The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Jewelry Donations Needed for Benefit Sale

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.

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.

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 Then, take your empty Blue Box and keep the tradition alive at home until the spring ingathering day!

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.

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, 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.

A Closer Walk With God—For People on the Run

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author. She heads The Geranium Farm, an institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. The Farm publishes her Almost-Daily eMo, a meditation read online by tens of thousands worldwide. A spiritual director and author of many books, Crafton leads retreats and teaches throughout the United States and abroad. She makes her home with her husband, Richard Quaintance, an English professor, in Metuchen, New Jersey.

February BCM Food Drive a Huge Success

St. Anne’s Guild extends a huge thank you to all in the Cathedral community who faithfully support our semi-annual Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) food drives each February and August! The monthly drives undertaken by BCM’s founding churches provide approximately 60% of the food they need. From their budget, BCM then purchases the remaining 40%, spending approximately $9,000 each month on food. The Cathedral’s collection this past February totaled 294 bags of food and a check for $6,626 to BCM. We are pleased to report an increase in food donations of almost 150 bags compared to last February! Great work!