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February The month of February celebrates Baptist Women in Ministry preaching. Read more at | Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM).

Feb. 2 – March 2.  Green Team Summit from Georgia Interfaith Power & Light has been postponed. They encourage us to register for One Hundred Miles' Choosing to Lead Virtual Conference (co-sponsored by GIPL), beginning February 2. This year, rather than a one-time-only event, there will be an in-depth series of workshops that build upon the important dialogue started at previous conferences.  Every Tuesday from February 2 - March 2, considering how we can tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our coast and its future.  Click Here to Register.

Feb. 4 ff.  “Cross Cultural Encounters in the New Testament” begins Feb. 4. In this 4 week study, First Presbyterian Church’s Scholar in Residence, Chris Holmes, and Rev. Dr. David Cortés-Fuentes will explore 4 of these encounters. Contact Chris Holmes for informationThursdays, 7:00–8:15 p.m. on Zoom, Feb. 4–25

Feb. 8- Advocacy 101 and Feb. 15– Kickoff for Stop Violence Stand with Survivors Day an opportunity for concerned Georgians to demand attention be paid to victims of domestic violence, ensure services are not impacted through budget cuts, and communicate the need for the state to be involved and vigilant in the quest to end this violence. Make certain your voice is heard, join in so you can talk to your elected officials about issues that matter to you!  Hosted by Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ADV, GCFV, YWCA Atlanta, GNESA, and Raksha. Information and registration SWSD Advocacy 101 AM | Georgia Commission on Family Violence  or registration here 2021 Stand with Survivors Advocacy Days (google.com). Registration closes Feb. 1.

Feb. 8-12. New Americans Celebration Virtual Week of Action is Feb. 8 – 12. Monday, February 8, from 3 -- 4:30 p.m. is the kick-off with a press conference and panel discussion. Find out about the week and how you can be involved  here .  And a reminder that there will be volunteer orientation Feb. 4. Sign up for the first step in becoming a New American Pathways volunteer. 

 Feb. 10. Critical need for blood! Join the American Red Cross on Feb. 10 for a community blood drive in the Fellowship Hall of Northside Drive Baptist Church. The blood drive will take place from 3-7. Appointments are required to limit crowding. Did you know that only 3 out of 100 Americans support the nation’s blood supply? All blood is being tested for COVID-19 antibodies, and will help the Red Cross to support hospitals and patients in need during this difficult time. Make your appointment by going to rcblood.org/appt and typing in “northsidedrivebaptist”

Feb. 10. If you are interested in the affordable housing issue, note that “Our Homes, Our Children: 2021 Virtual Housing Day” at the Capitol, is Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00. Click here to register. It will be preceded by an Advocacy Training Webinar, Wednesday, February 10, Noon  Click here to register

Feb. 10. Restorative Justice Advocates of Georgia meets Wednesday, Feb 10, at 7 p.m.  Tarek Maassarani, co-founder of Restorative DC, will share from his experience, with a focus on the use of restorative justice in the Parole System. Passcode is 800260 and here is the link  https://zoom.us/j/94159383493 

Feb. 11-20. Online silent quilt auction "Winter Quilts. World Relief." featuring 100 quilts, hangings, and table runners to benefit the ministries of Mennonite Central Committee is Feb. 11-20. This benefit is a celebration of God’s gift of creativity. The website includes details on how to register, view photos of the quilts, how the bidding process works and pick-up and shipping information. View the Quilt Auction Catalog. Questions? Email info@pareliefsale.org or call 267-733-7589.  

Feb. 11. PTN will engage political theologies of loss every other Thursday starting Feb 11 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. The current moment is one of acute, intersecting, and compounding losses. This discussion group centers on both classic and new works on grief, grievance, and loss, paying particular attention to structures of race, sexuality, and nation.  Contact Kris Trujillo to join the PTN discussion group at kjtrujillo@uchicago.edu February 11, Judith Butler, “Melancholy Gender—Refused Identifications” and Sigmund Freud, “Mourning and Melancholia.”

Feb. 13. The Movement for Restorative Justice invites us to "Healing Justice," Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. Invite your friends; all are welcome! It's free, but you need to register in advance. Here  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMld-qhrDwtHtLqbdq5DCdkllhKFQKRJ66x and here’s a preview. Watch the film and join in a Zoom discussion on each of the three sessions, total event is about 1.5 hours. This film has been shown in an area UMC congregation, a Baptist church, two Catholic parishes, and a town hall meeting in DeKalb County.  Contact Bert Skellie at bertskellie@gmail.com or go to rjag.org for more information or to arrange a showing for your neighborhood or religious congregation.

