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
“You Had to Be There”: Misadventures in Ministry,” The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary will start the new academic year with reflections on ministry through the eyes of Israel Galindo, Associate Dean and exhibition artist. His collection of illustrated vignettes about life on the front lines of ministry will strike a chord of familiarity with those in the trenches. Open to the public at the Harrington Center through Nov. 17. For directions visit www.ctsnet.edu. For additional information or to arrange a visit for evening or weekend hours, call 404-687-4577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1. Greater Turner Chapel AME Church and Jackie Newsome, Master of Divinity student at Candler School and attorney, will host a four-part criminal justice reform series. The event dates are October 11, 18, 25, and November 1. Each session will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The church is at 4650 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30331.
Oct. 30. “Then and There, Here and Now” a program celebrating Chanticleer’s 40th Anniversary will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Welcome back to Atlanta to William Fred Scott, Music Director. The program contains music by some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw, McGlynn and others. $30 adults / $18 students. Tickets here.
Nov. 1-4. "Spirituality in Your Own Key," a three-night retreat directed by Fr. Joe Costantino, SJ, November 1-4, at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta 30328. Ignatian wisdom encourages spiritual adaptability to meet changing realities. You may find yourself reaffirming, deepening, and further appreciating your current spirituality and prayer. Perhaps you will discern some modification needed or discover something new that’s right for you. This is a silent retreat. Registration and more.
Nov. 2-4. Fall Festival and Artists Market, Nov. 2-4, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W Peachtree Street, Atlanta. Visit allsaintsatlanta.org for details.
Nov. 2. First Friday at First features Joe Jennings and the Neighborhood Arts Ensemble for the last jazz evening of the season, November 2. Purchase your $15 ticket at the door. Paid parking is available at the Main Parking Lot adjacent to First Congregational Church on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Courtland Street. Free parking is available at CARE Parking Deck,151 Ellis Street, NE, located on the right-hand side of Ellis., just after the Commons. Parking is available 30 minutes before the show and you must move your vehicle by 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 3. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life, will launch the “Moral Revival for Voting Rights” tour Nov. 3, 10 a.m. The two pastors will caravan to three Southern cities. Local clergy in Atlanta, Cuthbert, Ga. and Jacksonville will participate in spirit-filled, revival-style worship services. In Atlanta at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, 30303.
Nov. 3. The DeKalb Choral Guild opens its 41th season with “In Flanders Field: In Memoriam 1918.” The program features Songs of Love and War by Paul Moravec and other pieces remembering soldiers and their families. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church, 47 Covington Rd., Avondale Estates 30002. Tickets are $5. For more information, check www.dekalbchoralguild.org.
Nov. 3. Southern Crescent is calling all runners to be superheroes for kids in the Champions for Children 5K. Show your support on Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. Mail-in registration forms are available at www.scsac.org. This is a Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Event.
Nov. 3. November 3 at 5:30 p.m., L'Arche Atlanta will host an annual All Saints Celebration for fellowship and to remember people important in their lives who have passed on by speaking their names during the service. You are welcome to bring a picture of a loved one, flowers, or another token that is dear to you in remembering someone special in your life. Saturday, Nov. 3, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theological Seminary, Ellis Room, 701 Columbia Drive, Decatur 30030.
Nov. 4. The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb, senior pastor of Johns Creek United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, Ga., is the featured preacher Nov.4 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. Hear his sermon on Sunday morning at 7:05 on News 95.5 and WSB 750 AM or visit Day1.org to hear and read it now.
Nov. 4. Georgia Chamber Players, Sunday, November 4 , 4:00 pm, Trinity Presbyterian Church will host the first of two concerts by the renowned group. This concert will feature works by Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi. Tickets are $20, $5 for students and are available at the door.
Nov. 4. Friends of Music Concert Series: Atlanta Percussion Trio, Sunday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in the nave. A concert of all percussion instruments? You betcha! There is wonder, there is grace, there is thunder, there is a place… even for members of the audience to participate. Learn about the instruments and lift your hearts to the pulsing beats of many different members of the mightiest section in the orchestra.
Nov. 4. St. James’ Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta 30060, will observe All Souls Day with the Faure Requiem in Eucharist setting, Sunday, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m. www.stjamesmarietta.com.
