Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 30, 2022

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

  1. Antioch Bible College announces summer programs. Visit ABBCIS.com for more.

 

  1. A reminder that you must register by tomorrow, June 1, for the Houses of Worship Security Briefing, June 23, 1-4 p.m., at the Carter Center. Offered by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia, and the Anti-Defamation League, for faith leaders and those involved with security at houses of worship. Contact Shila Hawk for more information (404) 581-6051 or shila.hawk@usdoj.gov

 

  1. Weekly Midday Respite Interfaith Contemplation at noon welcomes the Rev. Nicole Lambelet, Church of the Epiphany, Passcode: 060135
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  2. Join First Congregational Church online this Wednesday, June 1 at noon for the Monthly Midweek Musical Meditation featuring organist, Trey Clegg. If you've missed any previous performances, you can see them anytime on www.youtube.com/user/firstchurchatl. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/firstchurchatl

 

  1. Atlanta Summer Organ Festival kicks off Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 – 9 p.m., with Daryl Robinson and pieces from Bach to George Baker, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta 30305. Tickets are $15.  Winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance, Robinson has since maintained an active career as a recitalist, collaborative artist, church musician, and educator.  

 

  1. Myrna Clayton is featured at First Friday at First, June 3, 6-9 p.m. Come hear this Atlanta favorite and for  food, fun & fellowship at The Commons, First Congregational Church, 125 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta 30303. $20 general admission.

 

  1. Seedtime and Harvest June Plant, Art, and Bake Sale, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There will be pollinator plants, beautiful containers, perennials for sun and shade, and tomato, pepper and basil plants to stretch your food garden production. Come visit our gardens, do an art project, and snack on delicious baked goods. The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Church, 737 Woodland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.

 

  1. The Rev. Joe Evans, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga., is the featured preacher June 5, the Day of Pentecost, on “Day 1.” Evans says, “As a white, southern, college-educated Presbyterian, speaking in tongues is not in the repertoire. However, speaking in tongues is neither foreign to scripture nor to the Christian tradition, so today we celebrate it a little bit. For 77 years “Day1” has broadcast outstanding preachers to radio stations across America and overseas. For more information and many resources see http://day1.org. Hear it in Atlanta on WSB 95.5 and 750 AM Sundays at 7:05 a.m.

 

  1. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The Temple will host Wear Orange, a chance to learn more about gun culture so we can help prevent more tragedies, Sunday, June 5, 11:15 a.m. with WABE’s Pulitzer Prize winning podcaster, Lisa Hagen. This Lunch ‘N Learn will be held in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Budd Hall, 435 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, 30305.  All are invited to attend, but please RSVP  here so adequate lunches are available.  The event will also be live streamed and a link will be sent to registrants.

 

  1. “Fully Alive: From Surviving to Thriving,” Sunday, June 5, 2-5 p.m., North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur 30033, guided by Kimberly Broerman, spiritual director, Deep Waters Center. In this seasonal Sacred Pause retreat, on the celebration of Pentecost, gather to reflect on what it means to be empowered by God’s Spirit to live fully alive, to shed the old and welcome the new so that we can be part of the new thing God is doing. Cost is $35 (FREE for Flow Subscribers) Space is limited; sign up by June 1.  To register contact Kimberly at kgbroerman@yahoo.com or (404)275-3328.  

 

  1. Congregations with health ministries will be interest in the Georgia Diabetes Coalition “Diabetes Awareness, Lunch & Learn,” Monday, June 6, 12-1 p.m. This is a virtual gathering to discuss diabetes and its related conditions, nutrition, exercise, Medicare questions and more. Get more info here.

 

  1. The nation is reeling right now from a string of gun violence. On June 7, 14, and 21, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary will host a colloquy series to help paricipants process recent events and their threat to American democracy. The series, entitled Good Trouble: Race to Democracy,will be facilitated by Dr. Kerry Brown-Mitchell and Dr. Charlene Sinclair, experts in the areas of advocacy and organizing. You will not want to miss this! Register at https://www.jcsts.org/good-trouble-series

 

  1. Respite Care Atlanta, offering meaningful activities and fellowship for adults living with mild-to-moderate dementia, is seeking volunteers for its weekly program. Tasks range from simple things such as greeting or serving lunch to more involved companionship for members. Contact Jane Brann at: info@respitecareatlanta.orgto reserve your spot in an information session, Monday, June 13, 10 a.m., Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church.

 

  1. Shallowford Presbyterian Church offers a weekly support group for families and friends who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This support group provides guidance, solace, and fellowship to caregivers, Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (via Zoom). To sign up or express interest, email Robby Carroll at rcarroll@shallowford.org.

 

  1. The JCSTS Drum Major for Justice Juneteenth Cohortregistration is open until June 12.The 5-month certificate program explores the common roots of racial oppression and resistance movements in order to mobilize churches and communities to pursue racial justice and societal transformation. It equips pastors, lay people, activists, and others to find their voice in collaboration and organized action with others. Recent learning partners expressed the sentiment of gratitude for "this safe, sacred space to be transparent as a DMFJ walking in the way of Jesus." The weekly programs are June 17-November 11, 2022 at noon. Scholarships are available. Learn more and register here

 

  1. Tackle the Shackles Prison Reentry virtual network event with keynote speaker Pastor Terry Woodard Sr., Victory in Christ Ministries, Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m. Please Note: If you are a Resource Provider make sure you register your information and you will get a confirmation email. If you are interested in presenting please email for farther instructions. Get more information

 

  1. The Rev. Callie Swanlund and Dr. Westina Matthews will serve as retreat leaders for Kanuga Christian Formation, to be held in person June 13-16, 2022. The retreat’s theme is “Such a Time as This” (Esther 4:14). Workshops will be built around the three key areas: Renewal of Mind, Renewal of Body, and Renewal of Spirit. This is near Henderson, N.C. Registration is now open here..

 

  1. Powerful Tools for Caregivers” from Wellstar Health System is a six-week Zoom series designed to help caregivers learn to take better care of themselves. Starts June 15. Register by tomorrow, Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. To register visit https://hipaa.jotform.com/221115555315144

 

  1. Starve Wars is back on June 17. Find out more and register at Starve Wars: The Rebellion Rises.

 

  1. The Interfaith Children’s Movement Youth Advocacy Internship Program will begin June 25. Youth ages 13-18 are encouraged to register and become empowered to make this world a better place. Youth Social Justice Advocacy Internship — Interfaith Children's Mo...

 

  1.  Click here for information on all upcoming courses at Columbia Theological Seminary Lifelong Learning. Including retreat for wounded ministers, prayer, and Sabbath this summer.

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