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"Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt," on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University through December 1, explores how allegorical devotional prints helped viewers know and understand God’s truth in the 16th and 17th centuries. carlos.emory.edu

Pitts Theology Library’s exhibition A Book More Precious than Gold: Reading the Printed Book Alongside Its Previous Owners and Readers is now open and will run until Nov. 30.

Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, will host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Read more here

The Center for Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, features the textile art of Montgomery artist Joanne Staley. “Biblical Weavings” through November 13. For more information about the exhibit, call 404-687-4577 or e-mail lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu.

A support group for caretakers of loved ones with dementia meets every third Thursday at 1:45 p.m. at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305.  

The Hour of Power, led by Pastor Avis Williams, continues to meet each Monday morning, 11:45 a.m. at Greensboro United Methodist Church, 206 W Broad St, downtown Greensboro.

Wellsprings Worship Circle, second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 W. Howard Street, Decatur. 

Centering Prayer retreats are the heart of St. Mary's Sewanee.The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life. Advent Centering Prayer Weekend: December 13-15, 2019 ǀ Eight-Day Silent Retreat: January 5-12, 2020.

Creative Connections, third Saturdays of the month 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., work on crafting projects together. Bring your own project or join a project. Coffee is provided. . Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Ave NE.

The Filling Station is a group for people living with chronic illness that meets at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Grant Park monthly.  Email fillingstations@gmail.com for the schedule and answers to any questions you have.

Community Events

Oct. 30- Nov. 18. 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, Oct. 30 – Nov. 18. The Festival features 45+ authors and offers a range of events, including meet-and-greets, book signings, a community read, panel discussions, and much more. Headlining authors include Henry Winkler, Candace Bushnell, Preet Bharara, Jodi Kantor, Bari Weiss, Amb. Nikki R. Haley, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton. MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody. Some events are free. For tickets, call the Box Office at (678)812-4005, or visit www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival


Nov. 4-9. Orchard has again set aside a week of prayer with a number of different prayer events. This week of prayer is Nov. 4-9. You are invited to as many of these events as you can attend. The events are free but please do register online for the Monday and Wednesday events.
• Monday Nov. 4, 11:45 a.m. Lunch and Prayer Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Register here.
• Monday Nov. 4 -7 p.m., Prayer Night on Buford Highway, Trinity Anglican Church Northside Register here.
• Wednesday Nov. 6- PAWKids Prayer Breakfast-7 a.m., PAWKids, 1643 Hollowell Parkway 30318, Register here.
• Friday Nov. 8, Men’s Prayer, 7:30 a.m., The Lodge Coffee Shop, 3417 Roswell Road in Buckhead. No registration required.


Nov. 7. Join the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and American Jewish Committee Atlanta for “Repairing the World: Finding Harmony in our World,” Thursday, Nov. 7, reception at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m., Temple Sinai Atlanta. The evening will center around table conversations about how we can promote harmony in our communities. The program will feature the Georgia Tech Catholic Choir, actress Pamela Alexander, Consul General of Israel Anat Sultan-Dadon, and interfaith trailblazers Brendan Murphy and Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser. For more information, contact Julie Katz at katzj@ajc.org


Nov. 8. Georgia Wand 35th Anniversary, Nov. 8, 12-2 p.m. at 103 West, Atlanta 30305, with National WAND founder Dr. Helen Caldicott and Mother’s Day Peace Awards. For more information, please send an email to Lindsay Harper at Lindsay@GeorgiaWAND.org or call (404) 919-4862.


Nov. 8. Folk & Fundraising in the Park for Georgia Cares, Friday, Nov. 8, 6:00 p.m., Blackburn Park Pavilion, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, a night of fall festivities at Blackburn Park in Brookhaven where two indie folk/rock bands, Scuttlebuggs and Tabibito, will share their music to benefit the work of Georgia Cares! The event is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 for individuals, $20 for families is encouraged. Head over to the park after a long week, bring the family and some grub, relax, and enjoy some sweet tunes while giving back to work with survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking.


Nov. 8. ThunderGypsy will be special musical guest at Rockin’ For Our Veterans. Tickets are just $15 and all proceeds support Alchemy Sky's music therapy programs for Georgia Veterans. This year the event is at Irby's Tavern in Buckhead, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. Get Your Tickets To Rockin' For Our Veterans


Nov. 9. Annual Veterans Day events are Saturday, Nov. 9, in Centennial Park District in Downtown Atlanta - Parade, Festival at Pemberton Place, and Freedom Ball! Bring your chairs to line the streets and watch the Opening Ceremony and the Veterans Day Parade at 10:45 a.m. in front of the World of Coca Cola. Bring a picnic, sit on a blanket or chair at the open green space of Pemberton Place to enjoy the music of the 116thArmy Band after the parade. Parade and festival are free and open to the public. This year's celebration honors the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day. These annual events showcase our patriotic spirit and our community’s gratitude to our veterans and active duty military for their service. Visit www.GeorgiaVeteransDay.org ;


Nov. 9. One of the last great outdoor events before the holidays, Sat., Nov. 9. Run for Justice benefits the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Beautiful 5K course beginning and ending at One Step at A Time in Decatur; 5k walk, great for families and children. Jogging strollers, kids, and pets are welcome! Register and learn more here.


