Southeastern Synod ELCA

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September 11, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. CDT/6:00 p.m. EDT 
Sin Bravely: A Joyful AlternativeTo a Purpose-Driven Life
A recent book by the Rev. Dr. Mark Ellingsen, Sin  Bravely: A Joyful Alternative To a Purpose-Driven Life (Continuum Press), has been getting attention all over the country.  As its name states, the book presents a theological alternative for joyful and purposeful living to that provided in A Purpose-Driven Life.  Dr. Ellingsen has been invited to appear in a talk show hosted by Houston's FM 90.1 KPFT on Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. CDT/6:00 p.m. EDT.   If you're not in the Houston area you can listen live at www.kpft.org/listen.  You'll be able to listen to the show later by accessing https://felchouston.libsyn.com.  Dr. Ellingsen, an ELCA pastor, serves as a professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA.  Sin Bravely: A Joyful Alternative To a Purpose Driven-Life was published in 2009.     

Sunday, September 16, 3:00 p.m.
Piano-Cello Concert – Music at Peachtree Road Artist Series will present Artist-In-Residence, Pianist Andy Bayles http://andrewmbayles.com and Cellist Guang Wang http://vegaquartet.com in concert at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16, with a wine and cheese reception to follow. The concert will dedicate the magnificent restoration of Peachtree Road Lutheran’s 1903 Bluthner Grand Piano.  More information on Peachtree Lutheran and Music at Peachtree Road may be found at http://peachtreelutheran.com. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 18, 7:30—9:00 p.m.
Major Catholic Speaker Lecture: “Toward Full Communion: Hopes, Achievements, Obstacles and Challenges”
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sanctuary • Free; registration required
 
Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents guest speaker Cardinal Kurt Koch of the Vatican, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and president of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Register here. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.
 
Thursday, September 27, 7:30—9:00 p.m.
Lecture: “Can We Do Justice and Love Mercy in Politics? American Religion, Inequality, and Populism”
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Columnist and commentator E.J. Dionne Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of more than 10 books. His lecture honors Jon P. Gunnemann, Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics. Register here. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30—9:00 p.m.
Lecture by Angela Davis: “1968: Lessons from Fifty Years of Change”
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Candler’s Laney Program in Moral Leadership presents activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. Register here. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Thursday, October 25
Reformation Day at Emory
Pitts Theology Library at Emory University invites you to the 31st annual Reformation Day at Emory, to be held on Thursday, October 25th. This day-long program will look at “The Reformation at 501 Years,” examining the time of the Protestant Reformation through the lens of issues facing contemporary Christians. The day will feature a presentation of some of the most recent acquisitions of the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection, a beautiful worship service in Emory’s Cannon Chapel, musical performances, and an academic panel of leading theologians. You can find details and register for the event at http://pitts.emory.edu/reformationday. The day will also highlight the most recent exhibition at Pitts Theology Library, entitled “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reading the Reformation through the Lens of Contemporary Christianity.” This magnificent exhibition displays 16th-century treasures from the Richard C. Kessler Reformation, organized by the challenges and priorities identified by the United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. For more details, and to schedule an exhibition tour, visit https://exhibitions.pitts.emory.edu/looking-back-looking-forward/.

Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 
Healthy Congregations
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

The workshop is designed to equip pastors and other church leaders with strategies to deal with anxiety and conflict within their congregation in ways that promote healing and that help the church stay focused on its unique mission and purpose.
For complete details, refer to our current brochure.
To register, visit the Registration page at www.LMPeaceCenter.org.  
For a small additional fee, you may also register online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Groups from the same congregation may apply for a discount by filling out this coupon.  The deadline for receiving an early-bird or congregational group discount is November 2, 2018

January and June 2019
Spiritual Direction Certification Program
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University

Application and information are available at https://www.lr.edu/ltss/afl. Scroll down to the "Certification Programs" pull-down menu on the lower left-hand side of the page.