Church Action eNewsletter Week of May 16, 2016

God calls us to some things we cannot do alone.

Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta


Church Action eNewsletter Week of  May 16, 2016


1. Atlanta's new multicultural vocal ensemble the Trey Clegg Singers has been invited to perform at the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The group will premier its Piccolo Spoleto Concert for the Atlanta audience at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland Street, Atlanta 30303.  Ticket information. View Map

2. C.H.I.P., Charitable Connections, Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, the Regional Council of Churches, and Breakthru House expect a good gathering on Friday for Mental Health and the Faith Community at Charitable Connections. This is an interfaith event which will explore the role of the faith community in creating a place for everyone. We will hear what one church is doing, we will explore options, we will tell our stories, and we will have lunch. Join us, we can seat 4-5 more people. Please let me know today if you want to come. Email

3. The 100 Black Men Of South Metro, Inc. will host a Health and Wellness Summit. This event will feature panel discussions, on-site resources and health care agencies to address the following issues in our schools and homes; Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Violence, Substance Abuse. Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta 30331.  View Map There is no admission charge but registration is requested here.

4. One in four Americans is touched by some kind of mental illness in any given year. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress, but is our faith-based community prepared to respond? Register for your free ticket (space is very limited) for a conversation about what the faith community needs to know and do together to help all our neighbors thrive. The Care and Counseling Center of Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church invites you to a conversation with the faith-based community about mental health. Saturday, May 21, 12 – 2 p.m. There will be a special performance of “A Song for You” and lunch will be served .  Tickets here.

5. The Global Peace Event, Be a Partner in Peace, is held in May every year. This free gathering will be Saturday, May 21, 4 – 8 p.m., at the Quaker Meeting House, 701 W. Howard Avenue, Decatur 30030. This event includes discussions of peace by leaders from several spiritual backgrounds, peace activists, and peace builders. Come find ways to make peace a priority in your life. Sign up here.

6. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Annie E. Casey Foundation invite you to Pittsburgh Rise, a one-of-a-kind neighborhood festival that celebrates the budding revitalization of a series of neighborhoods along the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail corridor on Saturday, May 21, 4-10 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Tickets for hot air balloon rides must be purchased. The Southside Atlanta Home Tour is sold out at this time. Fairground, music, food, and more at 352 University Avenue, Atlanta 30310.

7. Saturday evening, May 21, at 7:30 p.m., the Jung Society of Atlanta presents a lecture by Jeanne M. Schul, Ph.D., “Embodied Dreamwork” exploring the healing potential of physical sensations experienced during dreamtime.  Schul directs the dance program at Berry College, teaches in the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. The location is Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Atlanta 30327.  $20 for the public; $10 for students; free for Jung Society Members.  More is at .  (Also save the date for the evening of June 5 and Michael Meade.)

8. Rev. Charles Fischer III, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, is the featured preach on Day 1 this Sunday, May 22. His sermon this week is based on Romans 5:1-5 and entitled "Suffering to Hope." Visit Day1 to hear or read the sermon and find podcasts, blogs, and other resources.

9. Revival of Values with the Rev. William Barber, founder of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina, at St. Mark UMC on Monday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m., 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30308. Now more than ever we need to combine our voices until we create an unignorable choir for justice! R.s.v.p. here.  Facebook Event Link

10. The I Will Intervene Challenge teaches the skills of mental health first-aid and suicide intervention. The next workshop will be a 2-day workshop, May 24 and 25, in Fayetteville. Register or learn more at Let’s turn the tide on suicide!

11. Atlanta Community Ministries reminds us of the power of prayer today and invites you to make plans to attend the monthly prayer meeting for our city, Monday, June 6. Address and driving directions are available by clicking here. No need to sign up, just make plans now to come and invite some friends! 

12. The Atlantic Institute will be hosting a community service appreciation Iftar Dinner during Ramadan in honor of North Fulton County's civil servants, Friday, June 24, at the Istanbul Cultural Center.  Join them in saying Thank You to our local government officials, peace officers, and faith leaders, for their valued public service.  Registration required, please RSVP here.

13. Living the Caregiver Journey is a conference being sponsored by Peachtree Corners Christian Church, 6060 Spalding Drive, Norcross 30092, on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Lunch is included.  The conference is to provide caregivers and families of caregivers information on a variety of topics from health directives to spiritual strength during this part of their journey.  The conference is only $10 and registration information can be found at     Or  find the Registration Form.


14. The 2016 Women in Ministry Conference “What Does the Lord Require” is September 19-22 at the Westin Atlanta Airport. The conference brings together women from across the country who serve in ministry as pastors, professors, chaplains, authors, evangelists, seminarians, and missionaries. Registration information here.   For more information you can Email:  or call (770)696.5100, Ext. 217.


15. Learn techniques and habits that can transform your life on Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m., at Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311. Study "Discover the Power Within You" by Ernest Holmes with Dr. Barbara. Streamed live at


16. You might want to include a trip to the cooler mountains of Tennessee in your summer plans. Saint Mary’s Sewanee offers many one day or few day opportunities for spiritual growth, learning, and worship. Have a look here


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Ethel Ware Carter

The Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Inc.

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