Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Page 2 - Bill Monk's Diocesan Photo Archive

December 24, 2019

Emmaus House

Children's Christmas Eve Festival

Click here to go to the Christmas Eve Festival blog page


December 15, 2019

St. Timothy's Annual Christmas Concert

St. Timothy’s adult choir has participated in music festivals in Vienna, Austria, Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy.  We represented the United States at the Cantate Barcelona. 
We also released a compact disc recording of live performances from our performances in Barcelona as well as from our performances in Vienna in 2011.  Our goals are to grow in number, to grow as musicians, grow closer as a choral family, and grow closer to God as we worship Him and lead others in worship.

Click here to go to the St. Timothy's Christmas Concert event page

December 8, 2019

Rite of Confirmation 

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

The Cathedral of St. Philip

About 100 confirmands from many of the parishes around North Georgia, came with families, friends and clergy to be confirmed by Bishop Wright and Bishop Lambert.

Bishop Wright and Bishop Lambert with Kei Breedlove
 from the Diocesan Staff

Bishop Wright Preached, and Bishop Lambert Celebrated the Eucharist.

The choir came from All Saints Church, Atlanta.

After the service, photos were taken with both Bishops.


Click here to go to the Rite of Confirmation event page


Service of Lessons and Carols
St. Benedict's. Smyrna
Sunday December 8, 219

 Click here to go to the Lessons and Carols Event Page


Celebrating the Ministry of The Rev. Ashley Lytle Carr

St. Benedict's, Smyrna
Sunday, December 1, 2019First Sunday of Advent

After spending three years at St. Benedict's, The Rev. Ashley Lytle Carr, the Associate Rector has been called to become the new Vicar of The Church of Holy Comforter, Atlanta

Click here to go the event page to see photos and video of the celebration


November 24, 2019

Bishop Wright Visit to the Church of the Holy Comforter, Atlanta

Following a 2 day Diocesan Council Meeting in Macon, Bishop Robert Wright paid a visit to The Church of the Holy Comforter along with Canon for the Ordinary, Canon, Alicia Schuster Weltner Picture below with Deacon John Ray from Holy Comforter

While at Holy Comforter the Bishop met with the church's Vestry and Celebrated and Preached at the church's 10:30 AM Eucharist.

Click here to visit Holy Comforter Event Page


Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, 2019

Edgar Wilson Convention Center

240 Coliseum Drive, Macon GA


(due to some type of computer glitch, my glitch destroyed the pages and videos I had created. Don't worry I can recreate them. Check back in a couple of days. in the meantime, click on the links below to see the photo albums)


Display Area

Friday Chapel


Friday Meeting

Saturday Meeting


November 7, 2019

The Renewal of Ministry was celebrated for The Rev. Monica Mainwaring

 as the new Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Brookhaven,


Bishop Robert Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta introduced Monica and her family by saying to the congregation   "Greet your New Rector and Her Family."

Pictured below is Monica, her husband Simon, who is the Rector of All Saints, Atlanta, and their three children.

Click here to go to the Renewal of  Ministry event page


October 27, 2019

Evensong  - The Cathedral Schola
Dedication of two stained glass windows of Bishop Alexander and Bishop Wright, the ninth and tenth Bishops of the Diocese of Atlanta

Click here to go to the event page


Bishop Wright's Visit to St. Edward's. Lawrenceville

Patronal Feast/ Fiesta Patronal
October 27, 2019


Confirmations and Receptions

Click here to go to the St. Edwards Event page


October 12, 2019

The ECW Fall Meeting

Cathedral of St. Philip

Guest Speaker - Melva Noakes, Operator of the day care inside the Murrah Building

On April 19, 1995 at 9 AM a bomb placed in a Ryder truck went off causing the front of the building t0 collapse.

Melva Noakes was the Operator of  the America's Kids Day Care center located in the Murrah Federal Building.

Melva wrote a book called
"April Mourning"
"The story of the Murrah Building Day Care"

Click here to go the ECW event page



October 13, 2019

The Clergy at Christ Church with Bishop Wright

Click here to go to the Event page of the Bishop's Visit


Rainbow Village Gala

October 12, 2019

An Invitation:

Join us at the Atlanta Athletic Club on October 12, 2019

Champagne reception
Seated dinner with complimentary wine
Silent and live auctions games with chances to win awesome prizes

Click here to go to the Rainbow Village Gala event page


Gay Pride Eucharist  

October 10, 2019

All Saints Episcopal Church

Click here to go to the Gay Pride Eucharist page


St Benedict's and Path to Shine's

September 28, 2019

Low Country Boil

Held at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, Smyrna

Click here to go to Low Country Boil and Auction Event Page


Path to Shine 

September 23, 2019

Ugly Pants Golf Tournament

Dogwood Country Club

"Those Ugly Pants"

Each year we have a contest to see who has the best looking or worse looking shorts. Usually the winning pants can have a little of both.