Feb. 13. Church Women United of Georgia 23rd annual awards celebration February 13, at 11:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be former president of Church Women United of Georgia, Barbara Leath. The theme for this year is “Becoming One in 2021.”Tickets are available at CWU in Georgia Woman of the Year 23rd Awards Celebration - A Virtua... For more information email cwugeorgia@gmail.com

Feb. 14. The Rev. Dr. Christopher P. Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church of Wilson, N.C., is the preacher Feb. 14 on “Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast.  “An Unveiled Gospel,” Thomas’s sermon for Feb. 14, is drawn from 2 Corinthians 4:3-6. “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for more than 75 years. For resources and more information, check the program’s website, Day1.org.  Hear it in Atlanta on WSB, News 95.5 and 750 AM.

 Feb. 14  During this past year, we have grieved the diminishment of our customary rituals so deeply because we know they connect us to that which matters most. Gratefulness.org invites us to a weeklong practice focused on tending the rituals of our lives — those that already exist and those we might yet create. “Tending the Rituals of Our Lives” begins Feb. 14. Registration is free; it will close on Friday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m.  Find registration and more here.

Feb. 14. Politician, public historian, community organizer, Christian, these are some of the titles Byron Rushing claims.  They also highlight some of the stories that we will hear as we explore how he has integrated his faith and work throughout his life. Join Pathways for Baptismal Living, Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET, for this free, live, web-based conversation. Provided by Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury and designed to offer inspiration and support to all who seek to live lives reflective of their baptismal promises. Web conference information will be sent to those who register.  Register here. 

Feb. 15. Kickoff for Stop Violence Stand with Survivors Day an opportunity for concerned Georgians to demand attention be paid to victims of domestic violence, ensure services are not impacted through budget cuts, and communicate the need for the state to be involved and vigilant in the quest to end this violence. Make certain your voice is heard, join in so you can talk to your elected officials about issues that matter to you!  Hosted by Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ADV, GCFV, YWCA Atlanta, GNESA, and Raksha. Information and registration SWSD Advocacy 101 AM | Georgia Commission on Family Violence  or registration here 2021 Stand with Survivors Advocacy Days (google.com). Registration closes Feb. 1.

Feb. 15. The Political Theology Network presents the 2021 Winter Workshop Series online Mondays from January 4 to March 1, 4:30 – 5:50 p.m. Zoom link to the meeting circulated by email. Email kathy.chow@yale.edu or mnickel@princeton.edu for more information or to join the email list. February 15, Kristyn Session, Villanova University, see more Political Theology Network.

Feb. 16. Georgia Justice Project offers virtual events designed to educate and engage community members on a variety of criminal justice reform issues in the Talk Justice Tuesday Series:  9:30 - 11 a.m. Feb. 16: Criminal Sentencing;  Justice Day, Thursday, Feb. 25 (longer event). For more information, see Justice Reform Partnership website

Feb. 17. Journey to the Cross, Lenten season devotions, will begin February 17 on d365 from CBFblog.

Feb. 17. Enjoy a silent day of reflection on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., led by Andy Otto, MA, at Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Dr. NW, Atlanta 30328. Ashes are a sign of our own mortality and a cry to be redeemed from sin and death. And they point to a day of resurrection. $65 includes light breakfast, lunch, use of 20 acres, and concludes with Mass and distribution of ashes. Limited to the first 22 registrants for appropriate social distancing. http://bit.ly/AshWed2021

Feb. 18. Ignite the Church Conference – February 18 webinar is “Justice and the Common Good.”  Need some help adapting to the new reality you find yourself in? The annual Ignite the Church Conference, online in 2021, offers free monthly webinars with outstanding speakers to help you. Each month will have a new theme. Go to www.IgniteTheChurch.net for more information and to register. 

Feb. 18.  “The Black Church and the Sacred Music Tradition” Feb. 18. Candler’s Black Church Studies Program presents a panel moderated by Assistant Dean of Worship and Music and Assistant Professor in the Practice of Worship Khalia J. Williams and featuring multiple Candler alumni. This discussion is part of a series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of Black Church Studies at Candler. Learn more and register.

