HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
10:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

SUMMER BREAKFAST: Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to provide a breakfast this summer. Next Sunday is still available for sign-up! Gather your church group or a group of family or friends and select a Sunday to provide breakfast and fellowship for your church family. (For those Sundays no one signs up, breakfast will not be provided.) If you are interested in hosting a Sunday, sign up by clicking here.
Contact: Rena Stallworth

ONLINE STREAMING: We’re streaming our services online! Over the last year we’ve begun to live stream our principal liturgies. So wherever life takes you, join us for services online at the appointed hour on Sundays. Join us in real time, or tune in any time following the service by clicking here! Spread the word, especially to those unable to be with us each week. Or view our archive of past sermons here on the Holy Innocents' website. 

CHILDREN'S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 10:00am service. Children (Pre-K-4th grade) will leave church during the sequence hymn to enjoy a children’s service just for them, and then return during the peace. We are looking for volunteers to help with the Children's Chapel each Sunday. For more information about how to volunteer click here.

SUNDAY GATHERING: A time of fellowship and prayer in Christ Chapel starting at 9:20am. Buddy Crawford will continue his presentation on being and speaking Episcopalian and all are welcome, even if you have missed sessions. (Buddy will have written documents available.) Eva and Don Bell will have French style breakfast snacks from 9:00 in the large conference room. If you have not been before, you will enjoy information from one of our knowledgeable priests.
Contact: Don Bell (678) 761-1435


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Dear Holy Innocents Family:

As I write at the end of this day, I give thanks for a wonderful staff retreat. Led by our own Nan Henson, your staff took time to explore the ancient spiritual tool called the Enneagram. If you don’t know much about it or nothing at all, take time to research it. It’s a powerful tool toward personal fulfillment rooted in the celebration of your best self – the person God called into being.

Our day-long study allowed us to sit with one another, share parts of who we are, and begin a dialogue about how we work (best) together. Before the day, I knew of the immense privilege it is to share in ministry with our staff, but the day together opened new doors into who we are and how God is calling us. We are a wonderfully talented group of people committed to the good work of ministry at HI. I’m deeply thankful for Nan’s work among us and for the opportunity to deepen the journey that we take in service to God at Holy Innocents.

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HIEC Summer Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

We give thanks to God for the ordination of Timothy S. Seaman, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School’s Lower School chaplain, to the sacred order of priests. All are invited to join us Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm for his ordination at The Cathedral of St Philip. This June we also remember and celebrate the ordination anniversaries of Rev. Michael R. Sullivan, Rev. Buddy Crawford, Rev. Joshua Case, and Rev. William S. Stanley.

SAVE THE DATE - MEN OF HOLY INNOCENTS’ RETREAT: All men of Holy Innocents’ please plan to attend the Men’s Retreat, September 23 through September 25 at Falls Creek Falls State Park. This will be our first year at Falls Creek Falls. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood, Falls Creek Falls State Park provides a fantastic setting for the MOHI retreat. More info coming soon.
Contact: John Harris

BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY (SUMMER SCHEDULE): The Brown Bag Bible Study continues to meet through the summer on Mondays at noon in the large conference room. Each week's lesson is a stand alone unit; bring a lunch and join us when you can! Contact Betty Barstow or Karen Calhoun  with questions.

MOVIES, MUSIC, AND SPIRIT CLASS - AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A series of six classes led by Bob Bahr to examine and discuss the influence of film, popular music and American religious thought in the years following World War II during the late 1940s and 1950s. This influential period in American culture and thought helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement and the changes in thinking about the role of women in American society.
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SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE: Our next Sustainability Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm in the Small Conference Room. If you are interested in Sustainability and would like to join our committee, please do so. If you have any questions about the Sustainability Committee, contact or e-mail Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

SUMMER 2016 MISSION EXPERIENCE - ATLSERVE 3.0: We are excited to announce that this coming summer we will continue our missional partnership with All Saints’ Episcopal Church in offering atlSERVE 2016 from July 10-15! This year our mission experience will build upon the sure foundation of years past even as we partner with the Diocese of Atlanta to include Episcopal youth throughout Middle and North Georgia. This year’s experience is open to all youth as young as rising 7th graders. Online registration can be found by clicking here. As always, please feel free to be in touch with me should you have any questions!
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

