Church Action eNewsletter Week of March 14, 2022

Church Action eNewsletter
Week of March 14, 2022 
The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc. 

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.


We want your announcements! We are happy to help get the word out about anything you would like the greater faith community to know. Send announcements to ecarter@rccatl.org.
 

  1. Make a difference in the life of an under-resourced Atlanta adult who has big dreams but too little support. Become a trained Partners in Change volunteer life coach. Through weekly virtual conversations, you provide a one-year, 1:1 supportive presence to an individual building skills and resilience as they reach toward a new goal. PIC's next round of volunteer Life Coach trainings will be held this Wednesday night, March 16, (Part I) and Saturday morning, March 19 (Part II). Click here to Sign Up for a short Pre-Training Call. For more info, visit picusa.org/get-involved or email info@picusa.org.

  2. Churches in Roswell offer Lenten Lament Walks, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. March 17 will feature the Trail of Tears Memorial at Riverside Park. Visit Lenten Lament Walks | Facebook for information.

    3. The Hispanic Committee of the N. Ga. Conference of the U. M. C. is offering a series of 8 workshops called "Immigrants Our Neighbors."  The five hour workshops answer questions (and create new ones) and begin the conversation on immigration and how Christ would have us respond to our neighbors.  The first is Saturday, March 19, at Trinity UMC, 901 Veterans Drive, Dalton.  Doors open at 9.00 a.m.  To register go to ImmigrantsInOurBackyard.com or send an email to ash.mceuen@ngumc.net

    4. Don’t’ forget the first plant sale of the season at Holy Comforter, 737 Woodland Ave., Atlanta 30316 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for items for your spring garden – Sat., March 19.  

    5. And Take pride in the Southwest Side on the Campbellton Road Ride Clean-Up, Sat., March 19, register 9 a.m. Meet at MARTA Park N Ride, Barge entrance, or Club 291, 3011 Campbellton. Contact Ms. Lowery-Barksdale (404) 617-0438, Commander Ogletree (678) 520-3167.

    6. Alter, Sage Navigator, and AARP will virtually host, Understanding Dementia in the African American community Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Join this session on dementia in the African American community. This session will discuss tips and recommendations to ensure that people are able to take charge of their future by offering unbiased information to work, plan, and save for long-term financial security. Contact Mia Chester, Alter Program, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University, mchester3@gsu.edu

    7. The Rev. Dr. Ken Whitt, executive director of Traces of God Ministries in Hideaway Hills, Ohio, is the featured preacher March 20 on “Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. Hear it in Atlanta Sundays at 7:05 a.m. on WSB 95.5 and 750 AM. For more information, check Day1.org.  

    8. Equitable Dinners Atlanta is a free series using the arts and courageous conversation to inspire anti-racism action in collaboration with the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition. On March 20 “Stories from the Soil” shares the lives of victims of racial terror in Fulton County between 1889-1936. Find out more and register at Equitable Dinners | Eventbrite

    9. There's still time to register for this year's March 24 Bobby Dodd Institute Breakfast with Champions –their signature event. Tickets are  here. Don't miss this year's celebration of its mission and inspiring luminaries: Looptworks, Linda Valdez and Myrna Clayton of SHOWAbility.

    10. You’re invited to visit Paces Ferry United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill Cemetery (adjacent to the Church) at 3612 Paces Ferry Road, NW, during Phoenix Flies on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Docents on hand will share the history of this church and the cemetery which have been in continuous operation since the late 1800s. The wood-frame building is typical of Georgia rural church design and is the most common style of historical church in Georgia.  The first burial in Pleasant Hill was in 1896. There are a variety of funerary art and materials on the markers and 11 veterans (Civil War to Korean War) are buried there.  You will be able to “meet” the nearly 300 year old post oak tree in front of the church and learn the story of its history and how its age was determined. This historic church looks forward to welcoming you.

    11. Atlanta chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites you to come and enjoy the music of Peter DuBois, a celebrated organist from Rochester, NY, Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Peachtree Christian Church, 1580 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Parking entrance is on Spring Street.

    12. L’Arche Atlanta’s Spring Picnic is Saturday March 26, 4-6 p.m. in Legacy Park. This community of people, with and without disabilities, sharing life together invites you for food, friends, and fun. RSVP on Facebook!

    13. In honor of Women’s History Month, Small Business Administration's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center will host the Women’s Business Summit. Join for power-packed panels, inspirational chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Virtually from March 29 - 30, 2022. Sign up.

    14. Interfaith Community Initiatives Annual Friendship Luncheon, Wednesday, March 30, 11 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Find more information at www.interfaithci.org. Purchase tickets here.
     
    15. Join Odyssey Impact Wednesday, March 30, for an inspiring 1-hour virtual event. Hear stories of action and transformation from the first year of the Stranger/Sister documentary film and social impact campaign. Odyssey honors the women who have devoted their lives to reaching across lines of difference, building lasting relationships, and stopping hate. Register here
     
    16. After two years of COVID "exile," The Temple is thrilled to once again be hosting American Jewish Committee (AJC) Atlanta's Unity Seder. Come be a part of this beautiful, diverse community of people interested in building unity. Using music, interfaith leadership, and traditional Jewish rituals, the Passover seder rituals tell the stories of oppression, freedom, and responsibility. March 31, 7:30 p.m. Register Here. Do you have questions?  Email Rachel Shiffman at shiffmanr@ajc.org.
     
    17. “Revival or Decline? American Faith and Philanthropy Face the Future” Join David Brooks and Anne Snyder as they share stories from the frontlines of community rebuilding and civic creativity and talk about the sacred re-weaving of institutions of all forms. Join Lake Institute on Faith & Giving for the Thomas H. Lake Lecture on Thursday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET. This is a free event. Join via livestream. Learn more and RSVP here >>
     
    18. “A Different Kind of Yes: A Conversation with Marthame SandersThe Ministry Collaborative MMF ED Mark Ramsey and Adam Mixon speak with Sanders (Aijcast and Mudeif Productions) about improv, adversity, and the fraudulent line between sacred and secular. Listen here https://mministry.org/.../a-different-kind-of-yes-a.../
     
    19. Atlanta Community Food Bank Summer Youth Program application process is now open for rising 8th through 12th graders. Applications are now live for three Summer Youth Programs. Choose from our Youth Leadership Summit, Youth Service Summit, or Youth Learn and Serve Day to get involved and serve your community. Learn more and apply here.
     
    20. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)( Participant Reactions on Vimeo) reveals poverty through a human lens and encourages participants to consider their own triggers, biases, and how their own life experiences color how they see the children and families experiencing poverty. The experiential nature of this 3 hour in-person simulation helps organizations and communities more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively To learn more or schedule this live in-person 3-hour simulation, contact Olivia Alston oalston@promise686.org  
     
    21. Trinity United Methodist Church in Dalton, 901 Veterans Drive, is offering a three month program for teenagers, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m., and adults Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 6 p.m., called Gota Coaching Transformations.  The goal is to help others to fully live the abundant life through life coaching, spiritual growth, and exercise in the fitness center.  The leaders are certified personal trainers (NASM) and life coaches. For more information, go to GotaCoaching.com or send us an email at gotacoachingcenter.square.site 
     
    22. Registration is open for the in-person Green Team Summit – an opportunity for people of faith across the state to learn about ways you and your faith community can engage in the work of environmental justice and sustainability efforts. Click the button below to learn more about the May event or to register for the event -- Early Bird prices are available now.  

    Visit our website for a clergy toolbox for mental health ministry, and more . . . 


Peace,
Ethel Ware Carter

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