Weekly News

Weekly

Keep up to date with the daily and weekly goings on at Holy Innocents by checking this page often! If you have any questions or would like more info, email us at communications@holyinnocents.org. Thank you :)

KIRKIN OF THE TARTANS

Our upcoming Kirkin' of the Tartans celebration is a whole day affair! Join us on Sunday, September 26 at 10:15 AM for a special worship service with bagpipes, drums, and the blessing of kilts followed by a cookout and parade hosted by the Friends of Music at HIEC. We look forward to an awesome performance by the North Georgia Pipes and Drums as well as your RSVP! Sign up today and help us get a headcount for the festivities by clicking HERE

SPECIAL EVENT/ONLINE RETREAT

As we continue to live into our Baptismal covenant, please consider participating in the upcoming online retreat: Practicing the Inner Work of Racial Justice. It is a great opportunity to explore social justice and deepen our engagement with the work of dismantling racism as well as connect with the host church Trinity Church Wall Street. More info HERE

NEW WEEKLY CLASS WITH REV. JOHN

We are delighted to share that the Rev. John Porter will lead a class this Fall on Zoom entitled "Difficult Conversations about Things that Matter." Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM for conversation and fellowship. Learn more HERE

PILGRIMAGE MEETING COMING SOON

Our first Israel pilgrimage information meeting will be Monday, September 20 at 6 PM in Inglett Hall. We will meet to share costs, due dates, and plans for this extraordinary trip to the Holy Lands. All are welcome to come and learn more. Nothing is required for this initial trip. All ages are welcome!

CHRIST CHAPEL WATERCOLOR

Prints of Tom Ventulett's gorgeous watercolor rendition of Christ Chapel are for sale for $90. If you would like to purchase a print, please call the church office (404-255-4023) or get in touch with us via email today! All proceeds from sales will go to Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church.

FINANCIAL NEWS

Summer is coming to an end and hopefully cooler weather is around the corner. The Finance Committee approved the revised mid-year budget at the August meeting. We now begin the process of preparing the budget for 2022 with staff members, lay leaders, and the treasurers. The Finance Committee does not meet in July so here are some highlights from the July financial statements: Pledge income for July was very close to budget but was about $50,000 below budget YTD. Total revenues were down for the month and YTD. The Endowment Fund continues to benefit from the strong market with a value at end of July of $2.3 million, compared to $1.8 million in July 2020. Our building loan balance is down to $2,059,338, compared to $2,323,632 as of July 2020. Total Administration costs came in slightly below budget for July and YTD. While we are addressing maintenance and repair projects around the building that we were not able to accomplish during the first year of the pandemic, we have managed to stay within our budget. However, some repairs had to be funded from our property reserve account; we are thankful to now have that fund! Please contact Caroline Fleming in the church office with any financial or building concerns and questions: cfleming@holyinnocents.org or 404-751-2906

JOIN THE ALTAR GUILD TODAY

The Altar Guild at Holy Innocents consists of a wonderful group of women and men who prepare all things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any of the other sacraments and offices of the church. The Altar Guild works closely with the clergy, and is open to everyone who wishes to provide the gift of service to support our church’s liturgy. We are always looking for more Altar Guild members and would love to have you join this fun and friendly group; the time commitment is once a month, training is provided, and you will always serve with a fellowAltar Guild member. Click HERE or contact Nettie Silva nettie.silva@gmail.comor Lisa Shunnarah lisashunnarah@yahoo.comwith any questions.

HELLO GREETERS

Greeting is an important ministry at Holy Innocents, and it’s a great way to meet current members, new members, and guests. Please follow the link HERE to learn more about being a greeter at Holy Innocents. You may also contact John Rash for more information. Contact: John Rash

COMPLINE WITH HANNAH

Join Hannah Kelly on Monday nights at 7 PM for weekly evening prayer. She will lead the praying of compline together, and the service should take about 30 minutes. There's no need to sign up or commit to every week; please drop in whenever you are available! Join us on Zoom by clicking HERE

CALL US ANYTIME

Have a busy week and know that you will be on the go? Use our Sermon by Phone service and listen to this week's sermon from the convenience of your phone! Call 404-321-3037 and give yourself a moment of calm and reflection during the week. You deserve it!

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