Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
St. Ruth’s Hospitality Ministry Kickoff Party!
What is St. Ruth’s? We are a hospitality ministry named in honor of the late Ruth Vaught, the ultimate hostess. Our members serve at a variety of events at the Cathedral, often assisting our Chef Lauren Raymond by helping prep and arrange food, set up for the events, and serve guests.
St. Veronica’s Continues Toiletry Drive
As you travel and shop this summer, please collect unopened individual or regular personal care items to donate to St. Veronica's Guild. Your donations of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products and hand sanitizer will be organized by guild members and donated to assist Episcopal ministries in Atlanta. Crossroads Community Ministries, Emmaus House, Church of Common Ground and Holy Comforter Friendship Center use these donations to help people in need retain their dignity by remaining clean and healthy. Leave your personal care donations at the Information Desk in the Atrium. St. Veronica’s Guild will organize and get the supplies to the four ministries.
Give Thanks with UTO: Ingathering This Sunday
Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO). Having spent time adding daily offerings of thanks to your UTO Blue Box, you can open it on Saturday, May 12 and count your offerings. Write a check for your total amount, payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line), and bring it to church May 13 where you will receive a UTO envelope for the offering plate. Or, you can make a contribution at the Atrium kiosk or online at stphilipscathedral.org/contribute. Then, take your empty Blue Box and keep the tradition alive at home until the fall ingathering day!
ECW Spring Luncheon
Thursday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. Child Hall; Guest Speaker - Wendy Strong Lupas
Bring Jewelry Donations This Sunday, April 15
St. Veronica’s Guild is collecting vintage, estate, and contemporary costume jewelry for a glitzy and glamorous sale in September. This is an opportunity to clean out your own jewelry box as well as pass along any old pieces from your grandmothers, mothers, and aunts. Even damaged pieces, single earrings, and broken items of sterling or gold will be used. While the sale will not take place until September, we need your donations now. Guild members are preparing for the sale by collecting, cleaning, repairing, and pricing jewelry in the coming weeks.
Mazi Robinson to Present: “Living This One Life Well”
Join St. Monica's Guild and Mazi Robinson on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Gould Room. Mazi will teach us to free ourselves from the stress of our routines, our insecurities, and our anxieties and to start living this one life well. Bring a friend who may be interested in joining St. Monica’s. Contact Molly Childers, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
February BCM Food Drive a Success! But Did You Know ...
St. Anne’s Guild thanks all at the Cathedral for their contributions to the February BCM Food Drive. A total of $5,839.54 and 186 bags of food and supplies were collected. Because of your generosity, BCM’s pantry will continue to serve its clients well. We realize that many hearts and hands go into a successful drive and we are most grateful for your support.
“Awake to Wellness” Women's Retreat
On Saturday, March 24, the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral and Northside United Methodist Church’s Women’s Ministry present Awake to Wellness, a women’s retreat with Dr. Cathy Snapp and Kitty Crenshaw, authors of The Hidden Life Awakened. Cathy and Kitty will awaken our deep desire to live as God designed us, wholehearted and well-balanced—body, mind, and spirit.
Carl McColman to Speak at ECW Meeting
St. Veronica’s Guild will host author and spiritual teacher Carl McColman as guest speaker at their meeting Tuesday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Gould Room. All are invited to come hear this passionate contemplative speaker as he returns to the Cathedral. About his ministry, Carl says, “I help Christians and other seekers respond to the healing love of God through prayer, silence, and discernment, so to embody a joyful life of creativity, service and delight.”
Help Stock BCM’s Food Pantry in February
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40
Join the Wise Men During Epiphany
Join the wise men during Epiphany by bringing personal care “gifts” to the marked bin in the Atrium on Sundays, January 14 and 21, for our neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness. St. Veronica’s Guild will package your gifts of new, unopened hotel and regular size toiletries for four Atlanta ministries: Emmaus House, Church of the Common Ground, Holy Comforter Friendship Center, and Crossroads Community Ministries. Shampoo, deodorant, diapers, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, and toothpaste are especially needed, and all personal care items are greatly appreciated. You can also leave your gifts at the Information Desk in the Atrium at other times. For more information, contact Lucy Perry or Judy Bodner.
