Pitts Theology Library’s new exhibition, Thy Kingdom Come: American Evangelicalism from George Whitefield to Contemporary Politics, will run from December 16 to March 20, 2020. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Brandon Wason and Dr. Eric Moore. Read more about this here. Exhibition is in Exhibition Gallery (Level 3) is open during library hours and is free to the public.
Feb. 20-May 16. The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary new exhibit featuring North Carolina artist Ally Markotich. “Layer by Layer: Unearthing” paintings on inward exploration around the theme of Sacred Feminine. Available Feb. 20 - May 16. Visitors are welcome, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F. For more information, call (404)687-4577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com for the schedule and answers to any questions you have.
Feb. 10. World premiere of Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, Feb.10. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This inspiring story of unity, empathy, and partnership is told by luminaries of the Civil Rights era and prominent Atlantans, including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III, Louis Gossett Jr., and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman of Atlanta’s historic synagogue, The Temple. The premiere will be followed by a Q & A with many of the film’s participants. The Atlanta Jewish film Festival is offering a 50% discount on opening night tickets now at www.ajff.org or by calling the box office at (678) 701-6104 using the code LEGACIES50. For answers to any questions regarding this offer or group sales, contact Katherine Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 11. Join Georgia Justice Project Feb. 11 for Second Chance Day at the Capitol. Come to Central Presbyterian Church to discuss expanding Georgia's expungement laws, as well as voting rights for individuals with a criminal record. Click here to register.
Feb. 12. Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day, Wednesday, Feb. 12. A short rally in support of "gun sense in America" followed by a visit to the Capitol to talk to legislators. Wear red. Meet at 10 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta 30303. Register here.
Feb. 12. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 4, for the Feb. 12 Roberto S. Goizueta lecture in the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture series. “In Christ: Salvation, Deification, and the Option for the Poor,” Candler School of Theology. Emory University, 531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta 30322. This lecture is free and open to the public
Feb. 13. Georgia’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Lobby Day 2020, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta 30303 Find tickets .
Feb. 13. New American Pathways Lobby Day and celebration of New Americans, Thursday, Feb. 13. Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies hosts their seventh annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants, and community members who support them. Training is followed by a visit to the Capitol to engage with legislators and share why refugees and immigrants should continue to be welcome in Georgia. Meet at Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Dr. SW, Atlanta 30303, at 7:30 a.m. Register here.
Feb. 13. World Trust film “Healing Justice” explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. Showing and discussion of the film this Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7 – 9 p.m., The Church of the Transfiguration, 1815 Blackwell Rd, Marietta 30066. Mark Harmon and Bert Skellie will lead the discussion. See Feb.15 for downtown location. From Skellie, “See below a link to the web site for this film that I have been showing as a way to help us all imagine and advocate for a "criminal justice" system that really provides justice, not just punishment. It was directed by a person of color, and features mostly people of color, both formerly incarcerated people, and professionals. It's full of art, poetry, dance and incredible stories!”
Feb. 14. Game Night at Neighborhood Church on Valentine’s Day, 1561 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta 30307, Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 15. Dementia-Friendly Workshop for Church Leaders, Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen Temple AME Church, 1625 Joseph E. Boone Blvd, Atlanta 30314. Free. Please register at dffv2.eventbrite.com or call (404)549-4504. Faith Village Connections is working with churches and community partners to develop dementia-friendly faith villages to support families caring for persons living with dementia. Join this effort. Attendees will be able to sign up for a Free Confidential Memory Screening. Lunch provided and door prizes..
Feb. 15. A showing and discussion of World Trust film “Healing Justice,” with Cathy Harmon and Bert Skellie, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, 30303. A light supper will be shared starting about 5 p.m. Description under event on Feb. 13. See this link for parking www.catholicshrineatlanta.org/location.
Feb. 15. Jung Atlanta presents “Guns and Gun Violence,” performance followed by a discussion, thru a Jungian Lens. Saturday Feb 15, 7:30 p.m. Members: $20; non- members: $25, students: $10. Sandy Springs Christian Church 301 Johnson Ferry Rd, Sandy Springs 30328. “Conceal and Carry,” a one hour play by Open Hand Theater will be performed. This will be followed by a discussion, led by Katie Givens Kime helping us explore Jungian perspectives on psychic forces at work in healing, both individually and communally, from incidents of mass violence. See www.jungatlanta.com for specifics.
Feb. 16. The Rev. Dr. O. Wesley Allen Jr., Perkins School of Theology at SMU is the preacher Feb. 16 on “Day 1” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also online at Day1.org and by podcast. His sermon is based on Micah 6:1-8. “I’m a nice, decent person,” he says. “But this text from Micah says that God requires more than decency, indeed that God requires more of us than just being concerned about justice.” “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 75 years and is distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. Hear it on News 95.5 and 750 AM WSB Sundays at 7:05 a.m. For more information Day1.org.
Feb. 16. The Rev. Dr. Malkhaz Songulashvili, Metropolitan Bishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church of the Republic of Georgia, will be the guest of Northside Drive Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 16. He is the Bishop of the Tbilisi Peace Cathedral. Bishop Malkhaz is the guest of Mercer University’s Political Science Department. The Evangelical Baptist Church of the Republic of Georgia is a partner of the Alliance of Baptists with whom NDBC is a member congregation. Call the church office to find out about the opportunities on that morning. (404) 237- 8621.
Feb. 16. Celebrate 109 years of impressive history, music and tradition with the Morehouse College Glee Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 4 – 5:30 p.m. This free "Around the A" performance features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Please note: Seating is first-come, first-served, arrive early at the Ray Charles Performance Arts Center early to secure a spot. No tickets required. 900 West End Ave SW, Atlanta 30310.
Feb. 16. The Feast of Absalom Jones, Sunday, February 16, 4- 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist St. Paul’s Episcopal Church , 306 Peyton Road, Atlanta 30311. The Feast of Absalom Jones will celebrate the remarkable life of the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church.
Feb. 16. Love is Concert, 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta 30303. A combination of beautiful music from four choirs and an opportunity to aid our city’s homeless people. The choirs of Central Presbyterian Church, Catholic Shrine Choir, Atlanta Homeward Choir, and the Georgia State University Choral Union will sing. There will also be opportunities for the audience to sing familiar hymns. A love offering will be taken for the Central OAC and St. Francis Table at the Catholic Shrine.
Feb. 17. Inspiritus will host well- known author Jeanine Cummins for a book release and author discussion. Her new book “American Dirt,” which has been listed on New York Times’ top 10 list of books to read this year, is a riveting tale of a mother and son who are forced to flee their home in Mexico and seek safety in America. The event will be Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Atlanta, 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta 30307. Tickets include a copy of the book and the author will be signing books that night. You can get tickets now onEagle Eye Book Shop’s website.
Feb. 18. A peaceful evening of prayer and contemplation, with music from the monastic brothers of Taizé. Bring friends, family, and your whole selves to rest and be restored in God's presence. All Saints’ Quiet Night, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m., 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308. For more information, contact The Rev. Sarah Stewart at email@example.com.
Feb. 19. Hosted by The Alliance for Black Lives, Wednesday, Feb. 19, a panel discussion, review, and reflection on the movie “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” (screening at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Panel discussion is at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave., 8th floor, Industrious, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. More information on the 2/10 screening and 2/19 panel discussion here.
Feb. 20. The North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative presents “Mental Health and the Faith Community” Thursday, Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m., 2750 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek 30022. Studies show that when people are struggling with mental illness, they turn first to their minister, priest, rabbi, or imam. How can you be ready? Join in this networking event and panel discussion. Register here.
Feb. 20. You are invited to the Black Worship Experience in celebration of Black History Month, Thursday, February 20, 11 a.m. and the grand opening of the Gammon Theological Seminary Center for Religion and Race. Come hear the WORD of God from Gammon student preachers.
653 Beckwith Street, SW, Atlanta 30314.
Feb. 20. First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta 30316, and Joining Hands for Justice Palestine/Israel invite you to lunch and to hear Jonathan Kuttab, Peace in the Holyland: A Palestinian Christian Perspective, Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. Jonathan Kuttab is an Evangelical Christian Palestinian human rights attorney. R.s.v.p. to firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 441-2702.
Feb. 20. The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary new exhibit featuring North Carolina artist Ally Markotich. “Layer by Layer: Unearthing” paintings on inward exploration around the theme of Sacred Feminine. Available Feb. 20 - May 16. You are invited to an artist’s reception Feb. 20 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F. For more information, call (404)687-4577 or e-mail email@example.com.
Feb. 20. Organ and Orchestra Concert featuring Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra, Thursday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309. The orchestra will perform Poulenc’s “Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings” featuring First Presbyterian organist and GSU artist affiliate, Jens Korndörfer, as soloist. Free admission and parking. No tickets needed. Lanier Lot, 1337 Peachtree.
Feb. 21-23. Feb. 21. Two-Night Retreat: Living Fully as God's Beloved - Celebrating Henri Nouwen - Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Feb. 21-23, 6700 Riverside Dr. NW, Atlanta 30328. Read more and register here.
Feb. 22.”Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact in Communities of Color,” Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30311. Documentary “In Our Right Mind” and panel discussion with the producer and a team of physicians. Register online at www.EmoryInOurRightMind.eventbrite.com.
Feb. 22. Peace in the Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective with Jonathan Kuttab sponsored by Joining Hands for Justice, Palestine/Israel. Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Columbia Theological Seminary, Broyles Leadership Center, Room 101, 701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur 30030. Parking on Columbia Dr. or Kirk Rd. R.s.v.p. to firstname.lastname@example.org or (770)-722-5682
Feb. 22. A free poetry reading by Nikki Giovanni hosted by Emory Libraries and Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library , Saturday, Feb. 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. More ..
Feb. 23. Tova Sido, author, speaker, and mom, is the preacher Feb. 23 on Day1. “To be a follower of Jesus Christ is not always easy,” she says. “Jesus is not Santa Claus. Just because we believe in him and are good doesn’t mean we get everything we want.” Day1 has been broadcast every week for 75 years. Hear it on News 95.5 and 750 AM WSB at 7:05 a.m. on Sunday or find it at Day1.org.
Feb. 23. Faith and Politics Potluck Dinner, Sunday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., Amerson House Spirituality Center, Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, guided by Kimberly Broerman, Spiritual Director, Deep Waters Center. Come to the table: Come share your story about how your faith shapes your politics; Come practice speaking with conviction while listening with reverence; Come wrestle with the critical questions facing our nation. Come discern how your beliefs and values are challenging you to engage in the coming elections. Cost is $10 plus a dish to share. To R.s.v.p. contact email@example.com or (404) 275-3328. Space is limited. Sign up by Friday.
Feb. 25. Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society Annual Concert of Remembrance: A Tribute to the Lynching Victims of Georgia featuring original compositions by African American women, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, 807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd, Atlanta 30314. R.s.v.p. by Friday, Feb. 21, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 26. Capitol Conservation Day with the Georgia Water Coalition, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Georgia State Capitol. More . . .
Feb. 26. Pitts Theology Library invites you to an evening with Prof. Thomas Kidd of Baylor University, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Please let them know if you are coming R.s.v.p. here. Kidd is at the forefront of conversations about evangelicalism in America. He will be discuss his new book “Who is an Evangelical? The History of a Movement in Crisis.” This is a great opportunity to think alongside him about this important topic, one that is explored in the current exhibition Thy Kingdom Come: American Evangelicalism from George Whitefield to Contemporary Politics. Pitts Theology Library (Room 360), Emory University, 1531 Dickey Dr. Atlanta 30322. For information about parking and directions, visit pitts.emory.edu/parking.
Feb. 27. Justice Day at the Capitol, Feb. 27, will bring together a wide array of community member organizations to show Georgia lawmakers the ongoing need for criminal justice reform and the still-needed changes to promote healthy and safe communities. Check the link above for more information and register here.
Feb. 29. “The Power of Prayer in the Testimony” Prayer Breakfast, will be Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Ben Hill United Methodist Church with Mrs. Duwanna Thomas. Tickets are available on the church website and a $5 donation per person is requested. Donations can be through the giving portal. For more, contact Gail Stafford at email@example.com. Register here.
Feb. 29. Understanding Dementia in the African American Community, Saturday morning, Feb. 29, 10-12 noon, Tranquil AME Church, 4450 Dorsett Shoals Rd., Douglasville GA 30135. Free. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404)549-4504. Faith Village Connections is working with Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter, SageNavigator, AARP Georgia, churches, and community partners to spread dementia awareness and develop dementia-friendly faith villages to support families caring for people living with dementia. Community organizations will be available to provide resources and solutions. Participants will also be able to sign up for a Free Confidential Memory Screenings. Light refreshments and door prizes.
Feb. 29. “Still and Still Moving: Exploring the Intersection of Contemplation, Creativity, and Action” Friday, Feb. 28, 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mary and Martha’s Place, 4393 Garmon Road, Atlanta 30327. Explore across generations with Brie Stoner, focusing on how contemplation and action co-exist not as a dichotomy, but as a whole. You may participate in part of all. Go to the website for more specifics and to purchase tickets.
March 1. Georgia Alliance for Social Justice day trip to Selma, March 1. 1) Purchase your ticket here. 2) R.s.v.p. again so you will get updates and info here. Those needing a scholarship should email email@example.com Information about how the bus share ride works is at https://rally.co/FAQ.
March 5. Supportive Housing Networking Event, Thursday, March 5, 6-8 p.m., Realm Condominium, 3324 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30326. Get to know people and have conversations that can lead to good partnerships and friendship. This is an informal, drop-in event. To register click here.
March 6. Spring Folk School at Camp Mikell offers the opportunity to learn a variety of skilled arts and crafts such as weaving, woodworking, and photography. Fri, Mar 6, - Sun, Mar 8. Registration deadline is Feb. 15. Register here.
March 7 Questions and Queries,” Friday March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m. Tickets and information at www.atlantamasterchorale.org/concerts
March 6,7. FaithMatters: Living a Resurrection-Shaped Life, March 6-7, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., presented by the Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana and author of “A Resurrection Shaped Life: Dying and Rising on Planet Earth.” He will deliver a Friday-evening lecture and facilitate a Saturday workshop. All are welcome, and CEUs are available. Register here. The March 6 lecture is free and open to the public.
March 7. Interfaith Peace Symposium, a women’s event, Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Baitul Ata, 1800 Willow Trail Parkway, Norcross 30093. Speakers from different faiths will highlight interpretation of "Peace" from their particular faith practices. Register.
March 7. Georgia WAND hosts “The REAL State of the Union,” Saturday, March 7, 3 – 6 p.m., 9 Gammon Ave SE, Atlanta 30315. Please R.s.v.p. for a special screening and then discussion of the documentary “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote,” that features experts, poll watchers, and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020.
March 10 ff. “Exploring the Gospels” with Dr. Peter Rhea Jones, retired professor of New Testament from Mercer University McAfee School of Theology and former pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31 and April 7 and 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30305. Register by March 1 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 14. Mountain Top Lectures in conjunction with the University of North Georgia announces the Mountain Top Lectures Spring Lecture, Hoag Auditorium – University of North Georgia. Saturday - March 14, Registration is now open.Click here to register. Dr. Robin Meyers will be the speaker. His latest book is Saving God from Religion: A Minister's Search for Faith in a Skeptical Age. Lecture topics include "Spiritual Defiance,” "Quantum Physics and the Future of God" and "Saving God from Religion.”
March 15. Sign up for Hunger Walk Run March 15, 2020 here.
March 15. NAACP DeKalb County Essay contest. Students can win $17,000 in this essay contest on the DeKalb lynching marker. High school and college students are encouraged to participate. Deadline is March 15. More Details.
March 18. A Jewish rabbi, a Christian minister, and a Muslim comedian step onto a stage together. It sounds like the set-up to a good joke but, as it turns out, it's actually happening! Save the date for Wednesday, March 18, at Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Studio C for this very entertaining and spiritually fulfilling event, benefitting Day1, a 75-year old ecumenical ministry. Be there for the hilarious and thought-provoking trio of nationally popular comedians Susan Sparks, Rabbi Bob Alper, and Gibran Saleem and their acclaimed "Laugh in Peace" stand up performance!
March 19. Registration is now available for a multi-faith and community leaders' workshop: Serving Families Facing Dementia. A gift to the community from “Loving Through Dementia,” a ministry of Due West United Methodist Church. March 19. Registration and information.
March 21. Historic Pews & Pulpits Spring Ramble, March 21, Tickets go on sale Feb. 14. This scenic bus tour through rural east Georgia offers tours of five historic churches tucked away but not forgotten. Not only will you get to go inside the churches and hear about their humble beginnings, you'll be inspired by songs and words from some of the chancels and pulpits. Snacks & lunch are included. Buy Tickets here.
March 26-27. Coming up out of town: “Women Veterans Military Moral Injury: Research, Recovery, Resources, and a Call for Compassionate Community Responsive,” regional conferences for women veterans, chaplains, clergy, community leaders, & clinicians. March 26-27: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Richmond. Moral Injury happens when someone’s worldview is shattered by experiencing a traumatic event that elicits reactions that can lead to social isolation, flashbacks, severe anxiety, struggling to go on, and emotional detachment. Space is limited; register early here.
June. Registration is open Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm. Session 1 (ages 11 – 13): June 15 – 20. Session 2 (ages 13 – 15): June 22 – 27. Do you know a young person who wants to change the world or make a difference in their community? As always, campers will learn about human rights, meet inspiring peacemakers, help others through meaningful service projects, and explore issues that matter to them and to the world. They will also meet new friends and have a ton of fun! Tuition is on a sliding scale; no camper is turned away for financial reasons. Registration deadline is April 1. Register here.
April 17. The Cathedral Book Store presents Ilia Delio, “Christifying the Universe,” Friday, April 17. The central core of Christianity is the incarnation, the Word made flesh. Ilia Delio, a Franciscan Sister and theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology, will explore Teilhard’s notion of christification in an unfolding universe, what this means in terms of nature, the environment, the human person and the future fullness of life. Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Cathedral of St. Philip,2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, 30305. Click here for tickets. $35 general admission; $20 student tickets; $12 extra for boxed lunch
May 1-3. Camp SOS is for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Registration is open for the ninth year of this camp for family members ages 6 to 96 at Twin Lakes in Winder, May 1-3. Find out more at www.campsos.com
May 14-15. Coming up out of town: “Women Veterans Military Moral Injury: Research, Recovery, Resources, and a Call for Compassionate Community Responsive,” regional conferences for women veterans, chaplains, clergy, community leaders, & clinicians. May 14-15: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Moral Injury happens when someone’s worldview is shattered by experiencing a traumatic event that elicits reactions that can lead to social isolation, flashbacks, severe anxiety, struggling to go on, and emotional detachment. Space is limited; register early here.
July 21-29. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 session of SUMMA Theological Debate Camp at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, July 21-29. There's no better place to enjoy the great outdoors, make new friends, and explore life's biggest questions! SUMMA welcomes campers from all backgrounds and faith traditions. Camp is open to high school students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2020. All you need to know is here summa.sewanee.edu/