Oct
15
to Nov 6

3rd Annual Children's Book Drive

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For the third consecutive year, the Cathedral Book Store will be collecting new books for the children at the Homeless Requiem, the children at the Arrendale Prison Children’s Center, and the young people at Covenant House. The goal this year is 250 brand new books! With your help, we can do this. Books for children of all ages will be collected from October 15th through November 6th. Donated books will be distributed to children attending the November 1st Homeless Requiem and in December to the other groups. If you’re not sure what to buy, visit the bookstore and they will be happy to help. Or, you may make a donation and the store will use the funds to purchase brand new books for a child to enjoy. Donations may be made via the book store’s website.  Please help each of these beautiful children receive a wonderful new book this year!

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Register for Camp Mikell Fall Folk School

Tucked away in the Northeast Georgia mountains, Camp Mikell offers the only folk school in Georgia! The Folk School runs Friday, October 20 –Sunday, October 22, 2017, and costs $190.00-$290.00 per person. Please register by 10/13. If you have any questions, please call Amanda Price 706-886-7515 or send an email to amanda@campmikell.com.

Send your completed registration form via email before 10/13 to amanda@campmikell.com.

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Oct
21
11:00am11:00am

St. Martin's Fall Festival and Church Bazaar

  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church (map)
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Join us for an event the whole family will enjoy! There will be a balloon artist, trampoline bungees, amusement rides, Oreo eating competition, raffles, wine pull, bake sale, pre-made meals, obstacle course, crafts, King of Pops, cookout, food truck, face painting, Fright Walk, and so much more!

Please note that wristbands are required for all rides, games, and attractions. Our Church Bazaar is free to enter, and free parking will be available at Oglethorpe Presbyterian with shuttles to the festival.  

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Oct
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Choral Guild of ATL Concert: An Appalachian Celebration

  • 3480 E. Main Street Atlanta, GA, 30337 United States (map)
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Choral music in bluegrass style accompanied by a bluegrass band. Works include:
- The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass - Carol Barnett
- Dear Appalachia Trilogy - Timothy Michael Powell
- O Brother, Where Art Thou medley

The concert is FREE and open to the public. General seating (no tickets required)

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This is a collaboration between St. John's and the Choral Guild of ATL. All CGA concerts on their calendar are previewed the day before at St. John's as free concerts held at 4:00 p.m. Events can be viewed on St. John's Facebook events page.

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Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Memorial Dedication

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The blessing and dedication of a memorial to commemorate those interred in more than 1,100 unmarked graves will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m. The graves are in a section of the cemetery that was reserved from circa 1870 to the 1950s for the burial of black Gainesville residents.

Clergy and members of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville worked with community partners, and the city of Gainesville to make the memorial a reality, according to Grace Rector, The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham. 

The city provided a 7-foot black marble obelisk for the site and members of Grace and others donated matching marble benches surrounding the memorial to create a space for reflection. "It is an extraordinary example of a community coming together," Higginbotham said.

The memorial is intended to provide recognition of those unknowns interred in the 140-year-old cemetery which also holds the remains of veterans of Revolutionary War and over 100 Civil War veterans, the most famous of which is Lt. General James Longstreet.

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Oct
26
8:30am 8:30am

Covenant House Job Fair October 26th from 8:30am-11:30 am.

The Rotary Club of Brookhaven and Covenant House are offering employers an opportunity to meet candidates at a job fair on October 26th from 8:30am-11:30 am.  

As an employer you know one exceptional employee is better than two average
employees. An exceptional employee is the one that brings a level of work ethic and
motivation above all others. I am talking about the individual who shows up early, works
extra hours when needed and does not question when asked to do something.

Wondering where you can find an exceptional employee? Or, where can you hire them early enough in their careers? The answer is at Covenant House.

"These kids were so eager to learn and listen and do well,” says Bob Cunningham, President of Cunningham Heating & Air Conditioning.

“It was the best job fair I have ever attended," said the Market Manager of Costco.

The Covenant House not only provides shelter for young adults (age 18 to 20) experiencing homelessness but it provides guidance and support along the way. The Covenant House assists young adults get their lives in order and prepares them to enter the work force and be productive citizens.

About Covenant House
Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless
kids escape the streets. Today we are the largest privately funded charity in the Americas
providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and
exploited youth.

About Brookhaven Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.

If you want to help out please email Mike Swahn at mswahn@sebench.com or Regina Jennings at rjennings@covenanthouse.org

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Oct
27
to Oct 29

Men's Retreat

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Men, come join us for the annual Men's Retreat, October 27-29 at St. Mary's Retreat Center in Sewanee, Tennessee, sponsored by The Brotherhood of St. Andrew. This retreat is a great chance to get away, build friendships, grow closer to God, and have fun together. The retreat leader will be our own Bishop Don Wimberly.

  • Single rooms are $275
  • Double rooms are $225
  • Includes two nights and all meals

Contact Tom David for more info at tjd214@comcast.net or Billy Harrison at bharrison1946@earthlink.net

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Oct
28
8:45am 8:45am

Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities will include a Liturgy for Martyrs at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where the Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, as well as a tour of the Chestnut Grove School (founded in 1887) and the cemetery containing graves of slaves.

For pilgrims leaving from Atlanta, a bus will be available departing from St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Morrow, GA at 7AM. For those pilgrims traveling from other locations, plan to meet at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church (610 Epps Bridge Parkway) at 8:45AM. The cost is $10 and includes lunch.

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Oct
29
to Nov 3

Progoff Intensive Journal Workshop at the DuBose Conference Center

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The Progoff Intensive Journal® method is a powerful tool for self-development and growth, and has been used for years by individuals seeking to dive deeply into personal issues, deal with transitions, and open doorways into spirituality. Join us at the DuBose Conference Center Oct. 29–Nov. 3 for a full immersion into this integrated system of writing exercises. You will gain insight into many different dimensions of your life including personal relationships, career, health, dreams, and life’s meaning.

