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A Word From Peace and Justice

The impeachment inquiry. Wildfires in California. Blizzards in Montana in October. A drought in Georgia and other southern states. Children separated from their parents and put in cages at our national border. Bombs forcing the Kurds to leave home as they are attacked by Turkey. Signs in my neighborhood displaying the names of two people running for mayor who have different visions of the future for our community. Some days the violence and hate in this world seems overwhelming. Many of us have chosen to shut off the information, to disengage, to do nothing. 
 

Micah 6:8 “God has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does God require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.”

 
What do I do in these times when many days I want to turn off the news that assaults everything I hold dear and crawl under the kitchen sink?
 
I come to North Decatur Presbyterian Church where I am reminded that this faith community, where I have been a member for over 40 years, is a light in the darkness of hate. I am enriched and sustained by worship, by Adult Education classes that offer the opportunity to grow in my faith, my spiritual life and my understanding of what, as a Christian, I am called to do in these challenging times. AND…I am offered the opportunity to DO SOMETHING. I challenge you to do something: Join the work and mission of the Peace & Justice Committee which is highlighted this month in worship. 
 
The weekend of October 11 at Piedmont Park, NDPC had a booth at the Annual Atlanta Pride event. On that Saturday, we gave out three hundred bracelet kits created by the Craftivist Group. We gave welcome hugs, and words of God’s abiding love and unconditional acceptance. (All are Welcome here.) Join us next year. Peace & Justice is charged with advocacy for peace making, for justice, for mercy. We recently finished a Sunday School class “Comfort My People -Strengthening Spirit and Self” in which we looked at mental health as it effects ourselves, our families, our church family and the larger community. We participate in Presbyterians for a Better Georgia through which we advocate for affordable housing, healthcare, gun safety and equality in all its manifestations. We collaborate with other organizations addressing issues such as sex-trafficking.
 
This year the Craftivist Group has offered another way in which to get involved with social justice issues: Engagement in arts and spiritual formation. Historically, the arts have reflected changes and challenges in our world.  They take us to a deep visceral space in our lives…where we see, we hear, we feel. Come on the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights of the month to the Studio Classroom at 7 pm and learn, laugh and create under Ellen Gadberry’s leadership. (On the 2nd and 4th, she hosts a Liturgical Arts Group which is also a lot of fun and is meaningful.)
 
These days when it all seems to be too much… come to this place for nourishment of your soul, growth of your spirit, fellowship with others and the assurance that you are loved by others, and especially by a God whose love knows no bounds, a God who cares for you and all of creation and a God whose grace extends to every day.
 
Our family has enjoyed membership in this NDPC Community for so long that it feels like a marriage. We have baptized a daughter here, both daughters were married in this sanctuary, grandchildren have been baptized here, I have served on committees, and as an elder. And it is here where Earl and I were held close and supported through his illness and until his death. A marriage involves promises. This church has kept its promises to us as members.  I have known goodness, kindness, love, mercy and grace, here, among all of you. My part of this “marriage,” this promise, is to give back.  I have pledged to commit my time, my talents and money to support the ministry of this church.  I’m asking you to do the same.  I trust you to think, to pray and to promise.  More than ever the life, teaching and ministry of Christ are vital to this hurting world.
 
God’s promises, God’s covenant can be trusted, no matter what. Prayerfully consider how you might challenge yourself to give of yourself your time, talents and treasure this year. I have never, in my lifetime, felt that our giving, whatever it looks like, has been more important.

God has made a covenant with us…what will you covenant in response?
 

“If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly, if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place, in this land I gave your ancestors forever and ever.” Jeremiah 7:5-8

 
~ Carol J. Tveit, Peace and Justice Elder



Georgia Legislative Forum, Thursday, November 14th, 7 p.m., Druid Hills Presbyterian Church: 
Our theme for this year’s 2019 Legislative Forum is “Faith-Based Civil Discourse: Bridging the Divide in 2020.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Join faith leaders in a discussion with Georgia state legislators about public policy, plus learn about issues central to this year’s legislative scion and how to be equipped for the 2020 election cycle.
We hope you are already registered for this free event. If not, please go to www.p4bg.org/events today and sign-up.

