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Word To Your Mother Talks About Privilege

W2YM is a group of busy, busy moms who gather to discuss secular and religious books throughout the year. Our next read is Amy Julia Becker’s White Picket Fences: Turning Towards Love in a World Divided by Privilege, which we’ll discuss the evening of Tuesday, June 16. The book is available at cathedralbookstore.org. Becker writes: “I have been given much that I do not deserve, and my very real social privilege has cut me off from others as much as it has also made my life comfortable. But social privilege is not the end of my story. The real privilege of my life has come in learning what it means to love others, that love involves suffering and sacrifice and sleepless nights and tears and heartache and great gifts.” If you’re wondering how to engage in an honest and imperfect conversation about race, mindful of our responsibility as parents to teach our children a better way, contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org.

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. 

Reclaiming Authenticity in a Virtual Climate

In the midst of this pandemic and its collateral consequences, we are facing many losses, while being hurled into trying new things. How do we stay centered? To what can we hold onto? How can we live in these moments with more conviction and confidence, and stay true to ourselves and our relationships with others? Over the course of these three weeks, we will be using psychological and theological perspectives to reflect on the challenges, opportunities, and resources we have to navigate our current climate. Canon Cathy Zappa and therapist Christy Gituku, from the Cathedral Counseling Center, are leading this discussion. We will meet by Zoom at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, May 19, May 26, and June 2. To register, contact Canon Zappa at czappa@cathedralATL.org.

Donate To The Thrift House

Good news! The Cathedral Thrift House is now open exclusively to receive donations. Donations will be accepted only between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The reduced hours and days are to ensure that we have staff available. Please bring your donations to the rear door of the store. Please note that because of limited space and personnel, we will not be able to accept electronics; children’s clothing; or anything that is ripped, torn, stained, or broken until further notice. Please stay tuned for a future announcement on when the store will open to customers. Most important, thank you for your continued support of the Cathedral Thrift House!

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.

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