Faith Community Event Calendar Reminders

Faith Community Event Calendar
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Aug. 30, Amid public turmoil about immigration, how do Christians respond in a way that allows them to live into their baptismal promise to respect the dignity of all persons and the imperative from Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves? That is one of many questions participants will wrestle with during an August 30 discussion at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, N.E, Atlanta 30305. The session, 1 - 3 p.m., is free and open to the public.  Please click here to register.

Sept. 1-18. Pianos for Peace is an annual festival of music using colorful, painted pianos to inspire artists and unite people in the community through shared values of beauty, truth, and harmony. Beautifully painted pianos are in public parks and streets throughout metro Atlanta from September 1 – 18, for everyone and anyone to enjoy. The pianos will be donated to local schools, nursing homes, healthcare facilities, and community centers where volunteer artists will participate in programs to make art accessible to all. Read more...

Sept. 1. An evening of great jazz, food, and fellowship at an affordable cost- First Friday at First, Sept. 1, featuring artist jazz guitarist and composerDoc Powell.  Purchase your $15 ticket at the door. First Congregational Church, The Commons 125 Ellis Street Atlanta 30303. Paid parking at the lot adjacent to church on John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Free parking at 151 Ellis St., NE, just after the Commons.

Sept. 1-3. AJC Decatur Book Festival is Sept. 1-3. The festival will feature lectures and signings from more than 600 national and local authors, including award-winners, best-sellers, and debut 17. authors. For more information and a complete schedule please visit decaturbookfestival.com

Sept. 3. The Rev. Amos Disasa, Downtown Church, Columbia, S.C.., is the featured preacher on Day1 this Sunday, Sept. 3.  He will speak on Revelation 1:4-8 in Is, Was, Is to Come. Listen in the Atlanta area at News 95.5 and AM 750, WSB, 7:05 every Sunday morning. Visit Day1.org to hear or read the sermon now and find many text, audio, and video resources.

Sept. 5. DivorceCare, a biblically based, 13-week course, will be offered on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 5 at Roswell United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. The class will meet at 6:15 p.m. The only charge is $15 for the workbook. For information and registration contact De Lee Udelson, dudelson@rumc.com or visit divorcecare.org.

Sept. 6. Atlanta Regional Housing Forum presents Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Forum, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30308. How do issues of affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and homelessness rank among other competing concerns? Atlanta residents have an opportunity to get answers and hear directly from the candidates, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. The forum will be moderated by Bill Bolling, founder of the forum. Register here For details and a list of candidates who have confirmed participation, click here.

Sept. 7. Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are partnering together again this year to bring you the Georgia Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: From Prevention to Intervention.  Sept. 7, Atlanta Marriott Century Center. Registration is $50 and can be found at the link above.

 

Sept. 7. Summer Feast: Fostering Community through Generous Conversation & Delicious Food, Thursday, September 7, 7-9 p.m., Amerson House Spirituality Center.  Share good food, inspiring readings, and personal stories and feed your heart, mind, body, and soul. Space is limited.  Email Kimberly to sign up. 

Sept. 7. The Hart Readers at the Cathedral Bookstore have announced “Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life” by James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest, as the September book. The discussion at the bookstore at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. will be led by Carroll Keen, a member of the Cathedral of Christ the King. Click here to order

Sept.8-10. The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness, Sept.  8 - 10, St. Mary's Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development. Details here.

Sept. 8. Ser Familia presents Celebrating Our Heritage with the best Latin American food in Atlanta, Sept. 8. Find out more here. Ser Familia, Inc. is a unique organization dedicated to strengthening Latino families through programs that empower them to thrive and enjoy a healthy family environment.

 

Sept. 9. Mark your calendar and we will have more details later for the Church Women United Annual Human Rights Awards Luncheon, Saturday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m., at the historic Green Manor in Union City. Honorees include Jan Swanson, World Pilgrims; Dr. Dazon Dixon Diallo, Sister Love; Dr. Maya M. Taylor, South Fulton County Arrow Youth Council. For tickets call Claudette Rainey, Pres. CWU Atlanta, at (770)964-2912 or Helen Sprewer at (404)305-3536.

