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Oct
22
to Oct 31

Pilgrimage-Study Week in Avila, Spain: The Life and Writings of St. John of the Cross

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A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led October 22-31, 2018 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlantas´s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned.

To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, irodriguez@episcopalatlanta.org or call at 404-707- 1217.

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Candler School of Theology Admissions Fall Visit Day

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

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

ALL SAINTS’ ANNUAL ARTISTS MARKET AND FALL FESTIVAL

  • 634 W. Peachtree St NW Atlanta, GA 30308 (map)
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As a community named for all the saints, our observance of the Feast of All Saints is particularly robust and includes our weekend-long annual Fall Festival, a chance for saints young and old to celebrate the gifts of God in arts, crafts, music, food, beverage, and live entertainment.

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

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

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

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

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

All Souls

  • 515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA, 30030 (map)
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Join Holy Trinity Parish for the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto presented by the Holy Trinity Parish choir with guest choirs and the Trinity Orchestra. The Rev. Julia Gatta, Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of the South will be our featured preacher. Join us as we pray for those we love and see no longer who have entered into God’s greater presence.

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Art from the Heart

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

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

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

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

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

L’Eglise de L’Incarnation Pr’esente Les ARTISTES NOIRS

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation presents: L’Eglise de L’Incarnation Pr’esente Les ARTISTES NOIRS in conjunction with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in conjunction with the ELEVATE weekend in Cascade Heights Southwest Atlanta.

Our weekend events begin with the "Taste of Incarnation" on Saturday, October 20th, featuring French inspired food by local restaurateurs from African Francophile countries, 2 - 5pm.  Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and www.incaratl.org, after September 15th, cost $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

On Sunday, October 21st, The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs will present "ARTISTS" a movie concert featuring the cinematography of George Melies from 6-9pm.  It will include French Wine Tasting, provided by Incarnation, to begin at 5pm.


A Trailer of George Melies' Show

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lecture: Greg Garrett - My Church is NOT Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century

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St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is hosting Author Greg Garrett for a public lecture on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am.

In recent years, declines in every Christian denomination and the rise of the so-called “Nones” (as in “None of the Above”) have dominated conversations about religious life in America. What these statistics don’t indicate, of course, is that those of us who have chosen the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement have tangible gifts to offer our culture and the larger world: liturgy and beauty, hospitality and welcome, a passion for peace and justice, and wonderful stories. Join Greg Garrett, author of My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century, to hear some of those stories and engage in conversation about how God is moving and the Church is following.

Greg Garrett is, according to Barbara Brown Taylor, “one of the Episcopal Church’s most engaging evangelists.” The author of twenty-five books of fiction, theology, memoir, and cultural criticism, he is Professor of English at Baylor University, Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris, and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church. He lives with his wife Jeanie and their family in Austin, Texas.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.  A light reception will follow.


St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is located at 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345. Phone: 770.938.9797  Website: www.stbedes.org

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

CVEM Pilgrimage to EJI Museum and Lynching Memorial in Montgomery

  • 2100 Hilton Avenue Columbus, GA 31906 (map)
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Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry invites you to join us as we  journey to Montgomery, Alabama to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice as we bear witness to the legacy of racial terror in America.

We will depart from St. Thomas Church at 9 am EDT.  Pilgrims have the option to ride together in vans that CVEM will provide or provide their own transportation.  We will arrive at EJI’s Legacy Museum at approximately 10 am CDT. We will spend the day visiting the museum and the memorial, with time for lunch in between.  We will depart from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice at approximately 3:30 CDT and arrive back home in Columbus by 6 pm EDT.

For more information about the Equal Justice Initiative, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, check out: https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/about.

The cost to attend is $15, not including the cost of lunch.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Jane Baird Lecture featuring author Greg Garrett

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"Living with the Living Dead:  What Zombies Can Teach Us About Life, Community, and Hope"

When faced with the unthinkable, the terrifying, and the inexplicable, how do people navigate a sense of themselves?  How do they form community when all about them is the possibility of annihilation?  Under such circumstances, do “the rules of life” as we understand them from the past still apply, or have the ways in which ethical decisions are made been irrevocably changed?  Using the popular narratives of the zombie apocalypse, Garrett explores these types of questions by asking his readers to deeply consider the ways in which their faith and faith traditions encourage a simultaneously fearless and humble response. 

Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University, where he teaches classes in fiction and screenwriting, literature, film and popular culture, and theology. Dr. Garrett is also Theologian in Residence at the American Cathedral in Paris and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church. He is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, politics, literature, and pop culture.

Reserve your place at the discussion below.

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Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Latin America Annual Event

BIENVENIDOS!  

