God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta
Weekly Church Action eNewsletter
Week of October 6, 2014
1. Remember the Flea Market at United Methodist Children’s Home, October 10 & 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 500 S Columbia Drive, Decatur 30030. www.umchildrenshome.org
2. Jermaine Sullivan is one of the six featured in "Meet the Mormons", a movie about the stories of six individuals and their extraordinary stories. Jermaine and his wife Kembe live in Atlanta with their children. "Meet the Mormons" opens in three theaters in Atlanta next weekend, October 10 and October 11.The theaters are: Regal Hollywood 24 @ North I-85, 3295 NE Expressway Access Rd., Chamblee 30341; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20, 3333 Buford Dr., Buford 30518; Regal Town Center Stadium 16, 2795 Town Center Dr. Kennesaw 30144. All proceeds from the movie will support the American Red Cross. Please see meetthemormons.com for more information.
3. On Day1 Radio, October 12, the Rev. Brian Sullivan, rector of St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Smyrna. His sermon, based on Matthew 22:1-14, is entitled "Already Called and Also Chosen."
Visit day1.org to download, stream or read online, and to find your local station for Sunday morning’s program.
4. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 4140 Clark Street, Covington, will feature The Premiere Brass at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. An eclectic program spanning the 19th and 20th centuries will be featured. All are welcome. Suggested donation: $10 or $5 for students. goodshepherd.episcopalatlanta.org
5. Local musicians Sarah and Eugene Martin will present a concert of organ and piano solos and duets including works by Bach, Franck, Pachelbel, Debussy, Lubeck and more at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church in Marietta. more
6. All Saints' Episcopal Church Concert Series presents John Tibbetts and Richard Clement in a Vocal Recital, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Grammy award-winning tenor Richard Clement, and his student, staff baritone John Tibbetts, will present "Made in America," featuring American compositions for the tenor and baritone literature. 634 West Peachtree St, Atlanta. Ticket information.
7. You do not need to register to attend the Evening with Ambassador Andrew Young: Prophetic Faith in the Public Arena, Tuesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. Reception; 7:30 p.m. Program, Central UCC, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. The evening will begin with a reception and attendees will be invited to submit questions for the program that follows. The event is free and open to the public. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
8. Going to be at Piedmont Park for weekend fun? Check out all the photographs submitted to the My Atlanta: Embracing Diversity photography exhibit. Piedmont Park Community Center, 1071 Piedmont Avenue (Park Entrance at 12th street. Explore photos submitted by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers throughout Atlanta all representing the diversity of our region. Check out all the details HERE. The exhibit is open to the public on Oct 18 and Oct 25.
9. Dr. Betty Glover Palmer will present a workshop on Persuasive Grant Writing: Funding Your Vision; Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Educational Building #3 – Room 118, 3450 Rainbow Drive, Decatur 30034. Participants will have an opportunity to work on their own funding ideas as well as gain an overview of the White House- Faith-based funding initiative. Dr. Palmer, former Chair & Professor of Urban and Leadership Studies at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, will share her knowledge in obtaining grants from foundations and the government. Pre-registration is mandatory. To register, please call 404-309-4305 or go to the website, www.bgptraining.org.
10. Celebrate Family and Friends Day with Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church on Sat., Oct., 18, at 5 p.m. Enjoy song, dance, poetry, music and food! On Sunday, Oct., 19 at 10:30 a.m., commune with Family & Friends at a special worship service that celebrates fellowship and community. Visit Mt Zion AME at 2977 LaVista Road, Decatur 30033 or call (404) 633-2288.
11. The Rev. Hugh Grant of Eastsound, Washington, will lead a retreat on "Listening to the Land: Opening Our Hearts to the Wisdom of the Earth" from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Amerson House Spirituality Center at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Atlanta. During this mini-retreat, participants will let silence, words, and the beautiful natural setting of St. Bartholomew’s be guides that show the way to living from a place of deeper authenticity and meaning. Suggested donation is $30. A simple lunch will be provided. Please bring a journal and clothing to keep you warm and dry. Call the church office to register: (404) 634-3336 or email Beverly Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org .
12. Bargains, Bangles 'n' Bede's, a 250-family yard sale, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Atlanta. The sale features household items, toys and games for kids, jewelry, arts and crafts, food, silent auction and great bargains. A children's carnival will be sponsored by St. Bede's Episcopal Day School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.
13. Ben Hill United Methodist Church invites the public to their annual Health Fair. Dimensions of Health: 4 Body, Heart, Mind and Spirit will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the church located at 2099 Fairburn Rd, SW Atlanta. Blood pressure and glucose screenings, podiatry assessment, healthy aging resources and public safety tips are just a few of the areas included in the health fair. For information on sponsorship and vendor opportunities contact Janet Gordon at email@example.com or Johnetta Royster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev. Byron Thomas is senior pastor of Ben Hill UMC. For more information visit our website at www.benhill-umc.org.
14. St. Paul's, Atlanta, will host its second "Dancing under the Stars" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at City Ballroom in Atlanta, offering dance lessons, refreshments and a dance party. Beginner and intermediate levels for dancers. Tickets ($25) must be purchased by Oct. 22. For information, write to Tami Boyd, email@example.com .