Click here to go to the Ugly Pants Blog Page


Atlanta Ministry with International Students

September 21, 2019

AMIS's 42nd Annual Welcome Concert and Reception.

Sister's Chapel,  Spelman College Campus

The Morehouse Glee Club

You are invited to:

AMIS's 42nd Annual Welcome Concert and Reception.  This FREE event is held in honor of ALL International students and scholars in Georgia and is open to the metro Atlanta community.  You will enjoy a beautiful concert featuring the acclaimed Morehouse Glee Club, meet friends and international students from Metro Atlanta, and enjoy a delicious reception.

Click here to go to the AMIS Event Page


September 15, 2019

Bishop Lambert's Visit to Grace Church to Celebrate Grace Church's Patronal Anniversary

Bishop Lambert with Rector, Stuart HIgginbotham and Associate Rector, Cynthia Parks

Click here to go to Grace Event page

September 13, 2019

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Brookhaven

Making Sandwiches for Emmaus House

Each September The St. Clare's Chapter, St. Elizabeth's Guild prepares sandwiches for Emmaus House for their use to pass out to people at different events throughout the coming year.
This morning, St. Elizabeth's Guild made 859 sandwiches (the goal was 900, but they ran out of bread)
Many other parishes participate in the event of making sandwiches for Emmuas House throughout the year.


Click here to go to the event page


September 8, 2019

Bishop Wright's Visit to Christ Church, Kennesaw:

11 Confirmations, Receptions, and Re-affirmation

Adult Forum

Potluck Luncheon

Click here to go to the Videos Page

Rector, The Rev. Ben Day with Bishop Wright

      Those who were Confirmed:

      Gabrielle Ashton       Confirmed
      Logan Gepfert           Confirmed
      Nancy Shamblin        Confirmed
      John Wyatt                Confirmed
      Kerry Allen               Reaffirmed

      Ami Carmin                Received
      Lauren Gaughen        Received
      Bob Jordan                Received
      Lisa Jordan                Received
      Marily Otero               Received
      Cindy Parman            Received

      Click here to go to the Event page


      August 3, 2014

      The Cathedral of St. Philip 


      Stewardship Workshop Presenters:

      Tammy Pallot

      Archdeacon Juan Sandoval
      Julia Gable
      Sara Matthews


      Click here to go to the Stewardship Workshop Event page


      All About The Church of Common Ground

      August 2010

      (Click here to see the photos/videos from the Sunday Worship
      on May 26, 2019)
      Central to our faith community is the observance of Sunday worship.
      Our service with Holy Eucharist is every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park.
      The heart of the Church of the Common Ground is prayer and worship. Like the early church, we continue the teaching, fellowship and prayers of community. We know that we are called to walk in love...and that love is rooted in prayer.
      Common Ground offers prayer and worship experiences each week.  

      Sunday Worship at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park.
      Morning Prayer every Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. 
      Bible Study every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.


      August 4, 2019
      Church of the Common Ground

      The Very Rev. Monica Mainwaring's Last Sunday

      Monica will be leaving the Church of the Common Ground to accept a call as the New Rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Brookhaven

      We wish her well in her New Ministry

      Click here to go the Common Ground event page


      August 1, 2019

      St. Anne's Episcopal Church

      Sunday on Friday Eucharist

      An Invitation:"Come enjoy this casual Holy Eucharist with child-friendly music, that is less than an hour long!"

      Click here to go to the St. Anne's Event page

      Growing Our Verger Ministry
      August 1, 2019

      In an effort to build a stronger verger guild in the Episcopal Diocese by encouraging parishes who do not use Vergers to see the benefits of using Vergers that benefits the clergy as well as the quality of service to our Congregation

      To that end, Martha-Sue Blythe, Chair, and Janice Davis, Vice Chair will interview Clergy from around the Diocese to find out the benefits of having Vergers involved with with their church's
       Worship Services.

