Apr
7
to Apr 30

11th Annual Stations of the Cross: Walk the Art

  • 1790 LaVista Rd NE Atlanta, GA, 30329 (map)
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Walk the 14 Stations of the Cross created by parish artists. Now in the 11th year and sponsored by the St. Bartholomew's Guild of Ten Talents, the stations will be set up in the nave until Maundy Thursday and then in the Meeting Room. Anyone can view these during the church's open hours. Plan to join the artists for the Stations of the Cross liturgy on April 16 at 6:30 pm, followed by a light reception.  

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Apr
22
to Apr 25

Soul of Leadership Program: 21st-Century Contemplative Leadership

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The Soul of Leadership is an 18-month program that guides participants on a journey of transformation as they learn to integrate leadership skills and contemplative practices into their lives. Leaders are empowered to be more effective professionally as they experience inner renewal and clarity of vision.

Leaders today face difficult challenges that often leave them feeling depleted. Soul of Leadership is designed to restore and energize participants, helping them become more effective in their leadership situations. Through residencies and at-home activities, both individually and in community, leaders will:

-Learn strategies to address leadership challenges
-Engage in contemplative practices
-Master skills to strengthen their organizations
-Increase personal well-being and wholeness

The program includes four residencies at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Each residency features a different leadership focus. At-home activities include reading, reflection, spiritual companionship, and community.

Leadership Residencies:
21st-Century Contemplative Leadership: April 22-25, 2019
The 7 Rs of Sanctuary: October 28-31, 2019
Leading Effective Change: April 27-30, 2020
Putting It All Together: October 19-22, 2020

Each residency begins at 11:00 am on Monday and ends at 12:30 pm on Thursday.

An application must be completed to participate. It is located at https://goo.gl/forms/MCdP9KK8VgNqYRhI3

In the first residency (21st-Century Contemplative Leadership), participants will:  

-Identify decision-making structures
-Explore discernment practices
-Practice blending discernment and decision-making
-Learn spirituality, management, and leadership theories

This program will be led by Margaret Benefiel and Susan Vincent-Cox. 

Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Shalem Institute, has served as Chair of the Academy of Management’s Management, Spirituality, and Religion Group. She also serves as co-chair of the Christian Spirituality Group of the American Academy of Religion, and has held various leadership roles in Spiritual Directors International. Over 1,000 executives, managers, and other leaders have participated in her seminars and courses. She is the author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader, and co-editor of The Soul of Supervision.

Rev. Susan Vincent-Cox is both a psychotherapist (LCSW) and an ordained minister of the Reformed Church in America. She has over 28 years experience working in mental health, medical, and human service agencies, as well as her private counseling practice. In addition to her practice, Sue currently serves as a Minister of Small Groups and Discipleship at First Church in Albany, NY where she facilitates groups both in churches and in the community.

Sue developed and leads Pilgrim’s Walk, a 6-18 week small group ministry of spiritual direction and support for those in the 3rd stage of life (65 and older). Professional training includes Psychosynthesis, The Soul of Leadership (2014-16), and Nonviolent Communication.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by March 22, 2019.

Please contact us for more information regarding the event cost details.


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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - Cathedral of St. Philip

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

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

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

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

Registration for this training is now CLOSED. Please check the calendar for more opportunities.

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Apr
26
to May 3

Join the 2019 Pilgrimage to Cape Coast, Ghana

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The dates for our 2019 pilgrimage to our companion diocese of Cape Coast in Ghana have been announced.  We will travel April 26 - May 3, 2019.  The cost of the trip is $2,500 that includes flight, hotel, all meals and activities.  If you would like to apply, please do so by December 31, 2018.  Applications can be found here:  2019 Cape Coast, Ghana Pilgrimage Application.

Due to an overwhelming response, we have closed the application process for our 2019 Pilgrimage to our companion diocese in Cape Coast, Ghana.  We are grateful for the interest in our relationship with the Diocese of Cape Coast.  There will be many more opportunities to be engaged in this work in the days and months ahead.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers at Sharon@epiphany.org

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Youth Eucharist & Participation in Hunger Walk Run
Apr
28
9:40 AM09:40

Youth Eucharist & Participation in Hunger Walk Run

  • 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States (map)
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Every year, the Office of the Youth Ministry has sponsored a Eucharist to kick off our morning at the Hunger Walk/Run that is open to everyone including youth in middle and high school, their friends, family, and anyone else!

The morning starts with a light breakfast at 9:45am. A contemporary Youth Led Liturgy starts at 10:30. Following Eucharist, we walk as a group to the Home Depot Backyard to register for the walk and to grab lunch at the food trucks.