In addition, participants will learn about the 2020 Census and Faith Communities (pick up your toolkit), hear stories of success from Intown Collaborative Ministries, and have the opportunity to network with others who care and serve in ministries that seek better access to housing and healthcare. For more information, please contact Kathleen Allen [email protected] 


Holiday Schedule

  • Last day to process checks before Thanksgiving is Thursday, November  21st. 
  • Expect changes in the Communication Schedule and changes to office hours. Call to verify if necessary. 

Thank you!


Stewardship Update

Our rainbow has added more colors this past week, but it still has some rays missing!

  • Pledges total as of 11/6: $562,845
  • 2020 Member Contribution Goal: $697,412

November 23rd is the deadline to receive all pledges and time and talent sheets. We aim for 100% participation to make the rainbow of our covenant complete.

It’s easy to pledge and to sign up your time and talent ONLINE.  You can either mail in your pledge card and time and talent sheet, bring them to church on Sunday or fill it out online through Realm. We ask that you honor the deadline of November 23, so our committees have time to adjust budgets, as needed. Please don’t wait. Your ray of light in the NDPC rainbow is needed!

~ Jill Jacques, Stewardship


Worship is now live streaming on Facebook!

If you can’t be with us but still want to be with us Sunday morning, you can join the worship through the live stream on Facebook. Just go to our Facebook page and look for it under “Videos.” Tell your friends!  https://www.facebook.com/NDPChurch

Join 152 viewers on Facebook for last week’s 11 a.m. worship service here.


Worship 

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 

8:30 a.m. Worship Leaders
Head Usher: Martha Shepherd
Usher:  Sherrill Terry

11:00 a.m. Worship Leaders

Liturgist: TBD
Word in Worship: Marie Hodgman-Schoeneberg
Acolytes: Margaret Lewicki
Head Usher:  Chet McQuaide                                  
Ushers: Astrid M. Eckert, Marie Hodgeman-Schoeneberg, Rex Levoy, Lynn Levoy
Greeter: Nancy Gathany

 
Extended Session:

Nursery: Sherrill Terry
Floater:  Nancy Reynics
Toddlers: Linda Curry
PreK-1st Grade: Volunteers Still Needed

The flowers in the sanctuary are given by the Worship Committee for all the good NDPC does in the world. 

To submit comments or suggestions about worship, or volunteer to donate flowers, or serve as an usher or liturgist, contact [email protected]. Go here to sign up for word in worship. To submit information for scrolling announcements or media presentations during worship, see the official NDPC AV Guidelines and contact Clint Miller at [email protected].

Music

Come Join the Choir on Sunday, November 24
If you are interested in joining the choir for just one Sunday, here is your opportunity. Meet us in the Choir Room on November 24 at 10:30 a.m. and there will be a seat for you. Open to all ages so come sing together as a family. For more information contact Clint Miller at [email protected]

Sermon

Throughout November, we explore PROPHECY. God knows that everyone called into power is corrupted by it. God ensures that every leader in the world is accompanied by a prophet. The prophet walks alongside the leader, is immune to the siren song of power, has no vested interest in what is, and their sole job is to keep their eyes on God’s vision of Beloved Community. Because the prophet can see and hear God when the leader can’t, the prophet can say whether the leader’s decisions create justice. When they do not, the prophet speaks truth to power. All month, we will talk about God’s prophets, beginning with an overview of Biblical prophecy, then meeting three great prophets: Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.

Change for Change

For the month of November, Change for Change will support Just DeKalb, a new group of churches addressing affordable housing, health care, education, criminal justice, and equal opportunity.

During September, the loose change focus was Decatur Cooperative Ministries which runs Hagar’s House, a shelter for families. As a result of the congregation’s generosity, NDPC donated  $725 to support DCM. 
 