Though the workshop will be conducted in a group setting, you will work in total privacy. Your facilitator will help to guide you through the process in a non-judgmental, supportive, and low-key manner. 

This workshop is presented without dogma: people of all different backgrounds, interests, and faiths are welcome.

The workshop is divided into three modules. Register for one, two, or all.

Module 1: Life Context (LC) Workshop, Gaining a Perspective on Life

Module I (Sunday & Monday) introduces the Progoff™ method and covers about half the exercises in the Intensive Journal workbook. You will develop an inner perspective and gain greater awareness of major areas of your life, and the dialogue process will provide a unique way to gain feedback and momentum toward a deeper understanding of these areas.

Module 2: Depth Contact (DC) Workshop, Symbolic Images and Meaning in Life

Module II (Tuesday & Wednesday) will deepen your experience as you focus on the exercises in the second half of the Intensive Journal workbook. You will learn how to use Progoff's unique non-analytical method to draw forth messages from your inner symbolic experiences, which can provide important insight into your unfolding life process. You will explore past experiences that had significant meaning, gain insights into your ultimate concerns, and explore major themes in your life.

Module 3: Life Integration (LI) Workshop, Integrating the Life Process

(Thursday & Friday) Experience the cumulative dynamic process created from working with material in one workbook section and how it can lead to entries in other related areas. This progressively deepening process generates an inner momentum and energy as you apply Progoff's non-analytical Journal Feedback techniques. Your workbook becomes an active instrument as you approach situations from different perspectives. New awareness and growth become possible as you realize connections between diverse areas. You are drawing your unfolding life process forward as you move toward greater wholeness and integration. 

The skills learned here will last a lifetime. Working through these modules will introduce you to a soulful and practical companion for working through issues and transitions, but more importantly, for access to deep creative resources that live within you. The method is a genuinely contemplative, meditative process that cultivates deep inner reflection.

Residential and commuter tuition rates are offered, and CEUs are available. 

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Oct
30
to Nov 3

EQ-HR Center's 5-Day Emotional Intelligence Workshop, Hickory, NC

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The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills (EQ-HR Center) is pleased to announce an upcoming 5-day workshop at Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC, October 30th-November 3rd.

What happens at an EQ-HR Workshop?

This core EQ HR Center workshop is an intensive four or five-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 inter-personal and intra-group communication skills.

The content of the workshop revolves around the twelve competencies that differentiate outstanding from average per- formers. 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.

Click here to learn more. 

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Nov
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

29th Annual Homeless Requiem

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The Cathedral will host the Homeless Requiem and serve dinner to hundreds of homeless guests on Wednesday, November 1. We need your help to make this dinner a success. A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to help us serve dinner to our special guests. Please sign up below by October 29. Contact Canon Cathy Zappa if you have questions.

In addition to serving and being in fellowship with our guests, volunteers are invited to sponsor a table through a contribution of $100 for a table for 10. Your $100 will provide a very nutritious and delicious meal, catered by City of Refuge, for our homeless sisters and brothers. If you prefer to be a friend of the table, individual seats are available for $10. Make checks payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip and leave them with a volunteer at the Homeless Requiem table in the Atrium on Sundays, or donate at the giving kiosk in the Atrium or online.

5 p.m.  Dinner for our guests in Child Hall
6:15 p.m. Choral Prelude by Voices of Hope
7 p.m.  Homeless Requiem service

No registration required unless you plan to volunteer.

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Nov
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

St. Mark’s Gospel Performance

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  • Free admission
     

  • Registration is required
     

  • Reception will follow the presentation

 

Actor Tom Bair will present an exciting storytelling performance of the entirety of The Gospel of St. Mark on Thursday, November 2 in Child Hall. Jointly sponsored by the Cathedral and the Diocese of Atlanta, the show will start at 5 p.m. and a reception will follow. Admission is free, but please register here.

This compelling and remarkable story is said to have been written down by St. Mark, but is attributed to St. Peter. It tells of Jesus’s conflict with the religious and secular authorities of the time, his important teachings, his somewhat stormy, often humorous relationships with his disciples, his miraculous acts and above all, his unique sense of mission. This is “a riveting journey” to quote a recent article in the Episcopal Journal. Bair’s voice is “crystal-clear and his articulation holds one’s interest throughout.” It is performed in the simple, elegant English prose of the King James Bible. 

Tom Bair has appeared in dramatic roles on some of New York’s most prominent stages and in feature films, including Philip Roth’s Indignation.

Tom Bair has appeared in dramatic roles on some of NY’s most prominent stages and in feature films, including Philip Roth’s Indignation, due out in 2016.

He and his wife, Geralyn Wolf (former Bishop of Rhode Island), reside in NYC.

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Nov
4
9:30am 9:30am

Treasure Mapping: A Mindful and Soulful Journey

  • St Paul's Episcopal Church, Bowden Hall (map)
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We are taught that for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21).

With Treasure Mapping, a technique developed by spiritual director Westina Matthews, you will begin to unpack the complexity of the life experiences that have influenced who you have become today, and open you up to the possibilities and potentialities of who you might become tomorrow. Engage in a personal exploration of significant and transformative experiences —the treasures in your life—through the use of colors, images, and words.

  • Create your own sacred space and time
  • Relax in God’s mysterious presence
  • Enjoy interactive small and large group discussions
  • Engage in activities such as meditation, journaling, and body prayer
  • And don’t forget music, good food, and conversation!

Facilitator:
Westina Matthews, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, General Theological Seminary, is an author, public speaker, retreat leader, and spiritual director whose practice reflects contemplative living through “holy listening.” 

