Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 2, 2022

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone

Regional Council of Churches

Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 2, 2022

  1. Calling all faith leaders and faithful community members! New Georgia Project invites your presence and gifts this election year for the nonpartisan election in May and/or the election in November. They will provide training for being a peaceful, nonpartisan presence at the polls. Two different times are available for training each Tuesday through May 17. Visit www.mobilize.us to sign up for a training that works best for you. If you have questions or concerns, email faith@newgeorgiaproject.org.

 

  1.  Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 PM, St. Luke’s & All Saints Episcopal, The Temple, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta and The Islamic Speakers Bureau present a panel on how people of faith can empower voters during the 2022 election. Learn More Register Now Meeting ID: 845 8208 2313 Passcode: 321616 The zoom is https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84582082313?pwd=Nll6OTJHdHZLRUV0N0h0dVU5b... 
  1. Joyful Noise Gospel Concert under the direction of Dr. Nathan Grigsby, with selections of contemporary and traditional gospel music. Get ready to sing along, share in praise, and dance in your seat! Off campus guests 13+ must provide proof of vaccination and booster upon arrival. Masks are mandatory indoors. Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Agnes Scott College, Presser Hall, 141 East College Avenue, Decatur 30030.
  2. Reminder of that the Interfaith Children’s Movement, The Temple, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church are sponsoring “100 Men Against Sex Trafficking” Wednesday evening, May 4.  The aim is a truly multi-faith campaign to encourage men to speak up (through advocacy organizations) and to help survivors (through service-providing organizations). Click here to register.
  3. 2022 is the Year for Children's Mental Health in Georgia. Join at this year's Children's Mental Health Day at the Capitol (virtual edition) on May 5 from 10 a.m. – Noon. REGISTER HERE
  4. Join Atlantic Institute for Interfaith National Day of Prayer, May 5, 3:30 p.m. Click Here to Watch Times are troubling, division and violence at home, war and armed conflict abroad. All in a time of unprecedented technical advancement and material wealth. We are invited to turn to the Creator with humility and solidarity.
  5. Church Women United Friendship Day is May 6! Church Women United in Atlanta presents “It’s Up to You in 2022, May 6, 7 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Toni Belin Ingram, Presiding Elder, AME Church, Augusta District. Register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/
  6. First Fridays at First is back live in The Commons at First Congregational Church, 125 Ellis Street, Atlanta 30303. General admission cost is $20.  Tickets are now on-line. Don’t miss The Ambassadors, the freshest new jazz group in the Southeast, in concert, May 6, 6-9 p.m. For more information, tables, or student tickets, contact First Church at (404)659-6255 and ask for the church administrator during regular office hours or email firstfriday@firstchurchatl.org.  
  7. The gardeners and artists at the Friendship Center have lovely gift ideas for your Mother's Day shopping: beautiful flowers, whimsical containers, perennials, vegetables, even trees for her garden; paintings, needle art, jewelry, stained glass mosaics. And for your Mother's Day celebration, an array of delicious home baked goods. May 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Holy Comforter, 737 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta 30316. 404-627-6510
  8. Ashley Wilcox, a Quaker minister, is the featured preacher May 8 on “Day 1,” the internationally broadcast radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. Hear it in the Atlanta area on WSB 95.5 and 750 AM Sundays at 7:05 a.m. For more information, check the Day1.org
  9. Organist Janet Yiehl will perform at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta 30305, in person and livestreamed on the Cathedral website, Sunday, May 8, at 3:15 p.m. Yieh is associate organist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street. A graduate of Juilliard and Yale, she has performed all over North America and East Asia. Following the recital, the Cathedral offers a service of Choral Evensong at 4:00, sung this week by the Cathedral Schola.
  10. Sharing Stories of Baptismal Living explores the extraordinary ways ordinary people have answered God’s call. Bexley-Seabury Seminary offers inspiration and support to all who seek to live lives reflective of their baptismal promises. Learn more or register for May 9, 2021 Roger Hutchison. Find previous programs at Pathways for Baptismal Living archive on Vimeo.
  11. Are you interested in helping out at Respite Care Atlanta, a volunteer-staffed a day program offering meaningful activities and companionship for people with dementia? There will be a volunteer information session, next Monday, May 9, 10 -11 a.m., at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. Email jbrann@spdl.org if you would like to find out more.
  12. Good Trouble" Race to Democracy. Sign up for conversation, insights and action at Real Talk Tuesdays from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, May 10, 17 & 24. Find out more at https://bit.ly/39aFZUO
  13. “Our Children, Teens, and the Mental Health Crisis’” a leadership forum from Pathways to Promise. Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund in conversation about the mental health crisis and her book, Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness with Children and Teens. This webinar will highlight opportunities faith communities have to provide lifesaving support to youth and families.  Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 – 11:30 Central Time. ‌ ‌ ‌ Register HERE ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
  14. Atlanta Children’s Shelter Women's Giving Luncheon is May 11. Register for this free event where you can hear personal testimonials from the Achievers and Legacy Honorees and learn more about their journey out of homelessness to self-sufficiency with the assistance of the Atlanta Children's Shelter.  The shelter's mission is to break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency and providing quality early childhood education. Since 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter has cared for nearly 8,000 children and helped guide more than 5,000 formerly homeless families to self-sufficiency. For more information, visit www.acsatl.org. ACS Women's Giving Luncheon 2022 by ACS Women's Giving Luncheon 202...
  15. “Women in Mission” is an online Global Mission Conference, May 12-14. Registration is ongoing for the conference. Sign up to join with people around the world to celebrate and reflect on the vital role of women’s participation in God’s mission .Sponsored by the Global Episcopal Mission Network, the conference will meet for 3 hours via Zoom on each of the 3 days, 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Spanish-language translation will be available. Visit the conference page herefor more information or register here. The conference is free and open to the public; donations are encouraged. Conference speakers will highlight the history of women in mission, Mothers Union work in Africa, women missionaries’ work today, and Anglican women’s work at the U.N. Workshops will feature the mission work of women in Mozambique, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, India, and Korea. The work of religious orders, Episcopal Relief & Development, Five Talents and the United Thank Offering will be featured.

