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“The Church Without Walls”

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TODAY’S MESSAGE: “The Other Jesus-Hard Sayings of Jesus”  – Pastor Paul – John 6:53-56 (MSG)

vs. 56  “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.”

OWN YOUR FAITH, DON’T RENT IT!

Effective July 1, 2014 until further notice, no firearms of any kind are allowed at any Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta event. This is pursuant to the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, which allows Georgia residents with concealed carry permits to bring firearms into churches that give express permission to do so. Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta under no circumstances grants this permission.

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Pastor Paul’s office hours are:

Tuesday & Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday-Saturday from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM

Pastor’s Personal Assistant Dana Owings Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am-2:00 p.m.

Please call for appointments (404) 604-8124

 

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Want to know about Pastor Paul?  Check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82-5mutxGLM&feature=youtu.be&list=PLTpetkN815QzXtvqYp-6pzKKRDbVMjd6e

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Consider donating to Gentle Spirit Christian Church. Your gift is fully tax deductible.

Checks and Money orders can be written to: Gentle Spirit Christian Church and sent to: 601 West Ponce de Leon Decatur, Georgia 30030

Or you can go to the website and click on the PayPal button.

Your generosity and gifts will allow Gentle Spirit Christian Church to continue to do what it has done for the last 18 years…to be a life changing helpful hand to those in desperate need.

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Pastor Paul has a twitter account.  If you would like to follow him go to:

 

https://twitter.com/PastorPaul55

Get to the previous week’s sermon by going to:

http://gentlespirit.org/announcements/latest-sermon/

Read the most recent blog of our pastor go here:

http://gentlespirit.org/from-inclusivity-to-inclusion/

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Runoff Early Voting is Now!

Early voting is going on now. The runoff election date is Tuesday, July 24, so make sure to vote by then. Check now to make sure you’re registered to vote, find your early and election date voting locations, and get a sample ballot at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do . If you aren’t already registered, you won’t be able to vote on July 24, but please register by Oct. 9 in order to vote in the general election coming up Nov. 6. You can now request an absentee ballot, also at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

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Frustrated that you can’t get through to YOUR Senators Isakson and Perdue?

Voice mails full, no in-person opportunity to meet in the Georgia offices … these guys have insulated themselves from you, their employer. So many outrages from this administration and YOU can’t be heard. Well, here is an alternative that works!

The Indivisible group in Washington DC (Herd on the Hill) has partnered to get your messages HAND DELIVERED. Go to www.stampslicked.com and follow the instructions to get your message & voice through the blockade. You’ll kick yourself for not checking this out. Herd on the Hill is there to help you get HEARD. Pick your issue but this week it would be especially impactful for getting in touch with Perdue and Isakson on bill S3036 Keep Families Together Act.

Be sure to scroll down and click Learn more. You can even see what your message will look like when delivered.

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Support ACLU People Power – Sign Petition to stop separating families

The Trump administration has cooked up a vile new scheme: ripping children away from their parents to discourage immigration. Separating families is more than cruel and unnecessary – it’s torture. ICE, Border Patrol, and other Homeland Security agencies are taking the children of immigrants and asylum-seekers and sending them to faraway detention centers. It doesn’t matter how young the child, how terrible their situation, or how unnecessary their separation. They have one goal in mind: to warn immigrants not to come here, or else they might lose their children. https://action.aclu.org/petition/separating-families?ms_aff=NAT&initms_aff=NAT&ms=180309_immigrantrights_icedetention&initms=180309_immigrantrights_icedetention&ms_chan=web&initms_chan=web

And if you have an extra minute, make a call to E. Scott Lloyd. He is the Director of Refugee Resettlement and is responsible for the almost 1500 children taken from their parents that are now MISSING! The number is 202.401.9246 or fax 202.401.0981

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Atlanta Interfaith Manifesto urges interfaith cooperation and denounces religious bigotry.

Find out more and become a signer at atlantainterfaithmanifesto.org

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JOBS COMING TO ATLANTA:

https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/s/geopu/pandora-creating-250-new-jobs-in-atlanta?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert

*************************************************************There are currently over 14,000 children in Georgia’s foster care system and the number climbs daily. These children are more than a number, they are an indication that families in Georgia need the community now. If your congregation or you personally feel called to help visit www.fostergeorgia.com and find out what you can do.

