Faith Community Event Calendar Reminders

Faith Community Event Calendar
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Sept. 7-28. Women’s Book Study: The Hidden Life Awakened, 4 weeks, Tuesdays, Sept. 7 - 28, 6:30 - Creative Space (optional), 7:00 p.m. Join this fast-paced, four-week study of the story of how one woman moved from a life of personal confusion, darkness, and pain to an awakened life of love, hope, and encouragement through her faith in Christ. Book available in the Dogwood Shop at Peachtree Road UMC. Registration available at prumc.org.  

Sept. 8-Oct. 13. Course in the Community: "Gun Violence in America: A Christian Response” (Online) Sept. 8-Oct. 13 with Dominic Erdozain, research fellow at Candler School of Theology. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT. Register.

Sept. 9. Click here to learn more about Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center | One Day Retreat: Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction September 9, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 9 - May 12. Women's Spirituality Group A Monk in the World: Shaping a Soulful Way of Living, every other Thursday, 10 a.m.-Noon, Sept. 9 – Dec. 16, Jan. 6 - May 12, 2022, Deep Waters Center. Read more here . . . Just a few spaces left! Email Kimberly if you're interested in participating in this year's group.

Sept. 9 ff. September is Suicide Prevention month and The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and the Suicide Prevention Program continue training efforts under the COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grant to build capacity in the state of Georgia around suicide-specific care. Registration is open for September QPR training that will take place every Wednesday starting September 9 at 2 p.m. Use the link below to sign up. Summary - Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training (cvent.com)

Sept. 9. Jewish sisters and brothers will be observing Rosh Hashanah Sept. 6, so the Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Sept. will be on a Thursday. Join host the Rev. Joanna Adams and her colleagues from the Presbyterian Church (USA)Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The vigils are offered monthly and leadership rotates among the interfaith community. All are welcome to join the Zoom gathering. The vigil will return to its first Monday of the month schedule in Oct. On Sept. 9, you can access the Zoom gathering from https://www.stlukesatlanta.org/blog/peace-vigil-sept-21/

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) has extended the application deadline of its new Thriving Prophetic Congregations initiative to Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. If your church is interested in reimagining its vocational identity and resources to maximize its social impact, learn more and apply at www.itc.edu/thriving-prophetic-congregations-program.  Apply Today

Sept. 10. In person Bach’s Lunch, Concerts @ First, Friday, Sept. 10, 12:00 p.m. Co-presented with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Dohnanyi’s Serenade for String Trio, and the Anton Arensky Quartet with Two Cellos, is performed by members of the Vega Quartet with cellist Khari Joyner. Free admission. First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309.

Sept. 11 and 18. A free online workshop on better communication across ideological divides will be Saturdays, Sept. 11 and 18, 2-5 p.m. EDT by Braver Angels Georgia.  "Red-Blue" Workshopwill bring an equal number of conservative and liberal citizens together in a series of exercises designed to break down stereotypes and deepen understanding of those whose views are very different from one's own. For more details and registration see www.eventbrite.com. Contact Sharyn Dowd sdowd@braverangels.org or Barbara Brown bbrown@braverangels.org.

Sept. 12-Oct. 31. NAMI Family-to-Family 8 Week Course, Sundays, September 12 – October 31, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, is a free educational program for family and friends of people with mental health conditions. It helps improve the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. Visit prumc.org/one-lamb for complete details and registration.

Sept. 12.  Organist Caroline Robinson will perform at the Cathedral of St. Philip at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in person and livestreamed on the cathedral website. Choral Evensong follows at 4:00. Program includes Alexandre Boëly, Fantasie et Fugue, Louis Vierne, “Choral” from Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 20, Nico Muhly, The Revd Mustard his Installation Prelude (2013), and Joseph Jongen, Sonata Eroica, Op. 94. The recordings will be available on the cathedral website and Facebook pages, “The Cathedral of St. Philip” and “Music at the Cathedral of St. Philip.” Celebrated for its glorious acoustic, the cathedral is an ideal venue for organ and choral music, and its 1962 Aeolian-Skinner organ is renowned throughout the Southeast.

Sept. 13-Oct. 1.  The popular artist Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, will join Monasteries of the Heart for a new eCourse Beauty and the Monastic Heart. Focusing on artists and mystics such as Thomas Merton, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Lou Williams, Corita Kent, and Henri Matisse, Br. Mickey will explore the contemplative connections of art, music, and poetry with monastic spirituality. Featuring 9 video session with Brother Mickey, this three-week eCourse runs from Sept. 13 through Oct. 1 for $25.  More information and registration for this eCourse is here.  Content will be available for 6 months after it concludes.

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Sept. 14-Nov. 2Mindfulness Series: weekly, beginning Sept. 14 at Ignatius House. Learn mindfulness for stress reduction and focus. Includes 8 sessions, Tuesdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 2, plus one Saturday retreat Oct. 23. Learn More

Sept. 15. McDonald Lecture “Imitation of Christ: The Disputed Understanding of Christian Discipleship” (in person) with Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins Luke Timothy Johnson, this year’s Alonzo L. McDonald Chair in the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture. This event is Sept. 15 in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The lecture will be available to watch as a recording afterwards on Candler’s Vimeo site. Register here.

Sept. 19. Nearly every year since 2007, Lazarus has held an annual Health Day event in Downtown Atlanta. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2-5 p.m., is the day to celebrate good health and kinship with our sisters and brothers in the homeless community. Friends at North Avenue Presbyterian Church will host the event in their parking lot on Peachtree Street. There are many ways to get involved! Certainly doctors and nurses are needed, but you don't have to be a medical professional to participate just a willingness to come and be a part of something great. Volunteer sections range from art and food to hospitality to kids — extra hands helping setup, cleanup, and teardown are always welcome too! If you are a medical professional, or med student, use the button below to sign up. Med students, please also download and fill out this form. You are needed! Use the button below to sign up to volunteer in a non-medical sections (like food, transportation, or setup). Health Day — Lazarus (wearelazarus.org)

Sept. 19. Join Equitable Dinners Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. and talk about Anti-Racism and Local History: Why the Atlanta Massacre was not a "Race Riot." The evening opens with an original play specially written for the evening by Pedro Alvarado. The play is followed by guest speaker, King Williams, local documentarian, The Atlanta Way. In facilitated discussion guests from all over the country have a chance to reflect in small groups on what they’ve heard and come up with ideas to take action and create change where they live. Register here for this free event.

Oct. 16.  Save the date and be thinking about how you can help Greenbriar Clean Up Day is Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Show up and volunteer to clean up our community …. if we don't, no one will. 
Oct. 31. The deadline for submission of State Fiscal Recovery Funds grant applications has been extended to October 31, 2021. Click here to see the updated timeline for the State Fiscal Recovery grant program. If you seek assistance submitting an application for funds, contact GSHA.  Funds are allocated for "negative economic impact" to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector. Instructions from the committee Gov. Kemp established include proposals to address housing and homelessness, including individual housing needs, relocation assistance, affordable housing development, housing vouchers, and residential counseling, as well as assistance for unemployed workers and training, for food and other financial insecurity, assistance to small businesses, assistance for programs addressing health disparities (ex: community health workers, public benefits navigators), and much more. Applicants can apply via the Georgia Grants Portal HERE Decisions on grant awards are anticipated to be announced on or after the week of January 3, 2022.

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