Nov
16
to Nov 17

Art from the Heart

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St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church are joining together to host Art from the Heart, a joyful celebration of artists and all those who love the wonderful gifts of the soul those artists create. This Artist Market will take place on Friday, November 16, 2018, and Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. It will be held at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30345. All proceeds from this event will benefit the community engagement programs of the sponsoring churches. 

Artists will be invited to set up their displays on Thursday, November 15, and an opening party will be held that evening beginning at 6:30. Each artist is invited to attend and will receive an additional two free tickets for guests. Participating artists are encouraged to open their booths for commerce during the Opening Party and are responsible for their staffing and sales during that time.

We are accepting applications for inclusion now. There are two booth sizes available. A 10ft x 10ft booth space rents for $75.00 and a 10ft x 20ft space rents for $100.00. We are asking each participant to donate a creation valued at $25.00 or more to be raffled off during the event. Artists must supply their own display fixtures and hardware and be present at their booth, or provide someone who can be present during the event. Artists are responsible for collecting their own proceeds and protecting their creations. Take down of all displays must be done on Saturday after the close of the show. 

Please consider joining us for this exciting event. Send completed applications and booth fees to: Lois D. Shingler, P.O. Box 941067, Atlanta, Georgia 31141, or complete the interactive PDF and email it to lshinglerpc@gmail.com, with payments sent to the post office box. 

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Meaning Making: Mixed Media Artwork Inspired by Poetry

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"The technique side of artwork is not only a lot of fun, but also relatively easy to teach and relatively easy to learn. However, often the question is not how to do artwork, but what to do artwork about or why do artwork at all? We are wired as human beings to search for meaning in our lives and so also in our artwork. I’ve been lucky enough to learn to see in other people’s writing an expression of what I was feeling and then find ways to translate those feelings into my own artwork. I’ve discovered, in other words, my own artistic voice in other people’s language." 

Join Lendon Hamilton Noe on an examination of some of your favorite poets to find artistic inspiration, motivation, ideas, imagery, and new depths of meaning.

This retreat will take place at St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. For more information about St. Mary's Sewanee, please visit our website at http://www.stmaryssewanee.org/.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by November 6, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children - St. Michael's and All Angels

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-601-5358.

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Nov
20
11:00 AM11:00

Service of Thanksgiving: Voices of Hope

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Please join the Candler community for a Service of Thanksgiving featuring The Voices of Hope choir from Arrendale State Prison, The Rev. Susan F. Bishop 75T, Chaplain and Director.

The Service of Thanksgiving will take place in the Cannon Chapel Sanctuary on the campus of Emory University.

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Practicing Waiting with Mary, an Advent Retreat

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Advent is the season in which we wait for the arrival of Jesus, the most Holy.  No one has more to teach us about this than his mother. After all, she was in her last month of pregnancy during the first Advent -- in other words, she was deeply eager for Jesus' arrival!

On this 24-hour retreat, we will devote ourselves to learning from Mary about how to wait for the Holy, how to bear the Holy into the world, how to welcome the Holy. We'll do that through:

  • Engagement with Scripture

  • Prayer

  • Reflection on visual images of Mary

  • Song

  • Teaching from Lauren Winner

  • Time in guided, individual spiritual reflection

  • Guided discussion with friends

  • Silence

Lauren Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, and, most recently, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God, Wearing God. She is completing a book called Characteristic Damage, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian practice.

Dr. Winner’s research has been supported by numerous institutions, including Monticello, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today, and her essays have been included in several volumes of The Best Christian Writing.

Dr. Winner, an Episcopal priest, is vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisburg, NC.

Please RSVP by emailing info@lakelogan.org or register online by November 23, 2018. 

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Atlanta Symphony Brass Holiday Concert

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Enjoy an evening with The Atlanta Symphony Brass as they present some of the finest arrangements of traditional holiday carols & beloved standards of the symphonic orchestra repertoire ever made for brass ensemble & percussion–a holiday treat that is certain to be one of the most delightful & thrilling musical events of the season!

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Buy tickets at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts  or the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582. For more information call (404) 365-1050.

Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved seats in the preferred seating section of the Cathedral nave, 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

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Safeguarding God's Children - St. Anne's

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-601-5358.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Dismantling Racism Training - Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville

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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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Advent Quiet Day "Anticipating the Divine"

Discovering how the rhythms of Advent, the music, Scripture, and traditions, prepare us to welcome Christ into the center of our being.

  • 9:30-10:00 - Coffee, Welcome

  • 10:00 - 12:00 – Three meditations, reflection, song, and silent prayer

  • 12:00 - Eucharist

  • 12:30 – Lunch

A suggested donation of $10 to cover lunch is appreciated.

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Safeguarding God's People - St. Anne's

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-601-5358.

