Second Chance for Georgia Campaign Kick-off
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Second Chance for Georgia Campaign Kick-off

The Georgia Justice Project has been working to expand expungement of convictions this year, but needs your help!

Georgia has the highest rate of correctional control facilities in the nation, yet no matter how long ago the conviction occurred, Georgia’s laws do not allow expungement. Under Georgia’s current law, only arrests that did not lead to a conviction, and certain misdemeanor convictions that occurred before the age of 21, can be removed. All other Georgia convictions stay on your record permanently, creating lifetime difficulties for people who have finished serving their time and are trying to pick their lives back up.

Thirty-one organizations have joined the campaign as partners and the list is growing each day. Five expungement bills were filed last legislative session, and we want to capitalize on that interest and momentum.The campaign is off to a strong start, but there is still work to be done. We need support in building our coalition, raising awareness, and educating the public and legislators. Join the campaign kick-off to learn ways to get involved, hear from those whose have experience how a record can be a barrier, and learn why Georgia’s law needs to change.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot early!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in the lot across the street from St. Luke's Episcopal Church and on the corner of Peachtree and Pine. Look for the Georgia Justice Project signs. St. Luke’s is near the Civic Center MARTA Station.

Questions? Contact ann@gjp.org or 404-827-0027 ext. 248

Read more here.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Silent Film with Improvised Organ Accompaniment by David Briggs
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Silent Film with Improvised Organ Accompaniment by David Briggs

Get in the mood for Halloween with internationally acclaimed concert organist David Briggs and his spontaneous accompaniment to the 1920 Paramount silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Popcorn will be served!

Event cost is $25 ($10 for students with i.d. and no cost for children under 18).

Purchase admission at the door or online.

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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.

Weekend Schedule:
Schedule for Thursday, October 24

Schedule for Friday, October 25

Schedule for Saturday, October 26

Conference Fee: $100 Per Person

For Coference updates click here

Event Participants:

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For more information, email starver@episcopalatlanta.org

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

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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: 9 am to noon; 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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2019 Spirituality Conference
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

2019 Spirituality Conference

A day with Lerita Coleman Brown, Ph.D.
From Contemplation to Compassionate Social Action: The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman

What does it mean to be a freed human spirit? Join us for a day journeying through the life and writings of Howard Thurman (spiritual adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and dipping into his contemplative practices. We will explore how this mystic and theologian emerged from Baptist beginnings to become a model and teacher of sacred activism. In addition, Howard Thurman’s transformational experiences with God and his classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, highlight the living wisdom he espoused that continues to nourish our spirits today.

Event cost is $60 per person includes lunch.
Group discounts are available at $55 per person for 4 or more people.

Registration deadline is October 21.

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Holy Eucharist: Harry Potter and the Theological Imagination
Oct
27
4:30 PM16:30

Holy Eucharist: Harry Potter and the Theological Imagination

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Join us for a magical evening of Harry Potter-themed worship, fellowship, and fun.

Harry Potter Trunk or Treat
4:30 p.m. Kennedy Courtyard
Trunk or treat through Diagon Alley (a.k.a Kennedy Courtyard) with Harry Potter characters and refugee friends from our Refugee Ministries program.

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Holy Eucharist: Harry Potter and the Theological Imagination
5:30 p.m. Ellis Hall, Parish House
After the Trunk or Treat, we’ll celebrate Eucharist in the Great Hall (a.k.a. Ellis Hall), eat a Hogwarts-style feast, and enjoy the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets afterward.

All ages welcome. Costumes of all sorts encouraged!

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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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Open House at St. Martin's Episcopal School
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Open House at St. Martin's Episcopal School

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St. Martin's Episcopal School will be hosting an open house for prospective families. Parents of rising preschool through 8th grade students can hear from the Head of School, meet with teachers and students, tour the campus, and hear firsthand why St. Martin's graduates are so well prepared for the top high schools in Atlanta. 

Learn more here.

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Eternal Light: A Requiem
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Eternal Light: A Requiem

The Grace Church parish choir, accompanied by a chamber ensemble, will present Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem. The work was commissioned in 2008 and met with great acclaim, making it one of Goodall’s most popular choral compositions. Like Fauré’s Requiem, Goodall’s interpretation centers on those who are grieving rather than the salvation of the departed.

The concert will begin with a short service of remembrance with the reading of names and a prayer.

