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Dec
14
to Dec 16

Three-Day Advent Centering Prayer Retreat

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

This retreat will be led by Tom Ward.

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

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

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

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Gifts from God: A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality and Sexuality

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Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this workshop as we engage in healthy and honest discussions about spirituality and sexuality. We will not attempt to convince one another to adopt any view, but rather offer a safe and sacred space to share knowledge, and to engage in open and honest dialogue. Tools will be provided for participants to engage in healthy discussion around sex, sexuality, and spirituality.

Dr. Westina Matthews, Adjunct Professor, Center for Christian Spirituality, General Theological Seminary and the Rev. Tommie Watkins, Jr, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, AL will facilitate.

For more information email centerforracialhealing@episcopalatlanta.org. Registration is $10.

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Mar
15
to Mar 17

Literature and Spirituality: Common Ground - Common Good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

Three-Day Lenten Centering Prayer Retreat

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

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

The registration fees are $365/$465.

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

Courage to Lead Retreat: The Soul of Aging

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Aging presents us with an “accelerated curriculum” on change and a deep spiritual dive into the paradoxes of loss, transition, and renewal. Sadly, this challenging life season is often undertaken in isolation. Our retreat, using the Circle of Trust model, offers a soul-safe space in community to explore our relationship with God and expand our capacity to love, serve, forgive, and seek peace. It invites us to become true Elders with meaningful contributions to make, and ultimately to embrace the deep mystery we will enter in our own deaths.

Scholarships are available! Please contact us for more information.

This retreat will be led by Marjorie Thompson and Marta Murrell. 

Marjorie Thompson is a Prepared Facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal. She has led numerous Courage to Lead retreats, including a series of five seasonal retreats at St. Mary’s Sewanee in 2015-2016. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Marjorie has been engaged in a ministry of teaching, retreats, and writing for more than 30 years. She teaches regularly for the Academy for Spiritual Formation, and has authored several books including Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spritual Life; Forgiveness: A Lenten Study; and most recently, Courage for Caregivers through her work with the Henri Nouwen Society.

Marta Murrell is a member of the 2018-19 Center for Courage and Renewal Facilitator Preparation Cohort. She has been introducing courage work in East Tennessee through retreats and small groups, including The Soul of Aging curriculum developed for faith communities by the Center. Marta is a former pastor, serving in a variety of teaching, facilitation, and leadership development roles.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by March 29, 2019.

The registration fees are $365/$465.

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Apr
26
to May 3

Join the 2019 Pilgrimage to Cape Coast, Ghana

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The dates for our 2019 pilgrimage to our companion diocese of Cape Coast in Ghana have been announced.  We will travel April 26 - May 3, 2019.  The cost of the trip is $2,500 that includes flight, hotel, all meals and activities.  If you would like to apply, please do so by December 31, 2018.  Applications can be found here:  2019 Cape Coast, Ghana Pilgrimage Application

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

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May
31
to Jun 2

One River Wisdom Retreat: Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

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Celebrating his 10th anniversary as a spiritual advice columnist, Rabbi Rami Shapiro teams up with The Rev. Gordon Peerman to help us deepen our questions and learn to live with unknowing. Rami will pose his most troubling questions to Gordon and Gordon will pose his to Rami, and we will all pose our questions to them and one another in a deep dive into self-inquiry and the quest to make meaning out of the mystery of our own lives. Come with questions. Leave with even more.

Rabbi Rami is an author, lecturer, and podcast host. A congregational rabbi for 20 years and a Professor of Religious Studies for 10, Rabbi Rami writes the Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler column for Spirituality and Health magazine, and hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast, Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami (www.spiritualityhealth.com). Among Rami’s many books are Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent and The World Wisdom Bible.

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice in Nashville, TN. He leads One River Wisdom School Nashville, which meets weekly at Second Presbyterian Church. Gordon is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by May 24, 2019.

Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters.

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Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Artists' Market

Artists from our parish and community will be selling their creative goods: painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, knitting, crochet, quilting, woodwork, gourmet foods and crafts of all types. A portion of all sales go to support the arts at St. Bartholomew’s via the Guild of Ten Talents. Shop local!

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Mindfulness on the Mountain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

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

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

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

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

The event is free of charge.

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

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Art from the Heart

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

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

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

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

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

All Souls

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

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

ALL SAINTS’ ANNUAL ARTISTS MARKET AND FALL FESTIVAL

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Candler School of Theology Admissions Fall Visit Day

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

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Oct
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
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.


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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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. 
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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
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Peavine Visitor's Lot and Parking Deck, 27 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322
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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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