The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

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.

Making Room: A Mission Study Group

If you participate in any kind of outreach ministry (or would like to), have an interest in related issues, or simply enjoy a good theological conversation, join us this month for a mission study group. Canon Zappa will lead our discussions, which will be based on Christine Pohl’s Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. This is an opportunity for us to support one another in our ministries and to take the time to reflect on how and why we do what we do. Join us this Sunday, October 25, from 1–2 p.m., even if you were not able to attend the first two sessions. It is not necessary to read the book.

BCM Welcomes New Executive Director

The Cathedral, along with four other area churches, founded Buckhead Christian Ministries (BCM) in 1987 as an emergency assistance provider. Over the years, BCM has expanded its services to include a continuum of services for individuals in varying stages of crisis; and the Cathedral has continued to support this ministry in many ways, including our annual food drives and many individual volunteers. This summer, BCM welcomed its new executive director, Daphne Walker, as longtime director Helen Cunningham moves into retirement.

Help St. Anne’s Guild Stock BCM’s Pantry

St. Anne’s Guild’s August food drive for Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) is drawing to a close. Please make a donation of food and/or checks of $20 or more by Monday, August 31. 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. According to the US Department of Agriculture, one out of five children live in households without access to adequate food. To help, please stop by our table in the Atrium Sundays in August from 9:45–11:15 a.m.

Cathedral Thrift House

The Cathedral Thrift House is celebrating its first anniversary in its new location at 1893 Piedmont Road on September 2! Our customers, volunteers, and employees often remark that the store is like no other thrift store. It is filled with energy, gracious staff, lots of good music, and quality bargains. Nellie Holleman, parishioner and store manager, recently described why it is a special gathering place for our community: “It is a place of wonderful light – the light in the eyes of our guests when they find a true treasure. But the brightest light is in the eyes of the less fortunate when we give them a fresh change of clothes, a comforting cup of soup or a few kind words.”

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