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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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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
to Nov 9

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

  • EQB Building at the University of the South (map)
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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
to Nov 9

National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference 2018

  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis (map)
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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
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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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

How to Keep Your Church Community Engaged and Growing

  • 2744 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30305 (map)
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Join us for a day to learn about keeping our church community engaged and growing. We will have workshops like, choosing curriculum, creating curriculum for all ages, information about Godly Play, shepherding souls, and cross generational vitality. Our speakers are lay leaders from the Diocese of Atlanta who practice their ministry every day. 

We will also have some displays from Forma, the Christian Education Conference at Kanuga, curriculum, EfM, the Cathedral Bookstore, and information about podcasts and other digital resources.

There is no fee, but donations are accepted at the door.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Green Team Summit

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Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) is proud to announce the first annual Coastal Green Team Summit, a special event for people of faith who want to learn how to care for the Earth.  Mark your calendars and register clergy AND lay people for this fun and educational event: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9am - 3pm. Hosted by First Baptist Church St. Simons Island, this will be a day of workshops and networking with other local green-minded communities of faith.  You will leave with the tools to green your community, your faith, and to start up your own Creation Care ministries within your house of faith.  
 

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Emory University: Candler School of Theology professor, Dr. Jennifer Ayres will offer the keynote address, titled “Profoundly Located: Cultivating a Sense of Place.” What is the intersection of theology and the environment? Should we care about Creation as people of faith? Dr. Ayres will answer these questions and so many more.  Following the keynote, you’ll have the chance to attend two workshops of your choosing, share a communal meal, and hear from an interfaith panel on Creation Care. 


Workshops include:
Green Team Training 101 – Rev. Kate Mosley, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL)
Sustainable Sanctuaries – Shane Totten, Southface Energy Institute
Faithful Eco-Advocacy 101 – One Hundred Miles
Contemplative Activism: The Power of Prayer for Creation Care - Rev. Mary Beene

Registration is only $15 and includes lunch.  
Questions? Email info@gipl.org or call 404.377.5552. 

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Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

Clergy Study Day with Dr. Tom Long

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Nourishing the Parabolic Imagination: The Parables of Jesus and the Mission of the Church

Jesus’s parables were not simply charming stories. They are expressions of a radical vision of God’s disruption and transformation of the world. In our time together, we will explore how Jesus’s parables can provoke a parabolic imagination that gives voice and confidence to clergy, the congregations they serve, and the church in a secular culture.

Learn more about Dr. Tom Long

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Oct
15
to Oct 17

Discipleship Matters Conference

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Helping leaders create a culture of discipleship in their congregations and communities.

This national conference series explores Christian formation for discipleship,
scripture engagement, habits of daily prayer, serving the poor, and sharing
the Good News. The conference will offer keynote presentations, workshops,
and networking time, and will be undergirded with Eucharist and the Daily
Office.


Keynote address: Robert Wright, Bishop of Atlanta
Plenary speakers: Courtney Cowart, Executive Director of Society for the Increase of Ministry & Albert Cutié, Rector of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Plantation, FL
Discipleship conversations with: Anne Hodges-Copple, Suffragan Bishop of North Carolina, and Sam Rodman, Bishop of North Carolina. Moderated by Chip Edens.
Workshops with: Kimberlee Auletta, Jenny Beaumont, Cookie Cantwell, Joshua Case, Doyt Conn, DawnDavis, Alice DeVries, Miguel Escobar, Scott Gunn, Sarah Koopercamp, Miriam McKenney, Bonnie Perry, Makeda Pennycook, Tamara Plummer, Jay Sidebotham, Mary Davis Smart, Sarah Stonesifer, Alan Yarborough, panel conversations with the staff and parishioners (and you) from Christ Church Charlotte & others.

More presenters being added regularly, check the website for the latest list.

Begins: Monday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. (registration opens 12:30)
Ends: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m./Noon

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Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality

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Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this one-day workshop at beautiful St. Mary's Sewanee as we engage in healthy and honest discussions around spirituality and sexuality, with the goal of enhancing the capacity of participants—spiritual directors, clergy leaders, or laypersons of any denomination—to discuss issues of faith 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.

