Announcements

This week worship at the “Church Without Walls” continues a sermon series entitled “The Other Jesus, Hard Sayings of Jesus” based on a book written by Lloyd Ogilve. Come meet the Jesus the traditional main line Church has kept in a closet for far too long!

“The Church Without Walls”

Candler Park 10:30AM

TODAY’S MESSAGE: “Preempted by Priorities  – Pastor Paul – Luke 9:57-62 (MSG)

VS. 61  Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.

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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If you are interested in
Volunteering for
The Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend
please email
admin@thegentlemensfoundation.org
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THE 7TH ANNUAL GENTLEMEN’S BALL WEEKEND IS 8 WEEKS AWAY!

Join your brothers and sisters from across the NATION for
The 7th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend:
Unapologetically BLACK!

 

 

The weekend will launch on Friday, October 5th, with discussions and education on diversity in various industries, followed by a Welcome Reception & Scholarship Ceremony that will be accompanied by live entertainment & specially invited guests.

Saturday morning, October 6th, will be kicked-off with a series of workshops, panels, vendors, discussions & keynote speakers that will focus on black empowerment in the SGL/LGBTQ++ community and how we can foster deeper healing.  Later that evening will be the pinnacle of the weekend, The 7th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball: Unapologetically BLACK at The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, where we will arrive in our very best versions of being Unapologetically BLACK in our attire and our swagger.

The weekend culminates with a special brunch on Sunday, October 7th, that will be sure to leave you brothers and sisters feeling motivated, renewed, and inspired to stand unapologetically in the very fabric of your being well after departing.

 

 

 

HOST HOTEL

 

Our Host Hotel will again be the fabulous Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  You can book by clicking the image below: 

 

 

WON’T YOU JOIN THE MOVEMENT?

Most events throughout the weekend are complimentary with the exception of
The Gentlemen’s Ball & The Sunday Brunch.
You can purchase tickets here: www.TheGentlemensFoundation.org

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The Gentlemen’s Foundation relies heavily on corporate sponsorship to successfully execute our Programs + Initiatives. Your sponsorship will serve as a direct contribution to the betterment of a grossly underrepresented and under served community while simultaneously reaching a quality niche market of LGBTQ people of color & their allies with your product, brand, or message.

Please download the 2018 Sponsorship Deck to review the available opportunities.  All sponsorship opportunities can be customized to meet the needs of your brand.  Our staff will work closely with your team to create an activation program specific to your promotional and sales goals.
Email Gee@TheGentlemensFoundation.org for more info.

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WANT TO FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION? (You know you do!) BE AN ELECTION BOARD MONITOR, WITH THE ACLU OF GA. As November fast approaches, the ACLU of Georgia is kicking off a new volunteer-led project to monitor local boards of elections in 20 key counties across the state. The goal is to keep a watchful eye on wrongful closures or changes to precincts, elimination voters from the rolls, and other actions that limit access to the ballot. Volunteers will attend monthly board of elections meetings in their own county, take notes at the meeting, report those notes to the ACLU of Georgia office, and check the county legal newspaper – at least weekly – for announcements. No prior experience necessary. Training will be provided. To sign up/for more info, contact: Stephanie Jackson Ali, sali@acluga.org  or 205.520.3434.

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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 actually 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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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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New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta – Volunteer Opportunity. The Immigration Court Observer Program gives you a chance to see what immigration court actually 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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Most Recent Job Opportunity listings: For job descriptions, details and qualifications; follow the contact or application instructions included below.

Most Recent Job Opportunity listings received. 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

 

Wednesday, August 22 – Atlanta Bilingual & Diversity Job Fair by DiversityJobs.com To be held at Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown, 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, 30030. Details and companies present at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-bilingual-diversity-job-fair-registration-44407083783?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

 

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. 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 (August schedule is at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/news/dekalb-county-mobile-career-center-august-schedule-1 )

 

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:

 

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/

 

Internships – Feminist Women’s Health Center

The Feminist Women’s Health Center is now accepting application for fall internship opportunities. The three fall opportunities include a marketing, health educator, and health advocate intern. Visit the website at http://www.feministcenter.org/internships/  to view a description for each opportunity, view a list of required application materials, and to complete an application form.  Applications and required materials are due Monday, August 13.

 

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:   

“I recall my first time with a condom, I was 16 or so. I went in to buy a packet of condoms at the pharmacy. There was this beautiful woman assistant behind the counter, and she could see that I was new at it. She handed me the package and asked if I knew how to wear one. I honestly answered, ‘No, this is my first time.’

So she unwrapped the package, took one out and slipped it over her thumb. She cautioned me to make sure it was on tight and secure. I apparently still looked confused. So, she looked all around the store to see if it was empty. It was empty.

‘Just a minute,’ she said, and walked to the door, and locked it. Taking my hand, she led me into the back room, unbuttoned her blouse and removed it. She unhooked her bra and laid it aside. ‘Do these excite you?’ She asked.

Well, I was so dumb-struck that all I could do was nod my head. She then said it was time to slip the condom on. As I was slipping it on, she dropped her skirt, removed her panties and lay down on a desk.

‘Well, come on’, she said, ‘We don’t have much time.’ So I climbed on her. It was so wonderful, that unfortunately, I could no longer hold back and KAPOWWWWWWWW, I was done within a few moments.

She looked at me with a bit of a frown. ‘Did you put that condom on?’ she asked.

I said, ‘I sure did,’ and held up my thumb to show her.

She fainted.”

 

 

 

 

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