Women’s Retreat 2017

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Our annual Women’s Retreat will once again be held at Calvin Center March 3-5, 2017, with Martha Moore-Keish as our speaker. She’s writing a commentary on the book of James and will draw from her work on that for our sessions.

For more information, please contact Anne Watkins at annewatkins@bellsouth.netTricia Berrett at tbberett@aol.com, or Molly McGinnis at mmcginnis@cpcatlanta.org.

Registration is now open, click here to register.

Dinner and a Movie

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Monday, Jan. 30 | Dinner and a Movie, Celebrating the Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Dinner at Hajime Japanese Ramen Bar
followed by the movie ‘In Between’ (Bar Bahar) at Ua Tara Cinema
Meet 7:15 p.m.

Join the Events Committee for our first get together of 2017. Hajime Japanese Ramen Bar is located next door to Ua Tara Cinema in the shopping center on Cheshire Bridge (at the intersection of LaVista Road and Lindbergh Drive).

‘In Between’ is the directorial debut of Maysaloun Hamoud. Winner Best Debut Feature Film at the Haifa International Film Festival.

This film has been praised as a “remarkable story of friendship, feminine power and the toll of patriarchal societies” telling the story of three Palestinian women who choose a life of freedom, fighting for the right to live on their own terms while sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. While ultra chic criminal lawyer Laila and lesbian disc jockey Slama spend their free time in the city’s underground bar scene, their decidedly more religious roommate Noor, a university student, manages her new found freedom with a different approach. “Struggling to be themselves while finding the right romantic partners, the developing sisterhood negotiates being Arab-Israeli in a predominantly Jewish society.”

Sign up on the Website (click here) or in Tull Hall during lunch on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Fundraiser for Scotland Choir Trip

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Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Tull Hall

Unique and Elegant Dinner, Entertainment by Choir Members and Jazz Trio

Tickets will be available beginning Sunday, Jan. 15.
$50.00 per person includes dinner and entertainment.
Buy a single ticket or gather your friends for a table of eight.
Dressy attire requested.

Parking garage will be open.

For more information, contact Frances St. John fstjohn@bellsouth.net or Sandra McDonald smcdonald@cpcatlanta.org

Donations to benefit El Refugio

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In collaboration with Central’s youth ministry, the Rebecca Circle will include donation ornaments on this year’s Chrismon tree to benefit El Refugio (The Refuge), “a ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center, their families, and friends.”

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in January, the Central youth group will journey on a mission trip to Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA. One of the days will be spent with Koinonia’s partner agency El Refugio (Click here for Website).

El Refugio provides hospitality and packs bags with clothing for immigrants detained and awaiting deportation at the Steward Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. These individuals are detained and deported with only the clothing they are wearing when apprehended by immigration.

As part of our service with El Refugio, our youth will pack bags with items for the individuals awaiting deportation.

We would like to give the congregation an opportunity to participate in this project by featuring a needed clothing item on each of the donation ornaments. Parishioners can take one of these ornaments from the tree, purchase the item featured, and bring it back as a donation to El Refugio.

A bin for the donated items will be located on the landing near the Chrismon tree in Tull Hall.

Listed below are the items that will be featured on the donation ornaments:

(Men’s clothing only)

  • • Shirts (Sizes Small, Medium, and Large)
  • • T-Shirts (Sizes Small, Medium, and Large)
  • • Pants 30, 32, 34
  • • Underwear (Medium, Large)
  • • Socks
  • • Jackets or sweater (Sizes Medium, Large, Extra Large)
  • • Shoes (Sizes 8, 8.5, 9, and 9.5)
  • • Back packs or duffle bags

Deadline for returning donated items is Sunday, Jan. 8.