Join us for a day of exploration and discovery and bring your friends! If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the event, contact Alma Hall (mayimuna@hotmail.com) or Kandace Carty (kfboyd@yahoo.com). This event is $20/person.

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Nov
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

St. Martin's Episcopal School Open House

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St. Martin’s Episcopal School will host a campus Open House on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 1:00 p.m – 3:30 p.m. Families are welcome to come explore our science labs, computer labs and classrooms and experience all that we have to offer for preschool-8th grade students. Tour our campus with engaging student ambassadors and meet our dedicated and friendly teachers. Alumni and current parents will also be on hand for an open forum in the school gym. Please join us to learn more about St. Martin’s! 

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Nov
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Household Rituals and Finding God in Everyday Life

  • Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (map)
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We do it all the time. We open the door. We close the door. An everyday ritual that changes everything by the doing of it. Deuteronomy says to write the first commandment—the one about loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength—on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. It suggests that there is something innately holy about our coming and going from the house. That opening or closing a door is in and of itself a way of loving God. 

In this three-week art studio series, we will explore doorways as holy spaces. Join us on Sunday afternoons, November 5, 12, 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 in the Pop-up Studio for Practicing the Pastoral Arts. Please email Ruth Pattison (ruthpattison1@gmail.com) by Ocotber 30 to reserve your space. $45.00 for the series.

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Nov
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

ECF BBQ Competition

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The Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia is excited for the first BBQ Competition in support ECF! Parish teams will cook Boston butts to compete to earn a prize which will be awarded to their parish for outreach! Register quickly, we only have space for 10 teams!

• $5,000 – 1st Place
• $2,500 – 2nd Place
• $1,500 – 3rd Place


The competition will take place on Friday, Nov. 10 at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, and will begin after the Friday Annual Council activities have concluded, approximately 4:45 pm. In addition to the competition, a BBQ buffet dinner will be served in the Grace Church parish hall – not only will you have a delicious meal, but you’ll also be able to taste all the BBQ cooked by our competing teams! Top it all off with a live bluegrass band to keep us all entertained! 

Many thanks to Grace Church and the Northeast Georgia convocation for hosting our fun block party. Registration is required for competing teams. Registration is NOT required to attend the event. The registration fee for teams is $100. To attend the event, there is a suggested donation to ECF of $10 (payable at the door).

If you have any questions, please visit ECFimpact.org/BBQ or contact ECF's Executive Director, Lindsey Hardegree.

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Nov
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

St. Catherine's Concert Series, The Charlestones

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St. Catherine's sixth annual concert series begins their season with The Charlestones, four men from Charleston, South Carolina– the premier a cappella quartet in the Low Country.  Formed in 2014 and having found each other within the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church, Charleston, you might think that The Charlestones came together through divine intervention.  The group, Todd Monsell (bass), Brink Norton (tenor), William Purcell and Stephen Spaulding (baritones), sings music across multiple genres, all unplugged and without accompaniment.  Check out their videos on Facebook at charlestonesquartet.  All concerts in the series are free, with an offering taken, and everyone is invited to a small reception after the concert to meet and greet the artists.  No tickets are required.

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Nov
11
9:30am 9:30am

Spirituality and Aging: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

  • St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church (map)
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Please join us for this thoughtful and inspirational workshop. The Rev. Dr. Miriam Dunson is a gifted speaker and an inspiration to all who hear. Learn more. 

Please note:  Seating is limited. Paid reservations ($10/person) must be received by noon, Nov. 6. 

  • 9:30 AM:  registration, coffee, and pastries
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  speaker, small groups
  • 12:00 - 12:45 PM:  lunch, door prizes
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM:  speaker, small groups.
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Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Household Rituals and Finding God in Everyday Life

  • Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We do it all the time. We open the door. We close the door. An everyday ritual that changes everything by the doing of it. Deuteronomy says to write the first commandment—the one about loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength—on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. It suggests that there is something innately holy about our coming and going from the house. That opening or closing a door is in and of itself a way of loving God. 

In this three-week art studio series, we will explore doorways as holy spaces. Join us on Sunday afternoons, November 5, 12, 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 in the Pop-up Studio for Practicing the Pastoral Arts. Please email Ruth Pattison (ruthpattison1@gmail.com) by Ocotber 30 to reserve your space. $45.00 for the series.

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Nov
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on November 12

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Talbotton, GA 31827

Enjoy the opportunity to visit and worship at historic Zion Episcopal Church in Talbotton, GA on November 12, 2017. Service will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Rev. Jeff Jackson, rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and diocesan steward of Zion, will be the celebrant and preacher. Zion Episcopal Church was erected in 1848 in the city of Talbotton, in Talbot County, Georgia. It is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. The choir loft has the only working Pilcher organ in existence, which was installed in 1850 is still used today for services and events.  

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Zion and view photos of the exterior and interior, visit the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia website, Zion Episcopal – Talbot - Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, and visit Zion’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ziontalbotton/.

Zion is available for weddings, music recordings and performances, tours, and other events. Contact Fr. Jeff Jackson at (706)-761-0115 for further information. 

Donations for the preservation and restoration of this historic treasure can be made through the diocese at Historic Zion Church or the GoFundMe site Historic Zion Restoration.

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

Heart and Soul at Holiday Market

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Holy Family parishioners and supporters will be a vendor in Jasper's largest Holiday event! 
Holiday Market is an arts, crafts and gifts event held annually at Chattahoochee
Technical College in Jasper, Georgia. Their net proceeds are donated to local charities.
Holy Family will be among 100 vendors in this well-established market. 100% of Holy Family's proceeds from this event will be shared among local charities! The quilters and crafters at Holy Family are already hard at work preparing for the event, "Home for the Holidays – Items for Decorating, Entertaining, and Gifting."

