Church Action eNewsletter -- June 6, 2011

Visit Happy birthday KJV for a selection of essays and articles occasioned by the 400th birthday of the King James Bible.

Do not miss this important conference on religion and peacebuilding. “Local Peacebuilding and Religion: Context, Practices, and Models” June 17-19,
Emory University For details, visit or see RCCAtl
Note that the community talk with Kiran Bedi Sunday June 19 at 4:30 in Glenn Auditorium Emory will be free and open to the public.

Knowing Our Neighbors: A Purposeful Interfaith Encounter Learn how to engage in interfaith cooperation, not just political discourse, with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Buddhists, July 18-21 on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus in Decatur, GA.

1. If finding and eating great BBQ is on your list of things to do this summer, be sure to catch “Spirit in the Smoke – The Religion of BBQ” on AIB. In this quirky and heartfelt special presentation from AIB, viewers get to ride shotgun with David Gelin and his dog, Buddy, as they follow the trail of hickory smoke to community church BBQ dinners and festivals and to speak to chefs divinely inspired by BBQ. “Spirit in the Smoke – The Religion of BBQ” airs for 2 weeks, beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. with encore presentations on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

2. Central Presbyterian Church Summer Series on Finding Justice in Georgia, Sunday, June 12, presents Behind the Walls of Youth Detention Centers in Georgia: A Commissioner Speaks; Michael McNeely, Deputy Commissioner, Dept of Juvenile Justice. In at Atrium at 9:45 a.m. Read more at CPC

3. The Adult Music Ministry of Peachtree Presbyterian Church celebrates the third year of Pops classics with a free concert with something for EVERYONE! Music for choirs, soloists, handbells, organ, and concert band: patriotic favorites, Broadway classics, PLENTY of audience participation, and a musical salute to our men and women serving in the US Armed forces. Special guests include Jazzical creator Joel Martin; East Cobb New Horizons Band; Atlanta soprano Maria Clark; two of Peachtree's rising college singers, William and Wesley Nichols; 14 year-old harpist Amanda Melton; a Peachtree barbershop octet; and returning is our endearing 10 year-old pianist, Yannie Tan playing Chopin's Valse Brilliante. After-concert ice cream treats on the lawn. Invite your friends! Nursery is available for children under 4. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Peachtree Music Ministry. Sunday June 12 at 6 p.m.

4. The goal of the Supportive Housing Tours is to give congregations a first hand look at the model of supportive housing as a solution to homelessness, particularly for those who experience disabilities and mental illness. The first supportive housing tour will be Tuesday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and will begin at Trinity United Methodist Church. Free validated parking in the public parking deck next to Trinity. For more information contact Rev. Houston Wheeler, 404-578-5837, For more information on see Georgia Supportive Housing

5. AIDS Alliance for Faith and Health in partnership with AID Gwinnett are holding a Thrive!™ for the Latino community, at 1305 Lakes Parkway in Lawrenceville. June 18, from 9:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. Preregister by calling at 678-990-6412

6. The Men of Radcliffe Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, will sponsor their annual Communion/ Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m., the occasion when high school and college graduates of Radcliffe are honored. The keynote speaker for the program will be he Honorable Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta. The program theme is "Standards for Excellence and Progress: Personals Goals, Achievement, Service, Generosity and Commitment." $10.00 donation fee for the Breakfast. Music will be provided by the HIMSingers, a male ensemble, under the direction of Rev. Cynthia Rivers, Director of Music Programs. Rev. Dr. David L. Wallace, Sr., Interim Pastor, will conduct the Communion Service. The church is located at 286 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, across from Douglass High School. Call 404-799-8286 if you have questions.

7. Harbor of Love Wellness Institute has scheduled a Christian geared Grandparenting, Parenting Teens, and Parenting with Love and Logic Techniques, June 18 thru July 30. This class is designed to assist parents/grandparents in raising responsible kids. Saturday mornings at 302 Old Clay St, Marietta, Ga 30060 (9:30-11:30) in the upstairs conference room. Fees are $10.00 per session for individuals, and $15.00 per couple. Discount for total series. Call 770-627-5871.

