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Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Anniversary Exhibition In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's life and legacy, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights opens a new exhibition, “Down Jericho Road: Martin Luther King Jr. in His Final Year.” The exhibit will feature original sermons, speeches, and correspondence from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection. Location: Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta

July 24, 31, Aug. 7. Starting today, 5-7 p.m., and for the next two Tuesdays, Greater Turner Chapel AME Church will hold a criminal justice reform series. Today the discussion is the connection between Christ and Criminal Justice Reform. Next Tuesday the topic is bail reform. And the final session will be about jury nullification (the principle that one can sit on a jury and vote not-guilty even when the evidence says otherwise). Come to all or just one or two of the sessions. Jackie Newsome, intern at Greater Turner Chapel, attorney, and M. Div. student at Candler, will lead this series and she promises there will be tangible takeaways for how the Church can be a part of the movement to end Mass Incarceration. July 24, 31, and August 7, 5 – 7 p.m., 4650 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331.

August 2. The Roswell United Methodist Church annual Garage Sale is Thursday, Aug. 2, 9-7 p.m. (Early Bird Sale: $10 donation per adult); Friday, Aug. 3: 8-6 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 4: 8-2 p.m. Bring your friends and neighbors to find some incredible deals! Proceeds will benefit RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry. For more information visit rumc.com/garagesale.

Aug. 2. A new choral group, “North Atlanta Voices,” is forming at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church under the leadership of Cheryl Logan and Lucas Tarrant. If you have any interest in joining this group, email cheryllogan@bellsouth.net or tarrant.lucas@gmail.com. A mandatory information session at HECC is scheduled for Thursday evening, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with rehearsals beginning the following week. So that Cheryl and Lucas can compile a list of interested persons email your interest and contact information to info@northatlantavoices.org.

Aug. 3. First Friday at First! Are you ready for another evening of amazing great jazz at an affordable cost? Then mark your calendar and come wind down with delicious food, lots of fun, and great fellowship. August 3, the featured artist will be the amazing saxophonist, Mace Hibbard! Purchase your $15 ticket at the door or in the church office. Spread the word and bring a friend. First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland Street, Atlanta 30303.

Aug. 4-5.Shallowford Presbyterian Church invites the community to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a weekend to honor and recognize those 60 memorable years of worship, fellowship, and faith at Shallowford. Saturday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment and travel through six decades to highlight events, services, activities, and special memories portrayed through skits and songs. Sunday, August 5, at 8:45 and 1 a.m. worship the Rev. Tom Are, Jr., son of Shallowford’s former senior pastor, Rev. Tom Are, will preach. He is a nationally recognized leader in the Presbyterian Church USA, who grew up at Shallowford. At 9:30 a.m., enjoy Celebrating Shallowford,” an informal, interactive program on Shallowford’s past, present, and future led by church members featuring photos, memories. and memorabilia. There will be a reception at 12:30. Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 2375 Shallowford Road, Atlanta 30345, .7 miles east of I-85 in central DeKalb County. Phone: (404) 321-1844.

Aug. 5. The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell, pastor of Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ, in Harwich Port, Mass., is the featured preacher August 5 on “Day 1” heard in the Atlanta area on News 95.5 and 750 AM WSB also accessible online at Day1.org. Her sermon “What Have You Done?” is drawn from 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:10, the story of David and Bathsheba. For more information and many other resources check the program’s website, day1.org.

Aug. 5. Inaugural First Sunday Jazz Showcase and Brunch hosted by First Congregational Church of Atlanta, UCC, Sunday, August 5, 2 – 5 p.m., 105 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta 30303. More information.

Aug. 10. Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Sandy Springs, 6700 Riverside Dr, Atlanta 30328, hosts an Atlanta Prays of Reflection at no charge for prayer, quiet, rest, and worship for church and community leaders land members. Friday, August 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is open here.

Aug 7. The final session in “Christ and Criminal Justice” series at Greater Turner Chapel AME, Aug. 7, will be about jury nullification (the principle that we can sit on a jury and vote not-guilty even when the evidence says otherwise). 5 – 7 p.m., 4650 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331.

Aug. 8. Regular monthly meeting of the End New Jim Crow Action Group Wednesday, August 8, at 7 p.m., Atlanta Friends Meetinghouse. Those interested in restorative or healing justice are especially invited to attend. A working group is forming to promote restorative justice in the area. Plans will be made to show the film, Healing Justice. All formerly incarcerated people and family members of incarcerated people are welcome to bring their concerns. 701 West Howard Ave., Decatur 30030, about 1/2 mile east of East Lake MARTA station.

