Announcements

Gentle Spirit Christian Church 

Sunday, November 17,2019, 10:30 AM

Twenty-Third after Pentecost

You and yours are invited to join Unity Fellowship Church Greater Atlanta, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and First Christian Church of Decatur for a shared worship service dedicated to honoring, remembering and celebrating the transgender community, those who have passed away, and the love God has for each and all of us, just as we are. Here All Means All. Preaching: Jennifer Hasler, Ph.D.
601 West Ponce de Leon Decatur, GA 30030

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

Dana Owings
Dana Owings

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

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Governor Kemp has announced two healthcare plans that could harm Georgia families and consumers, putting their health and finances at risk. Multiple thousands of Georgians will remain uninsured with no way to access needed healthcare, while others will find that they unknowingly enrolled in a plan that doesn’t cover necessary health services. Now is the time for you to stand up and tell state leaders what you think. The public comment period will close on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Submitting a public comment is the most important action Georgians can take. Speak up today! Online submission of comments at https://coverga.org/ (and also at this link get plain-language explanation of why Kemp’s proposal falls so short of what is needed)

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Transportation barriers for Georgians seeking health care. Georgians for a Healthy Future has announced a new partnership with the Arc Georgia aimed at addressing the transportation-related challenges faced by Georgians as they try to access health services. Adequate transportation is important to the health of Georgians because in most cases people need to go to a location outside of their homes to receive medical care. Without access to reliable, safe transportation, Georgians may be forced to skip health appointments, go without medication and ultimately, see their health decline. Georgians experiencing some of the biggest challenges getting to and from needed health care are those that rely on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). NEMT is a benefit provided to Medicaid-covered Georgians who do not have their own means of transportation to get to health appointments, the pharmacy, and other health facilities. The program is especially important for people living with disabilities, seniors, rural residents, and people of color. Want to connect with this project? Go to https://secure.everyaction.com/3pWgwvJhEEmSQZBBR5Zs5A2

**************************************************************************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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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/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.

 

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

 

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

 

ACLU of Georgia Internships 2020. Interns for legal, policy, communications, community engagement and development work. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 1.5 months before a session start date. 2020 Internship Dates are Spring: Jan 6 – April 24, 2020, Summer: May 14 – August 14, 2020, Fall: Sept. 1 – Dec. 13, 2020. Internships start and end dates can be slightly flexible due to school schedules. Vacation dates are also flexible. To find more information about intern positions, and how to apply, visit https://www.acluga.org/en/jobs/internships?emci=557f434f-f1fb-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=ae67a451-08fc-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=844603

 

Interns can be from all levels of education: high-school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate at schools and universities across the country. Interns seeking school credit are preferred, but all are welcome. Interns will be expected to commit at least 15 hours per week. All applicants must provide a resume and cover letter and some applicants may be required to provide additional documents. All internships are unpaid but come with travel stipends and intern training programs. For questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson Ali at Sali@acluga.org For more info and a link to the application, go to the same “how to apply” link above.

Openings  

Program Director (Augusta based)– Georgia Shift

This hot new advocacy group in Georgia is hiring. Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through hands-on education, electoral action, and civic media programs. This is a full-time, permanent position with extensive benefits. Position includes directing long-term organizing and increasing youth participation in elections to lead our civic engagement, leadership development, and issue organizing programs. The Program Director will also represent Georgia Shift in various progressive coalitions and collaborate regularly with partner organizations. Please email your résumé, cover letter, and three references to jobs@georgiashift.com  with subject line: Program Director. Priority Deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2019 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No calls please.

 

Major Gifts Officer – United Way 

For details and how to apply, go to https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/careers/

 

Part-Time – Ga Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Hiring a part-time person to help us with #2020Census and the #2020Election. Seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) person to assist efforts with the 2020 Census and election cycles.  Details and more at http://galeo.org/galeo-is-hiring/

 

School Bus Drivers – Clayton County

Hiring regular and substitute drivers. Go to www.clayton.k12.ga.us and click on Careers.

 

Canvassers – 9 to 5

Hiring in Atlanta, Macon and Albany. Help to make sure everyone Gets Out To VOTE for 2019 municipal elections. Starting pay is $15.00 per hour, start is ASAP. If you interested, please email amanda@9to5.org

 

Chapter Conservation Organizer – Georgia Sierra Club

Full-time Conservation Organizer to expand and win advocacy campaigns in the Georgia Chapter’s target conservation areas: climate change, energy policy, transportation policy, and land policy. The Conservation Organizer will help to build grassroots power with diverse local leaders by proving strategic guidance, training, and logistical support to the diverse and growing volunteer network working on key environmental issues. All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion. Full description and application online at https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1442&_ga=2.241728258.1231967230.1569247787-1190358692.1536706810

