HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15am - Holy EucHarist (NAVE)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

FAITH FORUM - IRMA GUERRA: Irma Guerra will be the featured speaker at the Adult Forum on Sunday, February 14.  Irma is a postulant in the diocese studying for the priesthood. Irma will share her journey to the Episcopal Church and her call to be a priest in the fastest growing part of our church – the Hispanic community.
Contact: The Rev. Buddy Crawford

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 9:00am service. Children (Pre-K-4th grade) will leave church during the sequence hymn to enjoy a children’s service just them, and then return during the peace. Children’s Formation (3-year-olds-5th grade) takes place each Sunday at 10:10am in Parish Hall.
Contact: Wynn Henderson

Find our weekly sermons here!


FAITH FORUM SERIES - DISMANTLING RACISM: This will be an 8-week series offered during the Faith Forum from January 17-March 13, with a break on February 14. During the first four weeks, we will watch clips from relevant movies, as well as documentaries. These will provide the foundation for the next four weeks during which we will turn our attention to reading, and discussing Just Mercy,  by Bryan Stevenson.

We Belong to One Another: “You’ve got to be brave, brave, brave.”

This week we take a break from our class. Beginning next week, we will begin discussion of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. If you don’t have the time to read the book, there is a series known as “Books for Breakfast”. It is a short summary of Mr. Stevenson’s book. But, please consider reading the whole book, you won’t be sorry.

Also, even if you can’t read the book, please consider coming to the discussion. We plan to have discussions in groups of eight or so, with a leader for each group.

Below is one of my favorite parts of the book. Mr. Stevenson is referring to Rosa Parks in this piece.

“The first time I met Ms. Parks, I sat on Ms. Durr’s front porch in Old Cloverdale, a residential neighborhood in Montgomery, and I listened to the three women talk for two hours. Finally, after watching me listen for all that time, Ms. Parks turned to me and sweetly asked, “Now, Bryan, tell me who you are and what you’re doing.” I looked at Ms. Carr to see if I had permission to speak, and she smiled and nodded at me."
Click here to Read more

Contact: The Rev. Lisa M. Zaina

LENTEN FORMATION CLASSES (February 21 - March 13)

THE WHOLE BRAINED CHILD: Our rector is not an expert of parenting, but he has been practicing for 20 years.  Parents will join him on Sunday mornings to explore the book The Whole Brain Child, a bestseller by Daniel Seigel.  While reading the book is not mandatory, participants will discuss the 12 principles outlined in the book, adding perspectives from the Christian faith. Open to all parents with children of any age who want to share struggles and wisdom.
Contact: The Rev. Michael R. Sullivan

LITURGICAL PRAYER IN SPANISH: Irma Guerra and The Rev. Buddy Crawford will lead a class in praying the services of the church in Spanish.  We will concentrate on learning the pronunciation and rhythm of praying the Holy Eucharist Rite II. Bilingual materials will be given out in each class for continuing practice at home.  This class will assist any of us interested in worshipping with the Hispanic congregations in our diocese.
Contact: The Rev. Buddy Crawford


HIEC Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

All boys (9th-12th) and dads, be sure to attend the inaugural Holy Innocents’ Father & Son Breakfast, on Thursday, March 3 from 7:30-8:30am in the dining hall. Besides a hearty breakfast, you’ll also enjoy the inspirational message of our guest speaker, the Rev. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Ph. D., Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church spritual home of Martin Luther King Jr. Students who would like to attend, but whose fathers can’t, are welcome to bring another male adult with whom they are close. Please RSVP to Karen Ghertner by email  or by phone at (404) 303-2150, ext.252. We have a limited number of seats, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
Contact: Karen Ghertner

LENTEN ANAM CARA: Below find a link to the Lenten issue of Anam Cara, our parish’s E-magazine. View the magazine on any electronic device or print, in color or black and white, for a more traditional version. We will be refining each issue in the coming months, but are excited to share this new communications tool with you and your family.  Share it with others to tell them more about your Place for Faith.
Click here to Download

ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT: Holy Innocents is bringing our Parish retreat Closer to Home this year. Our annual parish “Homecoming” retreat will be held at Callaway Gardens on April 15-17, 2016. For our surprise guest speaker we are happy to welcome back The Rev. Zack Thompson! All those attending will be required to pay a program fee (Individual-$100 or Family-$240). Upon paying the program fee, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to make your reservation at Callaway Garden. Make sure to register on before Monday, March 14 at 5:00pm. We look forward to a wonderful Spring weekend together!
Click here for more information
Contact: The Rev. Buddy Crawford

THE PARSON'S TABLE: Join us at the Parson’s Table on Wednesday, February 17 as we welcome Neville Craw, Executive Chef of Arby’s International! He will be serving Fun Korean Tacos. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Iced tea included with the meal. In observance of the lenten season there will be no achoholic beverages served at the Parson’s Table during Lent. Make sure to reserve your spot before February 15 at 5:00pm.

Guest Chef: HIEC Member Neville Craw

Corporate Executive Chef, Arby's, Inc.

Neville Craw serves as Corporate Executive Chef of Arby's Inc. Mr. Craw became a member of the Arby's team in August 2004 and has a breadth of experience both in chain account and manufacturing product development. He served as Corporate Chef, Product Development of Gold Kist Inc. in Atlanta, and Grecian Delight Foods Inc. in Elk Grove IL. He served for several fine-dining restaurants in Boston and San Francisco. Mr. Craw graduated from The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and also holds a B.S Degree in Advertising and Marketing from Boston University.

2:30pm - 6:30pm - Farmer Tim's Market (Bi-Weekly)
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Dinner for Children
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Wine & Cheese Conversations
5:45pm - 7:00pm - St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders),
Primary Choir/Arts Program (1st – 2nd graders),
Music/Arts Program (preschoolers & kindergarteners)
Nursery (infants & toddlers)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Dinner for Adults

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BOGO (Buy one Give one): When you reserve your space, consider giving away a meal, "Buy one, Give one: BOGO". We will bank contributions each week and when enough are available, we'll provide meals to Sandy Springs organizations such as the Police and Fire Departments. Look for announcements when your BOGO meals are donated around Sandy Springs. Thank you to donors who have contributed thus far.

LENTEN PREACHING SERIES: Beginning February 17, join us in Christ Chapel on Wednesday evenings for a series featuring Atlanta’s best known preachers. A brief liturgy with guest preacher will begin at 6:30pm and end no later than 7:00pm. Add this important time together to your Lenten practice and let God expand the boundaries of your heart.

Guest Speaker

February 17
Dr. Beth Sarah Wright   
Interim Director of Admissions at HIES

Dr. Wright is current Interim Director of Admissions at HIES. Originally from Jamaica, she has lived and studied worldwide, from Edinburgh, Scotland to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In her speaking engagements and writing, Wright tackles issues of faith and depression, the stigmas of mental illness and the role telling your story plays in healing. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, a BA (magna cum laude) from Princeton University in Sociology and Afro-American studies, and an MPhil in Anthropology from Cambridge University. She is the spouse of our Bishop.

SUNDAY MORNINGS LIVE: Our youth formation activities take place every Sunday at 10:10am.  For several weeks, we will participate with the larger parish in the important presentations and discussions on how we can help dismantle racism in our own day. We’ll do this through conversation in groups both large and small.
Contact: The Rev. Will Stanley

ESL- LA AMISTAD SATURDAY PROGRAM FOR LOCAL FAMILIES: Beginning Saturday, January 30 from 9:00am - 12:00pm, our family-centered ESL-La Amistad programming will be back! While we are receiving registrations to determine how many children will be in attendance, we would like to have a good team of volunteers in place to provide fun-yet-formative programs for children ages nursery-10 years old. We would love to have whole HIEC family units commit to serving on these Saturdays. If you would like to volunteer for one week or several, please sign-up online by clicking here.
Contact: The Rev. Joshua Case