Two-day event
Friday, November 17
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$20 Advance Tickets
$5 DIVA Dollars with EVERY Friday Night Ticket
Early Shopping, Food, Drinks & Entertainment
Tickets available at Renasant Bank and Holy Family Episcopal Church
 

Saturday, November 18
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
$1 Donation
Shopping Galore!
Entertainment

 

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Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Household Rituals and Finding God in Everyday Life

  • Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We do it all the time. We open the door. We close the door. An everyday ritual that changes everything by the doing of it. Deuteronomy says to write the first commandment—the one about loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength—on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. It suggests that there is something innately holy about our coming and going from the house. That opening or closing a door is in and of itself a way of loving God. 

In this three-week art studio series, we will explore doorways as holy spaces. Join us on Sunday afternoons, November 5, 12, 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 in the Pop-up Studio for Practicing the Pastoral Arts. Please email Ruth Pattison (ruthpattison1@gmail.com) by Ocotber 30 to reserve your space. $45.00 for the series.

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Nov
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Debut of Natalie Twigg’s Mass Setting and Thanksgiving Potluck

  • Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church (map)
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HTP’s Artist-in-Residence has written an all-new mass setting for Holy Eucharist and given it to the church as a 125th anniversary gift! We will pray with this music for the first time on Sunday, November 19. Gather at 6:30 PM to hear the music, followed by a potluck dinner at 7:00 PM, then on to the Nave at 7:30 PM for the service. We hope you can join us!

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Nov
22
to Nov 25

Thanksgiving at Lake Logan

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Eat, drink, and be thankful at Lake Logan this year! Join us for feast, family, fellowship, football, and fun. You don't have to cook, clean, or entertain. That's certainly something to be thankful for!

Participate in as many or as few of the activities offered as you like. Stay two nights, three nights, or more - or just come for lunch on Thanksgiving Day. Rooms are also available earlier and later in the week if you'd like to extend your stay. Learn more.

Call 828.646.0095 to reserve your space. Online registration coming soon.

 

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Dec
2
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

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

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Jan
16
to Jan 18

All Our Children: The Church's Role in Education Equity

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Hear the Call.  Build the Movement. Join All Our Children National Network and the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina for a national learning event January 16 - 18, 2018 in Columbia, SC.

All Our Children: The Church’s Role in Education Equity is an ecumenical learning event focusing on the urgency of quality public education for all children and lifting up how communities of faith are already strengthening public education in their cities, states, and across the nation. This three-day gathering will include informative, interactive workshops and plenaries led by practicing educators, experienced community leaders, and hands-on researchers. Our time together will focus on specific steps you and your congregation can take to build Beloved Community through local partnerships, action, and service, with time for conversation, idea sharing, and networking.

Participants can expect to develop a deep understanding of Christian faith foundations for public education support, engagement, and advocacy and to leave the conference with specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed action plans to share with church and community leaders in their home cities and states.

Keynote speakers:

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D - Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University - Founder, Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland; the Teaching Excellence Network; and the Community Responsive Education Group.

The Most Reverand Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church - Born in Chicago, IL, on March 13, 1953, Presiding Bishop Curry attended public schools in Buffalo. Throughout his ministry, Presiding Bishop Curry has been active in issues of social justice. In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Presiding Bishop Curry had extensive involvement in Crisis Control Ministry, the founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, the Absalom Jones initiative, creation of networks of family day care providers, creation of educational centers, and the brokering of millions of dollars of investment in inner city neighborhoods.

Registration includes lunch & dinner for two days. Sign up by 12/15/17. Learn more. 

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Mar
2
to Mar 4

Church Leadership Conference 2018

  • Kanuga Camp and Conference Center (map)
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The Church Leadership Conference is an annual gathering of vestry members and other congregational leaders for practical learning, reflection, and formation. The 2018 Conference is on March 2-4, 2018 and registration is now open. The conference is designed in partnership with the Episcopal Church Foundation and Kanuga, and the focus is to strengthen, equip and re-energize church leaders for church leadership and ministry.

Each year the conference gathers expert speakers and workshop leaders from around the Episcopal Church, to teach, inspire, and share practical tools, ideas, and resources. The theme for 2018 is: Equipped for Every Good Work: Practical Tools for Tough Times. In 2018, there will be four specialized workshop tracks for participants to dig deeper into an area of their need. The tracks are strategic leadership, financial planning, creative communications and a Spanish language track. 

Participants will have access throughout the conference to all speakers, workshop presenters, and a host of ECF staff for meetings, questions, or conversation on issues relevant to their church community.

  • Double Occupancy (shared room): $340 ($306 by November 02, 2017)
  • Single Occupancy (private room): $420 ($378 by November 02, 2017)
  • Commuter (program, meals and facility fees): $155 ($139.50 by November 02, 2017)    
  • Non-Participating Guest (meals and facility fees only): $240 ($216 by November 02, 2017)
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May
30
to Jun 8

ON THE PILGRIMS' WAY: Discovering the Historic Beauty and Rich Tradition of Christianity in the British Isles

Would you like to deepen your appreciation of the Episcopal/Anglican tradition while enriching your faith? How about seeing some of the most beautiful, history-soaked places in England, with a touch of Scotland? For all English-speaking Christians, not just Episcopalians, a pilgrimage to the U.K. is a unique opportunity to connect to the roots of our faith, which came to the British Isles surprisingly early – perhaps only a century after Christ. Invite your friends and come join me as we make a pilgrimage – from the far south all the way to the Scottish border – exploring the great cathedrals, abbeys, and other sites - at least one very important pub included(!) - crucial to our inheritance of the faith Jesus “once delivered to the apostles.”