 

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist – REI Outdoor

This position identifies and develops new program opportunities and ensures consistency of execution of the market-level earned & paid marketing plan, which supports REI’s business goals and brand. Job description and how to apply at https://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Marketing-Public-Relations-Specialist-Local-Brand-Engagement-Impact-Atlanta/15449

 

2 positions – Atlanta CareerRise

Atlanta CareerRise is recruiting for two professional positions that support skilled workers, good jobs and strong communities throughout the Atlanta Region. The Administrative Coordinator will help keep a high-producing team at peak efficiency while the Partnerships Manager will connect companies in the Metro Atlanta Industry Partnerships initiative with workforce development system services that help their businesses thrive. Details and how to apply https://lnkd.in/edJYV_d

 

Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal & Career positions – United Parcel Service (UPS)

Thousands being hired to start soon for upcoming holiday seasonal jobs but also for current openings of career positions. Over 109 job categories posted and how to apply info at https://upscareers.jobs/georgia/usa/jobs/ (You can enter a specific location on the Georgia page)

 

(5) Policy Director, Digital Communications Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Census Coordinator, Immigration Paralegal – Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Job descriptions, duties and qualifications along with how to apply at https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/page/16?fbclid=IwAR1FkitymD94-Fi3dPUXGM_epTnY1zK6K6n3MO9O8iC0XF_cs4utvjB4cf8

 

Part-Time Administrative & Support Staff – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

For full job description, duties, qualifications and how to apply go to http://galeo.org/galeo-is-hiring/?fbclid=IwAR1EYqRcdclsKJwBXlOOpUFbzliuI4gdag1pBpYchCbUVy98pEqRsgOX9kY

 

Paid Canvassers – Georgia Stand-Up

Georgia Stand-Up answers the call for all-hands on deck to register voters. The canvassing will be held at various voter registration events between now and October. Apply at www.jotform.com/gastandup/gsucanvasser Interviews have already begun, act fast. For more info contact Marian Ennis at marianennis@georgiastandup.or call 404.581.0061

 

Various Positions – Northside Hospital

For Non-clinical and medical professionals opportunities, visit this site and at the top click on Career Areas for (literally) hundreds of jobs https://jobs.northside.com/career-areas/nursing/?utm_source=sf-email&utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cmg-cn-atlnp&utm_campaign=8521084&ecmp=newspaper_email&:%20&iaccess=ZTAwYWJjNmMtMGM5Yi00MTg3LTljYjctNDVjYzRjNmQ3YzQ4fDYvNy8yMDE5IDg6Mzg6MTggQU18ZW1haWw%3D

 

Peer Support Specialist – Georgia Council on Substance Abuse 

(GCSA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to increase the impact of substance use recovery in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy, training, and peer support services. Position responsibilities to educate, advocate and create safe and empowering spaces that support the dignity and value of what’s right and what’s working with individuals, communities and systems. GCSA offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, paid holidays, and vacation time. Full job description, required work schedule and how to apply at https://files.constantcontact.com/9834e315501/9d742c89-13ef-421a-8eb9-2ce049f7c9cc.pdf

 

Various Nursing & Support Positions – Emory (11 locations)

Go to https://nursing-emory.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&hashed=-435620505&mobile=false&width=1190&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 and scroll through. Mostly nursing jobs but also some clerical and specialized support positions.

 

Newspaper Carrier – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. From 12am-5am during the week and 12am-7am on Sundays. Hours vary depending on the route size and location. Routes begin around midnight and are ideally completed by 5:30am M-F,6:30am Sat and 7am on Sunday. More info and link to apply at https://www.ajc.com/marketing/deliver-real-journalism/XterKVkC7o8F2MQyZuXLpL/

 

Various Positions – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Nurses, management, support services and more. Huge expansion of facilities offers new opportunities frequently. Go to

www.careers.choa.org For consultation with the recruitment team, email careers@choa.org

 

Social Security Administration

Special opportunity and qualifications: The Social Security Offices in Covington and Griffin, Georgia are looking to hire applicants who are bilingual, and are either, recent graduates, veterans, or have a disability. Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526177100

 

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

 

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 HUMORA Pastor in Florida lamented that it was very difficult to get his message across to his congregation. “It’s so beautiful here in the winter,” he said, “that heaven doesn’t interest them. And it’s so hot here in the summer that hell doesn’t scare them.”

**************************************************************************The Wednesday-night church service coincided with the last day of hunting season. Our pastor asked who had bagged a deer. No one raised a hand.

Puzzled, the pastor said, “I don’t get it. Last Sunday many of you said you were missing because of hunting season. I had the whole congregation pray for your deer.”

One hunter groaned, “Well, it worked. They’re all safe.”

 

 

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