HIGH POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - READING WITH A STUDENT: There are over 60 students in need of mentors and reading partners at High Point Elementary. If you are available once a week to read with a student during their lunch period, please sign-up through our partner organization Everybody Wins! If you are unable to commit to weekly sessions, there is an opportunity to alternate with another coworker. You can register to read at www.everybodywinsatlanta.org. You may also contact Amy Schlossberg at . Get started today!
Contact: Amy Schlossberg 

FRIENDS OF MUSIC: Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the  Friends of Music concert schedule for future events. The mission of The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents’ is to enhance the role of music in our parish and beyond by bringing to our facilities high quality and diverse musical programs.
Contact: David Brensinger

CREATING FOR A LIVING: Beginning Sunday, February 21 at 2:30pm join artist in residence, Vanessa Lowry, as she shares ‘behind-the-scenes’ insights interviewing eight professionals who make their living from their creative work. These four talks offer a unique chance to hear directly from them and to ask your questions.  This program will continue weekly until March 13. No need to register and there is no cost to attend. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry

Create and Commune is a free monthly event Vanessa Lowry, Holy Innocents' artist in residence, is hosting on the first Friday of each month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time with your sketch pad, notebook, knitting, crochet, scrapbook, or whatever creative project you can easily pack up and bring along. Nothing overly messy please. No need to pre-register. 


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 Kimmy Cantrell & Barry Rhodes 's "Ancient Medium, Modern Sensibility"

After pursuing a career in management for 20 years, Kimmy Cantrell…“decided one day that it was time to reconnect with the clay, so I picked up some, and sculpted a vase.” His works evolved into bowls, and he hasn’t stopped creating since. Mainly working with the recurring themes of faces, still life and the female anatomy, Kimmy uses still life collages of clay and metal to tell his story.

I am drawn to work in clay, explains artist Barry Rhodes, because of the deep connection to the past, to the ability to express modern ideas of importance and to move art “off the wall” and into our lives. “My own iconography is all about rhythms, which find their into so much of Physics and life…” Approaching each new piece as a puzzle, Barry strives to fit together organic and inorganic elements to make a cohesive and meaningful whole.

Visit the Ventulett Gallery website for more information by clicking here


THE VENTULETT GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE:We are excited to announce that the Ventulett Gallery now has its own website!! Access the site by clicking onto the Ventulett Gallery name on the Holy Innocents' website or in HI Lights or by typing in www.ventulettgallery.com.



ST MONICA’S GUILD: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 16, at 11:30am.  We are going out to lunch and will be dining at “B’s Bistro” on Sandy Springs Circle. No need for reservations, just be there and a good time will be had by all.
Contact: Carolyn Yost

WOMEN’S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, February 18 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 HI DINNER & A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, March 8 at the home of John Hedrick from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler. For directions and more information contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

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, March 14 we will be discussing Killing Jesus: A History, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The Rev. Lisa M Zaina. will lead our discussion. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Beth Lynch  or Nancy Binkow

YOGA CLASS: Want to reduce stress and increase your energy and vitality? Join us for yoga on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 pm in Inglett Hall A&B beginning January 4. The class is a twelve-week session ending on March 21. The cost for the full session is $120 or you can pay $12 per class. The class is geared to beginner/intermediate yogis but those who have never done yoga are encouraged to attend. Modifications are provided for each pose. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Contact: Richard Dew

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

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 heal all those who are sick or who suffer in body, mind or spirit including Nina Collins; Jean-Paul Richard; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Jim Didriksen; Keith Propst; Warren Reedy; Maidee Spencer; Jackie Watt; Chuck Stuart; Angel Dotson; Lucie Bornholm; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Terry Warley, friend of Jackie Stradley; Sawyer Josey; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Peggy Koch, grandmother of Leslie Reading; Sheila Haskell, mother of Peggy Farnham; Kandace Dotson, cousin in law of Angel Dotson; Rose Parker, wife of Vernon Parker; Ben Bellavia-Cortezi; Helen Dixon; Ned Overton, father of Shan Overton and those recieving communion at home.

