Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 6, 2013

 God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

Check the community calendar on our website    Underlined words are live links   


Welcome to Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s new pastor, the Rev. William Flippin, Jr. Read  more >> about Rev. Flippin and his installation at  Emmanuel, 3050 Cascade Road, Atlanta 30311.

1. Free shopping at the Cascade UMC Clothes Closet tomorrow, Thursday, 9:30- 2, and Saturday, May 11, 9 – 11 a.m. 3144 Cascade Road, Atlanta.

3. Josh Hanagarne is the author of a remarkable book The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family. Josh was a 20-year-old Mormon serving on a mission when his Tourette's tics reached nightmarish levels. Today, Josh is a Salt Lake City Librarian who is happily married. His story will amaze you! During this presentation, Josh will allow audience members to join him on stage for a demonstration of what it is like to live with Tourette's Syndrome. Decatur Library, Thursday, May 9, 7:15 p.m.

4. A Woman's Place" on AIB-TV this week features an interview with Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., Atlanta author and spouse of Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta Rob Wright. She shares her journey with depression and the tools that have helped her manage it with program host Angela Harrington Rice. The broadcast can be viewed at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, on Comcast Channel 5, AT&TU-verse 6, and at both of these times online   

 5. May 11 is the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Set out nonperishable food donations at your mailbox in the morning. When your letter carrier delivers your mail later in the day, they’ll pick it up and take it to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

6. Huge Recycling Event!  Recycle Your Life! Saturday, May 11, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church back parking lot. Fill your car with all your recyclables and drop them off.  Items collected: clothing, shoes, furniture, paint, electronics, hardware, paper (there will be a paper shredder on site), batteries.  Small fee for recycling paint and shredding paper.  For more contact Leslie Lyons Watkins

7. Holy Comforter Plant Sale, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 737 Woodland Ave, Atlanta 30316.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Holy Comforter gardeners will have beautiful hanging baskets and containers, herbs, heirloom vegetables, and annual flowers. For shade gardens come see a selection of ferns, hellebores, and hosta.  Special feature sun perennials are gorgeous irises. Quantities are limited so come early and enjoy the bake sale and a barbeque fundraiser sponsored by Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church.

8. A Hikers' Eucharist, an outdoor communion service on a local trail, is planned Saturday, May 11, by St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Macon. Rector Ben Wells invites interested hikers to meet in the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Check the St. Francis' Facebook page for updates.  

9. The Cathedral of St. Philip Choir and Schola England Pilgrimage Concert, The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. --music to be sung when the choir serves  as choir-in-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, August 5–11, and Canterbury Cathedral, August 12– 18. Suggested Donations general seating $15 in advance or $20 day of concert. Seniors and students: $10 in advance or $15 day of concert. Donations may be made prior to the day of the concert at the Cathedral Book Store and online here.

10. All have the opportunity to comment on the state plan for employment of people with disabilities at upcoming public hearings concerning the plan for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency for the next three years. 

  • ·         May 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, 2 Peachtree Street, Fifth Floor, Board Room, Atlanta  30303
  • ·         May 14, 10:30 a.m. Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Road, Cumming  30040.

Mail written statements to Linda Shepard, Georgia State Rehabilitation Council, 8355 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 100, Douglasville, GA 30134 or email or  Written statements should be no longer than two pages and sent by May 24.

11. The Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking will meet Monday, May 13, and will include afternoon and evening workshops, the free Attire to Hire Closet, a dinner program, and a Bible Study. The keynote speaker will be Bob Littell, creator and author on NetWeaving, an advanced form of networking that helps connect people. For complete information go to

12. Resources for Women Veterans: A Summit for Service Providers” is next week, May 16, in Atlanta. If you serve women warriors please find out about this here .   If you have questions contact Marlaina Guillaume at 404-562-2336

13. The Episcopal Church of St. John 3480 Main St  College Park  30337, will host a series of "films that inspire thought and action" beginning Friday, 5/17/13.  This month's feature is "The Line:  Poverty in America - It's Not What You Think."  The concession stand will open at 6:30 pm in Bott Hall.  The movie will start at 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Come join the conversation between faith and life.

14. Help stamp out human trafficking. Community Ambassador Training by YouthSpark (new name of Juvenile Justice fund), Saturday, May 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m., APEX Museum, 135 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta. Hosted by Ebenezer Women's Ministry Human Trafficking Mission.  Email to R.s.v.p.

15. Intown Collaborative Ministries Lunch on the Lawn, Sunday, May 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta. Picnic food, hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes, will be served from 1 – 3 p. m. Come any time during serving hours, and bring a blanket, folding chairs, a Frisbee -- whatever! Donations will be accepted in the form of cash, checks, or canned goods to be distributed by the ICM Food Pantry.

16. Chanting in ancient Greek, a liturgy mostly unchanged for 1500 years, Atlanta’s Greek Orthodox community celebrates Easter.  Join AIB Presents for Celebrating Pascha Greek Orthodox Easter premiering May 20 at 7 p.m. 

17. Columbia Seminary offers a contemplative retreat for women open to any woman seeking a deeper experience of God. Under the sheltering arms of the Benedictine Monastic Community of Cullman AL, explore the mystery of God's great love and longing for us and seek ways to open more fully to this transformational experience. Read More. 5/20/2013 - 5/24/2013.

18. Camp Everytown is a youth leadership-development program specifically designed to address and reduce prejudice and conflict, and to prepare youth to be leaders within a diverse community.  Everytown delegates – rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors – are invited and supported after camp concludes to continue to effect change in their home communities.  Find out about dates and application process…. Read more>>

19. Kate Lipton at the Wounded Warrior Initiative Program is recruiting volunteers for Kids Serve II camp this summer, July 13-19, in Warm Springs at Camp Dream. Volunteer camp counselors 18 and older are needed and camp nurses, 1 R.D. and nursing students. Please call 404-231-9887 or 404-295-5295 if you would like to help out.

20. Registration continues for summer camps at Mikell Camp. The schedule and registration information are available here.  

21. Volunteers, groups and individuals, needed at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries for many tasks, large and small.  Clifton is an emergency shelter providing services for older men who are homeless.  Clifton is located at 369 Connecticut Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307.  For more information please contact Brenda Gales, 404-373-3253 Ex. 306 




We Are Our Community’s Keepers: Guns and the Gospels,  Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church.   

Blessing of the Bikes, May 11, 12 noon, Harley Davidson of Clayton County, 1384 Southlake Parkway, Morrow 30260. 

The changing religious landscape in America, a call-in seminar, May 16, 1:30 p.m. EST.  Click here to register.

32nd Annual Field Day for developmentally and physically challenged adultsSaturday, May 18, at the Grimes Bridge Park soccer fields in Roswell.  




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