The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

Cathedral Continues Sponsorship of 2020 Habitat Project

Habitat for Humanity continues! We are maintaining our financial commitment to build a home for Nilaja Brooks and her family. However, due to the current Covid-19 environment, Habitat is not having outside volunteers participate. Habitat will do the work with their internal team of house leaders plus contractors. We look forward to getting photos and updates of the progress and can share that as things progress! And we hope to be involved with the home dedication once construction is complete. We look forward to returning to an active role with Habitat in the coming year. If you have questions, please contact John Champion at jchampion@bellsouth.net. If you’d like to support Habitat homeowners during this time of uncertainty, donate to their mortgage relief fund. 

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.

Habitat Kickoff Dinner and Project 2020

Join our Habitat kickoff dinner Sunday, March 15 to meet our build partners and our new homeowner. Our next Habitat home will be built on Saturdays from March 21 through May 16 (skipping Easter weekend). We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training you need. You can sign up in the Atrium or online for the dinner, to build, or to join our lunch team. Contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net for additional information.

Go! A Celebration of Global Mission 2020

This year, Global Missions’ annual Go! Summit will explore faithfully responding to climate change on local and global levels as 21st century discipleship. The one-day event, on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at All Saints’ in Atlanta, will feature the Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, Executive Director of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, which equips faith communities to care for creation. The day will also include panel discussions and breakout sessions. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Register at bit.ly/GoSummit20.

Help Stock BCM’s Client Choice Food Pantry

February is food drive month at the Cathedral in support of Buckhead Christian Ministry’s “Client Choice” Pantry. St. Anne’s Guild helps coordinate this drive and will again be stationed in the Atrium and in the halls every Sunday in February between 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. to receive your monetary donations of $20 or more. Donations made by check should be payable to “Cathedral of St. Philip” with “BCM Food Drive” on the memo line. Donations can also be made specifically to the BCM Food Drive through the Cathedral website.

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.

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Baskets 2019

Come be part of the annual and joyful experience of Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families – we are building an amazing 24 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event for us each year and you can help in any of several ways, including contributing food or monetary support, building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13), or delivering baskets (meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 14). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 17 or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net for more details.

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.

Prison Ministry Training

Join the Cathedral, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 22 from 2–4 p.m. to learn about the work of Restoration Partners, the prison ministry of these three parishes. Whether you simply want to learn about how our congregations are working together to support Georgia’s incarcerated, you have been working in this ministry for some time, or you want to determine whether this ministry is right for you, we invite you to join us for networking, discussion of the theological basis for, and training in the practical aspects of prison ministry. We’ll examine our current programs and imagine the possibilities for future collaboration and support among our churches. Bring your questions, reflections, and ideas to the meeting in Heritage Hall at Peachtree Road UMC. Please RSVP by September 16 to dianes@prumc.org. Contact Nicole Lambelet, seminarian@cathedralATL.org, with any questions.

Help BCM Store Fresh Food

August is the Cathedral’s month to support the Buckhead Christian Ministry’s newly established “Client Choice” food pantry. Much work has gone into the implementation of this new concept at BCM and our Cathedral Farmers Market is now consulting with them in hopes of providing more fresh food choices. In order to make this happen, BCM will need to acquire two coolers similar to the model pictured. Such industrial coolers cost approximately $10,000 each and St. Anne’s would like to challenge the Cathedral this month to raise enough to purchase at least one for BCM. Of course, if anyone knows of a business willing to donate such equipment, that would be equally fantastic!

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.

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