Church Action eNewsletter Week of July 1, 2013

 God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
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1. Paradise Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry Annual Celebration began last Sunday but there is more to come.  A Women’s Conference is Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Next Saturday a Prayer Brunch Leading Our Young Women to Grace will be held from 10 a.m. to 12. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. There will be two services on July 28. Rev. Natalie Lott will speak at 10:45 and Minister Elaine Love, Woodward Baptist Church, will speak at 3 p.m. The church is at 1711 Donald L. Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta 30318. Call the office if you have questions, 404-794-3457

2. Kids4Peace Atlanta builds lasting friendships among Jewish, Christian & Muslim youth.   Each summer, twelve kids (age 12) from the Atlanta area join 12 Palestinian and Israeli youth for a summer camp focused on learning about each other’s cultures and religions and have lots of fun! Find out about the July 10 Abraham’s Tent celebration and presentation by the campers. Read more >>  

3. Street Grace Quarterly Meeting, Thursday, July 11, 11:30 am - lunch , 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. meeting in North Avenue Presbyterian Church Broyles Ministry Center. If you would like lunch please bring a $5 donation and R.s.v.p. to before Tuesday, July 9. This meeting will spotlight church partners and the ways they are working to fight domestic minor sex trafficking.

4. The Fuller Center for Housing alerted us to a Lighting Auction, July 11, 10 a.m., 120 pallets of Eglo Decorative Lighting will be auctioned off by Reclaim It Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping usable materials out of landfills by repurposing and reusing and recycling invite you to preview these items on July 9 and 10, 10 – 4. Volunteers will be on hand to help you at 3640 Royal S. Parkway, Atlanta 30349.

5. Salem Camp Meeting, Covington, was founded in 1828 and is one of the oldest existing, thriving camp meetings in the nation. The interdenominational camp meeting is a place of peace, where worship, reunion and spiritual renewal can be found. Families and friends return every year for a variety of activities for children, young people, and adults. The Camp Ground has camper hook ups and a hotel with private baths, a porch with rocking chairs, and home style cooking.  Throughout its history, every bishop in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has preached from the pulpit at Salem Camp Meeting -- a tradition that will not be broken on his watch, said Sam Ramsey, chairman of the board for the historic week of worship, July 12-19 . Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Conference will preach Sunday morning at this year's Salem Camp Meeting. Find out about all the preachers and the special music at

6. Handley Helping Hands, Inc., an outreach ministry of Mathalama AME Church, offers a 1 week Free Summer Camp July 15 – 19 from 8 a.m. –  ‘More Than Conquerors’ Summer Camp will offer academic enrichment, social skills, games, and empowerment skills for youth ages 5-14 years old in the Clayton County area.  For additional information, please call 404-366-7302 or register online at   There is no cost for the camp, early drop off and aftercare is available for a nominal fee.  Deadline for registration is July 9; space is limited so register ASAP!

7. Augsburg Fortress Publishers holds free summer music clinics in the months of July and August in cities across the US which are open to church musicians of all denominations. One clinic will be held on July 19-20 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC. Each clinic features a variety of choral, organ, and piano reading sessions to help plan for the coming season, as well as developmental sessions on choral, keyboard, and handbell topics. Expert clinicians offer valuable insights and ideas to help participants explore ways to revitalize and refresh worship in their local settings. Attendees will receive a 15% discount on all featured Augsburg Fortress music ordered or purchased during the event. Click here for more details and to register.

8. The Atlanta Gospel Fest is coming up. This event includes concerts from favorite gospel artists, workshops and seminars, and networking opportunities. It's fun for the entire family, and was listed in the Atlanta Journal as the one of the Top 5 events to attend. Admission for many of the general festival events is free, while tickets will be sold for admission to the special workshops, concerts, and the black tie reception and awards banquet. See the website for a full schedule of events and ticket information. July 26 and 27, Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta.

9. Alternatives to Violence facilitators from Nashville Friends Meeting will do an introduction to The Alternatives to Violence Project, August 10, 1 – 4 .pm.  This program, developed originally by Quakers, is open to anyone and used in prisons, schools, and communities. Come and experience the healing power of the AVP curriculum.  Learn about the history and development of the program.  Learn about the process of becoming a facilitator.  For those wishing to pursue more training, Atlanta Friends Meetings hopes to arrange for the basic training workshop at a later time.  Please R.s.v.p. to Jonah McDonald at or 404-377-2474. Read more>>

10.  Five cities. One day. One purpose.  Action Dash is a family-friendly 5K run/walk created by Action Ministries to bring awareness to the challenges of poverty in North Georgia. It takes place on Labor Day, Sept. 2, in five cities: Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Gainesville and Rome. Every dollar raised helps Action Ministries achieve its mission of mobilizing communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing, and education. Don your best cape, mask, and racing shoes, and become an action hero for your neighbors in need! Prizes are awarded for best adult, child and pet costume. Companies and church staff also can get involved by taking a corporate challenge! Visit to register online or form a team or contact Kari Nesbitt, at 404-881-1991," href=""">

11.  The National Festival of Young Preachers was held in Atlanta in January of 2013. Visit the Academy of Preachers website to read about upcoming young preacher festivals and find all the amazing sermons from the Atlanta National Festival   Read more>>  

 12.  Faith and community leaders are invited to join online trainings to learn how to use WeCan! materials and resources to help families help their children maintain a healthy weight. WeCan! Is a program of the National Institutes of Health designed to provide families, caregivers, and communities the science-based tips, tools, and strategies to help children eat right, move more and reduce screen time. If you’re interested in joining a webinar training and earning a free certificate find a full list of upcoming webinar trainings at the Partnership Center’s website.

13. Our teenagers are out on the road more in the summer. Let your congregation know about the free Teen Driving Safety Kit from Under Your Influence. Read more>>

 Summer Series at area churches   

How to Find Summer Feeding Locations for Kids in Georgia



Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible through July 12 at 

Entering the Waters: A Workshop Featuring Religion and Culture Remix, July 12, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Read more>>  

2013 Summer Institute on Addiction, July 15-19, Simpsonwood. For registration call Ella Collier at 678-521-6872.    

Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life, Columbia, August 22-25,  Information,  HERE. 

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