Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 31, 2021

Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 

Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 31, 2001

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

We continue to list places where COVID-19 vaccines are given free. CAC, Wednesday,  June 2, 1-6 p.m., 8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Enter by the thrift shop door on the left side of the building. The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered. Open to the public. No appointment, no insurance, no ID needed.

COVID vaccines and testing available at Chapn, 1707 North Blairs Bridge Road in Austell. Call to schedule an appointment (404) 793-3806 or go online at

  1. The Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, professor of Biblical preaching, vice president for academic affairs, and academic dean at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, is the preacher June 6 on “Day 1.” Her sermon is based on 1 Samuel 8.  “Who is our Samuel today, turning our attention to focus on God?” Hear Day1 in Atlanta on WSB News 95.5 and 750 AM Sundays at 7:05 a.m.  For more information and many resources visit  
  2. The Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Peace now continue on a monthly schedule. Please join us Monday, June 7 at 6 p.m. Leadership will rotate among the interfaith community. The Atlanta Baha'i Community will host in June, led by Imara Canady. Join us for a powerful litany of interfaith prayers on Monday, June 7 from 6-6:45 p.m. Zoom Link for Vigil
  3. Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference, hosted by Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen and sponsored by the Road Home Program, is June 8-10. Warfare, violent uprisings, COVID-19, and social justice issues have wreaked havoc on people’s souls and emotional health. It is chaplains and faith leaders who are standing in the gap and treating these people. To find out more and register, email or contact Dr. Daniel Roberts at
  4. All Saints' Al Fresco with Atlanta Celli, Wednesday, June 9, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard. Do you work downtown or in midtown? This free lunchtime concert is for you. Hear this group of four classically-trained cellists and expect fun mashups from Adele to Beethoven to Ozzy Osborne and more! Families and kids of all ages welcome. Bring your own lunch or enjoy pre-prepared lunch from NaanStop available for $10 at the entrance to the courtyard (with a vegetarian option). Sign up to attend >>
  5. Atlanta 26th Summer Organ Festival opens Wednesday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m., at The Cathedral of Christ the King with Michael Hey of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY. Find more at Atlanta Summer Organ Festival: Michael Hey - AGO Atlanta
  6. Youth Mental Health First Aid is important for any one who meets the general public in a school, church, or ministry setting. Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorder in youth. This 7-hour training gives adults the skills they need to provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) and help connect them to the appropriate care. Friday, June 10, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register here.
  7. The Alliance for Christian Media, producers of the Day1, hosts a virtual event June 10, at 7:00 p.m. with noted panelists focusing on Dr. C. T. Vivian’s memoir It's in the Action: Memoirs of a Non-Violent Warrior, released in March. The lively conversation will feature the books’ co-author Steve Fiffer, who worked with C.T. Vivian in the last year of his life to create the book. Participating will be his son Al Vivian, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Dr. Bernice King, Webinar Registration - Zoom
  8. Register for the 2021 Senior Hunger Summit and Aging and Disability Resource Connection Summit now. Both summits will be virtual and free of charge.  For the Senior Hunger Summit, June 15, click here. To learn more, visit Senior Hunger website. For the ADRC Summit, June 16-18, click here. To learn more, visit website. If you have questions, contact or
  9. Kindle & Connect, an interfaith gathering of women leaders, is Wednesday, June 16, Pacific Daylight Time. Find out more about this reasonably priced daylong conference at
  10. In honor of Juneteenth, June 19, and Father's Day, Ebenezer Baptist Church is hosting a Bail Out Day to help dozens of fathers return home to celebrate Father's Day with their children and families. Click here to donate (you may have to scroll down to choose "Bailout Project" to donate to this fund). historicebenezer/ebenezer-baptist-church-/donate/category
  11. Sunday, June 20, is World Refugee Day. The Archdiocese of Atlanta will offer a virtual prayer service that will be posted on Livestream and Facebook. Though intended for Catholic parishes, Justice for Immigrants' World Refugee Day Toolkit contains beautiful prayers, advocacy tips, and community engagement suggestions that are right for any congregation,
  12. At Peacebuilders Campyouth ages 11 to 15 spend a week together learning how to work toward peace and justice. Campers enjoy farm life, play games and sports, go on field trips, learn about human rights, make new friends, and explore the stories of peacemakers past and present. This summer, Peacebuilders Camp is offering three one-week day/evening camps in three locations: Americus, Atlanta, and Comer. Each week will be full of learning, laughter, and service for youth who want to make a difference in their communities and in the world. If you are interested or have questions contact Sign up for Atlanta Evening Camp July 5- 9.   
  13. Together 2021 -- 22nd World Baptist Congress, The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world. Baptist World Congress – Together 2021 ( July 7-10.
  14. Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity—one with love and justice at the core of its practice? The Rev. Jacqui Lewis animates a renewed faith for our times in her new podcast Love. Period. In conversation with artists, activists, and faith leaders, such as actor Titus Burgess, Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Rev. William Barber, V Ensler, Lewis reveals the transformative potential—and urgent need—for radical love in our times. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or at Love. Period. Archives — Center for Action and Contemplation (
  15. The mission of the Center for Lifelong Learning is to equip church professionals and laypeople to be forerunners in discipleship. You might find a course or program that sparks your imagination or adds to your skillset. Upcoming opportunities include Christian Education in the Smaller Church, online, 08/30 - 10/02. In this course participants will explore the realities, challenges, and joys of providing Christian education in the smaller church. Continuing Education | The Center for Lifelong Learning | Atlanta, ...
  16.  Great news from Loving Through Dementia, the dementia ministry at Due West United Methodist Church, “Dementia Conversations: With Those Who Live With Dementia and Those Who Love Them Through It” is available at
  17. “Turning to the Mystics” from Center for Action and Contemplation is a podcast for people searching for something meaningful, intimate, and richly present in the divine gift of their lives. James Finley, clinical psychologist and Living School faculty, offers a modern take on the historical contemplative practices of Christian mystics like Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. See Turning to The Mystics Archives — Center for Action and Contemplati....
  18. Faith+Lead at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., Faith+Lead - Luther Seminary Grounded in radical trust that the Holy Spirit is moving in the midst of change, Faith+Lead connects you to the resources, experiments, and communities exploring how to innovate faithfully in the 21st century.
  19. Because kids still need to eat, learn, and stay safe when school’s out, offers a lot of free material and information to help.
  20. Pitts Theology Library recently added to its collection of rare books and archives with the acquisition of a bill of sale recording the 1831 purchase of an enslaved person by a Methodist minister. Read about how records like these illuminate the harsh realities of the slave trade in America on the Pitts Librarians' Blog. The Pitts Theology Library Reference Librarians' Blog | New Acquisi...
  21. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an alarming surge in antisemitic attacks. We share an op-ed from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution giving us three things we can do: further our education; contact elected officials, and be outraged, use our voices to denounce these attacks. You might take a moment to familiarize yourself with AJC's Translate Hate, a resource guide that empowers you to identify, expose, and report antisemitism.
  22. Through our interest in the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration held annually in Marietta we found out about a group of Atlanta business leaders who are passionate about their religion and want the churches, as well as temples and mosques, to flourish because they know how critical religious organizations are to a strong, thriving community. Because there’s never enough money to provide all of the services and support you want to offer, the group will provide consulting and advisory services to help control or lower operating costs at no cost to your congregation.  Your congregations can get a second opinion about getting the right price for the right level of service for business services that include IT, insurance, accounting, events, payroll, communications, printing, security, and more. We invite you to read more at Help your congregation flourish - Regional Council of Churches of A...


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