Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 10, 2021
God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
- American Red Cross and Delta sponsor blood drives this spring and summer at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Flourish in Buckhead, Crowne Plaza in Peachtree City, and Atlanta Braves-Truist Park, multiple dates. Appointments are required. Visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code DeltaATL to help fill an urgent need in our community.
- Mobile Food Pantry from C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Community Teaching Kitchen, First Congregational Church, Thursday, May 13, 11 – 2. Check in at Big Bethel parking lot at 214 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. Register at www.foodboxthursdays.eventbrite.com
- Shallowford Presbyterian Church welcomes families and friends to Screen on the Green showing the classic 1993 film, The Sandlot! Meet on the ball field at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14. Bring a picnic dinner, or your favorite movie snacks – popcorn is provided! Masks required and social distancing. This event is free. Members and friends of all ages are welcome. Questions? Contact Rev. Bradley Kibler at email@example.com. Sign Up
- The Atlanta Jung Societypresents “A New Myth of God: Jung’s Notion of the Self, Compared to the Judeo-Christian God-image,” alecture by Lionel Corbett on Saturday, May 15, 7:30- 9:30 p.m. EDT. Zoom program. Jung Society members: free; non-members: $20; students: $10. For more information and to register go to jungatlanta.com.
- The Atlanta Community Food Bank works across metro Atlanta delivering truckloads of food to mobile pantry sites. On Saturday, May 15, the Food Bank will help neighbors in Spalding County and needs you! For more information and to register, visit volunteer portal. If you can help for the entire day, email firstname.lastname@example.org after registering for a single shift.
- The Rev. Dr. Joshua Scott, associate pastor at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, is the preacher May 16 on “Day 1.” “A Prayer for the Church to Wake Up,” is based on Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23. “Wow,” he says. “Paul prays for the hearts of every believer to have eyes to know that God has … called you for a specific purpose.” “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 76 years. Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. For information and resources visit http://day1.org. Hear Day1 in the Atlanta area on WSB News 95.5 and 750 AM Sundays at 7:05 a.m.
- Concerts @ First presents Atlanta Chamber Players season closing concert Sunday, May 16, 2:00 p.m. In person tickets available! Featuring "Rhapsody in Blue" by Gershwin and the exuberant piano trio "Café Music" by Paul Schoenfield. To round out the program, First Presbyterian’s Director of Worship and the Arts and Organist Jens Korndoerfer with harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson and cellist Charae Krueger offer Bruch’s "Kol Nedrei". Tickets
- Ordinary Season 2021 Preaching Workshop, “Not So Ordinary – Ordinary Time: From Holy Trinity Sunday Through June,” with the Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Bandy professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. E, Sign up at 2021 "Ordinary Season" Preaching Workshop with Teresa L. Fry Brown ... All are welcome and there is no cost. You can make a donation here; designate “Formation”.
- Interfaith Children’s Movement hosts Prevent Child Abuse in a poverty-informed training, May 19, 6-7 p.m. Have you ever taken a class on poverty? Growing up in poverty has life-long consequences for a child’s physical and mental health and economic well-being. Using first-hand stories and perspectives, participants will learn the facts, underlying myths, expand their perceptions, and be able to enact tangible strategies to uplift our community’s vulnerable populations. Register here.
- Deep Green Faith with the Center for Religion and Environmentand the University of the South offers free webinar with Nick Ripatrazone, culture editor of Image Journal and author of Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness, speaking with Bran Potter, professor emeritus of Geology and Environmental Studies at Sewanee, and Jennifer Michaels, English department chair, about how the tradition of the wilderness as a place and source of story is essential to our understanding of faith. Learn more and register here. May 20
- The Pantry in partnership with Chapel Hill Church will be distributing free food to the community Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Church at Chapelhill - Atlanta Campus, 4330 Washington Road, Atlanta. All are welcome Food distribution is provided until all items are gone.
- Georgia Braver Angels free online workshop, Saturday May 22, designed to help White Americans learn how to improve their ability to hold profitable conversations with other White people about the difficult topic of race. Braver Angels is a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to reducing polarization among people with diverse ideological positions. Interested people can email David Blanchard at email@example.com for details.
- Georgia Justice Project will host a free webinar on May 26 at 4 p.m. where you can learn more about Georgia's new probation law, and how to navigate early termination of your probation. Register here. This webinar is intended for directly-affected people and their families who want to know more about how SB 105 affects them; the information is tailored to their use.
- Take a course in the community with a short course from the Candler Foundry:
“Asian and Asian American Feminist Theologies” with Kwok Pui Lan starts May 18. Tues., May 18 & 25, June 1, 8, & 15, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT. Register.
“Life of David: Portraits of an Imperfect King” with Ryan Bonfiglio starts June 2. Wed., June 2-30, July 14-28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT. Register.
“Reading in Place: The Bible, Identity, and Social Location” with Donghyun Jeong, July 10-11. Sat., July 10, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT; Sun., July 11, 4:00-7:00 p.m. EDT. Register.
- Dinner and Dialogue: Dementia Friendly African American Congregations, faith communities play a powerful role in offering support and respite for people living with dementia and their families. Join this webinar from the Alter Program, Faith United Against Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Friendly America for strategies and practical approaches for fostering spiritual connection to support and uplift people living with dementia and their families. May 25, 6-7 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z0757gMwS964lqSJM3jm1g
- Interfaith Children’s Movement hosts an important discussion, National Alliance on Mental Illness on ending the silence of mental health for students, Thursday, May 27, 6-7 p.m.. This 50-minute presentation is designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Registration https://icmgeorgia.wildapricot.org/event-4262971
- The City of Atlanta has launched a campaign to employ Atlanta’s youth and young adults this summer (ages 14-24). They are particularly trying to reach young people who may be having trouble, during this pandemic summer, with finding opportunities on their own. Applications may be completed at www.hireatlantayouth.com/hire-atlanta-youth
- Pitts Theology Library announces a renewed Pitts Scholars Programfor the 2021–2022 academic year! Students interested in exploring theological vocation outside of traditional ecclesial and academic contexts are invited apply by June 1, 2021. Read more about the program and project descriptions at pitts.emory.edu/scholars.
- Church Anew and the Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community at St. Olaf College have produced a three-part video series Imagining Christian Community Post-Pandemic. You might be interested in these half-hour Video Resources — Church Anew
Shallowford Presbyterian Church welcomes families and friends to Screen on the Green showing the classic 1993 film, The Sandlot! Meet on the ball field at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14. Bring a picnic dinner, or your favorite movie snacks – popcorn is provided! Masks required and social distancing. This event is free. Members and friends of all ages are welcome. Questions? Contact Rev. Bradley Kibler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign Up