Feb. 18-20. Adults are invited to a three-night Lenten silent weekend retreat, Feb. 18-20, led by Fr. Peter Fink, SJ, at Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Dr. NW, Atlanta 30328. Rest and renew heart, mind and soul as you spiritually prepare for Easter, using the prayerful techniques of St. Ignatius of Loyola. $395 includes private room and bath, all meals, use of 20 acres and Sunday Mass. Limited to the first 22 registrants for appropriate social distancing. http://bit.ly/Feb18retreat

Feb. 20. Join Park Avenue Baptist Church, Saturday, February 20 at 11a.m. for "Know the Law, Know Your Rights" with a panel of Georgia experts and professionals to equip you with the information you need to advocate for yourself in today’s world. Streamed live to the Facebook page and YouTube channel (@Park Avenue Baptist). Park Avenue Baptist Church | Facebook  Panel guests are Christopher Campbell, Defense Attorney; Kianna Chennault, Attorney; Gregory Digsby, Tax Expert; April Robertson, Tax Expert, Terrance Bradley, Defense Attorney.

Feb. 20. The mission of the Center for Lifelong Learning is to equip church professionals and laypeople to be forerunners in discipleship. Learn more. about upcoming programs and remember that “The Sense of Wonder: An Online Day Retreat” is coming up on February 20. It explores the work of poets, theologians, mystics and artists bearing witness to the Mystery. Read More.

Feb. 20. The Atlanta Jung Society presents a lecture Rebecca Armstrong “Deep Mythologies of Love and Why We Resist Them.” Armstrong has recorded a video for the society about her lecture, which you can watch here: Rebecca Armstrong: Deep Mythologies of Love Promo. Saturday Feb 20, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Zoom Program. Members: Free, Non-Members: $20, Students: $10, CEU's: $25 For more information and to register go to  jungatlanta.com

Feb. 21. The Candler Foundry and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta will host a fresh round of TheoEd Talks on Sunday, February 21, featuring presenters Olu Brown, Neichelle Guidry, Doug Shipman, and Chanequa Walker-Barnes. The online event is free and open to the public with advanced registration encouraged. Read more.

Feb. 24. If you are interested in the affordable housing issue, note that “Our Homes, Our Children: 2021 Virtual Housing Day” at the Capitol, is Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00. Click here to register. It will be preceded by an Advocacy Training Webinar, Wednesday, February 10, Noon  Click here to register

Feb. 24 ff. Beginning February 24 at 7:00 p.m. and for the following four Wednesdays, Peachtree Baptist Church offers a study of the new book by Vince Bantu titled “A Multitude of All Peoples.” Bantu’s research reveals the diverse identity of the early church despite the common perception that Christianity is a “Western” religion.  The study will also be recorded via zoom and made available to watch anytime. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82669817147

Feb. 24 ff.  “Grace in the Wilderness” an online course led by Fr. Mark Michael explores the traditional Lenten disciplines of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, at a time of profound change in the church and wider society. Course participants are invited to engage in guided practice during the weeks between class sessions, and clergy are invited to bring members of their congregation for a congregational Lenten study. Learn more & register Starts on Feb. 24, Wednesdays at 7:30.

Feb. 25. Georgia Justice Project offers virtual events designed to educate and engage community members on a variety of criminal justice reform issues in the Talk Justice Tuesday Series:  9:30 - 11 a.m. Justice Day, Thursday, Feb. 25 (longer event). For more information, see Justice Reform Partnership website

 Feb. 28 ff . Dinner and Dialogue, a diverse and dynamic group focusing on race and racial justice, virtually this Spring. Join Chris Holmes of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and Iyabo Onipede of Compassionate Atlanta for discussion and fellowship on Zoom. Exploring Anneliese P. Singh’s book, The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing. You can purchase the book here. Contact Chris Holmes for more information. Third Sundays, 5:00–6:15 p.m. on Zoom, 4 sessions, Feb. 28, March 21, April 18, May 16.

March 2. “Re-imagining Perfection,” a Peter Rhea & Ellen Jones New Testament Lecture, Mercer University McAfee School of Theology, Tuesday, March 2, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., to re-read the ableist scripts in our texts and culture by Dr. Louise Lawrence, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the University of Exeter. To learn more about our lecturer here.
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