At Atlanta’s Emmaus House this summer 65 children participated in the 8th annual Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program. The goal of the six-week enrichment program is to develop literate, empowered children in Atlanta’s Peoplestown community.
The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing is seeking a new director as part of a planned transition. The new executive will succeed the Center’s founding Executive Director Dr. Catherine Meeks who will retire at the end of 2023.
The nave of The Cathedral of St. Philip was nearly full on a recent Saturday as 11 priests took their ordination vows, the largest ordination of priests in The Diocese of Atlanta in the past decade.
Members of Christ Church in Norcross offered a welcoming presence on June 1st at the 2nd annual Gwinnett Pride event. Christ Church vestry member Wes Quesenberry, who coordinated the pride event for the church, described his 55-year-old parish as open and affirming.
The Diocese of Atlanta has received a second $100,000 grant from New York’s Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church to expand its innovative LeadersCARE program for lay leaders in small churches.
On the Sunday afternoon before Juneteenth, the nave of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church was filled with joyful sound. The musical celebration of freedom included the parish choir, solos, spoken word, piano, drum, saxophone, and of course the parish’s beloved Rosales organ.
Hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta and presented by The Diocese of Atlanta’s Ministry Innovations Task Force, a recent workshop included both concepts and practical examples.
Grow2B, founded by members of St. Mary and Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church, shares its bounty with families in need while its volunteers advocate for the hungry, implement regenerative agricultural practices that care for the land, and educate about how to better serve their neighbor and self.
Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing Dr. Catherine Meeks keeps a busy travel schedule educating audiences worldwide on the best practices for healing racial divides. Now Dr. Meeks is racking up more travel miles receiving honorary degrees, awards, and recognitions for her decades of work.
The Revs. Trey Phillips and Matt Babcock are among 22 professional and faith leaders selected from more than 900 who applied for the two-year international Trinity Leadership Fellows program.