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Pitts Theology Library’s exhibition A Book More Precious than Gold: Reading the Printed Book Alongside Its Previous Owners and Readers is now open and will run until Nov. 30.

Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, will host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Read more here

The Center for Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, features the textile art of Montgomery artist Joanne Staley. “Biblical Weavings” through November 13. For more information about the exhibit, call 404-687-4577 or e-mail lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu.

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. 

Centering Prayer retreats are the heart of St. Mary's Sewanee.The effect on those who practice it is an ever-increasing awareness of God’s action and presence in the course of ordinary life. Advent Centering Prayer Weekend: December 13-15, 2019 ǀ Eight-Day Silent Retreat: January 5-12, 2020.

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.

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Sept. 13. John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary, 701 S. Columbia Dr, Decatur, will host the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History exhibit Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Opening reception is Sept. 13. The exhibit is open through Dec. 13. Small groups are asked to schedule a tour by email to humanorigins@ctsnet.edu. Read more about this fascinating exhibit here


Sept. 13. A reception for Montgomery textile artist Joanne Staley is Friday evening, Sept. 13, 4:30 – 7:00 in the Harrington Center, Columbia Seminary. The artist will share brief remarks at 5:30. Her exhibition “Biblical Weavings” will be available for viewing Aug. 12 – Nov. 13. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon.– Fri. For more information, call (404)687-4577 or e-mail lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu. See Smithsonian exhibit while you’re there.

Sept. 13. The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, one of the most acclaimed adult choirs in the world, will be hosted by Friends of Cathedral Music, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305, Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m., Atlanta. Tickets.

Sept. 13. “An Evening with the Accidental Talmudist” at Lake Oconee Congregation Chai and Lake Oconee Community Church, Friday, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Sept. 13, Salvador Litvak, a Chilean-American screenwriter, film director, and producer. His first movie “When Do we Eat?” a Torah drenched comedy is now a worldwide Passover tradition. His second file “Saving Lincoln” explores the close friendship between Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon. R.s.v.p. right away if you want to go, very limited seating. Register here.  

Sept. 13-14. 20th Annual Peach Cobbler Auction for Mennonite Relief at Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Sept. 13-14. Friday night hymn sing starts the weekend for guests though cooks and woodworkers and needlework artists have been busy all year. Saturday features a pancake breakfast, barbeque lunch, children’s activities, and auction with items from $5 to thousands. https://www.pcmra.com/

Sept. 14. Want to see local food feeding local people? Join the Society of St. Andrew to glean muscadines near Fayetteville. Use this link to register: https://signup.com/go/aHoeUXP Contact Adam F. Graham, Georgia Director with any questions at georgia@endhunger.org

Sept. 14. Changing the Culture of Policing in America Symposium connects community members working to end police racial profiling and other unwanted acts of police conduct with a platform that promotes Constitutional Policing. Panel members provide real solutions supported by research and information proposed by the Department of Justice. The public is invited; registration is required. The event is Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Clayton State University, East Arbor Hall, 5823 Trammel Road, Morrow 30260. Register here 

Sept. 14. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is hosting an Atlanta Preparedness Fair, an educational and entertaining event that is free to the community. It is focused on things people can do to be more prepared for the future including College Opportunities, Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Ham Radios, Nutrition, Self Defense, Self-Reliance, and Employment Help, and more. Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1947 Brockett Rd, Tucker 30084. Check out all the fun things for kids and the impressive array of supporting and participating community organizations, public and private.  For more infoor to participate contact Atlanta Stake Public Affairs info@atlantastake.org or (404) 382-8255.
To sign up for the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the event with the same contacts or sign up directly at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code: LDSTUCKER

Sept. 14. Georgia Justice Project (GJP) has been involved in over 20 expungement clinics and summits across the state of Georgia — free events in which individuals may have eligible Georgia charges restricted from their criminal record. Clayton County and Forest Park Expungement Summit, Sept. 14, Eligible Forest Park and Clayton County charges may be restricted and sealed in this one day event. Pre-register soon! Click here for more information and to pre-register .

