March 8 Sunday Worship to be Lead by John Ferguson
Ferguson, John shadowJohn Ferguson, Professor Emeritus of Organ and Church Music at St. Olaf College, will lead us in worship on Sunday, March 8, at11:00 a.m. The Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Chancel Choirs will participate in a service of readings, reflections, and music.
For more information on John Ferguson, click here.


Events Collage Shadow


The C. A. Lyons Project

A world premiere and the winner of the 2015 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. A strong theme of the taboo of AIDS in the African American community in the 1980s.

Dance & theatre mingle throughout. Discussion following the play, with experts in the related fields.

Date: Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Hertz Stage at the Alliance
Cost: Approximately $25, depending on the number of attendees
Other: 10 tickets required for group price
Coordinator: David York

To sign up, click here.

2  Chateau Elan Winery

Have you ever wanted to explore the wines of GA or spend a day walking around the beautiful mountains of GA? Come join us whether you are a novice wine drinker or sommelier or anything in between, this is for you.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 1:00 tour and tasting
Location: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Northern GA
Cost: Tastings are $12 per person which includes 5 samples of wine, plus a souvenir wine glass
Other: Carpooling is an option
Coordinator: Michelle Hwang 

To sign up, click here.

3  A Night of Comedy

A night at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown seeing Atlanta native Dave Stone perform some excellent comedy, followed by wine and cheese upstairs at David York's place. Please note that the Laughing Skull (and the comedy) is for ages 21 and older.

"Based in Los Angeles, by way of Atlanta, Dave has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, season 8 of Last Comic Standing, and provides voices for Adult Swim's animated series "Squidbillies". Dave was selected to the prestigious "New Faces" showcase at the 2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was picked by LA Weekly as one of the "12 Comics to watch" in 2012. Dave's laid back charm and self-deprecating style make him a hit with a wide range of audiences, transcending age, race, class, gender, height, and weight."

Date:  Saturday March 8 at 8 pm
Location: Laughing Skull at 878 Peachtree St.
Cost: $25.00 for reserved seats
Limit: TBD based on availability of tickets but we are thinking 10-12 attendees because of the smallness of the venue
Coordinator: Elizabeth Sudduth

To sign up, click here.

4  Atlanta Botanical Garden

Join Central friends for a special guided tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lunch at the Café at Linton’s in the Garden.

Date: Thursday, March 19 from 10:30 to 11:45 am.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, followed by lunch at The Cafe at Linton's in the Garden. Cost: $19.95 per person for the tour. We'll each pay for our own lunch
Other: We need at least 10 people for the tour but would love to have more!
Deadline: Sign up by March 12
Coordinator: Becky Marshall

To sign-up, click here.

5  The Joshua Show
        a modern day Mister Rogers

Date: Saturday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Puppetry Arts Center
Cost: $8.75 for the show and $15.80 for show, museum and craft time
Other: 10 tickets required for group price
Coordinator: David York

To sign up, click here.

6  Eating Out--Asian-Style

Do you love flavorful Asian cuisine? Have you always wanted to try a Vietnamese noodle bowl or a yummy Bun Bo Hue? Join Central friends for a budget-friendly casual dinner and great conversation! The restaurant is child-friendly and has free parking. No beer or wine but you may bring your own!

Date & Location: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Pho Dai Loi #2 (Vietnamese restaurant) 4186 Buford Highway, Atlanta
Cost: Entrees from $5.50 to $12.00
Limit: about 12
Coordinator: Marcia Hunter

To sign-up, click here.

7  Dinner and a Movie

A night at the Atlanta Film Festival celebrating the talents of women film directors - since the Academy chose to ignore them this year! Join your fellow Centralites at the Atlanta Film Festival showing of Old South directed by Danielle Beverly" and then discuss the movie over dinner at a local eatery.

"In a historically black neighborhood in Athens, GA, a college fraternity traditionally known to fly the confederate flag moves in and establishes their presence by staging an antebellum style parade. Old South follows the neighborhood struggle over three years, while both communities fight to preserve their historical legacies against and evolving cultural background in the South - and the nation as a whole."

Date: TBD between March 20 and March 29
Location: Atlanta Film Festival schedule and theatre locations announced in late February)
Cost: $10.00 for movie ticket plus cost of dinner
Limit: TBD based on availability of tickets and interest but we are thinking 20-25 attendees
Coordinator: Rick DeFeo

To sign-up, click here.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Linda Clawson Smith.

2015 Women's Retreat Banner

Friday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 22, 11:00 a.m.
The Calvin Center, 13550 Woolsey Road, Hampton, Georgia 30228 (40 minutes south of Central Church)

Featured Speaker:  Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, Associate Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary


Women’s lives are radically different than they were a generation ago.

In this time of rapidly changing attitudes regarding sexuality and relationships, we need more than ever to talk honestly about what it means to be faithful to Jesus Christ while living and loving in all sorts of ways. Through a weekend of conversation, prayer, and reflection on scripture Kim will lead us in engaging and re-imagining the scriptures that have traditionally defined what it means to be "fruitful."

Straight or gay, single or in a relationship, married, widowed, or divorced, come take a fresh look at scripture and reflect together on living fruitful, loving lives!

Planning Committee: Debbie Miller, Allie Suazo, Shirley Landrum, Martha Kimes, Anna George Traynham

To register, click here

To print a packing list, click here.


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