborah Silver at (404) 271-2253 or dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org

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International Women of Color and Wellness Conference
Oct
24
to Oct 26

International Women of Color and Wellness Conference

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church (map)
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Women of color around the world share the common malady of invisibility in many arenas. The state of being invisible contributes to their oppression and leaves them often with no means to advocate for themselves about the major issues that concern them. This state creates a preoccupation with finding the means to survive the day to day challenges of everyday life. Thus there is little to no time to reflect upon personal well being and overall wellness.

This conference is designed to speak to the issues that confront women of color around the world and to offer insights into some of the remedies that can be engaged on a day to day basis even in the midst of the most undesirable circumstances. It will offer strategies for developing daily practices to support the inner capacity that each person has to engage their life in ways to release the energy of resilience and re-invention.

While many women across the world and across history have modeled this process of re-creation and re-invention and left a rich legacy to those of us living in the 21st Century; it continues to be important to have communities of support and to gather with others to re-affirm ones worth and capability to survive and to thrive. This conference will provide that affirmation, tools to help the daily journey and create a network that can continue to support the women who attend as they return to their respective lives.

The conference is open to any woman who wishes to attend, but the focus will be upon women of color only.

Conference Fee: $100 Per Person

For Coference updates click here

For more information, email starver@episcopalatlanta.org

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

Art from the Heart

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St. Bede's Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Saviour are pleased to announce we will be hosting the 2019 Art from the Heart (AFTH). This is a joyful celebration of artists and all those who love the wonderful gifts of the soul that the artists create. The event will be held at St. Bede’s on Friday, October 25 (Market: Noon–5pm; Preview Party: 6–9pm) and Saturday, October 26 (10am–5pm). Please consider joining us!

If you are an artist who wishes to participate, please click here.

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The Power of the Enneagram: Experiencing Your Soul
Oct
31
to Nov 3

The Power of the Enneagram: Experiencing Your Soul

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With so much unrest in the world, it’s natural to feel unsettled by the growing divide in our families and communities. However, there’s a pathway back to love and peace that resides inside us all. Join psychologist Dr. Joseph Howell, author of Becoming Conscious: The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway, and the faculty of the Institute for Conscious Being (ICB) for a weekend of self-discovery and study of the spirituality of the Enneagram. Learn to live the life God imagined for us.

During this extended weekend of teaching, creativity, application, and experiences, you’ll learn to use the Enneagram in your spiritual growth. The ripple effects of this powerful weekend may transform you … and the world.

Register online or call 828-692-9136
The Registration deadline is October 29.

Lodging options at Kanuga:
Double Occupancy (Shared Bedroom): $550
Clergy Early Departure, Double Occupancy (Shared Bedroom): $415
Single Occupancy (Private Bedroom): $655
Clergy Early Departure, Single Occupancy (Private Bedroom): $515
Commuter (Non-Resident): $370
Non-participating Guest (Double occupancy – Shared bedroom): $370
Optional Early Arrival – October 30: $80 Optional Stay Over – November 4 (10:00 a.m. check-out): $80

The Kanuga Conference center, located in in Hendersonville, North Carolina, has been associated with the Episcopal Church since 1928 and is open to all.

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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
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training

  • 316 North Peachtree Parkway Peachtree City, GA, 30269 United States (map)
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Dismantling Racism Training Class

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. 


To register, email starver@episcopalatlanta.org (include your parish name and your role).

Registration is required and must be done by Oct 25, 2019.

Lunch will be provided.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children New Updated Training

This training meets the Diocese of Atlanta certification requirement for all those who work with children and youth as well as vestry members and parish employees.

This training will focus on our new diocesan "Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse." You will receive a link to these policies once you register.

Please register by Nov. 12.

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Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People including Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults

This training meets the Diocese of Atlanta certification requirement for all those who are involved in pastoral care ministry with adults as well as vestry members and parish employees. This includes all Stephen Ministers and Community of Hope ministers, Eucharistic Visitors and others authorized by a parish to provide pastoral care to adults.

This training will focus on the prevention of sexual exploitation and harassment in adult ministries as well as the prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults and elders.