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

"Buried Truths" podcast host and author Hank Klibanoff at St. Bartholomew's

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Pulitzer Prize-winner and Emory professor Hank Klibanoff (co-author, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation) will speak at adult formation on Wed. Dec. 5 about what he has learned in his decades of investigative journalism about racial violence and resilience and the role of faith/religion—for victims, perpetrators, and other stakeholders like the media. 

Hank directs the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory and is the voice of "Buried Truths," a narrative civil rights history podcast with his Emory students and WABE that is now in its second season (www.wabe.org/shows/buried-truths). Following Hank's talk will be a Q&A moderated by St. Bartholomew's member Michelle Hiskey. 

St. Bartholomew's (www.stbartsatlanta.org) is located near Emory University. Dinner is available in the Parish Hall starting at 5:30 ($7); program begins at 6:30. Reservations are requested so we can provide enough seating.

The event is free of charge.

Call the church office at 404-634-3336 or or register online by December 2, 2018.

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Mindfulness on the Mountain

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Silent retreats offer a time to rest in the space of the heart. Sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation form the basic structure of this retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. These practices calm the body and mind and open the heart to the truth of the present moment, just as it is. Guidance in these practices along with evening teaching talks will be offered as we deepen our practice in the shared silence. Participants will be holding silence with opportunities for questions and reflections. This retreat is open to beginners as well as more experienced practitioners.

Bring loose, comfortable clothing for walking and sitting. Chairs as well as a limited number of meditation cushions will be provided. Please bring your meditation cushion if you have one.

This retreat will be led by Gordon Peerman and Paloma Cain. 

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and leader of One River Wisdom School Nashville, a mindfulness meditation group in Nashville. He has been engaged with contemplative practices, including Centering Prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and chi gong since 1975. He has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt and St. Thomas Health Services, as well as classes in Buddhist Christian Dialogue at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering. He lives in Nashville.

Paloma Cain, MA, has been studying and practicing meditation since 1997. Her work is informed by her studies in Insight Meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, clinical and depth psychology, religious studies, and the visual arts. She has served as the Director of Tara Mandala Retreat Center and teaches at InsightLA where she is on the Teachers’ Council. She has trained staff at UCLA Hospital and at Los Angeles area VA Hospitals. She regularly teaches classes in mindfulness meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindful Parenting. Paloma lives with her family in Nashville.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by November 30, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters.

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

St. Augustine of Hippo as Catechist

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY: CHRISTOPHER WELLS AT ST. ANNE’S!
“How can they believe if no one tells them?” Romans 10:14
One of the Church’s greatest geniuses, St. Augustine of Hippo, labored tirelessly in the work of catechism, or teaching the faith to new believers, and teaching it anew to all believers. Join the Living Church Institute and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church for an exploration of St. Augustine, his life, and his work through the special lens of catechesis, taught by Dr. Christopher Wells. Tickets are $25, which includes lunch. The event is open to the public, and especially designed to serve clergy in the Diocese of Atlanta as a continuing education opportunity.

Cost is $20 plus $1.95 fee for a total of $26.95.

Please submit a registration form and payment by December 7, 2018 to reserve your space.






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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Safeguarding God's People - St. Thomas

Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.

To schedule a training in your convocation or parish, contact the Rev. Deborah Silver, dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org or 404-601-5358.

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Dec
14
to Dec 16

Three-Day Advent Centering Prayer Retreat

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Centering Prayer is the opening of the mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. The three-day retreat is an opportunity to develop and sustain a regular practice of this method of praying. There will be instruction in Centering Prayer along with periods of Centering Prayer. This retreat can serve as a great extended introduction to Centering Prayer or it can deepen a daily practice. It will offer a taste of the longer Centering Prayer retreat experience.

This retreat will be led by Tom Ward.

The Rev. Tom Ward is the retired university chaplain at the University of the South and now spends his days focusing on the contemplative dimension of the gospel, teaching Centering Prayer, and leading retreats.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by December 17, 2018.

Registration fees are: $365/$465 for commuters.

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Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Ministering Beyond the Binary: Ministry with LGBTQ+ Children and Youth

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What:

A Continuing Education Event for Clergy and all Ministers of Children and Youth of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and all other interested persons. Sponsored by the Safe Church Program of the Diocese of Atlanta.


Why:

You have an opportunity to BE the difference for LGBTQ+ persons who experience alienation, hate, discrimination by cultivating a parish and larger church environment that is safe for all children and youth, including those who are LGBTQ+ so that they can live out their diversity of gender identities and expressions.

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How:

Morning session led by: Simeon Bruce, a trans male Episcopalian and member of All Saint's and a founding member of the Atlanta Diocese's Commission of LGBTQ+ Ministries. Afternoon session includes a time of sharing from a panel of transgender young adults and parents of a transgender child who are members of parishes in our diocese and time for identifying resources of "Safe/Inclusive Practices" in which your parish or ministry setting can better seek to serve and support LGBTQ+ children and youth and their families.

Email Dsilver@episcopalatlanta.org, or visit the link below to register by December 28, 2018.