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Resources for you or friends who need Free Immigration Help all over the US, just click on the appropriate state https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/index

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Reminder from Asian Americans Advancing Justice, GALEO, GLAHR, Project South, and others: Call U.S. Senators Perdue and Isakson to support the DREAM Act. Your voice is needed to help pass the bipartisan and clean DREAM Act.  Please call our Georgia U.S. Senators to become sponsors and support the DREAM Act.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson:  770.661.0999

U.S. Senator David Perdue: 404.865.0087

Join the advocacy efforts by texting the word IMMIGRATION to 864-237 and you will get these notices by text. Please spread the word today!  #DREAMAct

(For more information on the 2017 DREAM Act, visit https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DreamAct2017-summary-and-facts-2017-07-24.pdf?utm_source=2017+Nov+21%3A++DREAMAct&utm_campaign=112017+DREAMAct&utm_medium=email )

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Georgia Watch Guide for Medical Bills and Debt. Recognizing the urgent need for consumer information about how to manage medical expenses, Georgia Watch today released the Georgia Consumer Guide for Medical Bills and Debt to help consumers answer some of the most common and complex healthcare and health insurance questions. “At a time when uninsured and insured consumers alike are struggling with the high costs of healthcare, Georgia Watch believes consumers need practical information about how to minimize and manage medical debt,” said Beth Stephens, Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Read all about it at http://www.georgiawatch.org/georgia-watch-releases-georgia-consumer-guide-for-medical-bills-and-debt/

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Georgia Alliance to Prevent Homelessness Help Line is now operating. Feel free to call or refer clients in search of assistance in Georgia Toll Free: 1-877-540-4671; Main Office: 770-575-5785.

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Volunteer Services, Atlanta, VA Medical Center needs volunteers to help prevent missed appointments by our Veterans, this is a loss for the veteran and a dollar loss for the facility. The hours of operation for the call center are Monday-Thursday, 4:30 – 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The call center is located on the ground floor (RM GC 233A) across from the Peter Wheeler Auditorium. Can you help? Should you have any questions, contact Mr. Franchi Clark at (404) 728-7728 or by email VHAATGVoluntaryService@va.gov.

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Help Connect is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and the disadvantaged by providing basic computer skills at shelters. Volunteers teach homeless vets and other disadvantaged people basic computer and internet skills which help them reconnect with family and friends and find employment on their way back onto their feet. They also help veterans with resumes and job search. If you are interested in helping, contact Tom Chernetsky at (404)791-8534 or tomchet2@mindspring.com. Tom is a member of the St Ann’s Catholic Church VFC Military Ministry team.

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Jewish Family & Career Services, operates the only full-time free dental clinic in Atlanta. The Ben Massell Dental Clinic has been in operation for 100 years and serves individuals and families that are at or below 12% of the poverty level. The clinic is in midtown. Please refer folks who need this service to the website to obtain instructions for securing an appointment, at http://www.benmasselldentalclinic.org/patients *************************************************************

Help Watch over Our Seniors. If you know seniors who spend all or part of their day alone, you might be interested in telling them and their families about a new service. The State of Georgia has partnered with ADT Home Health Division to provide a personal emergency response system, 24/7. Seniors 55+ are eligible thorough Medicaid for this service, free. Find out how this program operates by calling Audrey Railey, Georgia Governmental Program Coordinator at 404.629.3386 or 770.889.8887 *************************************************************

Emergency Utility Assistance Program! Here’s to Life, Inc has acquired funds to pay past due utility bills and will start accepting applications for eligible clients. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Provide proof of positive HIV sero-status (Examples of acceptable documentation include HIV-positive Western blot test results, medical providers diagnosis and/or medical therapies prescribed by a medical provider) Reside within the twenty-county eligible metropolitan areas (Must match bill address or name must be on lease agreement) Have an income no greater than 300% of federal poverty level (Proof may include pay stubs, Department of Labor statement of income, SSI/SSD benefit letter, DFCS Summary, Unemployment initial statement) Be enrolled in primary medical care (examples of documentation include a letter from your physician or copy of prescriptions) This temporary assistance is provided on a first come, first serve. Funds provided through Ryan White Part A Funding. (Thanks Tracee McDaniel, Certified Peer and HIV/AIDS Assessment Counselor, Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, inc. for providing info on this resource.)

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Monthly Health Clinic: With these Services, available: Blood Pressure Screenings (No charge, Blood Glucose Screenings (No charge), Cholesterol Screenings ($5* – help offset cost), Bone Density Screenings ($20* – help offset maintenance cost), Acupunctures (No charge – based on needs/doctor’s workload) and *No Charge if you cannot afford the offset costs. Services provided by volunteer nurses from the Philippines Nurses Association of Georgia, medical students, and health professionals. Medical consultations/exams/prescriptions by volunteer physicians: Dr. Hansen Chang, MD – Internal Medicine/Acupuncture, Dr. Regina Wang, MD –Internal Medicine. Ongoing on the last Sunday of each month 2-5 pm at the Sheltering Arms in Chamblee, 3375 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Chamblee. Questions? Want to help? Volunteer credits? Check out Facebook: Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta. More info email ericvlu@gmail.com

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Most Recent Job Opportunity listings: For job descriptions, details and qualifications; follow the contact or application instructions included below.

