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More COVID testing sites

New testing sites announced last week: 

Free at Riverdale Town Center Monday - Friday (Appointments only)

 https://covid-19.claytoncountyga.gov/   

CovidCareGA Briarwood Recreational Center, Monday and Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, free  …

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of November 8, 2020

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

   

  1. The Rev. Dr. Bob Flanagan wants those who battle depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and mental illnesses to know that they can not only survive but can thrive. “The Courage to Thrive,” a free virtual book talk will be tomorrow, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. This virtual, free event is hosted by the Cathedral Bookstore. The link that you need to…
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Advent Resources and Opportunities 2020

Advent Opportunities, Studies, and Ideas

Prepare for the holidays and Advent with a silent retreat at Ignatius House. Come for a day or stay overnight, or enjoy new online prayer experiences…

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Advent Resources and Opportunities 2020

Advent study “Mary in the New Testament and Beyond.” First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Join Chris Holmes, Scholar in Residence at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, and Brennan Breed, Old Testament professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, for an in- depth and interactive study at 9:30 a.m.…

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of November 2, 2020

Church Action eNewsletter Week of November 2, 2020

1. ”A Night of Healing, Action, and Hope: A Call With Oprah and Faith Leaders,” tonight, Monday, Nov. 2. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center will be on the panel.  Participants must register for the limited seats via zoomwithOprah.com.  

 2. Don't miss the final installment of Pitts Theology Library's Fall 2020…

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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration Nov. 19

For the past 15 years, people from dozens of faiths have gathered at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing uplifting messages, singing and laughing together, and supporting interfaith charities. In 2020, this unifying event will be online and include an online chat to share your feelings and thoughts. This…

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of October 19, 2020

Church Action eNewsletter Week of October 19, 2020

The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 




God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

 
1.  CORE provides free COVID-19 testing in locations throughout Georgia. Testing is available to anyone, with or without symptoms.  …
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Church Action eNewsletter Week of October 12, 2020

Church Action eNewsletter Week of October 12, 2020

The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 




God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 



1. St. Luke's Episcopal Church is one of 25 houses of worship across the country which will host Mourning into Unity vigils for faith leaders on Monday, October 12 and Monday, October 19.…
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Food Resources in East Point update

Monday, IMPACT Church, 2223 Sylvan Road, Atlanta 30344, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jefferson Park Recreation Center, 1431 Norman Berry, East Point 30344, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, shelf stable items, Jefferson Park Recreation Center, 1431 Norman Berry, East Point 30344, 1 - 3 p.m.

Tuesday, St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 2670 Hogan Road, East Point 30344

Tuesday,…

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of October 5, 2020

1. Jesse Hill Market, a collaboration between the Food Bank, GradyHealth, and Open Hand Atlanta, is a café + teaching kitchen + food pharmacy located next to Grady Hospital downtown. They are now open (safely) and serving grab & go lunch and snacks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn more.

2. Interfaith Atlanta–Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta [FAMA] offers us a weekly 30-minute midday reprise with a focus on peace, compassion, and kindness. Join this virtual contemplative program every…

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of September 28, 2020



The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 



God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

 

This month is Suicide Prevention Month. If someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1(800) 715-4225 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “Hello” to 741741.



Please help spread the word about the City of Atlanta Covid Rental Assistance Program for residents…

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Church Action eNewsletter Week of September 28, 2020



The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 



God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

 

This month is Suicide Prevention Month. If someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1(800) 715-4225 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “Hello” to 741741.



Please help spread the word about the City of Atlanta Covid Rental Assistance Program for residents…

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Food Resources in East Point

Monday and Wednesday



IMPACT Church

2223 Sylvan Rd. Atlanta, GA 30344

10:30 am – 12:30 pm



Jefferson Park Recreation Center

1431 Norman Berry East Point, GA 30344

11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Tuesday and Thursday

1:00pm – 3:00 pm



East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church

2651 North Church Street

East Point, GA 30344



New Grant Chapel AME Church

2670 Hogan Avenue…

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North Carolina Council of Churches letter on Stewart Detention Center

Below is a letter from  the North Carolina Council of Churches signed by 60 clergy from the state. They have gotten the attention of their congressional representatives and feel it would improve their position if they had colleagues in South Carolina and Georgia who had also received a similar letter from faith leaders. If you are interested in writing your representatives, the letter below contains the pertinent information. You may contact Jennifer Copeland, at…

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Added by RCCAtl on June 22, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HB 426 Hate Crime legislation

HB 426 Hate Crimes legislation: Georgia is one of only five states without a hate crimes law. The events of recent weeks highlight the danger of allowing violence motivated by hate to go unpunished. Presbyterians for a Better Georgia encourages you to support passage of the Hate Crimes legislation this session by contacting state leadership and your State senator.

Every call from a constituent makes a difference.

Background: HB 426 was…

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A Statement from Decatur's White Clergy on Racism and Justice



Black Lives Matter. We name that unequivocal truth. Black lives matter to God.



We speak to you as white ordained leaders of Decatur churches that for generations have sought to be faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, our beloved churches have fallen short of our call and commission to live fully into Christ’s call because we have embraced the self-serving corruption of systemic racism. Too many of our Decatur churches were planted in soil tainted with racism. Too…

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Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life during a Pandemic

The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments released a resource, “Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life during a Pandemic.” The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments is an interdisciplinary group of theologians, scientists, physicians, pastors,…

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Rcommmendations for safely reopening churches

With the gradual reopening of public spaces in many states, faith leaders are now offering recommendations for churches seeking to safely welcome congregants back into their facilities. A sampling is provided below:

American Baptist Churches USA:



Baptist General Convention of Texas …

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Multilingual "Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty"

From the Multicultural Development Institute, Inc. multilingual resource “Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty” includes psychoeducation about worry and anxiety, and a selection of practical CBT exercises for managing wellbeing including activity scheduling, worry postponement, and compassionate cognitive restructuring. Thanks to the generous contribution of time from clinicians around the world, it is freely available in 20 languages and…

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Added by RCCAtl on May 4, 2020 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm May we who are merely inconveniencedRemember those whose lives are at stake.May we who have no risk factorsRemember those most vulnerable.May we who have the lu…

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm



May we who are merely inconvenienced

Remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

Remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home

Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close

Remember those who have no options.

May we who have to…

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