15. “Encountering the Wisdom of Jesus” continues at Amerson House Spirituality Center, behind St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road. Sundays, October 26, November 9, 23, December 7, 3-5 p.m., Facilitator Lisa Persons will lead in listening to and discussing Cynthia Bourgeault’s audio course, “Encountering the Wisdom Jesus” and include elements of Cynthia’s Wisdom Schools – chant, centering prayer and body centered attention practices, and facilitated discussion. Suggested donation: $10 -$15.00 per class session. If you join in the middle of the class or miss any session, you can arrange with Lisa to listen to CD’s at Amerson House. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa Persons, (404)218-5527.
16. Roswell United Methodist Church invites the community to the Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 26, 3-5:30 p.m. Families can come dressed in family-themed costumes and enter the “most creative” contest. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities and a preschool pumpkin patch with activities just for little ones! Festival food, including corn dogs ($3) and hamburgers ($5), will be available. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy an afternoon of fall fun! Questions: Lorin Sullivan, email@example.com or (770)261-1701. RUMC is located in the heart of historic Roswell at 814 Mimosa Blvd.
17. We have information on the lectures that will be presented by distinguished scholar Dr. Kathleen A. Cahalan of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary and Director of the Collegeville Institute Seminars at Columbia Theological Seminary’s Smyth Lectures, Oct. 28-30. The three lectures are titled: Tuesday, 7 pm: Called to Profess: Why Vocation Matters in the Work We Do; Wednesday, 12 noon: Toward Practical Wisdom: Integrative Teaching and Learning in Theological Education; Thursday, 12 noon: Spiritual Practice for the Sake of Practical Wisdom: On Discernment, Humility, and Unknowing. The lectures will be offered free to the public each day in the Harrington Center Chapel on the seminary campus located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur.
18. “Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength” by Chanequa Walker-Barnes at Charis Books and More, 118 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta 30307, Thursday, October 30, 7:30-9 p.m. Black women are strong. At least that's what everyone says and how they are constantly depicted. In Too Heavy a Yoke, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery. This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism event; the suggested donation is $5.
19. VOICE Today announces 2014 Standing in the Gap Day of Prayer for our Children, Saturday, November 1. One day with three ways to stand for the innocence of our children.
20. The Roswell UMC Women’s Ministry invites all women in the community to “An Afternoon with Angela Thomas” on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Mrs. Thomas is the best-selling author of 16 books as well as the author and teacher of six LifeWay DVD Bible studies. Angela is an engaging storyteller and Bible teacher and speaks worldwide to thousands of women annually. Tickets ($15) can be purchased by calling the number below. Information: rumc.com/women Questions: Rachel Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org or (770)261-1705.
21. Mark your calendar for a free workshop with Teepa Snow, renowned dementia expert and lecturer, Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Due West United Methodist Church, South Campus (Building C) 3956 Due West Road, Marietta 30064. Snow’s personal mission is to help families and professionals better understand the effects of dementia, as well as learn and practice effective caregiving outcomes. To learn more about her and the wonderful work she does, go to teepasnow.com. Reservations Requested! Contact Sheila Welch, email@example.com or 404-642-6027.
22. Presbyterians for a Better Georgia invites you to 2014 Public Policy Forum, Thursday, November 6, 8-10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309. Hear from state legislators about key issues: • Healthcare • Education • Taxes & Revenue • Guns … and make your voice heard at the capitol. This event is free and open to everyone. Your voice matters!
23. The Faith and Community Health Summit is coming up on November 6-7 at St. Philip AME Church, 240 Candler Road, Atlanta 30332. Visit www.TriRegionalSummit.org for more information.
24. The 22nd Atlanta Legal Aid 2014 Run for Justice is coming up on November 8, runners, walkers, joggers, strollers – come out in the beautiful fall weather support Atlanta Legal Aid. The Run for Justice is a fun, easy way to show your support for Atlanta Legal Aid that provides civil legal services to persons with very low incomes in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton and Cobb counties. Last year, Legal Aid attorneys assisted over 50,000 people and handled over 24,000 cases, primarily involving housing, family, and senior citizens issues. Don't Be Left Behind!http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0019PIi2i_6CwwebNKR-B6QZ7Pbt8WqS-MLsMjq...
25. Meditation in the Mountains Winter Solstice Retreat. Dec. 18-21, "The Gifts of Winter are the Gifts of Mary" led by the Rev. Cynthia Hizer, Associate Rector at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. The third annual winter meditation retreat at the beautiful and rustic Camp Mikell n the north Georgia Mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest will include gentle mountain hiking with the silence and interiority of winter, deep rest, winter incense, yoga, chanting, dream work, solstice fire Saturday night, Compline and Sunday Eucharist. For more information and to register, visit epiphany.org
26. The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary offers a new initiative in pastoral excellence. The new initiative begins in 2014 with two program facets: (1) the Leadership in Ministry Workshops, and (2) the Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy. For information on the Center for Lifelong Learning’s upcoming courses, including Leadership in Ministry and Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy, visit ctsnet.edu
27. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter will have Holiday Cards available for a donation. It has been 3 years since they have offered the cards. Please consider pre-ordering your 2014 Holiday Cards with artwork from our very own children. 100% of the donations benefits the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. Deadline to order is October 27. Please mail your donation check or place order at www.acsatl.org. For more information contact Joni Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org .
28. This year, Bread for the World will receive the Community of Christ's International Peace Award, given for "40 years of passionate advocacy and achievements in overcoming hunger and poverty." The Community of Christ International Peace Award was established in 1993 to honor recipients as peacemakers and bring attention to the work of peacemaking throughout the world. Bread has consolidated its office and we no longer have the SE office in Atlanta but we know that churches in the region have been and still are involved with Bread. Find out more www.bread.org
Ethel Ware Carter
The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc.
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