 

  1. Bach’s Lunch at First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309, Friday, May 13, 12 – 1 p.m. Co-presented with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. The American String Quartet is joined by ECMSA Artistic Director William Ransom for one of the Crown Jewels of the chamber repertoire Dvorak Piano Quintet.

 

  1. Science and Religion Retreat at Ignatius House in Sandy Springs, May 13-May 15.

Professor John Cressler will unpack the fascinating, evolving dialogue between science, religion and spirituality. Learn More

 

  1. Choral Evensong Sunday May 15, 5 p.m. , with the choirs of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, at St. Luke’s, 435 Peachtree Street Ne, Atlanta 30308.

 

  1. You are invited to join Equitable Dinners in collaboration with the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition May 15 at 5 p.m. for Stories from the Soil sharing the lives of documented victims of racial terror in Fulton County between 1877-1950. The evening opens with an original play specially written for the evening by Gerard Eglitis. Guests from all over the country have a chance to reflect in small groups on what they’ve heard and come up with ideas to take action and create change where they live. Register here for this free event.

 

  1. Save the date for the Festival Singers of Atlanta in a concert titled “Americana,” Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, 30305. More later . . .

 

  1. Pray for Tucker partner churches include First Baptist Church of Tucker, Tucker Presbyterian Church, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Atlanta Reformation Fellowship, and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Pray for Tucker’s vision is to help fulfill Jesus’ commandment in Matthew 22:39 to “love your neighbor.” Email info@prayfortucker.org if you have any questions, you would like to talk about being a neighborhood prayer host, or you would like your church to consider being involved in this partnership.

 

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