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Food Pantry Drive-Through Serves Over 3,300 Hot Meals a Week

Stories of Hope and Helping: This piece is part of an ongoing series that looks at how our parishes and ministries are caring for our communities during this time of pandemic. The Red Door Food Pantry (Episcopal Church of the Ascension) is helping area residents who have lost…

St. James Church Finds New Ways to Connect with Children and Youth Amid Coronavirus Church Closures

St. James Episcopal Church continues to minister to their home bound members mixing new technology with traditional worship and liturgy. Although church services have been cancelled, Nancy Eubanks, the Director of Christian Education, continues teaching online with her Children’s Church via YouTube with discussion questions for the whole…

Diocesan Confirmation Service is Cancelled

Due to the current COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic and our exercise of abundant caution and care for one another, the diocesan confirmations which were scheduled for Sunday, March 22, have been cancelled. Please adhere to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization…

Bishop Doyle to Preach on Day1

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, based in Houston, is the featured preacher for Easter, April 12, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. A graduate of…

Episcopal Church Presents “Evangelism Initiatives” Resource

Evangelism Initiatives, a resources page and newsletter offered by the Episcopal Church, aims to engage the “Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement” by “seeking, naming and celebrating Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people.” The monthly newsletter includes a book of the month, a movie of…

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Admits Junior Daughters

Naomia Chapter of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Decatur admitted four Junior Daughters recently. Pictured left to right are Chloe Riggins, Jenia’ Ebb, Allison Lowry, and Anna Lowry. Installation service for the Daughters was held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 during the 10 a.m. worship service. The Reverend Ricardo…

Deacon Lesley Ann Drake Receives Award For Service

We are proud to announce that Deacon Lesley-Ann was Senator Sally Harrell’s recipient for the Nikki T Randall Award for Servant Leadership for her work with Path To Shine.

An Update on COVID-19 From Bishop Robert C. Wright

March 10, 2020 Beloved, what follows is an update of my last communication to you. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I have adopted and amended what Bishop Greg Rickel distributed to the Diocese of Olympia, a diocese with many more cases of COVID-19 confirmed and more experience with…

Cathedral of St. Philip to Host the First Small Church Summit

Small Church Summit is a NEW lay leadership training specifically geared toward leaders of small churches and the specific challenges and opportunities of ministry in a small church.  Training topics include financial management, Christian faith formation, effective communication, as well as how to invite others to church. There…

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta Joins Interfaith Efforts at Capitol to End Mass Incarceration

The Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta will gather Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020 to urge Georgia legislators to pass a hate crimes bill. The two groups join a diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations from around the state supporting passage…

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In Thomas Centolella’s poem “In the Evening We Shall Be Examined by Love,” we are told, “in the evening, after the day has refused to testify, / we shall be examined on love like students / who don’t even recall signing up for the course…” Read more: https://t.co/S2iac5Tir7

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Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness” speaks of loss and redemption, two prevalent themes of Lent. “Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, / you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing...." Read her full poem here: https://t.co/kzsdnFslRo

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