For more information, contact Deborah Silver at (404) 271-2253 or dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org

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Youth Overnight at Annual Council
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Youth Overnight at Annual Council

  • Marriot Macon City Center (map)
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Every November, we gather together at Annual Council as the Body of Christ as a Diocese. The youth segment is no different. All youth in middle and high school are invited to participate in the Overnight at Annual Council.

We start our night by participating in a service project by feeding 10,000 with Rise Against Hunger. After packaging the meals, we get we play games, sing songs, have midnight mass, and end the night with a movie on the big screen.

The next morning, we lead worship for all of Annual Council. This includes energizers, music, readings and the Youth Address. Come join and make sure the entire Diocese hears us loud and clear that our young people are important, and they need to be heard now.

Event cost: $35

Please register by November 15, 2019

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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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Revive ATL: Love in Action, an Episcopal Church Revival
Jan
22
5:00 PM17:00

Revive ATL: Love in Action, an Episcopal Church Revival

Join Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, the Royal Wedding Preacher, and Bishop Rob Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta at ReviveATL where Episcopalians, friends, and seekers will open hearts, minds, and doors to the concerns of our state and country. Together, we can respond to the call to serve Jesus, and to love as he does. To love the unwelcome, the disenfranchised, the lost, and the found.

For guaranteed seating, please register before November 1.

Read more here.

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Jan
27
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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Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty Host Annual Fundraiser
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty Host Annual Fundraiser

Please join your fellow members of the Diocese for the Mary Ruth Weir Dinner, a fundraiser for Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and one of the primary ways in which the organization raises much-needed resources in their work toward eliminating the death penalty in Georgia. 

Tickets are $55 per person, $25 for students, which includes dinner, access to the silent auction, and opportunities to meet other activists and organizations working to end the death penalty in Georgia and nationwide.

To read more about this event click here

Please register by September 11.

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HOLY CROSS 65TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SERVICE
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

HOLY CROSS 65TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SERVICE

You are cordially invited to join as The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross continues its celebration of 65 Years of Faithfulness. 

In our theme, From Bones to Bounty, we assert that listening to the word of the Lord can transform dry bones into a place of prosperity.  

Our celebration culminates on Sunday morning at our 9:30 AM service, where Dr. Hakim Lucas, President of Virginia Union University will be our guest speaker. The service will be followed by a family fun day on the campus of the church.

We hope you can join us!

For more information, click here.

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Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People training

  • St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church (map)
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This training is required for all those who minister with adults in pastoral relationships including all clergy, Eucharistic Visitors, pastoral care visitors, Choir directors as well as vestry members and church employees and others interested in preventing the abuse of vulnerable adults.

Deadline to register is Sept. 11.

To register click here.

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Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Safeguarding God's Children training

  • St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church (map)
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This training is required for all those who work with children and youth in parish or diocesan ministries as well as vestry members and church employees. Our new, 2019 diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth will be introduced at the training.

Safeguarding God's People training is required of all those who have pastoral relationships with adults in ministry including vestry members, Eucharistic visitors, pastoral care visitors, choir directors and others who lead adult ministries. Included in this training is a section on preventing elder and vulnerable abuse.

To register click here.

Deadline to register is Aug. 22.

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HOLY CROSS ANNIVERSARY MOVIE SCREENING: "MAMA AFRICA MIRIAM MAKEBA"
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

HOLY CROSS ANNIVERSARY MOVIE SCREENING: "MAMA AFRICA MIRIAM MAKEBA"

Please join The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross for a film screening of Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba on Friday evening, September 13 - part of the parish's ongoing 65 Years of Faithfulness celebration.

We hope you can join us!

For more information, click here. For information about other anniversary events, click here.

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Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, England in Concert

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The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, is one of the most acclaimed adult choirs in the world, and we are delighted to welcome them back to Atlanta following their performances to capacity audiences here in 2012 and 2015. In addition to singing several choral services each week during university term, the choir pursues a vigorous recording and international touring schedule. Trinity College’s choral tradition dates back to the 14th century, and they were recently designated to be one of the top five choirs in the world by Gramophone magazine.

Presenting Organization: Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip and the British Consulate-General Atlanta

Event cost: Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved preferred seating held until 10 minutes prior to the concert); General admission: $25 in advance / $30 day of concert; Seniors: $20 in advance / $25 day of concert; Students: $10 in advance / $15 day of concert

Tickets are available at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts or the Cathedral Book Store: (404) 237-7582

For more information, please call (404) 365-1050

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Happening 72
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Happening 72

Happening is a renewal weekend intended for high schoolers. Adults attend as chaperones, but teenagers lead the weekend for teenagers. Really, teenagers lead the entire weekend. Twice a year over 150 young people come together at Camp Mikell to talk about God and share the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Happening is open to all high school youth.