Nov. 5-9. Orchard says prayer is the most untapped, unlimited resource we have as believers. A Week of Prayer will, offering seven prayer gatherings during the week of November 5 in Atlanta and Birmingham, give more people in more places the opportunity to pray and discover God in ways they never imagined possible. Register today www.praywithorchard.com
Nov. 8. The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, NYC, will preach at the service at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Cannon Chapel, Nov. 8, 11:00 a.m., 515 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta 30322
Nov. 8. LAMP Lecture “Religious Literacy and the Foundations of Abrahamic Dialogue” a talk with Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Pill, Nov. 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Candler School of Theology at Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta 30022. This talk offers some perspectives on the possibilities – and limitations – of acquiring intercultural literacy, and the ways in which it can be deployed in effective Abrahamic dialogue between faith traditions and communities. LAMP is a collaborative endeavor of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Ga Tech and the Candler School of Theology at Emory. For more information, please visit lamp.iac.gatech.edu
8. The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority invites the community to a Caregivers Fair, Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 – 8 p.m., Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur 30033. There will be speakers, exhibitors with resources and information. There is free surface parking and there will be food. This is event is free and open to the public. Register here. For more information contact Sherard Police at email@example.com.
Nov. 8. In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure. Justice and Peace Ministries, along with Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), will host an Interfaith Food Insecurity Dinner, 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Archdiocese of Atlanta Chancery Offices, 2401 Lake Park Dr. SE, Smyrna 30080. This evening will kick off a four- part series “Food and Garden as Social Obligation.” All faith traditions are welcome. A $10 donation will help to offset the cost of the meal. For questions or more information or if you need help with the donation, contact Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-920-7897.
Nov. 8. Come sing with Neighborhood Church! They’re hanging out at Thinking Man Tavern in Decatur and singing some favorite karaoke-ish songs Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For more info, email email@example.com
Nov. 8. 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.
Nov. 8. Mohammed Al Samawi will discuss his memoir “The Fox Hunt” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at MJCCA-Zaban Park. 5342 Tilly Mill Road. Born in Yemen and a devout Muslim, he began to doubt what he had previously believed when given a Bible. Read more about this hopeful interfaith story and buy your tickets at Purchase tickets here.
Nov. 8-11. Awakeningsoul presents “Justice is the body of love ~ love is the soul of justice” at Lutheridge Conference Center, on the south side of Asheville, with thought-provoking speakers, amazing musicians, and a community of wonderful folks from around the country. Nov. 8-11. Register here.
Nov. 8-9 “A New Spirituality of Leadership: Using Family Process to Deepen and Revitalize Congregational Life,” Beecken Center, Nov. 8-9, is appropriate for clergy and lay leaders of all faiths. Come to beautiful Sewanee, Tennessee for this wonderful event. CEUs are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. More information and registration >>
Nov. 8-11. Living a Spirituality of Hope: Embracing Its Challenges and Practices, November 8-11. Dr. Luther E Smith, Jr., teaches this course focused on living out the personal meaning of hope in personal experience and social transformation in the face of difficulties. Spiritual practices that prepare us to become people of hope weave through the weekend through readings, lectures and in-class exercises. Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary Registration Information.
Nov. 10. St. Aidan’s Music Project, STAMP, is a new community-focused music ministry. A series of workshops held throughout the year will enrich the church’s relationship with its neighbors and the community-at-large by providing varying programs for musicians of all ages. The inaugural workshop for string quartet will be a day-long program led by the Kazanetti String Quartet with one-on-one coaching in quartet format of an assigned string quartet (Mozart, K. 157); a talk by KSQ on historical and performance aspects of the work; and a performance of the complete work. Visit information & registration. Registration closes Nov. 5.
Nov. 10. November 10 is the date for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence 4th Annual Stand Event “Our Childhood, Our Stories, Our Empowerment,” a lovely breakfast held at the Dunwoody Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. This event encourages and inspires the community to stand with survivors and to join the movement to end domestic violence. This year you have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Yamma Brown, author of "Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me". This ticketed event will include brunch, mimosas, and special raffle items. Individual tickets are $45 or $80 for a pair of tickets.
Nov. 10. The deadline to participate in Light Up the Holidays for a Vulnerable Georgian is Nov. 10. This program from the Ga. Department of Human Services offers a chance to help make a joyful holiday for an adult living in a long-term care facility. Email Jennifer.email@example.com for details
Nov. 10. 6TH Annual Community Health Expo/Open Enrollment Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Shy Temple CME Church, 2012 Memorial Drive, Atlanta.