Greenery And Poinsettias

You are invited to contribute to the display of greenery and poinsettias in our sanctuary this Advent and Christmas. Your contribution of $20.00 payable to North Decatur Presbyterian Church may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, or in celebration of an event. See the order form on the website. Click here. Forms will also be available in the Narthex. Please return the completed form and payment to the church office by Monday, December 2nd. For more information email [email protected]
 

Community Fellowship

Thanks to John Pribbenow of the Tucker Parish (twice in a row!) for providing our refreshments this Sunday. The 2019 Sign-Up Genius is now available! Click here to see which Sunday your parish or committee is scheduled to provide the refreshments for fellowship between Sunday School and Worship. There is also one Sunday each month available for any individual volunteer who would like to host. This is a popular opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends each week and enjoy snacks together. We are totally dependent upon folks stepping up to offer this hospitality, so please volunteer! Contact Holly Williams at [email protected].


Adult Education

Online Brochure available here. 

 

New Rotating Class: Yoga and the Power of Radical Kinship 

In this gentle yoga class, we will start and end each week with a reading from Father Gregory Boyle on the power of radical kinship. In between, we’ll use breath, movement, and mindful presence to explore how we can open to greater connection with all people. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. We’ll have extras if you don’t.
Dates: November 17, and 24.
Facilitator: Kara Morrison
Location: Parlor in Sanctuary Building

Inquirers Class

Are you visiting NDPC? Would you like to learn more about being a part of this beloved community? Join David Lewicki and several Engagement team members on November 17th in the library at 9:30 a.m. for the Inquirers Class. Contact [email protected] with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Forming Us Parenting Class 

Facilitators: Kimberly Broerman ([email protected]), John Morgan and others
Location: Parent Classroom in the Children’s Education Building
Dates: Every Sunday
 

The Artistry of the Bible

For more information, see www.ndpc.org/storyThis program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Facilitators: Rick Neale and others
Location: Studio Classroom in Sanctuary Building
Dates: Every Sunday
 

Craftivists and Liturgical Arts – On Thursdays! 

Dates & Times: 1st & 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m. (Craftivists);
                           2nd & 4th Thursday, 7 p.m. (Liturgical Arts) 
Facilitator: Ellen Gadberry [email protected]
Location: Studio Classroom in Sanctuary Building


Children and Youth

 

Still Small Voice

This is the last week of our rotation studying the “still, small voice” that spoke to Elijah and gave him strength. During this series, we have practiced the disciplines of saying a breath prayer, listening to our own hearts and to God’s heart, and using our mindfulness to help us see the differences between justice and injustice. 

Mr. Carl helped us make simple bread, like the widow of 1 Kings 17 makes for Elijah, Ms. Pam helped us act-out Elijah’s challenge of idol worship, and with Ms. Mary, we have crafted fun raven beak cards and origami snappers. This Sunday, we will share our breath prayers with the Parenting Class. 

On Sunday, November 24th, we will have a combined K-5 Sunday school class. December 1st will be our intergenerational Advent Festival, and then we will start our Advent rotation. If you’d like to help teach a rotation, click here to let Erin know!

Youth


This Sunday, please join us for CYF fellowship dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Youth Group at 6:30 p.m. Our theme this week is gratitude.
 

Nourish Our Youth! 

Volunteers are needed to provide a simple meal on Sunday evenings so our youth and children’s choir can be fed before their fellowship time. Volunteers agree to provide a meal for 30-40 people, set up tables and buffet in the fellowship hall and serve the meal from 6-6:30-p.m. Lastly, volunteers agree to clean up the kitchen and Fellowship Hall once the youth have finished their meal. It’s a fun way to serve in our church! Need more details? Contact Kate Mosley [email protected].
SIGN UP HERE

This Sunday: Thank you, Karen Fletcher, for volunteering to feed our youth and children’s choir.


Congregational Care


Circle of Care, Sunday, November 24th, 4:30 p.m., Parlor:
 We meet twice a month and offer support and fellowship for caregivers and those living with mental or physical health issues. This group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 4:30 pm. December dates are the 8th and 22nd. Contact Mary Anona, [email protected].