If you are a youth leader, please contact us to RSVP a group of any size. To register for the 5k with our team, go to www.eycdioatl.org/calendar and click on the Hunger Walk/Run event link, or use https://tinyurl.com/y898zfzl.

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Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

2019 Hunger Walk Run

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Registration is now open for teams and individuals for the Hunger Walk Run on Sunday, April 28, 2019. This event, in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, allows the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia to provide grants supporting hunger-related ministries in our Episcopal parishes.

The parish that raises the most money for hunger will be awarded the Bishop’s Cup, which includes a cool trophy, bragging rights, and a $3,500 grant for your parish’s outreach ministries!

This year, the Hunger Walk Run will take place at The Home Depot Backyard, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Our youth-led Eucharist will take place at right across the street in Building C of the Georgia World Congress Center.

Please register by Friday, April 26. The cost is $35 for runners and $25 for walkers.

Agenda

10:30 am: Episcopal Eucharist (Georgia World Congress Center, Room C202)
12 pm: Festivities Begin
2 pm: 5K Walk and 5K Race begin!

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The Summit Piano Trio: 1-2-3! A Program of Solos, Duets, and Trios
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Summit Piano Trio: 1-2-3! A Program of Solos, Duets, and Trios

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The Summit Piano Trio will make a return engagement in the last of St. Catherine's Friends of Music 2018-19 Concert Series. The trio includes Kennesaw State University musicians: violinist Helen Kim (Professor of Violin), cellist Charae Krueger (Artist-in-Residence in Cello), and pianist Robert Henry (Director of Piano Studies and Assistant Professor of Music).  Entering their 11th season this year, the Summit Trio has impressed audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the regions preeminent piano trios with a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and beyond. The public is welcome and invited to remain afterwards for a reception and an opportunity to speak with the artists. A free-will offering will be taken to support the series.

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Apr
30
to May 3

Generosity Transformed! Conference

At the Generosity transformed! your mission * your ministry * your money Conference, April 30 – May 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, church and organizational leaders will learn how to energize and revitalize their strategies for faithful generosity by connecting their missions, ministries, and resources. More than a typical workshop-based conference, Generosity Transformed! Conference participants will engage deeply in peer discussion groups and subject-based roundtables to develop practical implementation plans, and leave ready and able to help their churches and organizations thrive through transformative practices of faithful generosity.

Keynote Speakers

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Generosity Transformed!’s keynote speakers will provide theological grounding and inspiration. The Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey is senior pastor at the Parkdale United Church in Ottawa, Ontario. He has provided leadership for the Festival of Homiletics and has academic degrees in social work, theology, philosophy of religion, and ethics and culture. He is a native of Barbados and has served in the mission field in Jamaica and Kenya. Anthony is well-qualified to speak on the connections between mission and faithful generosity.

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The Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel will speak on the connections between ministry and faithful generosity. She is conference minister of the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ and former pastor of churches in Maryland and Texas. Ginny is an excellent preacher and writer, a trained leader in stewardship and church development, and describes herself as one who loves the local church.

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The Rev. Lee Hull Moses, senior minister at the First Christian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the author of More Than Enough: Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess. Her passion for faithful and responsible consumerism will be just one of the facets of her keynote address connecting money and faithful generosity.

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As bishop, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows leads the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis with values of bringing our whole selves to God for sustenance, for inspiration, and for healing. She believes that “the world is filled with incredible beauty and unspeakable pain, and that God is deeply in the midst of it all loving us fiercely.” Jennifer will give the closing keynote address that will holistically connect the conference themes.

Content for Learning and Strategizing

The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is a premiere partner in the Generosity Transformed! Conference and will be presenting their initial findings and early results of the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices (NSCEP). The nationally-representative study of more than 1,000 US congregations from across the theological spectrum is examining their theological, cultural, and practical orientations toward money. Similar studies have not been conducted for decades, so these fresh understandings of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources will be current, credible benchmarks in the field of congregational giving. Dr. David P. King, director of the Lake Institute and professor at Indiana University, and Melissa Spas, managing director of education and engagement for the Lake Institute, will make the presentations and guide conference participants in strategic conversations to practically apply the insights of the study results. A premiere organization engaged in the advancement of faith-based philanthropy, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving exists to foster a greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving through research, education, and training.

Location

The Generosity Transformed! Conference will take place at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport.

Lodging and Transportation

Generosity Transformed! Conference participants should make their own lodging arrangements at the hotel of their choice. Many hotels are near Second Presbyterian Church. Conference participants also need to care for their own transportation to and from the airport and to and from the church.

Livestreaming

Generosity Transformed Conference livestreaming participants will have live access to all 4 keynote presentations and 2 presentations by the Lake Institute.

Schedule

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 and concludes at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Register by March 5 for a $25 early bird discount.
Download a complete schedule.

