Announcements

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Twenty- sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Candler Park – 10:30 AM

 

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “Faith vs Works or Is It?  Part 1”  – Pastor Paul – James 2:14-26 (MSG)

VS 26 The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse.

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 for appointments:

Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Saturday by appointment only

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

Please call for appointments (404) 604-8124 or send an e-mail to:

office@gentlespirit.org

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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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Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale 

First Christian Church of Decatur

Quality trees and homemade wreaths for sale on the church lawn benefit church and community missions in the City of Decatur, including the church’s Decatur Toy Park.

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Call 404-378-3621 (church) or 404-229-2326 (Pastor James) for information

on how you and your organization

can serve for a four-hour time slot.

Volunteers who serve 4 hours

receive a free t-shirt & homemade meal.

Thank you for your support!

Help Unload the Truck!  Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 10AM

 

Sale starts Friday, November 23 at 9 AM and continues until sold out.

Volunteer for a 4-hour time slot during Tree Sale hours:

Tuesday to Friday 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM; 1 – 5 PM; 5 – 8:30 PM

Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM; 5 – 8:30 PM

Closed Mondays

5% Pre-Sale Discount on all orders received between Nov. 1 — Nov. 22.  For the Pre-Sale Discount please visit our website to pre-order & prepay.  Deadline for pick-up of preorders is Dec. 3.

Local deliveries $10; certain conditions apply.

First Christian Church of Decatur

601 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030

404-378-3621  –Website: www.DecaturDisciples.org

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https://www.facebook.com/events/284437485731020/

The L’Arche Atlanta community during this season of gratitude for a Thanksgiving potluck! We’ll provide the turkey and desserts, bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish to share!

The event is free, but please RSVP so we know how much turkey we’ll need!

All are welcome! Invite your friends and family to join us!

https://www.larcheatlanta.org/community-events.html

This is part of a series of community events for adults with intellectual disabilities and all who come and enjoy these times together. We hope that through this we will grow in the spirit of L’Arche, which invites us to build relationships with people of all abilities and believes that our differences enrich the lives of all.

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Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm – 14th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration. Come join community for a music-filled, inspiring, and humorous night, celebrating culture, faith, unity and peace in North Metro Atlanta. Every year, over 20 different faith traditions in East Cobb join together in prayer and song, Harmonizing the Voices of Humanity, and once again proving that we are all One. The service is followed by a time of food and fellowship. New American Pathways’ CEO Paedia Mixon will be speaking about New AP’s work and our organization will receive a portion of the offering given that evening. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/119602054760740/photos/gm.731514293856312/1835550726499189/?type=3&theater

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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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New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta – Volunteer Opportunity. The Immigration Court Observer Program gives you a chance to see what immigration court looks like. You do not have to have any legal training. The training and program materials you will receive will explain everything you need to know. The information that you will gather will help other legal groups respond to issues that may arise.  If you can help, contact Kathy Hancock, Advocacy Chair at sanctuarymovementofatlanta@gmail.com

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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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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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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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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/atlanta/m/jobs

For open positions go to https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/m/jobs You can check by zip code for more local openings. There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. 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.

Example: This week 500+ jobs at https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/s/gjvfj/500-ga-jobs-gdot-talbots-h-r-block-diamond-resorts-wellstar?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert

 

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 The schedule for November is at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/news/dekalb-county-mobile-career-center-november-schedule-0

 

WorkSource DeKalb Program designed to connect DeKalb County residents to eligible training providers and employers in a centralized location. DeKalb County residents can learn about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements, meet with eligible training providers and learn about high demand careers. The program equips DeKalb County residents and employers with resources to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to employment, education and economic development. For more information about Workforce Wednesday, contact Chanell Davis at 404.371.4996 or cdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov  For more information about WorkSource DeKalb, visit www.worksourcedekalb.org  or call 404. 687.3400

 

Openings:

 

Various Positions – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Info online at https://careers.choa.org/?utm_source=CMG-NATN&utm_medium=Display&utm_campaign=CMG-N-Custom-ATLNP    

 

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst, Tax and Budget – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Position will help lead GBPI’s ongoing efforts for sound fiscal policies. This role includes authoring policy reports that assess current trends and conditions, serving as a statewide expert on tax and budget policy, analyzing legislative budget and policy proposals and more. Full job description, requirements, how to apply at https://gbpi.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

 

Southern Regional Organizer – Southerners On New Ground (SONG)

Position will help support the SONG collaboration with the Transgender Law Center and SONG membership across the South. You can find the job description and more information about how to apply at http://southernersonnewground.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TLC@SONG-SRO-job-desc.pdf

 

Various Positions – ALDI 

ALDI is expanding in GA and opening new stores around the state. Full & part-time, manager trainees, store staffing and more at https://careers.aldi.us/location/georgia-jobs/61/6252001-4197000/3

 

Field Staff, IT positions, Area Managers – U.S. Census Bureau

Various levels of jobs, Area Managers listed first (so keep scrolling down for more openings) at https://www.census.gov/about/regions/atlanta/jobs/all.html

 

400+ positions on every level – International Paper Company

From Maintenance Techs, to line workers to Supervisors, IP is looking to fill many positions. Go to https://career8.successfactors.com/career?company=IPProd and search jobs by name & key word. They are asking to spread the word that they are hiring for jobs in their Forrest Park facility.

 

900+ positions – Philips Arena

Big hiring wave at the Hawks facility. Concourse host, parking host, & seating host, facilities maintenance, more. Communicating effectively and professionally with guests and team members paramount. Go online to https://transformation.hawks.com/employment/#arrowanchor

 

Communications Director – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Position provides senior leadership and oversight to create and implement comprehensive strategic communications that support GBPI’s mission to advance solutions that expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. This senior level position requires extensive media relations experience, excellent writing and editing skills, and new media expertise. All the details and position description info at https://gbpi.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

 

Multiple Positions – Columbia Residential 

Hiring for Regional Manager, Community Manager, Roving Community Manager, Assistant Community Manager, Community Leasing Specialist,

Community Service Tech Supervisor, Contract and Procurement Administrator, Project Manager 2, Construction Manager – Rehab,  Assistant Construction Manager & Maintenance position which is eligible for a sign-on bonus. Send resumes by fax 404.521.4114 or email to humanresources@columbiares.com

 

300+ 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”.

 

Multiple Positions – New American Pathways

New American Pathways, has MULTIPLE job openings. These jobs work directly with the community to get them more educated and involved in civic life! Check out the positions FT & PT and apply. http://newamericanpathways.org/whats-new/job-postings/

 

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

 

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: 

Beer Bottle: You break me, you get 1 year of bad luck!

Mirror: You kiddin’ me? You break me, then y’all get 7 years bad luck!

Condom: Hahaha… (Condom walks off laughing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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