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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the schedule and answers to any questions you have.
Feb. 25. Wellsprings Worship Circle “Faith that Holds,” second and fourth Tuesdays, tomorrow, Feb. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 W. Howard St, Decatur 30030. Longing for spiritual community and practice to ground you? Wondering what it looks like to be a person of faith in these troubling times? Led by spiritual director Kimberly Broerman, this circle offer a time for quiet stillness, singing and chanting, reflection with Scripture, intimate prayer and conversation, and silent meditation in a contemplative space. Come and find rest and nourishment for your weary soul. More information is here.
Feb. 26. Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Tzedek Georgia Hate Crimes Lobby Day, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr. SW. To R.s.v.p. call (678) 222-3740 or Register here.
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 1. The Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime, an Atlanta-based Presbyterian minister who serves as Director of Religion and Civic Engagement for Odyssey Impact in New York City, is the featured preacher for the first Sunday of Lent, March 1, on “Day 1.” “Know It All?” Kime’s sermon for March 1, is drawn from the story of the serpent and the apple in the Garden of Eden found in Genesis 2 and 3. Hear the sermon at 7:05 a.m. on WSB News 95.5 and 750 AM. For this sermon and many other resources visit Day1.org.
March 1. An Afternoon with Carol Anderson, Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m., Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta 30314. Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory, will be in conversation with Dr. Samuel Livingston, Associate Professor and Director of the African American Studies Program at Morehouse College, about Anderson's book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. This event is free; registration is required. Books will be available and a book signing will follow the program. Sponsored by the Atlanta University Center, Spelman College, and Atlanta History Center.
March 2. Spelman College and Columbia Theological Seminary will host the Beyoncé Mass, 7:00 p.m., March 2, in Sisters Chapel, 440 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta. Created by the Rev. Yolanda Norton, H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies and assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at San Francisco Theological Seminary, the liturgy includes music from the artist’s vast discography, readings from womanist scholars and prominent Black female leaders, and a sermon from Rev. Norton. The event is free. Space is limited. To register visit here.
March 3. The 73-voice a cappella Concordia Choir conducted by René Clausen will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, March 3, at 7 p.m. Experience one of America's finest choirs seen nationwide on public television and heard in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and across the country. Tickets are here.
March 3. Natalia Imperatori-Lee, a Cuban-born Catholic theologian, will be at the Aquinas Center at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 for the latest in the “What’s Next” series. She’ll be talking about women in the church, more specifically the “MeToo” movement and its presence in the Church. Register here.
March 4. Then March 4, Imperatori-Lee will offer a magical evening of music and story at the Aquinas Center. She, Tony Alonso, and Roberto Goizueta will celebrate “Caminemos con Jesús,” a tribute to Dr. Goizueta’s groundbreaking book, the release of Dr. Alonso’s latest musical offering, and the theological stories of those who left their land and made their home with us. By the end of the evening, we will be dancing out the doors! Register.
March 4. Join Refugee Ministries of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Sophie Leveille from the Tahirih Justice Center Wednesday, March 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m., for a viewing of “Torn Apart,” an HBO documentary that features 2 of the 3000 families separated at the border in 2018. Learn more about what you can do to advocate for these families. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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 5. GIPL Healing Our Warming Planet with Dr. Kim Cobb, Thursday, March 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 Lavista Rd. NE, Atlanta 30329. Let's learn about 20 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming that could be instituted by 2030. The event is free to the public. Please R.s.v.p.
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 6. Church Women United Atlanta will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday March 6 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome. Email Roberta Rhodes at email@example.com for details.
March 6,7. Questions and Queries,” Atlanta Master Chorale, 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 6. Jazz 2020 First Friday at First welcomes Wycliffe Gordon on March 6, great food, fun, fellowship, and music at First Congregational Church UCC, general admission tickets are $20, students with valid ID $15. The Commons, 125 Ellis Street, Atlanta 30303. Correct link.
March 7. Meridian Herald will give featured presentations at the "Choosing To Lead" Conference on Saturday, March 7 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The conference is hosted by One Hundred Miles, a coastal advocacy organization striving to protect and preserve Georgia’s 100-mile coast. Meridian Herald's artistic director, Steven Darsey will partner with Sally Sears of the South Fork Conservancy in an informative plenary session and a workshop on the idea of using art to advocate for environmental preservation. Sign up today. Hear selections from Darsey’s musical setting of Georgia poet Sidney Lanier’s masterpiece, “The Marshes of Glynn,” in the very coastal environment that inspired the poem.
March 7. Gateway Center is looking for faith-based groups to bring fellowship and a hot meal monthly or quarterly for groups of 100 men transitioning from homelessness. Join Gateway Center and Community Members on March 7 at 10 a.m. to find our more. To register, visitwww.gatewayctr.org/volunteeror email Bec Cranford firstname.lastname@example.org
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 8. The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, is the preacher for the second Sunday of Lent, March 8, on “Day 1” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 75 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Hear Day1 every Sunday morning at 7:05 AM on WSB News 95.5 and 750 AM. For more information, check the program’s website, Day1.org.
March 8. An evening of exceptional musical selections performed by both current and alumni fellows of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program, Sunday, March 8, 5:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.Reserve Now . First Presbyterian Church, 1328 W Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30309.