Sept. 14. Seedtime & Harvest Plant & Bake Sale, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy the garden and purchase early starts for your fall garden from this long-respected supported employment program at The Friendship Center at Holy Comforter Church. Organically grown broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and beets; cabbage, collards, and kale; lettuce and arugula - plus herbs, perennial flowers, shrubs, and beautiful indoor plants. Enjoy luscious baked goods while you shop, or take some home or to your office, 27 Woodland Ave, SE, Atlanta 30316.

Sept. 14. Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment, Atlanta for the Planet, and Stonecrest Citizens Coalition will share information about cell towers in residential areas. One was placed at 3610 Evans Mill Road in Stonecrest. Come to the Stonecrest Public Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest 30038, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-5 p.m.


Sept. 14. Resist Dehumanizing Immigrant Neighbors, Saturday, Sept. 14, 5 – 7 p.m. Faith in Public Life Georgia invites you to gather with crucial partners in the Sanctuary Coalition on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. at St Bede’s, 2601 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta 30345. Learn how you can put feet to your faith and stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. You can R.s.v.p. here.

Sept. 14. Evolution Concert at Neighborhood Church, Saturday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. This jazz, blues, and R&B infused spiritual journey with B-Renee is a benefit for Georgia Prison Ministries. Tickets www.evolutionconcert2019.com.

Sept. 14-15. Get to know your neighbors at the 14th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival. Experience the best of Arab cultures with food, music, art and more… a great event for kids and adults! Having drawn over 5,000 attendees in one weekend, the Atlanta Arab Festival is an Atlanta tradition. Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta 30340. Admission: $5/person, children under 12 are free! Parking is free. www.atlantaarabfestival.com

Sept. 15. The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, is the featured preacher Sept. 15 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and via podcast. Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 74 years. Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, it is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. For more information, check the program’s website, http://day1.org.

Sept. 15. Les Trois Voix will present a full concert on Sunday, Sept. 15, 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta 30305. The concert “Gilded in the Light of Hope” will feature a mix of ancient and modern pieces that exemplify hope in times of darkness. For more information visit their websitewww.lestroisvoix.org


Sept. 15. A community conversation about suicide, Sunday, Sept. 15, 5:00 p.m., Johns Creek UMC, 11180 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, 30098. Co-Host: Johns Creek UMC, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Will To Live Foundation. 

Sept. 16. How Can Religion Be a Source of Good in the World When So Many Do Violence in its Name? “Religion: A Source of Good - An Interfaith Morning of Reflection” at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center on Monday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, so we are announcing this early. The program cost is $45, which includes the program with a panel of six guest speakers, a continental breakfast on arrival, and lunch served at the end of the program (vegetarian options are available). Guest Speakers are Fr. Peter Fink, SJ, Sr. Mary Priniski, OP, Rabbi Michael Bernstein, Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser, Mr. Kemal Korucu, Dr. Zehra Ozturk . Register here. 

Sept. 16-17. Point Source Youth's Southern Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness is Sept. 16-17, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Emory Conference Center, 1615 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta 30329. A key component will be networking among participants, with multiple opportunities for service providers, governmental officials, advocates, and youth to build stronger connections among folks interested in ending youth homelessness in the South. Read more.


Sept. 16-19. Put the 2019 Women in Ministry Conference Redefining Relevance on your calendar, Sept. 16-19, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott this year. Registration is already open at cynthialhale.org

Sept. 17. Save the date for The Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s Live & Learn on “Teen Dating Violence: How Parents Can Promote Healthy Relationships and Self Respect” facilitated by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Tuesday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The first 10 individuals to register will receive a complimentary lunch, $15 for lunch thereafter. To register and pre-order lunch, contact TACC at (404) 876-6266 or info@taccatstlukes.com. Learn more about TACC at St Luke's at youtu.be.