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Clark Atlanta University performs "Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank" at The Temple
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Clark Atlanta University performs "Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank" at The Temple

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank and the 75th anniversary of her last entry in her diary, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society will present a performance of Annelies. This stunning choral work, by James Whitbourn, brings to life the diary written by Annelies (Anne) Frank between 1942 and 1944 when she and her family hid in a secret annex.

Her diary is filled with poignant, astute observations and ruminations on the nature of humanity, love and life, all set against the terrifying backdrop of Nazi occupation and the Holocaust. Although Frank perished at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, her posthumously published writing has been read by millions of people throughout the world.

The concert will feature the phenomenal soprano, Kayla Harriett.

For more information, please contact Dr. Curtis Powell at cpowell@cau.edu.

The Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society meets weekly in the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing and has a close working relationship with its executive director, Dr. Catherine Meeks.

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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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The Bishop Barbara C. Harris Justice Project
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Bishop Barbara C. Harris Justice Project

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Bishop Robert C. Wright and The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing invite you to the launch of The Bishop Barbara C. Harris Justice Project.

The Justice Project expands the center’s work while honoring Bishop Harris’ legacy of working to dismantle injustices. The project will focus on environmental injustice, health inequities, prison industrial complex, death penalty and inhuman immigration policies. This work will embody healing across the diocese and the wider church.

To register email Sandra Tarver.

Registration deadline: November 15

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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!
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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. Learn more here.

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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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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Safeguarding God's Children Training: Train the Trainer

This is a required update for all those who serve as trainers for Safeguarding God's Children. The new Diocesan Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse will be introduced as well as the new training format.

Registration deadline: December 2, 2019.

To register contact Rev. Deborah Silver at dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org.

A boxed lunch will be provided at a cost of $10. Please indicate in your email if you would like to place an order for this lunch option.

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All Saints' Concert Series: Coro Vocati
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

All Saints' Concert Series: Coro Vocati

Based in Atlanta, the ensemble Coro Vocati returns to All Saints’ for what has become an annual holiday tradition drawing capacity audiences. Under the direction of John H. Dickson, this year’s Advent and Christmas programming promises to delight.

The cost is $25 ($10 for students with i.d. and no cost for children under 18).

Purchase admission at the door or online.

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Jr. DYC 2019
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Jr. DYC 2019

The Diocesan Youth Commission hosts its middle school retreat, the Jr. DYC Retreat, at Camp Mikell during the second weekend of December. The goal of the retreat is to bring the fun of Summer Camp into an abbreviated winter session. We even have summer staffers up to chaperone for the weekend. The theme of the DYC Retreat changes yearly, but it is always a fun weekend that includes music, worship, morning program, afternoon activities, a dance!

Registration: $100

Registration Deadline: December 8

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Sr. DYC 2020
Jan
3
to Jan 5

Sr. DYC 2020

The Diocesan Youth Commission hosts its high school retreat, the Sr. DYC 2020 Retreat at Camp Mikell during the first weekend of January. The goal of the retreat is to bring the fun of Summer Camp into an abbreviated winter session. We even have summer staffers up to chaperone for the weekend. The theme of the DYC Retreat changes yearly, but it is always an exciting weekend that includes music, worship, morning program, afternoon activities, a dance, and plenty of fun!

Registration: $100

Registration Deadline: December 29.

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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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Engaging Ministry: Practices of Prayer, Worship, and Community
Jan
30
to Jan 31

Engaging Ministry: Practices of Prayer, Worship, and Community

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An educational-experiential series for clergy and laypeople.
In this two-part educational and experiential series, we'll explore two aspects of congregational vitality: cultivating practices that invite Christ’s indwelling presence in both ordained leaders and in communities, and processes for creating dynamic and transformative worship that stirs the senses and opens the heart. Participants will leave refreshed, inspired, and prepared with tools and resources for engaging ministry.

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Part 1: The Heart of Ministry: Deepening Practice, Deepening Community
Facilitated by the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Gainesville, Georgia
Jan. 30

The rich heritage of the Christian contemplative tradition offers a space in which all those sharing in parish ministry—both lay and ordained—can anchor their common prayer and compassion in an awareness of God's transforming presence. Drawing on a dozen years as a parish priest and his co-edited book, Contemplation and Community: A Gathering of Fresh Voices for a Living Tradition, Higginbotham will offer insights from his own experience in ministry as well as from the ongoing global conversations in the wider, global network of Christian contemplative scholars and practitioners.