Sept. 9. 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, we provide free training open to the public in communities across Georgia. There will be a training on September 9, 2017 at Blue Ridge Methodist, Blue Ridge, Ga. Click on the date to  register.  To request a community training near you, contact admin@gacares.org.

 

Sept. 9. Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is currently recruiting restaurants, chefs, and caterers to enter their macaroni & cheese recipes into the MAC & Cheese event. MAC & Cheese will be Saturday, September 9, at Colony Square and proceeds will benefit the mission of MAC. If you are interested in participating, contact Jillian at (404)681-0470.

Sept. 9-10. Alternatives to Violence Project Georgia will hold a two-day workshop Sept. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the Columbia Theological Seminary campus, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur 30030. Register by emailing georgiaavp@gmail.com or calling Karen at (404)797-8079. Deadline for registration is Sept. 6.

Sept. 10. The Rev. Amos Disasa of Downtown Church in Columbia, S.C., is the featured preacher on Day 1 this week, Sunday, Sept. 10. You can read or hear the sermon and find many text, audio, and video resources at Day1.org. Tune into WSB 95.5 News or 750 AM every Sunday morning at 7:05 to hear Day 1.

Sept. 10. Take a minute, change a life. Get Ready for Suicide Prevention Week and National Day of Prayer for Faith, Hope & Life, September 10. Read about the observance and find resources from the Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry here. 

Sept. 10-12. The Georgia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting several events during National Suicide Prevention Week.  They kick off the week with a Facebook Virtual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Day, Sept. 10.  An Installation for Suicide Prevention will be at Woodruff Park in Atlanta at lunchtime September 12.  These and other events are listed at www.afsp.org/Georgia; you can read more about this week at www.afsp.org/nspw

Sept. 10-12. Homecoming and Revival at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, 3325 Humphries Hill Road, Austell 30106. Rev. Debra Stewart announces the theme is “Extending the Work of Jesus,” Matthew 10:5-8. Sunday, September 10, 3:00 p.m.; Rev. Al Zollicoffer and the congregation of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be special guests. Dinner is served at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Rev. Clarence Elebee of Causey Chapel Baptist Church will preach. Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m., Rev. Robert Bryant of Mars Hill Baptist Church will preach. Call (404)915-1946 for more information.

 

Sept. 11 Money as a Guide to Soul by Maggie Kulyk, Monday, Sept. 11, 7 – 9 p.m., Miller-Ward Alumni House,  Emory University, 815 Houston Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, 30322. The human relationship to money is complex and full of emotions. Maggie is interested in the deeper story of money in human culture and how it operates symbolically in our lives. She is part of a conversation about what it means to give and receive, exploring ideas about how the sharing of our personal and collective resources can lead to a transformed world. R.s.v.p. here

Sept. 12. Egg-Onomic Breakfast Series, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30-8:30 a.m., featuring Harris Lowe with chief investment strategist, Wes Moss, author and host of Money Matters, the country's longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show. A full buffet breakfast will be served. All are invited to Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $5. Proceeds go to the Men of Hope at Covenant Community. This event is expected to fill up; R.s.v.p. to lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Sept. 12. The Southern Center for Human Rights presents Decriminalizing Race and Poverty: What’s Working & What You Can Do, Tuesday, September 12, 1 – 5 p.m., Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place Ne, Atlanta 30303.  This symposium will explore the impact of the criminalization of race and poverty and strategies that are working to end these policies and practices.. For those unable to attend, you may watch via livestream, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1:00 p.m. EST. For additional event information, contact Development Director Terrica Ganzy at tganzy@schr.org or call 404-688-1202. This event is free and open to the public.

