This is Pastoral Care Week. Read a story from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of what it can mean when a chaplain gives others a voice for their story and healing process.
1. A 250-family yard sale featuring household items, furniture, jewelry, arts and crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, NE, Atlanta. The event, called Bargains, Bangles & Bede's, will include a children's carnival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.
2. Dunwoody UMC is offering special support groups for those who are separated or divorced and their children. Read more
3. Work day forhistoric Zion Church, Talbotton, Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. People with carpentry experience are especially needed to help remove the boards in the front gable, replace them and then paint them. Lunch and dust masks will be provided. Workers are asked to bring a box of nonperishable food items to help set up a food pantry for Talbot County; the town of Talbotton has lost its only food market. For more information, contact David Johnson, a member of St. Nicholas', Hamilton, at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Bread, Wine, and Blues, the annual Jazz Eucharist hosted by St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. "James Millikan and his band, JR & Company, will offer music that will have you dancing in the aisles," said Rector Patricia Templeton. "The joint will be jumping!" All are welcome.
5. The Quaker way is a spiritual path for our time that is simple, radical, and contemporary. Would you like to learn about this vibrant faith? The Atlanta Friends Meeting (Quakers) welcomes the public to a series of Sunday afternoon programs this fall. The topics are “Quakers and Peace” on Oct. 28, “Quakers and Worship” on Nov. 4, “Quakers and Equality” on Nov. 11, and “Quakers and Jesus” on Nov. 18. Each gathering will involve several Quakers sharing their experiences on the day’s theme, discussion, and 30 minutes of Quaker worship. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. followed by the program from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Friends Meetinghouse, 701 W. Howard Ave., Decatur (0.4 mi east of the East Lake MARTA station). Children welcome – childcare will be offered. For more information about the Atlanta Friends Meeting or the program series, call 404-377-2474 or visit http://atlanta.quaker.org.
6. Each year Northside Drive Baptist Church hosts Trunk-or-Treat for its community and friends. They hope that members and neighbors will bring kids and grandkids, friends, and goblins. Hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be served for $2 per person. No reservation required! Hop on your broom and come on over. Sunday, October 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
7. The Joint Recruitment Information Session at Emory University is on October 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admissions officers from five top theological schools will be at Emory to present their schools. Prospective students for master-level and doctoral-level programs are invited to meet them and explore theological education. The correct registration link .
8. The Homeless Requiem is Thursday of next week, November 1.
9. Welcome international students at AMIS 35th Annual International Student and Scholar Reception, Agnes Scott College, Sunday, November 4, 3 p.m., Presser Hall, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur 30030. Students and groups from the various colleges and universities will be performing and international food will be served afterwards. All are invited to stay and greet one another and express a warm welcome to our many international students.
10. Three Faiths. One Table. hosted by Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sunday, November 4 at 4:30 p.m. Learn how 3 faiths (Jewish, Muslim and Christian) use food to honor their important faith traditions (Shabbat, Hajj and Communion). Short presentations will be given by a leader from three congregations-- Congregation Or Hadash, The Islamic Center of North Fulton, and Sandy Springs Christian-- explaining the history and significance of the sacred meals, then we will break bread together with a potluck including meat provided by the Muslims, and a fish, dairy and vegetable potluck. All are welcome. Time and space will be given for the Muslims to break for their sundown prayer at 5:45. No cost but you may consider contributing to the potluck with a dish for 8 - 12. Call the Sandy Springs Christian Church for more information at 404-256-2582.
11 . If you are headed to the mountains to look at the leaves consider stopping by Grace Church in Gainesville. On Sunday, November 4, the Grace Church Parish Choir will present "Choral Music for All Saints' Sunday" at 5 p.m. This hour-long concert takes place on the opening weekend of the Grace Church Festival of the Arts. There is no charge to attend, and tickets are not required. A reception will follow in the parish hall. All are invited. More about the Arts Festival
12 . Make plans now to attend the 2012 Ann Evans Woodall Lecture. Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, will speak on Finance and Faith, Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. , All Saints' Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree, Atlanta. Tanner does constructive Christian theology in the Protestant tradition. Her works addresses contemporary challenges to the Christian faith through the creative use of both the history of Christian thought and interdisciplinary methods. The lecture is free and open to the public. Find out about a pre-lecture gathering Read an interview with Dr. Tanner
13 . The Care & Counseling Center of Georgia will host a parenting workshop for parents of preteen, adolescent, or young adult children. This hands-on workshop will be led by Krissy Pozatek, LICSW author of The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment. She is a parent coach who specializes in addressing troubled parent-child relationship patterns, and has 15 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. Friday Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Care & Counseling Center of Georgia, 1814 Clairmont Road, Decatur 30033 Cost if $125 for an individual; $175 for a couple. Registration The flyer with more information
14. Don’t miss one of the last great outdoor events before the holidays -- the Atlanta Legal Aid Society 21st Run for Justice in Oakhurst on November 10. It is not too late to register .
15 . Islamic Speakers Bureau Building Bridges 2012 celebration on November 10 will feature a networking reception followed by dinner, an awards ceremony, and a Keynote address from Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa's Ambassador to the U.S. For the past ten years, the ISB has honored individuals and organizations in the metro Atlanta area who have made significant contributions towards interfaith and multicultural understanding. This year Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters is one of the honorees. The Honorary Chair is Doug Shipman, Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights . Find out more .. .
16 . Emory University, Atlanta’s First Congregational Church, and Meridian Herald present the 2012 Atlanta Music Festival Concert : Songs of Aspiration, Hope and Progress, November 11, 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland Street NE. This concert tradition was begun over a century ago by First Church in their effort to unite Atlantans with what was then known as the “Atlanta Colored Music Festival.” This year’s concert will feature performances by spinto tenor Timothy B. Miller, the First Church Chancel Choir directed by Norma Raybon, and the Meridian Chorale and soloists. Dwight Andrews is Artistic Director and Steven Darsey is Music Director. “The Atlanta Music Festival is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect an important musical expression with its original meaning and context,” says Emory music professor and Dwight Andrews, who also is pastor of First Congregational Church. Admission is free. An offering will be taken to benefit the Atlanta Music Festival. Visit our website for more information and links.
17. Atlanta Community Ministries 2012 Annual Day of Prayer for Atlanta Monday, November 12, noon , prayer and free lunch, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Rd. NE, 30305. They need a count for the meal so R.s.v.p. by November 8 to Tula Blackwelder, email@example.com or 404-841-0800 ext 203.
18 . Recovery Promotion and the Holidays, Lunch and Learn with Marc Pimsler, Counselor, Hope homes Recovery Residences, November 13, 11:30 – 1:30, at Ridgeview Institute, Professional North Building Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna. Cost (includes lunch): $15 attendance or $20 for 2 CEU hours approved by ADACBGA and GACA . Register at www.theSICD.org The Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency is a faith-based nonprofit corporation that grew out of a recognized need for sound education addressing the needs of clergy and members of congregations and communities who are called upon to assist those whose lives are impacted by substance abuse and addiction.
19 . The Book of Common Prayer is 350 years old. Read more...
20 . Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow tells the story of Jewish academics from Germany and Austria who were dismissed from their teaching positions in the 1930s. After fleeing to America, some refugee scholars found positions at historically black colleges and universities in the Jim Crow South. This exhibition will be open through December 9 at the Breman. More …
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