The Diocesan Hispanic Ministries Commission invites you to the annual Taste of Latin America Celebration and Dinner, on October 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. It will be held at Child Hall at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, 30305. Parishioners from our 12 Hispanic Churches will bring authentic dishes from their cultures for this special potluck meal. There will be music, singing, dancing, a raffle, silent auction and a piñata for the children. Of Course, admission is free. After dinner, hats will be passed for donations. The monies collected will be used to help our friends in Latin America and the Caribbean. Come join the Fun!

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Oct
9
12:00 AM00:00

Deadline for Voter Registration (Closed)

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Tuesday, October 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6, General Election. 

Are you registered? If not, go to the Georgia Secretary of State's Voter Registration site. What have you done to get out the vote? Every vote counts, but many eligible voters don't cast a ballot. The Episcopal Church urges all to Vote Faithfully. For ways you and your parish can help every voter count, go to the Vote Faithfully Toolkit!

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Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Toward Full Communion: Hopes, Achievements, Obstacles and Challenges

  • Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church (map)
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Join us for this special event as Cardinal Kurt Koch of the Vatican examines interfaith and ecumenical efforts in our world today. 

Cardinal Koch serves as President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.  His lectures will elaborate on his Vatican positions, discuss his commitment to ecumenical dialogue, and provide insights from Pope Francis on interfaith endeavors. 

Resources on Kurt Koch:
Vatican 
The Gifts of All Churches
Catholic Jewish Relations
Catholic Orthodox Relations
Parking:
Recommended Parking will be at Fishburne Parking Deck located at Fishburne Lane.  A shuttle will be provided after this event from Glenn Memorial to Fishburne Parking Deck. 
Campus Map of Event Venue and Fishburne Parking Deck 
Driving Directions - https://tinyurl.com/FishburneEmory
Other Parking Decks Available:
Please note we are expecting over 1,000 people for this event.  Parking in the following Parking Decks is also recommended:

Oxford Road Parking Deck at 1390 Oxford Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Driving Directions to Oxford Road Parking Deck 
Peavine Visitor's Lot and Parking Deck, 27 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322
Driving Directions to Peavine Parking Lot and Deck 

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Seedtime & Harvest Gardens & Greenhouse Plant Sale

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The Seedtime and Harvest Greenhouse and Gardens at the Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Church is holding its first plant sale of the season on Saturday, September 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Now is the time to start your fall vegetables and herbs. We'll have arugula, kale, collards, mustard, green and red cabbage, broccoli, cilantro, parsley, oregano, lemon balm, marjoram, and much more. All organic, of course. Come and see our wide selection of perennials for sun and shade and enjoy a taste of our delicious baked goods. There may even be a few bottles of our famous HOT pepper sauce.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Diocesan Discipleship Working Group

The working group has adapted part of the Cursillo model centered around small group
accountability, piety, study and action as a way to help individuals grow in their spiritual lives. The next opportunity to learn more about how a rule of life, corporate worship, study and Christian action can help form your life is at our regional gathering which will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Christ Church, 538 Walnut Street, Macon, Georgia, from 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. We hope you will join us.

To register, please RSVP by August 8, 2018 to: ninadmiked@comcast.net

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Aug
24
to Aug 25

Smoke on the Mountain

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The Christ Church Players proudly present their annual summer show, a production of “Smoke on the Mountain” on August 24 and 25th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

This production tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, the family members “witness” – telling stories about important events in their lives. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family has endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.

Tickets are available for $10 through the church office at 770-447-1188. For more information, see the website at www.ccnorcross.org.

This production is also in honor of the year long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross August, 1978, in the home of the former Mayor, Gary Cobb. Since that start, the congregation has grown to more than 300 families with over 30 different ministries. 

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Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage

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Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry invites you to join us for the annual pilgrimage to
Hayneville, Alabama in remembrance of Episcopal Church martyr Jonathan Myrick Daniels,
on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

The pilgrimage will begin at 11am CDT in front of the courthouse in Hayneville. We will march
from there to the jail where Daniels was held, to the place where he was killed, then back to the courthouse to celebrate the Eucharist. Fourteen other martyrs of the Alabama civil rights
movement are recognized and honored in this service as well as Daniels. The keynote speak this year is the Rev. Ed Bacon. Lunch will follow. For more details, see the Diocese of Alabama website: http://dioala.org/digital_faith/events/3177860.

We will depart from CVEM at 9:30 am EDT, arriving in Hayneville for the pilgrimage by 11 am
CDT. We will head home mid afternoon, arriving back in Columbus by 6 pm EDT. If you would
like to carpool, you can sign up to do so here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449a4a72ea6f58-jonathan.

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If you have any questions, please contact CVEM at info@cvemjubilee.org or at (706) 327-0400.

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Jul
17
6:00 AM06:00

SUMMA Debate Camp

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SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society invites high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2018 to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 17–25 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have a lot of fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country!

At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun!

