The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

Habitat Christmas Baskets Delivered

Our Cathedral elves assembled and delivered 21 beautiful Habitat Christmas baskets this year to the original owners of homes we have helped build over the past two decades. The outpouring of generosity from so many parishioners and the help this year of the newly formed St. Ruth’s Guild made the scale of this effort possible! Of course, the gift baskets with their delicious contents brought smiles of appreciation and delight to children and adults. Our visits also help us realize the impact Habitat homes have, providing secure shelter for families, letting hard working families build wealth, and strengthening Atlanta neighborhoods.

Christmas Eve Eucharist with Church of the Common Ground

As has been our tradition for several years, Cathedral parishioners will be joining Church of the Common Ground on Christmas Eve for a joyous celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Church of the Common Ground is an Episcopal worshipping community on the streets of Atlanta, and it is a sacred experience to worship with them. The Christmas Eve service begins at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park. If you are interested in attending, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa.

Habitat Christmas Baskets

Come be part of the annual joyful experience of building and delivering Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families. We are building 20 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event 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 16), or delivering baskets (meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 17). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 20 or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 for more details.

ERD Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) invites you to join in prayer for communities in the Caribbean and the United States affected by Hurricane Matthew. ERD is in contact with its partners in the hurricane’s path to support responses and address needs as more becomes available. Local churches are assessing damage, confirming the safety of members and others in their communities, and using available facilities and resources to respond to immediate concerns. For more information, contact the Cathedral’s ERD representative, Lucy Perry, at 404-350-9494 or visit episcopalrelief.org.

Donate a Jacket or Shoes and Wear Your Pajamas to Church!

Cathedral member Emma Ellis is creating a children’s shoe and jacket store at the Homeless Requiem for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, and you are invited to make donations of gently used jackets and shoes to be distributed. As she described in last week’s Sunday School classes, Emma is requesting donations of gently used jackets and close-toed shoes ranging in styles, colors, and sizes so that there will be a selection for the kids. Donations can be dropped off in the box by the Homeless Requiem tables in the Atrium this Sunday morning, October 30. All children who bring a donation are encouraged wear pajamas to church on Sunday!
The Homeless Requiem and dinner, remembering homeless individuals who have died this year, is Tuesday, November 1. For more information, visit stphilipscathedral.org/homelessrequiem.

Barbara Dooley to Speak at BCM Breakfast

Buckhead Christian Ministry’s Seeds of Change Society invites you to join them on the morning of Friday, October 21 for the “Sowing Seeds of Faith” women’s breakfast featuring Barbara Dooley at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Barbara, whose husband is legendary UGA football coach Vince Dooley, is a witty author and speaker with an inspiring story to share. This event is sure to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit buckheadchristianministry.org.

Episcopal Relief and Development Responds to Natural Disasters

With wildfires in four of the six California dioceses and flooding in Louisiana, Episcopal Relief and Development is an effective way to send assistance and fulfill their motto, “Healing a hurting world.” Contributions can be made online at episcopalrelief.org or mailed to ERD, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116. For more information about the organization, contact the Cathedral’s ERD representative, Lucy Perry, 404-350-9494.

Church of the Common Ground

On Sunday, September 11, Cathedral members will join Church of the Common Ground for their weekly Holy Eucharist service and for fellowship. Church of the Common Ground is an Episcopal worshipping community on the streets of Atlanta, and it is a sacred experience to worship with them. The service is at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park downtown. Participants are asked to bring 10 sack lunches to share with Common Ground parishioners. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa.

Donate to St. Veronica’s Toiletry Ministry

St. Veronica’s Guild would like to thank the entire parish for its faithful and consistent support of our toiletry ministry for four Episcopal ministries in the Atlanta area, which serve homeless and near homeless persons— Crossroads Community Ministries, Emmaus House, Church of the Common Ground, and Holy Comforter Friendship Center. Each ministry has expressed profound appreciation for our donations. The need for new, unopened, travel-sized, as well are regular-sized, personal care items, continues.

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.

Antiques Show Beneficiary to Speak

Next Sunday, August 28, at 10:10 a.m., the Dean's Forum and Old Fashioned Sunday School 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. They will give a presentation on the causes of poverty and homelessness in Atlanta. First Step Staffing works to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness, regardless of their ability to work, because steady and sustainable income is the only permanent, reliable path out of homelessness.

Church of the Common Ground

On Sunday, September 11, Cathedral members will join Church of the Common Ground for their weekly Holy Eucharist service and for fellowship. Church of the Common Ground is an Episcopal worshipping community on the streets of Atlanta, and it is a sacred experience to worship with them. The service is at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park downtown. Participants are asked to bring 10 sack lunches to share with Common Ground parishioners. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@stphilipscathedral.org.

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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