Lenten Book Study: Jesus and the Disinherited POSTPONED
Join Bridge Builders for a reading and discussion of Howard Thurman’s classic, Jesus and the Disinherited, led by Dr. Catherine Meeks with a special presentation by Dr. Walter Fluker, Visiting Professor at Candler School of Theology, Thurman scholar and archivist of the Thurman Papers. We will join All Saints’ parishioners in this series for five Sundays, March 1 - March 29, 4:00- 5:25 p.m. Register online from the Sign Up tab. Copies of the book are available for purchase Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall. If you have questions, contact LaFawn Gilliam (email@example.com) or Rev. Horace Griffin (firstname.lastname@example.org | 404-873-7609).
Soup and Scripture: Reframing Lent as Party Preparation | Ed Bacon BY LIVE STREAM ONLY AT 12:15 ON WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays March 3 - April 1
Join us for a simple midday meal and time of reflection. This year Ed Bacon reflections on how our Lenten disciplines can be about removing “obstructions” to joy as laid out in the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu’s book, The Book of Joy. We begin serving at 11:45 a.m. and, mindful of workday schedules, the program concludes promptly at 1 p.m. $8 per person. No reservations needed. Bring friends!
Mindfulness Meditation: A Daylong Retreat to Cultivate Inner Stillness POSTPONED
March 14 | 10 am - 4 pm
Come experience the transformation that is possible from a day of quiet, peace, and stillness. We will guide you in simple but powerful meditation practices to deepen self-awareness and open the heart. No charge, but online registration required.
Secrets of the Tower - March 14-15 POSTPONED Don’t miss this Harry Potter-themed lockin. The high school youth will help us put on this magical lock-in for our Rite 13 class! We will need many volunteer parents and Kids to make this happen! Questions or to help please contact Liz at 404-358-6024!
CONCERTS DURING LENT
The Concordia Choir will perform a concert at St. Luke’s Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at ConcordiaTickets.com or at the door. $25 (adults); $15 (Seniors); $5 (student).
The St. Augustine’s University Chamber Singers POSTPONED under the direction of Jasmyn Cooper, will offer a concert at St. Luke’s on Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. St. Augustine was founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. No charge. All are welcome.
WEDNESDAYS AT ST. LUKE’S POSTPONED - a time for learning, rehearsing and being together. Choir rehearsals and programs for children and youth, gatherings for adults and dinner for all, which begins at 5 p.m.
Reframing Lent as Party Preparation | Ed Bacon POSTPONED
Ed will reprise his Wednesday Soup and Scripture presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Luke Room. He’s unpack how our Lenten disciplines can be about removing the “obstructions” to joy as laid out in the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu’s book, The Book of Joy.
Raising White Kids | Ellen Ott Marshall & Donna Troka | March 25 and April 1
Please join us for a discussion of Jennifer Harvey’s Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America facilitated by St. Luke’s parishioner Ellen Ott Marshall and her Emory colleague, Donna Troka. March 25 will focus on chapters 1-3, with particular attention to Harvey’s description of “healthy white kids.” April 1 will focus on chapters 4 - 7, with particular attention to Harvey’s proposals for resistance.
Enneagram: Discover 9 Types of People | Lisa Boswell and Ginna McFarling POSTPONED
This class continues throughout March to deepen our understanding of ourselves and others so that we may love as God loves us.
POSTPONED TRANSFORMATIONAL THINKERS coming to St. Luke’s in Lent
This I Now Know; In This I Now Hope | March 6 - 7
Join us as Princeton’s Elaine Pagels and Emory’s Melvin Konner reflect on their life’s work – sharing what they have learned, what they now believe, and how that informs their hopes. Pagels is a historian of religion, whose work causes us to rethink the early Christian church, including the role of women; Konner is a biological anthropologist and medical doctor who applies science to human nature, exploring the links between biology and behavior, medicine and society, nature and culture. Both have fascinating personal stories that impact their professional studies.
Soul and Synapse | March 22 and 23 POSTPONED
Dan Siegel, internationally acclaimed author, renowned neuroscientist and child psychiatrist, comes to St. Luke’s to share his insight to the workings of the brain and how it touches the soul. Siegel will offer guidance for developing more well-being in both our inner and interpersonal lives. The Sunday afternoon session is all about the brains of children and youth. The evening session is a condensed version of the AWARENESS retreat Siegel has led around the world. On Monday, St. Luke’s hosts a gathering for mental health professionals.
POSTPONED Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt talks about and signs her newest book The Gift of Forgiveness at St. Luke’s
Friday, March 13 at Noon
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POSTPONED ADULT EDUCATION ON SUNDAYS at 10:15 am in March
MARCH 1 Pat Mitchell: Ed interviews the editorial director of TEDWomen. Mitchell is a journalist and lifelong advocate for women and girls. She is the former president of CNN Productions and the first woman president and CEO of PBS.
MARCH 8 Elaine Pagels: Ed reflects on the work of Elaine Pagels after her visit to St. Luke’s
MARCH 15 Michelle LeClair: Ed interviews the author of Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love about her defection from Scientology and its treatment of the LGBTQ community.
MARCH 22 Daniel Siegel: Ed interviews the neuroscientist about his work on the brain, mindfulness, and well-being.
MARCH 29 Jackie Gingrich Cushman: Ed interviews Jackie about her new book, Our America; Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening. A member of St. Luke’s, Jackie offers practical advice about how to interrupt our nation’s growing partisan and cultural polarization.
Inquirers Class | Hamilton Room
If you want to learn more about the Episcopal Church, have some of your burning questions answered, and meet some nice people, join us!
The Power of Showing Up | March 1, 8, 15 | Hope Hendricks-Bacon | Parkins Room
Get ready for Dan Siegel’s visit with a facilitated discussion of his most recent work, The Power of Showing Up! Learn the most basic skill of good parenting! Show up for informal review and discussion. First, buy the book. Next, put your mind in the book. Open your mind to learn some basic concepts of neural development.
Reckoning with Prisons, Restoring Justice | Thomas Fabisiak | March 1, 8, 15 | Wilmer Chapel
Christian scripture condemns prisons and advances models of restorative, rather than retributive, justice. How then should we reckon with America’s massive system of surveillance and punishment? What other ways can we imagine of doing justice and addressing harm? In our first week, we will look at the history and impact of our carceral system, and will discuss models of restorative and transformative justice; we will continue this discussion in the second week with a focus on some contemporary efforts toward reform and abolition nationwide; in the third, we will turn to efforts to expand access to higher education for justice-involved people as a part of this work, with a focus on higher education in prison in Georgia.
Hebrews: Shaking the Kingdom | Tony Johns | St. Luke Room
The book of Hebrews is a deeply rich theological masterpiece that addresses a community struggling to understand why God’s people suffer, how they should live as community in light of their suffering, and the role of suffering in God’s redemptive plan. Join us as we wrestle with faith and hope alongside the community of the Hebrews.