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Obituary for Randolph S. James, Organist and Choirmaster

Obituary for Randolph Sebastian James June 16, 1961 – July 6, 2022 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, holding a glass of champagne, totally worn out, shouting “Holy crap, what a ride!” This is…

Circle of Stewardship In-Person Workshop

The Commission on Stewardship for the Diocese of Atlanta invites you to attend Circle of Stewardship, a workshop for clergy and lay stewardship leaders, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305). The Circle of Stewardship is designed to mobilize clergy and lay leaders to develop stewardship resources, enabling parishes…

Parish Rallies Community to Buy Tractor for Substance Recovery Center Garden

A HeartBeat Story * CLAYTON, GA – “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 community fundraising drive led by…

Racial Healing Center Expands Board to Reflect Expanded Programs and Reach

Opening of The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, October 2017. (pictured left to right) The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta; Center founding director Catherine Meeks, PhD., The Right Rev. Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana; The Most Rev….

Atlanta Deputies Return from General Convention Exhausted, but Hope-filled

Members of the Diocese of Atlanta deputies to General Convention 80 in Baltimore returned with indelible memories of what by all accounts was a most unusual gathering. Normally a festival of the church this year’s triennial convention was just the opposite – no packed exhibition hall, elaborate banquets,…

Special Retreat on Parish Ministry at Mepkin Abbey

It is no small thing to trust in the movement of the Living Spirit. Tilden Edwards I have held that wisdom close for a decade now as I wrestle with the pressures of daily life as a parish priest. Given the anxieties and fear we face in our…

Acorns To Trees With St. B’s: Introducing Spanish To Early Learners

The original 4-Part Series, “Acorns to Trees with St. B’s,” is an opportunity for St. Benedict’s Episcopal School (STBS) to introduce Spanish to families of early learners in the broader community using music, song, and interactive lessons. Initial Lessons will range from numbers, weather, and time of day…

Beloved Pride | Hubert’s Story

See All Beloved Stories » To be beloved, is to be loved unconditionally by God. It is both knowing and receiving God. It is openness to the Spirit’s work, which leads to incredible stories worth telling. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone…

Remembering the Emanuel AME Church Tragedy

The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartey views memorials in front of Emanuel AME Church on the day he delivered the donation from the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo: Don Plummer. In June 2015, a mass shooting during an evening Bible study at historically Black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church…

Episcopal Community Foundation Grant Boosts Gainesville’s Gateway Center

A HeartBeat Story * GAINESVILLE, GA – A grant from the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia helped the Gateway Center Against Domestic Violence make vital improvements to its facilities and services. Gateway board member Dr. Susanne Turner said the $25,000 grant provided both needed cash…

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