Aug. 11. The 61 Exchange Conference is back for the women of Atlanta on Saturday, August 11.
This one-day event will have a beautiful time of sharing, community, and faith-building! Click here. to purchase tickets.

Aug. 11. safeTALK suicide alertness training on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Noonday Missionary Baptist Church, Marietta. Free of charge but online registration is required. All information and sign up is here.

Aug. 12. The World Council of Churches invites all  churches to observe a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula on August 12. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation, the prayer is traditionally used each year on the Sunday before 15 August every year. The date celebrated as Liberation Day in both North and South Korea, marks the date in 1945 when Korea won independence from Japan, yet ironically it also was the day when the peninsula was divided into two countries .Read more>>


Aug. 12. Dr. Diana Butler Bass, an independent scholar, speaker, and best-selling author of books on American religion, politics, and culture, is the featured preacher Aug. 12 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org. and on podcast. “Bread Enough for All,” her sermon for Aug. 12, is based on John 6:35, 41-51, verses in which Jesus proclaims himself the bread of life. Hear it in Atlanta Sunday morning at 7:05 a.m. on News 95.5 and 750 AM WSB. For more information, check the program’s website.

Aug. 12. Papphililp Jabang of The Republic of the Gambia in West Africa will present An Introduction to African Theology at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 Lavista Road, Tucker, Sunday, August 5, and Sunday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m. on both days. Jabang, MSC Management from Ashworth College, BA Biblical Studies from All Nations University, Dip. Theology from Maranatha Bible University, is currently pursuing a second degree from Luther Rice University. He is a pastor, missionary, and founder of the Christian Endeavor Youth Unlimited.

Aug. 13. Athens-Atlanta Chefs Collaboration Dinner, Monday, August 13 from 6 – 10 p.m.,
Creature Comforts, 271 W. Hancock Ave., Athens 3060. This is the 3rd annual Athens-Atlanta Chefs Collaboration Dinner to benefit Giving Kitchen hosted by Creature Comforts Brewing Company. Athens chefs meet Atlanta chefs to feature their best dishes. More info.


Aug. 13-15. Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training will be offered this summer at the School of Theology at the University of the South, August 13-15. This curriculum is solely licensed to National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) and was originally developed as a multi-faith training course by New York Disaster Interfaith Services and an editorial board of 19 disaster spiritual care experts in partnership with Episcopal Relief and Development. This three-day training is for clergy, laypersons, professionals, first-responders, and spiritual caregivers of all faiths. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of spiritual care best-practices during disasters. More>>

Aug. 15. HHS Partnership Center webinars on Prevention of Substance Use, August 15, Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations, Wed., 12:00 —1:00 p.m. Chicago’s Jewish Center for Addiction and the Georgia Prevention Project share strategies and youth-led programs they are using to strengthen the resiliency of young people and protect future generations from harm. Register here.

Aug. 18. Talk Saves Lives and AFSP GA 101, Saturday, August 18. Learn more about the Atlanta Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and attend the basic suicide prevention program. All info available here. For questions about this event, contact Stuart Winborne at swinborne@afsp.org, 1961 North Druid Hills NE, Atlanta 30329.

Aug. 18. Business by the Book, Saturday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A class for anyone who has a passion to start a business, nonprofit, church, 501c3, charity, retail, or any business. Network with other business people and people who want to start a business. Spend a Saturday afternoon, learn something new, and enjoy networking, coffee, tea, sweet treats, snacks, prizes, gifts, and fun. Pathway Home Foundation Center, 101 Kenwood Road, Bldg. 50, Fayetteville 30214. Call (678) 907-0200 for more information or to R.s.v.p.

Aug. 18. A priority of Georgia Cares is to raise awareness of domestic minor sex trafficking and to train community members and professionals on warning signs and resources. On a monthly basis, they provide free training open to the public in communities across Georgia. Next training is August 18, 2018, Register here. Due West United Methodist Church, Marietta. To request a community training near you, please contact admin@gacares.org.

Aug. 18. “Red, White and NEW” - Get your ticket now here for the amazing annual gala recognizing America's newest citizens, Saturday, August 18, at the Georgia Aquarium. 2018 Friend of Freedom Honoree is Dr. Gulshan Harjee. For more information see New American Pathways.

Aug. 18. “Desolation, Invention and Bearing Witness to Hope,” the Jung Society of Atlanta welcomes Catherine Meeks PhD, Saturday, August 18, for a lecture and discussion, 7:30 p.m., members free, non members $20, students $10, Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW Sandy Springs 30328. For more information go to www.jungatlanta.com.

