Church Action eNewsletter Week of April 15, 2013

 God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

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1. The Jung Society of Atlanta presents a lecture by Michael Conforti, Ph.D: “ Dreams, C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz” on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church --workshop follows on Saturday from 9 to 4: “ Dreams and the Objective Psyche.”  Dr. Conforti is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, author, and the founder and director of the Assisi Institute in Italy and Vermont. CEUs are available. The lecture fees are: Jung Society members -$20; visitors - $25; students -$10. The Saturday workshop has additional fees.  Information is at .

2. All are invited to a community yard sale at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 2855 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta  30329.  All proceeds from the sale will be used to pay down debt from the construction of new church. If you would like to donate to the yard sale, items will be collected Thursday, April 18, 3-9 p.m., and Friday, April 19, 9 a.m. -8 p.m. Begin your Spring cleaning early. Donation receipts will be available. Large items can be picked up if truly necessary by calling Bob Briggs at 404-421-7795 or Diane Gilsdorf at 404-325-4287,

3. Saturday, April 20, FACE Men-Only DMST Essentials (End Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) training class. Class will start at 9:30a.m. at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in midtown Atlanta.  Chick-fil-A biscuits and cinnamon buns with hot coffee will be supplied. Training will be over by 12:30.  This training is free. Please sign up by April 17. Click here to register. 

4. The Georgia Iris Society presents its annual flower show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Atlanta. The show is open and free to the public.  St. Bart’s is at 1790 LaVista Road, Atlanta 30329.

5. Leaders of Godly Integrity Now Conference will be held Saturday, April 20, at noon at the he Gathering of Champions International Cathedral, 1994 Powder Springs Road, Marietta 30064. Pastors and ministers from Metro Atlanta will speak on topics related to church leadership. This is an opportunity for church leaders to come together to build and strengthen one another, to remind each other of the importance of walking in Godliness and integrity. For further information please contact Elder Ann Webb at

6. Dr. Eyvonne Whitman invites the community to  First AME Church’s 74th Anniversary Worship Celebration with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey B. Cooper, General Secretary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, speaking on the theme,  “From Then Until Now… Look How Far God Has Brought Us” on Sunday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. First AME is located at 2046 Richard Allen Lane,Atlanta  30316.

7. Am Yisrael Chai: Children of the Holocaust, Sunday April 21, at Congregation Beth Tefillah, 5065 High Point Road Atlanta  30342; Reception 5 p.m.;  Program 6 p.m.; Light Dinner 7:30. No charge to attend but please R.s.v.p. to 888-608-4988 or E-mail Am Yisrael Chai Atlanta. Keynote speaker is Andre Kessler, a child survivor from Romania. The program will feature an exhibit of the Kindertransport highlighting the Rescue of 10,000 children from Nazi tyranny. Read more>>

8. Over 20 employers with several hundred job openings will be at the next Roswell UMC networking job fair. Partnering with Roswell Rotary and Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Job Networking will meet Monday, April 22, and offer more than nine hours of job search activities. Directions/information   Employers with open opportunities, please contact Katherine Simons at to attend.

9. Greg Howlett, Christian concert pianist, educator,  and recording artist, recently recorded a new project “Looking Up.”  This inspirational program recorded at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Atlanta was produced by award-winning producer Kim Ryan White.  “Looking Up ” features orchestra, band, and choir along with piano, and spectacular lights and set design.  Greg Howlett, “Looking Up” premieres on Monday, April 22, at 10:00 p.m. AIB can be viewed on Comcast channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 6.  Programming can also be viewed on AIB Everywhere and Video on Demand at

10. If you have enjoyed the performances of Meridian Herald at Christmas at old Church, Oxford, or at Druid Hills Baptist with Folk Passion you should know about "All the Things You Are" benefitting Meridian Herald’s Atlanta Music Festival. This evening of popular song with Dwight Andrews, Brenda Bynum, and Chorale soloists Timothy Miller, Cynthia Shepherd, and Brent Davis, will be 7:30, April 26 at Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia, Ticket information 

 11. A fun night of film with Refugee Women’s Network film, Friday, April 26, from 6-8 p.m., Sabah: A Love Story, a romantic comedy set in Canada about a Syrian Muslim woman who falls in love with a non-Muslim man. For more information or to R.s.v.p., please click here. Call if you hve questions, 404-437-7767. RWN, 1431-A McLendon Drive, Decatur  30033.

12. A yard sale to raise funds for outreach ministries is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Church of the Annunciation, Marietta. All are welcome.  This church worships on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. in a beautiful wooded setting with wild waterfowl on its pond at 1673 Jamerson Road, NE, Marietta.

13. World Malaria Day is approaching! April 28 is the date recommended for church observation. There is progress to celebrate but this disease continues to devastate parts of the world. In 2010 there were 655,000 malaria related deaths, 86% of them children. The ELCA has some good resources and suggestions at  ELCA World Malaria Day webpage 

 14. Free Home Energy Audit Training taught by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) in Sandy Springs.   Learn how to conduct simple tests and tasks in your home to conserve God’s creation AND save yourself money!!  Sunday, April 28, Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta 30328,  1 to 3 p.m.  All registered participants receive a free energy audit kit to take home.  To register call 404-256-2582 or email 

15. Vacation Bible School, St. Philips Cathedral, Buckhead,  2013 Week of Wonder (WOW), Breathe It In, is June 3-7.  From 9 a.m. until noon each day children three years old to rising fifth graders will enjoy crafts, music, games, and Bible stories.  Registration is underway online at through Sunday, April 28.

16. Interfaith Fellowship meeting, Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross 30092. Our Personal Narratives and Journey of Faith: A Ben Johnson Workshop. No registration is required for this event. This is a highly participative workshop. Those prepared to openly reflect on their personal life journeys and faith experiences and those open to learn from the experiences of others will realize the greatest benefits from participation.

17. Sandy Springs Christian Church will host "An Evening with John Shelby Spong" Monday, May 6, in the sanctuary.  The title of his lecture will be "My Journey into a New Christianity". Bishop Spong will speak from 7:00-8:00 p.m. with time for questions afterwards and a reception and book signing.  Cost is $25.  Tickets can be purchased at  Childcare will be available. Additional information can be found at: or by contacting the church at (404) 256-2582

18. YouthSpark (formerly the Juvenile Justice Fund) presents the 2013 Legislative Wrap Up Breakfast and Panel Discussion, Monday, May 13, 7:30 a.m., North Avenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta  30308. Hear what our efforts accomplished this legislation session to combat child sex trafficking in Georgia. Panel discussion will be moderated by WABE's Rose Scott and will include remarks by some of our honorable elected officials and other champions on this issue. More later. R.s.v.p.  to by May 9.

19. On May 18, 2013, the Atlanta History Center will host Our Heritage, Atlanta’s Family History Conference, a free day of sessions designed to help families unite and strengthen by climbing the branches of their family tree together. Highlights of the conference include genealogy courses for youth, classes on how to research and preserve family history, workshops on DNA, projects on indexing digital images, information on conducting oral history interviews, and tours of the Kenan Research Center’s resources. Free admittance to the Atlanta History Center and museums, including access to “Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down,” on the day of the event. Space is limited; reservations are required to guarantee a seat so those interested should register for classes here>>  

 20. Did you know that a support group for family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia meets the second Thursday of every month at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church? Contact Moira Keller at (404) 605-1950 for information about the group which meets at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in FLC Fireside Room.


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