Church Action eNewsletter Week of July 11, 2016

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Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta


Church Action eNewsletter Week of  July 11, 2016


1. Movies, Music and Spirit: The Southern Roots of an American Revolution 1945 – 1960, a series of six classes with Bob Bahr began Wednesday July 6 at Holy Innocents. Program is presented by Temple Sinai and Holy Innocents on six Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. through August 10.  August 6, 13, 20 at Holy Innocents, August 27, 3, 10 at Temple Sinai.  Course fee is $49 for six sessions.  Register through the Holy Innocents website or Temple Sinai


2. The Ventulett Art Gallery, Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Atlanta, honors parishioner and architect Tom Ventulett. Twelve Signatures, a show from the Georgia Watercolor Society, will be featured from July 11- Aug. 12. Would you like to get the newsletter from the gallery? Click here.


3. Remember the All Souls Matter prayer campaign this Friday.  Covenant Christian Fellowship International and Sanctuary Village of Power invite pastors and congregations to join them outside on Friday at noon to pray for our community, specifically District 9 and zip code 30318.


4. You are invited to join the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in celebration of Women’s Day Season with the theme Revolutionary Women: Leading a Revolution of Love, Faith, and Justice, Numbers 27:1-11.   Soft Place to Land Service in the Horizon Sanctuary on Friday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m., Rev. Natosha Reid Rice will preach for the evening service, Minister Sonya Williams, Elizabeth Baptist Church will be Psalmist and the Ebenezer Drama Ministry will minister.  Finally, come for the Annual Women's Day Celebration on July 17 where the 8 a.m. speaker will be Janis Mathis, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women and the 11 a.m. preacher will be Dr. Thema Bryant Davis Find out more about Dr. Davis here.   


5. Friday evening, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., the Jung Society of Atlanta presents a lecture by Carol Coronis, “Discover Your Soul’s Purpose Through Your Personal Archetypes.”  Admission fees are $20 for the public, $10 for students, and free for Jung Society Members.  The location is Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30327. For information, you may call (404)-634 -6350 or visit


6. Dr. Paul Tellstrom, senior pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church UCC in Irvine, Calif., is the featured preacher July 17 on Day 1 with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online.  “The Better Part,” his sermon for July 17, is drawn from the story of Jesus’ visit with sisters Mary and Martha.  Visit to find your local station, blogs on current issues in faith and society, the archive of past sermons, and more.


7. All Saints Episcopal Church short series, two sessions on the church’s beautiful windows, conducted by Felicia Guest and the Rev. Martha Stern, July 17 and 24, 11:15 a.m., 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308.

Details about other summer sermon and program series around town.


8. A reminder that Sunday, July 17, is jazz vespers at Big Bethel AME Church. Iva Jean Ambush with Jazz on the Ave, 5 p.m. Jacey Falk will emcee. Tickets are $10. The church address is 220 Auburn Ave NE 30303.  All details and tickets.


9. Cobb Faith Partnership Lunch Forum, Wednesday, July 20, 11:30-2, Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, 492 N Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060, will focus on the Governor’s Department of Transition, Support, and Reentry with Tony Lowden, director of Faith and Justice Initiative. You can schedule to present your outreach service or organization at an upcoming meeting by calling (678)757-1479 or (678)733-1479.


10. Plans are in place for the Stand Up to Poverty 2016 National Convention focusing on The Poor Peoples Campaign, the Dream Unfulfilled, July 21-24, Hilton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta 30354. Find all details at


11. Be ColorBlynd is hosting a family friendly Back To School Supply Drive and Festival July 24 from 1-9 at the Omenala Griot Museum,  337 Dargan Pl SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. This festival will feature free haircuts for kids, arts and crafts, live music, contests, games, and vendors. Admission includes activities and food and soft drinks, kids $3; adults $10. Admission proceeds will go toward covering the cost of the venue and food.  For more information contact Raye at (678) 879-5153. If you bring a minimum of 3 school supplies you will get $5 off the price of adult admission.


12. North Metro Baptist Church Lawrenceville will host the I WILL INTERVENE CHALLENGE one day workshop in suicide intervention July 25.  Workshop hours are 9 to 3:30.   More than 5,000 community members have taken the challenge to build a culture of health in communities across the USA. Certified Master Trainers of Armed Forces Mission will facilitate this event.  Use our coupon code RCCATL for 30% savings off registration. Open to all 18 year of age and older. CEU credit for mental health professionals and POST credit for law enforcement.  Register at 


13. Georgia Cares invites you to Color Me Free 5k Color Run, 8 a.m., Saturday, July 30, U.N. designated World Day Against Trafficking Persons, Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta 30064. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.; Available online registration at Advance package pickup is at Big Peach Running Co., Kennesaw, July 28, 4-8- p.m.


