Program Coordinator for Communications and Outreach
The Cathedral is hiring a new position, Program Coordinator for Communications and Outreach.
Thank You, Brenda Forts!
Meet our Seminarian!
Will Drosos joined the Cathedral community last year as our seminarian. That means that he participates in our life together and works alongside Cathedral clergy, staff, and parishioners, as part of his education and formation. Originally from Cincinnati, Will is in the ordination process in the Diocese of Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he began attending Candler School of Theology. He works with the youth program, Eat Your Word Bible Study, and youth acolytes. This fall, he will be leading a Sunday-morning class on spiritual and contemplative practices. We are grateful for his presence with us!
Red Cross Blood Drives - August 2020
Although the Cathedral is not hosting Red Cross blood drives in this season, you can help save lives by giving blood at one of these convenient nearby locations. Schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org
Thank You, John Lewis
Word To Your Mother Talks About Privilege
W2YM is a group of busy, busy moms who gather to discuss secular and religious books throughout the year. Our next read is Amy Julia Becker’s White Picket Fences: Turning Towards Love in a World Divided by Privilege, which we’ll discuss the evening of Tuesday, June 16. The book is available at cathedralbookstore.org. Becker writes: “I have been given much that I do not deserve, and my very real social privilege has cut me off from others as much as it has also made my life comfortable. But social privilege is not the end of my story. The real privilege of my life has come in learning what it means to love others, that love involves suffering and sacrifice and sleepless nights and tears and heartache and great gifts.” If you’re wondering how to engage in an honest and imperfect conversation about race, mindful of our responsibility as parents to teach our children a better way, contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org.
Sew Many Masks!
Can you sew? Many people in our extended community are in need of masks, and we are eager to start a mask-making ministry. If you’d like to participate as a mask-maker, or if you’d like to help coordinate this effort (no sewing skills necessary to coordinate!), please contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org. Note—there is already a shortage of fabric and elastic to make masks! Please contact Canon Holder if you can donate:
Living Under Abraham’s Tent
Due to precautions around international travel, the Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler will not be with us in Atlanta this Sunday. We hope to reschedule his visit soon.
Lent at the Cathedral
Shrove Tuesday 2020
Shrove Tuesday marks the final celebration of frivolity before Ash Wednesday and the holy season of Lent. Join us for a delicious pancake feast served to you by our Cathedral clergy and canons. There will be a fabulous bead toss, naming of the official Shrove Tuesday King, Queen, Prince, and Princess, and more!
Smart Driver Course for Older Drivers
AARP is once again offering its Smart Driver course at the Cathedral, Wednesday, February 12. The course is a six-hour refresher aimed at motorists 50 years old and older. Some of the objectives of the class include understanding the effects of aging on driving; learning driving strategies that take into account the changes we experience as we age; and a number of other topics designed to make you a safer driver. At the completion of the class, you may be eligible to receive a discount on your automobile insurance policy.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Spain
A pilgrimage-study week in Avila, Spain, based on the life and writings of St. John of the Cross will be led May 4-13 by the Rev. Isaías Rodríguez, the Diocese of Atlanta’s canon for Hispanic ministries. Pilgrims will be based at the Carmelite International Center of Teresian and Sanjaunistic Studies in Avila. Visits to holy places in the lives of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila are planned. All talks will be in English. To obtain a brochure and for more information, contact Canon Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-707-1217.
The Gathering 2020
The Cathedral of St. Philip is only as fabulous as the people who create our community and make it sacred. Following Evensong on Sunday, January 12, we want to give thanks for our LGBTQ community. January 12 is the feast day St. Aelred of Rievaulx, whose theological writings both shaped the church and lifted up the beauty of same-sex relationships. Join us in giving thanks for our gay friends! All are welcome. Gay, straight, questioning—just come as the fullest expression of who God created you to be. Contact Canon Lauren Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1036, with any questions.
Newcomers Tour - January 2020
Join Canon Lauren Holder and others for a tour of the Cathedral on Sunday, January 5 at 10:10 a.m. We'll meet in the Gould Room, then walk through the building and campus to learn about who this Cathedral community is and what we do in our common life. Contact Canon Holder, lholder@cathedralATL.org or 404-365-1036, with any questions.
Epiphany Party 2020
Sara and Donnie Chapman invite you to the
Monday, January 6
6:30 to 9 P.M.
Noon Year's Eve 2020
Join us in Child Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31! Children will rock in the New Year with music, games, and a balloon drop at 12:00 p.m! Contact Lisa McNamara, lmcnamara@cathedralATL.org, for more information.
Living Nativity 2019
Join us for the Living Nativity from 10–11 a.m. this Sunday, December 15 in Child Hall. All are welcome!
La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Worship and share a meal with fellow Cathedral parishioners as we celebrate La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – on Wednesday, December 11, from 7–9:30 p.m. in Mikell Chapel.
Nominees for the Chapter Class of 2022
Dinner with St. Nick 2019
Join us at 5:30 p.m. in Child Hall for dinner and in Mikell Chapel at 6:15 p.m. for a special Advent Liturgy celebrating the life of St. Nicholas. Leave your shoes in the hallway outside of the Chapel and you will find a surprise from our special guest. This evening is for the young at heart and anyone filled with joy by the mystery of Christmas.
Advent Wreath Making 2019
Bring your own greens!
Wreath kits: $12
Spaghetti Supper: $5/child; $8/adult
Please RSVP so we can order supplies and dinners: cathedralATL.org/wreathmaking
Advent and Appetizers
Sunday, December 1, 5:30 pm in the Gould Room
Towers Celebrates 40 Years
The Cathedral Towers is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! In operation since 1979, this parochial entity located adjacent to the Cathedral campus provides safe and affordable apartment housing pursuant to HUD guidelines. As many as 195 individuals occupy the Towers at any given time. The residents, staff, and board members will mark the occasion with a celebratory reception later this month. Happy Anniversary!
We Are Accepting Candidates for Nomination to the Cathedral Chapter
The Chapter Nominating Committee has begun their work of assembling a slate of nominees for the 2020 Cathedral Chapter. We invite anyone in the parish to submit recommendations of qualified candidates.