The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, the ecumenical Christian organization for greater Atlanta, welcomes churches, faith-based and secular nonprofit organizations, individuals, businesses, and others to join us for fellowship, to network with one another, and to explore ideas and issues of importance to the community. We work together to promote the common good, magnify the work and witness of the church, and help establish the kingdom of God throughout our region, nation, and all of creation.
Lent can be the perfect time to strengthen our resolve to care for Creation. The Rev. Leeann Culbreath has written on this theme, reflecting on Ash Wednesday and her coal ash work in South Georgia. Georgia Interfaith Power & Light shares Lenten resources. One may speak to you about integrating Creation Care into your Lent season. See the resources here.
A PLEA FOR LIFE. Bishop Rob Wright this week joined the faith community near the State Capitol in speaking out on behalf of Kelly Gissendaner, who is scheduled to be executed Sept. 29. To listen to what he said in a report from NPR affiliate WABE, click here.
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Emergency Warming and Overflow Shelters
The coldest nights of the year are ahead of us. If you work with our homeless neighbors you might need these names.
Atlanta Emergency Warming Center at Old Adamsville, 3404 Delmar Lane Atlanta 30331.
Cold weather overflow shelters:
Atlanta Mission (Men-45 beds) - activated at 35 degrees and below.
My Sister's House (women/children -- 20 beds) - activates at 35 degrees and below; Clients need to come to the Day Shelter, 655 Ethel Street between 8:15-10:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, to access those beds.
Salvation Army (Men: 40 bed, Women: 5 beds, Families: 2) -activated at 40 degrees and below
City of Refuge (15 beds for women/children) -activated at 40 degrees and below; may enter at 7 p.m.; please call (404)4550-0590 to check on overflow availability before sending.
Gateway (40 chairs in Lobby--men, women and children) - activated at 35 degrees and below.
Cobb County Faith Based
Inclement Weather Overflow Shelter Coordination
Mt Bethel United Methodist Church; 4385 Lower Roswell Rd.; Marietta, GA 30068
770-971-2880 Contact Person: Mark Young
Overflow Shelter for: MUST Ministries, Safe House, Seven Bridges, The Garden
Pending Road Conditions, transportation is available 4 hours prior to 6 a.m. when temperatures are 25 degrees and below.
1507 Church Street Ext NW, Marietta, GA 30060
Open for men (770)590-9075
Dependent Upon weather but typically say 32 degrees but it could be flexible
Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. Founded in 1941, Church Women United is: