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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

May 17-18. Family Process and Pastoral Practice: Toward a New Spirituality of Leadership, May 17-18, in Sewanee, TN. This workshop designed for clergy and lay leaders of all faiths will explore Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s approach to family process and how its wise employment as a pastoral and spiritual tool can enhance leadership and effectiveness in a congregational setting. Lodging is not included with tuition. CEUs are available. Contact for more information. Tuition of $275 includes lunch on both days.

May 17. Solid Rock AME Zion, 4065 Snapfinger Road, Lithonia 30038, offers computer classes every first and third Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Basic Computer this Thursday, May 17.

May 18. Georgia Latinos Against Domestic Violence (GLADV), a program of Ser Familia, Inc. will host a community meeting, Friday May 18, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Argosy University, Classroom # 400, 980 Hammond Dr NE, Atlanta 30328. The meeting will concern working with children who are secondary victims of domestic violence. There will be lunch for those who R.s.v.p.

May 20. The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas, pastor of Grace Community UMC in Shreveport, is the featured preacher on Day 1 this week. Tune in to News 95.5 or 750 AM WSB on Sunday mornings at 7:05 to hear his Pentecost sermon “Understood.” Visit for a wealth of sermons and other resources.

May 20. Emmanuel Lutheran Church celebrates 70 years of ministry in Southwest Atlanta, Honoring the Past, Nurturing the Present, and Growing the Future. On 70th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, May 20, the 10 a.m. worship service is the main event and culmination of the celebration. The message and service will be delivered by various members of the Flippin family, so you know it will be an awesome service. 3050 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30311.

May 20. After her many travels nationally and worldwide, PCUSA Co-moderator Rev. Denise Anderson will preach at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m., 286 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr., Atlanta 30318. The community is invited to come hear from Rev. Anderson.

May 21. The DeKalb NAACP will have a Criminal Justice Day soon. This will be an opportunity to tell the community about the benefits of limiting jail time for misdemeanors. The End Money Bail DeKalb Coalition will draft an education piece and discuss it at the next regular meeting on May 21, at 7 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 1890 Second Ave, Decatur 30032.

May 24. Bishop Paul S. Morton of Changing a Generation Ministries in Atlanta is the host pastor for a Clergy Roundtable Breakfast for clergy, Thursday, May 24, 10 – 12, 3350 Greenbrier Parkway SW, Atlanta 30331. Empire Board of Realtists, the local chapter of NAREB, the oldest and largest African American real estate trade organization in the nation, is spearheading an initiative to increase African American home ownership 2MN5 (2 Million New African American Homeowners in 5 Years). Bringing it to fruition will require collaborative efforts, partnerships, liaisons, and villages. Find out more at this free breakfast. Please register

May 30. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is eager for input from community advocates, clinical and public health professionals, industry leaders, and faith leaders in the region as they create a strategic plan. A facilitated discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reserve your spot by Friday, May 25

May 31. Women’s Retreat: The Mystery of the God of Our Deepest Longings, May 31-June 3, Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Dr NW, Atlanta. Do you enjoy mysteries? If you do, this retreat is just for you! It begins with two questions, the answers of which lie deep within your heart. Do you know you are God’s deepest desire, and that God finds endless happiness in you? Is God your deepest desire and your source of endless happiness? Drawing on the spirituality of John’s Gospel and Ignatius of Loyola, the reflections and prayer of this retreat will lead you to the conclusion that God’s deepest longing is to dwell in you as yours is to dwell in God. Register at or call (404)255-0503 for more information.

June 1. An early announcement for something that requires some planning: The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary is accepting applications for The Rural Church Clergy Colloquy, August 6-8 and February 11-13, 2019. Applications are due on June 1 and may be submitted via this  link. Leadership will be provided by Jonathan Davis and Camille Josey.