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Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Mindful Silence Retreat with Pileena Heuertz

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You are invited to share in a special retreat at Grace Episcopal Church as we welcome Phileena Heuertz, author of Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation.

Mindful Silence really couldn’t be more timely. In some ways our society is spinning out of control. People are unhinged from the center and ground of being. This makes them ripe for the graces found in contemplative spirituality. On the other hand, secular mindfulness is answering the anxious minds of many. But people of faith long for me. They want to link their meditation practice with their faith tradition. This is where Mindful Silence comes in. It helps Christians in particular, but seekers from all walks of life in general, to connect the needs of their body, mind, and heart with a wellspring of spiritual depth found in the Christian contemplative tradition.

Mindful Silence is rich with themes of the spiritual journey like “Discovering Darkness is Light,” Finding Liberation by Discernment,” and “Unknowing to Know.” Each chapter introduces the reader to a trusted teacher in the Christian contemplative tradition as well as historic prayer practice.

Phileena is an extraordinary teacher and retreat leader, and she brings her heart and experience to bear in challenging us to delve more deeply into the potential of the Christian Contemplative Tradition. Phileena will reflect on her new book, inviting us to consider what it means to ground our practice of faith in our awareness of God’s presence in our lives. After lunch, we will share in a panel discussion with Phileena and Rebecca Parker, co-director of Mary and Martha’s Place in Atlanta.

The Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation retreat is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM in the parish hall at Grace Episcopal Church. The day will include a morning presentation, lunch, panel discussion, and Q&A session.

Cost is $40 to cover food and honoraria and scholarships are available. Please submit a registration form and payment on or before January 7, 2019 to reserve your space.


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Jan
18
to Jan 19

Having Courage in the Dark: Looking to the Sacred Space of Holy Saturday to Empower Leaders as They Companion in the Midst of Lost Hope

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An invitation to small teams of vestry, ministry heads, and clergy from the churches of the Episcopal
Diocese of Atlanta. Space is limited to 15 participants. Early registration is encouraged.

Sessions:

  • The Transformational Space of Holy Saturday---- What is it? Why it is so important in our ministry together?

  • Crossing the Threshold---- How to understand ‘Time in the Tomb’ as spiritual growth.

  • Spiritual and Emotional Courage---- How can we trust ourselves to the Dark?

  • In the Ditches---- The essential holy work of companioning all God’s people in all places.

  • Tools and Practices ---- How to nurture presence and discernment of Spirit in the midst of great darkness and loss of hope.

Presenters:

  • The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

  • The Very Reverend Canon Liz Hendrick, Rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville

  • Mrs. Kathy Malcolm Hall (MS, LPC), Connecting Us; One Bread, Founder

  • Mr. John Ray, Diaconal Candidate

  • The Reverend Julia G. Rusling, Associate Rector, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody; Director, Anam Cara

Cost is $200 and includes program, private room and bath, meals, snacks, and use of grounds.

Questions?  Please contact The Rev. Julia Rusling (rev.julia@stpat.net).

To RSVP please email The Rev. Julia G. Rusling, rev.julia@stpat.net

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Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Brassworks

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7pm in the Nave: Atlanta Brassworks

Holy Innocents is proud to offer up a quintet of Atlanta’s finest brass specialists playing the familiar to the not-so-familiar… the melodic to the dissonant… the baroque to the best of modern brass music. A treat for ears, eyes, and soul, Atlanta Brassworks will lift you up. You will be inspired and will leave with a happy heart.

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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution

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The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) is a body of concerned lay and clergy representatives whose mission is to consolidate our efforts and provide resources and networking support to parishes who are working to end DMST.  

The Scope of the Problem

  • DMST is a national problem; Atlanta is one of the top sex trafficking hubs in the United States.

  • In Atlanta alone, the underground commercial sex economy is estimated to be worth approximately $290 million a year, with traffickers making an average of $33,000 per week*

  • 354 minors are sold for sex to 7,200 men per month.  Including repeat purchases, these men pay for an estimated 8,770 sex acts per month. As a result, each child can be exploited multiple times per month and even per day.  The average age of entrapment is 12-14 years of age. 

  • One in three children are solicited for sex within 48 hours of running away or becoming homeless.  

Let’s take ACTION.  

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 9:30am-3:30pm, the Commission invites you and representatives from all 114 worshiping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to participate in SOAP UP Atlanta, an educational and interactive service event. We will learn from the founder of S.O.A.P., Theresa Flores, who will share her personal experience of being trafficked at age 15.  And we will prepare to distribute the soap we label (with the National Trafficking Hotline) to the hotels surrounding the Mercedes Benz stadium.  We will do this work just before Super Bowl 2019 is hosted in Atlanta; sex trafficking is known to increase around such large events.  