Event cost: $100

Please register by September 1, 2019

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Discussion of A House United with author Allen Hilton
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Discussion of A House United with author Allen Hilton

St. David’s Common Purpose group will host Allen Hilton, author of the best-selling book A House United: How The Church Can Save The World.

Allen Hilton, Ph.D. is the founder and executive director of House United, a non-profit initiative that helps groups collaborate across theological and political differences. He speaks, writes, and leads people into new habits of dealing with theological and political disagreement with their neighbors.

“Americans are more divided politically than we’ve been since the Civil War. We feel the rift in our bones, as it blows up our Thanksgiving dinners, puts strain on our friendships, divides our churches, and stymies the U.S. government. Sadly, divisive Christianity is part of the cause to all this.” Allen Hilton helps churches ask: “How can we help?” He helps us to live into Jesus’ prayer in John 17, “that they all may be one”. Through his inspirational lectures and habit-changing conversations, Allen helps pave the way for God to transform Christians into a part of God’s solution.

Hilton began as a professor at Yale Divinity School, shifted in the mid-2000s to formation ministries in large churches across the country, then started House United in 2016. Allen lives in Austin, TX with his beloved wife, Liz, and his teenage boys, Sam and Isaac.

We will begin with the pot-luck meal, followed by the feature presentation, and end with small group discussion.

Please register for this event no later than Friday, September 6, by sending an email with your name, the number in your party to: commonpurpose@stdavidchurch.org 

This is a pot-luck dinner, so please bring a dish to share.

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children training

This training is required for all those who work with children and youth in parish or diocesan ministries as well as vestry members and church employees. Our new, 2019 diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth will be introduced at the training.

People training is required of all those who have pastoral relationships with adults in ministry including vestry members, Eucharistic visitors, pastoral care visitors, choir directors and others who lead adult ministries. Included in this training is a section on preventing elder and vulnerable abuse.

Deadline to register is Sept. 5.

To register click here.

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

  • Cathedral of St. Philip. Room 121 (map)
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The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7th, at Cathedral of St. Philip. Room 121.

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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Sister Helen Prejean Book Signing of Dead Man Walking Prequel
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Sister Helen Prejean Book Signing of Dead Man Walking Prequel

Join Catholic death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean as she reads from and signs copies of her new book River of Fire.

Sister Helen calls River of Fire the prequel to her New York Times bestselling Dead Man Walking.

Sister Helen Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the inhumanity of the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from praying for God to solve the world’s problems to engaging full-tilt in working to transform societal injustices. Sister Helen grew up in a well-off Baton Rouge family that still employed black servants. She joined the Sisters of St. Joseph at the age of eighteen and was in her forties when she had an awakening that her life’s work was to immerse herself in the struggle of poor people forced to live on the margins of society.

Sister Helen writes about the relationships with friends, fellow nuns, and mentors who have shaped her over the years. In this honest and fiercely open account, she writes about her close friendship with a priest, intent on marrying her, that challenged her vocation in the “new territory of the heart.” The final page of River of Fire ends with the opening page of Dead Man Walking, when she was first invited to correspond with a man on Louisiana’s death row.

River of Fire is a book for anyone interested in journeys of faith and spirituality, doubt and belief, and “catching on fire” to purpose and passion.

Event cost:
One seat, one book $30.00. Two seats, one book $40.00

Deadline to register is August 23

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Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - All Saints' in Warner Robins (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

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

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

Training, required of all clergy and lay leaders, runs for a single day from 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 Sandra Williams Tarver, starver@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of African Slavery in America
Aug
18
5:30 PM17:30

Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of African Slavery in America

  • 634 West Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)
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The year 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America in 1619. In partnership with the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Atlanta invites the community to gather in remembrance and engage in conversation to acknowledge and address the legacy of slavery in this country. The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring, rector of All Saints', will moderate a panel conversation on the topics of justice and race with The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing; and Joel Thompson, Atlanta-based composer, pianist, conductor, and educator. After the conversation, join us for a worship service featuring music from African American composers, including Joel Thompson’s “Draw Us Near.”

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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
17
to Aug 19

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
14
11:30 AM11:30

Remembering Victims of Gun Violence

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Join the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Advocacy Council to prayerfully remember the victims of gun violence and show support for The Background Check Expansion Act S. 42, which would ensure that firearms don't end up in the hands of individuals who are not legally allowed to purchase them.

The uptick in mass shootings has catalyzed the public safety conversation around gun possession, but access to firearms plays a critical role in preventing suicide and domestic violence as well.

RSVP deadline: 08-13-2019

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Aug
14
11:30 AM11:30

2nd Annual Gun Violence Awareness Vigil at Liberty Plaza

In August 1965, Jonathan Daniels, a seminarian at Episcopal Theological Seminary (later Episcopal Divinity School), was assassinated by a white supremacist outside of Selma, AL for his work involving voter registration and civil rights. Daniels is a martyred saint in the Episcopal Church and his feast day is August 14. In commemoration of his Christian witness for justice and the sacrificial offering of his life, St. Luke’s will hold its 2nd annual Gun Violence Awareness Vigil, Wednesday August 14 at Liberty Plaza (Georgia Capitol) from 11:30-12:30 p.m. The Vigil will include a liturgy opposing gun violence and reading the names of all those whose lives were lost to gun violence in the state of Georgia during the last year. In addition to faith and community groups, all St. Luke’s parishioners and other Episcopalians are invited to attend along with clergy and parishioners of all faith and/or social backgrounds.

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Jonathan Daniels Annual Pilgrimage

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Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry (CVEM) invites you to join the annual pilgrimage to Hayneville, Alabama in remembrance of Episcopal Church martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels, on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

This pilgrimage has grown into one of the most recognized pilgrimages of our Church, bringing people from many dioceses and seminaries across the country to the spot where Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, was shot to death in August 1965 trying to protect an African-American teenage girl.

The Pilgrimage begins at 11:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time) in front of the courthouse in Hayneville, the place where an all-white jury in a sham trial lasting less than an hour found Jonathan’s murderer, Tom Coleman, not guilty. Pilgrims march to the jail where Daniels and his companions were held, and from there to the place where he was killed at a small country store that has since been razed, then back to the courthouse. In a moving Eucharist, the judge’s bench of that 1965 trial becomes the altar on which the sacrament is consecrated. Fourteen other martyrs of the Alabama civil rights movement are recognized and honored in this service as well as Daniels.

This year’s keynote speaker is the Honorable Kenyen Brown, the first African American US Attorney to serve in the history of the State of Alabama. Here's a link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FYXgyKIoAiWQ7Gz6d0BdESJURl44DkT5/view

This year, pilgrims will depart from Columbus at 9:30 am EDT, stop in Opelika, AL from 10 – 10:15 EDT to meet up with other pilgrims, and arrive in Hayneville by 10:30 CDT. We will head home around 2 pm CDT, arriving back in Columbus between 5-6 pm EDT.

Please follow the link and let us know you're planning to attend and if you'd like to carpool or caravan together: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdA5bKgkmaduP4f0zt70Kl9s8GbbjNu46tSMbPdskgsfSnXnA/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Martha Robert at CVEM at Martha@cvemjubilee.org or call (706) 327-0400 ext. 1001.

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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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Intergenerational Oral History Project: A Screening Showcase of Elder and Youth Exchange and Dialogue (Free)
Jul
28
3:30 PM15:30

Intergenerational Oral History Project: A Screening Showcase of Elder and Youth Exchange and Dialogue (Free)

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This screening culminates a six- week summer program which paired African American elders together with a diverse group of youngsters in the age range of 15-17. The elders have shared their stories with particular emphases on the ways in which they have navigated the racial divide. The young people have conducted, recorded, and produced video interviews with the elders and will reveal their wok and experience during this screening.

Come see the best of two generations coming together to learn and share from one another, developing new friendships, closing the generational gap through one-on-one interviews, taped and edited by the youth.

The youth participants have prepared a wonderful program to showcase this important work. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP and spread the word. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

  • 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
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
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
15
to Jul 17

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

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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.

Participants at our August, 2018 training.

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.

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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
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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