      Church of the AscensionThe Rev. Mary Erickson, Rector

      Click here see the interview with The Rev. Mary Erickson


      July 24, 2019

      The Stephen Ministers of St. Martin-in-Fields, Brookhaven Pack bags for the families and friends staying at El Refugio, an hospitality ministry helping those that are visiting immigrants that are being held at the Stewart Detention Center

      Stephen Ministers at St. Martin's

      We are a ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants at Stewart Detention Center and their loved ones

      El Refugio is a hospitality ministry, welcoming families and friends of  the over 1800 men detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.  El Refugio offers overnight shelter for families who have traveled great distances to have a short visit with their loved one in Stewart.  El Refugio serves meals, distributes gas cards, and other helpful items to the people they serve.  The ministry sponsors a visitation program so that other caring people besides the family can provide comfort and support to an immigrant who is being detained.  El Refugio is also able to provide funding for books and magazines for the detainees, as well as a a new set of clothing when someone is released or deported, usually after about 2 years of incarceration.  It is a ministry that follows the way of Jesus, by welcoming the stranger--the Way of Love.

      Click here to go to the Event Page of the Stephen Ministers at St. Martin's



      July 7, 2019

      The Church of the Common Ground is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. We are a “church without walls” on the streets of Atlanta, providing support for the pastoral and spiritual needs of women, men and youth who live on the margins of our city.

      Central to our faith community is the observance of Sunday worship.  

      Our service with Holy Eucharist is every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park .

      Click here to go to the Common Ground event page

      June 30, 2019

      Sermon- Deacon John Ray 
      Church of the Holy Comforter

      St Martin in the Fields

      Click here to watch his sermon

      June 16, 2019

      Bishop Wright's Visit - 
      Holy Trinity

      Bishop Wright with Rector, The Rev Greg Tallant and
      Associate Rector, The Rev. Jenna Strizak

      Click here to go the event page


      Reading Camp at Snellville
      August 10-14

      St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Snellville

      Reading Camp at Snellville, held annually since 2013, will be up and running again this year from June 10-14. It is modeled after the Reading Camp program begun by the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.

      Our campers come primarily from the greater metro area, including public, parochial, and home schools. Although the campers are English speakers, many languages are spoken in their homes including Korean, Chinese, Amharic, French, and Creole. Many qualify for free and reduced meal programs.

      Click here to go to the Event Page


      Vacation Bible School

      St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Brookhaven
      June 10-14, 2019


      To Mars and Beyond 

      Click here to go to the Event Page


      August 9, 2019

      Bishop Wright's Visit to St. Matthew's, Snelleville

      Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth Hendrick with Bishop Wright

      Click here to go to St. Matthew's Event Page

      May 26, 2019

      Youth Worship with Holy Comforter, This Sunday, May 26, at 10:30 am
      Founded in 1893, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, in the heart of Atlanta, seeks to restore all people to unity with God and with each other. About 60% of this congregation lives with mental illness and all of us participate in the life of community. The youth will travel during the Sunday school hour to arrive in time for their 10:30 am service. Lunch will be served after the service.
      --From the St. Martin's Messenger (5/24)

      The youth from St. Martin's, along with Tavon Betts who is the Director for  Youth, Children, and Family Ministries at St Martin's, prepared, cooked and served salad and spaghetti to a hungry crowd of worshipers following the 10:30 AM Eucharist.

      Click here to see the event page of their visit to Holy Comforter.


      Church of the Common Ground Worship

      Woodruff Park

      May 26, 2019

      Click here to see the event page of the Sunday Worship on 5/26


      May 9, 2019

      Aunt Clara Celebrates Birthday #102

      Aunt Clara Johnson celebrated her 102nd Birthday with family and friends at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in southwest Atlanta.

       According the the US Census (2010) there were 53,364 people over the age of 100.

      Which is  0.173% of the total US population.

      Roughly 1 person in every 6,000 reach their 100th birthday

      Click here to take you to the Family and Friends who help her celebrate her 102nd birthday


      May 19, 2019

      Bishop Wimberly

      St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

      Participating Clergy (left to right)

       The Rev. Julia Rusling - Assoc. Rector
      The Very Rev. Richard Game - Rector
      Bishop Wimberly
      Lesley-Ann Drake - Deacon


      Click here to view the event page of Bishop Wimberly's Visit

      May 18, 2019

      All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta
      Ellis Hall

      Ecclesia Ministries Network and Atlanta’s Church of the Common Ground hosted a weekend of conversation, sharing, feasting, and seeing (sites, need, and church) with a special emphasis on racial reconciliation in our churches and in our work.  The weekend was meant to help us collaboratively think critically and constructively about our leadership of street churches, that we would be encouraged to seek justice and love mercy, walking humbly, outside, with God.