Nov. 9-10. Unity Atlanta Fall Faith Series -- Nov. 9-10. The church welcomes Rev. Paulette Pipe of Touching the Stillness Ministries. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 - 4:30, mindful meditation practices designed to rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit, a soul-quenching time of fun and spiritual exploration with Rev. Pipe, who shows that prayer and meditation can be lively and engaging. Cost is $50; register by calling (770)441-0585 or emailing pam@unityatl.org. Pipe will speak at both Sunday services, 8:45 and 11 a.m. She will share her insights on stillness, meditation, and peace of mind. Pipe is a meditation teacher, radio host, retreat facilitator, and ordained minister. Unity Atlanta is located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Peachtree Corners. For more information, visit unityatl.org.


Nov. 10. Chris Edmonds, co-author with Douglas Century of “No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today,” will be at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody 30388, for a talk and book signing Sunday, Nov. 10, at 12 noon. Edmonds, senior pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Maryville, Tenn., always considered his dad a hero. But he never realized his dad was a hero in the truest sense of the word. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge, he became the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a Nazi POW camp where his courageous actions saved the lives of nearly 1,300 infantrymen under his command and Jewish prisoners. Ticket information.


Nov. 10. FAMA Interfaith Friendsgiving. Join friends and a panel of local experts to explore “The Ethics of Eating,” Sunday, Nov. 10, 4:00—6:00 p.m. Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta 30318. All are invited for specialty bites compliments of local chefs, music & Inspiration from our communities of faith, table conversations, and a whole lot of friendship. $10 Students, $15 Adults, $25 Families + 1 nonperishable food Item for the ACFB. Limited seating—get your ticket.

Nov. 10. You are invited to Powder Springs United Methodist Church for a screening of “Owned, a documentary on housing in America,” Sunday, Nov. 10, 5 – 7:30 p.m., Powder Springs First United Methodist Church, 4329 Marietta St, Powder Springs 30127.

Nov. 11. Join Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel for lunch and an in-depth presentation and discussion with Combatants for Peace, an egalitarian, binational, grass-roots movement committed to nonviolent action against all forms of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The Israeli speaker for this event is Tuly Flint, the General Coordinator of Combatants for Peace in Israel. The Palestinian speaker is Sulaiman Khatib, who helped found Combatants for Peace. November 11, lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., talks begin at 1:00, Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur 30030. Ellis Room, next to dining hall, Richards Center. Park on Kirk Road. If coming for lunch, arrive at 12:15 to avoid the long lines. For lunch reservation, R.s.v.p. to sarah.h.humphrey@gmail.com.

Nov. 11-14. Join the Aquinas Center at Emory's Candler School of Theology for a week of events on environmental awareness from a Catholic perspective, focusing on the ways we can care for our common home.Register for the events here.
Monday, Nov. 11, Sustainability Festival - Free Food! 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., CST plaza (outside Candler 3rd floor)
Tuesday, Nov. 12, Lecture by Dr. Susan Varlamoff, "The Journey of a Catholic Environmentalist: Public Health and Laudato Si," 7:30-9:00 p.m., Candler 252
Wednesday, Nov. 13, Lecture by Dr. Candace Timpte, "Water, Waste, and Plastic: The Big Three," 1:00-3:00 p.m., CST 360
Thursday, Nov. 14, Community Sustainability Forum, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Candler 252. Panelists include Kat Doyle.

Nov. 11. Join Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Emory Students for Justice in Palestine for a dynamic presentation and discussion with Combatants for Peace, Nov. 11, 7 - 9 p.m., Emory University. The movement was formed in 2006 by Palestinians and Israelis who had taken an active role in the cycle of violence and decided to work together to promote a peaceful solution through nonviolent action. It has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Speakers are Tuly Flint, the General Coordinator of Combatants for Peace in Israel, and Sulaiman Khatib, who helped to found Combatants for Peace after spending over ten years in Israeli prisons for assaulting an Israeli soldier. White Hall 208, Emory University, 301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta 30307.

Nov. 12. The Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s presents a workshop on Divorce Mediation, St. Luke’s “Hamilton Room” Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11:30 -1:00, presented by Ginny Kingston, Psy.D. The presenter will share information regarding options related to the divorce process while focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of mediation, which circumstances are appropriate for mediation, and the process of mediation from start to finish. Issues relating to child custody will be discussed. $15 for attendance and lunch, or $5 without lunch suggested donation towards the mission fund for counseling services. Everyone is welcome to attend. To register for this event, please contact info@taccatstlukes.com or call (404)876-6266 Ext. 2003.


