January 2019 Blog Posts (7)

The Materiality of Devotion at Pitts Library

The Materiality of Devotion: From Manuscript to Print

An exhibition curated by Dr. Sarah Bogue, Kelin Michael, and Emma de Jong.

Devotion is a fully embodied activity that engages the senses as well as the…


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Church Action eNewsletter Week of January 28, 2019

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

Week of January 28, 2019

Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta 

All Advocacy Days are now listed at our website.

1. Emory University’s Urban Health Initiative invites your…


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Church Action eNewsletter Week of January 21, 2019

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone. 

TONIGHT Oxford College of Emory University will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Old Church in Oxford. Dr. Gregory Ellison II, Mr. Julian Reid, and Mr. Tavares Stephens will present: The King Letters: A Retrospective. The MLK community choir will perform along with the college’s…


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Advocacy Days at the Capitol


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Church Action eNewsletter Week of January 14, 2019

Week of January 14, 2019

The Regional Council of churches of Atlanta, Inc.

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

1. “The Jesus Fatwa: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor,” a 3-week Wednesday evening video and dialogue series Jan. 16, Jan. 30, and Feb. 6, sponsored by The Cathedral Bookstore. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., guest dialogue partner with Rev. Thee Smith, Cathedral priest assoc., is Ms. Soumaya…


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Church Action eNewsletter Week of January 7, 2019

Church Action eNewsletter Week of January 7, 2019

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc.

Check the Community Events Calendar on our website for opportunities announced in earlier newsletters.

1. In the U.S., according to the CDC, more than 25% of the population has a disability . . . physical, intellectual,…


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Healing Justice

Atlanta Friends Meeting hosted a viewing and discussion of the film "Healing Justice" in December and the group is convinced that this concept can change our justice system for the better.

The film will be offered 3 more times:

Saturday, January 26, 9-11 a.m.,

Thursday, February 21, 7 - 9 p.m., and

Sunday, March 3, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. 

Atlanta Friends Meeting Library, 701 West Howard Ave, Decatur 30030.



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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

The King Center 2023 Beloved Community Global Youth Summit, Thursday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., online.  Registration


The King Center 2023 Beloved Community Global Summit, Thursday, Jan. 12, General Session, 12.00 – 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13 General Session: 10.00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration


Sounds of Freedom: Celebrating the Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. Come to a concert hosted by the Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews and featuring vocalist Lena Seikaly, saxophonist Marshall Keys, and the All Saints’ Jazz Ensemble, led by the Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett. The 7:30 concert is free, no reservations required, 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30308.


The King Center 2023 Beloved Community Awards and Afterglow, Sat, Jan 14 at 7:30-11:59 p.m., 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30303. Tickets are on sale at Registration


Bryan Stevenson is keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service, and Dr. Bernice King will deliver the Call to Commemoration, in-person at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church101 Jackson Street NE, Atlanta. Monday, Jan. 16, 10:00 a.m., doors open at 8:00.


Join the Emory community, Jan. 15-22, for its annual series of programs honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. A full listing of events can be found here

Southeastern Synod ELCA invites you to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, on Sunday, January 15, 4 p.m. for the Bishop's Commemorative MLK Worship Service.   This will also be livestreamed via the synod website https://www.elca-ses.org as well as on Facebook and YouTube pages.


Find out about the Day of Service, Jan. 16, at Events - The King Center


Morning of Reflection to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Drive, Sandy Springs, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Directed by Lauren Morton, MA   In the Gospel of Luke, we meet the women who shared what they witnessed at Jesus' tomb.  They were not believed, and their words were called "nonsense."  This morning we will walk with some of the women during the Civil Rights Movement, who saw the vision and reflect on their experiences of embodying what it means to be a prophetic witness.  What is needed now to realize Dr. King’s dream?Morning of Reflection to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Believe Them – Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center  $65

MLK Weekend Tree Planting, Brook Run Park, 4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody 30338, Monday, January 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Help plant 100 new trees near the multi-use to help sustain our urban forest. These trees will provide cleaner air, cool shade, and all around improved habitat for humans and wildlife living in our community. Planting tasks include digging holes with shovels/mattocks, untangling roots with your hands, mulching, watering, and cleaning up your area. Physical activity such as bending, lifting, and kneeling is required. Register Here

MLK Day Concert from Concerts@ First, "From Trials to Triumph," Jan. 16, 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Andrew Brady, bassoon. Featuring works by BIPOC composers Mark Lomax, Jeffrey Scott & Stefan L. Smith, First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree St NE 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309.

Oxford College of Emory University presents A Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:30pm. Location: Old Church, 1011 Wesley St., Oxford, GA 30054. This free event will include music from Oxford College groups as well as an Interdenominational Community Choir from Newton County. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Marla Frederick, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Contact Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace, College Chaplain, at ppace@emory.edu with questions. 

Out of Hand Theater, along with community partners the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, are continuing the popular dinner series with Equitable Dinners Atlanta: A Day of Racial Healing Tuesday, Jan.17, from 6-9 p.m., both in person and online. The National Day of Racial Healing offers space to reflect while preparing for another year in pursuit of equity. This  event will be launched by an original short play and facilitated conversation will take place in small groups around Atlanta's racial history and how it affects communities today. Equitable Dinners hopes to face our past, reclaim our present, and transform our future through courageous conversations and theater.

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Lutheran Resource in Response to Gun Violence

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, saddened by the all-too-frequent occurrences of gun violence in the U.S., invites you on a journey of prayer, scripture, stories, and church teachings with this resource, A 60-Day Journey Towards Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence - an ELCA Resource  Through daily observances, it calls us to work toward the prevention of gun violence as people of God who strive for justice and peace in all the world. It may be used for individual reflection, group Bible study, adult education sessions, and congregational daily devotions. This began on June 16 but can be used at any time.

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