The Art of Ability: Fundraising Art Auction (Presented by Telic Empowerment)
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Art of Ability: Fundraising Art Auction (Presented by Telic Empowerment)

Telic Empowerment is a 501(c)(3), founded by 4 moms, with children with disabilities, passionate about providing disability resources, and hosting free monthly parent support groups, and inclusive community events, in Dekalb, Rockdale and Newton counties. Help us raise funds to expand our free community services to other counties and further our mission, " Equipping Special Needs Families for Future Success Through Education and Advocacy".

Family, Friends, Community Leaders, and Business Owners are invited to attend our Art of Ability Auction, as we highlight and celebrate the abilities of amateur youth and young adult artists, with disabilities, that participated in our free art events this year, by auctioning off their original masterpieces!!! It will be a night filled with music, artwork, food, and fun!


***Tickets will be on sale on our website www.telicempowerment.org!!***

You can learn more about the event here!

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Faith Builders
Oct
20
to Nov 17

Faith Builders

For our next sermon series, we will be hosting "Faith Builders" during worship. Faith Builders is a worship experience for children ages 4-4th grade. After gathering for the children's moment, children will head down to the Multipurpose Room and Imagination Room for their own sermon time! The 20-30 minute lesson will engage children with "God talk," where they can discuss the scripture readings for the day and what they mean! They will also create artwork that best represents what they've learned! We are hoping to have their artwork showcased in the sanctuary! We hope your child can join us as we launch a new part of our worship experience for kids!

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GROW:kids
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

GROW:kids

This month, GROW:kids will be focusing on generosity.
Through creating art, playing games, and sharing stories,
we will learn about what it means to live generously in our communities.

🌟GROW:kids is going through some changes! 🌟

From now on, GROW:kids will only be offered for ages four-4th grade. If your child is three or under, they can still be dropped off for childcare. We will also be restructuring our format! While we will still have an opening time (3:30-4 pm) and three stations (4-5 pm; games, snack/story, and maker space), we will be adding in the Family Experience from 5-5:30 pm. Grown-ups are encouraged to come back at 5 pm so we can all join together in closing worship and children can share what they've learned. This is to encourage and help you help your child with their faith formation and spiritual growth.

As always, we could use volunteers and shepherds for the kids. If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, please reach out to Elyse!

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Neighborhood Church Trivia
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Neighborhood Church Trivia

Have you ever wondered what our budget goes towards? Do you know how the staff salaries are funded? Do you know how the church makes decisions together? Come on out Monday, October 21 at 6:30 pm for an interactive evening of learning more about how Neighborhood Church is structured and how it functions. We'll have snacks and a fun night prepared for you– childcare is provided!

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Wild Bible Rumpus
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Wild Bible Rumpus

Chats about the Bible can often be intimidating, but they don't have to be. Come out on October 22 to talk about scripture in a casual & approachable way with friends & neighbors. Feel free to reach out to Andy if you have any questions! Snacks & childcare provided!

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Method to the Madness
Oct
27
to Nov 3

Method to the Madness

Did you know Neighborhood Church is a United Methodist Church? Cool! So what is a Methodist? These quick two-week groups are designed to be a crash course in Methodism - our history, how we are connected to other Christians, some of our core beliefs, and we’ll even talk about the Method behind Methodism. Bonus: we’ll also discuss some of where United Methodism might be headed in the coming years. 

Method to the Madness will meet on October 27 and November 3 from 1-3 pm. You are encouraged to attend both sessions, but if you are only able to attend one you're still welcome! Snacks will be provided!

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Music In Common Community MeetUp!
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

Music In Common Community MeetUp!

This month’s Music in Common monthly youth MeetUp will be Amplify Atlanta Live auditions!

Auditions are now open for Amplify Atlanta -a riveting concert experience in which high school and college aged musicians learn, interpret, and perform songs written by Music In Common youth from around the world. Rehearsals begin on Sunday October 20th and all musicians are encouraged to apply. Audition online today!


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Taking the Terror Out of the Text
Oct
27
to Nov 3

Taking the Terror Out of the Text

There are many stories in scripture we don’t know how to make sense of, many of them dealing with violence in its various forms. How do we make sense or even begin conversations around these difficult passages? This two-week experience will center around two stories addressing domestic violence toward women in the book of Judges. These sessions are designed to have conversation around scripture and listen to each other along the way. If you’ve ever struggled to make sense of some of these things, or would like to encounter some new practices to understanding scripture, this is the group for you.

The two-week session will take place October 27th and November 3rd from 6:30-8:00 in the Commons Meeting Room. Due to the nature of these conversations there will also be a certified counselor there for support as we journey through the text. Snacks and childcare will also be provided!