Aug. 18. Join Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N. Morningside Drive NE, on August 18 at 7 p.m. and August 19 at 3 p.m. for the annual Gala concerts and celebrate the music of one of Broadway’s finest composers, Jerry Herman. Music like, “Hello, Dolly”; “Mame,” and “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” will feature singers and musicians from MPC. Donations will be received to benefit the Music and Missions ministries of MPC. Doors open 30 minutes before the performances. No tickets necessary. www.morningsidepc.org.

Aug. 21. German Organist, Stephan Donner will perform at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N. Morningside Drive NE, on Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Mr. Donner is organist at St. Pieterskirche in Vienna, Austria, where the MPC choir will perform in June of 2019. The concert will include works by Bach, Brahms, and Reinberger. A suggested donation of $15 will be received at the door. All are welcome. www.morningsidepc.org.

Aug. 22. “Mosaic of Mary” an evening of interfaith dialogue with Father Ray, Rabbi Slomovitz, Ann Marie Martin, and Kemal Budak considering Mary as a woman of great faith in Judaism, Islam, and Catholicism. Wednesday, August 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m., LaSalette Hall, Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062.

Aug 24, 25. The Christ Church Players present their annual summer show, a production of “Smoke on the Mountain” August 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m. This production tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Tickets are available for $10 through the church office at (770) 447-1188. For more information, see the website at www.ccnorcross.org. This production is also in honor of the yearlong celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross August, 1978. The congregation has grown to more than 300 families with over 30 different ministries.

Aug. 25. "Dealing with Dementia" is a four-hour course to help family members and caregivers learn how to help those who are experiencing Dementia. Lois Ricci, Ph.D., N.P., the Tucker Civic Association/Tucker Lifelong Community committee will be conducting this training at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4352 Lavista Road, Tucker 30084, Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This program is being funded by the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving and is being offered to the community at no cost. However, participants must R.s.v.p. Contact admin@firstchristianatlanta.org to reserve your spot. Please specify your name and which date you plan to attend.

Aug. 25. The mission of Mountain Top Lectures at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, is to foster a better understanding of religion, theology, spirituality, and science and how that impacts our lives in the 21st century. The Rev. Greta Vosper is a self-described atheist who believes in a metaphorical God instead of the traditional theistic vision of god. She is a minister in Scarborough Canada. Saturday, Aug. 25, lectures are at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00 with a 4:00 book signing. The event costs $60 in advance or $70 at the door. To register, call (404) 561-0546 or register at www.mountaintoplectures.org.

Aug. 25. “Beloved Community International Expo” The King Center invites the community to join in commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered during the March on Washington, in 1968. Come for a day of fun, entertainment and cultural exchange, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., at The King Center. It will be packed with exciting performances, music, activities and delicious food from the seven continents of the world, as well as a “Kid’s Zone.” If you have questions or comments contact Ms. Barbara A. Harrison, bharrison@thekingcenter.org or (404) 526-8961.

Aug. 25. Grace House Campus Ministry Low Country Boil is Saturday, August 25, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 731 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta. Click herefor more information. If you have something to donate for the auction, E-mail Kat@GracePeople.org.

Aug. 25. AMAYZ Rock the County, Sat, August 25, 5- 7 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road SE, Conyers 30094. Tickets are $5. Gospel concert sure to have you standing on your feet and clapping your hands. Amayz, a contemporary gospel group of four brothers and sisters, is an inspiration for every generation. Their music is a mixture of traditional gospel, gospel hip-hop, and the contemporary Christian style. This event is to raise funds for Ceek To Fulfill and you can find out about this nonprofit here

Aug. 25. Save the date for “Nothing is Impossible” the first stage play of Nothing is Impossible Disabled in Action, Inc., 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25. This play is based on the autobiography of the Rev. Calvin E. Peterson, spiritual and social activist for disability rights and the independent living movement. At 3-D Complex, 2244 Panola Road, Lithonia 30058. Tickets are on sale now at eventbrite There are senior and kid discounts and group rates are possible. Contact disabledinaction09@yahoo.com or (470) 776-0225 if you have questions.

Aug. 25-26. Alternatives to Violence Basic First Level Workshop, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Emory Faculty Office Building, 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta 30303. In this hands-on, experiential, conflict resolution workshop you will connect with others, laugh, and share while exploring ways to reduce conflict with your family, at work, and in the world. More information.

