Faith Community Event Calendar Reminders

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Pitts Theology Library’s new exhibition, Thy Kingdom Come: American Evangelicalism from George Whitefield to Contemporary Politics, will run from December 16 to March 20, 2020. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Brandon Wason and Dr. Eric Moore. Read more about this here. Exhibition is in Exhibition Gallery (Level 3) is open during library hours and is free to the public.

St.. Mary's Sewanee Retreat schedule

A support group for caretakers of loved ones with dementia meets every third Thursday at 1:45 p.m. at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305.  

The Hour of Power, led by Pastor Avis Williams, continues to meet each Monday morning, 11:45 a.m. at Greensboro United Methodist Church, 206 W Broad St, downtown Greensboro.

Wellsprings Worship Circle, second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Atlanta Friends Meeting House, 701 W. Howard Street, Decatur. 

Creative Connections, third Saturdays of the month 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., work on crafting projects together. Bring your own project or join a project. Coffee is provided. . Neighborhood Church, 1561 McLendon Ave NE.

The Filling Station is a group for people living with chronic illness that meets at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Grant Park monthly.  Email fillingstations@gmail.com for the schedule and answers to any questions you have.

CALENDAR

Jan. 11. Faith Speaks: Diversity Unites, January 11, 7:00 p.m., Madina Institute Mosque, 3580 Sweetwater Rd., Duluth. Panelists include Rabbi Jesse Charyn (Jewish), Surinder Singh (Sikh), Muhammad Ninowy (Muslim), Mike Holmes (LDS), Rev. Matthew Henning (Lutheran), Manhar Valand (Hindu), and Rev. Jan Taddeo (Unitarian Universalist). Details and flyer available at the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance

Jan. 12. The Rev. Olu Brown, pastor of Impact Church in Atlanta, is the featured preacher Jan. 12, 2020, on “Day 1.” “Jesus’s Baptism, Hope for the World” is drawn from Matthew 3:13-17.He says, “We know from Jesus’s earthly ministry that living in community is not always easy.” “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 75 years and is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. Hear it in Atlanta on News 95.5 and 750 AM WSB Sundays at 7:05 a.m. Hear the sermon and find many resources at Day1.org.

Jan. 12. On the second Sunday of each month the High Museum offers free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming. Enjoy art-making activities, tours, performances, and the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Check out Second Sunday Social Story (información en español) to find out more.

Jan. 12. All are invited to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical service. This interfaith worship service of reconciliation and new beginning will be held Sunday, Jan 12, 3 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 262 Macon Street, McDonough 30253.

Jan. 12. Neighborhood Church will host a screening of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, Jan. 12, 4 – 5:30 p.m., 1561 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta 30307.

Jan. 12 ff. Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult things we will ever experience. Grieving a loved one is very personal and can ebb and flow across days, months, and even years. For anyone who is experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one, no matter when that loss occurred, join Glenn Memorial UMC and the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia for a 5-week grief group beginning January 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Glenn Church Parlor. For more info or to R.s.v.p.contact Rev. Susan Pinson, 404.634.3936, ext. 103. 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta 30307. Grief Support Group Sundays, January 12- February 9, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 12. The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents Church present Leaptrott Trio, Sunday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. in the nave. HIEC is proud to welcome the three classical musicians that make up the trio: Kenn Wagner (violinist), Charae Kruger (cello), and Benn Leaptrott (piano). Stay afterwards for light refreshments and a chance to speak with this talented trio.

Jan. 16. North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative is hosting “Screenagers Next Chapter,” a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. REGISTER FOR JAN 16 SCREENING at Mt. Pisgah UMC, Johns Creek. 

Jan. 18. Oral Moses’ distinctive deep, powerful voice will fill the sanctuary of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church during a special concert Saturday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow. During the concert, he and his accompanist, Portia Hawkins, will share the history and stories behind many of the pieces they perform. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy Street, Alpharetta. Learn more at www.alpharettapres.com.

Jan. 19. The Rev. Kevin L. Strickland, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America based in Atlanta, is the featured preacher Jan. 19, on “Day 1.” Hear it on WSB 750 AM and News 95.5, Sunday at 7:05 a.m. or now visit Day1.org.

Jan. 19. Finding Justice in Forgiveness, hosted by Meaningful Conversations Atlanta, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 – 4 p.m., 379 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta 30312. This is a free event but please R.s.v.p. here.

