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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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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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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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This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit…

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be.
If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.
And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen

From the Episcopal Book of Common Prayers

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What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath —the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now, on trying to make the worlddifferent than i…

What if you thought of it

as the Jews consider the Sabbath —

the most sacred of times?

Cease from travel.

Cease from buying and selling.

Give up, just for now,

on trying to make the world

different than it is.

Sing. Pray. Touch only those

to whom you commit your life.

Center down.

And when your body has become still,

reach out with…

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Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book

"Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book" is a beautiful resource developed by ELCA for those in correctional facilities and chaplains and others in relationships with the incarcerated. 

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What does it mean to be human?

Columbia Theological Seminary

701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur

will be one of the first seminary libraries to host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Opening reception 13 Sept. The exhibit will be open to the public through December 13. Small groups are asked to…

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Atlanta Interfaith Manifesto

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Food Pantry Forum



The next Food Pantry Forum, co-hosted by United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Regional Council of Churches, is Thursday, May 23 from 2 -3:30 p.m. It will take place at the offices of United Way of Greater Atlanta, 40 Courtland Street,…

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80 Atlanta Pastors Sign Manifesto on Racial Beliefs, November 1957

Original Baldy cartoons from Atlanta Journal and Constitution owned by Covenant Presbyterian Church.



AIB-TV Presents Ministers Manifesto: A Declaration of Equality June 14 12:30 PM…

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Church Women United

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What Faith Communities Can Teach Psychiatrists About Depression

Harvard Divinity School–Harvard Medical School Lecture Series on Religion and Medicine

What Faith Communities Can Teach Psychiatrists About Depression…

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What Is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential,…

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Looking for Work?

 

Looking for Work?

Below is a list of career ministries in the area and Fulton county's Workforce Development services.



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Prayer for the people of Beirut

Light of new hope

God of refuge,
hear our prayer
as we hold the people of Beirut
in our hearts at this time.
Fill us with compassion
and move us to reach out in love.

In your mercy,
bring comfort to those who mourn,
healing to those who are injured,
shelter to those who are homeless
sustenance to those who hunger.

Give strength to those who are working
to rebuild shattered lives,
and protect those who are vulnerable
especially in a time of coronavirus.

Lead us in your ways
so that together we may bring
the light of new hope
wherever there is destruction and despair.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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