Registration

Register before March 30 to avoid a late fee. Regular registration is $300.00 USD. Regular registration ends March 30, 2019. Late registration is $325.00 USD. Late registration ends April 12, 2019. Live Streaming registration is $99.00 USD. Online registration closes April 12, 2019.

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A Conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

A Conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor

  • 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 United States (map)
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Join The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor and Plemon El Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, for an engaging conversation about Brown Taylor's new book, "Holy Envy:  Finding God in the Faith of Others."  This event is free, but registration is required.  Copies of Barbara Brown Taylor's books will be available for purchase at the event.

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May
3
to May 5

Diocesan ECW Annual Spring Retreat

The EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) of the Diocese of Atlanta invite you to our Annual Retreat at Camp Mikell – Friday, May 3, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019. All are welcome!

This years retreat will be led by Alma Hall from St. Paul’s, Atlanta. Alma will be teaching from one of the Bad Girls of the Bible books by Liz Curtis Hicks. Ms. Hicks is the author of Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible. All 3 books are available from Amazon and Books-a-Million.

There will be 4 workshops/activities on Saturday:

  • Walk to the Cross (for hardy souls!) There will be a leader.

  • Crafts- Prayer Dolls are returning this year- so much fun! No experience necessary.

  • Yoga- Good for the body, good for the soul! Bring a yoga mat or large towel.

  • Meditation- With leader in the chapel (also good for the soul).

Registration Information

Registrations must be received by April 15, 2019.

  • Day Rate includes sessions and lunch on Saturday ONLY. Session starts at 9:00 am.

  • Full Weekend Rate includes all means- Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and two nights lodging.

  • Dormitory $110: Cabin $180: Retreat Village $180

Please bring at least one of the following:

  • Kroger Gift Card, food, or toiletry items for Mimi’s Pantry

  • Camp Mikell Wish List items from their websites

Bed linens, towels, and toiletries are not furnished in dormitory accommodations. Please make plans to provide your own. Groups wishing to room together are encouraged to mail in registrations together.

Questions? Contact Gwen Hyman (H) 404-361-8607 (C) 404-790-5613 or ghyman@bellsouth.net

Very limited scholarship assistance is available, for further information contact Gwen Hyman.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's People Training: Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Harassment

This adult abuse prevention training is required of all those who have pastoral relationships with adults including clergy, Eucharistic and pastoral care visitors, adult choir directors, and adult formation or small group leaders. This training is mandated for all clergy and vestry members and must be renewed every five years. We require first time trainees to attend a group training. Re-certification can be completed online. Contact Deborah Silver form more info. dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org

Please register at the link below by April 29.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Paths of Hope for the Journey to Wholeness: A Quiet Day

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This Quiet Day will center around the labyrinth image provided by the Episcopal Church in relationship to racial healing and reconciliation. The day will create a brave and contemplative space for deepening our call and capacity for this holy work of reconciliation.

Facilitators: Melise Fathi | Reverend Laura Bryant | Reverend Julia Rusling

Quiet Day is available to persons who have completed the Dismantling Racism Workshop.  To sign-up, email starver@episcopalatlanta.org by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Seating is limited.

Please bring your lunch and a goody to share. $10 Registration covers supplies and material for the day. Send checks made payable to the Diocese of Atlanta for registration to: Absalom Jones Center, 807 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Be sure to include your name, address, email, phone number and parish.

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Graduation Celebration
May
5
3:30 PM15:30

Graduation Celebration

  • 1790 Lavista Road Atlanta, GA, 30329 United States (map)
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On May 5, the Diocesan Youth Commission is hosting a celebration for all of our graduating seniors, both from high school and college. This annual event is an opportunity to say thank you to the youth and young adults that have added so much to their parishes, to our diocese, and to the Episcopal church as a collective.

This year, MacKenzie Teal, sophomore at Young Harris College, will be preaching, and Bishop Wright will be celebrating and joining us in sending off our seniors into this next phase of life.
After the service, there will be a reception, along with a photo-booth with Bishop Wright, as well as Campus Missioners present to discuss the next step to stay connected to the church while away at college. 

Friends and family are highly encouraged to join us in celebration.

Both graduating seniors, as well as guests, should register in advance. Visit www.eycdioatl.org/calendar and follow the link next to the Graduation Celebration event.

RSVP directly here.

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May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert: Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harpist

  • 805 Mt.Vernon Highway Northwest Sandy Springs, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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...To be conveyed from the mundane to the celestial, join us at Holy Innocents to revel in the gorgeous tones of the heavenly harp as played by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each selection in the Legends for Harp program has a basis in literary narrative… a poem, a play, or a folk song. From Prokofiev to an Appalachian Folk Song, each delicate strain will soothe you and transport you. Ahhh, such is the music of the harp! Reception following.

