Be the Church ~ Love, Act, Walk


Has the church left the building? Are you following Christ into all the world?

Check out these opportunities to Be the Church!

Renters in your community may benefit from this workshop. The Fulton County Office of Housing and Community Development will host a workshop to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities, Wednesday, November 9. The workshop will be held from 1until 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Neighborhood Center located at 87 Thayer Street SE in Atlanta. The workshop will provide information on understanding your lease, security deposits, importance of timely remittance of rent, reporting repair needs, and the eviction process. For more information, contact Audra Pender at 404-612-3024.

National free webinar, Strengthening Families Impacted by Incarceration, November 9, Wednesday evening at 7, sponsored by Annie E. Casey Foundation, Evangelism Today Christian Church, Forever Family, Christian Association of Prison Aftercare, and Healing Communities USA. This webinar is for churches and para-church organizations that support families dealing with incarceration and for those impacted by the incarceration of family members or loved ones. Get details and register  

“Dream the impossible dream” with the Saint Mark Drama Ministry as they present Man of La Mancha in November.  Performances are Nov 11-13 and 17-19. Find tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/207709 tickets.

Mission and the Bible -Rev. W. Harrison Daniel, associate professor in the practice of history and mission at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, will explore how biblical texts inform our understanding of mission and how mission informs our reading of the Bible, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Candler in Room 102. Daniel has taught at seminaries in Liberia and Austria, is a former commissioned missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries, and has served pastorates in South Georgia, Scotland, and Austria.  This Mallard Lay Theology Institute Disciple Scholars event includes continental breakfast and lunch. The cost is $30 per person with an additional $10 fee for CEU credit. For more information and to register, go to tinyurl.com/ltifall2011. 

Board & Friends Celebration of the Children’s Peace Center at Turner Chapel AME, November 15, 6-7 p.m. PEACE mobile will be open to view and play from 7-9 p.m. Turner Chapel AM, 492 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060.  Everyone is invited!

RRISA will host an extraordinary benefit concert and internationally-themed reception on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will support RRISA’s humanitarian programs serving refugees in Atlanta.  Renowned local children’s book author Carmen Deedy and multiple Grammy nominee John McCutcheon have generously offered to entertain a crowd of up to 250. The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, at 2089 Ponce de Leon Avenue in the East Lake area, has offered their venue for the event. John and Carmen will also sign books and CDs for concert-goers after the show. Many Atlanta-area restaurants have graciously agreed to participate in the benefit and are providing a variety of traditional ethnic foods from many of the international populations RRISA resettles and serves inAtlanta. Tickets are available online at www.rrisa.org and also at Finders Keepers Furnishings, 2753 East College Avenue, Decatur, 30030. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the night of the show. Learn more about RRISA at www.rrisa.org.

The Work of Our Hands Artists’ Market will celebrate its 9th anniversary from November 17 – 20 at the Cathedral of St. Philip located at 2744 Peachtree Rd. in Buckhead.  This show features nearly 75 local and regional artists offering fine art, folk art, and crafts, including paintings, glass, fabric and wood art, pottery, jewelry, sculptures and many other handmade and original gifts in a variety of price ranges. An opening night reception will be held on Thursday, November 17 6:00- 8:00.  Tickets are $15 per person at the door.  Admission to the market on Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20 is free and open to the public.  Hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 8:30-1:30.  Please read all about this organization and the programs that benefit from this show at  our website For more information on the event contact Carter Hoyt at carterhoyt@comcast.net.

The Georgia Teen Institute would like to get out this information of help and interest to those who work with teens or who are pursuing credentials for that work. Click on the underlined names for information.
Fundamentals of Prevention – November 16 and 17, Lawrenceville ;  
Governor’s Office for Children & Families Educators’ Conference – November 30 – December 2, Atlanta ; 
Cultural Competency for the Prevention Professional – December 13, Lawrenceville.

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