      Click here to go to "Beyond Sandwiches"  Symposium page


      May 12, 2019

      Bishop Wright's Visit to All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta

      Click here to go t0 the Event Page of Bishop Wright's Visit


       May 19, 2019

      Central to our faith community is the observance of Sunday worship.Our service with Holy Eucharist is every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park.

      We have an adapted liturgy. Members of the Church of the Common Ground take turns on our worship team, serving as greeters, readers, and members of the choir.

      Most Sundays visiting congregations share in worship and fellowship with Common Ground.We are always grateful for the prayerful presence, hospitality and friendship they extend to our community.

      We welcome visitors, either individuals or groups, to worship with us.

      Click here to go to the Church of the Common Ground Event Page


      May 11, 2019

      Verger Guild, Summer Assembly
      Holy Family Episcopal Church, Jasper

      Click here to Verger Guild Summer Assembly event page

      May 9, 2019

       Saint David's Roswell
      Holy Eucharist and Rite of Confirmation
      Bishop Robert C. Wright

      Click here to go the St. David Confirmation page

      May 5, 2019

      Bishop's Visit to St. Peter and St. Paul to Celebrate 
      Holy Eucharist and Rite of Confirmation

      Click here to go to the St Peter and St. Paul Event page


      May 3-5, 2019


      The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta held their Annual Spring Retreat at the Camp Mikell - Camp and Conference Center 

      Click here to go to the 2019 ECW Retreat Page


      April 13, 2019

      Our Faith Partners

      Construction started on Saturday, April 6, and runs 8 consecutive Saturdays through June 8. Day one begins at the Habitat warehouse; all other build days begin at the construction site at 2039 Akron Dr., SE

      Click here to go to the Habitat Build Welcome Page
      Next Habitat Update April 25, 2019 


      March 24, 2019

      Bishop Wimberly's Visit to St. Teresa's Episcopal Church

      Click here to go to the Event Page


      March 19, 2019

      Episcopal Church Women - Dinner
      Creation and Use of Religious Icons

      The Rev. Edith Woodling
      St. Martin's Episcopal Church
      Tuesday, March 19, 2019

      - An Invitation-

      Please join the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and the Rev. Edith Woodling
      for the 2019 ECW Spring Dinner. Edith will be discussing the creation
      and use of religious icons in worship. She has been creating icons for the past 6 years under the tutelage of master iconographer Teresa Harrison. 
      Edith will have with her some of her originals and some copies of her work. 
      She will give a short background describing the practice
      of iconography and discuss prayer practices associated with icons. 

      Click here to go to the event page


      March 17, 2019

      Diocese of Atlanta Spring
       Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

      Cathedral of St: Philip 

      160 Confirmands and their families from parishes throughout the Diocese of Atlanta attended the Diocesan Spring Confirmation service held at the Cathedral of St. Philip

      Click here to go to the event page


      Diocese of Atlanta - Verger Guild Photos 

      The Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) was founded in 1989 at St. George's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.  On January 11, 1992 the 8th Bishop of Atlanta, Frank K. Allan called the vergers of Atlanta together to form a Chapter of Vergers affiliated with the VGEC, which would become the second local chapter of the national guild.
      On May 22, 1992 St. Bartholomew's - Atlanta hosted a Service where newly elected Chapter Officers were installed. 

      In 1996 the Chapter was formally named the "Mark Emory Graham Chapter."  Graham, a verger at All Saints' Episcopal Church in midtown Atlanta, was a founding member of the VGEC.
      He was instrumental in promoting vergers in the diocese and in the founding the local chapter.

      On May 27, 2004 the 9th Bishop of Atlanta, J. Neil Alexander, designated the Mark Emory Graham Chapter as an auxiliary of the Diocese of Atlanta, serving its people in the ancient and honorary function of verger in its liturgies, worship, and ceremonial occasions, and thereby entitled to all rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereunto appertaining.

      The Mark Emory Graham Chapter has continued to grow to become the largest and the most active chapter in the VGEC.

      Today we celebrate 25 years of the ministry of our Vergers to the 
      Diocese of Atlanta

      The link below will take you to links to many of the verger events over the past 20 years

      Click here to go to the Verger Guild Event Page


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