Meals and Transportation: The Meal Care and Transportation teams are under the umbrella of Congregational Care at NDPC. The Meal Care ministry provides meals to those in need of nutritional support due to illness or death of a loved one. The Transportation Team provides support to those who are homebound who want to attend Sunday services. If you think these ministries are calling you, give them a try. The Congregational Care Team members would love to have you join them. Contact Audra Grace: [email protected]

Need Congregational Care? Do you or someone you know need congregational care? The phone number for care at the church is 404-981-6372. Or contact [email protected] at our confidential email address to let a pastor know of a concern that needs prayer, a visit, or pastoral attention. If you would like to be added to the weekly In Touch prayer list for a concern or a celebration, contact [email protected].


Community Life

Craftivists Group, Thursday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m., Studio Classroom:  We will NOT meet at NDPC. Instead, all are encouraged to attend the Presbyterians for a Better Georgia Legislative Forum at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. Under the auspices of the NDPC Peace and Justice Committee, the Craftivists Group seeks to address social justice and contemporary issues calling for activism by “crafting for a cause.” Thursday’s PBG event will guide us as we set our priorities for the months ahead. RSVP at https://www.p4bg.org/ Contact: Ellen Gadberry at [email protected]
Ageless Grace, Tuesday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m., Parlor: Ageless Grace meets monthly for conversation and fellowship centered around the intersection between spirituality and aging. Quaker teacher and writer Parker Palmer’s most recent book titled On the brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old. This month Dorothy Downey will host a conversation on the chapter titled “Young and Old – The Dance of Generations.”  Suzanne Goodell will bring a sweet treat. All are invited to come. It is not essential to have read the book. Contact Mary Anona for more information [email protected].

Liturgical Arts Group, Thursday, November 21st, 7:00 p.m., Studio Classroom:  The mission of the Liturgical Arts Group is to support, enhance, and extend elements of worship in our community through the visual arts at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Contact: Ellen Gadberry [email protected].

 

Women of North Decatur – Join the fun! Remember to Save The Dates of Friday, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020, for the next NDPC Women’s Retreat at Montreat, NC. Never been to Montreat?  Montreat is a Presbyterian Conference Center nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Black Mountain, North Carolina (Asheville area).  Check it out: montreat.org!
 
Special Invitation:  Want to be part of the planning fun?  Join one of the following teams. Tasks are shared so no one is overly burdened. 

  • Finances Teamoversees the arrangements with Montreat, registrations and costs
  • Communications Teampromotes the retreat and communicates with the attendees
  • Entertainment Team plans group activities for the evening including music, dance and games and options for the afternoon, including hikes and local events
  • Food Team – organizes food requests and purchases for group times and arranges for a catered dinner Saturday night
  • Sleeping Arrangements Team – matches attendees with requested sleeping arrangements  

Also: We need to get a preliminary count of attendees for the Women’s Retreat at Montreat:  Feb 28-March 1, 2020. We particularly need to know if you plan to stay at Assembly Inn, as we need to secure those rooms by November 25.
 
Please email Roberta Goldbaugh [email protected] with the following by Nov. 20:

  1. Your name:
  2. Email or phone number:
  3. What sleeping arrangement you want to reserve?  (Estimated costs include food, lodging and programming.)
  4. Stay in a home with a group – Estimated cost:  $120
  5. Stay at Assembly Inn with a roommate. $200
  6. Stay at Assembly Inn in a private room – Estimated cost: $285

We will share registration forms and deposit/payment deadlines after the first of the year. Contact Fran Mohr at [email protected] if you’re interested in helping or have questions.


Service and Missions

Hagar’s House Volunteers Needed. Please sign up now!: NDPC is serving dinner at Hagar’s House shelter the week of December 8th. Hagar’s House is an emergency night shelter and assessment center with support services for families with children. The shelter offers at least 30 nights of short-term housing and has room for up to 30 guests. We ask for a couple of people or a family to cook a meal and bring it to the Decatur shelter and a couple of people or a family to serve dinner for a couple of hours at the shelter each night that week. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jason Schoeneberg at [email protected] or by signing up online here: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B44AEA723A64-hagars19

Mercy Community Church laundry/clothes closet needs list:  Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, a group of volunteers meet at the Medlock Coin Laundry to wash clothes, study scripture, and pray with each other. Doug Clark, a volunteer says, “Homeless folks have dirty clothes too. It always makes me especially sad when there are children’s clothes in the load. We always think of the homeless as down and out adults. Often, there are children caught up in this madness. Special volunteers pick up the clothes at Druid Hills Presbyterian and deliver them to the Medlock Coin Laundry. A group from NDPC meets twice a month at Medlock Laundry to wash and fold clothes for our homeless friends. The NDPC group that helps are from all walks of life (some even have jobs). Besides doing clothes, there is great fellowship and before folding, there is always a thought-provoking devotional and we always end with a prayer. Have Mercy!”
 