Nov. 10. Central Outreach and Advocacy Center ArtWorks program provides a creative outlet to guests who pass through the COAC’s doors seeking assistance and support. The annual art show was initiated to provide insight into the lives, experiences, and skills of these artists and those who become artists through Central OAC. Come for an evening of drinks, appetizers, and a silent auction full of beautiful art! Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 746 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta 30312. Tickets.
Nov. 10. Join the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta for the 2018 ISB Fundraising Gala on November 10, at the Cobb Galleria at 6:30 p.m. celebrating the legacy of Muhammad Ali. This will feature Muhammad Ali's daughter Maryum Ali as the keynote speaker. The celebration includes a networking reception followed by dinner and keynote address. To learn more visit www.isbatlanta.org.
Nov. 10. Voices for the Earth Concert celebrates creation at the 3rd annual concert, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, Local musicians, spoken-word artists, and people of faith will present an evening of song and word to rejoice in the beauty of our precious and finite Earth. Coffeehouse in style, the concert will be in the Fellowship Hall. Co-Sponsors are GIPL, Holy Trinity Parish (Episcopal), and North Decatur Presbyterian Church. Tickets And More information.
Nov. 10. "Lion and Tigers and Bears Oh My," discovering our inner instinctive selves. Pete Williams, PhD, Saturday, November 10, lecture from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs 30328. For more information go to www.Jungatlanta.com.
Nov. 10. Alchemy Sky announces its 3rd annual Rockin’ for Our Veterans benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Darwin’s Burgers and Blues, Sandy Springs. All proceeds will go to support the music therapy program for veterans who call Atlanta home. ThunderGypsey will be playing Southern Soul. Tickets here.
Nov. 10-11. The Atlanta Penn Center Support Group plans a weekend trip to St. Helena Island to visit the home of the Gullah/Geechie Nation , Nov. 10-11, in conjunction the Penn Center Annual Heritage Festival. Recently named a National Heritage Site, Penn Center is the home of the Penn School, one of the first schools in the United States for formerly enslaved people. Email Collettehopkins@gmail.com for additional information about the group and participation possibilities.
Nov. 11. The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb, senior pastor of Johns Creek United Methodist Church, is the featured preacher Nov. 11 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. Hear his sermon on Sunday morning at 7:05 on News 95.5 and WSB 750 AM or visit Day1.org to hear and read it now.
Nov. 11. Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta 30303, Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. All Saints Day, the Chancel Choir and Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band will present Come Away to the Skies: A Bluegrass Mass, a musical bluegrass version of the typical mass liturgy. Playing the banjo will be the composer Tim Sharp.
Nov. 11. The World War One Centennial Commission, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, announces Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance collaboration inviting citizens and organizations, across the entire country, to toll bells in their communities twenty-one times on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11:00 a.m. local time. Bells will be tolled in places of worship, schools, town halls, public carillons, and cemeteries, to mark the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to hostilities, in what Americans fervently hoped had been "The War to End All Wars." This nationwide program honors those American men and women who served one hundred years ago. The war ended by armistice at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Click here for more information. If any church has a question please contact Dr. Virginia Dilkes at (770)924-1452.
Nov. 11. Gateway Center needs churches and faith communities to serve hot meals to men transitioning from homelessness. Interested? Find out more by attending an orientation at Gateway Center on November 11 at 3 pm. For information, visit www.gatewayctr.org/volunteer
Nov. 11. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Atlanta Field Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police are collaborating to present a training and comprehensive briefing. Training for Faith Communities in Response to Violence for clergy and leadership teams, Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 - 6 p.m., Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. (404) 873-1743
Nov. 11. Organ Dedication Concert Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m., Experience the delights and intimacy of chamber music as Peachtree Road UMC, 3180 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30305, dedicates two instruments, the Van Daalen continuo organ and the Estey Harmonium pedal organ, made specifically for this purpose. The concert will feature PRUMC’s own Schola, renowned organists, and other musicians from around the area. $15 suggested donation, $5 students.
Nov. 12. Atlantic Institute invites us to the Fifth Annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner. Come experience the Thanksgiving spirit before Thanksgiving by sharing a delicious meal and listening to one another. Click here for RSVP (required) Registration opens at 6:30, dinner is 7, in Alpharetta. The Atlantic Institute announces that Bill Bolling, founder of Atlanta Community Food Bank and the current board chairman and senior advisor of Food Well Alliance, will be the keynote speaker.