Though we'll be getting around by bus & train, not walking for days like medieval pilgrims (save for a couple hours on St. Cuthbert's Way for those who are able), we'll nonetheless treat this trip as a pilgrimage:  a chance not only to see wonderful sites & scenery, learn some fascinating history, and truly enjoy the companionship of friends, but to renew our faith, mainly through worshipping in some of these historic places, where Christians have prayed, sung, and shared the Eucharist for centuries upon centuries.
 

Details


Price

  • $4389.00 from Atlanta, Georgia
  • (Price includes Round trip airfare, $540.40 US & Intl. departure taxes/fuel & $175 gratuities)

For more information, please contact Father Edwin Beckham by calling 706-540-2027 (mobile) or by ebeckham.cgse.cov@gmail.com
 

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Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Service for The Renewal of Ministry with the Welcoming of the Ninth Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, The Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring

  • 634 West Peachtree Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30342 United States (map)
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Please join us as The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, celebrates the renewal of ministry and welcoming of The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring as 9th Rector of All Saints’. The Right Rev. James R. Mathes, associate dean of students and chaplain at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will preach at this historic occasion.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend and celebrate the gift of our new rector with the greater community. A reception honoring The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring will precede the service, from 5:00–6:30 p.m. in Ellis Hall.

For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404–267–4273.

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Oct
16
10:00am10:00am

Ugly Pants Golf Tournament to Benefit Path to Shine®

Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch Presented by ProCom Consulting to Benefit Path to Shine Program

The Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch will be held on Sunday, October 15th and Monday, October 16th.  ProCom Consulting has signed on to be the event’s presenting sponsor.  Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. “There is no greater cause than working to help disadvantaged or at-risk children become healthy productive adults.  Through no fault of their own, they have been challenged in life during their formative years and deserve a break.  We are honored to have the opportunity to assist Path To Shine with this important mission,” commented Curtis Mills, CEO – ProCom Consulting.

The two-day event begins with a brunch at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 15th and golf tournament at Dogwood Golf Club of Atlanta on Monday, October 16th.  A highlight of the golf tournament is the “Ugly Pants” contest, this year to be judged by the Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta, the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright. Bidding on silent auction items occurs during both events.  Tickets for the brunch are $10 per person and $30 per family.  There is no charge for children eight and under. Golf foursomes are $720 or $200 for individual players. Sponsorships for the events are also available. Complete details about the events can be found at: http://pathtoshine.weebly.com/ugly-pants---its-not-only-golf.html 

Your registration includes full hot buffet breakfast, after-tournament lunch with burgers and hot dogs included, as well as a Golf Shirt, CHEATS package with mulligans etc., and a goodie bag. You will have a 10 am tee-time at Dogwood Golf Club. Please RSVP by September 25, 2017. 


About ProCom
ProCom’s mission is to improve our client’s performance by delivering value, measurable results and pragmatic solutions to critical business issues and technology challenges.  We have 200+ employees primarily serving mid-market client’s in the Communications, Cable & Media, Utilities and State & Local Government industries.  Our seasoned leadership team brings an average of 15+ years of experience supported by industry and technology experts.  We provide on-shore technology delivery center capabilities through our strategic alliance with Cayuse Technologies, located in Oregon.   
Our service offerings include: Billing, Customer Care, Operations Support, Health and Human Services, Child Welfare, Adult Aging and Disability Services and Education, Data migration/conversion, Business Process Outsourcing, Analytics, System Integration & Application Development, Testing, Program Management, Salesforce.com, Digital Marketing and helping clients adopt emerging waves of technology.   

About Path to Shine
Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. Its purpose is to encourage children to stay in school until they graduate by partnering with faith communities to provide the academic support necessary for elementary students to develop good academic skills and the self-confidence needed to find their own "path to shine."  It is a self-sustaining ministry of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, where the program originated in 2011.  There are now 14 affiliates across the State of Georgia assisting almost 200 students a year.  It is recognized as a Jubilee Ministry of the National Episcopal Church.  More information on the program is available at www.pathtoshine.org.

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Brunch to Benefit Path to Shine Program

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The Ninth Annual Ugly Pants Golf Tournament and Brunch will be held on Sunday, October 15th and Monday, October 16th.  ProCom Consulting has signed on to be the event’s presenting sponsor.  Path To Shine® is a unique after-school mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk and under-served children. “There is no greater cause than working to help disadvantaged or at-risk children become healthy productive adults.  Through no fault of their own, they have been challenged in life during their formative years and deserve a break.  We are honored to have the opportunity to assist Path To Shine with this important mission,” commented Curtis Mills, CEO – ProCom Consulting.

Brunch reservations are requested but not required. Parish Brunch with mimosas for adults and ice-cream bar for the kids, raffle and silent auction.  Bidding can begin on September 24th. The cost $10.00 per person or $30.00 maximum cost for a family

Please RSVP by October 12, 2017. 

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade

  • Begins at Civic Center MARTA Station and ends in Piedmont Park (map)
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The Pride Parade will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon on Sunday, October 15.  We will have a Diocesan contingent in the parade, including a float.  We encourage as many as possible to walk with us.  For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float.  We also carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ folks.

If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, please go to the following link and complete the information:  http://tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade  

RSVP is only to carry a parish sign; walking/riding just show up; see below for linkThe Episcopal Contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.  All are welcome to participate without regard to sexual orientation, gender, gender expression/identity, race, creed, color, etc.  ALL are welcome!

The Pride Parade begins at the Civic Center MARTA station, located 2 blocks south of All Saints' Episcopal Church.  It proceeds north on Peachtree to 10th Street and then heads left (east)  on 10th, entering Piedmont Park through the Charles Allen Gate. It is a lot of fun to walk the route.  The crowd cheers when the Episcopal Church comes into view. The float will have a limited amount of space for those who need to ride rather than walk.

