The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

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.

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.

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