The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Outreach

Join the Habitat for Humanity Team

Our next Habitat home will be built on Saturdays (and one Thursday) from March 10 through April 28. We welcome past builders and new builders. If you have never built, come be part of this exciting ministry. No skills required, just your enthusiasm. We will give you the tools and training that you need to make a contribution. You can sign up in the Atrium on Sundays beginning February 11 or contact John Champion, 404 307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net, to get additional information. Also, you can sign up online through our Habitat site at www.stphilip.atlantahabitat.volunteerhub.com. If you don't want to build, but would be interested in being part of the food team preparing lunches for our builders, contact John Champion for more information.

ERD Lenten Meditations Available

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) has served as a compassionate response to worldwide human suffering. In particular, the agency collaborates with local church and ecumenical partners in nearly 40 countries to help communities create long-term development strategies and to rebuild after disasters. In 2009, the General Convention of The Episcopal Church designated Lent as a time to support, remember, and pray for ERD’s work and witness.

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.

Diocese of Atlanta Hosts “The Case for Life: Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty”

Join community and faith leaders and special guest Sister Helen Prejean for a panel discussion on the death penalty in America, Thursday, February 15 from 6–9 p.m. at Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church. Other panelists include Bishop Robert Wright, Bishop Andrew Doyle of the Diocese of Texas, attorneys Stephen Bright and Susan Casey, and Justice Norman Fletcher, retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The event is free, but registration is required. Learn more at connecting.episcopalatlanta.org.

Soup-er Bowl Sunday!

It's time for the SOUP-er Bowl! Help Cathedral youth gather goods and monetary donations for Buckhead Christian Ministry on Sunday, February 4. We will be collecting items before the 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services at the top of the ramp in between Child Hall and the Court of Gratitude. Help predict the winner of the Patriots vs. Eagles Super Bowl game by placing your donations in the appropriately marked bins. We have correctly predicted the winner for the majority of the past thirteen years! Some helpful items are canned tuna or chicken, canned spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, oatmeal or grits, soup, jam or jelly, and hygiene items. For more information, contact Maggie Paul, mpaul@stphilipscathedral.org or 404-365-1080.

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.

Habitat Christmas Baskets

Come be part of the annual and joyful experience of creating Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families. We are building an amazing 22 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event for us each year and you can help in several ways, including contributing food or monetary support, building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 15), or delivering baskets (meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 16). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium beginning Sunday, November 19 or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or jchampion@bellsouth.net for more details.

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!

2017 Homeless Requiem

The Cathedral of St. Philip has a long tradition of outreach, discipleship, and caring for others in our Atlanta community—particularly those in need. Please join us in fellowship and support at our 29th Annual Homeless Requiem on Wednesday, November 1. We know that you will find this special service to be both moving and transformational. The service commemorates the homeless men and women who died on the streets of Atlanta in the past year. Hours before the service, we will serve dinner to our guests; the many homeless men, women and children of Atlanta. We need your help to make the night a success.

Emma's Closet

Children’s Ministries is collecting new or gently used coats and shoes for children in assorted sizes. They will be used at a store during the Homeless Requiem. There will be no charge to the children of homeless parents, but they can experience the fun of selecting the coat and shoes they like best for the cooler season approaching. Emma Ellis began this project at last year’s Homeless Requiem and we want to carry on this beautiful idea. For more information, contact Lisa McNamara, lmcnamara@stphilipscathedral.org

Children’s Book Drive

For the third year the Cathedral Book Store is collecting new books for the children at the Homeless Requiem, the children at the Arrendale Prison Children’s Center, and the young people at Covenant House. With a goal of 250 books, donated books will be distributed to children attending the Homeless Requiem on November 1, and in December to the other groups. Books are available to purchase at the Cathedral Book Store during regular business hours or in the Atrium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays throughout October. Please help each of these beautiful children receive a wonderful new book this year!

Humane Society Seeks Donations

The Feast of St. Francis is always a special day at the Cathedral. It is a day to celebrate the joy that our pets bring into our lives and our homes. This year in particular,  we also need to remember those pets that have been displaced because of the recent hurricanes. The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) has accepted animals from areas impacted by the storms. These animals are currently in the care, or will soon be in the care, of the AHS, which is in desperate need of donations. Your donation may be in goods or volunteering of your time, but at this particular time cash is especially appreciated!

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