This workshop is ideal for clergy, laypersons, and spiritual directors of all denominations. Participants will:

  • Learn guidelines and principles of contemplative spiritual direction to facilitate healthy, respectful, and holistic conversations around faith and sexuality, 
  • Share knowledge about accurate definitions of sex, sexual orientation, sexualities, and gender identification, 
  • Learn appropriate boundaries and ethical standards for engagement in spiritual guidance ministries.

For more information about A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality and to register, please visit us here.



Clergy, lay leaders, teachers, and spiritual directors of all faiths are encouraged to attend!
Reduced tuition is available until Wednesday, Sept. 5!

Tuition: $129 through Sept. 5, $160 from Sept. 6 onward.
Lodging at St. Mary's Sewanee for the night of Oct. 3 may be purchased separately.

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

A Labyrinth Journey: Connecting with Your Creativity Through Walking and Writing

  • 770 St. Mary's Lane Sewanee, TN 37375 (map)
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When external events compel us to look outward is precisely when we need to examine inwardly. Living in complex times requires creativity and a sense of grounding that is found in the spiritual. Join Margy Oehmig and Terry Price for a weekend of joy and discovery through labyrinth walking followed by reflection and writing. This will be a special time to retreat away from the noise and distraction of the world in order to refresh, reflect, and reemerge better equipped to creatively reconnect with the divinity within, the divinity around us, and the divinity in the world. Although no writing experience is necessary, creative writers will learn ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool in their practice. And everyone will learn new ways to incorporate the labyrinth as a creative tool for a creative life. 

The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet, an orientation of the weekend, and an introduction to the labyrinth. Saturday will feature presentations, labyrinth walks, and journaling, but also quiet time and space to be able to just listen to that inner voice. Sunday morning will be a time of sharing and gathering ideas to take back to your own life to continue your journey.

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 September 18, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters

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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Invite Welcome Connect

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The Office of Congregational Vitality invites all ministry leaders (clergy and lay) to Invite Welcome Connect.

A day of workshop designed to equip and empower clergy and lay leaders ‘to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness’. This workshop will include actual hands-on training and creative idea generation using the Invite Welcome Connect Check Lists and Ideas resources pages. Congregations are encouraged to bring an intergenerational mix of long-time and newer members.

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Suicide Awareness: Providing Resources on our National Epidemic

  • 571 Holt Road Marietta, GA 30067 United States (map)
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The Stephen Ministry program of St. Catherine's Church, Marietta is hosting a free, community-wide event to increase awareness around the topic of suicide. This free program is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the topic, including causes, prevention, help for survivors, how it relates to youth and addition, and what you and your church might do in response. An expert panel of speakers will include Gary and Elvira Delaplane of Mourning Dove Ministries and representatives from the United States National Guard and from The Link, a National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare. It is open to the public and all are welcome. Registration is not required but kindly RSVP to St. Catherine's at 770-971-2839 by Sept. 5.

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Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Mountain Top Lectures by Church of the Holy Family

This is the Summer Lecture Series featuring Reverend Greta Vosper. Reverend Vosper is a self described atheist who believes in a metaphorical God instead of the traditional theistic vision of god. She is a minister in Scarborough Canada. Lectures are at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00pm. 4:00pm book signing.

The event costs $60 in advance or $70 at the door. To register, call (404) 561-0546 or register online below. 

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Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  


These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Desolation, Invention and Bearing Witness to Hope

  • 301 Johnson Ferry Rd. NW Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (map)
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My extensive years of working with marginalized people have led me to think very deeply about the dynamics that are involved in their ways of being in the world. The primary question that I have asked many times is, “What is it that makes one capable of embracing desolation in a manner that bears witness to hope and leads to invention?”

This lecture and discussion will focus upon the lives of three women who demonstrated the process of embracing great desolation and finding ways to be inventive both in their personal and public lives. They are Ida B. Wells, Mary McCleod Bethune and Malissa Jackson Meeks. Wells and Bethune lived in the late 19th Century and the early 20th and Meeks lived in the 20th Century.