Not a runner but still want to be involved? You can volunteer to register folks, assist runners, throw colors, clean up, etc.  If you're interested, e-mail


14. Capitol City Opera's annual fundraiser On the Light Side brings you the music of Stephen Sondheim, Saturday, July 30. Join a cast of outstanding local singers for a silent auction, BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic), and an evening of some of Broadway’s best numbers.  Individual tickets are $40 or purchase a table of 8 for $300.  Doors open at 6:30; show begins at 8.  All proceeds raised help fund the mission of Capitol City Opera, including mainstage shows and Opera Outreach for Children.  Church of the Atonement, 4945 High Point Rd Ne, Atlanta. Find Tickets


15. The Church of the Incarnation and the Neighborhood Arts Ensemble present “Blowing the Blues Away” The Big Band Concert, Sunday, July 31, at 4:00 p.m. This event will be swinging a variety of blues composed for jazz orchestras.  At Incarnation, 2407 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta 30311. Tickets can be purchased at Advance admission:  Adults $15; Students $10.  At the door: $20.


The Church of the Incarnation has Jazz Mass every 3rd Sunday.  First opportunity  is at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 17.


16. Free Knitting and Crocheting Workshop at Shallowford Presbyterian Church. Come learn to create shawls for the church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. They have wrapped nearly 1200 hurting people in love, 120 already this year.  Come hone your skills or help a beginner Saturday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please R.s.v.p. to Denise Webber at Shallowford Presbyterian Youth Center, 2375 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta 30345, .7 miles east of I-85 in central DeKalb County.


17. Christ the King Cathedral, 2699 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta is hosting the L'Arche Atlanta community for a Summer Celebration, August 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m., complete with BBQ, a corn hole tournament, and movie music trivia. Christ the King parishioners are providing the BBQ, please just bring a side dish or dessert to share: Last name A-G bring a dessert; H-Z bring a side dish. There will be signs and balloons to mark both parking and the Hyland Center. This is part of a series of social community events for adults with intellectual disabilities and all who come and enjoy these times together. Please let them know if you are coming, email 


18. Mother Earth, Our Common Home: An Interfaith Conversation About the Environment, Sunday, August 21, 3-5 p.m., at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta 30372, will feature speakers from the three Abrahamic faiths who will invite us to ponder the role that faith can play to inform, motivate, and inspire us to action. This interactive afternoon program will end with reflections in the gardens of AA Synagogue, shared prayer, music, and refreshments. Free and open to the community.  Reservations are requested Click here for more details.


19. Training Force USA and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office present Keeping Your House of Worship Secure, August 23. We are increasingly aware of the need to be prepared for a variety of situations, such as medical emergencies, domestic violence, child care protection, disruptive or violent visitors, and preparing for a safe mission trip. The audience for this training is church/synagogue/parish leaders and leaders of congregations. Dawson County Law Enforcement Center, 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville 30534. Find the registration at If you have questions contact Claude A. Pichard at (850)251-1223 or


20. Empowering the Caregiver 2016, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., offers help, hope, and insight into dementia care. Lunch is provided at this free event offered by Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Rd, Marietta 30064. Reservations are requested. Contact Sheila Welch at or (404)642-6027. Presenters include: Dr. Daniel Potts & Ellen Potts, dementia care educators, co-authors of “A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;” Carolyn Cook, actor, director, and caregiver, co-developer and star of Blackberry Winter, a play about a daughter who is loving her mother through Alzheimer’s; Sheila Welch, Coordinator-DWUMC Caregivers’ Ministry, Family Support Group Facilitator, Certified Trainer for Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care.


21. Georgia Alliance to Prevent Homelessness Help Line is now operating. Feel free to call or refer clients in search of assistance in Georgia Toll Free: 1-877-540-4671; Main Office: 770-575-5785.


22. Passion Collective, a gap-year program of service and spiritual direction in intentional Christian community, is a part of Grace House and Lutheran Campus Ministries, Atlanta. Passion Collective missioners live at Grace House rent-free, in exchange for part-time service in campus ministry.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 school year. Contact Devin Strong at or visit to learn more. 


23. TechSoup's mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and social change agents gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement solutions for a more equitable planet. Check out the upcoming free webinars to help you increase knowledge and proficiency in technical matters.


Check out our website at and remember we will be happy to put your announcements of special musical events, educational opportunities, volunteer needs, etc. in the newsletter. Just send announcements in the body of your email, no attachments please; be sure to include all contact information and pertinent links.




Ethel Ware Carter

The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc.

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