Those experiencing homelessness that we serve always have needs, especially this time of the year as temperatures drop. Please make a donation. Check out Mercy Community Church’s wish list on Amazon for these members of their community and upon checkout, please select “Mercy Community Church Gift Registry” when prompted to “Choose shipping address.” Contact: Dee Raeside, [email protected].

Homeless Laundry Ministry, Wednesday, November 20th, 6 p.m., Medlock Laundry: Help wash clothes for our neighbors who are homeless. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, a group of volunteers meet at the Medlock Coin Laundry to wash clothes, study scripture, and pray with each other. Contact: Dee Raeside, [email protected].

Alternative Gift Market at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  We have a great group of vendors again this year and have updated our publicity flyers. Feel free to print them out to display at your places of work and use them for your social media publicity if you are a vendor. Others, feel free to print them out and place them at your places of work or in your community. Note there are 2 flyers, one full page, and one with 2 half pages. As you know the more people hearing about this means more chances for purchases. For holiday gift-giving that makes a difference, come see us. Contact: Deedee Murphy, [email protected]. To volunteer contact: Linda Curry, [email protected].‬

Angel Tree in 3 Easy Steps:
For many years, NDPC has partnered with the Initiative for Affordable Housing to bring joy to families at Christmas. The IAH provides housing and social services to homeless and low-income families. The Angel Tree is one way NDPC supports IAH by providing Christmas gifts for the IAH families. Our Christmas tree will be in the narthex full of angel ornaments on Sunday, December 1st.  

On the back of each angel ornament is the name of a child with the child’s Christmas gift wish. Here are the three steps:

  1. Choose an angel ornament(s) from the tree. 
  2. Buy the gift.
  3. Bring the gift to the Narthex by December 15, unwrapped. Tape angel to the gift, but do not wrap it. 

That’s it. Three easy steps to bring joy and smiles to children.  For questions contact Annie Godfrey at [email protected].

Holiday Dinners for Shalom International Ministry. Shalom is hosting holiday meals for the children, young adults, and their families. Here are three ways to help

1. You can go to shalompcusa.org and click the “Give” button toward the top right of the page.  There, you enter your contact and giving information. Toward the bottom of the screen, look for the “NOTES” section, where you can type in “Holiday Dinners” prior to clicking the “Process” button. 

2. You can write a check to “Shalom International Ministry” with a memo “Holiday Dinners.”  Send the check to Amy Remaklus at 604 Kirk Rd, Apt. 5 Decatur, GA 30030.

3. If you wish to directly donate food, decorations, or small gifts for the children, please contact Amy Remaklus at [email protected] or 419-890-9145 to set that up.

Always remember that all thoughts, prayers, and donations are very-much appreciated! Contact: Nancy Gathany: [email protected].

Mission Trip for Hurricane Recovery in the Panhandle in February 2020: Decatur, Covenant, North Decatur, and Westminster Presbyterian churches call others to return with us to the Panama City area for renovation efforts over President’s Weekend, February 14-17 (Friday – Monday), 2020. It doesn’t matter if you have handy skills or not, there are ways anyone can help, no matter what age. We will be staying at the comfortable cabins at Dogwood Acres Retreat Center (each cabin has heat and air) in Chipley, Florida and coordinating efforts through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Presbytery of Florida. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Most of the country has forgotten the devastation of Hurricane Michael but many renovation efforts have just begun after a year of demolition cleanup. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is there for the long haul. Check with Rev. Richard Hill ([email protected]) or Rev. Todd Speed ([email protected]) if interested. Cost is about $150.

