Descriptions for all current classes can be found at stphilipscathedral.org/learn.
Meet our Cathedral Scholars!
The Cathedral of St. Philip is excited to introduce our Cathedral Scholars—Nicole Baños, Leslie Coronel, and Rachel Woods! We are so grateful for the thoughtful work of the Higher Education Scholarship Committee: Nancy Beane, Lyons Brewer, Lindsey Hardegree, the Rev. Nate Huddleston, the Rev. Lauren Holder, Amy Rudolf, the Rev. Juan Sandoval, and Rick Tyler. Thank you! Thanks too for the generous donors who have made it possible for us to partner with these impressive young adults in pursuing their goals—and to David Rocchio, always making a difference behind the scenes.
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.
Higher Education Scholarship Fund
The Cathedral Higher Education Scholarship Fund seeks to support the educational endeavors of members of the Cathedral parish of St. Philip, Cathedral staff, immediate family members of the Cathedral staff, and the larger Cathedral community. Scholarships are awarded each year depending on funds available and the number of applicants eligible.
Living Under Abraham’s Tent
Due to precautions around international travel, the Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler will not be with us in Atlanta this Sunday. We hope to reschedule his visit soon.
Lent at the Cathedral
Adult Confirmation Class - Spring 2020
Adult Confirmation class will be held in Room 120 during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour, March 1-29. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed.
Rob Radtke to Preach and Teach This Sunday
This Sunday, January 26, Dean Sam Candler welcomes Dr. Rob Radtke, president and CEO of Episcopal Relief & Development, to preach and speak about the organization. Dr. Radtke will preach at the 7:45 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. services, and speak in Child Hall at 10:10 a.m.
Living Nativity 2019
Join us for the Living Nativity from 10–11 a.m. this Sunday, December 15 in Child Hall. All are welcome!
End of Life Decisions Class on November 10
Join Canon Carolynne Williams and Richard Perry for discussion of end of life decisions class on Sunday, November 10 at 10:10 a.m. in Room 239. There are materials that will be available and are useful and helpful. Contact Canon Williams, cwilliams@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1035, with any questions.
Lerita Coleman Brown to Speak at the Dean's Forum
This Sunday, October 27, Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown will teach the 10:10 a.m. class in Child Hall, following the Spirituality Conference, which she is leading on Saturday.
Adult Confirmation Class
Our fall confirmation class kicks off on Wednesday, October 23! This class is for adults who want to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church and for those who are new to the Episcopal Church or to the Cathedral and would like to learn more. We will be meeting on Wednesdays, October 23 – November 20, from 6–7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa at czappa@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1043.
One Day Cultural Competence Workshop
The Cathedral is hosting a workshop presented by One Small Change, Inc. on Friday, September 20, from 10 a m. – 3 p.m. These one-day Cultural Competence workshops are designed to create dialogue and introduce “foundational” concepts for how one person can make a positive difference. We address topics such as prejudice, implicit and explicit bias, poverty, privilege, the impact of stereotypes, microaggressions, and the role of expectation. We will cover different topics using a variety of media film clips and resources, large and small group activity, and home and pre-work assignments. The One Small Change facilitators emphasize strengths and dialogue, which make this training a positive and effective learning environment. Participants will learn to develop and practice skills that will help them navigate and create sustainable effective change and match their services to the communities in which they serve. There is no charge for this training, but space is limited so register soon. Contact Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@cathedralATL.org, with any questions.
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 10. 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.
Old Fashioned Sunday School 2019
This term, we will look at what it means to be a mystic (it’s not as extraordinary as you might think!) and how the recovery of the contemplative tradition in the church might change how we go about being church. What, for example, did St. Paul mean when he said in Philippians 2:5: “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus?”
Adult Sunday School - Fall 2019
Most regular children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School classes resume Sunday, September 8 at 10:10 a.m.
We Have A Shared Legacy of Resilience
On Sunday, August 25, we welcome Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, to speak in Child Hall at 10:10 a.m.
Dr. Catherine Meeks to Preach This Sunday
On Sunday, August 25, we welcome Dr. Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, to preach and speak. Dr. Meeks will preach at the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services, and speak in Child Hall at 10:10 a.m.
Pilgrimage to Montgomery
On Wednesday, August 7, the Cathedral will charter a bus to Montgomery to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. Cathedral clergy and staff will lead the pilgrimage, including liturgies and discussion, to help you process this powerful day.
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!
Pilgrimage to Israel in 2020
Join other Cathedral parishioners and pilgrims from around the world for a spiritual retreat with St. George’s College in Israel.
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?
Coming Out Christian
Canon Lauren Holder and guest speaker the Rev. Kim Jackson will share their stories about coming out in the Church, this Sunday, June 16, at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall. The Rev. Kim Jackson is an out and proud Episcopal priest and community activist. Canon Holder is the daughter of a gay dad—something she discovered as an adult. Both women share publicly about their faith and families with gratitude.
Learn Spanish at the Cathedral
This summer, we are working with our partner LaAmistad to offer a ten-session Spanish class for adults. Taught by a professional Spanish teacher and native bilingual speaker, the course uses a hybrid approach, with the Warren Hardy method, to have you speaking after ten weeks. The cost for the ten sessions is $200, plus $29.95 for books.