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May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Elisabeth Remy Johnson

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm in the Nave: Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harpist

To be conveyed from the mundane to the celestial, join us at Holy Innocents to revel in the gorgeous tones of the heavenly harp as played by Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each selection in the Legends for Harp program has a basis in literary narrative… a poem, a play, or a folk song. From Prokofiev to an Appalachian Folk Song, each delicate strain will soothe you and transport you. Ahhh, such is the music of the harp!

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children Training

Safeguarding God's Children training is mandated by the diocese for all who work with children and youth in parish or diocesan activities. All clergy, parish employees and Vestry members are also required to complete this training.

Contact Deborah Silver for more info. dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org

Register by May 8, 2019 using the link below.

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Immigration Education & Dialogue for Clergy and Lay Leaders

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

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


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

Four contact hours will be awarded for Clergy Continuing Education.

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May
16
to May 19

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

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


Meetings

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

Accommodations  

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

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

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

Meals

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

Organizers

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

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


Conference Agenda

Thursday

5pm Arrival, Meet & Greet

6pm Dinner

7pm Executive Directors’ Roundtable; New Leaders’ Roundtable

9pm Prayers

Friday

8:30am  Breakfast - preparing and feasting together

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

12:30pm  Lunch - preparing and feasting together

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

4:30pm  Context-specific ministries; a discussion

6pm  Dinner – preparing and feasting together

Saturday

8am   Continental Breakfast

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

2-4pm  Workshop:  _____________________

4-6pm  Affinity groups and snacks

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

Sunday

8am  Continental Breakfast

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

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

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

1pm Church of the Common Ground Worship Service

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

4pm Departure for your return home

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18th, at a TBD location.

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

  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship

  • practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program

  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational groups

  • reasons for giving

  • a detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program 

  • a systematic approach to membership growth

  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

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

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

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Beyond Sandwiches: A Symposium on Poverty, Race and Homelessness

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Education – Action – Conversation 

Education

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

Action

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

Conversation

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

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

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day Celebration

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

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - Annunciation (Registration Closed)

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Summer Bear Camps

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

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

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

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May
31
to Jun 2

One River Wisdom Retreat: Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

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

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

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

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

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

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training- St. Pauls

  • 605 Reynolds Street Augusta, GA, 30901 United States (map)
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Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Trainings are developed by the Diocese of Atlanta Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. 

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

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

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

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

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

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

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

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

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Jun
12
to Jun 14

Invite Welcome Connect Summit 2019

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

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

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


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

Meals are included.

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

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

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

2019 Missional Voices National Gathering

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The 2019 Missional Voices National Gathering brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. This year’s focus will be on what we can learn about God’s mission from those engaged in difficult situations. We'll hear from people leading refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, parishes after natural disasters, and more.

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

Register today for $99 and join the conversation!


Thursday, June 13

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

Friday, June 14

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

Saturday, June15

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

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Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd, at the Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305).

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

  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship

  • practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program

  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational groups

  • reasons for giving

  • a detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program 

  • a systematic approach to membership growth

  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

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

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

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training- St. Martin in the Fields

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

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

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

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

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training

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

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

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

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

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Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Courage to Grow Old

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

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

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

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Jul
15
to Jul 17

Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training

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

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

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


Registration

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

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

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

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


Tuition: $570

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

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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
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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Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd, at the Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305).

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

  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship

  • practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program

  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational groups

  • reasons for giving

  • a detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program 

  • a systematic approach to membership growth

  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

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

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

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Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - All Saints' in Warner Robins

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

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

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

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

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Circle of Stewardship

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7th, at a TBD location.

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

  • scriptural building blocks of Christian stewardship

  • practical resources for organizing your annual stewardship program

  • designs for tailoring stewardship communications to multigenerational groups

  • reasons for giving

  • a detailed framework for implementing a comprehensive year-round stewardship program 

  • a systematic approach to membership growth

  • ways to start holy stewardship conversations in your parish

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

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

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Gifts from God: A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality and Sexuality

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

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

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

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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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Choral Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Choral Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

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

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

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Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Renewal & Reaffirmation of Vows

This annual event is a gathering of our bishops, the clergy and the people of the diocese in Holy Week, to reaffirm our ordination and baptismal vows as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.


Celebrant: The Rt. Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta

Preacher: The Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta

Clergy: Red Stoles

Light lunch will be provided, so it is important for all attendees to register and let us know how many to prepare for.