Prayers for those Who have died: We commend to your mercy all who have died including Margaret Reedy, step mother of Warren Reedy; 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 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: (2/1)William Aaron; William Hix; Robert Tucker; (2/2) Clifford Hoffman; Ava Mills; Ashley Smith; Anna Weitnauer; (2/3) Mark Ballard; Elizabeth Garner; Ian Longley; Charles Lybrook; Phillip McCrorie; Justin Moseley; Lawson Rhea; Kyle Young; (2/4) Megan Crosby; Elizabeth McElroy; (2/5) Ryan Gunnigle; (2/6) Helen Allen ;Judy Chandler; Ryan Purves; Stephen Taylor; Joseph Varner; (2/7) Stefan Fatzinger; Bryan McGee; Jean-Paul Richard; Elizabeth Stephenson; (2/8) Trevor Martin; Liza Mooney; Andrew Savula; Oscar Schlachter; Carole Shunnarah; Benjamin Trausch; (2/9) Scott Ediger; Paul Hamill; Linda Sutter; Carolyn Yost; (2/10) Beverly Dozier; Elizabeth Dozier; William Hollett; David Savula; Austin Smith; Charlie Smith; Carla Street; Jack Walz; (2/11) Sara Bowden; William Fanning; Madeline FitzGerald; Max Foley; David Luther; Briggs Peery; James Smith; Woodrow Smith; Tiffany Sykes; (2/12) Clare Coyne; Vaughn Moore; Joan Plunkett; (2/13) Rebecca Eads; (2/14) Rosalyn Devine; Erin McCall; Eric Otness; Joe Reynolds; Bernard Rolader; Ursula Simmons; Judy Sophianopoulos; James Stuckey; Luke Thompson; Ted Unger; (2/15) Diane Broyles; Lynn Cornett; Timothy Damewood; Colleen Grogan; Raymond Hart; Cindy Kilgallon; Barbara Swann; (2/16) Alison Johnston; Charles Mooney; Marc Schlachter; Harrison Young; (2/17) Christopher Bell; Bentley Boger; Christopher Burnett; Kathryn-Claire Crewdson; David Fluke; Wesley Neece; Spencer Palladino; (2/18) Brandon Booker; Charlotte Gunnigle; Audrey Jarvis; Mike Kilgallon; Arthur Liang; Cole McCall; Sean McCarthy; Margaret McCauley; Ryan Sokolowski; (2/19) Judy Blumenau; Greer Homer; Karen Reuther; (2/20) R. Lee; Thomas Orton; Sam Perry; Sarah Shainker; (2/21) Davis Esslinger; Mark Griffith; Kelly Keenan; Chase Pellettieri; Linda Seaborn; Ilah Wiemann; (2/22) Kalyn Bugg; Sara Eckman; Nina Guilford; Paul Warley; (2/23) Elizabeth Baylis; June Day; Elizabeth Harris; Robert Letzler; Lauren Monkiewicz; Jennifer Pritt; Henrietta Wright; (2/24) Jordan Hartley; Elizabeth Schaefer; Thomas Wells; (2/25) Collin Garner; Virginia Kirkland; Marshall McArthur; Anne McCrystal; Dorothy Megel; Jessica Shainker; (2/26) Connie Brogdon; Holly Chesser; Emily Kallis; Karen Kallis; William MacIntyre; Dyrc McLeod; Eric Trevena; Robert Walker; (2/27) Sharon Stribling; (2/28) Katherine Abreu; Emma Bell; Dabney Caldwell; James Devine; Anne-Marie Esslinger; Courtland Fanning; William Fanning; Kimberly Menefee; Daniel Palladino; Wayne Quigley; Giselle Singh; (2/29) Joseph Burford; Kit Reedy