Nov. 12. Voces8 in concert, Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Philip. This is the first Atlanta performance of one of the most sensational new choirs on the international music scene. Preview. Buy tickets at www.cathedralATL.org/concerts or from the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582. For information call (404) 365-1050.
Nov. 13. Registration is open for the 8th Annual GSHA Supportive Housing Conference, "The Many Faces of Supportive Housing, Tuesday, Nov. 13, Wednesday, Nov. 14, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta 30303. Click here for information and registration. It is not too late to become a Sponsor. If you can help contact GSHA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 12. “Record Restriction Summit: Clear Your Arrest Records,” register for this free Fulton County meeting. Veterans’ Day, Monday, Nov. 12, hosted by The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309, and supported by Cascade United Methodist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Georgia Justice Project, Veterans’ Empowerment Organization. Registration is required www.fultoncountyga.gov/recordrestriction
Nov. 13. The Effects of Social Media on your Teen - a Seminar for Parents, Powder Springs First United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. , 4329 Marietta Street, Powder Springs 30127.
Nov. 14. Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Dean's Lecture, Nov. 14. Dr. Teresa Morgan, Professor of Graeco-Roman History at Oxford University, will present “Towards a Theology of Trust.” This lecture will begin to outline a theology of New Testament trust, exploring both the relationship of trust between God, Christ, and the faithful, and the epistemic trust on which it is based. Learn more and register.
Nov. 14. End New Jim Crow Action Group meeting, Nov. 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Michelle Menifee will speak about her work with Georgia prisons and offender rehabilitation. As usual, other concerns of formerly incarcerated and families of incarcerated people will be heard. Those people are urged to come. Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W Howard Ave., Decatur 30030 (about 1/2 mile east of East Lake MARTA station).
Nov. 15. Atlanta Prays Community Partner Gathering Nov. 15, from 2-3:30 p.m., Community Partner Gathering focused on Food Rescue in the S. Atlanta/Airport region, Salvation Army Kroc Center at 967 Dewey Street SW; Atlanta. For more information email email@example.com
Nov. 15. Covenant House Georgia invites the community to the annual Candle Light Vigil on Nov. 15. Meet on the campus, 1559 Johnson Rd NW, Atlanta 30318, to honor through song, personal testimony, and prayer the youth we have lost to the streets. Candles will be provided, refreshments will be served! R.s.v.p. to Georgia O'Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 15. Presbyterians for a Better Georgia 2018 Georgia Legislative Forum, featuring a panel of distinguished state legislators and an early insider preview of the upcoming legislative session. Hear their insights about how to be an effective advocate. Nov. 15, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Forum begins at 7:00, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta. Register here.
Nov. 15. Dana Anderson is the South's first artist with special needs to be selected to have her own gallery exhibit. She is 26 years old and has Down syndrome and autism. She cannot care for herself, does not read, write, or speak; but has found her voice in acrylic painting. More about Dana. Meet the artist Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta 30303.
Nov. 15. 14th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 15, • 7 Kislev 5779, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062. This program combines uplifting messages, music, and a healthy dose of humor to inspire those in attendance to find common goals to benefit their local communities. During the reception, guests will enjoy samples of treats from the different congregations and a Wall of Words where anyone can write their thoughts, comments, or feedback. Due to the popularity of the event, please plan to arrive early to ensure parking and seating as the building will reach capacity.
Nov. 15. “Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century,” Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Emory University, Oxford Auditorium, 1390 Oxford Road. Co-sponsored by AJC Atlanta, Emory’s annual Rothschild Lecture will explore this complex history with guest scholar James Loeffler of the University of Virginia speaking on the subject of his recent book by the same title. The evening will also commemorate the centennial of Morris B. Abram, a Georgia-born attorney, civil rights leader, human rights activist, and former national president of American Jewish Committee, whose papers are housed at Emory.
Nov. 16. Covenant House Georgia invites the community to Sleep Out America. Nov. 16, people from coast-to-coast will step out of their homes – and their comfort zones – to spend one night sleeping outside so homeless kids don’t have to. Sleep Out America helps Covenant House bring shelter to young people who have no place else to turn. It’s easy to join – all it takes is you, a safe place to sleep outside, and your commitment to helping kids get off the streets and into a positive environment. Join the movement where, for one night, America Sleeps Out. Sign up at sleepoutamerica.org.