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Community Arts Class: Improvisation
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Community Arts Class: Improvisation

One of our new community partners, Soul Center, will be holding a free improv workshop in the Commons Meeting Room on October 30 from 6-7 pm. Come on out and learn some improv basics and put what you learn into practice! You can RSVP to the class at soulcenterevents@gmail.com to let them know you’re coming!

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FODFest!
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

FODFest!

We are excited to partner with Music in Common to present this year's FODfest, their flagship concert honoring the life of our good friend and slain Wall St. Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, on Saturday November 2nd at 8PM. FODfest is a unique performance format that is part song-swap, part jam session, and part concert, as engaging for the audience as it is for the artist. The event is free & open to all. If you are musician and would like to perform, please fill out the Artist Request Form on our website. This is the 15th year of producing FODfest - a milestone worth celebrating - and we hope you'll join us!

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Creative Connections: October
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Connections: October

Love to craft and create things in community? Creative Connections is the place for you! Meeting once a month, this group loves to craft for a cause. Their current project is making baby blankets and other items for Helping Mamas. They're looking for fleece & flannel donations, so if you have some fabric, let Rosita know!

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Atlanta Pride
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Atlanta Pride

Another won’t-want-to-miss weekend in October! We’ll have a booth and will also be marching in the parade this year again. Put this rainbow-filled, love-centered weekend on your calendars now!

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Candler Park Fall Fest
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Candler Park Fall Fest

Festival season in Atlanta is the best, and even better is having a festival right in our neighborhood! We’ll have a booth and will also just go hang out with friends & neighbors throughout the weekend. You won’t want to be out of town this weekend in the fall!

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Stroller Ministry!
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Stroller Ministry!

We have the opportunity to join in on the “Stroller Ministry” sponsored by the United Methodist Women’s group at Fort Street United Methodist Church on Boulevard Ave. They give good used strollers to parents in the community who cannot afford to purchase one. They also distribute baby clothes. Please let Janie Kaney know if you have items you would like to donate! She will coordinate to pick up and deliver to their ministry leader.

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Good Gracious Show #16
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Good Gracious Show #16

It's NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY! Don't you want to come out and enjoy a great show with good folks? Want to experience true "community"? Where else can you find Music, Comedy, Arts, and more?

It's Southern Fun for Everyone with music from Chattanooga's Spinster, improv comedy from Dad's Garage Theatre Company, bluegrassy goodness from The Foothill Brothers, storytelling from Tom McGowan, Atlanta's own Harmonious Psalms, ultimate kindness from Inspire: A Shalom Afterschool Initiative, and more!

Get your tickets today just $15 ($10 kids) and bring a friend. $20 week of the show. See you soon!

Check out the Facebook event here!

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Brewery Night: Orpheus
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

Brewery Night: Orpheus

We’re having another brewery night on September 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Orpheus Brewing. Beer is on you, but we’ll have plenty of food (pizza or heavy appetizers) to share!

Invite your friends & neighbors! We’re excited to share a pint with you! 🍻

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Music in Common Community MeetUp!
Sep
22
3:30 PM15:30

Music in Common Community MeetUp!

We’re collaborating with Music In Common for Monthly Youth MeetUps! MIC's Corey-Jan Albert will lead a "Creative Writing" workshop. This is a hands-on workshop designed to jumpstart your creative process, especially when you don't know what you want to write about. Bring a pad or notebook and pen as well as an openness to trying new techniques for turning observations

The event is free and open to all– registration is not required, but appreciated! Please go to the link below to let us know you'll be attending!

http://www.musicincommon.org/meetupregister.html

Contact avarie@musicincommon.org for more information.

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Bark in the Park
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Bark in the Park

Calling all dog-owners and dog-lovers! We'll be at Freedom Barkway (a dog park in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood) on September 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm handing out dog treats, meeting friends & neighbors of the human and canine variety, and handing out some popsicles for the owners of the pups. We love meeting new friends and neighbors, so we hope we'll get to hang out with you and your pups soon!

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Evening Worship | September
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Worship | September

We're excited to announce that we will be trying out a new evening worship service this fall, starting September 15 at 7 pm. The service will be casual, conversational, and community-oriented. It will be down in the Community Room with non-traditional worship seating and acoustic music. Invite friends & neighbors who you think might be looking for this type of worship experience! We hope to see you September 15 for our first preview service.

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New to the Neighborhood
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

New to the Neighborhood

Are you new to Neighborhood Church? Have you been to worship or a connect event and want to know more about this crowd of folks? You are invited to our casual Q&A session with pastors and church staff right after worship on Sunday, September 15 from 1-2:30 pm. Hear more about the mission and vision of Neighborhood Church, what is ahead for us, and how you might connect with what we do together. RSVPs not required - but if you are interested, or have questions about this time, please contact Andy at andy@neighborhoodchurchatl.com. Lunch is provided, so let Andy know if you have any specific dietary needs!

