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“The Church Without Walls”

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “It’s Not Fair” , – Pastor Paul,  Matthew 20:1-16 (The Message)

16 “Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.”

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/when-in-doubt-err-on-the-side-of-love/

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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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Thursday, September 28, 9:00 am-12 noon – Pack City Hall for REAL Affordable Housing. Join the Housing Justice League at Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, 30303. At 9am the Community Development/Human Services and Finance/Executive Committees will hold a joint work session to discuss legislation proposing the sale of surplus city land for development as affordable housing to meet the needs of low wage workers. Essentially if passed the city would have to assess all the land they own and determine what property would most appropriately be developed for housing. Affordable housing developers would have the opportunity to purchase the land for $! in exchange for entering a binding agreement to develop the land for the 0-30% area medium income, our city’s greatest need. If Atlanta continues to have some of the nations’ worst housing safety nets, weakest tenant rights, and lowest minimum wage we have a moral and economic obligation that housing is available to the whole spectrum of workers in our city, including low wage workers. FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1222330917911934

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What is the future for interfaith engagement in an increasingly diverse and politically polarized American society? What challenges will religious and civic leaders face? What steps should young people take to develop meaningful multifaith relationships? Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation will host two events on November 1, to explore the challenges and opportunities. Students, young professionals, clergy, and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a lunchtime lecture and an evening dinner workshop with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. Both events will be held at Candler School of Theology and are free and open to the public, with registration required. Kosher and halal meal options will be available. Register online by noon on October 25  here.

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Do you have congregants who need help with Fulton County misdemeanor arrests that did not result in a conviction? Find out about expungement at a community meeting hosted by the Rev. Raphael Warnock at MLK Sr. Community Resources Complex, 101 Jackson Street, Atlanta 30312. Call (404) 61CLEAN or visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/record-restriction-summit

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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:

 

The local Patch websites have both news and job opportunities included. You can check by zip code for openings at http://patch.com/georgia/decatur/jobs  There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. Over 100 featured this week at https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/s/g63tt/105-job-openings-in-metro-atlanta-right-now?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert  (Note: if you need help preparing to apply for any jobs, this site also has free resume templates, resume samples, formatting help and resume builder.)

 

Openings:

 

Paid Canvassers Needed to Help with Voter Registration!

If you can help register some eligible but unregistered voters for the upcoming Municipal elections and want to be paid, please call for details. Must be willing to work shifts and areas assigned to include events and door-to-door canvassing and be 17 years old and older. Must also be available for weekend hours (Saturday and Sunday). Send resume to lyndon.waller10@gmail.com  or call 404.653.1199

 

Multiple Positions – New American Pathways 

Immigration Assistant, Family Support Liaison (Swahili Speaking please), Afterschool Class Instructor-Middle School, Lead Teacher Middle School JD, Elementary After School Class Instructor. Visit http://newamericanpathways.org/whats-new/job-postings/ for all the info about positions and to apply. Also, scroll down the page for info on AmeriCorps positions and many internship opportunities.

 

Warehouse Positions – Sutherland Food Services

At the Forrest Park Farmers Market. Go to 16 Forrest Parkway, Building K to apply. Complete the application and get interview. Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds. For additional information contact Shelby Narwood, 404.366.8550 ext 273

 

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

 

Mercedes Benz Stadium – hiring various positions

Go to http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/employment/?utm_source=AJC&utm_medium=Digital& and you can apply online. Ticket Services, Security, Housekeeping, Cash Room, Event Hosts and more.

 

Warehouse Associates – Amazon

Amazon is hiring for 1,000 full-time jobs at its 850,000-square-foot plant in Jefferson. The online retail giant is paying $11 to $11.50 an hour for warehouse workers at its newest facility on Hog Mountain Road in Jackson County. The “warehouse associates” will handle large items shipped through the retailer — household furniture, sports equipment, gardening tools and other goods. Amazon is accepting applications now for the positions at https://search.amazondelivers.jobs/job/jefferson/full-time-warehouse-associate/3413/4789812

 

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

 

Freelance Reporter – Atlanta Progressive News

APN is seeking experienced news writers with an interest in politics, public policy, elections, activism, and government, to write articles and blog posts for Atlanta Progressive News on a freelance basis. Pays $125 dollars per news article and $40 dollars per blog post. To apply: Please email Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor and Publisher, at matthew@atlantaprogressivenews.com  with your resume and writing samples.  APN is looking for writers who can start immediately.

 

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 police officer jumps into his squad car and calls the station.

“I have an interesting case here,” he says. “A woman shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped.”

“Have you arrested her?” asks the sergeant.

“No, not yet. The floor’s still wet.”

 

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