Wednesday Evenings in Lent
Join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent, beginning February 21, for a light supper and program offerings for all. We’ll start in Child Hall with dinner at 5:30 p.m., and break into smaller groups for programming from 6–7 p.m., with the exception of The Chosen watch party and discussion which begins at 5 p.m. Childcare will be available. Meals must be ordered in advance. Contact Lisa McNamara, lmcnamara@cathedralATL.org, for more information.
You can choose from one of the following programs:
- Book Study with Canon Julia Mitchener
Cathedral Book Store
The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power by D. L. Mayfield
Drawing on stories of her family’s life among refugees in Portland, evangelical Christian writer Mayfield invites readers to consider whether the core values of the American Dream are congruent with Jesus’ command to love our neighbors as ourselves. Says the author, “This is a book about paying attention. It’s about being fully alive . . . to the systems and structures and policies that dull our imaginations for a world that truly has hope and good news and beauty for everyone.”
- The Nurtured Heart Approach with Mary Hunter Maxwell
Conference Room 239
The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship centered way of life that is built upon three stands: Absolutely No!, Absolutely Yes!, and Absolutely Clear! Join Mary Hunter Maxwell in an exploration of the Nurtured Heart Approach on Wednesday nights this Lent. Originally developed to support the parents and caregivers of the most challenging, intense children, NHA has blossomed into a powerful tool that empowers parents, teachers, grandparents, and other caregivers to recognize and celebrate greatness – or what we might call the image of God – in all children (and each other!). We will meet in Room 239 from 6-7 p.m. on February 21, February 28, March 13, and March 20. RSVP at cathedralATL.org/nurturedheart if you plan to attend – this will help ensure there are adequate materials and seating for everyone but last-minute additions are always welcome.
- “The Chosen” with the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith
*Please note this class begins at 5 p.m.
The Chosen! The Cathedral’s popular and deeply inspiring video discussion will continue in the Gould Room at 5 p.m., with a meal break at 5:30 for attendees who register for a Lenten dinner in the parish hall (Child Hall) next door.
For Lent we will continue to view and reflect on this awesome series of scripture-based stories about Jesus and his first disciples that’s energizing viewers worldwide.
Independently you may also watch the entire series or individual episodes at watch.thechosen.tv, download The Chosen app, or search the internet for many reviews and interviews that highlight one of the greatest breakthroughs in Christian media this century. To learn more, or to be added to The Chosen mailing list, contact The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith at tsmith@cathedralATL.org or 404-931-5062.
- “Encountering the Holy Spirit in Everyday Life" Workshop with Lindsey Hardegree
You may have sensed God's Presence at church, in nature, or doing outreach, but what about the rest of your life? Have you noticed the Holy Spirit at the office? In your running group? During game night with your friends? Join us for a five-week workshop to discern the ways the Holy Spirit is moving in your life and how your ordinary, everyday activities further God's mission.
- FOR THE KIDS: Godly Play for Children Through Fifth Grade
Children in 2nd – 5th grade will participate in Godly Play Work Time in Room 316. Childcare is available in the nurturing center for children through 1st grade.