Announcements

“The Church Without Walls”

In Candler Park at the First Picnic Pavilion 10:30am

May 20, 2018,   Pentecost Sunday

TODAY’S MESSAGE:– “Christian Witness”  Lance Helms John 3:1-17 The Message (MSG)

VS.3 “Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ ” 

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/if-only-this-were-fake-news-but-its-not-even-alternative-facts/

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Saturday, June 2, 4:00 – 9:00 pm – Great Speckled Bird 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join former Bird staffers for an evening of celebration! The gathering will open with music from Sing Out Defiance, followed by a conference, “Media Now & Then,” with the following lineup: Hamilton Nolan, senior writer for Splinter News, Keynote Speaker Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and Panel of Great Speckled Bird veterans speaking on “Media Then”. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door for $12. The event is open to the public and will be held at Chosewood Hall, 420 McDonough Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. FYI- The first issue of the Great Speckled Bird was published on March 15, 1968. The Bird and many other “underground” papers emerged from the New Left and counterculture of the Sixties. It covered the Vietnam antiwar movement, the civil rights-black power movement, labor struggles, and the emerging women’s, lesbian and gay, and environmental movements. The Bird stood out for its incisive investigative pieces on local politics and problems. Atlanta’s only underground paper marks its 50th anniversary with events planned throughout the year. More events at http://research.library.gsu.edu/c.php?g=115711&p=5557197 And FB page for June 2 event at https://www.facebook.com/events/193696898108503/

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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

 

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/decatur/s/gesk9/over-300-georgia-jobs-ksu-turner-broadcasting-emory-healthcare?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert

You can check by zip code for openings at hhttps://patch.com/georgia/decatur/m/jobs   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 calendar for the locations scheduled at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/news/dekalb-county-mobile-career-center-may-schedule-0

 

Openings:

 

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/

 

Summer Youth Employment (Ages 16-24) – DeKalb County 

DeKalb Works Summer Youth Employment Program still has 150 openings for out-of-school youth. WorkSource DeKalb is having difficulty finding eligible candidates for these needs-based positions. Interested candidates must be DeKalb County residents between the ages of 16-24, not attending any school and meet certain other conditions. The eight-week program runs from June 4 through July 27. Interns will be paid $9 per hour. To apply, visit www.worksourcedekalb.org  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to register is May 21.

For additional information about applying for an internship, contact WorkSource DeKalb Youth Services at wsdyouth@dekalbcountyga.gov  or 404.687.3400.

 

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

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

 

Deputy Director of Programs – The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

This position provides significant leadership from a multi-talented professional who is passionate about movement building, policy advocacy, grassroots base-building and AAPI women and girls. Serves on the senior leadership team of NAPAWF, which guides the overall strategic direction, and sustainability of the organization. Is the leader responsible for guiding, implementing and evaluating NAPAWF’s programmatic and policy strategies. For full description, qualifications and how to apply, go to https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/eabc865caec94516af911a708bc45716-deputy-director-of-programs-the-national-asian-pacific-american-womens-forum-washington?

 

Sr. Finance Manager – New American Pathways 

 

Responsible for coordinating, administering and controlling the organization’s financial operations. Reviews and approves daily accounting transactions. Additionally, the Sr. Finance Manager assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures and maintains the accounting systems. The position is a full-time salaried position. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration, Master’s Degree preferable, with a minimum 3 years’ experience in grant oversight, budgeting and monitoring compliance. New American Pathways’ mission is to help Refugees and Georgia thrive. Qualified and interested candidates should e-mail resume to careers@newamericanpathways.org Due to the volume of interest no phone calls please.

 

Executive Director – Wholesome Wave

Seeking an experienced, results-oriented Executive Director to lead the nonprofit organization in its mission to increase accessibility and affordability of fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians. More at https://www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org/executive-director/

 

Deputy Director – ProGeorgia 

Seeking a talented leader with a record of success managing civic engagement programs and overseeing organizational operations to serve as deputy director. The deputy director will help develop, plan, and implement strategic, year-round, coordinated civic engagement programs in order to achieve table project and program outcomes. In addition to achieving short-term program goals, the deputy director will help to build long-term capacity through leadership development, increasing communications skills, and data-driven programming. Full description and how to apply at http://galeo.org/progeorgia-deputy-director-2/

 

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.

 

Membership Development – Housing Justice League

Seeking someone who can help develop a system for recruiting, communicating with, and receiving monthly/yearly membership fees from new and old members or HJL who have the capacity to give. Job description and apply info at https://www.housingjusticeleague.org/were-hiring/

 

Weekend Activities Director – Benton House of Decatur (Senior Living)

Responsible for assisting with the weekend delivery of resident-centered activities and programs for the Senior Living Community. More info, job description and online application at https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/job-board/job/24582/weekend-activities-director?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

 

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.

 

Staffer (one-year position) – The City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience 

Position will work on the implementation of the City of Atlanta’s Commercial Buildings Energy & Water Efficiency Ordinance. This is a one-year position, and the Office of Resilience is looking for a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and data management experience. If you are interested, apply at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ATLGA&cws=1&rid=6002

 

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 man is walking in a graveyard when he hears the Third Symphony played backward. When it’s over, the Second Symphony starts playing, also backward, and then the First. “What’s going on?” he asks a cemetery worker.

“It’s Beethoven,” says the worker. “He’s decomposing.”

Submitted by Jeremy Hone

 

 

 

 

 

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