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2022 was a year that brought a return to in-person worship and gatherings, recognition of racial healing work, new ministries, and educational resources in The Diocese of Atlanta.

Innovations launched by The Diocese during COVID – such as Imagine Worship, For People with Bishop Rob Wright, Beloved, and other online offerings – continued to be relevant ways of reaching youth, young adults, and those unaffiliated with a religious tradition.

The following is a sampling of news about The Diocese.

 

Growing in the Wilderness

In February Bishop Wright invited our diocese to keep a Holy Lent in a 5-part video series: Growing in the Wilderness. The pandemic feels like wilderness, but God does amazing things in the wilderness, even when the wilderness stretches on for a while! These are all…

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New School for Lay Ministry

The Office of Congregational Vitality is pleased to announce the School for Lay Ministry! The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church charge each diocese to “make provision for the affirmation and development of the ministry of all baptized persons, …

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Parish Rallies Community to Buy Tractor for Substance Recovery Center Garden

A HeartBeat Story

“Here it comes!” the excited group called out as they watched the new Kubota garden tractor and attachments roll into the driveway of Victory Home. The tractor’s arrival marked the culmination of a fast and furious…

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Holy Innocents School

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School New Building

The parking lot at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Sandy Springs overflowed Friday with hundreds of faculty and students. Students grouped from preschool to 12th grade stood shoulder to shoulder shouting school slogans as they waited for the new Lower School…

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Diocese of Atlanta Congregations Go to College

Diocese of Atlanta lay, and clergy enrolled in a new two-year intensive program are learning how to strengthen and grow healthy parishes. Thirty-four parishioners and priests from 11 congregations attended the second annual Diocese of Atlanta…

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New Hispanic Missioner

The Rev. Irma (Mimi) Guerra has been appointed by Bishop Rob Wright as Hispanic Missioner for the Diocese of Atlanta. As Hispanic Missioner, Rev. Guerra will coordinate all Hispanic ministries in the Diocese. She succeeds The Rev. Canon Isaías A. Rodríguez, who will…

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Bishop Rob Wright and Dr. Catherine Meeks

Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing Founder Receives Presidential Award

Dr. Catherine Meeks, founding executive director of the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, on August 26, received The President Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. …

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Learning Program Bridges the “Summer Slide” for At-Risk Students

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is celebrating the ongoing impact of its Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools® summer programs in Atlanta and Macon. Bishop Rob Wright said both programs have proven to close the achievement gap by improving literacy and learning…

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Diocese of Atlanta Youth Clamor to Work At Camp Mikell

Of the seven summer camps at Camp Mikell, Work Camp is unlike any of the other sessions. First, while the other six are gatherings for relaxing, singing, skits, swimming, hiking, and making new friends for life, Work Camp is, well, work. Each year…

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Wright House Now a Living, Breathing, Life-Giving Reality

A to-do list item that had eluded three successive Diocese of Atlanta bishops got checked off as the new Episcopal chapel at the University of Georgia was consecrated. Diocesan Bishop Rob Wright said his and his two…

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For People with Bishop Rob Wright: A Conversation on Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, but it’s rarely discussed in a productive and open way. This episode of For People introduces Keep/Watch, a new suicide prevention workbook and training from the…

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Deacons Bring Varied Experiences to Their Assignments

Bishop Rob Wright has assigned five new deacons ordained on October 8th to parishes within the Diocese of Atlanta. The five new deacons will join 16 other permanent deacons in the Diocese of Atlanta. Maddux said she and Archdeacons Juan Sandoval and Janet Tidwell want to add more. …

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Diocese Exhibits Big Welcome at Pride 2022

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta seized the opportunity offered by 2022’s resumption of in-person Pride Week to increase its longstanding support with new print ads, videos, and banners.

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Regathering, Adapting, and Experimenting

After two years of pandemic-induced online sessions, Episcopalians from throughout Middle and North Georgia gathered in person on November 11 and 12 for the 116th Annual Council of the Diocese of Atlanta…

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Cedartown Priest Becomes Diocese’s First Coast Guard Chaplain

While there are other Episcopal priests in the Diocese who serve as chaplains to police and fire, hospitals, schools, and retirement homes, Anderson is one of only two focused on the military. …

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Don Plummer is the beat reporter for The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. If you have story ideas, please reach out to Don.

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