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Prison Ministry Benefit Concert (Presented by MLRM, Featuring B. Renée)
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Prison Ministry Benefit Concert (Presented by MLRM, Featuring B. Renée)

The Evolution Concert  is an opportunity to experience a powerful and transformative uniting  of jazz, blues, pop, R&B, and inspiration. 

We all have an infinite capacity to evolve into the greatest version of ourselves. Come dance with us and help us send a message to individuals, families, communities, and victims affected by mass injustice that they are not alone and that we support them in their journey.

Ticket proceeds will go to support prison ministry and advocacy work! Get yours today at evolutionconcert2019.com!

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Creative Connections | September
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Connections | September

Creative Connections is a group that joins together each month to be creative in community! They have the opportunity to partner with Helping Mamas by making washcloths, baby blankets (newborn to toddler), and fleece blankets (for older children up to 12 years.). The group has started making fleece blankets, washcloths, and small flannel blankets. This is an ongoing project so there is still time to join in! Anyone who is interested in helping is welcome!

Can't attend but have flannel or fleece fabric you want to donate? Reach out to Rosita Gunter for more details about this project!

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GROW:kids Kick-Off Event
Sep
8
3:30 PM15:30

GROW:kids Kick-Off Event

GROW:kids is back! Come out September 8 from 3:30-5:30 pm (drop off and pick up is in the Sanctuary) for our kick off party! There will be snacks, stories, games, and more. All kids 4th grade and under are welcome to join (there is age-appropriate childcare available for even our littlest friends who are still in diapers, so they are welcome too)! Reach out to Elyse if you have questions or would like more information. No registration is necessary!

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GROW:youth Kick-Off Event
Sep
8
3:30 PM15:30

GROW:youth Kick-Off Event

GROW:youth is for students in 5th-12th grade and is a time to meet other neighbors your age while engaging in fun activities, eating snack, and more! The first GROW:youth event will be on September 8 from 3:30-5:30 pm down in the Community Room! Contact Andy if you have questions! No registration is necessary.

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Fall GROW:groups!
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Fall GROW:groups!

Would you like a chance to know some of the super interesting folks of Neighborhood Church a little better? Would you like to explore spiritual topics, practices, and questions - but not have to do it by yourself? Are you looking for community to share food and conversation? GROW:groups might be for you!

GROW:groups are Neighborhood Church's small groups - think of them as smaller circles of our community, where we gather regularly (usually once a week) to explore some topic or theme, or to practice a spiritual discipline together. Groups meet in homes, restaurants, and sometimes the church building. Most groups have between 6 and 10 regular, imperfect, very interesting humans and meet from 90-120 minutes, depending on the group.

This fall, we have many ways to get involved! Click HERE to see the different options, as well as find out a bit more about what each group will do, where they'll meet, and what to expect! You can register now through September 8– invite anyone you think would be interested in plugging into our community in this way this fall

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Valuable & T-Shirt Sunday!
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Valuable & T-Shirt Sunday!

There are many things of value - money, family connections, privileges, power - but what God invites us into, a new way of seeing life and other people - helps us see what is really valuable. (Spoiler alert: its love and people! All the people! Even you!)

On September 8, we will kick off our new sermon series: Valuable! We will have a special gift for you after worship (spoiler alert: it's a t-shirt that says "All Love, No B.S."; they're really great and you won't want to miss it) because you are loved and valued! There will also be a chance to learn more about ways to connect and plug in with events throughout the fall. It'll be a good time so mark your calendars and plan to join us that morning for worship!

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ShareFest!
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

ShareFest!

Sharing is fun! And an important part of living in community with each other. On September 1, we'll gather for a brief worship experience, immediately followed by a potluck lunch and an opportunity to swap stuff.

Bring a dish to share and anything (clothes, toys, shoes, accessories, household goods) you no longer need but still has life left in it. You don't have to take anything and you don't have to bring anything... or you might bring or find all kinds of treasures. You do you.

Spread the word! Invite your friends and neighbors!

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Evening Worship | August
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Worship | August

We're excited to announce that we will be trying out a new evening worship service this fall, starting September 15 at 7 pm. The service will be casual, conversational, and community-oriented. It will be down in the Community Room with non-traditional worship seating and acoustic music. Invite friends & neighbors who you think might be looking for this type of worship experience! We hope to see you September 15 for our first preview service.