Though none of them had any knowledge of archetypal ways of viewing the world, they were able to be engaged by powerful threads of archetypal energy and they found a way to integrate it into the lives that unfolded before them. The result of their openness led each of them to leave a clear legacy for others to follow. Wells, fought for the liberation of women and helped to forge the anti-lynching work that was done in America, Bethune founded a school which remains to the present day and Meeks taught hundreds of students how to be resourceful and to live creatively regardless of scarcity.

They speak loudly and clearly to us in the 21st Century as we confront the perils of our modern day about the necessity to embrace desolation and to allow space for invention while bearing witness to hope.


Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., is the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing as well as the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-cultural Studies and Sociology from Wesleyan College. Catherine is an author who has published six books including her recently edited book, Living Into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America which focuses on racial healing and reconciliation published in 2016. She is a regular contributor to Hospitality which is published monthly by the Open Door Community. She is involved with prison work and faithfully visits a person who was formally on death row. She is committed to working for the abolition of the death penalty, writing and helping to create spaces where transformation and rebirth can occur.


Admission: $20; students: $10

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Aug
1
to Aug 4

2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling

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Dr. Cynthia Park to Present Keynote at the 2018 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling in Dayton, Ohio.

The conference theme this year is "Story in the Memory of the Heart" and focuses on Deut. 6:1-9; Jer. 31:31-34; and 2 Cor. 3:1b-6. Dr. Park's keynote will consider the science of how stories are embedded in our brains and accessed through compassion and suffering lived out in community. This work comes out of her various disciplines of Semitic Philology, Biblical and Theological Studies, and Cognitive Behaviorism.

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Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Interfaith Speakers Network Panel

  • Emory University Candler School of Theology (map)
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Knowing “the other” is the first step in building understanding and community. The Interfaith Speakers Network is an educational resource for religious and secular school educators and other organizations seeking engaging, interactive programming. Teachers and others seeking an opportunity to interact with local practicing representatives from many religious traditions are invited. 

The panel will take place at the Emory University Candler School of Theology in Room 252 Amphitheater. 

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and Interfaith Speakers Network.

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Jul
23
to Jul 27

5-Day Immersive Emotional Intelligence Workshop

  • Assissi Heights Spirituality Center (map)
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This core EQ-HR Center workshop is an intensive four & a half-day-session designed to enable participants to learn about, build and practice emotional intelligence skills in a small group setting. Skilled facilitators provide tools and feedback to enable participants to learn about themselves and to immediately practice emerging skills. As group life unfolds, participants give and receive feedback regarding the impact they have on others in the group. Participants will learn both interpersonal and intra-group communication skills.

The content of the workshop revolves around the twelve competencies that differentiate outstanding from average performers. These twelve competencies cover four distinct areas of ability. They are:

  1. Self-awareness: Recognizing and understanding our own emotions.
  2. Self-management: Effectively managing our own emotions.
  3. Social Awareness: Recognizing and understanding the emotions of others.
  4. Relationship Management: Applying our emotional understanding in our dealings with others.

What is the ESCI 360 Survey?
As part of this core event, workshop participants
complete a comprehensive self-assessment of their emotional intelligence. They also identify up to 20 people (manager(s), direct reports, peers, clients, family
and friends) who know them well and are willing to complete the same assessment in order to provide valuable feedback. What results is a detailed report of one’s emotional intelligence strengths and development needs. This will be for the participant’s eyes only and will provide possible personal items to be explored in one’s small group.  

Class Times:

  • Monday, 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The event costs $1144 (includes tuition, lodging, food, and ESCI survey). 
NOTE: The $199 fee is non-refundable once the profile has been purchased.

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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  

These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation: Contemplative Summer School

As part of the ongoing framework, Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Grace Episcopal Church will offer a three-session Contemplative Summer School. On Sunday evenings, June 24, July 22, and August 19, we will gather from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Together, we will explore core elements of contemplative spirituality as well as ways that our practice can nurture and encourage a compassionate embodiment of Christ's love in the world today. 