June 1. Creative Conversation: Art for Transformation will feature Okorie Johnson and Tammy Harper. June 1, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Park Avenue Baptist Church, 486 Park Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312. The series is a collaboration between aijcast, Park Avenue Baptist Church, Art in the Image, and the Created to Create cohort. aijcast host Marthame Sanders and Park Avenue pastor (and aijcast guest) Brandon T. Maxwell will co-host this four-part live series in 2018 with conversations and art making, featuring thought leaders and innovators. Get tickets here.

June 2. Pastor Deanne Lynch invites the community to the Great St. Timothy UMC Yard Sale, 5365 Memorial Dr., Stone Mtn., Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds will support the ministries of St. Timothy United Methodist Church.

June 2. Advanced Mindfulness Practice, June 2, 9:00 – 4:00, This day long Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction retreat of silent, extended practice is designed especially for those who have had some prior experience with mindfulness. This is a wonderful opportunity to join with others for community practice. Register at or call (404)255-0503 for more information.

June 3. You are invited to the United Way of Greater Atlanta first-ever lunch packing party event, Monday Night Garage, Sunday, June 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Over 350,000 children in our community face hunger this summer. Donate or prepare meals and enjoy a drink with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Silence the Growl. Register here.

June 3-5. Teen Retreat, June 3-5, Loving the Blank Page: Sketching God's Dreams for You directed by Andy & Sarah Otto for rising junior and seniors. Anxious about what the next page in your life has in store for you as you approach graduation? God invites you to look at the unknown not with fear, but with creativity and joy. Register at or Call us for more information 404.255.0503

June 5. To learn more about the upcoming environment planning summit in Atlanta on June 5 World Environment Day, send inquiries to

Jun 6. For Your Children’s Sake: Morning of Reflection, ION, June 6, 9-12:30 p.m. This is a discussion of mind-body-spirit nutrition with the founder of Bee Well Serve Well, Deborah Garrard. Garrard offers proven nutritional guidelines for promoting health and preventing disease. Childcare available; Registration is required. Reserve your space online or call (404)255-0503.

June 9. Pork & Plants at The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 737 Woodland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta 30316. Preorder a smoked pork butt or smoked chicken. Or come by for plants and art and a BBQ plate with all the fixins’ and a drink. Find out more and get tickets here.

June 10. At Mother's Day for Peace Georgia WAND celebrates women, mothers, and all people who work for systemic change. Mother’s Day was created as a call for peace. June 10, 4-6 p.m., Agnes Scott College, Presser Hall, Gaines Auditorium,141 E. College Ave, Decatur 30030. If you have questions or want to join the host committee or volunteer, contact Ticket information is here.

June 12. Lake Oconee Community Church presents Words at the Threshold: What do final words reveal about the afterlife? A lecture and discussion with Lisa Smartt, Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m., Reynolds Landing Clubhouse. $5 per person, reservations open May 12. Smartt, is the founder of The Final Words Project. In this inspiring presentation, she will explore how the language of the dying points the way to a transcendent world beyond our own and offers a map for better communication at end of life. Email to R.s.v.p.

June 16. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church plans a concert in honor of the Rev. Clayton E. Taylor’s 52 anniversary! Join them to welcome Keke Wyatt on Saturday, June 16, at 5 p.m., 2870 Headland Drive, East Point 30344. Tickets are $25. Call the church at (404) 349-0660 for more information.

July 26-27. To round out summer celebrations of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light's 15th Anniversary, join the Hike Inn, Thursday & Friday, July 26-27. After you hike to the Inn (either with GIPL or on your own), there will be a tour of the eco-lodge and a shared meal. The GIPL team will lead evening vespers on July 26 and morning vespers on July 27. Information on pricing, and the registration form can be found here. Registration is limited, so claim your spot today!

June 29-July 1.The Search for a High Power: Recovery Retreat Steps One through Three of the 12 Steps, June 29 - July 1. On this recovery retreat come explore the path to God as you understand it, and seek the freedom of sobriety and the sanity it offers. Register your private room and bath at or call (404) 255-0503 for more information.

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 or 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

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>>

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

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