Please register to attend:  https://tinyurl.com/supersoap2018    We are asking each congregation to participate.  Select 2-3 people from your parish and register soon as we are limited to 200 volunteers.  We will open the opportunity for more volunteers at a later date if needed. We hope to welcome your parish participants to this exciting Diocesan wide SOAP event.  

 Note that lunch will be served following our soap labeling project and time of education.  Teams of four will deliver the soap and education materials to the hotels in the afternoon.  We will debrief before departure.  The full agenda is on the registration page.

Choose your level of participation:

  1. Donate $150 to help pay for soap and expenses

  2. Label Soap and prepare educational folders

  3. Deliver soap and materials to hotels

  4. Participate in all of the above

When:  Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:30am – 3:30pm,

Where:   All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (at the North Ave. MARTA station)

Donations welcome:  We welcome your contribution to fund this event and the supplies needed to provide a potentially life-saving bar of soap to Atlanta’s hotels.  Please make donations payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, Memo: DMST Commission SOAP UP Atlanta; 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta GA 30305.  Donations may also be made online through the registration website.


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Feb
8
to Feb 10

Natural Spirituality Regional Gathering

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The Natural Spirituality Regional Gathering provides an opportunity to spend one day or a whole weekend exploring our inner lives in community, focusing on the ways we are able to hear God's "still, small voice" speak to us in dreams, synchronicity, art, silence, nature and the material that makes up our lives. Participants can join Saturday only or attend Friday through Sunday. The natural setting at Camp Mikell, complete with countryside, hills, and a lovely stream, provide the perfect backdrop to listen to our lives. The warmth of the setting and people invite us all to grab a cup of tea and allow ourselves to be encouraged and stretched by the mystery that surrounds us. A fire is always burning in the fireplace. For more information please see www.naturalspiritualityregionalgathering.com. Come join us!

To register, please visit the event web page by January 15, 2019.

Please refer to the registration form on the web site for the range of event costs.

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Mar
12
to Mar 16

The Art of Teaching Spiritual Discernment

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The Beecken Center of the School of Theology is proud to once again partner with Listening Hearts Ministries to offer this intensive, four-day retreat at the DuBose Conference Center. Participants will learn to facilitate and mentor spiritual discernment groups using the Listening Hearts approach. The retreat will include communal meditation activities; workshops that teach the practical aspects of teaching spiritual discernment; and a series of discernment sessions, each of which is followed by a reflective review to gain insight into the necessary elements which bring forth fruitful discernment.

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This retreat is geared to spiritually mature leaders of all ages who are committed to the principles set forth in Listening Hearts. It affords each participant the opportunity to enter into discernment in relation to his or her own life while also learning to train and mentor discernment groups. Participants will work in small groups, each with its own mentor. Silence, song, imaginative engagement with Scripture, creative meditation activities, and contemplative sharing of reflections combine to draw each group into the flow of the Spirit. The training includes a series of discernment sessions, each followed by a reflective review to gain insight into what contributes to fruitful discernment in community. Workshops lay out the practical aspects of training discerners.

Additionally, the program has an “at home” component: for five weeks prior to the retreat (the weeks of Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3) participants will reflect on short readings, engage in creative meditation exercises, and share reflections and a short biographical write-up with their group. The assignments will require an average of two hours of work per week, which can usually be broken into several sections. In the final week each participant will prepare a one-page summary of an issue with which they are wrestling.


The Listening Hearts retreat can count as Alternate Mentor Training for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors. Requirements for Alternate Mentor Training include having completed two Foundations Trainings, being “Formation ready,” not having completed another Alternate Training within the last three trainings, and not needing to go back to Foundations after three Formations. Contact Elsa Bakkum, EfM Associate Director for Training, at esbakkum@sewanee.edu for Alternate Training credit.


Tuition: $750
Includes five weeks of at-home preparation (about two hours of work per week during the weeks of Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3).

Lodging not included. Lodging reservations may be made directly with the DuBose Conference Center using this form.

Registration closes Jan. 23, 2019.

CEUs are available. Contact beecken.center@sewanee.edu for more details.

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

Literature and Spirituality: Common Ground - Common Good

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Lent invites us to repent – to a change of heart and action. Nowhere does this call seem more urgent today than in our relationship with the earth and its creatures. Jurgen Moltmann has called this challenge “the ecological reformation of religion.” We must recover ancient faith and wisdom which see the earth as a sacred gift and our human vocation as its stewards. It is literally in discovering common ground that we find common good.

The retreat will explore literature that focuses on creation spirituality. Works of poetry, fiction, and science will help us look at questions such as how the Spirit speaks to us in and through nature…how ancient wisdom can help us engage the environmental crisis…how celebrating and stewarding the earth bring us closer to God.

Readings will include works by Annie Dillard, Philip Newell, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, O.E. Wilson, and others. Pre-reading will be announced in early January. Prayer and worship in the Celtic spirit will center our retreat.

This retreat will be led by The Rt. Rev. Henry N. Parsley. 