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Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

Dreaming Together | Sonando Juntos Pilgrimage with Immigrants and Refugees

Join us at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 14, at 5pm for the third annual Dreaming Together/Sonando Juntos pilgrimage walk together with people who arrived in the U.S. by immigration, refugee process, or birth. This walk is a 1.5 mile spiritual journey from St. Bede's lower parking lot, past New American Pathways offices, and ending with Eucharist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office on Parklake Drive. Along the way, we will hear stories of our immigrant and refugee neighbors, pray, and read scripture. Any offering collected will go to St. Bede’s Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees fund which provides support to families with a member in ICE custody. 

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

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Experiential Stations of the Cross and Lenten Dinner
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Experiential Stations of the Cross and Lenten Dinner

Join us for Experiential Stations of the Cross on Saturday, April 13th at 4:00pm in the courtyard (rain location: Parish Hall).

We will walk and pray the traditional 14 stations together, incorporating a tactile or other sensory activity at each one. All ages are welcome and encourage to participate. 

A simple Lenten supper will be served immediately following the service.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Walking the Way of Love: Praying with the Stations of the Cross A Lenten Quiet Day

Praying with the creative paintings of the Stations by Virginia Roach Munroe as well as with other images, scripture, poetry and readings about the Passion and walking the Labyrinth.

Guided by The Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler and Ms. Lea Robinson, R.N., M.S.N.

$40 (Scholarships available) and includes lunch.

Please call 770-938-9797 ext. 27 to register for the day.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Seedtime & Harvest Gardens & Greenhouse Plant Sale

If you have been waiting for more stable temperatures to plant your spring garden, the Seedtime & Harvest April Plant Sale is for you. We have over 30 varieties of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, and melons. Try a lilac bell pepper or a fiery hot little pepper called Datil; a Raspberry Lyanna tomato or a Red Rubin basil, one of six basil varieties available. Perennial and annual flowers, indoor plants for bright light or low light, strawberries, everbearing raspberries --everything is organically grown, and every purchase helps to provide a job for a gardener in our supported employment program.

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Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

Lazarus, Come Out: Reflections on John 11

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The next quiet day on April 13, 2019 will be in preparation for Holy Week. Entitled “Lazarus, Come Out: Reflections on John 11,” it will be led by New Testament scholar and poet, Bonnie Thurston. We will examine the passage as a play in three acts, each focusing on a different spiritual teaching. In the Orthodox Church the Saturday before Palm Sunday is “Lazarus Saturday.” The traditional writing of the icon of the raising of Lazarus will be introduced. As we enter Holy Week, John 11 issues a timeless challenge to awaken us to awareness and aliveness. It encourages us to leave behind what is dead and to respond to Christ’s call to liberation.

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Bonnie Thurston is a New Testament scholar and poet, an ordained Disciples of Christ minister, a licensed Episcopal preacher and lay reader, and an experienced retreat leader. She is the author or editor of twenty-two theological books, including Hidden in God: Discovering the Desert Vision of Charles de Foucauld, and six collections of poetry. Thurston taught at the university level for thirty years and served as a pastor of five churches and twice in overseas ministries. She is also a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society.


To register, please call 931-598-0046 or visit our online registration page by April 11.

$50 (A non-refundable deposit of $25 must be paid upon registering. The remaining $25 can be paid at the door). Please send check or cash by mail to: The Community of St. Mary, Southern Province, 1100 St. Mary's Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375

Limited guest accommodations are available at the convent! Please contact Sister Hannah at 931-598-0046 or at sisterhannahcsm@gmail.com.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: The Aeolians

The Aeolians of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL will give a concert at Grace Church in Gainesville on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM. The concert is free of charge and all are welcome!

The Aeolians was originally organized in 1946 by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes. Since its inception, the choir has traveled widely, touching the hearts of both young and old with their inspirational singing. Aeolian concerts present a repertoire of choral music which ranges from the Baroque era to the twentieth century. 

Moreover, the Aeolians is an authoritative exponent of Negro spirituals and work songs which express the yearnings of our forefathers to be free. They have won a host of awards including World Choir Games Spirituals Champions, Four-Peat HBCU Choir of the Year and Choir of the World Champions 2017.

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Fish Fry Fridays in Lent

St. Edward's Fish Fry Friday is BACK!

Fish Fry Friday will be held in Nickelson Hall every Friday, in Lent, until April 12! 

The price is $10 for adult and $5 for children. The price includes two homemade sides, beverage & dessert.  Come Early for best side and dessert selections!

To Go orders are also available.

Plan to bring your friends and family!

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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Lent 2019 Program: A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection

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St. Edward's invites you to join us on Wednesdays in Lent for our program entitled "A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection".

March 13 - April 10 
Nickelson Hall  

6.30pm. -  7.00pm. Light healthy Lenten supper
7.00pm.  -  8.45pm. Lecture, Sharing/ Discussion
8:45pm.  -  9.00pm. Closing with Compline

On Wednesdays during Lent, we will be looking and discussing the essence of Death that leads to Resurrection. What is death ? Why is it that we fear the word and concept?

