Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 13, 2013

 God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
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1. Meet Us on the Mountain Top, Revival at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, tonight, May 15,  and tomorrow night, May 16, 7 p.m., featuring guest preacher Dr. Otis Moss, III and guest psalmists Anita Wilson (Wednesday) and Kevin Lemons (Thursday). Fun for the entire family - Ice Cream Social and Youth Block Party 5-7 and then Spring Back to Life.

2. Fabulous Art Sale, Saturday May 18, 2013, Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, 369 Connecticut Ave., Atlanta 30307, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Brenda Gales at 404-373-3253 Ex. 306. If you do not know the history of Clifton Sanctuary Ministries read more>>

3. An auction to benefit Wonderful Days Preschool will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. James' Episcopal Church, Marietta. There is no admission charge for the evening, but donations will be gladly accepted. The evening includes silent and live auctions, entertainment, tapas and drinks, all to help raise funds for the preschool for at-risk children. For more information contact Alice Heilker, 404-633-9049 or


4. The Jung Society of Atlanta presents a lecture on Saturday evening, May 18, at 7:30 pm, Jungian Psychology and the Future of Religion, by Jerry R. Wright, D. Min.  Dr. Wright is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Flat Rock, N.C.  The location of the lecture is Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Atlanta 30327.  Admission is free for Jung Society members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students.  Additional information.


5. Music and storytelling in a coffee house atmosphere, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3480 Main Street, College Park. The event will raise funds for the Navajo mission of St. John the Baptizer in the impoverished community of Montezuma Creek, Utah. Well-known local musician and guitar teacher Mike Spring will present music from the Southern gospel tradition and will be joined by community master storyteller Leonard Presberg. All are welcome. Admission is by donation.


6. The Rev. Hal Brady, a well-known preacher and executive director of Hal Brady Ministries based in Atlanta, is the featured speaker for Pentecost Sunday, May 19, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at His sermon, based on Acts 2:1-13, is “We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!” “What do we think of when we think of Pentecost? … fire and wind and …. speaking in tongues….” he says. “But there is much more to Pentecost. The reality is that the Holy Spirit moved the disciples from sadness to joy and from survival to renewal.”


7. The community is invited by the Cascade United Methodist Church family and its Legal Ministry to the 32nd Annual Law and Justice Day Program.  This year's theme is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All". The program will be on Sunday, May 19, at the 9 a.m. service.  The speaker this year will be local Atlanta Attorney Clarence Johnson.  For more information, contact Denice Brue-Clopton at Cascade United Methodist Church, where Dr. Marvin Moss is Senior Pastor, is located at 3144 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.  


8. Blessing of the Boats at Lake Oconee Community Church this Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. Don't miss the Second Annual Blessing of the Boats!  Join the group in open water near Great Waters.  Decorations are appropriate.  Tune in to Lake Country 94.7 WULK-FM for music and instructions. Pictures of each boat will be available on the website next week Find LOCC on Facebook

9. Guitarist James Cobb will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 4140 Clark Street, Covington. The concert will include newly composed folk-style songs, original blues tunes with harmonica, plus a musical trip to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Donations will go to the church's community outreach programs. All are welcome.


10. The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, presents Herbert Buffington, organist and associate choirmaster at Peachtree Christian Church, in recital, 3:15, Sunday, May 19.  Buffington is a master of improvisation and will perform his own work and a piece by Franck. Evensong follows at 4 p.m.


11. Swing into spring with Jazz Vespers, Sunday, May 19, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event and all are welcome. Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 5135 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain 30083. Call the church if you have questions, (404)292-7888.


12. Living Stones for Sacred Waters The National Black Women in Ministry and Leadership Conference will be May 23-25 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.   Find out more and get registration info here .


13. Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 Donald L. Hollowell Parkway NW, Atlanta 30318, invites the community to two worship services on May 26, 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m., in celebration of the anniversary of its pastor, Dr. Charles A. Harper, III and First Lady Evelyn Harper. Morning worship at 10:45 will feature Rev. O.L. Blackshear, Pastor Em., Mt. Pleasant Baptist.   

14. Skyland Trail invites you to a Summer Interfaith Worship Service and Volunteer Celebration on Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (10 Worship, 11 – Volunteer Appreciation, 12 – Brunch) at 1903 North Druid Hills Road, Gymnasium.  Please R.s.v.p. to Pastoral Counselor Pamela Ayo Yetunde at or 678-686-5908.


 15. ArtReach Project America will host a 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 about ArtReach and details and registration for events can be found  here. Expect live music, a silent auction, and raffle, veteran art and poetry displays, imagination station, introductions of veterans, and more. Purchase tickets for yourself or to donate to a veteran in advance (online). Donations of silent auction items welcome!


16. Mark your calendar for the Oratorical Contest at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 8175 Campbellton Road, Atlanta 30331, June 15, 10 a.m. Young people from preschoolers through high school students will be all dolled up and looking good and ready to amaze you with their rhetorical skills. All are invited to this free event.


17. Community International Festival at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 4664 Covington Hwy., Decatur. June 15, noon to 8 p.m. There is no admission charge. The event will offer a Moon Walk, games for all ages, pole plaiting, dancing, singing, free blood pressure screening-- Caribbean and American food will be sold. If you are interested in renting a booth to display at this festival please call Deanna at (404)441-9453.


18. Emory University announces that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University, will return to Atlanta October 8-10, for a series of public and campus events including programs on responsible citizenship, ethics, and education.  Two events, a public talk titled The Pillars of Responsible Citizenship in the 21st Century Global Village and an afternoon panel session on Secular Ethics in Education, are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. Admission to both events is included with each ticket purchased. Tickets are available here , in-person at the box office at The Arena at Gwinnett Center, or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. 


19. Do you know young people trying to decide what to do with their lives? Next year? The Lutheran Volunteer Corps is seeking applicants, 21 years or older, to live and work in Atlanta for one full year. The Atlanta community still has vacancies for the 2013-2014 volunteer year-- a year to spend getting to know who you are and where your strengths meet the needs of your community, working for justice, building relationships, discovering new parts of this great city, and just having fun!  Interested in knowing more ? Contact Ami Hernandez, or 404-591-7054.


20. The CATCH Healthy Habits Program allows you to make a difference in the life of a child and improve your health, too! Adults age 50+ teach children in grades K-5 healthy habits for a lifetime in a fun team-based approach. Volunteer training will be held May 22 and May 23 at the Villages at Carver YMCA, Atlanta.  To volunteer or get more information visit the website or contact Mary Newton at ARC at 404-463-3119 or 

21. The Open Door Community needs many things. Check the website. Right now backpacks and shoes, especially men’s shoes, sizes 11-15. Contact 404-874-9652 or

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