Aug. 27. "Dealing with Dementia" is a four-hour course to help family members and caregivers learn how to help those who are experiencing Dementia. Lois Ricci, Ph.D., N.P., the Tucker Civic Association/Tucker Lifelong Community committee will be conducting this training at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4352 Lavista Road, Tucker 30084 on Monday, August 27 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. This program is being funded by the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving and is being offered to the community at no cost. However, participants must R.s.v.p. Contact admin@firstchristianatlanta.org to reserve your spot. Please specify your name and which date you plan to attend.

Aug. 28. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at youthSpark? The next volunteer and community ambassador orientation is Tuesday, August 28, at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so visit the registration page today. Next month, youthSpark will begin a new Social Media Safe "SMS" Course for youth who may be displaying risky online behaviors and will serve teens referred to the YSC. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity. Before working with the youth, all volunteers are required to complete a background check and participate in a trauma-informed volunteer orientation. If you are interested in volunteering to facilitate the new course, contact info@youth-spark.org.

Aug. 28. Interfaith Children’s Movement Annual Meeting, Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE. Bring a friend who loves children like you do.

Aug. 30. "Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Suicide Myths," Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office and Emory University, Thursday, August 30, 9- 1 a.m. Mount Pisgah UMC, North Campus - Sanctuary Building, Third Floor - Room S305, 2850 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek . R.s.v.p. yes here. 

Sept. 5ff. CBCT® is a cognitively-based compassion training that deliberately and systematically works to cultivate compassion. Wednesday evening courses for the public begin Sept. 5 at Emory University. Find more information and registration here. There will also be training for nurses providing 20 CNE credits. More information and registration is here.  

Sept. 6. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, currently known as the “Royal Wedding Preacher,” will be speaking in Atlanta at a benefit dinner for Day 1, the radio and media ministry of the Alliance for Christian Media, on September 6. Curry’s message is “We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus.” For information email preagan@day1.org.

Sept. 6. Mom 2 Mom, friendship, encouragement, and support at Wieuca Road Baptist Church. A new season begins on September 6, discussing “A Year of Blessing.” This group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Childcare opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:45 in the Heritage Room, program is over by 12:55. The first session is $10 for lunch and the book. Contact Angie Durden at ADurden@Wieuca.org to R.s.v.p.

Sept. 8. "Color Me Free" to free child victims of trafficking, Saturday, September 8, Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta, 30064. Day of race registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Race starts at 8. Pricing July 16-August 31, $35; Sept 1 -6, and race day, $40. Registration available at Active.com.

Sept. 8. International students are returning to Atlanta as a new school year begins. The AMIS 41st Annual Welcome Reception for International Students and Scholars will be on Saturday, September 8, from 2- 4 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom. There will be a special musical performance by The Trey Clegg Singers, a 60 voice chorus, to help us welcome the students with multicultural, international, and American music. There will be delicious food. Join AMIS to show hospitality to the students. R.s.v.p. at this link.

Sept. 8. The Lutheran Synod reminds us to save the date for Milagro: Creating Miracles in Guatamala, Milagro Gala 2018, Downtown Hilton, Atlanta, September 8, an evening of fun and fund-raising to benefit Milagro Women's Education Center in Guatemala. For tickets and more information, contact sesynodguatemala@gmail.com


Sept. 9. L’Arche Atlanta Sixth Birthday and Benefit coming up on September 9 at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2045 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta 30307. “We are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life in communities of faith.“ www.facebook.com

Sept. 12 - 14. Ga Alliance to End Homelessness 2018 State Conference From Crisis to Permanency, Savannah. Here’s all the information gahomeless.org/

Sept. 13-15. Oasis Women’s Conference will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13-15, at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in College Park.More about this...

Sept. 13-15. Just Worship, from Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Seminary, September 13-15, is open for registration. This conference will explore vibrant and faithful worship that is informed by but not limited to the Reformed tradition, paying attention to how worship embodies and shapes us for justice. Paul T. Roberts, Aisha Brooks-Lytle, Jennifer Lord, Tony McNeill, David Gambrell, Kimberly Bracken Long, and Eric Wall will lead worship or present plenary sessions. Details here

Sept. 16. Emmaus House invites you to rally your friends, families, youth leaders, and church communities to “Walk the Road” on September 16. This is an opportunity to learn, serve, and walk with neighbors in Peoplestown exploring the community’s experience living in the neighborhoods south of downtown Atlanta. This year, the theme is gun safety. Save the date for an afternoon of service projects and a guided tour of the neighborhood. Before the march to the Capitol Building Plaza, clergy and advocates will share perspectives on gun safety and legislation. The afternoon will conclude with a community meal.