Opportunity for service to our immigrant community: North Decatur Presbyterian Church is participating with the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta which is a collaboration of about seven churches/synagogues.  We currently have a 32-year-old man from Jamaica who is living in a recently renovated room at Columbia Presbyterian Church. He is applying for asylum. NDPC is responsible for providing food and transportation for him every Thursday. In addition to providing food and occasional transport, we hope that volunteers will get to know him and enjoy time with him in community activities. We need volunteers to help with this. If you can help on a one-time or ongoing basis, please contact Karen or Bert Weaver at kekweaver.com.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Save the Date

  • Initiative Christmas Party – Saturday, December 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Christmas on Medlock Holiday Concert, with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra and the choir of NDPC – Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Retreat, Montreat, NC – Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1, 2020.
  • Men’s Retreat, Highlands, NC – Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, 2020. 

FYI

Rental Needed: Our Ministry Fellow Rob Schoonover and his fiancé, Melissa are looking for an affordable (i.e., budget-friendly) place (guest house, basement apartment, townhome) to rent around the Decatur/Tucker area. Their move-in date is flexible but would like to have something by early 2020. They are open to any and all suggestions. If you have any leads feel free to send an email to [email protected].

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church’s final worship service. RSVP now: Our fellow members and elders at Rock Springs have discerned the need to complete their ministry together as a congregation and to celebrate with a final worship service. The PC(USA) is a connectional church. Our impact as followers of Christ especially in service to our community is increased through our shared ministry among congregations. If you have been impacted by the ministry of Rock Spring Presbyterian, we invite you to join Rick Neale and Cathy Fincher who will attend the final worship service at Rock Spring on November 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Their clerk of session Mary Gowing wrote inviting any of our members to a catered luncheon: “Rock Spring cordially invites all our friends in ministry, former members, and all who would like a chance to say farewell to the congregation and to celebrate its ministry to join us at this final worship service and also to join us for a catered luncheon afterward. If you are planning to attend only the worship service there is no need to RSVP. However, if you would like to attend the catered lunch afterward we are taking reservations to assure enough food for all. There is no cost to the luncheon. The deadline for luncheon R.S.V.P. is Monday, November 11, 2019. Go to: https://RockSpringPres.brownpapertickets.com to make your luncheon reservation or if you do not have access to a computer you may call the Rock Spring Presbyterian Church office at 404-875-7483.”

Reconsidering the Iron Curtain: The Inter-German Border Thirty Years On: A talk with Astrid M. Eckert, Thursday, November 14th, 5:00 p.m., Jones Room 311 Woodruff Library: Emory University’s Department of History is presenting a talk featuring our very own Astrid M. Eckert, who is an associate professor. She will be in conversation with Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor and Chair about her book, Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands: West Germany and the Iron Curtain. A reception will follow this hour-long conversation and is co-sponsored by the Department of German Studies. Astrid spoke about her book recently at the Women’s Together group last week, and a few people said they were sorry to have missed it. For more information, please contact Astrid M. Eckhert [email protected].

Wheels4Walls Car Sleep In, Friday, November 15th: For many families experiencing homelessness, their car is their only shelter. Please join David and Becky Evans and the Greater Atlanta community for the second annual Our House Wheels4Walls car sleep-in.  The event is a great way to show solidarity with homeless families and is a lot of fun. We will have the Slutty Vegan food truck on site for all participants to purchase dinner for the evening, a complimentary breakfast from Chick-fil-A, and four Radio One stations broadcasting live from the event. The event is from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the parking lot at 436 Peachtree Street (directly across from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church).  To learn more, register to sleep-in, or to make a donation for the cause go to https://ourhousega.org/wheels4walls/. Contact: David Evans [email protected].

New Worshiping Community, Sunday, November 17th, 4 p.m., Harrington Center Auditorium at Columbia Theological Seminary: David’s Court, a new international worshiping community will be collaborating with Shalom Ministries to host a worship service called “Nations Worship.” It will include poetry, dance and song representing many countries and faith traditions. An international potluck will follow the service. All are welcome. Questions: [email protected]

Help Wanted: CTS is currently seeking applicants for an Executive Assistant, President’s Office. Please refer any qualified candidates to our job posting on our website. Contact: Sarah Flynn Erickson [email protected].


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