Henry Parsley received his undergraduate education in English literature at the University of the South (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970), and his Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary (1973). He has studied at Oxford University in the areas of spirituality and soteriology, and received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both the University of the South (1998) and The General Theological Seminary (1998). Parsley is the retired 10th Bishop of Alabama and is a member of the St. Mary’s Sewanee board of trustees.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by March 08, 2019.

The registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters.

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

Three-Day Lenten Centering Prayer Retreat

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Centering Prayer is the opening of the mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. The three-day retreat is an opportunity to develop and sustain a regular practice of this method of praying. There will be instruction in Centering Prayer along with periods of Centering Prayer. This might serve as a good introduction to Centering Prayer or as a deeper retreat experience. No previous experience of Centering Prayer is required.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by March 15, 2019.

The registration fees are $365/$465.

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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Answering the Call to Pray: A Workshop with Carl McColman

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Ever since the disciples said to Jesus, “teach us to pray,” Christians have sought to deepen their faith through spiritual disciplines such as prayer, meditation, and contemplation. The Bible tells us to “be still and know God” — but for many of us, living busy and active lives, prayer often seems like something awkward or just plain unattainable. Or, we might remember to pray earnestly for our needs — but isn’t there more to Christian spirituality?

Answering the Call to Pray is a day-long workshop focusing on the most important of all quests — seeking the presence and love of God in our lives to equip us to live more faithfully and joyfully as Christians in today’s world.

Doors Open at 9:00am
Seating Begins at 9:30am
Ticket price includes lunch 
The workshop is expected to end about 3:00pm

Carl McColman is a Christian writer, speaker, and teacher. He is the author of books like Answering the Contemplative Call, An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom, and The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. He regularly teaches and leads retreats at churches, conference centers, monasteries, and seminaries.

This program is co-sponsored by the Cathedral Book Store, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, and the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Reserve your tickets through our EventBrite page by March 21, 2019.

$25 for general admission or $15 for student admission

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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
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
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

With questions or for more information, please contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers at Sharon@epiphany.org

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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
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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Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

VOCES8 in Concert

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VOCES8 is one of the most sensational new choirs on the international music scene, having earned its place as a first-rank chamber ensemble with stunningly beautiful online video recordings & tours throughout the world. This first-ever Atlanta performance by VOCES8 will be an evening not to be missed!

Preview some of VOCES8 performances online at http://voces8.com/media.

Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip. 

Buy tickets at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts or from the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582. For more information call (404) 365-1050

Concert Patron: $150 in advance (includes 2 tickets & unreserved seats in the preferred seating section of the Cathedral nave, 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

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Commemorate the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice that Ended WWI Hostilities

The Armistice that ended WWI hostilities was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. November 11, 2018 is the centenary of the signing of the Armistice.

On this day, the plan is for bells to toll across our nation of six time zones to commemorate the peace. The U.S. WWI Commission is asking each State WWI Commission to organize the ringing of the bells of peace.

The GA WWI Centennial Commission is requesting the Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Atlanta to toll their bells on November 11, 2018 at 11:00am. For further information and updates, please contact Don Plummer at dplummer@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

2018 ISLAMIC SPEAKERS BUREAU OF ATLANTA CELEBRATES LEGACY OF MUHAMMAD ALI AT 2018 GALA

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The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) celebrates the legacy of Muhammad Ali at their annual gala, November 10th, at the Cobb Galleria with Maryum Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, as the evening’s keynote speaker. It will be exciting evening of inspiration, networking, and honoring key individuals for their contributions to Atlanta and the State of Georgia.

 

For complete information, sponsorship opportunities, and reservations to the 2018 ISB Gala, visit http://isbatlanta.org/.

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

A TASTE OF CHRIST CHURCH

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Join us at our 7th “Taste of Christ Church,” an International Wine & Food Tasting event in the Parish Hall!  We’ll be celebrating the diversity of our parish with a wine tasting event featuring over 30 wines from seven coasts, paired with food from countries worldwide prepared by our own congregation. We will have non-alcoholic options as well. Additionally, enjoy live music and dancing, go for several raffle items (many will make excellent holiday gifts!), and bid for experiences like a private wine tasting from Total Wine in our live auction!

The price is only $25 per person and scholarships are available. Babysitting will be available upon request.

All proceeds will go to the Christ Church Renovation project.

Tickets can be purchased online or through the church office by November 7, 2018. (This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to visit us!)

Contact Church office at 770-447-1166 for more information.



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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

STAMP Music Workshop for String Quartets

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St. Aidan’s Music Project, aka STAMP, is a brand new community-focused branch of St. Aidan’s Music Ministry.  The framework is a series of workshops held throughout the year and has two primary goals:  

  1. to build and grow the church’s relationship with its neighbors and the community-at-large by means of

  2. providing rich and varying topics to musicians of all ages.

