The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Adult Education

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

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?

Tracey Lind to Speak on Dementia from the Inside Out

On Sunday, April 7 at 10:10 a.m., the Very Rev. Tracey Lind will speak at the Dean’s Forum on the spirituality of dementia. Tracey and her spouse Emily Ingalls are traveling across North America sharing the insights they’ve gained from a life complicated by dementia. A retired Episcopal priest and city planner, Tracey was diagnosed with the early stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2016. Emily, who spent more than 20 years in commercial real estate and project management, now considers herself Chief Logistics Officer, responsible for managing a life and home turned upside down by this disease.

Living Faith / Confirmation Class Spring 2019

Adult Confirmation classes will be held during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour beginning on February 24. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed. In the fall, our Living Faith class studied “Falling in Love with the Bible Again.” This will be a continuation of that conversation, but moving to “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, re-affirmed, or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org, and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service.

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 18. 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.

Faithful Conversations

Sundays this summer, join Canons Cathy Zappa and Lauren Holder as we engage in Faithful Conversations. Each week, we will invite a member of our community to sit down with us and talk with us about faith and society in a real and personal way. Our hope is that the courage our conversation partners bring to our discussions will equip us to go “out into the world to do the work God has given us to do.” Complementing this class will be a series of service opportunities—stay tuned! We will meet at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall, starting June 3.

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