SUMMA camper Abby tells her story!

At the beginning of camp, a resolution is introduced, and each student argues both sides of the issue. Past resolutions include:

  • "In Christ there is hope for Cruella de Vil,"
  • “Christians, Muslims, and Jews all worship the same God,”
  • "Euthanasia is morally justified," 
  • "Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God," 
  • "Outside the Church, there is no salvation." 

At the end of camp, the SUMMA prize is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of SUMMA camp: speaking the truth in love. The SUMMA prize includes a $1,000 scholarship.

For all students, the cost of SUMMA is partially defrayed through donations, grants, and an endowment. The cost to parents is $750, which includes room, all meals, and all materials.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

For more information and to apply, visit summa.sewanee.edu, or contact recruitment specialist Walker Adams at hwadams@sewanee.edu.

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Jul
11
to Aug 15

Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone

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Book Study: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Angela Shepherd

  • Wednesday mornings (10:00-11:30am), July 11-August 15
  • Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:00pm), July 11-August 15

The same material will be covered in the morning and evening sessions. 

“The cross and the lynching tree are separated by nearly 2,000 years. One is the universal symbol of Christian faith; the other is the quintessential symbol of black oppression in America. Though both are symbols of death, one represents a message of hope and salvation, while the other signifies the negation of that message by white supremacy. What is at stake is the credibility and promise of the Christian gospel and the hope that we may heal the wounds of racial violence that continue to divide our churches and our society.”
–James Cone

Books are available for purchase in the church office or in the Parish Hall on Sundays ($24.08). Ebooks are available online. The book is also available in small quantities from the DeKalb and Fulton public libraries.

All are welcome. Registration is needed so we can create additional small groups during the same timeframe as needed. Call the church office at 404-634-3336 to reserve your spot, or sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/ConeBook.

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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Drop In

Come anytime during our drop in for:

  • Prayers for healing your body, mind and spirit
  • Prayers for your family and friends
  • Prayers for your church, forums or ministries
  • Prayers for any reason

You can also:

  • Try out some prayer centers
  • Walk our labyrinth
  • Sit quietly and meditate
  • Find ideas to enhance your personal prayer time

Drop in anytime between 9:00 AM and Noon on June 16.
Stay as long as you want.

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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
4:00 PM16:00

Heart & Soul Low Country Boil on the Pavilion

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The Resource and Outreach Ministries at Holy Family Church will sponsor Heart & Soul's Second Annual Low Country Boil in support of our local outreach ministries. Our own Jacques LeBlanc will be our chef again for the evening! Join us for good food, lively music by Bill Pound and fellowship with friends and neighbors while raising money for the organizations that do so much for our community. Want to participate in the fun of preparing for this event? See the sign-up sheets in the Parish Hall for opportunities to assist with set-up and take down, dessert preparation and ticket sales.

Tickets will be available soon at $30 each or $50 for 2 through June 1, 2018.

Contact Betsy or Howell Kiser (this year's co-chairs) 706-692-1180 with questions.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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May
20
to May 22

4th Quarter Retreat: Lifespan Planning and Playing

  • Lake Logan Conference Center (map)
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The 4th quarter of life presents new challenges and opportunities as we face issues related to health care, legal concerns, loss of life partners, and the potential of new living arrangements. Whether you are in your 4th quarter or just planning for it, this retreat will provide practical and spiritual resources to ease the worries you might be feeling and help you make solid plans for the next 10, 20, or 30 years of your life. We'll mix serious issues with a little whimsy and plenty of time for recreation to make a fun and informative event just for you! 

Recommended for ages 55 and up. Day and overnight options available between $150 - $350. Please make your registrations no later than 5/14/2018. 

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Caribbean American Festival: POSTPONED to June 2, 2018

Postponed to June 2, 2018

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church will be hosting it's 22nd Caribbean American Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  

Donation: $5.00.  
Door Prizes: 1st Prize: $500.00; 2nd Prize: 55" Flat Screen TV; 3rd Prize: Samsung Chromebook
Music: DJ Jungle Jim and Karaoke
Featuring: Plaiting of the Maypole & Crowning of the May Queen, Line Dancing & Dancing in the Street, Kids Face Paining and Astro Jump, Caribbean and American Delicacies & More

Booth Rental Available

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Feast of Lady Julian and 40th Anniversary of Parish's Founding

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St. Julian’s, Douglasville is celebrating their 40th anniversary as a parish all year long. 

May 11th will be an honorary celebration remembering the parish’s founding and long-standing members as well as celebrating Lady Julian’s Feast Day.

For this and many other parish celebrations throughout the year, go to St. Julian’s website where you will find the full listing of ways in which this parish honors its ministries and ministers – past, present, and future.