The inaugural workshop is for string quartet and will be a day-long program led by the Kazanetti String Quartet involving one-on-one coaching in quartet format of an assigned string quartet (Mozart, K. 157); a talk by KSQ on historical and performance aspects of the work; and a performance of the complete work.

Future workshops will range from audition preparation to songwriting to jazz improvisation and more.

Please visit http://bit.ly/stampnov102018 for information & registration. Registration closes November 5, 2018.

$140 Early Bird Registration through October 10; $165 after October 10

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Interfaith Food Security Dinner

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In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure. In real terms, this equates to 40 million Americans of all ethnic backgrounds, living in urban, suburban, and rural areas, and includes more than 12 million children.

Justice & Peace Ministries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA) invite you to an Interfaith Food Security Dinner. Join us as we examine our call as people of faith to feed the hungry and combat food insecurity.

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Nov
8
11:00 AM11:00

Service of Word: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

Please join the Candler community for a Service of Word.

Preacher:  The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of the General Convention The Episcopal Church, New York, NY

View the live stream of this service athttp://candler.emory.edu/life-at-candler/spiritual-life/worship-music/live-streaming-worship.html

Location: Cannon Chapel Sanctuary

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Nov
8
to Nov 9

A New Spirituality of Leadership: Using Family Process to Deepen and Revitalize Congregational Life

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Utilizing the insights of family process as outlined in Rabbi Edwin Friedman's groundbreaking work Generation to Generation to understand the dynamics of a congregational system is not just another pastoral “tool” or method of problem solving. Rather, it goes to the very heart and soul of what it means to be a pastoral leader. 

This workshop—designed for clergy and lay practitioners of all faiths—will explore family process in depth from the perspective of a congregational setting, paying special attention to relevant biblical and theological themes. The work will be a collaborative experience, utilizing didactics, audio-visual resources, plenary presentations, and small-group discussions.

Participants will explore:

  • The dynamics of healthy functioning among members and ministers,

  • The deep spiritual dimensions of mature responses to anxiety,

  • How leaders can regenerate and transform congregational vitality,

  • New insights for forming and training effective pastoral leaders,

  • The biblical and theological roots of a family process approach.

When pastoral and lay leaders can self-differentiate, remain non-anxious, and yet stay deeply connected to others, the spiritual integrity that emerges from that identity can empower the development of healthy relationships that foster congregational ministry and mission.

Join us in beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee for this wonderful event!


Tuition: $275
Tuition includes materials and lunch on both days.
University of the South faculty & staff: $125 (lunch included)
University of the South students & seminarians: Free (no meals)

Lodging is not included with tuition. For travel & accommodation information, click here.

CEUs are available. Contact beecken.center@sewanee.edu for more information.

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Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference Evening Prayer

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The National Association of Episcopal Schools will be closing their Wednesday events and preparing for the remainder of the Biennial Conference 2018 with a Sung Evening Prayer service at St. Luke's. The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will be preaching.

For more information about this service or the NAES Biennial Conference, please visit http://www.episcopalschools.org/atlanta2018.

 
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Nov
7
to Nov 9

National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference 2018

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Biennial Conference, held in the fall of even years, is the premier gathering of Episcopal school leaders and friends. Its:

  • speakers and workshops provide unparalleled education. You will be strengthened in the leadership and governance of your school, the articulation of its Episcopal identity, and your personal professional and spiritual development.

  • networking events offer opportunities to connect, engage, and share with peers. You will develop friendships and colleague relationships that wil will sustain you in your work.

  • worship services gather attendees for praise, thanksgiving, and celebration. You will be uplifted and reinvigorated.

Whether you are a first-time attendee or an old hand, we look forward to seeing you.

For more information about the Biennial Conference, please visit http://www.episcopalschools.org/events/biennial-conference-2018.

To register for the Biennial Conference, please select the button below.

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Percussion Trio

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A concert of all percussion instruments? You betcha! There is wonder, there is grace, there is thunder, there is a place… even for members of the audience to participate. Learn about the instruments, rapture to their majesty, and lift your hearts to the pulsing beats of many different members of the mightiest section in the orchestra.

The event is freely opened to all the attendances. No registration required.

Let’s come join us!

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Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Spirituality Conference with the Rev. Becca Stevens

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A Day with the Rev. Becca Stevens: Exploring Creative and Relevant Ways of Practicing Justice, Healing, and Love

Join us for this incredible opportunity!  We will spend the day in intentional acts that promote the healing and justice corollaries of love. This includes storytelling, creating healing oils and participating in a justice tea ceremony. The hope for the day is that all the participants receive practical tools to carry back to their own communities and feel inspired to go out to love the world.

This day-long conference also includes lectures, discussion, question & answer, and book signing. 

