9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Resources and Events

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Dr. Courtney Cowart, a Ground Zero volunteer in the months following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that she witnessed, is the featured preacher ten years later, Sept. 11, 2011, on a special edition of “Day 1,” the nationally syndicated radio program also accessible online at Day1.org. “If September 11th was the day we came face to face with the horror of a morality of vengeance,” she says, “so was it also the day that those of us who were there and later served in the recovery began to learn how real the astounding beauty of unlimited mercy and love really is.”


Apostles Church of Sandy Springs will host a community remembrance on the 10th anniversary of 9-11, Sunday, September 11, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Apostles Church is located on the corner of  Hammond and Glenridge Drives in Sandy Springs, just up the road from the King and Queen Buildings.  The event is open to the public.  This patriotic event featuring the Georgia State University Brass Quintet and a community children’s choir singing “God Bless America,” will be held - rain or shine - in Apostles brand new, 450-seat worship center.  A free lunch will also be served.  Two distinguished members of Apostles Church will speak about the lessons learned from 911.  Retired Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher will speak, as well as an active representative from our nation's Special Operations Command.  Both of these patriots have served our nation proudly before and since 9/11, and it will be our honor to thank them.  Representatives of the Sandy Springs Fire and Rescue Department, the Police Department, and the Rural/ Metro Ambulance staff will also be honored, as well as the City of Sandy Springs. Representatives from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities will lead a brief time of prayer, and a brand new American flag will be dedicated and raised for the first time. Dr. Paul Ferrarone, Senior Pastor of Apostles Church, said: “On this 10th Anniversary of 911, we need to gather together as a community and thank God for those who have given their lives for us and for peace.  So we have put together a very inspiring, community and family-oriented program of remembrance and celebration.”  


Oglethorpe University, Sunday, September 11, 2 - 4 p.m., Emerson Cafeteria. To honor the National Day of Service Oglethorpe University will host an interfaith panel that will include religious leaders from various faiths who will answer your questions. You will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions to proomote understanding in our diverse community. Please bring a healthy non-perishable food item to donate to Suther's Food Pantry in Chamblee, 


September 11 9/11/11 Interfaith Gathering, Sunday, at 5 p.m., the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.  Open to all and free of charge, the event will be held in the ballroom of the Decatur Hotel and Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Road, Decatur. The planning committee includes Atlantans from a variety of faith expressions, including Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, and Muslims. The event will remember those who died on September 11, 2001, while seeking to shift our combined energies toward the building of relationships between faith communities and across lines that have divided us in the past.  To become an endorsing/supporting organization, contact the 9/11/11 Interfaith Planning Committee through Jan Swanson, Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, at worldpilgrims@bellsouth.net or 404-622-3399


9/11 TENTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT ­ MUSICA SACRA ATLANTA,  FREE CONCERT - Sunday, September 11, at 5:00pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. The Musica Sacra Chorus, Children's Chorus, Soloists, and Orchestra will share works by Barber, Bernstein, Gorecki, and Vaughan Williams.  Soloists are Kate Breytspraak (soprano), Wade Thomas (Baritone), and Will Trimble
(Boy Soprano). The concert will be followed by a dinner in Fifield Hall with guest speaker Rev. Tom Tewell.  The concert is FREE--no ticket or reservation required.  The dinner that will follow the concert does require a reservation - please contact Anne Drake at
(404) 228-7772 if you would like to make a reservation.  You may also make dinner reservations online at www.firstpresatl.org/events


A concert observing the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be offered in memory of those who lost their lives. Sunday, Spetember 11, 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Mariette. This concert will include organ music of Langlais, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, and Macfarlane, an arrangement of the spiritual My Lord What a Morning, and a transcription of Barber's Adagio for Strings.


The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and the Music Department at Morehouse College invite you to the Atlanta CD release of “Atlanta sings New Wine in Old Wineskins,” Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the Morehouse College campus. The set consists of twenty-two excerpts from the two volume hymn collection “New Wine in Old Wineskins.” This is an historical event reuniting onstage the ecumenical group of singers who recorded the project from five Atlanta churches and the Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers representing even more denominations. Drs. James Abbington and Uzee Brown will serve as conductors. Joseph Joubert is featured guest pianist. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff of the Atlanta University Center along with churches, choirs, singers and sacred music enthusiasts all over Atlanta are invited to join in singing excerpts from the recording.


Cascade United Methodist Church begins its 2011 Fall Revival, Sunday, September 11 thru Wednesday, September 14.  The theme, "We've Come This Far by Faith," stems from the story of four great biblical warriors in Hebrews 11:32-34 whose faith helped them to overcome one of the darkest times in Israel's history. Likewise, September 11, 2001, was one of the darkest times in America's history.  Scores of lives were lost due to terrorist acts; but in the past decade, Americans have endured and prevailed through God's grace.  "The enemy would have us to think that defeat is imminent," says Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin A. Moss, " but the Word reminds us that the battle is His, not ours--and our faith has brought us this far!"Cascade will have a Remembrance Tribute during its 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services on Sunday, September 11, with Revival beginning in the evening.  Sunday evening will present at the Rev. Dr. E. Dewey Smith of Greater Tavelers Rest Baptist Church, Decatur. Revival Services begin at 6:00 p.m.  Cascade welcomes the entire Atlanta-area community to be uplifted by the Word of God and inspirational music that will surely sooth the soul. Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA  30311


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