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A Collect for Labor Day

Almighty God, who hast so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Source: The Book of Common Prayer)

 

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Spend Labor Day at Holy Smoke BBQ Festival at Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Forget the backyard cookout, give your grill a rest this Labor Day and head to the Holy Smoke BBQ and Music Festival sponsored by the Men of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on Monday, September 1, 2014, 11am-5pm. FREE admission and parking!

Enjoy barbecue from Williamson Brothers for $5, live music, BBQ cooking contest, kids games, vendors, a silent auction, classic car show and more. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-2972 or www.johnsonferry.org/holysmoke.

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High Holy Days Institute is September 8

High Holy Day Institute is September 8, 2014, at  7:15 pm at Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway.

The High Holy Days are a time for reflection and turning toward God. Attend for an evening of learning with Rabbis Paul Kerbel, Shalom Lewis, Judi Beiner and Albert Slomovitz on the themes, ideas and concepts of The Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.  Registration fee is $10.

For more information visit www.etzchaim.net

 

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Sacred Tapestry offers Confirmation Classes

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Confirmation classes begin August 24, 9:45am, at Sacred Tapestry, UMC, 3000 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30062. For more information, call Nancy Kuhn at 770-891-9624.

Sacred Tapestry is a somewhat non-traditional church that has services in an informal environment. You may attend in shorts, jeans, T shirts, etc. and sit at the table and just enjoy the fellowship of Christ.

 

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Faith Lutheran Rally Day is September 7

Faith Lutheran Church & School is having a Sunday School and school rally day picnic and on Sunday, September 7. Worship services are at 8 and 11am and the picnic begins at 12:30pm. The community is invited to attend the celebration.  Meat will be provided for the picnic but attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes.

 

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Register for the Fall Consignment Sale at St. Peter & St. Paul

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Seller registration is open for the Kids Consignment Sale at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Consign your gently used children’s fall/winter clothing (size 0-14), toys, baby equipment and furniture. Sellers receive 70% of the selling price. $5 administration fee to register, no other fees apply. Plus, volunteers shop the pre-sale!

Visit http://www.spspkids.com/ for more information and to register. Sale dates are Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6.

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is located at 1795 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb.

 

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Mt. Zion UMC invites community to non-traditional service

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (UMC)  invites the public to an additional service titled “The Summit” on Sundays from 9 to 9:45 in the chapel. This is a non-traditional service. Casual attire is encouraged.

The service will have a loose structure with modern music. Deborah Haag, Mt. Zion’s assistant pastor and youth minister, will deliver the message for “The Summit,” which will include the ideals of the church. 

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is at 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. For more information, call (770) 971-1465.

 

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Tickets available for “One Family-One Promise-One Song” Concert

Family Promise of Cobb County (FPCC) invites everyone to the “One Family-One Promise-One Song” concert on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church.

“Choirs and musical groups from 13 local congregations will perform to help raise money for homeless families in Cobb County,” said FPCC Executive Director Camilla Worrell. “Now in its second year, the One Family concert will be one of FPCC’s biggest fundraisers of the year[GH1] .”

Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $10 for regular seating and available at participating churches or at www.familypromisecobbcounty.org or at the door. Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta GA 30066

“Homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population,” said Family Promise President Fred Massey, owner of Massey Automotive and member of St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church. “Here in Cobb County, we may not think of it, but single mothers and veterans are the new faces of homelessness. With over 1,600 homeless Cobb school children, there is a clear call for more action by the faith-based community.”

FPCC’s Host congregations assist families with children by providing lodging, meals, and caring hospitality for one week, four times each year on a rotating schedule. Additional support congregations assist the FPCC network by providing volunteers, meals, and funds.

Local congregations that serve as FPCC host congregations are: Acworth UMC, Annunciation Episcopal, Christ Episcopal Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, East Cobb UMC, Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, St. Andrew UMC, St. Benedict’s Episcopal, St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion UMC, Smyrna Church of the Nazarene, Transfiguration Catholic Church, Unity North Atlanta Church, and Zion Baptist Church.

FPCC, which opened in January 2014, is a non-traditional shelter where homeless families spend one week with local area faith based congregations. The local organization is an independent affiliate of Family Promise, a national organization founded in 1988. This interfaith organization was founded with the mission of addressing the immediate needs of homeless families with children. To find out more about Family Promise of Cobb County and to donate to this cause, please visit www.familypromisecobbcounty.org.

 

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Faith Lutheran Church and School Hires New Music Teacher

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Faith Lutheran Church and School has announced their new music director is Thomas Walkenhorst of Rochester, MI. Thomas is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Voice and a minor in Choral Music. He attended Lutheran Schools in both grade school and high school and is very eager to share God’s wonderful gift of music with the children and adults of Faith.

He comes very highly recommended by the two elementary and middle school principals he worked under as student teacher and long term substitute teacher. When contacted,  both principals responded right away to share the high regard they had for Thomas and the work he provided at their schools. They both enthusiastically recommended him. Outside of music Thomas likes playing basketball & volleyball and working with computers.

Thomas will teach ECE through 8th grade music classes, lead the school choirs, direct band and handbells and serve as the church music director, which will include directing the adult choir, handbells and leading the contemporary worship service.

Faith Lutheran School is located at 2111 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb. Learn more at http://faithmarietta.com/FLS/.

(Submitted by Daryl Kruse, Principal)

 

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