The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

Habitat Kickoff Dinner and Project 2020

Join our Habitat kickoff dinner Sunday, March 15 to meet our build partners and our new homeowner. Our next Habitat home will be built on Saturdays from March 21 through May 16 (skipping Easter weekend). We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training you need. You can sign up in the Atrium or online for the dinner, to build, or to join our lunch team. Contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net for additional information.

Go! A Celebration of Global Mission 2020

This year, Global Missions’ annual Go! Summit will explore faithfully responding to climate change on local and global levels as 21st century discipleship. The one-day event, on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at All Saints’ in Atlanta, will feature the Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley, Executive Director of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, which equips faith communities to care for creation. The day will also include panel discussions and breakout sessions. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Register at bit.ly/GoSummit20.

Help Stock BCM’s Client Choice Food Pantry

February is food drive month at the Cathedral in support of Buckhead Christian Ministry’s “Client Choice” Pantry. St. Anne’s Guild helps coordinate this drive and will again be stationed in the Atrium and in the halls every Sunday in February between 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. to receive your monetary donations of $20 or more. Donations made by check should be payable to “Cathedral of St. Philip” with “BCM Food Drive” on the memo line. Donations can also be made specifically to the BCM Food Drive through the Cathedral website.

The Camels are Coming: St. Veronica's Epiphany Toiletry Drive

The Epiphany camels are coming to the Atrium January 5-12 to collect your donations of personal care items for the four Atlanta ministries St. Veronica’s Guild supports. As the Wise Men on their camels brought gifts for the Christ Child, follow the camels and bring your gifts of new, unopened individual and family size items. Your gifts will help low income women, men, and children served by Emmaus House, Crossroads Community Ministries, Holy Comforter Church Friendship Center, and Church of the Common Ground. The wise women of St. Veronica’s Guild welcome all unopened personal care items you get when you travel or shop this holiday season.

Habitat for Humanity Christmas Baskets 2019

Come be part of the annual and joyful experience of Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families – we are building an amazing 24 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event for us each year and you can help in any of several ways, including contributing food or monetary support, building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13), or delivering baskets (meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 14). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 17 or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net for more details.

St. Veronica's Collecting Toiletries

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 people who are poor, homeless, or have mental and emotional disabilities. Six times this year more than 200 pounds of donated and purchased personal care items were sent to these ministries. For example, the ministry that serves people who are homeless requested 100 each of soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, and washcloth and lesser amounts of razors, combs, and emery boards. The other three ministries requested different quantities of these, some needing individual sizes and others family-size packages of diapers, feminine hygiene products and white socks.

Prison Ministry Training

Join the Cathedral, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 22 from 2–4 p.m. to learn about the work of Restoration Partners, the prison ministry of these three parishes. Whether you simply want to learn about how our congregations are working together to support Georgia’s incarcerated, you have been working in this ministry for some time, or you want to determine whether this ministry is right for you, we invite you to join us for networking, discussion of the theological basis for, and training in the practical aspects of prison ministry. We’ll examine our current programs and imagine the possibilities for future collaboration and support among our churches. Bring your questions, reflections, and ideas to the meeting in Heritage Hall at Peachtree Road UMC. Please RSVP by September 16 to dianes@prumc.org. Contact Nicole Lambelet, seminarian@cathedralATL.org, with any questions.

Help BCM Store Fresh Food

August is the Cathedral’s month to support the Buckhead Christian Ministry’s newly established “Client Choice” food pantry. Much work has gone into the implementation of this new concept at BCM and our Cathedral Farmers Market is now consulting with them in hopes of providing more fresh food choices. In order to make this happen, BCM will need to acquire two coolers similar to the model pictured. Such industrial coolers cost approximately $10,000 each and St. Anne’s would like to challenge the Cathedral this month to raise enough to purchase at least one for BCM. Of course, if anyone knows of a business willing to donate such equipment, that would be equally fantastic!

Help Support BCM’s “Client Choice” Food Pantry

St. Anne’s Guild, as ambassadors for Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) at the Cathedral, will again be grateful for your support in August of the ministry’s new “client choice” food pantry. Last year, the Cathedral took the lead by raising over $9,000 in seed money for this exciting concept. Then, in our February drive, your gifts exceeded that record in the amount of $10,618. Today, thanks to your generosity, BCM has completed the necessary physical build-out of their pantry space and purchased software that will allow clients to shop for their own food instead of receiving pre-selected food bags. Also, more fresh foods can be offered thanks to new partnerships with local suppliers and farmers. BCM is also happy to announce the recent hiring of Robyn Hazelrigs as its food pantry manager. She will implement every aspect of the new pantry concept, especially the option for clients to choose food items via a touchscreen computer.

Donate Toiletries for Local Ministries

Summer is coming with travel and shopping, so please remember to collect both travel and standard size containers of personal care items. St. Veronica's Guild will pack these items for use by Emmaus House, Holy Comforter's Friendship House, Church of the Common Ground and Crossroads Ministry. Recipients will benefit from your contribution of things you may take for granted each morning. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, and soap are so necessary to preserving human dignity. St. Veronica also collects combs, razors,diapers, feminine hygiene products, white socks, and lotion.

May 20 Labyrinth Walk and Taizé

Get your week off to a peaceful start with a labyrinth walk and Taizé service this Monday, May 20. A labyrinth introduction will take place on the outdoor labyrinth, near the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a facilitated walk from 7-8 p.m. (In case of rain, we will be on the indoor labyrinth in Child Hall.) Then, the Taizé prayer service starts at 8 p.m. in Mikell Chapel. Originating in Taizé, France, this simple service of scripture, music and candlelight will bring a beautiful and prayerful close to your Monday. The labyrinth and Taizé take place every third Monday of the month at the Cathedral. Come to one, or both – and bring a friend!

Give Thanks with UTO

Ingathering May 12 . Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering. UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests. In the last 130 years, UTO has awarded 5,257 grants. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

2020 Antiques Show Beneficiary

The Cathedral Antiques Show is pleased to announce Moving In The Spirit as the beneficiary for the 2020 show. They will introduce themselves with a presentation on Sunday, May 5, at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall. All are welcome. Moving in the Spirit is an award-winning creative youth development program that uses the discipline of dance to help children and teens develop the social, emotional, and cognitive skills they need to thrive. Funding from the Cathedral Antiques Show will support the significant program expansion that will accompany the organization’s 2020 transition to a new facility currently under construction at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. The 2020 Cathedral Antiques Show will be January 23-25.

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