Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 20, 2013

 
 God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
 

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1. Maria Fejervary, founder of a Costa Rican safe house for sexually exploited children, will speak at 1 p.m.  today,  Wednesday, May 22, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, 2744 Peachtree Street.  Sponsored by the Diocese of Atlanta Commission on Human Trafficking, the conversation is open to all and will be held in the living room of the Lanier House on the cathedral campus. To learn more about the safe house, called Salvando Corazones, read this>> . For more information contact Adam@rrisa.org or 404-622-2235, ext. 210.

2. Worship will be held in the Historic Zion Church (1848) in Talbotton this Sunday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The 1850 Pilcher organ has recently been retuned and cleaned. All are welcome. For directions from I-85 in Newnan, click here.

3. You are invited to a screening of "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence" at Central Presbyterian Church on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session. "Trigger" is a project of the PC(USA). It shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities. It examines the effect that one shooting has on a survivor, family, and community. Award-winning filmmaker David Barnhart is a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, and a resident of Decatur. He will be present.  The film is one hour long. Parking is available at the State of Georgia Capitol Education Center Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW.

4. Breaking Dawn; A Walk for Hope and Healing to educate, advocate, bring awareness to the crisis of suicide and to support the survivors left behind, Saturday June 1, 5:30 - 8:30 a.m., Windermere Park, 3355 Windermere Parkway, Cumming 30040. Get more information or register here>>  

 5. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is hosting a Ribfest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Rd,  Marietta 30062. Proceeds will send children from Emmaus House Chapel to summer camp. Live music and great food will be featured. All are welcome.    

6. The Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church Handbell Choir will present a concert on Sunday, June 2, at 5:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, "Joyfully Ring: A Concert of Praise” under the direction of Rev. Ken Drane, Minister of Music and Senior Adults.  All are invited. The concert is free.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.  The church is located at 1150 Jefferson Avenue in East Point.  For additional information contact the church at (404) 767-0582 or at jeffersonchurch@att.net.

7. Spring Hill College announces its annual Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality at Ignatius House in Atlanta. Designed especially for busy adults seeking to deepen their faith and to explore the rich depths of Christ-centered spirituality, classes will be offered June 2-14.  For information  Read More>>  or contact Gail Griffin, grif7289@bellsouth.net.  

8. Gather on the front lawn of Emmaus House from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, for a fish fry sponsored by the Emmaus House Chapel Episcopal Church Women. Donations are welcome; send checks to Emmaus House Chapel, 1017 Hank Aaron Drive SW, Atlanta 30315. Click to download or view a flier here.

9. The American Clergy Leadership Conference and the Women's Federation for World Peace are co-sponsoring a Trail of Tears commemorative event and Pastors' Forum in the morning on Saturday, June 8, near Calhoun, Georgia, at New Echota. The Saturday program will be a kickoff for a van load of pilgrims who will follow one of the routes taken by the Cherokee in their forced removal.  This event is public. Look for more details to come.

10. Each year on June 20, organizations and communities around the world celebrate World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength, and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict, and violenceWe have more information and resources for worship or educational classes on our website>>  

 11. Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is running the Peachtree Road Race again this year. Find out about joining the team and Read More >>  

 12. Spiritual Healing Retreat for Veterans, July 15-18, at Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Read more>>  

 13. Despite their hopes and aspirations for the future, too many African American young men are still being rendered mute and invisible by society, says Emory University's Gregory Ellison ,Candler. His new book, "Cut Dead but Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men," (Abingdon Press, 2013) is a call for action and a blueprint for response. Full story >>  

 14. NACSW (North American Association of Christians in Social Work) 2013 National Convention will be in Atlanta, October 17-20, 2013. Invitation and Convention link  

15. The Spanish Academy is coming to Covenant Presbyterian Church in September 2013! The Spanish Academy opened in 2001 and is a bilingual Preschool & Mother's Morning Out Program! Native Spanish speaking teachers teach Spanish to children ages 12 months - 10 years using the Immersion Method. Contact The Spanish Academy for more information at (770) 751-3646 or www.thespanishacademy.com.

 

Reminders   

 

Summer Interfaith Worship Service and Volunteer Celebration , Skyland Trail, Sunday, June 2 ,  10 a.m. 1903 North Druid Hills Rd, Gymnasium.  R.s.v.p. to   ayetunde@skylandtrail.org.

ArtReach Project America  BBQ Fundraiser honoring Tucker Area Veterans on Saturday, June 8, noon- 4 p.m., at The Greater Good BBQ Restaurant, Hugh Howell Rd. Tucker. More  here 

 

Oratorical Contest at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 6175 Campbellton Road, Atlanta 30331, June 15, 10 a.m. 

 

Community International Festival at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 4664 Covington Hwy., Decatur. June 15, noon to 8 p.m. There is no admission charge.  

 

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