Jan. 19. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Marietta, will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., with a worship service on Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m. Bishop Kevin Strickland will preach at this service. Click here to learn more about this worship opportunity.

Jan. 20. Inspiritus is offering many ways to help in the 2020 MLK Day of Service, Learning, and Advocacy on Monday, January 20, 2020. Get more information here.

Jan. 20. “Silent Morning of Reflection: Cultivating the Content of My Character” at Ignatius House, Monday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta 30328.More Details.

Jan. 20. If you are so led, please join the Atlanta Friends Meeting, End New Jim Crow Action Group, and the Friends School of Atlanta at the Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King March. The group will meet at about 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Peachtree & Baker Streets (Xernona Clayton Way). You can take MARTA to Peachtree Center & walk 0.3 miles north.

Jan. 21-24. The Rooted in Jesus 2020 Conference will be on January 21-24 in Atlanta. The core purpose of this gathering is discipleship. The conference is presented by the Episcopal Church Foundation, in partnership with Forma, Forward Movement, The Diocese of Atlanta, and others. The conference features the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church the Most Rev. Michael Curry and the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President, of Repairers of the Breach as speakers.www.rootedinjesus.church

Jan. 21. "Breaking the Silence," screening of a Lillian Smith film, Tuesday, Jan. 21. 6 p.m., Common Good Atlanta Clemente Course in the Humanities, Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle, Smyrna.

Jan. 23. New American Pathways next volunteer training session will be Jan. 23, 10 a.m. And, volunteers are needed for ceremonies on Jan. 22, 23, 29, and 30. See the possibilities here.

Jan. 23-25. The 2020 Cathedral Antiques Show benefits Moving in the Spirit this year and includes a preview party, flower festival, antiques show, and young collector’s tour of homes. Visit CathedralAntiques.org.

Jan. 25. Hansel & Gretel, Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:00 a.m., suitable for all ages, “Hansel and Gretel” takes students on an adventure through a magical world filled with mystical forest animals, a captivating Sandman, and lots of sweets! Adapted and directed by Brenna Corner, an alumna of the Opera’s Studio Artist program, the 45-minute English version of Humperdinck’s classic opera, teaches valuable lessons about listening, kindness, and not judging a Witch by her wardrobe. First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree St. Atlanta 30309. Free admission and parking. Lanier Lot, 1337 Peachtree St.

Jan. 25. Songs and Stories at The Craddock Center, Saturday, Jan 25, at 3 p.m. Gopher Broke from Blue Ridge is a band rooted in Southern Appalachian folk, rock, and blues. Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter will tell stories. Center, 186 Fred Craddock Drive, Cherry Log, GA 30522.

Jan. 25. Atlanta Cares Mentoring Movement National Mentoring Month Celebration will be a volunteer and recruitment rally, Jan. 25, Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Center, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta 30310. You can get involved in this movement to end youth violence, human trafficking, suicide and dropout. Special guest will be Judge Penny Brown Reynolds. R.s.v.p. to atlantacaresmentors@gmail.com or call 770-316-3487.

Jan. 25-26. “Individuation and Embodiment: Consciously Living in our Body-Mind,” Kathleen Wiley, Jungian Analyst, LPC, MFT. January 25, Saturday Lecture 7:30 p.m. 2020 members free, non-members $20, students $10. Located at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs 30328. See Jungatlanta.com for specifics.
Jung Atlanta Experiential Workshop: Connecting with Your Body-Mind, Saturday January 25, before the evening lecture, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $120.00, limited to first 12 people with nonrefundable payment. Sandy Springs Christian Church. See Jungatlanta.com for specifics and to register for the workshop.

Jan. 26. Temple Emanu-el and Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League & the American Jewish Committee bring you “Bearing Witness: A Humanitarian Crisis.” What's really happening to asylum seekers at our borders and in our backyard? What can we do to help? Join this community-wide, non-partisan discussion on the humanitarian crisis facing asylum-seekers, Sunday, Jan. 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-el, 1580 Spalding Dr, Sandy Springs. R.s.v.p. required. Register here. Panelists: Charles Kuck, Kuck Baxter Immigration and fmr. President American Immigration Lawyers Assn.; Traci Feit Love, Founder & Exec Director, Lawyers for Good Government & Project Corazon; Amilcar Valenca, E. D., El Refugio. Visit the Resource Fair and meet those working on the front lines. Find out how you can help.

