Virtual services are held on Sundays at 8:15 and 10:45 AM and every weeknight at 8:00 PM. Please visit our Grace@Home page for links and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
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The first offering of The School for Christian Practice will be a book study of Diana Butler Bass’s pivotal work Christianity After Religion. The book study will be on Zoom, and we will offer two times each week, Mondays or Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, for four weeks, beginning January 18.
Our Jeremiah Bible Study will meet for the last session on Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00 AM. The link to Bible Study is located in the ON THE CALENDAR section of the email newsletter.
They say parenting is one of our most important tasks—a task that’s often both exhilarating and exhausting, magical and maddening, and our efforts sometimes seem both laudable and laughable…all in one day!! If this sounds familiar, this class is for you!
We gather together to support one another in our parenting endeavors, and explore different ways to parent with more mindfulness and grace. We seek to understand ourselves better, so that we can better understand our children, and be better equipped to help them become the people they were created to be.
Email Director of Christian Formation Cheryl Kelley for information.
Sacred Ground is a film and readings based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.
An online dialogue groups is currently meeting. If you are interested in being part of a future group please email Director of Christian Formation Cheryl Kelley for information.
Centering Prayer is a contemplative method of prayer that facilitates opening the mind and heart to God. It includes a time of silent prayer followed by reflection and sharing. Our Centering Prayer group is sharing time together on Zoom on Mondays at 5:00 PM! All are welcome.
The link to Centering Prayer is located in the ON THE CALENDAR section of the email newsletter.
With a new year looming and possibly some new intentions to take better care of ourselves being made – come join us for prayer chair or flow yoga classes each week via zoom. Chair yoga meets on Mondays at 2:45 and flow yoga meets Mondays at 3:45 PM or Thursdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. With COVID and so many sheltering in these days, our classes have become a wonderful support group for each other. It is always nice to “see” faces! The classes are free and open to anyone. New participants welcome and no experience is necessary.
Links to yoga are located in the the ON THE CALENDAR section of the email newsletter. Please join the zoom meeting just prior to your class and mute your feed during class so all can hear the instructor.
Explore some different prayer practices all designed to help us stay grounded, to be mindful, to practice gratitude, to notice the things that bring us joy, and to pay attention to the work of the Spirit in and among us.
To help facilitate our work to better understand issues of racism and justice, we’ve compiled a list of resources you might explore. There are resources for all ages, and in many different formats – books, movies, webinars, blogs, podcasts, websites, and more.
Imagine a renewed approach to online worship through music, visual art, and spoken word. All are invited to join the Diocese of Atlanta as we make Jesus the center of our lives. The monthly video series, Imagine Church, is offered on the fourth Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM. You can watch on the Imagine Church website. There you will find a program for each service, a reflection guide, and a space to chat with the other viewers.
Even if we can’t physically worship and learn together, we can still draw closer to Jesus Christ. That’s the aim of a new learning experience called “This is NOT Sunday School.” This free, weekly online resource is intergenerational, making it a perfect tool for families and people of all ages. Free sessions launch 4 days before the upcoming Sunday through December 20. Each week’s session features video teaching by a professional from the Christian formation network, Forma, as well as downloadable lessons and readings.
In life, we go through movements. These movements (reality, grief, hope, faith, and courage) change in each season, and during this season, these movements within ourselves may feel impossible to overcome. Join Bishop Wright in a 5 part video series that takes a deeper dive into what these movements look and feel like as people of faith.
To receive emails with Christian Education reflections at home, contact Cheryl Kelley, the Director of Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.