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Part 2 : Entering the Mystery: Planning Non-Traditional Worship
Facilitated by Kate Eaton, president and founder of Mishkhah
Jan. 31

Pope Francis has encouraged the church "not to lose sight of this important goal: to help the liturgical assembly and the people of God to perceive and participate, with all the senses, physical and spiritual, in the mystery of God."

Part two of Engaging Ministry begins with a public worship service in All Saints’ Chapel in Sewanee created by Eaton that reveals the mystery of Christ by stirring the senses and opening the heart. Through careful integration of music, images, textures, found objects, light, movement, and prayer, participants will be invited to rediscover the landscape of their souls as they encounter the Holy.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Event cost:
For Part 1 and Part 2 together: $299
Part 1 only: $175
Part 2 only: $175

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Invite Welcome Connect 2020
Jun
10
to Jun 12

Invite Welcome Connect 2020

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Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry of transformation that equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging. Rooted in the Gospel directive to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), the vision of Invite Welcome Connect is to change the culture of The Episcopal Church moving from maintenance to mission. Invite Welcome Connect has circulated throughout The Episcopal Church and, to date, has been presented in 60+ dioceses, three Episcopal seminaries, three universities, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, and the Anglican Church in Canada.

The Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown, 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, will preach, and plenary speakers and workshop sessions will focus on the transformational work of evangelism in The Episcopal Church.

For more information and to sign up for our Summit mailing list, click here.


Invite Welcome Connect is introduced in this short video with scenes from the fourth national Invite Welcome Summit held June 12–14, 2019, at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and featuring interviews with clergy & lay leaders at St. James Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois.

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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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Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum Training
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum Training

The Diocese of Atlanta believes in the work of Dismantling Racism. Previously, the majority of the work around this issue in our diocese was done with adults. We wanted to begin doing this work with our young people. In January 2017, we began developing a new curriculum to address these issues with middle and high school youth. The first draft of the curriculum was completed in July of 2017. During the 17-18 school year, 8 parishes of our diocese piloted the curriculum with over 100 youth in participation. The curriculum is now available for wider us with the requirement of the standard training and the dismantling racism youth curriculum training.

Registration cost $50 plus matierals.

Please register by October 15.

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Diocesan ECW Annual Fall Gathering

Join us at our 112th Annual Fall Gathering at the Cathedral featuring speaker Melva Noakes, author of April Morning. A warm invitation is extended to ALL ladies of the Diocese of Atlanta (Episcopal Church Women, Daughters of the King, Altar Guild and friends from other denominations).

On April 19th, 1995 Melva Noakes was working as the CEO and Executive Director of the America’s Kids Day Care Center located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. When the bomb went off, her life, along with the lives of countless others was changed forever. After surviving the bomb blast that day, which killed at least 168 people and was at the time the deadliest act of terror on American soil, Noakes found an inner strength by leaning into her faith. She went on to become a beacon and a voice for the grieving parents and survivors. Read about Melva Noakes here, and please attend if you can!

Registration: $15

Registration Deadline: October 10

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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
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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Coastal Green Team Summit
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Coastal Green Team Summit

The Coastal Green Team Summit, now in its second year, is an opportunity for coastal communities of faith to gather and discuss environmental stewardship and energy efficiency. Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of Reforesting Faith, will offer the keynote address at the beginning of the event followed by a meet-and-greet with attendees. Attendees of the Coastal Green Team Summit will also have the chance to attend several educational workshops from organizations like the Caretta Research Project, which is focused on protecting loggerhead sea turtle nests on Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy a sustainably-sourced, low-waste lunch from Le Café Gourmet in Savannah. One Hundred Miles, whose mission is to protect and preserve Georgia’s 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen education, is co-hosting this event.

Tickets: $25 general admission, $75 for groups of four.

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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
13
12:00 PM12:00

Pride Parade with Grand Marshall The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson

The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson, well-known Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, is one of the Grand Marshall’s of the 2019 Pride Parade. Among many honors, in 2018 she was honored by the Georgia House of Representatives Resolution 1188 in Recognition and Commendation for work on behalf of the disenfranchised, disenchanted, and dispossessed. She has served in various significant leadership roles in the diocese at a number of parishes and worshiping communities.

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Pride Parade Contingent

The Diocese will have a contingent in the Pride Parade.  The Episcopal Contingent is usually one of the most popular in the parade.  Participants hand out souvenirs and carry signs with the names of welcoming and affirming parishes in the diocese.  The parade steps off from the Civic Center MARTA Station at noon on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Volunteers are needed to carry the parish signs.  Please sign up at this link:  2019 Carry a Sign in Pride Parade   

Questions may be directed to Meghan.birdseye@att.net .  

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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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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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STAMP Part 2:  Got Rhythm?  Count On It!
Oct
12
12:30 PM12:30

STAMP Part 2: Got Rhythm? Count On It!

CALLING ALL ADULTS WHO WISH TO LEARN THE BASICS OF RHYTHM...OR THOSE WHO SIMPLY WISH TO BRUSH UP!

Did you ever promise yourself that someday you'd learn how to read music? Well, someday is Saturday, October 12—register today!

Join us for the second of two in-depth workshops with hands-on instruction that teaches you the elements of rhythm from the very beginning. By the end of the workshop, you will understand and be able to recite the basics of rhythm & meter, and more. And if you think meter is simply a measurement you need to convert to yards, you've come to the right place—this workshop is for YOU!!

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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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Oct
12
to Oct 13

Booth at Pride Festival

Members of the diocese will staff an information booth at the Pride Festival in Piedmont Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, 2019. This is an excellent way to reach out to a community that has often had bad experiences with organized religion.

Come staff the booth and meet people who are looking for a faith community that welcomes them regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression/identity. Shifts will be for two hours and run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Shifts overlap to insure coverage.

Please sign up help staff the booth at Pride-Booth-Sign-Up . Further information and questions should be emailed to bruce.garner@att.net .

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STAMP Part 1:  Got Rhythm?  Count On It!
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

STAMP Part 1: Got Rhythm? Count On It!

CALLING ALL ADULTS WHO WISH TO LEARN THE BASICS OF RHYTHM...OR THOSE WHO SIMPLY WISH TO BRUSH UP!

Did you ever promise yourself that someday you'd learn how to read music? Well, someday is Saturday, October 12—register today!

Join us for the first of two in-depth workshops with hands-on instruction that teaches you the elements of pitch from the very beginning. By the end of the workshop, you will understand and be able to recite the basics of note-reading in treble & bass clefs and more. And if you don't know what a clef is, you've come to the right place—this workshop is for YOU!!

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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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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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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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Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Integrity Atlanta’s 31st Annual Pride Eucharist

The Preacher for the service is The Rev. Donna S. Mote, PhD, (Episcopal Chaplain to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Missioner for Engagement & Innovation, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta). Presiding at the Eucharist will be The Rev. Zachary Nyein, (Associate Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia) All are welcome regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity or differing ability.

For further information please send email to bruce.garner@att.net .

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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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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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Choral Evensong
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Choral Evensong

  • 582 Walnut Street Macon, GA, 31201 United States (map)
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Join us for our first Choral Evensong of the 2019-2020 program year. The Christ Church Choristers and the Christ Church Choir will sing music by C.V. Stanford, Philip Wilby, David Hogan, and Orlando di Lasso. This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information visit www.christchurchmacon.com or contact Jonathan Poe at music@christchurchmacon.com or 478-200-1062.

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The Blessing of the Animals
Oct
6
10:30 AM10:30

The Blessing of the Animals

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church invites you to bring your pets to the 10:30 am service. We’ll enjoy the outdoors as we celebrate St. Francis, patron saint of animals, by blessing your pets, whatever kind they are. Come experience this beloved service of St. Anne’s with your special companions. For more information contact Scott Miller at 404-237-5589 or smiller@saintannes.com.

Please make sure all pets are leashed or otherwise contained!  

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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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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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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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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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Sep
29
1:15 PM13:15

Cathedral Greek Classes

Translate from the original language of the scriptures. Enjoy discussion of the Greek of the New Testament text and learn how the original language adds nuance and depth of understanding to one’s reading of the New Testament.

Open to Newcomers Fall 2019 through Summer 2020. Biblical Greek classes are offered on a drop-in basis without cost at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Sunday afternoons. All are welcome.

For more information contact The Rev. Thee Smith, PhD at 404-365-1093 or at tsmith@cathedralATL.ord or visit our website .

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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dedicated Chapel for Law Enforcement

After services on Sunday, September 29, 2019 Christ Episcopal Church invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new St. Michael Law Enforcement and First Responder Chapel.

St. Michael’s Chapel was to created to provide a safe and quiet place for law enforcement officers to take their breaks, away from the constant demands of their duty and service.

Read more here.

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