Jan. 26. North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative is hosting “Screenagers Next Chapter,” a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. REGISTER FOR JAN 26 SCREENING at Stonecreek Church, Milton. 

Jan. 28. Presbyterians for A Better Georgia Advocacy Training is Tuesday, January 28, 6-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. This event is free and open to all! Training and dinner will be provided at no cost (meal donations accepted). You do not have to be a member of Presbyterians for a Better Georgia or even a Presbyterian to participate. Register and find out more here.

Jan. 30. The Aquinas Day celebration will introduce a young theologians to the Emory and Atlanta community. This year, Andrew Prevot, author of Thinking Prayer and theologian at Boston College, will speak about identity in theology and politics. Come for the chapel service at Canon Chapel at 11:00 followed by lunch and the talk by Andrew Prevot. Register here. Register - Aquinas Day.

Jan. 30. Ministering Effectively to Transgender and Non-Binary People and their Loved Ones is being offered Jan. 30 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. The workshop will be facilitated by Rev. Linda Herzer, author of The Bible and the Transgender Experience (Pilgrim Press) and trans woman and lifelong church leader, Gabrielle Claiborne. Learn more and register here

Jan 30-Feb. 1. Engaging Ministry: Practices of Prayer, Worship, and Community a two-part educational-experiential series for clergy and laypeople, explores two aspects of congregational vitality: cultivating practices that invite Christ’s indwelling presence in both ordained leaders and in communities, and processes for creating dynamic and transformative worship that stirs the senses and opens the heart. Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Beecken Center at Sewanee and there is an early bird discount. Find all information and registration details here.

Jan. 30-Feb 1. The annual Calvin Symposium on Worship is a three-day conference sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Center for Excellence in Preaching, at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids. Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, worship leaders and planners, and other interested worshipers for fellowship, worship, and learning together. More information here.

Feb. 1. Mark your calendar for the Tiffany Talk and Tour, Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:30 – 3:00, All Saints' Episcopal Church, North Avenue Presbyterian Church, and First Presbyterian Church, the three churches in Atlanta with Tiffany windows. Lectures by Josh Probert PhD, Tiffany scholar. Tickets are $25 and lunch is included. See photos and details and registration at firstpresatl.org/tiffanytalk.

Feb. 1. Myths America Lives By: A Dialogue on White Supremacy, Feb. 1, Cathedral of St. Philip with Dr. Richard T. Hughes and the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith. Come for a thought-provoking dialogue followed by group conversation, 10 a.m. – noon. The point of departure will be Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories that Give Us Meaning, the ground-breaking work by Richard T. Hughes PhD, scholar-in-residence in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University. The two will discuss this examination of white supremacy, the synergistic relationships of white supremacy with five myths that have been central to the evolution of the American psyche, and the implications for our culture and lives today. For more info, or to R.s.v.p. here.

Feb. 9. TheoEd Talks, Sunday February 9, 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. This series brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give a TED-style, “talk of their lives” in 20 minutes or less. This year’s speakers include:
Hillary McBride, therapist, author, and co-host of The Liturgists podcast who works in the area of trauma, eating disorders and body image;
Bryan Massingale, leading Catholic theologian and scholar activist who focuses on issues of social and racial justice in America;
Wil Gafney,  OT professor at Brite Divinity who works at the intersection of the Bible, race, and women’s lives;
Jeff and André Shinabarger, co-hosts of the podcast Love or Work and founders of Plywood People, an Atlanta-based non-profit focused on social entrepreneurship.

March 15. Sign up for Hunger Walk Run March 15, 2020 here.

March 26-27. Coming up out of town: “Women Veterans Military Moral Injury: Research, Recovery, Resources, and a Call for Compassionate Community Responsive,” regional conferences for women veterans, chaplains, clergy, community leaders, & clinicians. March 26-27: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.  Richmond. Moral Injury happens when someone’s worldview is shattered by experiencing a traumatic event that elicits reactions that can lead to social isolation, flashbacks, severe anxiety, struggling to go on, and emotional detachment. Space is limited; register early here.

May 14-15. Coming up out of town: “Women Veterans Military Moral Injury: Research, Recovery, Resources, and a Call for Compassionate Community Responsive,” regional conferences for women veterans, chaplains, clergy, community leaders, & clinicians. May 14-15: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Moral Injury happens when someone’s worldview is shattered by experiencing a traumatic event that elicits reactions that can lead to social isolation, flashbacks, severe anxiety, struggling to go on, and emotional detachment. Space is limited; register early here

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