The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Adult Education

Descriptions for all current classes can be found at stphilipscathedral.org/learn.

Meet our Cathedral Scholars!

The Cathedral of St. Philip is excited to introduce our Cathedral Scholars—Nicole Baños, Leslie Coronel, and Rachel Woods! We are so grateful for the thoughtful work of the Higher Education Scholarship Committee: Nancy Beane, Lyons Brewer, Lindsey Hardegree, the Rev. Nate Huddleston, the Rev. Lauren Holder, Amy Rudolf, the Rev. Juan Sandoval, and Rick Tyler. Thank you! Thanks too for the generous donors who have made it possible for us to partner with these impressive young adults in pursuing their goals—and to David Rocchio, always making a difference behind the scenes.

Antiques Show Beneficiary to Present at OFSS

This Sunday, May 17, at 10:10 a.m. the Cathedral Antiques Show welcomes representatives from next year’s beneficiary, City of Refuge, to talk about their mission and impact at Old Fashioned Sunday School. City of Refuge was founded by Bruce Deel in 1997 with a mission to transform the lives of individuals and communities in Atlanta and beyond. The faith-based nonprofit is housed in a 210,000-square-foot warehouse on the Westside in the 30314 zip code: a neighborhood where 60% of murders in Atlanta happen and nearly 40% of the residents live below the federal poverty line. The grant received from the 2021 Cathedral Antiques Show will go toward renovating the 180 Degree Kitchen, a fully operational culinary environment where meals are prepped and served three times a day, 365 days a year.

One Day Cultural Competence Workshop

The Cathedral is hosting a workshop presented by One Small Change, Inc. on Friday, September 20, from 10 a m. – 3 p.m. These one-day Cultural Competence workshops are designed to create dialogue and introduce “foundational” concepts for how one person can make a positive difference. We address topics such as prejudice, implicit and explicit bias, poverty, privilege, the impact of stereotypes, microaggressions, and the role of expectation. We will cover different topics using a variety of media film clips and resources, large and small group activity, and home and pre-work assignments.  The One Small Change facilitators emphasize strengths and dialogue, which make this training a positive and effective learning environment. Participants will learn to develop and practice skills that will help them navigate and create sustainable effective change and match their services to the communities in which they serve. There is no charge for this training, but space is limited so register soon. Contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org, with any questions.

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly in seminars led by mentors trained in studying the Bible, church history, and theology, while also developing a wonderful community of members. There is a weekly lesson and study guide, but no tests or papers to prepare. A few spaces are available for an EfM class that begins Tuesday, September 10. The class meets in the Lanier House on Tuesday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Rick Tyler, 404-375-6470, or Deirdra Glover, 770-865-2141.

Living Life as Offering

Many Sundays we hear the offertory sentence, “Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God.” In this two-week series taught by Cathedral seminarian Nicole Lambelet, we will consider what “sacrifice” and “offering” meant in the ritual life of the Hebrew people and in the New Testament, and how the Christian tradition has adopted these ancient terms to talk about our own sacred meal. Join us Sundays, July 14 and 21 at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall to offer your own insights and life experience to what promises to be a lively discussion!

Treating Sacred Violence: Interfaith and Humanist Resources for Peaceable Religions

Join us in Child Hall the next three Sundays, June 23, June 30, and July 7, for this series taught by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith. Our most humane religious and secular traditions offer promising resources for fostering nonviolence.  However, none has demonstrated enough proficiency to protect its adherents from practicing violence as saving or redemptive. Thus a more comprehensive strategy is called for: How do we make available to all traditions of goodwill additional aids, available from neighboring sources, to supplement each tradition’s own ideals, genius and best wisdom?

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