Nov. 12. Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society and The Temple in concert present “Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank,” Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309. 7:06 p.m., free admission, Kayla Harriott, soprano; James Whitbourn, composer; Curtis Everett Powell, conductor.

Nov. 12. Friday, November 15, 8:00 p.m. Join Concerts @ First for a Silent Movie Concert featuring Charlie Chaplin's film "The Kid" with live accompaniment by organist Peter Krasinski who specializes in accompanying silent movies. Also featuring the overture from "Candide" and a short film "The Rink". Admission and parking are free. Great event for the whole family! Read more about Peter Krasinski. Co-sponsored event with the Atlanta chapter of The American Guild of Organists. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St. Atlanta 30309. Free admission and parking, Lanier Lot, 1337 Peachtree St.

Nov. 13. Restorative Justice Advocacy meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 West Howard Ave, Decatur 30030, 1/2 mile east of East Lake MARTA station). Albert Fields will lead a discussion of a possible Restorative Justice Solution to the killing of Bothan Jean in Dallas, Tex. Restorative Justice is an approach for responding to harm and conflict in a community that works to heal what is broken, respect the value and experiences of all involved, recognize the importance of relationships, and bring about accountability.

Nov. 13. “Just Housing: The Racial Politics of Housing in Atlanta,” November 13, 7-8 p.m., Natalie McLaughlin and Alison Johnson of Housing Justice League on the racial politics of housing in Atlanta and how Atlanta’s housing history can be understood within a broader history of race and capitalism. They will also discuss the ongoing work of the group and what organizing for housing justice can look like. Presentation will be followed by a group discussion. Phillip Rush Center Annex, 328 Mell Ave., Suite B, Atlanta 30307. More and registration.


Nov. 14. Priority Male Empowerment Symposium presented by the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta for nonprofit organizations serving young men of color who are seek training, employment, mentoring, or related resources. Thursday, Nov.14, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. This is a free event but registration is required. Call (404) 935-5859 for more information.
Nov. 17. Men’s Day 2019 at Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Church, 3858 Bakers Ferry Road, Atlanta 30331, Sunday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m., with Dr. Clifton E. Dawkins of True Worship Christian Fellowship Church.

Nov. 14.  2019 Legislative Forum "Faith-Based Civil Discourse: Bridging the Divide in 2020." Join Presbyterians for a Better Georgia in a discussion with state legislators about public policy, learn about issues central to this year's legislative session and how to be equipped for the 2020 election cycle. The 2019 Legislative Forum is free and refreshments will be served. Nov. 14, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m. This event is free and open to all. You do not need to be a member of Presbyterians for a Better Georgia or affiliated with a PCUSA congregation to attend. Park in the rear lot and adjacent streets. Refreshments will be served! Register and invite a friend! Register here.

Nov. 15, 16. The Little Dream that Doesn’t Seem to Mean Anything and The World Dream with Tess Castleman, Friday, Nov. 15 and 16 at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs 30328. Friday at 7:30 p.m. is the Little Dream, Members; $20; non-members; $25; students $10. Saturday Workshop is The World Dream 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CEUs available. Members $60; Non-members $70; Students; $50; CEUs $25. For more information go to jungatlanta.com.

Nov. 15, 16. Two opportunities to hear a vital dialogue between an Orthodox Israeli settler and a Palestinian activist. A Painful Hope: A Rabbi and a Palestinian Talk Peace, these are free events; R.s.v.p. is requested. Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 LaVista Rd NE, Atlanta 30329,R.s.v.p. here. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at Gesher L’Torah, 4320 Kimball Bridge Rd, Alpharetta 30022, R.s.v.p here

Nov. 15-6. Bestselling author Wm. Paul Young, author of “The Shack,” “Eve,” and “Lies We Believe About God,” will deliver a public lecture Fri., Nov. 15 in All Saints' Chapel at the University of the South and lead an all-day workshop Sat., Nov. 16. This gathering will be a conversation about the nature of God in an increasingly secularized world. The lecture is open to the public. Please register to ensure a seat; a “love offering” will be collected to support the event.

Nov. 17. The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, senior pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, is the featured preacher Nov. 17 on “Day 1.” Hollingsworth’s sermon for Nov. 17, is drawn from Luke 21:5-19 in which Jesus warns of terrifying events to come and persecution for his followers. He says, “Jesus needs a new director of communications.” For more information, this sermon, and many video, text, and audio resources for clergy and lay people, check the program’s new website Day1.org.