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the five key books, which will help contribute to the ongoing conversation all Summer.  Key texts from Richard Rohr, Phileena Heuertz, Tilden Edwards, Margaret Benefiel, and John Main will shape our discussions and reflections.  Fr. Stuart will lead each conversation, connecting our conversations in the diocese with ongoing global conversations in contemplative studies.  

These Summer School sessions will also serve as a foundation to further work in the Fall with three workshops, featuring the Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Benefiel and the Rev. Sarah Fisher, and Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM and the Rev. Brian Sullivan. 

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Church Beyond the Binary

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Church Beyond the Binary is an educational workshop that will teach participants the knowledge and skills they need to create a parish community that is fully welcoming of transgender people. 

It is designed with Episcopal clergy in mind (others who are interested are also welcome), and clergy who attend will receive two hours of continuing education credit. Join us June 21st from 2-4pm for an afternoon of fellowship and learning. Snacks and water will be provided, and there is parking on-site. There is no cost to attend.

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Jun
11
to Jun 15

2018 Christian Formation Conference: Coming Home

  • Kanuga Conference Center (map)
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The oldest Christian formation conference for Episcopal educators, the Christian
Formation Conference has been a Kanuga staple since 1928. Each year, clergy,
professional educators, and countless volunteers come together to share the best
formation practices, be inspired by great speakers from around the country, and be
rekindled for ministry.

Keynote Speaker: Victoria Garvey
An educator for most of her life, Victoria Garvey has a passion for learning and teaching, and
for the Church. In her professional career, Vicki has taught at nearly every level, from 2nd
graders through graduate school, but she has spent most of that time at Seabury-Western,
teaching biblical languages and biblical theology, her doctoral area. Her exploration of the
Bible with ‘footnotes’ is deep and captivating. Most recently, those passions were fed in her
position as Bishop’s Associate for Lifelong Christian Formation in the Episcopal Diocese of
Chicago. Currently she serves on two faculties for the wider church, consults with dioceses
concerning congregational vitality, speaks locally, nationally and internationally, facilitates
workshops, leads retreats, and serves the wider church as member of several churchwide
commissions. She is a four-time deputy from the Diocese of Chicago to General Convention.
 

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Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

The Sacred Enneagram Workshop

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Chris Heuertz will be giving a two-day workshop based on his recent book The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.  As a sacred map to our soul, the Enneagram is a compassionate tool, sketching out possibilities and opportunities, pointing us back to our True Self.  The Enneagram explains the "why" of how we think, act, and feel.  The Enneagram helps us come to terms with our gifts as well as the addictive psychological patterns that tether us to our greatest interpersonal, spiritual, and emotional challenges.

On Saturday, June 9, from 9:30-4:30, Chris will give his full day introductory workshop.  On Sunday, from 1-5, he is treating us with an optional half-day deep dive into some of the things he is most excited about in working with the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth. 

This workshop is done in partnership with CenterForm, an innovation hub for Christian ministry in downtown Atlanta.

Registration will be open until June 8, 2018.

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Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

Trust and The Four Agreements

  • Amerson House Spirtuality Center @ St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (map)
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In this half-day workshop, expand your understanding of the Four Agreements as we explore the correlations of this ancient wisdom with the writings on trust by research professor Brené Brown.

You'll take away practical applications for building trust in your family, community and with yourself.

Join Mark Elberfeld and Arlia Hoffman, co-founders of Spiral Leadership Group, for this engaging and experiential morning.

Continental breakfast and beverages included.
Cost: $23.05
Upon entering the driveway of St. Bartholomew's, stay to the right and follow signs for Amerson House, which is the grey house with a red door in the far right corner of the lower parking lot.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Solarize Atlanta

  • 3098 Saint Anne's Lane Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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What would it take to solarize your home or business? Come to the GIPL (Georgia Interfaith Power & Light) program on Solarize Atlanta at St. Anne’s, Thursday, May 17, 7pm, in The Commons Room, and learn all about implementing solar power, in both commercial enterprises and private homes. Solarize Atlanta includes a free solar evaluation for any congregation, business, or residence in the city of Atlanta – including preliminary site design, energy usage profile, and financial analysis.  It’s for a limited time, so come on the 17th!