Sept. 12. Reformation for People in a Hurry, the Rev. Dr. David Ratke, Dean of the College of Theology, Lenoir-Rhyne University, at Epiphany Lutheran, 2375 Georgia Highway 20 SE, Conyers, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., Information.  Read about the observance and find resources from the Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry here.

Sept. 12. David Gushee, author of “Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism” in conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor. In telling his story, Gushee speaks to cultural divisions and to those who have themselves been disillusioned by many battles within American Christianity. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. Noted preacher, speaker, and author Barbara Brown Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she taught world religions for nearly twenty years. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta 30305, Tuesday, September 12, 8:00 p.m. Get Tickets

Sept. 12-13, the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University, California, will host an innovative digital conference online, Navigating a World in Transition: Creating New Maps for Foreign Affairs.  You may register now and join preconference. Visit CLUDigitalConference.com to register.

Sept. 14. "The Quest for Truth in a Technological Age: The Evolving Dialogue Between Science and Religion," Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m., Technology Square Research Building (in Tech Square), 5th and Spring Streets, 85 5th Street NW, Atlanta  30308. Presented by Dr. John D. Cressler a longtime friend of the interfaith community. The presentation is free and open to the whole community.

Sept. 15. You are asked to register by Sept. 15 for the Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering: a Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site, Saturday, Oct. 28, 8:45- 4:45. The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. (map) 

Sept. 15. The Jung Society of Atlanta offer Path to the Soul with Ashok Bedi, MD and Jungian analyst.  Dr. Bedi will discuss the Eastern path to the soul and contrast it with Carl Jung's western path to individuation. Friday evening September 15, 7:30 to 10:00. Workshop Saturday, September 16, 10:00 to 5:00  CEUS available, Sandy Springs Christian Church. See jungatlanta.com for details and registration.

Sept. 15-16. Peach Cobbler Mennonite Relief Auction, Friday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16., 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Georgia National Fairgrounds, Georgia Building, 401 Golden Isles Parkway, Perry 31069. It’s between 1.5 and 2 hours away but will be worth the drive— hymn sing, fabulous breakfast, Dutch Pantry featuring canned and baked goods, children’s activities, auction with handmade quilts, antiques, woodcrafts, etc., and lunch with peach cobbler. All the details are here including photos of the quilts.

Sept. 15-17. The Heart Marriage Retreat of Ben Hill UMC will take place this year September 15-17 at Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia.  There are exciting weekend activities and a Sunday worship service.  Couples can make reservations at www.heartofmarriageretreat.com  The Best is Yet to Come!

Sept. 15-17. Emmaus House is grateful for the partnership with the residents of Peoplestown and looks forward to celebrating all that they have accomplished together over the past 50 years during a three-day celebration.

  • September 15, 6 – 8 p.m. Celebratory reception at Emmaus House is an opportunity for friends who have been touched by Emmaus House over the years to reconnect, meet new friends, and share stories of their experiences. Tickets are $20. Buy Tickets.
  • September 16, 12 – 4 p.m. In partnership with the annual Peoplestown Reunion, an open house, a history walk including 50 years of highlights, and a barbecue sponsored by Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. Festive Eucharist to recommitting to God's work in Peoplestown and beyond. All are invited to worship on this very special day. This event is free.

Sept. 16. Sixth Annual Caregivers' Conference- Due West UMC, Saturday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The conference is free and is open to all who might benefit from a day of dementia education and caregiver appreciation. A beautiful lunch will be provided. This event fills up; to  register Click here 

Sept. 16. Latin American Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, GALEO, and the New Americans Campaign present Citizenship Day, September 16, at the LAA, 2750 Buford Highway, Atlanta 30324, free legal assistance to legal permanent residents to complete the naturalization application.  Walk-ins are welcome but priority will be given to those who register at the LAA, Mon-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., or online at http://galeo.org/citizenship (in English) or http://galeo.org/ciudadania (in Spanish). For eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship and for a list of the documents needed to complete the application, visit here.