SUMMER CHOIR: If you can carry a tune and possess even minimal music reading ability (voice quality not withstanding), you are encouraged to sing in the Summer Choir. We meet at 9:00am on Sundays in Brensinger Hall to prepare music for the 10:00am service. Singers in High School and older are welcome. Dates are: June  5, 12, 19, & 26 (then the choir is on hiatus for 5 Sundays) and again on August 7, 14, 21, 28, & September 4.  You’re invited to come for any or all of these dates!
Contact: Susan West


The Ventulett Art Gallery honors parishioner and architect Tom Ventulett. Curator Jerry Stapleton and his committee line up artists, continuing to make the Ventulett Gallery one of the most sought venues in our area.  

The Ventulett Gallery is excited to welcome
Alan Tiegreens's exhibit 
‘Scene in Passing’

VENTULETT GALLERY PRESENTS, "Scene in Passing" Opening Reception: Join us for the opening reception of "Scene in Passing"
on June 9 at 6:00pm. “These landscapes” Alan explains, “are the result of an energy that is best expressed by my appreciation (and need) for spontaneity, movement and meaning. Rarely planned ahead, they are largely inventions from memoried places and circumstances that appear to me to have qualities that go beyond obvious beauty or interest value.” The exhibit will be continuing through July 7. All art will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Carol Johns at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 404.255.4023
Contact: Carol Johns

Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here



ROSARY FOR PEACE: On Fridays at 1:00pm in Christ Chapel a Rosary for peace is offered for all those suffering from violence and disaster around the world.  Special petitions are offered for areas torn apart by war, especially Syria. If you are not familiar with this tradition and the prayers offered, but feel called to its contemplative nature, join others from the community each week.
Contact: Craig Wilson

READING CONNECTIONS - Women’s Book Club: The book club, Reading Connections, meets monthly on the second Monday of the month in Bishop Commons at 6:00pm. All are welcome for fellowship and lively discussion. On Monday, July 11 we will be discussing A Spool of Blue Thread, by Kate Morton. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Nancy Binkow

MEN OF HI DINNER AND A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, July 12 at the home of Clem Chandler from 6:30-9:00 pm. The book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer. For directions, contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm in Bishop Commons.  Please bring a light appetizer and/or a bottle of wine to share. We welcome women from ALL age groups, so please join us for lively conversation and an opportunity to meet new friends.  Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

MEN OF HIEC 3RD FRIDAYS: The next meeting will be July 22 from 7:00am - 8:15am. Coffee, biscuits, fellowship, and discussion in Inglett Hall. A different topic will be covered each month. This is a great way to connect with other guys in the parish. “What you say just might be what someone else needs to hear.”

FAB 40’s: Fab 40’s is a supper club that was started several years ago by a group of parishioners, who were all in their 40’s at the time. They meet every 3rd Saturday at 6:30pm, have an hour or so to socialize, eat dinner and usually end the event around 9:00pm. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 23. A volunteer host is responsible for the entrée’ and the members are responsible for the other food. For more information visit the HIEC website by clicking here.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

Please contact Melody McNeil with prayer requests. Names may remain on the Parish Prayer List for four weeks, and if requested are placed on the Intercessory Prayer List.

Prayers for those in need of Healing:  Comfort and and heal all those who are sick or who suffer in body, mind or spirit including Nina Collins; Jean-Paul Richard; Stan Saunders; Jim Didriksen; Lucie Bornholm; Bud Dayries; Ann Smith; Maidee Spencer; Chris Mitchell; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Sawyer Josey; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Helen Dixon; Bob Paul, father of Rusty Paul; Ann Thompson, mother of Debbie Vaky; Bill Lumpkin; Diane Framularo, friend of Eleanor Feroleto; Sharon Wilson, mother of Craig Wilson; Ed and Mary Lou Jensen, parents of Carolyn Dwyer; Carol Tuck, sister of Jeannie Longley; Kin Craig, friend of Pat Harris; David Oates, cousin of Renee Peyton; Michael Wooten, brother of Tim Wooten; and those receiving communion at home.

Prayers for those Who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including  Richard Skaggs, father of Julie Skaggs; Elizabeth Pannell, sister in law of Tim and Kristi Wooten; David Andrew Savula, father of David Savula; Harvey Jones, uncle of Kia Harper; and the Holy Innocents of Our Day, that your will for them may be fulfilled and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.