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Seedtime and Harvest Gardens and Greenhouse Plant Sale

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If you've been waiting to plant your fall annuals, now is the time! We'll have plenty of color for your gardens along with fall vegetables, perennials, and indoor plants. Come see our astilbes and tricyrtis (toad lilies) just coming into bloom and enjoy freshly baked, homemade treats! The first batch of our famous hot pepper sauce will be available at this sale too. If you haven't visited lately, please check out the Eagle Scout projects, the Memorial Garden, and the improvements made to the Woodland Trail.

To attend a short Blessing of the Animals in the spirit of St. Francis, arrive by 10:00 AM with your animal companion.

If you can't make it to the plant sale, gardeners will be manning the SEEDTIME & HARVEST booth at the East Atlanta Village Farmer's Market on Thursday, October 12 between 4:00 and 8:00 PM. 

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival

The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor an information booth during the Pride Festival in Piedmont Park on October 14 and 15.  This booth provides an excellent opportunity to share information about The Episcopal Church and our work as “Jesus People.”  Volunteers get to meet people from all over the southeastern United States.  Those wishing to volunteer to staff the booth may register for the shifts of their choice by following the volunteer button below. 

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Oct
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Holy Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop

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Everyone is invited to attend Holy Eucharist Rite Two at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Friday, October 13, 2017, at noon. Click here to view the live stream.

The Most Reverend Michael Curry will preach.  This is his first official visit to the Diocese of Atlanta since he was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will celebrate.

Choir members from parishes throughout the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia will augment the Festival Choir under the direction of St. Luke’s director of music, Arlan Sunnarborg, D.M.A.

We invite you to purchase and bring to the service socks for the homeless. These will be presented at the altar during the service and then given to Crossroads Community Ministries which serves those who experience homelessness on the streets of Atlanta.

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This service will be hosted by the National Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church as an offering at the 29th Annual Conference held in the Diocese of Atlanta. This event is free and open to the public. 

 

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Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

Festival Choir for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

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Choir members and their directors and organists from around the Diocese are cordially invited to join a Festival Choir for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the National Vergers’ Guild Conference. 

We invite you to purchase and bring socks for the homeless to this service. These will be presented at the altar during the service and then given to Crossroads Community Ministries which serves those who experience homelessness on the streets of Atlanta.

  • Festival Eucharist
  • Friday, October 13 at Noon
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. See map.
  • (Complimentary parking at the church)
  • Click here to view the flyer for more information


Repertoire

  • Malcolm Boyle, Thou, O God, Art Praised in Sion (Paraclete Press)
  • Dale Adelmann, Steal Away to Jesus (Paraclete Press)
  • Arlan Sunnarborg, Shalom, Salaam, Peace Be with you (Unpublished, score attached)
  • Service Music from Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Hymns from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Wonder, Love, and Praise
  • Click here for PDF of the score to Shalom, Salaam, Peace Be with you.
  • Click here for video.


Requirements
• Some previous choral experience
• The ability to match pitch
• The ability to read music (I.e. to find your own part in a mixed rehearsal)

Rehearsals
Must attend at least one of the first two rehearsals and the Friday rehearsal:
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-9 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Attire
Wear the vestments you customarily wear on Sunday morning in your own church or cathedral. Those who do not customarily wear vestments, please wear a black or white shirt or blouse, black skirt or pants.


If you are interested in being a part of this choir, please let us know.

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Oct
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Integrity Atlanta’s 29th Pride Eucharist

Integrity Atlanta will host its 29th annual Pride Eucharist on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.  The preacher for the service is the Reverend Doctor Tommie L. Watkins, who is the only African American priest in the Diocese of Alabama and the only Black gay priest to be ordained in that diocese. The celebrant for the service is the Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson, Associate Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The organist for the service is Trey Clegg who will be bringing the Trey Clegg Singers to lead the music.  

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Oct
12
7:15pm 7:15pm

Choral Evensong and Homily

 

Everyone is invited to attend a Choral Evensong at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 7:15 pm.  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore will offer the homily with special guest the Right Rev. Doctor Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop, Cape Coast, Ghana and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast in the Province of West Africa. Click here to view the live stream. 

We are very fortunate; the service will be sung by the exceptional Cathedral Schola under the direction of Canon for Music, Dale Adelmann, Ph.D. This group and the Cathedral Choir have performed at such prestigious venues as St. Paul’s in London and Canterbury Cathedral.  They recently returned from a pilgrimage to Salisbury Cathedral and Durham Cathedral this summer. 

This service will be hosted by the National Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church as an offering at the 29th Annual Conference held in the Diocese of Atlanta.

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Oct
12
10:30am10:30am

Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads

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Though the practice of using beads in prayer goes back to the early Church, Protestants have only recently begun to embrace it. Why is this? How can beads be used to delve deeper into our prayer lives? And how can prayer beads be used to heal from spiritual pain? Join us as we explore the history and use of prayer beads, consider how beads can help contemplate the mysteries of our faith and seasons, and experience God's presence in pain and in joy. 

Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads is a full day workshop exploring the history and art of using beads in prayer. Authors of: Praying with Beads, Another Bead-Another Prayer, as well as A String and a Prayer. Participants may bring a set of prayer beads to use during the workshop or plan to purchase a set on-site. Click here to register.

Kristen E. Vincent is the award-winning author of A Bead and Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads; Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness; and co-author of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. She speaks widely on spiritual formation and enjoys leading retreats. Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and is a graduate of the two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation (Academy #34). 

Max O. Vincent is the author of A Joyful Lent: Reading Philippians in a Season of Self-Denial (Upper Room Books, 2018), and co-author of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. He is pastor of Inman Park Church, a United Methodist Community in Atlanta, GA. Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School.