Sept. 18. Teresa Morgan, professor of Graeco-Roman history at the University of Oxford and McDonald Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Candler, will present a lecture Wed., Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Rita Anne Rollins Bldg., Candler. This event is open to the public; registration is required. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided for all who register by September 10 at 5 p.m. Register here.  Her lecture is titled “Institutionalization and Inspiration: Two Aspects of Early Christian Faith.”

Sept. 18. September 18 and 28, Volunteer Orientation at New American Pathways. Come learn how you can help. More information and registration information is here.

Sept. 18. Women's Bible Study with Rev. Linda Whitmire at Sandy Springs Christian Church in the Barbee Conference Room begins Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m., 301 Johnson Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs 30328.


Sept. 18. A Journey of Remembrance and Reconciliation, an interfaith commemoration service presented by NAACP, FAMA, DeKalb History Center, and Compassionate Atlanta. Listen as we acknowledge the suffering caused by racial terrorism and the need for unity to heal all wounds as we move forward together as one race. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m., DeKalb History Center, DeKalb Historic Courthouse, 101 East Court Square, Decatur 30030. Free and open to the public. For information call (404) 241-8006.  More Details.

Sept. 19. North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative September Meeting. Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Suicide Myths with Dr. Rachel Geller, Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Thursday, Sept. 19, 9-11 a.m., Mount Pisgah UMC, 2850 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek. More.

Sept. 19. Join Faith in Action Thursday Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church Social Hall for a presentation by the director of the Archdiocese Justice & Peace Ministry, Kat Doyle. Learn how each church ministry can take specific actions to be stewards of God's creation. All Saints is located at 2443 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody. All are welcome for this exploration of the role of the church in caring for God’s creation.

Sept. 19. The Most Dangerous Year film screening presented by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory. This award winning film explores the lives of families with transgender kids. Director Vlada Knowlton will entertain questions after the screening. Sept. 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Tull Auditorium, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta 30322. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to reserve your free seat 

Sept. 20. Alliant Quality free Mental Health First Aid training. Sept. 20 at Oakhurst Medical Centers, Stone Mountain; Sept. 25 at Mercy Care, Chamblee. If you are interested in attending, email Mentalhealthfirstaid@allianthealth.org, be sure to specify your desired date. These classes will be from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a break for lunch.

Sept. 20. GBPI will host a fall policy forum, Friday, Sept. 20, Women-Powered Prosperity, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. They will also release a brand new report on the status of women in Georgia at this event, featuring an exciting keynote speaker and panel of local experts to discuss how Georgia can become a more supportive and prosperous place for women. Tickets are on sale now.

Sept. 20. Enigma: Decoding the Mysterious Language of the Soul, Ashok Bedi, M.D. Friday lecture, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Members $20; nonmembers $25; Students $10. Saturday Workshop, Interpretation of Dreams, A Jungian Perspective, Sept. 21, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm (see website for prices) CEU’s available Both programs at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd, Sandy Springs 30328 see www.Jungatlanta.com for specifics.

Sept. 20-22. Registration is now open for Harvest of Hope, an ecumenical, intergenerational weekend retreat hosted by Society of St. Andrew in Georgia at Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton. Participants will reflect, worship, and take action around the themes of food insecurity, food waste, and food recovery. Gleaning apples marks one highlight of the event. Cost is $100. Sign up your group at endhunger.org/hoh-registration/September 20-22.

Sept. 20-22. Calling all women! Mark your calendars for September 20-22,10for the Unfinished 2019 Women's Conference at Cascade UMC. This is going to a powerful event with sessions to empower your mind and worship experiences to uplift your spirit. For more information about sponsorship and volunteering, visit unfinished2019.com.

Sept. 21. The Eighth Annual Care Partners’ Conference is offered by the Dementia Ministry at Due West United Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta 30064, Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This conference offering help, hope, inspiration, and dementia education fills up early so we are announcing it early. Register here care-partners-conference-2019.pushpayevents.com. This is a free event and lunch is provided. If you have registration questions contact Claire Herrmann at jclove80503@yahoo.com.

