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Local churches practice faith through food banks

Local churches practice faith through food banks

Around the Atlanta area, people of faith are keeping food banks stocked during a time of Thanksgiving that’s become a perpetual time of need. Along with the articles of clothing…

Surviving the Holidays – Tuesday, November 15

6:30-8:30 p.m. – “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” is a seminar for featuring practical suggestions and assurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the…

Ignatius House: After a half century, its original vision is complete

Ignatius House: After a half century, its original vision is complete

After 50 years, the final piece of a long-range plan fell into place recently when the Ignatius House community in Sandy Springs christened a new administration building. “What we’ve just…

MJCCA announces schedule for book festival

MJCCA announces schedule for book festival

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has announced the author lineup for its 20th annual book festival. The festival, scheduled for Nov.  5-20, will feature prominent authors and national…

Lesser-known Sukkot next on the Jewish holiday calendar

Lesser-known Sukkot next on the Jewish holiday calendar

This fall, many Jews will be enjoying the outdoors while celebrating a holiday known as Sukkot. Sukkot is a seven day festival that is part harvest festival, part remembrance of…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 28. Left to right, Barbara Levine, Helen Sharfstein and Marianne Nieman, residents of Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit in Sandy…

Small church brings ‘New England’ to Buckhead

Small church brings ‘New England’ to Buckhead

Center Congregational Church differs from many of its neighbor churches in Buckhead. For one thing, it’s small. In a community filled with ever-growing mega-churches, this little congregation claims just 33…

Local religious leaders reflect on their vacations

Local religious leaders reflect on their vacations

After a busy week, even God needed a break. Local religious leaders say they usually take a week or two away from the job each year to unwind, refocus and…

Expanding Mormon membership in Sandy Springs creates need for more services

Expanding Mormon membership in Sandy Springs creates need for more services

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has seen steady growth at its Sandy Springs church recently, so officials have decided to split the membership into two congregations.…

Summer’s the season for fun and Bible study

Summer’s the season for fun and Bible study

Part Sunday school, part summer camp, vacation Bible school is a summer institution that some local churches consider the most important program of the year. Vacation Bible schools vary from…