St. Veronica's Continues Toiletry Drive
Traveling these holidays? St. Veronica's Guild needs your new unused hotel- or standard-sized toiletries for our neighbors experiencing poverty and homelessness. Your donation will be packed with other personal care items (socks, deodorant, dental care, soap, washcloths, combs and razors) for four local ministries.
Toy Drive 2017
Emmaus House and Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) provide Christmas gifts to children in need. Last year, Emmaus House provided gifts to nearly 800 children, and BCM provides gifts to more than 900 children. Please join the Cathedral ECW in a toy drive to help these organizations provide a cheerful Christmas to all.
Back by Popular Demand!
Mark your calendars! St. Veronica’s Guild will hold another jewelry sale in September 2018 at the Cathedral. In preparation for the sale, please consider donating previously loved jewelry that you no longer wear. The guild is happy to have costume jewelry; inherited vintage pieces that languish in a box in the back of a closet; or 14K or 18K gold and sterling silver pieces, even if they are broken - including that one earring you’ve been saving hoping to find the mate.
UTO Ingathering this Sunday
Don’t forget your Blue Box when preparing for Sunday services this week. Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Thank you for joining the ECW in counting those blessings this fall and participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO). Having spent time adding daily offerings of thanks to your UTO Blue Box, you can open it on Saturday and count your offerings. Write a check for your total amount, payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line), and bring it to church Sunday. You will receive a UTO envelope for the offering plate. Or, you can make a contribution at the Atrium kiosk or online at stphilipscathedral.org/contribution. Then, take your empty Blue Box and keep the tradition alive at home until the spring ingathering day!
ECW General Meeting
With a presentation by Dr. Larry Minnix of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab on “Aging Well”
St. Anne’s Guild Thanks You For Successful August BCM Food Drive
St. Anne’s Guild extends a hearty “thank you” to all at the Cathedral who supported the August Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) Food Drive. We received a total of 106 bags of food and $5,804.26 in contributions that BCM will use to buy food. Your generosity helps BCM offset their monthly food costs, freeing their budget for other forms of aid to those in crisis in our community.
Help Crossroads in a Time of Transition
Where in Atlanta could you go if you suddenly found yourself without a place to live? Every month Crossroads Community Ministries greets about 350 newly homeless men, women, and children with kindness and effectively links them to services that can restore their lives to productivity. And, about 45 % are women and children! Crossroads offers a warm morning meal, and service connections, but not overnight shelter – that has been provided by other organizations, including the Peachtree-Pine shelter, Atlanta’s largest emergency overflow shelter.
St Monica’s Kick-Off Party
Join the young mothers of St. Monica’s Guild for their kick-off party Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at the home of Molly Childers. St. Monica’s meets twice monthly for speakers, service projects, book discussion, and fellowship events. For more information contact Molly at email@example.com or join the St. Monica’s Guild Facebook group.
Help Stock BCM’s Food Pantry in August
August is food drive month at the Cathedral as St. Anne’s Guild reaches out to you for donations of food and/or checks of $20 or more in support of Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM). Please stop by our table in the Atrium any Sunday in August between 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. for a shopping list of food items or make your check payable to “Cathedral of St. Philip” with “BCM Food Drive” on the memo line.
Creativity and Spirituality Book Group
Join us to explore our creativity using the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (available at the Cathedral Book Store). We’ll meet on Wednesday mornings, September 6 – October 11, 10–11:30 a.m. in Room 120. In addition to exploring what the book illuminates for us, we’ll also use our time together to engage in a variety of spiritual and creative practices. If possible, plan on a $10 materials fee. Please sign up by September 1 by contacting Jeannie Mahood, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-365-1034.
Toiletry Drive Continues
St. Veronica’s Guild thanks the Cathedral parish for its faithful and consistent support of our toiletry ministry for four local Episcopal ministries, which serve people who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Each ministry has expressed profound appreciation for our donations. We continue to need new, unopened, travel-sized (or regular-sized) personal care items! Summer is a good time to be thinking about this need, as many of us are traveling and may have access to unneeded travel sized toiletries. Having visited the four ministries, guild members report that the items most requested include travel-sized bar soap, washcloths, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, feminine hygiene products, and diapers.
UTO Ingathering This Sunday
Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this spring by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO). UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests, and each year over $2.5 million dollars is received through UTO offerings.