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Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bishop Curry Keynote Address at Candler School of Theology

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Candler School of Theology Public Lecture by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church

This event will include a keynote address by the Presiding Bishop on “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community.” There will also be a panel discussion including the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Bishop Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta; Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall from Candler School of Theology; and The Rev. Kim Jackson, Associate Rector at All Saints, Atlanta. This event is open to the public, with registration required by Oct. 9 at http://tinyurl.com/Presiding-Bishop-Curry.

  • 7:00 p.m. Keynote address:  “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community"
  • 7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • Venue: Candler School of Theology at Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322 See Map
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Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Story of Calling, Resistance, and Grace

  • 634 West Peachtree Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30342 United States (map)
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The Rev. Connie Tuttle was the first out lesbian to finish Columbia Theological Seminary on the ordination track. For her, the track ended with a huge roadblock: a vote from the Presbyterian Church to prohibit the ordination of gays and lesbians. Join us as she shares her story of calling, resistance, and grace.

This talk will be in the chapel among the Shower of Stoles exhibition. The Rev. Connie Tuttle has a stole dedicated to her witness and ministry in the permanent collection.

For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at 404–267–4276 or kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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Oct
10
to Oct 15

Shower of Stoles Display

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View this extraordinary collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items, celebrating the gifts of LGBT persons who serve God in countless ways while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.

For more information on this project visit welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm.

This display will be shown at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Oct
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Lake Oconee Community Outreach

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Together with the Lake Oconee Brewery, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is sponsoring a major fundraising event. All profits from this event will be given to the Lake Oconee area charities. Please RSVP by October 2, 2017. 

Advanced ticket sales begin Aug. 19.  $40 per ticket. Ticket price includes German dinner and two raffle tickets.  Cash bar available.  Local favorite Eddie Byrd will provide the music and there will be dance contests (polka and shag) and a Wine Bottle Ring Toss. 

Raffle prizes include:

  • Fox Theatre Tickets for two, dinner, and lodging at the Livingston. (March 16)
  • Medium Green Egg
  • One hour cruise, champagne and snacks in Ampicar on Lake Oconee
  • Unique custom necklace from Aurum Jewelers of Athens
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Oct
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

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The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

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Oct
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Rainbow Village "We Are Family" Benefit Gala

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It's not just about attending a great event... its' about changing lives and breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Join Rainbow Village for their annual gala Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:30 pm at Atlanta Athletic Club. 

The "We Are Family" Benefit Gala is an excting ever for friends of Rainbow Village to mix and mingle, share an awesome meal, enjoy friendly competition bidding on auction items, and celebrating another year of serving homeless families. You will hear testimonials from Rainbow Village alumni on the impact your support has in creating a hopeful and bright future for families. 

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 5:30 – 10:30 pm at Atlanta Athletic Club

  • Cocktail Hour/Seated Dinner & Complimentary Wine

  • Wine Wall/Games/Silent & Live Auction

  • Individual Tickets: $175

  • Table of 10: $1750

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Oct
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Taste of Latin America Dinner

BIENVENIDOS!

The Diocesan Hispanic Ministries Commission invites you to the annual Taste of Latin America Dinner, on Saturday, October 7th, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, in Child Hall at the Cathedral of St. Phillip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305.  Hispanic parishioners from around the Diocese will bring authentic dishes from their cultures for this special potluck meal.  There will be music and dancing, a raffle, silent auction — plus a piñata, for the children! Admission is free.  After dinner, hats will be passed for donations.  Money collected will be used to help victims of the earthquake and hurricanes in Latin America and the Carribean.

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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

13th Film Screening and Discussion

  • The Cathedral of St. Philip, Gould Room (map)
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Join us for a showing of the film 13th on Wednesday, October 4, at 6 pm. 13th explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. There will be a discussion following the film, facilitated by Beth King and Canon Zappa. You can pick up dinner at the Farmers’ Market on your way to the Gould Room! Though it's a parish event, it's open to anyone who wants to come!

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Oct
2
to Oct 6

Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry Online Auction

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Are you ready for some awesome deals? 

Starting Monday, Oct. 2 at Noon through Friday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m., you'll have a chance to bid on some amazing items at a fraction of the cost! 

Our auction site (auctionforaction.org) will be live to preview starting Friday, Sept. 23, but in the meantime, we have plenty of sneak peeks on our Facebook event HERE.

Items like:
-Resort beach vacations
-Luxurious hotel stays
-Deals on local dining and entertainment
-Ways to pamper yourself (or your loved ones!)
-Handmade art

AND MUCH MORE!

All proceeds benefit the Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry in loving and serving our neighbors in need.

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Oct
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

MEETING 3 OF 4

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

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Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Worship at Historic Zion Episcopal Church on October 1

Enjoy the opportunity to visit and worship at historic Zion Episcopal Church in Talbotton, GA on October 1, 2017. Service will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Rev. Jeff Jackson, rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church and diocesan steward of Zion, will be the celebrant and preacher. Zion Episcopal Church was erected in 1848 in the city of Talbotton, in Talbot County, Georgia. It is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival architecture. The choir loft has the only working Pilcher organ in existence, which was installed in 1850 is still used today for services and events.  

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Zion and view photos of the exterior and interior, visit the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia website, Zion Episcopal – Talbot - Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, and visit Zion’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ziontalbotton/.

Zion is available for weddings, music recordings and performances, tours, and other events. Contact Fr. Jeff Jackson at (706)-761-0115 for further information. 

Donations for the preservation and restoration of this historic treasure can be made through the diocese at Historic Zion Church or the GoFundMe site Historic Zion Restoration.

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Oct
1
9:10am 9:10am

Canine Cellmates - Seeking and Serving Christ in Others

  • 3098 Saint Anne's Lane Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)
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Join us for Adult Formation this Sunday, October 1, 9:15 am, to hear from Canine Cellmates as they tell us how they use shelter dogs to change the lives of incarcerated men. The guest speaker will bring one of the dogs. In the Commons Room. St. Anne's, 3098 Saint Anne's Lane, Atlanta 30327.