Sept. 16. Save the date: Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel invite you to a discussion and book signing “What Jerusalem Means to Us: Christian Perspectives and Reflections” with Carole Monica Burnett, Ph.D. and Father George Makhlouf, Sunday, September 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Harrington Center Auditorium, Columbia Theological Seminary. R.s.v.p. by Thursday, September 13, to Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel by text (404) 441-2702 or fabuakel@gmail.com

Sept. 16 – Oct. 21. First Baptist Church Decatur offers a 6-week Parent Enrichment Course, September 16- October 21, Monique Wischusen, licensed marriage and family therapist, will lead “Prepare/Enrich for Couples, Parenting. The cost for materials is $35 per couple which includes an in-depth assessment. The course contains skill-building exercises that will help you to understand and apply the insights from the assessment. You will gain insight into parenting styles, family dynamics, and couple communication. First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, Room E-206, 10:00 -11:00 a.m., Sundays, September 16- October 21. Childcare will be provided if needed. For registration and if you have questions contact Monique at (404)369-1041.

Sept. 17. Sisters in Ministry registration is open. Get ready to Dig Hard Ground! Join Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Dr. Claudette Copeland, Dr. Jessica Ingram, Dr. Gina Stewart and other extraordinary speakers, experts and presenters at the 2018 WIM Conference Sept. 17. Connect with women in ministry from all across the country. For more information and to register visit cynthialhale.org/conference-2018 This conference is for all women who are actively involved in any aspect of ministry.

Sept. 18. Save the date, Vatican Cardinal Kurt Koch is coming to Emory. President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and President of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Cardinal Koch will be at Glenn Memorial UMC September 18 at 7:30 p.m. This is free event but registration is required. Visit .aquinas.emory.edu to register and for more information.

Sept. 21-23. Food Waste Weekend is Sept. 21-23. If you are involved in a worshipping community of any faith this is a wonderful opportunity to touch more people with the message that we are throwing away food when our neighbors are hungry. Materials created by Ample Harvest are free and available at foodwasteweekend.org. Speak to your pastor, your social justice committee, your outreach committee. How about involving your youth in this? This would be a great children’s Sunday School topic.

Sept 22. The 7th annual Caregivers’ Conference at Due West UMC offering help, hope, inspiration, and dementia education will be Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Find out more about the speakers and registration  here.  If you have questions contact Kristin Smialek at ksmialek@duewest.org

Sept. 22. "Dealing with Dementia" is a four-hour course to help family members and caregivers learn how to help those who are experiencing Dementia. Lois Ricci, Ph.D., N.P., the Tucker Civic Association/Tucker Lifelong Community committee will be conducting this training at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4352 Lavista Road, Tucker 30084, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. This program is being funded by the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving and is being offered to the community at no cost. However, participants must R.s.v.p. Contact admin@firstchristianatlanta.org to reserve your spot. Please specify your name and which date you plan to attend.

Sept. 29. The Voice of Hope: Speaking Out About Mental Health in the African American Church and Community conference, Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration/check-in: 8:00 - 8:45 at The House of Hope, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur 30016. Tanya A. Roster, MD Director, Washington DC Dept of Behavioral Health will be the keynote speaker. The conference will also include music, drama, a panel discussion with mental health experts, workshops, and lunch. More than 500 attendees are expected. To register, go to this site.


Sept. 29. Women’s Empowerment Conference, Saturday, September 29, a movement toward a better life, better relationships, and a better walk with God. . . you will leave this experience with a Blueprint for Better. Keynote speaker is Dr. Kathi Chavous, founder of K. Renee Ministries. Other speakers will include Rev. Krista Forbes (Interim Pastor, Pilgrimage UCC Church), and Dr. Billie Boyd – Cox. Cost is $55 for students who submit a copy of their current student ID with a payment. General admission is $99 until August 30. Make checks payable to Faith Connection, mail to 117 London Way, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 or pay online here. Breakfast and lunch are included. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Airport, 1325 Virginia Avenue, East Point 30344.

Oct. 15-17. Serving as a leading voice of witness to the living Christ in the public square since 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA brings together more than 35 million Christians in a common expression of God’s love and promise of unity. The Christian Unity Gathering is the signature annual event of the National Council of Churches. This year’s event, Oct. 15-17 in Washington, continues the theme A.C.T. to End Racism: Hard Truths in Beloved Community. More information.

Nov. 8. An early save the date announcement for a popular author and speaker: Author Sean Covey will discuss the challenges facing adolescents and young adults today and how young people and families can build resilience to meet those challenges. Sean Covey is the best-selling author of a dozen books. Building Hope and Resilience in Teens and Families, Thursday, November 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m., The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta. This is a free community event. Pre-registration required. Learn more here. 

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