Church Action eNewsletter Week of November 2, 2020
1. ”A Night of Healing, Action, and Hope: A Call With Oprah and Faith Leaders,” tonight, Monday, Nov. 2. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center will be on the panel. Participants must register for the limited seats via zoomwithOprah.com.
2. Don't miss the final installment of Pitts Theology Library's Fall 2020 Kessler Conversation series this Wednesday November 4, at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Ronald Rittgers of Valparaiso University will be speaking on "The Reformation of Suffering." Find more details about the speaker and register for free at pitts.emory.edu/ronaldrittgers. In addition, view past recordings of the sessions with Professors Anna Johnson and Erik Heinrichs at this link.
3. Celeste Porter will be featured in a “Meet the Artist” event at the Cathedral Bookstore, Thursday, Nov. 5, 1 – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The shop will offer gifts created by the artist which include beautiful shell angels. At the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta 30305.
4. The Interfaith Children’s Movement invites you to consider “Stepping into Advocacy” by participating in an orientation, there are two sessions: Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. Explore specific ways you and your faith community can have the tools and momentum to advocate on behalf of children and their families. Sign-Up
5. International Human Trafficking Institute virtual conversation series continues Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., with “Boots on the Ground,” a focus on the amplified impact of COVID-19 on populations vulnerable to human exploitation. Hear from Shavontana “Starr” Davis, founder and E.D. of The Starr Institute, and Zoe Webb, associate director for mentoring for South Fulton County Standup for Kids. Free registration.
6. Holy Comforter Episcopal Church is a worshiping community in the heart of Atlanta that seeks to restore all people to unity with God & with each other. The majority of the members are adults living with mental illness. Holy Comforter will hold a drive-by boat concert fundraiser featuring Mermaid Motor Lounge, Friday, Nov. 6, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Ormewood Park and Facebook live. See gofundme.com/f/holy-comforter-boat-fundraiser
13. Join Day1 & 7 of the powerful preachers featured in “Bread Enough for All” celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Protestant Hour & Day1, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. This event is limited to 100 attendees & is free. Preachers with local connections include the Rev. Joanna Adams, the Rev. Dr. William Flippin, the Dr. Anna Carter Florence, and the Rev. Charley Reeb. Donations supporting the 75-year Day1 ministry are appreciated. For donations of $50+ the attendee will receive a copy of the 75th ...
14. “Election Extremism: Hope & Healing in the Aftermath of Nov. 3,” from Odyssey Impact! 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. Though no one can predict exactly how the post-election American landscape will look, our need for national healing seems a sure bet. Early Registration
15. The future is full of challenges and opportunities when it comes to our nation’s immigration system -- and it’s going to take a truly bipartisan effort to reshape it. It is more important than ever to bring leaders from across the aisle and across sectors to discuss a new way forward. Join National Immigration Forum for Day 4 of Leading the Way , Nov. 19, to hear leaders at the local and national level and from across the political spectrum share their visions of what lies ahead for immigration. Registration is free -- but tickets are limited. Get yours here. For a glance at the agenda, click here. The full convening is Nov. 16-19 from 3-5 p.m. each day.
16. For the past 15 years, people have gathered at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta to celebrate an ecumenical Thanksgiving -- sharing uplifting messages, singing and laughing together, and supporting interfaith charities. In 2020, this event will be online and include an online chat to share your thoughts. “Act Now: Silence Is Not An Option,” is the inspiration for messages from religious and community leaders about speaking up for compassion and humanity, a common value of people of all faiths. The National Civil Rights Museum will be the recipient of donations to the Give-A-Gobble program. Join in on Thursday, Nov. 19, for this one-of-a-kind 16th annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration organized by twenty faith-based groups in the Cobb, Fulton, and Cherokee counties—because people of faith need to stand together and serve others now more than ever. Online at 6:30 p.m. for musical performances, program begins at 7. Visit the Facebook page for the live link here. Donations for Give-a-Gobble can be made here www.kolemeth.net/gobble Visit our website for more information and a list of participating houses of worship.
17. Do you know about A Home for Everyone in DeKalb? Find out more about this collaborative initiative on homelessness at www.ahomeforeveryoneindekalb.org and find opportunities to support the efforts.