The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

Go! A Celebration of Global Mission

The diocese’s annual global mission conference will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, on Saturday, April 16. We will celebrate the ministry of Martin and Sandy McCann in Central Tanganyika and hear from speakers from our Diocese and beyond. The day will begin with Bishop Robert Wright sharing his thoughts on the importance of global mission. The remainder of the day is full of workshops from which to choose, including Stories of Mission, How to Do Mission, and Issues in Global Mission. To register, look for the form at episcopalatlanta.org or contact Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@stphilipscathedral.org, for more information.

Thanks from St. Anne's Guild

St. Anne’s Guild extends a huge thank you to the Cathedral’s members, staff and volunteers who supported the semi-annual Buckhead Christian Ministries (BCM) food drive this February. Food drives provide 60% of the food BCM offers to those in need within our community and BCM purchases the other 40% with donated money. Your generous gifts allowed our church to provide 144 bags of groceries and write a check for $7,159.48 to BCM.
Kudos go to Mary Hunter Rouse, Maggie Paul, and Casey Jones who kicked off our food drive with the “Souper Bowl” Sunday youth collection; to the choir who had a special collection among its members; and to Sara Chapman who set up a food “store” for children to shop, then donate their food “purchases.”

Thanks from St. Veronica's Guild

St. Veronica’s Guild would like to offer our most heartfelt thanks for the very generous outpouring of gifts of personal care items from members of our parish for the four ministries to which we provide them: Crossroads Community Ministries, Emmaus House, Church of the Common Ground, and Holy Comforter Friendship Center. Feedback from the ministries has indicated great appreciation and ongoing need for these items. Special thanks goes to Charlotte Rubenstein, and her mother, Susan Gantt, for leading a drive among Charlotte’s sixth grade class at Woodward. Members of this class both contributed and sorted a great many items.

Cathedral Antiques Show Beneficiary Applications

Although the 2016 show just wrapped up two weeks ago, the Cathedral Antiques Show is already looking to next year! The Cathedral Antiques Show is accepting applications for its 2017 beneficiary. Applications can be found online at cathedralantiques.org. Viable applicant organizations will be Atlanta-area non-profit human services organizations that can demonstrate exemplary stewardship of resources, excellent governance, high operational efficiency, and lasting positive outcomes for populations served. The Cathedral Antiques Show is particularly interested in helping charities for whom the show's support will be transformational. The deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016.

Christmas Eve Eucharist with Church of the Common Ground

As has been our tradition for several years, Cathedral parishioners will join 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 is at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park downtown. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa at czappa@stphilipscathedral.org.

Cathedral Antiques Show Invites Volunteers to Join the Team!

Did you know that the Cathedral Antiques Show (CAS) is the largest outreach project of the year at the Cathedral?
With the 45th Antiques Show kicking off in just nine weeks, the CAS committee is reaching out to men and women in the Cathedral parish to join in this tremendous expression of service and hospitality. Volunteering at the show is a fun and easy way to offer our many guests a warm welcome, while enjoying fellowship with Cathedral members.

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: contribut food, monetary support, or Christmas tins to be filled with baked goods; building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 18); or delivering baskets (meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 19). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium on Sundays or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 for more details.

UTO: Episcopalians Doing For Others In Faithfulness to God’s Mission

UTO: Episcopalians Doing For Others In Faithfulness to God’s Mission
If you’ve been filling a United Thank Offering (UTO) Blue box be sure to bring it to church with you this Sunday, November 15 for our ingathering. UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church that offers all an opportunity to give. Since 1889 UTO has provided a way for Episcopalians to make a difference with the message of thanks-giving and self-giving. The discipline starts in parishioners’ homes by dropping coins into a special container known as the Blue Box, which are available in the pews. Many families and individuals drop a coin in the Blue Box each time prayers of thanksgiving are offered.

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