On-going Job Fairs: State site http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/ListCurrentJobFairs

Also: There is an excellent page on Cong. Hank Johnson’s website that has links to job openings, career planning, job fairs, recruiters, job search engines, etc. Check it out at http://hankjohnson.house.gov/resources/hanks-jobs-page

 

DeKalb Job Fair: Wednesday, July 18 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Job ready attire encouraged. To be held at St. Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. Atlanta, 30317. For in person attendance details call 404.687.3400 or www.workforcedekalb.org You can register online at https://workforce-wednesday.eventbrite.com

 

Patch resources:

 

Don’t underestimate this resource!!! The local Patch websites have both news and job opportunities included. Hundreds of jobs this week at https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/m/jobs

You can check by zip code for more local openings i.e. here’s 390 listings  https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/s/ggjkh/390-ga-jobs-hyatt-leader-sygma-glass-guru-commerce-club?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert   There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. This week features new jobs listed within 50 miles of Decatur. (If you follow the Patch job listings by zip code weekly, you will see that the newest jobs added are noted.) Also: if you need help preparing to apply for any jobs, this site also has free resume templates, resume samples, formatting help and resume builder.

 

DeKalb County Mobile Career Center. The mobile unit brings job assistance to residents of DeKalb by conveniently traveling all over the county. More on the program and then link to the monthly calendar of unit locations at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/worksource-dekalb/mobile-career-center-description (July schedule is at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/news/dekalb-county-mobile-career-center-july-schedule-0 )

 

Koinonia Farm is currently taking applications for the fall 2018 internship term at the farm. They seek interns who are interested in an immersive, holistic experience involving prayer, work, study, service, and fellowship. For more information visit the website  https://www.koinoniafarm.org/internship/ and to apply online go to https://www.koinoniafarm.org/internship-application/

 

Openings:

 

Just Energy Organizer – Partnership for Southern Equity 

This can be a remote based position but with regular mandatory days in the offices located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Meetings with PSE’s Founder and Director of Organizing and Civic Engagement are held frequently. The position is responsible for alignment and support of PSE’s Just Energy Program. Full description, qualifications and apply online at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e790f1af14f4e16499ca3f02b/files/78e342ff-18c0-43b0-bf91-b7646ce1b620/DP_PSE_2017_JE_Organizing_Position_Final.doc.pdf

 

385 positions open – International Paper Company, Lithonia

Maintenance, techs, forklift drivers, production line (including night shift), die cutters, other machine operators. Go to http://www.internationalpaper.com/careers?utm_source=cmg-sf&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cmg-o-lithonia-atlnp&utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5034888&& and click on “search open positions” small banner below “Expand Your world”.

 

Manager of Education and AdvocacyGeorgia Watch

Your premier statewide consumer advocacy organization, Georgia Watch, seeks a confident and passionate professional to serve as Manager of Education and Advocacy. The Manager will work alongside other staff to develop and support Georgia Watch’s consumer education and advocacy work in the Health Access, Consumer Energy, Financial Protection and Access to Civil Justice Programs. Position will assist with the planning, implementation, communication, and evaluation of existing projects and develop new ones as needed to further the organization’s mission. http://www.georgiawatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Manager-of-Education-and-Advocacy-Job-Description-05.30.2018.pdf

 

Policy Advocate & other positions – Asian Americans Advancing Justice

This position will be supporting work to defend, protect, and advance the rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) and immigrant communities in Georgia by following, tracking, and mobilizing around local, state, and federal legislation. The policy advocate will help lead advocacy efforts during the Legislative Session at the State Capitol as well as coordinate with national partners around federal policy campaigns. Moreover, the policy advocate’s role will be to help ensure that the diverse AAPI communities in Georgia understand policy issues by engaging in state and local policy analysis and advocacy and providing training and community education. Go to http://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/page/16 for full description on this position as well as info on Community Organizer and Canvassing jobs.

 

DeKalb Fire & Rescue Services

Accepting applications through June 18. Go to https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DKC&cws=1&rid=8580 for details and to apply online.