Questions?  Contact Scott Miller at smiller@saintannes.com or 404.237.5589.

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Sep
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Voices for the Earth: A Concert Celebrating the Community of Life

The Second Annual Voices for the Earth concert is on Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur. Free and open to the public, the concert features folk, worship, and choir music in a celebration of the community of life. This event is handicap-accessible with ample free parking in the HTP lot and on surrounding streets.

Sponsored by: Holy Trinity Parish, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and Agnes Scott College.

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Sep
30
9:00am 9:00am

DISMANTLING RACISM TRAINING

Dismantling Racism training seeks to increase "racial understanding, healing, and reconciliation." It is offered several times throughout the year and is required for all parish clergy and all lay leaders, including vestry members.  Training sessions 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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although there is no charge to take the training, pre-registration is requested no later than one week in advance. 

For information on training and how to register, write to Mary Job at  mjob@episcopalatlanta.org.

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Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Circle: A Gathering of Contemplative Prayer and Study

MEETING 2 OF 4

The Circle is a gathering of individuals who are seeking to practice and explore the many dimensions of contemplative prayer. The conversations we share are grounded in the ongoing work of The New Contemplatives Exchange, a global network of contemplative scholars and practitioners gathered by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO, (Contemplative Outreach); Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (The Center for Action and Contemplation), Fr. Tilden Edwards, Episcopal priest (The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation); and Fr. Laurence Freeman, OB (The World Community for Christian Meditation). The Exchange will meet for the first time in August at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, with twenty participants from six countries.

Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate the sessions, connecting this group’s work to his experience as part of The Exchange. He will share key articles and reflections from the Exchange group with The Circle members, helping cultivate a wider conversation within Grace Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Gainesville area, and beyond.

The Circle takes its direction from the overall vision of The New Contemplatives Exchange: Awakening a larger embrace and expansion of Christian contemplative understanding and practice as the vital grounding of Christian life, with openness to collaboration with all streams of contemplative wisdom, in response to the urgent social and spiritual needs of our times.

There are many ways in which we can explore contemplative prayer—all of which are grounded in intentional postures of silence. The richness of The New Contemplative Exchange is seen in the dialogue between these different particular practices of contemplative prayer. Individuals may have established practices of contemplative prayer grounded in any of these (or other) traditions or schools. The desire of The Circle is to explore what growth we can share with one another in an appreciative space that is curious about the wider and deeper dimensions of contemplative studies and practice within the Christian tradition. There will be time for shared silence as well as important reflection, reading, and accountability with our daily practice. If there is a critical mass after four weeks, we will explore maintaining the group for a longer time period.

The Schedule
The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. We will gather in the Chapel at Grace Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Chapel entrance is on Washington Street.

The current schedule is as follows:

6:30 - Gathering and settling in
6:35 - Sharing of Silence
7:05 - Conversation and reflection on articles-notes to think on this week
7:50 - Brief Evening Prayer to close…

Please contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org if you have any questions.

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Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

Heart & Soul Annual Barbecue

Prepared by our famous Holy Smokers this long-time family event will be loads of fun! Lunch will be delivered to your employees for $10 each from 11-1pm. Dinner on the grounds includes music! Price includes barbecue, Brunswick Stew, slaw, homemade desserts, and drink. All proceeds benefit local charities! Please call if you would like to be a sponsor!

Prices: $10 lunch, $12 dinner

Please RSVP by 9/20 by calling 770-893-4525 for tickets. 

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Sep
23
8:00am 8:00am

ST. BENEDICT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO HOLD ELECTRONIC RECYCLING DAY

SMYRNA – August 31, 2017 – As a service to the community and the environment St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church will host an electronic recycling day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8 AM to 2 PM. at the church located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road, SE Smyrna, GA 30080 near the intersection of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.  

A partial list of items that will be accepted include: Laptops, LCDs, phones, cables and wires, routers and modems, computer peripherals, printers and more.  For a complete list visit

About St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
St Benedict’s Episcopal Church is a welcoming community sharing and spreading Christ's love through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.  The church was founded in the fall of 2008 and moved into its current local in November of 2009.  Holy Eucharist Services are on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:00 p.m. Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. as well as Children’s Chapel and Nursery. The rector is The Rev. Brian Sullivan and Associate Rector is The Rev. Ashley Lytle. The church is located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road, Smyrna, Georgia near the intersection of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway. Additional information about St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church can be found online at www.mysaintb.org.  

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Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church 15th Annual Lobsterfest

Historic Sweet Home Plantation in Pine Mountain, GA. is the site for St. Nicholas’ 15th Annual Lobsterfest on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lobsterfest features fresh 1 ½ Maine lobster dinners at $60 each, beef tenderloin dinners at $60 each and $5 children’s meals. A cash beer and wine bar will be available. Profits from this fundraiser directly benefit the ministries of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. 

Do you want to be an angel? Well, you can by helping defray the expenses for Lobsterfest. Your upfront donation will allow St. Nicholas to raise more money for our ministries. Maybe you cannot come to Lobsterfest, but you can still be a part of this annual fundraiser by making a contribution!

Please, if you can, prayerfully select from one of the options below:

  • Angel $100 – $249    
  • Guardian Angel $250 – $499      
  • Archangel $500 – $999
  • Heavenly Host $1,000+

Your check can be dropped in the collection plate or mailed to: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, PO Box 752, Hamilton, GA 31811. Be sure to write Lobsterfest Donation on the check. If you prefer, donations can be made online at www.stnicholashamilton.org/giving.

For more information about Lobsterfest and dinner reservations, call Bert Tomlin at 706-767-2100.

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