 

Sept. 16. Mental Health Awareness in the Body of Christ: Building a Church Community That Cares About Mental Health, Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Avenue SW Atlanta 30311, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This forum features the Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley as speaker and a panel of mental health professionals moderated by Dr. Kevin Murriel. The event includes resource tables for attendees to get more information about mental health services.

Sept. 16. The 5th annual Health Expo at Shy Temple CME Church will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be free health screenings, workshops, and healthy snacks. Shy Temple is at 2012 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta 30317. Call (404) 377-3174 if you need more information.

Sept. 16. Wellness Day South Cobb 5K, Saturday, Sept. 16, staging area 2723 Jefferson Street, Austell, breakfast will be served. Registration and details here. For information contact Annette Hughes at wellnessdaysouthcobb@gmail.com.

Sept. 16. Urban Environmental Summit In West Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 - 4 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Atonement,1875 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW, Atlanta 30314. The summit will include two community discussions. Roundtable I will take on the concern that current governance trends and development models create destructive gentrification.  Roundtable II will take on the discussion of the need for urban leaders to become involved in the environmental movement. For more information visit glendsummit.weebly.com.

Sept. 16. The 40th Annual Amis International Student and Scholar Welcome Reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, Georgia Tech, 350 Ferst Drive NW.  The reception will feature the Kennesaw State University Jazz Trio. All are invited to extend the hand of friendship to our international students. Volunteers make the Amis Amigo program a success, find out more or sign up here.

Sept. 16. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Women present their 12th annual Tea Party, Saturday, Sept. 16, 4 – 7 p.m. at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.  Activities include inspirational guest speaker, award winner for Excellence in Classical Performance and Music Internationally, modeling of African attire by African designer of women's and men's fashion, hat parade, musical entertainment, and more. Cost for adults is $25 and cost for children ages 7-12 is $15.For more information call (404)840-4412 or (404)444-6639.

Sept. 16. Come out for a great evening at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 Lavista Road, Tucker. The first annual Cornbread Jamboree on Saturday, September 16, 6 - 9 p.m., promises festivities including a chili and cornbread dinner, live music, and jokes. Wear your country attire (overalls, flannels, straw hats, etc.).  Price of admission is a pot of chili or a pan of cornbread.  For more information call (770)939-4358.

Sept. 16. You and your congregation are invited to a potluck dinner Saturday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. at Shallowford Presbyterian Church (Youth Center), 2375 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta.  This free event is sponsored by The Peacemaking Partnership of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.   Guest speaker will be Amilcar Valencia, executive director of El Refugio, a hospitality house in Lumpkin, right outside the gates of Stewart Detention Center, serving the family and friends of men detained and separated from their loved ones.  On the weekends El Refugio offers meals, lodging, visits to detained immigrants and support to families free of charge. Come to this welcome table and learn more about the Peacemaking Partnership of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. R.s.v.p.to kt2654@gmail.com by September 13.

Sept. 17. The Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House will celebrate a Festive Eucharist on Sunday, September 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel.  All friends, benefactors, and supporters of Emmaus House are invited to worship. A reception will follow the Eucharist.   Hank Aaron Drive Southwest Atlanta 30315.

Sept. 17. Atlanta's 3rd National Forum on Race Relations “Keeping the Faith” will be held Sunday, September 17, at 2 p.m. directly after 11 a.m. worship at Big Bethel AME Church, 220 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta 30303. Special guests have been invited to share in "Seed Group Discussions" the promote action for healing, bonding, and just being... for all peoples.  An invitation is also extended on behalf of senior pastor, Dr. John Foster, to join the congregation for worship if you choose.  This is your invitation from the organizers, Bishop John Bulinda, and Mr. Stuart Sinclair Weeks to attend and bring your colleagues and friends.