Sept. 21. AMIS’ 42nd Annual International Students and Scholars Welcome Reception is Saturday, September 21, at Spelman College Sister’s Chapel, 2-4 pm. Join in a hearty welcome for new international students studying at schools around Atlanta. There will be a special musical performance by the Morehouse College Glee Club followed by a catered reception. Learn more and sign up at AMIS-INC.org or by emailing office@amis-inc.org or calling (470)851-1248.

Sept. 21. Dementia Spotlight Foundation presents Alzheimer's Music Fest Feat the Reverend Horton Heat in an Intimate Solo Performance, Gurufish, Zangaro, Donna Hopkins, Lefty Williams, Ralph Roddenberry, and Mikail Peterson, The Manly Hero, Saturday, Sept. 21, $50 - $75, Madlife Stage & Studios Doors, Woodstock, 6:00 p.m., all ages, Tickets here.

Sept. 21. Candler School of Theology at Emory will present author Austin Channing Brown and veteran newspaper editor and award-winning author Hank Klibanoff in “Bearing Witness: Faith, Remembrance, and the Journey Toward Racial Justice” Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Decatur First UMC. The event is free and open to the public, with registration required. Register here. Several area churches have joined to co-sponsor with the goal of engaging communities of faith in honest reflection about the history and ongoing legacy of racial violence. The event is offered in cooperation with the DeKalb County Remembrance Project, which is working with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, to create a memorial to victims of lynching in DeKalb County

Sept. 22. TheoEd Talks is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. at The Carter Center. This ecumenical speaker 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. TheoEd is presented by First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. For tickets and more, visit TheoEd.com. Save the date, more later . . .

Sept. 22. The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, is one of the UK’s leading mixed collegiate choirs, with a world-wide reputation. Their program Sept. 22, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, will feature classic favorites from the treasury of English church music, as well as sacred and secular works from different countries. The cost is $25, $10 for students with i.d., children under 18 no cost. Purchase admission at the door or online.

Sept. 25. Alliant Quality free Mental Health First Aid training Sept. 25 at Mercy Care, Chamblee. If you are interested in attending, email Mentalhealthfirstaid@allianthealth.org, be sure to specify your desired date. These classes will be from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a break for lunch.

Sept. 25. Mark your calendar for the annual Jane Baird Lecture at the Cathedral of St. Philip, September 25, Alvin Townley, the author of books about naval aviation and Eagle Scouts, who wrote “Defience,” a gripping account of the “Alcatraz Eleven,” a group of American prisoners of war in North Vietnam who formed a tough core of heroic resisters despite brutal and relentless efforts to break them and convert them into fodder for the Communist propaganda machine, will be the speaker.

Sept. 26. LAMP is a collaborative endeavor of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University centering upon the complexities of life, work, and leadership in a world where many faith traditions converge dynamically. LAMP supports curricular programs at Georgia Tech and Emory and hosts public events to help members of both campuses and the Atlanta community discern how to live, learn, and lead peacefully, productively, and well in our multifaith world. We will have more later but read about the September 26 seminar on Law, Justice, and Religious Identity in America now at lamp.iac.gatech.edu

Sept. 27. Step Up to Stop Falls, Falls Prevention Awareness Day presented by the Ga. Dept. of Health, Emory University, and Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. This is a free event at Westminster Pres, 2208 East Main Street, Snellville 30078. Especially among older adults and young children, falls can cause serious injury and at times be fatal. More later . . . Register here.

Sept. 27. Georgia Cares invites you to attend the 2019 Mastering the Art Gala celebrating a decade of service, ensuring all survivors of child sex trafficking receive quality care in the state of Georgia. Friday, Sept. 27, at 6:00 p.m. Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Read morehere

Sept. 27-29. For over four decades, the Greek Orthodox Christian community has opened its doors to host one of Atlanta’s landmark cultural events, the Atlanta Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Rd NE, Atlanta 30329. Ticket information and more here.