Nov. 17. You and yours are invited to join Unity Fellowship Church Greater Atlanta, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and First Christian Church of Decatur for a shared worship service dedicated to honoring, remembering, and celebrating the transgender community, those who have passed away, and the love God has for each and all of us, just as we are. Here All Means All. Sunday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of First Christian Church of Decatur, 601 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030. Jennifer Hasler, Ph.D. will preach.

Nov. 17. The Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus Fall Concert is Sunday, November 17, 5 – 8 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 306 Peyton Rd SW, Atlanta, 30311.

Nov. 18. The launch of Atlanta’s Community of Conscience, Monday, November 18, 6:15 p.m. Hor d’oeuvres; 7:30 Program; 8:30 Dessert Reception, Intercontinental Buckhead. You are invited to take part in the historic launch of Atlanta’s Community of Conscience part of a national initiative that brings together leaders from different backgrounds to make a statement against the division in today’s society and discuss proactive ways to address it. Featuring David Harris, CEO, AJC; the Rev. Joanna Adams, Pastor Emerita, Morningside Presbyterian Church; Monica Kaufman Pearson, Host, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Doug Shipman, CEO, Woodruff Arts Center.

Nov. 18-19. You are invited to the 9th Annual GSHA Supportive Housing Conference, Monday, Nov. 18, - Tuesday, Nov. 19, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta 30303. Learn about the Second Chance for Justice Advocacy, the HomeFirst program, new methods to navigate rural resources, housing "outside of the box", meet staff at State Agencies, panels to enrich your work - and more! Click here for Information and registration. 

Nov. 20. “Come to Me" - A Day of Reflection for those who are grieving, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta 30328. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to come and rest for a while. Give yourself the space to connect your experience of grief with the gentleness of God’s love for you. The day hopes to provide you with the opportunity to compassionately work through your grief in the light of God’s grace. Cost $65, includes breakfast and lunch. Register here.


Nov. 21. The World Methodist Council welcomes everyone to an evening honoring the Rev. Dr. James T. Laney, recipient of the 2019 World Methodist Peace Award, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Sanctuary, 458 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta 30308. Since 1977, the council, representing 80 million Methodist globally, honors individuals who contribute to peace, reconciliation, and justice. Laney will be recognized for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of the people of Korea, A reception will follow. If you have accessibility requests related to parking, or for any general questions about the event, please contact Glenn Kellum at gkellum@umcmission.org. Please register here.

Nov. 21. “Are We Our Brothers’ Keepers?: 14th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Rd, Marietta 30062 Participating faiths include Baha’I, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Judaism, Muslim, Sihkism, Unitarian Universalist.


Nov. 21. An opportunity to sing with the combined choirs for the 14th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. This dynamic evening is filled with humor, music, and inspiration— celebrating both unity and diversity. Any singer may join! All skill sets welcome! Just show up for three fun rehearsals. Details are here on our website

Nov. 21. Atlantic Institute invites you to Early Thanksgiving Dinner featuring George Rishfeld, a Holocaust survivor, who will talk about his memories of the tragic time period during WWII. He was born in Warsaw, Poland. As an infant he was thrown over the barbed-wire fence of the Vilma Ghetto into the waiting arms of Halinka, the daughter of a man who worked for George’s father. Risking their own lives, they hid George for the remainder of the war taking him out into the community and to church as if he were their own. Click to R.s.v.p. Istanbul Cultural Center, 591 N Main St Suite 100, Alpharetta 30009, Thursday, November 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Nov. 24. Guest choir at North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Established in 1946, the Aeolians of Oakwood University present choral music repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century. In 2019, they became the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities choir to be selected from blind auditions to perform at the National American Choral Directors Association Conference. North Avenue is delighted to host the Aeolians choir Sunday, Nov. 24 at 11:15 a.m.

Nov. 24. Advent Choir annual Thanksgiving Concert, Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m., an evening of song and praise at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30311. If you have questions call the church office at (404) 691-5770.

Jan. 21-24. The Rooted in Jesus 2020 Conference will be on January 21-24 in Atlanta. The core purpose of this gathering is discipleship. The conference is presented by the Episcopal Church Foundation, in partnership with Forma, Forward Movement, The Diocese of Atlanta, and others. The conference features the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church the Most Rev. Michael Curry and the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President, of Repairers of the Breach as speakers.www.rootedinjesus.church

Jan 30-Feb. 1. Engaging Ministry: Practices of Prayer, Worship, and Community a two-part educational-experiential series for clergy and laypeople, explores two aspects of congregational vitality: cultivating practices that invite Christ’s indwelling presence in both ordained leaders and in communities, and processes for creating dynamic and transformative worship that stirs the senses and opens the heart. Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Beecken Center at Sewanee and there is an early bird discount. Find all information and registration details here.

Jan. 30-Feb 1. The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching, at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids. Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers for fellowship, worship, and learning together. More information here.

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