Church Action eNewsletter Week of July 8, 2013

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

1. Peachtree Corners Baptist Church is having a church wide yard sale this Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p. m. The church is at 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross‎ 30092. Items include office furniture, electronics, drama props, books, paintings and more. The proceeds go towards the children's ministry. Contact the church at (770) 448-1313 if you have questions. Website

2. Hillside International Chapel and Truth Center, Hillside Freedom Sunday Panel Discussion, The Impact of Adolescent Behavior on Society: Myths vs. Facts will be presented Sunday, July 14, by the Hillside Freedom Ministry from 12 to 3 p.m. Representatives from CDC, Juvenile Court, Juvenile Justice, and educators will be present. Please plan to attend and bring a young person. 2450 Cascade Rd. S.W., Atlanta 30311.

3. Actors from the Springer Opera House in Columbus will take the stage at historic Zion Church in Talbotton for a special performance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The event is open to the public free of charge. The Springer Opera House is considered "the State Theatre of Georgia." It opened in 1871 and has been a leading Southern cultural institution for 141 years. Zion Episcopal Church, built in the 1840s, is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. Directions are here.

4. Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta Interfaith Adventure, Meet Your neighbors, July 19, 20, and 21. Read all about this great opportunity on the FAMA website

5. The Young Artists of Peoplestown will present a film premiere and art exhibit from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 19, at Emmaus House, Atlanta, 1017 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta 30315. The event caps the 2013 Middle School Arts Camp, which focused on pottery and film. The evening will include a short film, a music video, and a documentary on the pottery classes. Clay items created, along with DVD copies of the film, will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the artists. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Visit the website and read about Walk the Road 2013 coming up in September.

6. The Brighter Tomorrows Inspirational Choir invites the community to a special concert celebrating their one year anniversary. The concert is Friday, August 2, 6 - 8 p.m., at the Richardson Health Center’s Bohan Auditorium, 445 Winn Way, Decatur 30030. Admission is $1 and benefits clients receiving mental health and substance abuse services at the DeKalb Regional Crisis Center. Attendees are also welcome to bring basic need items to donate such as new men and women’s socks, undergarments and plain T-shirts. Lesa Hopkins has worked as a nurse at the DeKalb Regional Crisis Center since 2001. Last year, she and her co-workers formed the volunteer community choir of DeKalb CSB employees. “Music is universal,” said Lesa. “We want to be a source of encouragement and bring light, hope and comfort to people.” For more information about the concert or DeKalb CSB, visit or email

7. The sixth season of Mindful Eating starts in August at Amerson House, 1790 LaVista Road, Atlanta 30329. This is a delicious exploration of the spirituality and social justice implications of what and how we eat. For a place at the table register here.

8. Taller de Padres e Hijos is coming back! On August 3, 2013, Renovacion Conyugal will start offering again this fantastic program that gives teens ages 13 to 18 and their parents new skills to communicate better. Program helps parents learn nurturing skills that support their children and how to guide and discipline their youth. Youth gain skills for dealing with stress and peer pressure and an orientation toward a healthy future. More than 100 Latino families will attend. Pass this information to those in your congregation who would be interested. For information on registration call 678-363-3079 or email

9. COGIC Urban Initiatives. You still have time to register for the 501c3 Non-Profit in A Day Workshop which will be held on Saturday July 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bonnie Castle 2 Post Street in Grantville. This workshop will help your church, faith-based organization, or ministry move to the next level. Many philanthropic corporations and foundations require your organization to have a 501c3 to receive grants and major gifts. Register for this workshop which is open to anyone in the community here>>

10. The Alternatives to Violence Project workshop on August 10, 1 – 4 p.m., will be held in the Meeting Room of the Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W. Howard Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. The closest MARTA stop is East Lake. R.s.v.p. to Jonah McDonald at or 404-377-2474. Read more>>

11. Save the date, October 3, 8-9:30 a.m., for Episcopal Bishop Robert Wright sharing his journey from foster care to ordination as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The Families First Changing Dreams to Reality Speaker Series celebrates leaders whose stories illustrate the power and potential of the individual and the community working together to change dreams to reality. The Temple, Schwartz Goldstein hall, 1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309. R.s.v.p. information to come. If you have questions contact Candice Jordan at

12. The Epworth Day School, located in the Epworth United Methodist Church, in Candler Park, is now enrolling for the upcoming school year. They offer a developmentally appropriate, child-focused, part-time preschool program for children roughly ages 22 months through pre-k age. There are five classrooms including a private pre-k. If you are interested, please check out the webpage, or email Amy Zaremba at

13. If you haven’t already read this piece by Thom Rainer you will find it thought provoking. the autopsy of a deceased church

14. It is Ramadan. You might be interested in this blog run by two young women who answer your questions about Islam and give resources for further checking.Ramadanrendevous

15. Whether you’re looking to climb the career ladder in ministry, leadership or business, Beulah Heights University has undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to help ministers, church administrators, entrepreneurs, and the communities they serve. Attend an information session to learn about the oldest Bible College in the Southeast. You will have the opportunity to speak to experienced faculty about degree programs and learn about student life, campus events, and have a guided tour. You may R.s.v.p. for one of these sessions by contacting the Recruitment Office at (404)564-5292 or going online to to complete a registration form. Beulah Heights University is near historic Grant Park, 892 Berne Street NE, Atlanta 30316. 2013 Information Session – Upcoming Dates

· Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

· Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 12:00 (noon)

16. Faith Community Nursing at Gwinnet Medical Center sends greetings to all potential Faith Community Nurses. They are excited about the Fall Foundations of Faith Community Course and hope you will consider registering. The dates are 9/26-9/28, 10/17-10/19 and 11/8 (third optional session). Registration deadline is September 19. The location is the Lawrenceville campus of Gwinnett Medical Center. The brochure is on our website here>> For more information about Faith Community Nursing you are invited to check out the website If you have questions, please contact Joan Purdon, Education Coordinator, at 678-312-2423 or

17. SHAPE is Governor Deal’s childhood obesity initiative. Is your church hosting a health or fitness event for children or youth that you'd like to be part of SHAPE Month activities? Contact Nicole Price at with ideas. And to include your event in the official guide to SHAPE Month events, contact Sandra Roberts at

Ethel Ware Carter


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