For most of us the word is terrifying that we don't even want to say the word or think about it. The word and concept is so morbid and stressful to the level that we substitute others ways of dealing with the word, so instead of saying someone has died, we say, the person has passed away.

Yet, as Christians, who are disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ hope and believe we will experience same Resurrection as He did after His crucifixion and death. So as Christians if we are to be honest with ourselves, we will accept and know that without death there will be no resurrection.

We will also look at other significant kinds of death and how they prevent us from experiencing true resurrection with Christ.  So for the five weeks in Lent, we will be talking about issue of death, how do we prepare for it, how do we handle it when it happens , how do we cope with the aftermath in healthy and healing ways, etc.

We will then end with what does it mean to be resurrected with Christ in Easter.

Please come and join us every Wednesday in Nickleson Hall.

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Lenten Quiet Day: By the Grace of God I am who I am

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An opportunity this Lent to reflect and center with the support of friends. The gardens and setting of St. Clare’s are an apt place. Participants may structure their day (or leave it unstructured) according to their own needs. Materials for creativity, literature, opportunities to worship, beverages, light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Liz Schellingerhoudt, rector at St. Clare’s, and John Hamilton, rector at St. Elizabeth’s, Dahlonega, will each give a short meditation. The time will end with Eucharist. A time to ponder and prepare our celebration of Easter.

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 4. If you have any questions please email stclare@stclaresepiscopal.org or call 706.745.0647.

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Apr
6
9:45 AM09:45

Cursillo Team Training

Diocese of Atlanta Cursillo Team Training continues on Saturday April 6th at Christ Episcopal Church, 1210 Wooten Lake Rd., N.W., Kennesaw GA 30144-1347. Check-in begins at 9:45 and program and music starts at 10 am. The training day will conclude with Eucharist and departure home by 3 pm.

To register email Nina Daniels at ninadmiked@comcast.net

The cost of the training day is $10 per person to cover lunch and printed materials. Cash or check please, made payable to Diocese of Atlanta Cursillo. Simply give us your check or cash when you check in on April 6th; however, we hope you will email your planned attendance to Nina Daniels so we can order sufficient food and printed materials. If you attended the Feb 2019 training day, please bring your Episcopal Cursillo Ministry materials; if you were not able to attend the Feb training, we hope you will go to www.EpiscopalCursilloMinistry.org and review the ECM library related to the Cursillo movement and the 4th Day (Ultreya etc.) to be prepared for the second team training.

We are in the process of re-building our Cursillo movement in the Diocese and we need your support and your gifts. Come and bring a friend to this important Team Training event. No prior weekend experience necessary to participate in the training days. We need everyone who is interested to participate in this rebuilding effort. We focused on the roles and responsibilities on the 4th day, Music team, Conference room and Palanca at the first training day. We will refine, finalize that work and set some goals at the second training day as well as begin to work on restructuring Secretariat and Servant Community based on the work of the group. Please come, add your voice and your talents to our team.

The third team training day is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm so save the date.

To register email Nina Daniels at ninadmiked@comcast.net

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Experiencing Poverty: An Interactive Simulation Event

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Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families in the communities of the Diocese of Atlanta, but unless you've experienced poverty personally, it's difficult to truly understand what day-to-day life feels like when you're poor. The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia has partnered with the United Way of Greater Atlanta to conduct an immersive experience that will introduce you to the day-to-day struggles of living in perpetual poverty.

Our goal is to help Episcopalians in our Diocese who are active in their parish outreach ministries to better understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. The purpose of this simulation is to provide a small taste of what life is like on an extremely limited income - joining the 38.1 million U.S. citizens who live, for one reason or another, with incomes below the poverty line.

Please Register by March 27. The cost to participate is $15 and includes lunch.


Schedule

9am: Registration
9:45am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
10am: Poverty Simulation with United Way of Greater Atlanta
12pm: Break/Pickup Lunch
12:15pm: Debrief Session (while everyone eats)
1pm: Closing Remarks

Our society suffers from a lack of understanding and empathy concerning the realities of poverty, and through this simulation experience, you'll encounter the real issues that low-income families deal with, the roadblocks that can be barriers to self-sufficiency, and how these factors shape behavior and beliefs.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
As this is a training simulation, not a game, we ask that you do not bring children to this training. This training is appropriate for parishioners 16 and older. Thank you for understanding!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is ample on-site parking available.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need to bring a printed ticket, we can look you up by name at registration!

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Luke's (Registration Closed)

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

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

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

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

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

Fish Fry Fridays in Lent

St. Edward's Fish Fry Friday is BACK!

