God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.
Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta
Church Action eNewsletter Week of November 7, 2016
1. Faith in Public Life invites us to join in a night of prayer to heal our nation on Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST in the wake of this divisive and painful election Let’s unite around the values of love, grace, compassion, and inclusion. This conference call will feature 40 prominent interfaith leaders each offering a prayer for the healing of our country. To join, click here.
2. Interfaith Children’s Movement in Cobb County will meet Thursday, Nov. 10, at 4:00 p.m. at Tillman United Methodist Church, 940 Concord Road, Smyrna 30080. The agenda includes a recap of the election results, discussion of advocacy issues for 2017, and planning for the Celebration of Children event on January 26, 2016 at the Marietta First Methodist Church.
3. Citizenship Drive on Saturday, Nov. 12. Immigration attorneys will be offering FREE legal assistance to legal permanent residents to complete their naturalization application. The event will be at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta 30324, starting at 9 a.m. If you’d like to receive assistance with your application, you are encouraged to pre-register Online here or in person at the LAA from M-F, between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Walk-ins will be welcome the day of the event, but priority will be given to those who pre-register. ALSO, we need all kinds of volunteers, attorneys and non-attorneys alike; if you would like to volunteer, please register here.
4. Healing After Loss, a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Bridget Piggue, Emory University Hospital, at Impact on Main. Share stories, learn, have brunch, and explore healing. There is no charge for admission but registration is requested. Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2792 East Point Street, East Point 30344. Register here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (404)577-2826 ext. 3 for more information.
5. Lake Oconee Moves, a Parkinson's Support Group, meets monthly on the second Saturday, Nov. 12, is the next meeting, 1-3:30 p.m., at The Lake Oconee Community Church. click to contact.
6. BOLD. INCLUSIVE. CREATIVE, Park Avenue Baptist Church Artists Market, November 12 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., 486 Park Ave. SE, Atlanta 30312. All proceeds go to benefit community support projects. There will be raffles, refreshments, quality handmade items by local artists. Free admission. Get a head start on holiday shopping and support local business and positive programming for our community. You don't want to miss this! More...
7. Second Helpings Atlanta, a food rescue organization, will bring a day of fun, music, and food trucks, and a Kids Zone, to the Concourse at Perimeter on Nov. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. It’s only $5 per ticket if you buy in advance and it would be especially wonderful and appreciated if you did purchase a ticket in advance. This is SHA's first Annual Food Truck Event - click here to find out more and buy tickets.
8. “A Holy Disruption” No Lamb Chops Tonight” is the Day1 sermon for Nov. 13. The Rev. Julia Rusling of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church preaches on the familiar words of Isaiah describing the peaceable kingdom. Read or hear it and find your local station, blogs, and other audio and video resources at Day1.org.
9. Interfaith For Peace presents Encouraging Peace Through Understanding and Dialogue Drawn From Teaching of the World's Religion, Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Congregation Dor Tamid, 11165 Parsons Road, Johns Creek 30097. Click here for tickets.
10. Pasta with a Purpose, Sunday, Nov. 13, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Burtenshaw Hall, 13560 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta 30005. Adults $10; Children under 10 $8. Funds raised go to travel expenses for the team that goes to Honduras a for the Honduras Building Mission.
Great raffle prize items such as a new HP Tablet and wonderful handmade items on silent auction! Come enjoy a fun evening of great food and great entertainment. More info...
11. Gateway Center and White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails present the 2016 Human Clay Fundraiser to End Homelessness in Atlanta. 100% of proceeds go to the Gateway Center. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., guests will be treated to an evening of signature Southern fare prepared by Executive Chef Todd Richards while enjoying live bluegrass from the Sweet Auburn String Band and a silent auction featuring artwork from local artists and curated neighborhood experiences. Info and tickets.
12. Remember that the Joyful Noise Gospel Choir Concert is Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Presser Hall, Maclean Auditorium, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur 30030, free.
13. Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration hosted by Temple Kol Emeth, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., 1415 Old Canton Rd., Marietta 30062. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods for MUST Ministry for the homeless, and there is also love offering taken for a different charity each year. For more details click here.
14. Jung Society of Atlanta welcomes J. Pittman McGehee, D.D., an Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 18-19, Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Friday lecture will be "Creating a Conscious Life: A Non Sentimental Journey" and the Sat. lecture, "Creating a Healthy Psycho/Spiritual Worldview for the 21st Century." McGehee is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist. More info and pre-registration here.
15. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a day of healing for survivors of loss. The Georgia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a free event Saturday, November 19, at the Dorothy C. Fuqua Center. All information is at www.survivorday.org or www.afsp.org/georgia. Contact Chris Owens at email@example.com or (770)873-3836 with questions.
There will also be an event in Sandy Springs at the Link More info...
16. ASC Community Orchestra Concert, Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur 3003, free.
17. Annual Cascade United Methodist Church New Advent Choir Thanksgiving Concert, Sunday, Nov. 20, 6:00 p.m. 3144 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta 30311 Call (404)691-5770 if you have questions.
18. Want to serve a holiday meal to clients transitioning from homelessness? Make plans to attend an orientation with Gateway Center, November 23 at 11 a.m., or December 3 at 9 a.m. They would love for you to serve a meal! For more information, contact Bec Cranford @Rebecca or (404)215-6651.
19. Restore, revive, rejoice, the Advent experience at Central United Methodist Church, 501 Mitchell Street, Atlanta 30314, Nov. 27-29; the Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 27; the Rev. Dr. Damon Williams, 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28; and the Rev. Lawrence Young, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Rev. Yvette Massey is senior pastor at Central UMC. Call (404)524-4283 if you have questions.
20. Hart Readers, Cathedral Book Store, will read “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee for December. Meeting is Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walthour Library, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305.
21. The Experience at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary offers prospective students a look at life at the seminary. For questions or to schedule a visit, contact Kohl Friery at (803)461-3296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
22. ALIVE! 55+ and Kickin is back by popular demand. See it next spring, April 22, 2017, at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur 30034. After the July show senior centers requested more affordable tickets for senior citizens to see this show with a cast of everyday people ages 55 and over, from all walks of life. Nov.1 thru Nov.27, ALIVE tickets for the 4 p.m. show will be on sale for $25 on a first come, first serve basis. For Tickets call (877) 350-7404 or purchase online at www.Alive55ATL.com.
23. Emmaus House, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, provides education, opportunity, assistance, and advocacy in partnership with neighbors in Peoplestown. There are many ways to celebrate the holidays with Emmaus House and the residents of Peoplestown. If you would like more information, please contact Charlotte Cameron and she will send you a brochure with descriptions and ways to help. Contact Charlotte Cameron at 404-525-5948, ext. 22, or email@example.com.
24. Georgia Cares is the agency serving victims of child trafficking and exploitation in Georgia. There are several roles within the organization that are opportunities for volunteers. If you are interested download and submit a volunteer application here and the outreach coordinator will be in touch.
Visit our website for a complete community calendar, links to the Toolbox for Mental Health Ministry, websites for daily devotionals, and many other resources. We will be happy to include your announcements in an upcoming eNewsletter. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethel Ware Carter
The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc.