Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
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.
UTO Ingathering May 10
Awake to Wholeness
As participants of the Awake to Wellness women’s retreat at the Cathedral in March of 2018, we are excited to announce Awake to Wholeness, a women’s retreat on Friday, March 27 at Northside United Methodist Church and Saturday, March 28 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Kitty Crenshaw and Dr. Cathy Snapp, authors of “The Hidden Life Awakened,” are partnering again with Sue Allen, Women’s Ministries Director at NUMC, and a talented host team at PRUMC to offer a unique opportunity to further enhance our mind, body, spirit connection. We woke up “well" two years ago, now we will continue our spiritual journey, waking up into the wholeness of our God given potential. For more information, visit www.prumc.org/awake-to-wholeness-womens-retreat or contact Caroline Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Norris: Rescuing Hope
The Camels are Coming: St. Veronica's Epiphany Toiletry Drive
The Epiphany camels are coming to the Atrium January 5-12 to collect your donations of personal care items for the four Atlanta ministries St. Veronica’s Guild supports. As the Wise Men on their camels brought gifts for the Christ Child, follow the camels and bring your gifts of new, unopened individual and family size items. Your gifts will help low income women, men, and children served by Emmaus House, Crossroads Community Ministries, Holy Comforter Church Friendship Center, and Church of the Common Ground. The wise women of St. Veronica’s Guild welcome all unopened personal care items you get when you travel or shop this holiday season.
Toy Drive 2019
Please join St. Monica’s Guild in a toy drive to assist Emmaus House in providing a cheerful Christmas to all in their neighborhood. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Emmaus House and give presents to more than 550 children from all over Atlanta.
St. Veronica's Collecting Toiletries
St. Veronica’s Guild would like to thank all those who have participated in this year’s toiletry drive for four Episcopal ministries in the Atlanta area which serve people who are poor, homeless, or have mental and emotional disabilities. Six times this year more than 200 pounds of donated and purchased personal care items were sent to these ministries. For example, the ministry that serves people who are homeless requested 100 each of soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, and washcloth and lesser amounts of razors, combs, and emery boards. The other three ministries requested different quantities of these, some needing individual sizes and others family-size packages of diapers, feminine hygiene products and white socks.
UTO Fall Ingathering 2019
We’re entering a season of Thankfulness! Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this fall by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO), and its ingathering on Sunday, November 17.
Faith and the First Lady
The Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral are excited to welcome Georgia’s first lady, Marty Kemp. Please join us at our annual meeting in Child Hall on Tuesday, October 22 from 12–1:30 p.m. as the first lady shares her journey to the Episcopal Church and how her faith has shaped and continues to shape her life.To secure a pre-ordered lunch please purchase a lunch ticket no later than October 17. There will be a limited number available. Or, if you wish to bring your own lunch, you are welcomed to do so and do not need to purchase a lunch ticket. Rather, kindly RSVP to email@example.com. Drinks and dessert will be provided to all in attendance.
Cathedral Surpasses August Goal for BCM Food Pantry
St. Anne’s Guild heartily thanks all at the Cathedral for their generous support of Buckhead Christian Ministry’s new client choice food assistance program. As administrators of the Cathedral’s semi-annual drives for BCM, St. Anne’s can happily and gratefully report that a record amount of $10,925 and $175 worth of specified items was collected in August.
St. Monica's Guild Book Discussion
Moms of young children are invited to join St. Monica’s Guild on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Gould Room when the guild will start its discussion of The Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. From 7-7:30 p.m. we’ll have fellowship, then at 7:30 we’ll start the discussion. Light snacks will be available. For the full experience of our book study, please read the Introduction and the chapter on Gentleness for this evening. For a lighter experience, just come and enjoy being part of the discussion. We'll continue reading this fun and thought-provoking book through May, gathering on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for fellowship and discussion.
ECW Fun Fall Fellowship
Calling all Cathedral ladies! Please join the Cathedral ECW on Thursday, September 12 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. as we start off our program year with a fun evening of fellowship in the Gould Room. If you’re a woman at the Cathedral, these are your people! If our numbers outgrow that space we can use Child Hall. Kindly RSVP by September 8. Contact Meredith Bateman, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions. See y'all there!