Sept. 17. David Shi, noted author, historian, and leader in higher education, will speak at Northside Drive Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m.  As 2017 presenter for the Gladys and Tom McComb Lecture Series, he will deliver a lecture entitled, “On the Pursuit of Happiness.” A specialist in intellectual and cultural history, Dr. Shi is the author of several books, and co-author of “America: a Narrative History.” This textbook has sold over two million copies.   A native of Atlanta, Shi is president emeritus of Furman University and taught for 17 years at Davidson College, where he was chair of the history department. The lecture is free and open to the public, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta 30305. For further information call the church at (404)237-8621 or visit the websites davideshi.com and northsidedrive.org.

Sept. 17. The Circle is a gathering at Grace Church in Gainesville of individuals who seek to practice and explore the dimensions of contemplative prayer. The first gathering will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m.  Fr. Stuart Higginbotham will facilitate.  The current session is scheduled for four consecutive Sundays: September 17, 24, October 1, and 8. The Chapel entrance is on Washington St. If you have questions contact Fr. Stuart at Stuart@gracechurchgainesville.org.

Sept. 17-19. The theme for this year’s fall revival at Ben Hill UMC is A Time of Testing.  Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., Rev Javon Jackson of Hosley CME Church in Columbus will be the speaker. Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., Rev. Connie Jackson of St. John UMC in Houston will speak. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Dr. David Latimore of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Joliet, Ill., will speak. All are welcome at this spirit-led revival.

Sept. 18. To know where you are going, you have to know where you have been.  Join in the Pre New Baptist Covenant Summit Civil Rights Bike Tour for trip around Atlanta's civil rights landmarks before the meeting. September 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $ 40 per person for tour and bike rental; $ 25 per person for bike tour. Expect a 7-8 mile ride. Register here.

Sept. 18-19. ART Action, Reconciliation, Transformation the New Baptist Covenant Summit will be in Atlanta this fall with many wonderful speakers including civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, Dr. Darryl Aaron, Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, and Rev. Alan Sherouse.  You can read more about these speakers and get information on the summit here.

Sept. 18-21. Registration is open for Women in Ministry Conference, Sept. 18-21. Details here.

Sept. 21. Jane Baird Lecture, September 21, 7 p.m. The Cathedral Book Store, located at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd. NW, is pleased to welcome Carl McColman as the speaker for its annual Jane Baird Lecture. The title of his lecture is "The Christian of the Future Will Be a Mystic." McColman, a noted writer, speaker, and retreat leader, is a Lay Cistercian at the monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. For more information, visit www.carlmccolman.net. Book signing and refreshments will follow the event. The book store will be open.  All are welcome at this free event but reservations are requested.  Click here to R.s.v.p.You may also reply to cbs3@mindspring.com or (404)237-7582.

 

Sept. 21. Dr. Angela D. Sims, author of Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror,” will lecture on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The book chronicles the history and aftermath of lynching in America. By rooting her work in oral histories, Dr.  Sims gives voice to the memories of African American elders who remember lynching not only as individual acts but as a culture of violence, domination, and fear. The event is free but registration is required.  Register here.

Sept. 22. Please let your congregation know about the Georgia Department of Public Health/Shepherd Center Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 22. This free event is fun and offers complimentary health screenings, information, giveaways, lunch, flu shots, parking, and more! Shepherd Center, 2020 Peachtree Road Atlanta (right next to Piedmont hospital. Friday September 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sept. 22. Dr. Roberta Gilbert, MD, Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C., at the seventh annual symposium which is intended to broaden the community's awareness of Bowen Theory and provide practical knowledge to people working in health care, social work, religious congregations, business, and community organizations, Friday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Seating for the Symposium is limited so register soon! Registration.  

Sept. 22. A Homecoming: Men Stopping Violence 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Trolley Barn on Sept. 22. Read more and R.s.v.p.

Sept. 23. Heart & Soul Annual Barbecue, Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Family (map) Prepared by the famous Holy Family Holy Smokers this long-time family event will be loads of fun! Lunch can be delivered to your employees for $10 each from 11-1 p.m. Dinner on the grounds includes music! Price includes barbecue, Brunswick stew, slaw, homemade desserts, and drink. All proceeds benefit local charities. Prices: $10 lunch, $12 dinner. Please R.s.v.p. by 9/20 by calling (770) 893-4525 for tickets. 