Please register by October 31, 2018. $65 (group rate of $60/person for groups of 4 or more); registration after 10/31 will be $70. Lunch is included.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation Workshop

We will have explored the grounding of contemplative practices which anchors us in a spirit of discipline and willingness to the Spirit’s movement; and the dynamics of a contemplative posture out of which we embody compassion and leadership in our vocations and ministry. At this point, we look toward the promise of a contemplative life. What does it mean to be open to the guiding presence of the Spirit of Christ that invites us toward transformation? What risks and resistances do we encounter? What possibilities for grace do we yearn for?


Facilitators and Speakers

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

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Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard will be calling in from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Rev. Brian Sullivan

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The Reverend Brian Sullivan grew up in Cobb County, Attended Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and graduated from Walton High School in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Georgia before attending The General Theological Seminary in New York City where he received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 1997. He recently graduated from Mercer University with a Masters in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.).

Before becoming the rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Brian served at St. Peter’s in Rome, GA, St. Anne’s in Atlanta and Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC (where he was a Rotarian). He has been married to Mindy Sullivan since 2000 and they have three beautiful children - Maggie (age 16), Lexi (age 14) and Ase (age 12). Fr. Sullivan is also the Head of School at St. Benedict’s Episcopal School. In his free time he enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, cycling, attending Atlanta United games, and watching his children play soccer and run cross country.


The event fee is 40$.

To register, please visit the event web page by October 31, 2018.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Drop-In

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Come anytime during our drop in for:
Prayers for healing your body, mind and spirit
Prayers for your family and friends
Prayers for your church, forums or ministries
Prayers for any reason

You can also:
Try out some prayer centers
Walk our labyrinth
Sit quietly and meditate
Find ideas to enhance your personal prayer time

Stay as long as you want.

The event is freely opened for all attendances. No registration required.

Please call 770-447-1166 for more information.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Christopher’s, Perry

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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 8:00 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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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

All Souls

Join Holy Trinity Parish for the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto presented by the Holy Trinity Parish choir with guest choirs and the Trinity Orchestra. The Rev. Julia Gatta, Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of the South will be our featured preacher. Join us as we pray for those we love and see no longer who have entered into God’s greater presence.

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

ALL SAINTS’ ANNUAL ARTISTS MARKET AND FALL FESTIVAL

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As a community named for all the saints, our observance of the Feast of All Saints is particularly robust and includes our weekend-long annual Fall Festival, a chance for saints young and old to celebrate the gifts of God in arts, crafts, music, food, beverage, and live entertainment.

The festival kicks off Friday evening, November 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 with a cocktail reception with live music, an appetizer buffet, and early access to shopping the Artists Market. This year we welcome back former Associate Rector and esteemed writer, preacher, and teacher The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, who on Friday night will be selling and signing copies of her new children’s book, Home by Another Way, A Christmas Story. The Artists Market includes over 30 artisans from the parish and wider community, many new to our market, who offer pottery, paintings, photography, weaving, knitting, jewelry, gourmet foods, and a variety of other fine arts and crafts.  Register for Friday’s festivities at allsaintsatlanta.org/fallfestival.  Cost for Friday evening is $15.00. 

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The festival continues Saturday with activities for all ages in the courtyard and playground, including a performance by our children’s choir, carnival games, the Youth Ministry Christmas tree sale, and a barbecue lunch. The Artists Market will remain open throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting our summer Youth Confirmation Pilgrimage. The weekend culminates on Sunday with additional market hours and festival worship at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services, when we will be joined by the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet and timpanist Lisa Morris. Music for brass and organ will precede each of those liturgies, and festive arrangements of the hymns for brass and organ will highlight the significance of that day and enhance the congregational hymns and service music.  There is no cost to attend the market on Saturday or Sunday.  Hours on Saturday are 9:00 – 3:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 – 2:00.

Please make plans to join us and invite a friend to experience the love and joy of All Saints’ at its best!

For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Calling Their Names: Remembering Georgia's Lynched

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The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing will be honored to have you join us for the final phase of the three-year initiative of remembering our six-hundred plus sisters and brothers who were lynched in Georgia.

There will be a presentation by Dr. Richard Hughes on the myth of white supremacy. As well as a memorial service and celebration of Holy Communion, unveiling the marking and calling the names, prayers and closing. Lunch follows after the closing.

November 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30314


Limited parking so please car pool whenever possible. There is an additional parking with a covered deck at Clark Atlanta University at the Corner of Mildred and Fair Street beside the Clark Atlanta University Student Center for a small fee.

$10 registration is required.

For more information contact cmeeks@episcopalatlanta.org

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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Dismantling Racism Training - St. Anne's, Atlanta (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 10:00 AM to 5:00 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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Oct
29
2:30 AM02:30

Ministry at the Midterms (and Beyond)

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Join us for a 90-minute seminar, offered online and in-person, focused on pastoral and prophetic leadership around the political intensity of the midterm elections. 

This training, designed for busy clergy, seminarians, and religious leaders, will focus on what's legal (for clergy and congregations), what’s moral (the Christian imperative to advocate for justice in public and political life), and what’s possible in the days leading up to the 2018 midterms. 