Fish Fry Friday will be held in Nickelson Hall every Friday, in Lent, until April 12! 

The price is $10 for adult and $5 for children. The price includes two homemade sides, beverage & dessert.  Come Early for best side and dessert selections!

To Go orders are also available.

Plan to bring your friends and family!

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Courage to Lead Retreat: The Soul of Aging

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Aging presents us with an “accelerated curriculum” on change and a deep spiritual dive into the paradoxes of loss, transition, and renewal. Sadly, this challenging life season is often undertaken in isolation. Our retreat, using the Circle of Trust model, offers a soul-safe space in community to explore our relationship with God and expand our capacity to love, serve, forgive, and seek peace. It invites us to become true Elders with meaningful contributions to make, and ultimately to embrace the deep mystery we will enter in our own deaths.

Scholarships are available! Please contact us for more information.

This retreat will be led by Marjorie Thompson and Marta Murrell. 

Marjorie Thompson is a Prepared Facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal. She has led numerous Courage to Lead retreats, including a series of five seasonal retreats at St. Mary’s Sewanee in 2015-2016. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Marjorie has been engaged in a ministry of teaching, retreats, and writing for more than 30 years. She teaches regularly for the Academy for Spiritual Formation, and has authored several books including Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spritual Life; Forgiveness: A Lenten Study; and most recently, Courage for Caregivers through her work with the Henri Nouwen Society.

Marta Murrell is a member of the 2018-19 Center for Courage and Renewal Facilitator Preparation Cohort. She has been introducing courage work in East Tennessee through retreats and small groups, including The Soul of Aging curriculum developed for faith communities by the Center. Marta is a former pastor, serving in a variety of teaching, facilitation, and leadership development roles.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by March 29, 2019.

The registration fees are $365/$465.

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Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Lent 2019 Program: A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection

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St. Edward's invites you to join us on Wednesdays in Lent for our program entitled "A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection".

March 13 - April 10 
Nickelson Hall  

6.30pm. -  7.00pm. Light healthy Lenten supper
7.00pm.  -  8.45pm. Lecture, Sharing/ Discussion
8:45pm.  -  9.00pm. Closing with Compline

On Wednesdays during Lent, we will be looking and discussing the essence of Death that leads to Resurrection. What is death ? Why is it that we fear the word and concept?

For most of us the word is terrifying that we don't even want to say the word or think about it. The word and concept is so morbid and stressful to the level that we substitute others ways of dealing with the word, so instead of saying someone has died, we say, the person has passed away.

Yet, as Christians, who are disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ hope and believe we will experience same Resurrection as He did after His crucifixion and death. So as Christians if we are to be honest with ourselves, we will accept and know that without death there will be no resurrection.

We will also look at other significant kinds of death and how they prevent us from experiencing true resurrection with Christ.  So for the five weeks in Lent, we will be talking about issue of death, how do we prepare for it, how do we handle it when it happens , how do we cope with the aftermath in healthy and healing ways, etc.

We will then end with what does it mean to be resurrected with Christ in Easter.

Please come and join us every Wednesday in Nickleson Hall.

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Apr
3
to Apr 5

2019 GEMN Global Mission Conference

  • Bishop Skilton Conference Center (map)
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Join the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) and members of the Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana to explore what it means to be mutual witnesses to Christ across boundaries of culture, language and faith.

This international, bilingual (Spanish and English) conference will emphasize the role of evangelism and Christian witness in global mission, reclaiming the evangelistic roots of mutual mission engagement, with particular attention to the witness of the Dominican church and its vibrant, evangelistic spirit.

Keynoting the conference will be:

  • The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Bishop of Cuba

  • The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation

Other speakers include:

  • The Rev. Anthony Guillén, Director of Ethnic Ministries

  • The Rt. Rev. Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota, Bishop of the Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana

  • The Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel for the Episcopal Church

  • The Rt. Rev. William Skilton, retired Assistant Bishop of Dominican Republic


Global Mission Workshops

Mission workshops will give you practical tools to bring back to your diocese, congregation or mission organization:

  • Healthy short-term mission

  • Updates on places of intense Episcopal engagement, such as Haiti, Cuba, Sudan, and the Dominican Republic

  • Asset-Based Community Development

  • Sustaining mission relationships

  • Discerning a call as a missionary

  • Cross-cultural best practices in mission engagement

  • Dynamics of enculturation

  • Money and mission

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Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Rev. David Hodges to Preach on Day 1

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The V. Rev. David Hodges, president of The Saint Francis Foundation in Salina, Kan., is the featured preacher March 31 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.

Hodges also serves as dean of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of Western Kansas. Earlier he served as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Holy Comforter in Charlotte, and as interim rector of St. Luke’s in Jacksonville, Ala. A graduate of Samford University, Hodges earned an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Alabama and an M.Div. from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Tex.

