The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Adult Education

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Tracey Lind to Speak on Dementia from the Inside Out

On Sunday, April 7 at 10:10 a.m., the Very Rev. Tracey Lind will speak at the Dean’s Forum on the spirituality of dementia. Tracey and her spouse Emily Ingalls are traveling across North America sharing the insights they’ve gained from a life complicated by dementia. A retired Episcopal priest and city planner, Tracey was diagnosed with the early stages of Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2016. Emily, who spent more than 20 years in commercial real estate and project management, now considers herself Chief Logistics Officer, responsible for managing a life and home turned upside down by this disease.

Living Faith / Confirmation Class Spring 2019

Adult Confirmation classes will be held during the 10:10 a.m. Sunday School hour beginning on February 24. These classes are open to all, regardless of plans to be confirmed. In the fall, our Living Faith class studied “Falling in Love with the Bible Again.” This will be a continuation of that conversation, but moving to “Falling in Love with the Church Again.” Those wishing to participate in this class in order to be confirmed, re-affirmed, or received should contact Canon Lauren Holder,, and mark your calendars for our April 28 confirmation service.

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 18. 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.

Faithful Conversations

Sundays this summer, join Canons Cathy Zappa and Lauren Holder as we engage in Faithful Conversations. Each week, we will invite a member of our community to sit down with us and talk with us about faith and society in a real and personal way. Our hope is that the courage our conversation partners bring to our discussions will equip us to go “out into the world to do the work God has given us to do.” Complementing this class will be a series of service opportunities—stay tuned! We will meet at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall, starting June 3.

Brad Gordon to Lead Lunch and Learn

M. Brad Gordon, Cathedral parishioner and a senior Human Resources leader with Lockheed Martin, will discuss the “Ministry of Presence at Work,” as part of the fall “Ministry of Presence” lunch and learn series, Wednesday, October 11, from noon–1 p.m. Please join Brad as he facilitates an engaging discussion on the role of work in Christian life and the power of presence at work give new meaning to your work to positively impact your life and the lives of your colleagues. Stop by the Cathedral kitchen to purchase lunch from Flora & Flour!

Creativity and Spirituality Book Group

Join us to explore our creativity using the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (available at the Cathedral Book Store). We’ll meet on Wednesday mornings, September 6 – October 11, 10–11:30 a.m. in Room 120. In addition to exploring what the book illuminates for us, we’ll also use our time together to engage in a variety of spiritual and creative practices. If possible, plan on a $10 materials fee. Please sign up by September 1 by contacting Jeannie Mahood.

The Caregiver Rollercoaster

This Sunday, July 23 at 10:10 a.m., Ellen Sichel will lead the summer series on “The Caregiver Rollercoaster: How to Have a Smoother Ride with the Ups, Downs, and Loop-the-Loops of Caring For Others.” Sichel is a teacher, speaker and author who is tired of stress and pain reduction being so darn complicated. When you’re overwhelmed by daily pain or high stress, you don’t need another complex thing to do — you need quick and useful solutions that actually work!