Nov. 16-17. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church are accepting applications from artists for inclusion in Art from the Heart. This Artist Market will be Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road NE, Atlanta 30345. Application deadline is Oct. 5, 2018. Contact email@example.com. All proceeds will benefit the community engagement programs of the sponsoring churches.
Nov. 16-17. Healthy Congregations sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Trinity Presbyterian Church, Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. The workshop is designed to equip pastors and other church leaders with strategies to deal with anxiety and conflict within their congregation in ways that promote healing and that help the church stay focused on its unique mission and purpose. For complete details, refer to brochure.To register, visit www.LMPeaceCenter.org.
Nov. 17. Simple Needs GA is hosting an open house Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 991 Industrial Park Drive Marietta 30062. They will give tours and tell you about their programs and how you can help. Some clients will be there to share their stories. It's a great time to learn more about how their work benefits people in need in our community.
Nov. 17. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Saviour will host Art from the Heart, a joyful celebration of artists and all those who celebrate the wonders they create, Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road NE, Atlanta, 30345. All proceeds will benefit the community engagement programs of the sponsoring churches.
Nov. 18. A community-wide Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, November 18, at 5:00 p.m. in the Northside Drive Baptist sanctuary. Bring your out of town family, neighbors, and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving together at 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta 30305.
Nov. 20. Service of Thanksgiving: Voices of Hope, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. Join the Candler School of Theology community for a Thanksgiving service featuring The Voices of Hope choir from Arrendale State Prison. 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta 30322. The service will take place in the Cannon Chapel Sanctuary on the campus of Emory University.
Nov. 22. Brookhaven United Methodist Church will celebrate a community Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m., 1366 N Druid Hills Rd, NE, Atlanta 30319.
Nov. 28- Dec. 1. The Costen Institute, one of the four institutes comprising JCSTS' new educational structure, is co-sponsoring Sophie's Table, November 28 through December 1, a forum where male and female preachers learn together about issues confronting the women they pastor. Sophie's Table is an annual event of Woman Preach, Inc. which equips preachers to preach the gospel from a womanist/feminist perspective particularly concerning equity, inclusion, and justice. This event will be held at New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, GA, where JCSTS alumnus Hodari Williams is the Senior Pastor. For more information, visit womanpreach.org, or smithseminary.org.
Nov. 29. The North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, 9 – 11 a.m., 2850 Old Alabama Road, Third Floor, Room S305. Jewell Gooding, executive director of Mental Health American of Georgia will present Mental Health 101. All are invited especially faith and community leaders who can share the information with those they lead. For more information about the collaborative, contact Cathy Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678)893-5304.
Nov. 29. Dr. Walter Fluker, the 2018-19 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, will present the second of two public lectures, titled “Speaking from Sites Reserved for the Dead: Lingering Memories of Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Great Mistake Jamestown Made Long Ago.” Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Candler School of Theology. Registration is required. Read more and register here.
Dec. 1-2. Calling all artists, knitters, crafters, jewelry makers, canners, and bakers—The Trinity Christmas Market needs you! A favorite event during the advent season, the market benefits Trinity’s global mission programs in Cuba, Haiti, and refugee resettlement in Atlanta. Donations of arts, crafts, baked goods, and more make a tremendous contribution. This year the Market will be Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 9 am to 1 pm. 3003 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta 30327
Dec. 2. Atlanta InterFaith Leaders Forum invites the community to the Tenth Annual Taste of Faith, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 – 5 p.m., when the Rev. Dr. T. Paul Groetz will welcome all to the City of Lights Worship Center at 3125 Presidential Parkway, Atlanta 30340. This annual event is an opportunity for members of all of Atlanta’s diverse faith communities to come together to sample delicious dishes from our diverse traditions and enjoy fellowship. No reservations are needed; there is no charge for attendance. Friends and family members are always welcome. This is a particularly suitable event for newcomers to interfaith dialogue. Mark your calendars for this fun event.
January. The Festival of Young Preachers will be in Atlanta the first week in January. Find out all about it. Registration is open now.
January 29-31. In light of the recent discussions about the civil rights of transgender/non-binary people, register for the seminar in January 2019. Register HERE. Spread the word. Be an educated ally, hosted by The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary.
May 19-24. The 2019 Georgia Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon’s Island, May 19-24, 2019. The theme is “Enfolding the Goodness of God.” Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is offering some assistance for CBF clergy and laity interested in attending. An application is available online to apply for financial aid to attend. Click here for more info.