March 10. TACC at St. Luke's Live and Learn presents “The Two Sides of Our Nervous System: How Yoga, Breath Work, and Mindfulness can Support Resilience,” Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., St Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30308. Marnie Grodzin founded Grounded and Gathered and presents in schools and communities and teaches yoga to teens from a therapeutic perspective. She is also the Youth Development Coordinator for the Decatur Prevention Initiative, teaching prevention programs to middle school children. She will share a tour of the nervous system and teach us how we can tap into body and mind awareness. We live in a fast-moving world, so we must build our toolbox of resources to aid in living a resilient life! All are welcome. They will accept $15 for attendance and lunch, or $5 without lunch suggested donation towards the mission fund for counseling services. Contact email@example.com or call (404)876-6266 Ext. 2003 to register.
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 12. The rescheduled Georgia Anti-Sex Trafficking Lobby Day is March 12. Stand with fellow community members, advocates, and elected officials to support legislation that protects our children from sex trafficking. Lobby Day Partner Organizations will offer a lunch and learn following the morning session. Find registration and buy a ticket for the lunch.
March 13. The Cathedral Book Store at St. Philips’s will host Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt for a discussion
and signing of her new book “The Gift of Forgiveness,” Friday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m., 2744 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta 30305.$25 tickets include a copy of the book.
March 13. From the Jung Society of Atlanta, James Hollis, PhD, "Missing the Mark: The Seven Deadly Sins Viewed through the Lens of Depth Psychology,# March 13, Friday evening lecture 7:30 p.m., members: $25; non-members $35: students $15. Sandy Springs Christian Church,
301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, 30328.
March 14. Portraits in Pathology, Saturday Workshop 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., members: $70; non- members $85; students $50 with ID. 5 CEU’s available for combined lectures, for LSW, Marriage and Family and Professional Counselors. Sandy Springs Christian Church. See Jungatlanta.com for specifics.
March 14. Seed Time & Harvest Gardens & Greenhouse First Plant Sale of the season, Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Holy Comforter Church, 737 Woodland Ave. SE, 30316. Beat the heat and the bugs by starting your spring garden early with organically grown plants: tomatoes -- red, green, purple, yellow, striped, streaked, and splashed; peppers -- sweet and fiery hot; eggplant, basil, perennial herbs. If flowers are your fancy, there will be annuals and perennials for sun or shade and indoor plants, including some unusual begonias and sanseverias. If you wait till Good Friday to plant, the April 4 sale is for you. Holycomforter-atlanta.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 14. Sisters in Song saluting Jazz’s greatest divas, Saturday, March 14, 4 – 6 p.m., presented by the Music and Arts Ministry of Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta 30311. This free concert in observance of Women’s History Month features Kathleen Bertrand, Julie Dexter, Pamela Dillard, Alexandra Jackson, and Rhonda Thomas.
March 15. Join the members of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church, where the Rev. John Foster is pastor, in celebration of its Morris Brown College Day, Sunday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Edward S. Reynolds, who is senior pastor of Midway Missionary Baptist Church, College Park. Rev. Reynolds is a graduate of Morris Brown College (Class of 1972) and has been recognized for his preaching and services rendered to the community. For more information call Big Bethel at (404)730-9170.
March 15. Sign up for Hunger Walk Run March 15, 2020 here.
March 15. You are invited to a free lecture and book signing by Bruce Miller, who will share some of Rumi’s story and the events that brought Rumi to America 700 years after his death. Bruce will discuss how Rumi’s transformation from a theologian into a mystic is relevant to our human experience today. Bruce will also sign his latest book entitled "Rumi Comes to America." Please R.s.v.p. here Sunday, March 15, 4:30 p.m., Istanbul Cultural Center, 591 N Main St, Suite 100, Alpharetta 30009.
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 19. Anna Julia Cooper Lecture: “Colored Orneriness as Critical Companion in U.S. Democracy,” March 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Candler’s Black Church Studies presents Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt Divinity School. In her lecture, Townes will explore what she calls “colored orneriness” as a moral ideal that can provide a critical prophetic lens for black communities and churches in the U.S. that suffer and resist relentless systemic oppression. To learn more and register, visit here.
March 20. You are invited to the first Tackle the Shackles Prison Reentry Networking event at The Source Church Unlimited in Buford. Friday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Tackle the Shackles is a community based movement to reduce prison recidivism! Get more information.
March 20. Atlanta Women's Chorus presents “She Rises.” Through song and story, this concert celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, along with a focus on human rights for all. You will be inspired and uplifted as the Atlanta Women's Chorus celebrates diversity and community. Friday, March 20, 8 – 10 p.m., Virginia-Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta 30306. Tickets www.voicesofnote.org.
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. Mark March 26 for Cheers for Change 2020, Central Outreach and Advocacy Center, Thursday, March 26, 6 – 9 p.m., 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Find tickets.
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.
March 27. The Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge, one of the most celebrated all-male choirs in the world, will be at the Cathedral of St. Philip March 23, 7:30 p.m. Over the past half-century, the choir has toured independently throughout the world – on many occasions as goodwill ambassadors for the British government – and released more than one hundred critically acclaimed recordings. For tickets, you can call the Cathedral Book Store at (404) 237-7582 or click here.
March 28. Compassionate Darkness: A Lenten Quiet Day, Praying with scripture, poetry, and walking the Labyrinth guided by the Rev. Lynnsay A. Buehler and Ms. Lea Robinson, R.N., M.S.N., Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $40 (scholarships available). Lunch provided. Call (770)938-9797 ext. 27 to register for the day. The Julian of Norwich Center, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30345
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/