8. After the recent disasters in the Southeast and the realization that our world and times have indeed changed comes a healing conference free and open to the public in from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Local church leader, Tony Parker extends his personal invitation to all with his personal awareness of the daily challenges and opportunities the people of Atlanta face coupled with shocking and unexpected trials throughout the world today. Parker is conducting this special conference with Keith B. McMullin one of the church’s “Presiding Bishopric” members from the Salt Lake City headquarters whose own responsibility is to bring a message of love, understanding, and hope world wide. Parker and McMullin will address metro Atlantans from Campbellton to Sandy Springs and from Smyrna to Lithonia during several sessions of a conference open to the public and free of charge on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19 held at 1947 Brockett Road in Tucker. Adults only session Saturday 7-9 p.m.; Sunday sessions for youth (12-18) 8:30-9:30 a.m.; General session for all ages 10 a.m.-12:00 noon.

9. X Factor consulting will present a 1-day workshop focused on developing sustainable nonprofit programs and organizations. Tuesday, June 21, at The Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian located at 3417 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. Register here.

10. Please let interested members of your congregation or organization know about an informational session on June 22 for Fulton County residents who dream of owning a home. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about the Fulton County Home Ownership (HOP) Homebuyer Assistance and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Housing Assistance. The workshop will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Annex located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349. To find out more information about the workshop, citizens can call Kim Benjamin at 404 612-8077 or DaTonya Lewis 404 612-8060.

11. 184th Campmeeting at Smyrna Camp Ground and Presbyterian Church, noon, Friday, June 24, through noon Thursday, June 30. Mornind Bible study for all ages Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. Visit Campmeeting to read all about the daily morning Bible studies for all ages and special evening music.
Fabulous meals by Ray Allen of Pippins' BBQ served daily at noon and 6 p.m.

12. Nationally renowned speaker Bishop Carlton Pearson and Pentecostal Pastor Rev. D.E. Paulk and Science of Mind Minister, Rev. Dr. David Ault, will bring people together June 25 and 26 for a Pro-love March and Rally for Inclusion. These events promote a unified theme exploring how only love is real and anything unlike love is man-made dogma. The march is scheduled for Saturday morning, June 25, to create an inclusive experience where people of all faiths can gather together and offer tangible action in support of spiritual unification. Sunday morning, June 26, Pearson, Paulk, and Ault will address the question, "Would God punish those to eternal banishment for their geographical location, upbringing and religious affiliation?" the march will be 9 – 10 a.m. from Peachtree Center MARTA Station to the State Capitol. The Sunday rally will be at 10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 2600 H.F. Shepherd Dr. (Behind South Dekalb Mall) Decatur 30034. For directions go to
MyCathedral For information email or call 404-417-0008

Bread for the World
 has sent a wonderful essay ‘’Finding New Ways to be God’s Voice and Agent’’ by Suzii Paynter of the Texas General Baptist convention

14. Online Interfaith Media: Odyssey Networks’ Journey by Rev. Eric C. Shafer

15. The Tool Bank reminds us that we have a newly formed Graffiti Task Force. Taking action is easy! Simply report graffiti sightings via phone or e-mail. And don't forget - local nonprofits and civic organizations can join the ToolBank to access powerful graffiti removal supplies. Spread the word! Graffiti Task Force of Atlanta Hot Line 404-546-4288 Graffiti Alert Email

16. The work of Cobb Faith Partnership is accomplished through the efforts of volunteers who work in teams on the website, member directory, education, forum planning, etc. If you are ready to volunteer to help Cobb Faith Partnership send an email to with "Working Teams" in the subject line.

17. Seeing Christ in the Darkness - an Exhibit of the Works of Georges Rouault, at Central Presbyterian Church, Tull Hall Art Gallery, 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3529 Now through Monday, August 29. The major portion of this exhibit is from the Miserere series, created during the sober days of World War I. Additional works are from Fleurs du Mal I and III, from Passion, and from other general works. Email if you have questions.

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