 

Sept. 23. You are invited to celebrate the International Day of Peace at the Roswell Branch Library, 115 Norcross St., Roswell 30075, on Saturday, September 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. Organized by the Women’s Federation for World Peace-Atlanta, GA Chapter, the event will explore how we can take action and implement changes in our own lives that reflect the peace we wish to see in the world. The presentation will focus on how we can connect, cooperate, and work together to heal our families, communities, and the world. For more details, contact Myrna Lapres, GA Co-Chairwoman at myrnalapres@gmail.com 

Sept. 24. There will be a very special worship service on September 24, 10:30 a.m., to highlight the past, present, and future relationship between Decatur Presbyterian Church and Agnes Scott College with the Rev. Sarah Hooker, the new Presbyterian Campus Minister for UKirk preaching the service.  If you are interested in women’s schools, Presbyterians, Decatur, campus ministry, etc. make plans to attend. If you have questions about this event, please contact Betty Scott Noble at bsnoble@comcast.net

 

Sept. 24. The 2017 TheoEd Talks will be held Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.  The 90-minute long event features three keynote speakers with special guest introductions. Doors open at 4:15 for a reception with hors d'oeuvres and book table.  Complimentary childcare and youth programming are available from 4:15-6:45. Find out more at the website or email theoed.com@gmail.com.

Sept. 25. Joys and Challenges of Multicultural Congregations: Undoing the Most Segregated Hour in the United States, Multicultural Ministry Conference sponsored by Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church and Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta at Christ Our Hope, 2165 Highway 138, Riverdale, Monday, Sept. 25, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See Information for details and registration.

Sept. 25. If you celebrate God’s gift of artistic creativity you may be interested in the Mayoral Forum on the Arts, Monday, Sept. 25, Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, Register and get more information here.

Sept. 26. Hear Dr. Loyd Allen speaking on the Reformation at 500 in “The Religious Revolution that Changed Our World,” The Landing, Lake Oconee Community Church, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., click for more and to R.s.v.p.

Sept. 28. BBQ with a purpose—17th annual Rockdale BBQ fundraiser at Rockdale Career Academy on September 28. All proceeds will benefit programs addressing homelessness in Rockdale. » Reserve your plate today.

Sept. 29. Lake Oconee Community Church Movie Night is 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29. See the movie beforehand and come for a lively discussion. Beverages are provided; bring an appetizer to share. The movie “The Shack” is based on an extremely popular 2007 novel of the same name by William P. Young. For more information and to R.s.v.p. click to contact Becky Matheny.

 

Sept. 30. Growing Generous Givers stewardship conference at Decatur First Baptist Church has been moved to Sept. 30. This conference promises to deliver effective and timely content plus experienced guidance in crafting your congregation's stewardship plan. For location, times and costs, visit GrowingGenerousGivers.com. Sponsored by The Center for Congregational Health

 

Sept 30. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 2017 Walk by Faith 3K, September 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fitness Expo to follow... The purposes are to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity and to raise funds for the outreach ministries. Can you help? You can register at http://conta.cc/2tgVpzH, find out about sponsorships and pledges at www.lourdesatlanta.org and volunteer, call (404)522-6776.

Sept. 30. The second annual Voices for the Earth concert is Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur. Free and open to the public, the concert features folk, worship, and choir music in a celebration of the community of life. This event is handicap-accessible with ample free parking in the church lot and on surrounding streets. This event is sponsored by  Holy Trinity ParishNorth Decatur Presbyterian ChurchDecatur First United Methodist ChurchFirst Baptist Church Decatur, and Agnes Scott College.