Sept. 28. NAMI Northside Atlanta Mental Health Fair 2019, supported by The North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative, Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Pisgah UMC, 2850 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek 30022. Families are often the first to seek services and resources for a loved one with a mental health condition. This event will provide attendees the opportunity to interact directly with Atlanta area mental health providers and service organizations to obtain information about treatment and recovery support options. Find out about joining as an exhibitor or sponsor to share mental h...

Sept. 28, Volunteer Orientation at New American Pathways. Come learn how you can help. More information and registration information is here.

Sept. 28. “Love Divine” the Trey Clegg Singers 2019 Fall Concert, Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta 30308 General admission $25. Tickets are available at tickets.chorusconnection.com

Sept. 29. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ponce de Leon and Oakdale, will offer a Pet Blessing Service to the public Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. “In this service, the life of all God’s creatures is celebrated. Bring your beloved pet to church with you as we honor our animal companions and the joys they share with us!” says pastor Rev. Nancy Christensen. All pets are welcome. For safety, please have your pet on a leash or in a carrier. For more information see www.stjohnsatlanta.org.

Oct. 1. Sabbath Rest is designed to help you grow as one who listens to God. Participants will receive a video tutorial about a week before the event. It’ll offer some teaching and tips on listening and hearing from God. You’ll then be welcomed to a beautiful retreat facility in Sandy Springs for about 3 hours of focused time with God. Your relationship with God and your ministry in the world will be richer because of it! Registration is free but required. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12 – 4 p.m., Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Dr. Atlanta. Register.

Oct. 1-3. Two brothers from the ecumenical Taizé community will be in Atlanta for three nights of Taizé prayer and conversation. Oct. 1-3, Tues.–Thurs., Oct. 3, you are invited to gather for ecumenical prayer and conversation at successive churches. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., prayer at Central Presbyterian Church followed by a brief welcome of the brothers to Atlanta. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:00 p.m., Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, conversation about the theme of “Taizé and Hospitality” followed by prayer. Thursday, Oct. 3, St. Thomas More Catholic Church Decatur, 7:00 p.m., “Pilgrimage and Building Trust,” followed by Taizé prayer. For more information see the Taizé Atlanta Facebook page or www.taizeatlanta.me.

Oct. 3. "Clergy burn out and isolation are real." "Clergy self-care and colleagueship are important.” If you experience or believe this, join a newly forming ecumenical Clergy Support Group at Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke's (TACC), October 3. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month/ 1-3 p.m. $40 per group session (attended or missed). Facilitator is Rev. Dorothea Lotze-Kola, LMFT. For more information call (404)876-6266 #2002

Oct. 4, 5. Atlanta Master Chorale All Creatures Great and Small, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Inspired by the phrase, “All creatures great and small,” from the poem by Cecil Frances Alexander, the first concert of the season is an exploration of music about birds, animals, and all manner of assorted fauna. You might be surprised to discover how much music has been written about the animal kingdom and what “all creatures great and small” might teach us about ourselves. Purchase tickets.

Oct. 4-6. For a man at a crossroads, maybe angry, worried, or isolated,... or, ready to challenge himself in a big way. A powerful, 48 hour experience to face emotional wounds and shadows, as well as gifts and dreams. About 25 participants, with 40 trained volunteers. New Warrior Training Adventure--Men’s Breakthrough Weekend: October 4-6. Rutledge, GA. This ManKind Project weekend is often one of the most profound experiences of self-discovery in men’s lives. Sign up, or contact Jermaine, (404) 491-4505 or cheshusband@icloud.com . Intense, packed with processes and reflective moments. ALL men are welcome. Information.

Oct. 5. Orchard Do Good Challenge is the perfect mix of random acts of kindness and scavenger-hunt, and it has the power to change lives. On October 5, teams of friends, families, small groups, colleagues, and more will infuse the city with goodness by completing mini-challenges in categories like share joy, promote health, go green, and more! Prizes will be given to the winners in a bunch of categories! Money raised will help more than 40 community-based initiatives do good all year. Causes include abuse recovery, suicide prevention, childhood hunger, prison outreach, mentoring and tutoring, human trafficking, and more. Find out more and sign up here.