Note: a free evaluation does not commit you to any kind of purchase.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Digital Evangelism Workshop

Join fellow Episcopalians from across the diocese for a Digital Evangelism Workshop. Jeremy Tackett and Chris Sikkema, part of the digital evangelism team for the Episcopal Church, will lead three workshops focusing on using digital media as tools for evangelism, methods of digital story-telling to communicate our ministries, and an "Evangelism 101" training, designed to introduce a fresh, humble, effective and Episcopal approach to the spiritual practice of evangelism. All ages are welcome. This workshop is being led by the Presiding Bishop's Office of Communication.

The $5 cost includes the day's training and lunch. Please register by May 2, 2018.

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May
2
to May 4

Love God, Love Neighbor

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church (map)
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Registration is now open for “Love God, Love Neighbor”, a three-day training course for clergy and laity that is designed to equip Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement.

Sponsored by Episcopal Migration Ministries, “Love God, Love Neighbor” will be held Wednesday – Friday, May 2-4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA (Diocese of Atlanta).

“The gathering will bring together lay and clergy leaders from across the Episcopal Church, as well as from ecumenical and other partners, to learn from one another as we explore different local contexts as they relate to refugee resettlement and the work of welcome,” noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries.

The training provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, the United States refugee policy, how refugee resettlement works, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

Information and registration are available here. Registration is $150, and includes all training programming and materials, a light breakfast and hearty lunch each day, and a reception on Wednesday. Beverages and snacks will also be provided throughout the day. Registration does not include housing or transportation to the conference. 

Registration deadline is Monday, March 23 (Extended Deadline)

A limited number of scholarships are available. To inquire about scholarship assistance, contact Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relations and Engagement, aduvall@episcopalchurch.org.

“Love God, Love Neighbor” is offered by Episcopal Migration Ministries with funding from the Constable Fund.

Episcopal Migration Ministries is the Episcopal Church’s foremost response to refugee crises. Working in partnership with offices and groups within the church as well as with governments and non-government organizations (NGOs), Episcopal Migration Ministries assures safe passage and provides vital services for thousands of refugee families upon their arrival in America: English language and cultural orientation classes; employment services; school enrollment; and initial assistance with housing and transportation. For each family, the goal is self-reliance and self-determination. After years of living in limbo, refugees now have the opportunity to begin again on a strong foundation that honors their stories and dignity, thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries.

The Constable Grants were named for Mary Louise Constable, who was a visionary philanthropist.  In 1935, in the midst of economic catastrophe known as the Great Depression, Constable made a monetary gift to the Episcopal Church to establish the Constable Fund.  Her desire and intent to add periodically to the fund during her lifetime was realized and culminated with a very generous final gift at the time of her death in 1951. The language of Constable’s will states that the fund exists “in perpetuity … to apply the net income for the purposes of the Society, preferably for the work in religious education not provided for within the Society’s budget.

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Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

Grief + Doubt Group Support

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Rebekah Vepraskas, LPC, facilitates a closed group open to all at no charge for four Mondays, April 30 – May 21, 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the Gaylord Room at Holy Trinity.

"After four weeks of meeting and a total of six hours of group therapy, our hope is that you will feel propelled forward into a new place in your grief journey."

Participation is limited, so please sign up by April 27, 2018.

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Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Uppity Women of the Bible: Song of Songs

Uppity Women of the Bible: Song of Songs
Sunday mornings, April 29-May 13

In this second installment of our exploration of women in scripture, we’ll consider some of the surprising elements of Song of Songs. We’ll also look at the reasons for including this book in the Bible, who the lovers might be, the difficulties of interpreting this book, and the disadvantages of reading this book in a language other than Hebrew. This class employs the video series "Uppity Women of the Bible," featuring Bible professor Dr. Lisa Wolfe. Class participants will benefit from reading Song of Songs before the class (try https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+Solomon+1-8&version=NRSV). Breakfast is available in the parish hall starting at 9:00am.

Presenter: Nedra Roberts. Nedra is a playwright and English teacher. 

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