Oct. 4. Gary Wills, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and New York Times bestselling author of What Jesus Meant, Why I Am a Catholic, and other books, has written a new book, What the Qur’an Meant, examining the Qur’an and inviting readers to join him in a consideration of it. After years of hearing that Islam is essentially a religion of violence and the Qur’an a handbook for terrorists, Wills read the Qur’an trying to discover why other non-Muslims find it an inspiring book. He compares and contrasts the Qur’an with the Old Testament and New Testament. Talk and signing at 7:00 p.m. at The Carter Center on Oct. 4.

Oct. 5. There will be a benefit banquet for the Pregnancy Care Center in Clayton County, Oct. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Dr. Haywood Robinson will speak. For reservations or more information email PregnancyCare85@bellsouth.net

Oct. 10. Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Become a foster parent! IMPACT training is required for all foster parents in Georgia. Sign up now with Lutheran Services of Georgia for a 3-week session (classes Wed. & Thurs - 6 - 10 p.m.) starting Aug. 9. The next session will be begin Oct. 10. Contact Akiva Ford at aford@lsga.org to register or for more information.

Oct. 10. Registration is open for the October 10 Georgia ACT Annual Fall Affordable Housing Conference, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta.  Register Here   

Oct. 12. Praying, Contemplating, and Healing with Beads is a full day workshop at Lake Logan Conference Center (map) exploring the history and art of using beads in prayer. The Oct. 12 event will be led by Kristen Vincent, author of A Bead and Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads and other books, and Max Vincent, author of A Joyful Lent: Reading Philippians in a Season of Self-Denial and pastor of Inman Park Church UMC. Click here to register.

Oct. 14. Created for Greatness Women’s Conference, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Bridge Church, 2105 Newpoint Place #100, Lawrenceville 30043.  More information and tickets.

 

Oct. 15. Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or faith community to join others in living out God’s vision of a world without hunger. Your celebration can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Simply including prayers for people who are hungry can be a powerful expression of our faith that God is using our hearts and hands to help end hunger. To help you plan your congregation’s participation Oct. 15, or another fall Sunday, free resources are available and there is a kit you can order. Your celebration can help inspire and sustain our country’s commitment to end hunger. Order your free resources today  so you have time to prepare. Additional materials, including Spanish resources, are available for download. Please contact Joanne Ruddy for more information.

Oct. 20-22. Register early if you plan to attend the Camp Mikell Fall Folk School, Friday- Sunday, Oct. 20-22. See the class offerings and find registration information here. If you have any questions, call Amanda Price (706)886-7515 or send an email to amanda@campmikell.com.

 

Oct. 26.  Interfaith Children's Movement invites you to the 17th annual Call to Action Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker and honoree this year is Imam Plemon El Amin, Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid. Thursday, October 26, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, 30309 ICM Prayer Breakfast registration.

Oct. 28. the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you to two events — a lecture by Dr. Angela D. Sims in September and on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens in October. More details later…

Nov. 9-12. Sacred Revolution – daring to understand and live the stories of our heritage in a new way, revitalizing our relationship with God and our world, is a conference with John Dominic Crossan and Diana Butler Bass, being held at Lutheridge Conference Center in Ashville Nov. 9-12. The website www.awakeningsoulpresents.org has more information.

Nov. 15. Save the date for the Interfaith Community Initiatives 2017 Friendship Luncheon, Wednesday, November 15. Sponsorship Opportunities are now available. For more information click here.

Jan. 2-5, 2018. The National Festival of Young Preachers announces that it will return to Atlanta in 2018, January 2-5, Airport Hilton Hotel. Find out more at academyofpreachers.net

March 8-10, 2018. Koinonia Farm has announced that registration is open for the Clarence Jordan Symposium 2018.  Building Up a New World will be March 8-10, 2018, in Americus, welcomed and hosted in two churches that blocked participants from Koinonia 75 years ago. This will be the 75th birthday of the farm and a crowd is expected.  Read all about the 2018 Clarence Jordan Symposium.      Register for the Symposium.

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