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Bark in the Park
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Bark in the Park

Calling all dog-owners and dog-lovers! We'll be at Freedom Barkway (a dog park in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood) on September 11 from 6:30-8:30 pm handing out dog treats, meeting friends & neighbors of the human and canine variety, and handing out some popsicles for the owners of the pups. Let Elyse know if you have questions or would like to help anchor the event!

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Connect Dinners: August
Aug
25
to Aug 31

Connect Dinners: August

Sign up to have dinner with new and old friends alike - hosted by neighbors from Neighborhood Church! In June, July, and August we'll gather at various homes around the area for dinner, conversation, and connection with people in our church and community. Its a great way to connect with folks from our church and community, get to know one another in a more casual setting, and hopefully have some memorable conversation.

All dinners are from 6-8 pm! You can sign-up now through this link!

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Music In Common Community MeetUp!
Aug
25
3:30 PM15:30

Music In Common Community MeetUp!

We're excited to partner with Music in Common, an organization that empowers youth and communities against hate through dialogue, collaborative songwriting, multimedia, and performance.

Music in Common Community MeetUps are monthly gatherings that offer community members from diverse backgrounds opportunities to build relationships through individual and collaborative creative expression. The first MeetUp at Neighborhood Church will be this Sunday, August 25 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Music in Common's Avarie Cook will lead a "How to Make Great DIY Music Videos" workshop. We will discuss how to make your own music video with a phone, tablet, or any other casual at-home device.

It's free and all students 5th-12th grade are welcome to join in! You can invite folks through the Facebook event here! 🎬📱📹

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SYHO/BYOB at Waller's!
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

SYHO/BYOB at Waller's!

We're singing our hearts out! Come to Waller's shop in Decatur and sing some Neighborhood Church favorite tunes. Bring your own instrument, bring your own beer (for $5), or enjoy the tasty treats that Waller's has to offer.

Come, sing, and have fun!

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Anti-Racism March & Rally
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Anti-Racism March & Rally

There will be a march on August 18 to protest racism and white supremacy. Many organizations are joining together for this rally! You can find out more and invite folks on the Facebook event page. As a justice-seeking congregation, it is important that we show up to community gatherings like this one!

A group of Neighborhood people will be taking the MARTA over to the North Ave MARTA Station where the rally begins. Meet at 1 pm in the Connector if you would like to ride over with the group!

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Creative Connections: August
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Connections: August

Creative Connections is more than just a craft club– it’s a community of folks who believes they can use creativity for good. Each third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am-2:00 pm Creative Connections gathers to work on crafting projects together. You can either bring your own project or join a project with other people in the community! Coffee is always provided– bring a snack to share if you’d like.

You can read a full description of what Creative Connections is all about here!


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Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
Aug
14
11:30 AM11:30

Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

Join the Faith and Advocacy Network as we prayerfully remember the victims of gun violence and show our support for The Background Check Expansion Act S. 42, which would ensure that firearms don't end up in the hands of individuals who are not legally allowed to purchase them. You can find out more information on their Facebook event page.

The event is at Liberty Plaza, across from the Capitol. The closest MARTA station is the Georgia State station! If you want to get a group together, post in the Neighborhood Church Atlanta FB group to coordinate with other folks! (Not in that FB group? Email Michelle to be added!)

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El Refugio Deportation Bag Drive
Aug
7
to Aug 15

El Refugio Deportation Bag Drive

Some churches in the area are teaming up to collect items for men who are being held/deported at Stewart Detention Center. Over 2,000 men are being held at Steward Detention Center right now and 95% of them will be deported. These men came into the country with little/nothing and are leaving the same way. Although ICE does not allow them to leave with much, they will allow them to receive a deportation bag. Your donations will go directly to these men, through the work of El Refugio.


Items needed* (gently used items are accepted for all except shoes):

  • Backpacks or duffel bags with working zipper

  • Men's pants (Jeans or other casual pants)

  • Shirts (Polo shirts or t-shirts are okay)

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Shoes (new shoes are greatly preferred)

  • Shell Gas Cards in increments of $25

*The men receiving these bags tend to be in their 20's and 30's and tend to wear small/medium with some larger sizes. The clothes should be casual and for warm climates.

There is also a Target registry if you would like to purchase items that will be sent directly to El Refugio for distribution!

You can drop your donations in the bin in the Connector anytime before Thursday, August 15 or you can take them directly to Holy Trinity Episcopal in Decatur.

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Brewery Night
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Brewery Night

Join us at Eventide Brewing (1015 Grant St SE) on July 29 for an evening of hanging out in community together from about 6:30-8:30 pm! The beer is on you, but we’ll plan to order in some pizza or other food item for sharing. Feel free to invite your friends & neighbors!

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