Church Action eNewsletter Week of September 19

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Welcome Zion Hill Baptist Church, new member of the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta. Read more at

Reformation Day is coming up next month. Read about the celebration at Candler and more at

1. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. and Revival Services at 7:30 p.m., September 20-23, at Saint Philip A.M.E Church, 240 Candler Road, Atlanta 30317.

2. Monthly Meeting of Coalition for Homeless People With A Mental Illness is today, Wednesday, September 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Room 156. Limited parking is available in the fenced parking lot in back of church. Parking is also available in the Midtown Plaza parking deck, located directly next to the church. Parking entrances are accessible from Peachtree Street or Arts Center Way, with a walk-through to the church on Parking Level 5. Parking in this parking deck is free if you get your ticket stamped at the church security desk. First Presbyterian Church is located at 1328 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309.

3. With Joyful Hearts, Faith AME Zion Church invites you to their Recovery Revival from September 21-23 nightly at 7 pm. Revivalist, the Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace A.M.E. Zion church in Raleigh, is the guest evangelist. Faith AME is located at 38 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr., Atlanta 30311.For more information, visit Faith AME Zion at or contact the church office at 404-691-4075.

4. On Sunday September 25, Northside Drive Baptist Church will celebrate its 59th Anniversary. Dr. James Lamkin is the Senior Pastor. There will be a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall, catered by Williamson Brothers. On the menu: Bar-B-Q pork and chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, chips and dessert. Cost is $10 per person with a family limit of $25. To make a reservation for the meal call the church office at 404-237-8621, or email your reservation to, no later than September 21. Northside Drive Baptist is located at 3100 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta 30305.

5. Don’t forget the Cobb Faith Partnership General Meeting, Wednesday, September 28, at Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Lunch will start at 11:45 a.m. For more information, please email or like CFP on Facebook.

6. Zion Hill Baptist Church announces its next C.A.R.E. SEMINAR (Couples’ Affirmation and Relationship Enhancement) September 28, at 7 p.m. “Conversations with Experience” This free seminar is designed to help improve relationships between men and women and will feature long-married couples (some 50 years plus) in conversation about the challenges and triumphs of marriage. Those currently in relationships and those desiring to be in one are invited and encouraged to attend. The church is located at 6175 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta. Call 404-691-8025 or visit for more details.

7. The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services envisioned Gwinnett’s Great Days of Service in the year 2000 to address community needs and increase awareness of the many agencies and organizations that the Coalition represents and supports. Great Days of Service has grown into one of the largest volunteer initiatives in the U.S. In 2010, 95,000 volunteers including large corporations, schools, small businesses, individuals, church groups, and families, completed 500 service projects. For information on 2011 Days of Service, September 30 and October 1 visit

8. St. Andrews Presbyterian stages its second annual Racing for Grace on Saturday, October 1, at 8 a.m. Runner, visit or to register. This is a 10K/5K friendly race with all the proceeds going to fund the church and youth mission trips during the coming year. The 10K race is also a Peachtree Qualifier. Call the church at 770-938-2833 or email for more information. St. Andrews Presbyterian is located at 4882 LaVista Road.

9. 7200 steps to stop demand. Stop the Prostitution of Children in Georgia, Oct 1, read about this 5k run/walk and register at Register

10. World Communion Sunday is celebrated the first Sunday in October, this year October 2. On this day we celebrate our oneness in Christ, the Prince of Peace, in the midst of the world we are called to serve – a world ever more in need of peacemaking. Read more at

11. The Cathedral of St. Philip is pleased to announce that registration is now open for A New Harmony, the Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul, a day with J. Philip Newell on Saturday, October 8. For more information and registration options see newellconference. The Cathedral is at 2744 Peachtree Rd.

12. Sign up now for upcoming Mental Health First Aid courses in Atlanta. This is a great training opportunity for clergy, Christian educators, church staff, and church members to help promote mental and emotional wellbeing in your congregations. Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The cost is $125 per person ($95 for students). Each participant receives certification in Mental Health First Aid (valid for 3 years), a training manual, other resources, and a boxed lunch each day. Fall courses will be held on Oct. 11 and 13, and Oct. 27 and 28, and Nov. 8 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Kirkwood United Church of Christ. For more information or to register for a course, go to or contact Kathryn Bryan at or 404- 919-5179.

13. Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB) seeks your Soul Stories! Do you have stories about your faith journey or spiritual turning points, you’d like to share with a family member, friend, or colleague? AIB is offering you an opportunity to share your “soul stories” with a special someone, recorded in an intimate studio setting. Interviews will appear on AIB-TV and on For more information and to save a spot for an interview, or call Audrey Galex, 404-892-0454.

14. The U.S. Small Business Administration has contacted us to help them get the word out about disaster assistance for those affected by the recent tornado. You may read the press release at

15. Check out Praying in Song by CBF Coordinator Bob Prosser on page 7 of fellowship!

16. Greek classes are beginning at the Cathedral of St. Philip, see a schedule at Offerings include Beginning Biblical Greek on Sunday mornings and Continuing Biblical Greek on Sunday afternoons. Study the original language of the scriptures, enjoy discussions of Greek New Testament texts, and discover how translation can add nuance and depth of understanding to one’s reading of the Bible. No tuition; only texts or media costs. At the above website you can also find information on how to listen to the Greek texts from your telephone. If you have questions contact the organizer Rick Tyler at or the Rev. Thee Smith at the Cathedral, 404-365-1000,, 404-727-0636.

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