By Daniel Szemple
The Friendship Center is a safe, loving, inclusive community that promotes the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of adults marginalized by poverty and various mental health challenges and the well-being of all those who come to participate, to volunteer, to work, and to learn. Acting as an outreach of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church at 737 Woodland Avenue, the Friendship Center is currently serving 85 participants per program day, serving over 300 meals a week, clothing 35 people… Continue reading
By Carol Pitts
The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG) has opened a new office in Grant Park, located on the third floor of Park Avenue Baptist Church. The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is a nonprofit interfaith organization offering counseling and pastoral care to individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples, families, and groups.
The counselor working at the Grant Park location is Lanta Cooper, M.S., M.Div., NCC. Lanta has a range of experience serving children, adolescents, adults,… Continue reading
By Lanta Cooper
Park Avenue Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26 from 5:30pm to dark. This is a free event open to everyone in the community. Costumes are welcomed for all ages. There will be a moon bounce, festival games, crafts, face painting, popcorn, and a cupcake walk. The church hopes you’ll join them for this fun family event! Park Avenue Baptist Church is located at 486 Park Avenue in Grant Park. Weekly worship… Continue reading
By Bill Ericson
On Saturday, October 5 at 10:00am, St. Paul United Methodist Church will host its annual Blessing of the Animals service in Grant Park. The service is open to all residents of the area and their pets. If your pet does not travel well, please bring a picture. Those who attend may also record the name(s) of their deceased pets on a memorial banner.
Representatives from Healthy Hound and City Kitty will be on hand to provide information… Continue reading
By Meg Lacy
For almost a decade, a number of churches in the Grant Park area have gathered annually for a time of worship, prayer, and fellowship in the Park. Congregations have not always been friendly across denominational affiliations and racial lines, so area churches view this gathering as an important sign of their common commitment to God and their shared investment in the southeast Atlanta community.
This year’s Worship in the Park service will be on Sunday, September 15… Continue reading
by Rebecca Wallace
From May 28 through May 31, children from all over Southeast Atlanta are welcome to Vacation Bible School (VBS) at St. Paul United Methodist Church. This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) will explore an “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.” Held daily from 9:00am to 12:30pm, the cost is $35 per child for the week and is open to children ages 3 to 12 years.
“Even as my kids are getting older (8 and 10 years old),… Continue reading
By Lanta Cooper
Join Park Avenue Baptist Church for “God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars” this summer. Get your children ready for an adventure that starts in your own backyard and gets bigger as your kids learn about serving their families, neighbors, communities, and friends. This backyard adventure will take place at Park Avenue Baptist Church on Sunday, June 2nd-Thursday, June 6 from 6:00pm-8:15pm daily.
Register online (for FREE) at parkavebaptist.com. Children age 3 through grade 6 are eligible… Continue reading
By Sherri Scott
St. Paul Arts and Recreation Camp (SPARC) returns to Grant Park this summer with two new themes: Lego Arts and Bike Week! Each week pairs a recreation theme with an arts theme, and the kids also swim three days a week. The camp is led by Director of Recreation Sherri Scott and employs teachers from neighborhood schools. It promotes a fun day camp experience for kids ages 6-10 with tons of sports and crafts. The camp last… Continue reading
By Lanta Cooper
Park Avenue Baptist Church invites the Grant Park community to its annual Easter Egg Hunt, to be held on Sunday, March 24 at 12pm following Palm Sunday Worship. The event will consist of a potluck lunch, an egg hunt, story time, and crafts for the children. Anyone wishing to participate should bring a side dish or desert to contribute to the potluck, as well as Easter baskets for your children. All are welcome!
As the church prepares… Continue reading
By Rebecca Wallace
Parents of young children: need a mid-week re-charge? If so, or if you are simply looking for more ways to enrich the whole family spiritually, St. Paul UMC in Grant Park invites you to join one or both of their new Wednesday night study groups.
On Jan. 30, preschool-age to 10-year-old children began a 10-week study series led by the video adventure, Molly Pickens and the Rainy Day Castle. Weekly discussions cover the traits of faith,… Continue reading