 

Multiple Positions – Someone Cares

Openings for 2 full time Outreach Specialists, 1 part time Registered Nurse, 1 full time Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1 part time Certified Addiction Counselor, 1 Transgender Outreach Specialist and 1 full time Case Manager. For more info about the openings please contact Sedrick Gardner (Program Manager) 678.921.2706 x200. Email resume to info@s1catl.org or fax to 678.388.8649 The Someone Cares website is at www.s1catl.org

 

Multiple Positions – New American Pathways

New American Pathways, has MULTIPLE job openings, including a spot for a new Civic Engagement Manager and Civic Education AmeriCorps. These jobs work directly with the community to get them more educated and involved in civic life! Check out the positions and apply! http://newamericanpathways.org/whats-new/job-postings/

 

DeKalb 911 Operators – DeKalb County

The DeKalb County 911 Communications Department is seeking applicants. Interested candidates can apply for the position of 911 operator from now until May 31. All applicants must complete and submit the online application listed in the “job opportunities” section on the county website: dekalbcountyga.gov.

 

Senior Policy Analyst, Education – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (still open)

Position to lead the ongoing work in K-12 and early education. The successful candidate will help GBPI promote policies and partnerships that ensure every Georgia child has access to a high-quality, well-funded public education. Full description, qualifications and how to apply at https://gbpi.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

 

Organizing Director – Georgia Shift

Seeking a highly organized, strategic individual with a commitment to long-term organizing and increasing youth participation in elections to lead in civic engagement, leadership development, and issue organizing programs. Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through hands-on education, electoral action, and civic media programs. Help envision a Georgia where marginalized young people are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy. Responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply at http://galeo.org/ga-shift-organizing-director/

 

Various (250+ positions being added) – Pandora (Atlanta)

Pandora, the most popular music-streaming service in the United States, plans to create 250 new jobs in Atlanta. The position list can be accessed at https://pandora.com/static/careers/location-atl.html

 

Summer Lifeguards – DeKalb County

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is hiring. Applications are open through July. Pool lifeguard applicants must be 16 or older, have American Red Cross certification or certification from a nationally-recognized aquatics training program and successfully pass a criminal background check. To view available positions or complete an application, visit DeKalb County’s job search portal by visiting www.dekalbcountyga.gov  clicking on “How Do I?” and selecting “Apply for Jobs.” For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, public relations specialist, at 404.371.3643.

 

DeKalb Parks, Summer Employment – DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is accepting applications until March 30 for seasonal summer employment opportunities such as food monitors, camp counselors, recreation assistants and bus drivers. Go to https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?cws=1&org=DKC&org=DKC and scroll down to select Park & Recreation or other departments.

 

911 Emergency Communications – DeKalb County 

Go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov  for positions, further details and how to apply

 

Canvassers, part-time – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials

Please email harvey@galeo.org  for details.

 

Fire & Rescue Services – DeKalb County

Requirements, job descriptions, and online application at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DKC&cws=1&rid=7426

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport – various full-time positions. Gate Gourmet is hiring in a dozen categories of airport location jobs. Go to http://www.gategourmet.com/careers/hourly-positions-in-north-america?city=Atlanta&country=&title=&jobtype=&search=Search&

 

Multiple positions – Clayton County

Long list of positions and online info including applications. Library workers, court system, trades apprentice, office and hands-on positions. Dozens of jobs profiled with salary. Go to http://claytoncountyga.gov/employment

 

Several Positions – Planned Parenthood Southeast

Call Center, Health Center, Clinical, Medical. Both Associate and Management level positions available in Georgia and the region. Find out details at https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/joblist.html

 

If you are in Cobb County, or can work there, check out www.cobbworks.org  There are dozens of varied jobs from entry level on up, white collar and blue collar. Full job descriptions and requirements are listed as well as application information.

 

Multiple Positions – Georgia State University: Georgia State has a number of job opportunities, in several categories full and part-time. Go to https://jobs.gsu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1326752199805 and follow the guide to jobs and application.

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THIS WEEKS HUMOR: 

A woman was sure that her husband was cheating on her, and having an affair with the maid. So she laid down a trap.

One evening she suddenly sent the maid home for the weekend and didn’t tell the husband.

That night when they went to bed, the husband gave the old story: Excuse me my dear, my stomach aches, and went to the bathroom.

The wife promptly went into the maid’s bed. She switched the lights off. When he came in silently, he wasted no time or words but quickly got on top of her…

When he finished and was still panting, the wife said: “You didn’t expect to find me in this bed, did you?” And then she switched on the light…

“No madam,” said the gardener.

 

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