Oct. 6-8. The Mercer Preaching Consultation is Oct. 6-8 at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta 30341. Early Bird Registration Available through August 15. More

Oct. 8. The church is not a building...It’s a movement. Although physical space is not a pre-requisite for carrying out the Great Commission, it can be a powerful ministry tool in advancing the movement of Jesus Christ. What story does your building tell about the kind of church God has called you to be? Learn how Building God’s Way is helping churches all across the U.S. to rethink the way they utilize existing facilities and plan for future growth. Tuesday, October 8, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 967 Dewey St SW, Atlanta 30310. For more information, visit bgwservices.com

Oct. 11. The Fall Historic Pews and Pulpits Ramble is October 11, $60 per person Join the email list August 30 at 8:00 a.m. On this scenic bus tour through rural east Georgia you will tour historic churches tucked away but not forgotten. Most tours visit five churches. You will get to go inside the churches and hear about their humble beginnings and be inspired by songs and words from some of the chancels and pulpits. Snacks & lunch are included. Contact hannah@visitlakeoconee.com.

Oct. 13-16. The Christian Unity Gathering is the signature event of the National Council of Churches. It is Oct. 13-16 in Hampton, Virginia. More information.

Oct. 14-17. Center for Healthy Churches and Belmont University present S.T.E.P.™ (Strategic Transition Education Program) the next generation in interim ministry. This training is based on the principles developed by Russell Crabtree in “Transition Apparitions: Why Much of What We Know about Pastoral Transitions Is Wrong”. In Atlanta, Oct. 14-17 at Wieuca Road Baptist Church. Find out more here.

Oct. 17. #QuietingTheSilence Join The Blue Dove Foundation for an interfaith conversation from different religious perspectives in an authentic Sukkah. Gathering in the Sukkah celebrates the Jewish holiday of Sukkot which commemorates the temporary dwellings God made to shelter ancestors on their way out of Egypt. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. R.s.v.p. There is no charge for admission. Location will be shared upon R.s.v.p. Suitable for ages 18+

Oct. 19. The Georgia Community Coalition presents The Power of Us Conference helping local nonprofit and other organizations find their place in the 21st century. Saturday, Oct. 19, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah 31405. Topics covered include the 2020 Census, opioids, social justice, housing, solar or alternative energy, environmental concerns. For more information or to get involved in this conference contact Chairman Coakley Pendergrass at Coakley_pendergras@att.net or (678) 733-1479.

Oct. 25-27. Tucked away in the Northeast Georgia mountains, Camp Mikell offers the only folk school in Georgia. Come learn a variety of skilled arts and crafts such as weaving, woodworking, and photography. Courses offered vary. Oct. 25-27, 2019. This fills up so register early. Download the Fall 2019 schedule and registration packet.

Oct. 26. Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown will lead the Spirituality Conference at the Cathedral of St. Philip this fall. The topic is “From Contemplation to Compassionate Social Action: The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman. Oct. 26. Registration is open for the 2019 Spirituality Conference with Lerita Coleman Brown, Oct. 26, at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Join this day journeying through the life and writings of Howard Thurman. Register for “From Contemplation to Compassionate Social Action: The Creative Encounter of Howard Thurman” Register online at here

Oct. 29. Reformation Day at Emory 2019. October 29 is the day and registration is open now. Register here. If you have registration questions, call (404)727-6352.day1.org

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Next weekend, Sept. 13-14, in Perry, hymn sing, pancake breakfast, quilts, samplers, barbeque, woodcrafts, antiques, and more. Read more . . .

#QuietingTheSilence: An Interfaith Mental Health Conversation. People of all faiths struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. Join The Blue Dove Foundation for an interfaith conversation from different religious perspectives. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. R.s.v.p. to thebluedovefoundation.org/interfaithevent.There is no charge for admission. Location will be shared upon R.s.v.p. Suitable for ages 18+

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