“Return as Far as You Can,” Hodges’ sermon for March 31, is based on the beloved parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15.  “All of us feel separated or estranged at some point – from someone else, from ourselves, or from God,” he says. “Each of us experiences periods of desperately wanting and needing to be found; wanting and needing to know that we are loved, accepted, and looked for.”

The program includes interviews with Hodges conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer. 


“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for more than 72 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website, http://day1.org.

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Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

4 Hands + 4 Feet: Shannon Gallier & Austin Clarke at the Organ

St. Catherine's seventh annual Concert Series is proud to present two fine choirmasters/organists, Shannon Gallier from St. Barthomew's, Atlanta and Austin Clark from Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta. They will perform organ solos and duets from the works of Bach (“St. Anne” Prelude & Fugue), Mendelssohn, Shearing (Jazz-inspired settings of hymn tunes), Howells, Hancock, and others. The Friends of Music are thrilled to have these two musicians perform at St. Catherine's and invite all lovers of organ music to join us for this free concert, open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. This Concert Series always includes introductory and anecdotal comments by the artists and all are welcome to speak with them at the reception after the concert.

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Mar
31
10:20 AM10:20

Rector's Forum: This Child of Faith, Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

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We’re excited to welcome Sophfronia Scott, author of This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World, and her son Tain Gregory to All Saints' on Sunday, March 31. Tain is a survivor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which began a profound journey of healing and faith. They will discuss questions like, “How can we help children and teens have real faith in the world we live in today?” and “Why bother with religion in this increasingly secular world?”

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Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Fish Fry Fridays in Lent

St. Edward's Fish Fry Friday is BACK!

Fish Fry Friday will be held in Nickelson Hall every Friday, in Lent, until April 12! 

The price is $10 for adult and $5 for children. The price includes two homemade sides, beverage & dessert.  Come Early for best side and dessert selections!

To Go orders are also available.

Plan to bring your friends and family!

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Lent 2019 Program: A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection

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St. Edward's invites you to join us on Wednesdays in Lent for our program entitled "A Christian Perspective on the Essence of Death and Resurrection".

March 13 - April 10 
Nickelson Hall  

6.30pm. -  7.00pm. Light healthy Lenten supper
7.00pm.  -  8.45pm. Lecture, Sharing/ Discussion
8:45pm.  -  9.00pm. Closing with Compline

On Wednesdays during Lent, we will be looking and discussing the essence of Death that leads to Resurrection. What is death ? Why is it that we fear the word and concept?

For most of us the word is terrifying that we don't even want to say the word or think about it. The word and concept is so morbid and stressful to the level that we substitute others ways of dealing with the word, so instead of saying someone has died, we say, the person has passed away.

Yet, as Christians, who are disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ hope and believe we will experience same Resurrection as He did after His crucifixion and death. So as Christians if we are to be honest with ourselves, we will accept and know that without death there will be no resurrection.

We will also look at other significant kinds of death and how they prevent us from experiencing true resurrection with Christ.  So for the five weeks in Lent, we will be talking about issue of death, how do we prepare for it, how do we handle it when it happens , how do we cope with the aftermath in healthy and healing ways, etc.

We will then end with what does it mean to be resurrected with Christ in Easter.

Please come and join us every Wednesday in Nickleson Hall.

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Mar
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sister Elizabeth Johnson - "Is God's Charity Broad Enough for Bears?"

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

Candler welcomes Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., author and Distinguished Professor of Theology Emerita at Fordham University, to present a dean's lecture on Wednesday, March 27 in Room 252 of Candler's Rita Anne Rollins Building. A boxed lunch will be provided for all who register by March 20 at 5:00 p.m. 


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Nineteenth-century naturalist John Muir raised this question. It launches Johnson's exploration of human relationship to the natural world within the context of the dangerous ecological crisis our planet faces. Drawing from evolutionary science and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sí, she presents the challenge of loving Earth and its species as an intrinsic part of faith in God, and of acting for ecojustice as essential to Christian spirituality.

Johnson has authored numerous books and articles, including She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse, and most recently Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril. A past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and also of the American Theological Society, she has served on the editorial boards of major journals and seen her work translated into thirteen languages. Johnson was awarded the Fordham Teaching Award in 1998 and Professor of the Year Award in 2011. She has mentored dozens of doctoral students who are now themselves professors. The recipient of fifteen honorary doctorates and numerous other accolades, she has been deeply involved in the life of the church, including serving on the national U.S. Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue and the Vatican-sponsored dialogue between science and religion.

For more information about this event, contact Antonio Alonso at antonio.alonso@emory.edu.

Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. George's

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

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

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

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

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