The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

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, jmahood@stphilipscathedral.org or 404-365-1034.

Toiletry Drive Continues

St. Veronica’s Guild thanks the Cathedral parish for its faithful and consistent support of our toiletry ministry for four local Episcopal ministries, which serve people who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Each ministry has expressed profound appreciation for our donations. We continue to need new, unopened, travel-sized (or regular-sized) personal care items! Summer is a good time to be thinking about this need, as many of us are traveling and may have access to unneeded travel sized toiletries. Having visited the four ministries, guild members report that the items most requested include travel-sized bar soap, washcloths, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, and diapers.

A Closer Walk With God—For People on the Run

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide. A spiritual director and author of many books, Crafton leads retreats and teaches throughout the United States and abroad. She makes her home with her husband, Richard Quaintance, an English professor, in Metuchen, New Jersey.

February BCM Food Drive a Huge Success

St. Anne’s Guild extends a huge thank you to all in the Cathedral community who faithfully support our semi-annual Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) food drives each February and August! The monthly drives undertaken by BCM’s founding churches provide approximately 60% of the food they need. From their budget, BCM then purchases the remaining 40%, spending approximately $9,000 each month on food. The Cathedral’s collection this past February totaled 294 bags of food and a check for $6,626 to BCM. We are pleased to report an increase in food donations of almost 150 bags compared to last February! Great work!

Fall ECW Meeting

Our fall Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meeting, open to everyone, will be on Thursday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gould Room. Chaplain Kemmie McNeese from Arrendale Women's Prison will speak about the program she runs on prison-based parenting and how this program with women and children can be a new ministry opportunity for ECW. Coffee and pastries will be provided, the 2017 slate of officers will be presented, and visitors and friends are welcome! Contact Frances Flock, flockfrances@gmail.com, for more information.

St. Monicas's Guild Kick-Off

Join St. Monica's Guild to kick off a new year with Wine and Dessert on the Labyrinth, Tuesday, September 6–7 p.m. on the Outdoor Labyrinth in front of the Lanier House.

St. Monica's Guild welcomes all mothers, whether your child is 2 weeks old or school-age, looking for fellowship. Our regular Tuesday night meetings, held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Gould Room, begin with wine and fellowship, followed by relaxed discussion focusing on relationships (every kind under the sun) and spiritual life. Contact Andi O'Bryan for more information.

A Person—A Job—­A Step

This Sunday, August 28, at 10:10 a.m., our adult Sunday School classes will kick off the year in a combined class in Child Hall to hear from representatives from First Step Staffing, the beneficiary of the 2017 Cathedral Antiques Show. The Dean’s Forum and Old Fashioned Sunday School will combine for this presentation; all are welcome to join! First Step Staffing will give a presentation on “A Person—A Job—A Step,” including discussion of poverty and homelessness in Atlanta.

Help Stock BCM’s Pantry

St. Anne's Guild invites you to participate in Food Drive Month at the Cathedral in August. In particular St. Anne's is seeking donations of food and/or $20 or more, which will support the work of Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM). Make checks payable to Cathedral of St. Philip with “BCM Food Drive” on memo line. The BCM Food Pantry provides 2,000 bags of groceries to more than 1,600 people each month, and is stocked entirely with donations from the community.

St. Veronica's Seeks Toiletry Donations

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 homeless and near homeless persons. Each ministry has expressed profound appreciation for our donations. Now that the weather is warmer and more people are traveling, the guild would like to remind everyone that we still need new, unopened, travel-sized or regular-sized, personal care items. Having recently visited most of these ministries, guild members report that the most requested items are bar soap, washcloths, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and feminine hygiene products. Donations may be left at the Information Desk. For more information, contact Lucy Perry, 404-350-9494, or Dianne Otwell, dochaplain@gmail.com.

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