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Community Healthcare Services Clinic Ribbon Cutting

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This clinic in Taliaferro County is the first fruit of a call in 2016 by Bishop Rob Wright to identify and help meet pressing needs within the 27 counties of our Diocese without an Episcopal presence.

Using the Asset-Based Community Development model developed by Episcopal Relief and Development, a small group of volunteers studied the counties, made contact with local leaders and worked with them over the past two years to identify and accomplish their local priority.

The most pressing need identified by Taliaferro County residents was access to primary healthcare. A partnership of county, city and school officials was formed that developed a plan to create and support this health clinic. Located on county school property the clinic will serve uninsured children and adults from Taliaferro County's population of 1,700.

For more information about plans for our remaining unserved counties, email Don Plummer at dplummer@episcopalatlanta.org

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May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing

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Jon Sweeney Lecture and Book Signing May 3rd!

Phyllis Tickle died at 81 in September 2015. Before her death, she named Jon M. Sweeney her official biographer. Sweeney is coming to Atlanta to give a lecture on the life and career of this extraordinary woman. He will discuss her written work over fifty years (poetry, plays, literary, spiritual, and historical/theological), her marriage and family, and life on the Farm in Lucy, the subject of much of her oeuvre. Then there's Tickle’s work as an academic and book publisher in Tennessee, her impact as the founding editor in religion at Publishers Weekly during the boom of spiritual writing and interfaith understanding in the 1990s; relationships with Gwendolyn Brooks, John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, and Desmond Tutu; and the impact she had on the communities where all of her writing, scholarship, and advocacy has seen the greatest impact: the hundreds of thousands who took on fixed-hour prayer due to her The Divine Hours series; the Episcopal Church USA writ large; LGBTQ Christians awaiting full acceptance; and Emergence Christianity, for which she served as historian, forecaster, and champion.

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of our Book Fellows program.

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Common Purpose Meeting

Saint David’s Episcopal Church Common Purpose Event
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Common Purpose will present as our speaker Don Mosley, a person who has put his whole trust in the grace and love of God. Don’s life is an example of how to seek and serve Christ in all persons, and how to love your neighbor as yourself. 

• An advantaged white boy who experienced a segregated south
• Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia
• Husband of Carolyn Mosley
• Peace Corps regional director in South Korea
• Member for 8 years of the intentional interracial rural community Koinonia Partners
• Co-founder of the Habitat for Humanity organization
• National chairman for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
• Worked to launch the All Our Children campaign which helped an estimated 220,000 children in Iraqi hospitals.
• Author of books titled With Our Own Eyes  and Faith Beyond Borders
• Don and Carolyn are founding members of the Jubilee Partners community in Georgia, which has hosted nearly 4,000 refugees from about 36 countries around the world.
Don’s quest to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being has taken him around the world and now brings him to our Saint David’s Church.

Join us to learn from Don in Jeffords Hall at 6:00 PM on March 1, 2018. We will begin with a pot-luck dinner/Agape meal followed by Don’s presentation and discussion. Contact Sarah McVay at sarah@stdavidchurch to reserve childcare

Please park in the back parking lot behind the children's playground. Walk up to the building on the left which is Jeffords Hall.

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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
12:30 PM12:30

Spring Mini Retreat - Sacred Citizenship

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Location: Amerson House on the campus of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church

Guided by Kimberly Broerman, Spiritual Director, Deep Waters Center

Whatever our political affiliations, the 2016 election and radical change of administrations, have left many of us with unprecedented feelings of heartbreak, rage, fear, and despair about the state of our beloved nation. We have seen with growing clarity the deep divisions, fears and hostilities among our citizenship, and watched our government move in directions that contradict many of our deepest beliefs and values. 

Simultaneously, we have witnessed and experienced a groundswell of new activism and political involvement on a number of fronts, and more truth coming to light around sexual abuse and discrimination, race relations, and gun violence, among other pressing concerns. We have careened between soaring hope and crushing despair.

In this Spring’s mini-retreat, we will reflect on our call to sacred citizenship, how we allow our faith convictions to shape our witness and work to heal the soul of our nation, to continue to form, re-form and transform our democracy into a “more perfect union.” Through deep dialogue, prayer and reflection, we will listen for the invitation of God to each and all of us in these times, how we discern what is ours to do in God’s ongoing work of creation and redemption. 

So we invite you in this Easter season to come away to the peace and quiet of Amerson House, to join with other seekers in search of hope, direction, and new life, not just for ourselves, but for our shared life as Americans. We trust and pray as always this retreat will be a time of spiritual rest, nourishment, and discernment for one and all.

Cost: $40 ($30 for St. Bart’s members) - includes lunch and materials. All proceeds will support the work of Amerson House Spirituality Center.

To Register: Email Lisa Persons amersonhouseevents@gmail.com or (404) 218-5527. Space is limited; sign up by Wednesday, April 25

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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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