Prayers for those in service to our country: Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women serving our nation at home and abroad including Harrison Plunkett, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger, Thomas Webber, Steven Leforge, Sean Graham, and Brandon Rudder. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Loving and gracious God, we give you thanks for the gift of life and the gift of love, and for placing in our lives people with whom to share your love, especially those who are celebrating birthdays today and in the coming month: (6/1) Mary Carlson; Kathryn Chandler; Anna Loper; Martin MacIntyre; Jeffrey Sutter; (6/2) Laura Chandler; Julia Maxman; Gregory Van Rysselberge; (6/3) William Eckman; Amy Hollett; Lynette Limbeek; Andrew Paul; Thomas Smith; (6/4) John Barrett; Jennifer van der Grinten; Barbara Voss; (6/5) Pattie Bock; Emmy Reynolds; Linda Wood; Paige Wright; (6/6) Liza Avery; Katherine Binkow; Daniel Faulk; Christopher Herbert; Melinda Quigley; Louise Wells; Roger White; (6/7) Jack Ferraro; Stephanie McCarthy; Michael Nealon; Judith Perry; Shawn Wouters; (6/8) Lisa Allen; Haven Damewood; Gerald Domescik; Joseph Magaro; David McElroy; Steven North; Elizabeth Palmer; Glen Pellettieri; Ashley Williams; (6/9) Linda Brown; Michael Crosby; Rachel Eckman; Carolyn Hopkins; William Moore; (6/10) George Abney; Matthew Burns; Jennifer Cantrell; Gregory Clever; Amy Elliotte; Sarah Graves; John Kallis; William Loux; Ivy Moultrie; Lily Rolader; Kyle Shaughnessy; Jonathan Temple; Brent Weitnauer; Denise Wilson; (6/11) Jane Chandler; Jean Fisher; Kayla Mandy; Raymond White; (6/12) Melissa Davis; Katy Griggs; Lindsey Rawley; Mark Russell; Mary Marvin Walter; Paul Webber; (6/13) Ken Bomar; Thomas Hopkins; Parker Osborne; Mary Pace; Harrison Preston; (6/14) Gray Griffith; Frances Howard; Hollan Osborne; (6/15) Michael Bernot; Janet Fanning; Karen Jackson; Timothy Ortman; Nicole Rash; Joy Savula; Diane Windler; (6/16) Christopher Binney; Steve Johnson; Carol Luther; John Sadlo; (6/17) Thomas Graves; Paul Purves; Aaron Russell; Edwin Scott; Angela Sokolowski; Evelyn Thompson; (6/18) Herman Cornett; Jennifer Hardin; Pamela McKinstry; Hendrick Van Beuningen; (6/19) Vivian Charlesworth; John FitzGerald; Coley Mangrum; Gerri Walker; Lesley Wiemann; (6/20) G. Clark; Catherine Crawford; Evan Peckham; Lawrence Simpson; Jonathan Winer; (6/21) Frankie Benner; David Betts; Louie Cantrell; Rosemary Erb; Gregory Esslinger; Eleanor Hickok; Sydney Jarvis; Rick Seaborn; (6/22) Christopher Gadomski; Kyle Keenan; Vernon Mueller; Stephen Saussy; Jeffrey Stone; Ricky Xie; (6/23) Greyson Burnett; Arthur Dayries; John O'Connor; Rusty Paul; Suzanne Smith; Jonnie Swann; (6/24) Steven Baskin; Kenneth Brown; Patricia Carlson; Roger Fincher; William Shaheen; Andrew Toledo; Thomas Webber; Mit Wood; (6/25) Brett Bennett; Caroline Crouch; Ronald Gill; James McMillen; William Palmer; (6/26) Felix Badham; Karen Calhoun; Andrew Chandler; William Fochtmann; John Mason; Marilyn Smith; Jennie Yanda; (6/27) Sarah Anderson; Elizabeth Brown; Diana Cady; Susan Carabetta Hayden; Kevin Hickey; Turner Smith; (6/28) Ruth Brown; Sara Dixon; Madelaine McCrorie; Michael Morie; (6/29) John Collins; Trevor Gillum; Leston Juneau; Kelly McDonald; John Wooten; (6/30) Donley Klein; Christopher Pomar;