Capitol City Opera At The Cathedral
St. Veronica’s Guild presents the annual performance of the Capitol City Opera at the Cathedral! This year’s presentation is “Summer of Love: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.” The group will feature music from Hair, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, and more iconic music from the flower-child era. Please join us Tuesday, September 10 in Child Hall for dessert, coffee, and great entertainment. Coffee and desserts will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m. All parishioners and friends are invited to join us.. There is no charge but please RSVP by calling the Cathedral at 404-365-1000 by Monday, September 9.
The Road Back to You
Have you ever wondered if you are living your authentic self as God created you to be? The Enneagam is an ancient personality type system used to understand how we are wired, both positively and negatively. In this six-week book club hosted by St. Clare’s Guild, Canon Cathy Zappa and Caroline Wallace will facilitate a Christian approach using The Road Back to You – An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile. In discovering one’s true self, we can discern how to use our unique God given gifts for the good of others and the world, develop a greater compassion and understanding for others, and grow in our love for God.
Join St. Monica's Guild!
St. Monica’s Guild is a group of mothers with young children ranging from newborn to middle school age. Our focuses are spiritual growth, service, and fellowship. This year, we will discuss The Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans, available for purchase in the Cathedral Book Store. This fun and thought-provoking read will be the focus of discussion for our evening programs on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, but if you have not read the book – come anyway!
Help Support BCM’s “Client Choice” Food Pantry
St. Anne’s Guild, as ambassadors for Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) at the Cathedral, will again be grateful for your support in August of the ministry’s new “client choice” food pantry. Last year, the Cathedral took the lead by raising over $9,000 in seed money for this exciting concept. Then, in our February drive, your gifts exceeded that record in the amount of $10,618. Today, thanks to your generosity, BCM has completed the necessary physical build-out of their pantry space and purchased software that will allow clients to shop for their own food instead of receiving pre-selected food bags. Also, more fresh foods can be offered thanks to new partnerships with local suppliers and farmers. BCM is also happy to announce the recent hiring of Robyn Hazelrigs as its food pantry manager. She will implement every aspect of the new pantry concept, especially the option for clients to choose food items via a touchscreen computer.
Help Support BCM’s “Client Choice” Food Pantry
BCM now asks for monetary donations in our semi-annual drives (August and February) because they are carefully transitioning to the systematic purchase of specific foods from selected suppliers in order to control quality and inventory. Its purchasing power with your donations of $20 or more will be substantial.
Donate Toiletries for Local Ministries
Summer is coming with travel and shopping, so please remember to collect both travel and standard size containers of personal care items. St. Veronica's Guild will pack these items for use by Emmaus House, Holy Comforter's Friendship House, Church of the Common Ground and Crossroads Ministry. Recipients will benefit from your contribution of things you may take for granted each morning. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, and soap are so necessary to preserving human dignity. St. Veronica also collects combs, razors,diapers, feminine hygiene products, white socks, and lotion.
Give Thanks with UTO
Ingathering May 12 . Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering. UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests. In the last 130 years, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
ECW Spring Social
Calling all of our church ladies! Our spring social is Thursday, May 9, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Cathedral ECW Board invites all women of the parish to join them during this busy time of year to take a break and recharge our batteries in the Lanier House Living Room. Come as you are to visit with old friends and to make new ones! Questions? Please email Meredith Bateman, email@example.com.
Cathedral Provides Record Support for BCM’s New “Client Choice” Food Pantry
St. Anne’s Guild heartily thanks all at the Cathedral for their generous support of Buckhead Christian Ministry’s new “Client Choice” food assistance program. As administrators of the parish’s semi-annual drives for BCM, St. Anne’s can happily and gratefully report that $10,618 was raised in February. This total is a record high when compared to the past five years of giving and will enable BCM to more efficiently stock their newly renovated and technologically updated food pantry. Goals are for individualized attention to client health and choice, as well as heightened quality and inventory control through partnership with local food suppliers.
BCM Drive Wraps up This Week
Last August, the Cathedral took the lead to support BCM’s new transition to a “client choice” food pantry. A fantastic total of $9,189.73 in seed money was raised and now the physical pantry renovations are underway, as well as great progress made toward the operating logistics and technology needed. BCM clients will very soon have the ability to budget for, shop for, and even pay for their own chosen groceries, greatly reducing food waste, promoting more healthy diets, and furthering BCM’s goal of promoting human dignity and independence.
St. Monica's Guild Upcoming Events
Mazi Robinson (February 12) and Cathedral Towers Valentine's (February 14)