We will explore the power of faithful witness in pulpit and in the press, the importance of mobilizing congregations, and the role of pastoral care in helping to foster spiritual resilience and prevent burn-out in the final push toward the midterms. We will also look ahead to the work that comes next, in the weeks and months following this harsh and divided political season. 

Presenters Include: 

  • Rev. Ernest A. Brooks, III, President and CEO, Academy of Preachers

  • Dr. Renée Hill, Faculty, Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle

  • Rev. Billy Michael Honor, Jr., Faith Organizer, New Georgia Project

This event is sponsored by the Laney Moral Leadership Program, in collaboration with Auburn Seminary. 


Designed with Candler students, alumni, faculty, and friends in mind, the event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for in-person and online participation

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Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Holy Eucharist: Harry Potter and the Theological Imagination

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Join us for a eucharistic feast followed by a showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (6:00 p.m.) as we explore together the ways by which the story helps to expand the theological imagination of young and old. Costumes and all ages are welcome! There is no charge for this light supper.

The event is free of charge. RSVP online or to Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org by October 25, 2018.

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Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Rainbow Village's We Are Family Benefit Gala

Each year, the We Are Family Benefit Gala serves as one of Rainbow Village's largest fundraisers. Funds raised during this event - from ticket sales, live and silent auctions, raffles and donations - helps Rainbow Village continue to serve their all-important mission to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence in Georgia. Their programming - includes housing for up to 30 families at a time, early education and after school care, youth programming, life skills training, career and financial counseling, and so much more have helped thousands pave the way from homelessness to hopefulness. The black tie-optional Gala includes a lovely seated dinner, wine, live and silent auctions, a raffle and countless opportunities to celebrate the good that's being done on behalf of Rainbow Village families - past, present and future! This is your chance to be a part of something special and have a lasting impact on families in need by becoming an honorary member of the Rainbow Village family.

Tickets are $175/person. Ticket sales end Monday October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Church Yard Sale

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Both the Thrift Shop and Christ Church will have the first ever “Yard Sale” on Saturday, October 27th! From the Thrift Shop, we will be featuring Christmas decorations, books, and other decorator items. From the church, we will have various pieces of furniture that the church no longer uses, along with some artwork, etc.  

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Call 770-447-1166 for more information. Refreshments will be available.

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Oct
26
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 endeavors to create a brave contemplative space for this holy work before us.

Facilitators are Melise Fathi, Reverend Laura Bryant, and Reverend Julia Rusling

Please register by emailing Catherine Meeks at cmeeks@episcopalatlanta.org.

Participants have to complete the basic Dismantling Racism Training before registering for this event. 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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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Candler School of Theology Admissions Fall Visit Day

  • 1531 Dickey Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30322 (map)
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Fall Visit Day is an opportunity for you to picture yourself at Candler! Discover the beauty of Emory's campus, experience dynamic worship, enjoy lunch with current students, learn from faculty of your choice during class, and have all your questions answered by our Admissions and Financial Aid team. We can't wait to see you! Questions? Email us at candleradmissions@emory.edu. RSVP by October 18, 2018.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

Walking the Mourner's Path Facilitator Training School

  • St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church (map)
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St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church is hosting a three-day Walking the Mourners Path Facilitator Training October 25-27, 2018

Walking the Mourners Path is a unique ministry which started with the question, “where is God in my pain” and the recognition that in many faith communities there is an unmet need for an effective ministry for those in grief. The ministry is based on eight weekly workshops that are Christ-centered. Through the series of workshops, the participants learn they are not alone in their grief and with the ever presence of Christ’s love, healing occurs. They “transform their grief into joyful living”.

“The thoughts and feelings that surge from grief can be very powerful. Most people want the grief to stop so their lives can return to normal, but they don’t want to forget the person they have lost. Walking the Mourner’s Path provides a guided pathway through the grief process that honors both the desire to remember and the need to move forward in life.”

Martha O’Brien, parishioner St. Dunstan’s.

Faith communities that offer the ministry identify at least two individuals to attend a Walking the Mourner’s Path Facilitator Training School. Although clergy are not required to attend a Facilitator Training School, many have found their involvement in the training meaningful and helpful.

In addition to learning about the program, training participants learn how to implement the program by building on existing Pastoral Care ministries.

For more information and registration information please visit the Walking the Mourners Path website, www.mournerspath.com or email Catherine Gilbert, Program Director, at cgilbert@mournerspath.com

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Author Tony Grooms to Speak at St. Benedict's

  • 2160 Cooper Lake Rd. Smyrna, GA 30080 (map)
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Tony Grooms, author of The Vain Conversation, will be speaking at St. Benedict's Church at 7 pm on Wed, Oct 24.  Inspired by a 1946 lynching in Georgia, his new book focuses on the question of redemption for racial crimes. All are welcome.

Please contact Kristine Anderson at kfaphd@aol.com for more information.

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