Cheers for Change 2014
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Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Monday Night Brewing

Plan to join us on Sunday, November 9 from 3 to 6pm at Monday Night Brewing (670 Trabert Ave, Atlanta) to support the work of Central Outreach & Advocacy Center! There will be great beer, delicious food, good music, brewery tours, trivia and prizes, and a chance to learn more about Central OAC's important work.
We had a blast at this event last year, and it's the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and family to the transformative work Central OAC is doing to help reduce homelessness in Atlanta.

Bring yourself, tell your friends, and get ready to have a great time for an even better cause. We hope to see you there!
Purchase tickets to this event by clicking here.

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Friday Night Schedule

6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, led by Rabbi Peter Berg.  The service will be followed by a presentation and Q&A with the Rev. Dr. Jim Atwood and Josh Horwitz, JD. Bios>>

Saturday Schedule

8:30 a.m.    Registration and Coffee/Brekkie Bites

9:00 a.m.    Opening Address:  America's Fascination with Violence Q&A with Jim Atwood

10:00 a.m.   First Session Workshops

11:00 a.m.   Second Session Workshops

12:00 p.m.   Lunch

12:45 p.m.   Third Session Workshops

1:45 p.m.     Closing Presentation--What We Can do to Stop Gun Violence in Georgia

2:45 p.m.     Service of Remembrance for victims of gun violence in Georgia

For a complete list of workshops and leaders, click here.

The cost of this two-day conference is $20.00 per person which includes food and parking for both days. (For directions to parking at Central, click here. Central Church is within walking distance of both the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA stations.)

Please register for the conference and individual workshops by clicking here

For additional information, contact Maureen Thompson Hunt by phone 404-601-3124 or email.

Zimbabwe Artists Project on display in Tull Hall Gallery
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Our current art exhibit in Tull Hall is from the Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP) – “Making Human Connections Through Art”. ZAP is a non-profit organization created at the request of the Artists of rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. ZAP’s goal is to “foster self-respect and self-reliance through collaborative projects." Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps the artists become economically self-sufficient. Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for their families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities.  

ZAP has helped Weya artists create their own cooperative association, by assisting with constitution writing and the fundamentals of bookkeeping. These artists have used proceeds from their artwork to rebuild fragile houses, meet major medical emergencies, care for AIDS orphans, and enter teacher-training college.   ZAP has completed a clean water project in Weya and is engaged with the people of Weya in responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

In 2008, Central hosted the ZAP art exhibit, and the Learning Committee purchased artwork for our children’s Sunday School Classrooms and for rooms on the Ground Level occupied by Central Outreach and Advocacy Center.

All artwork on display is for sale, and is sponsored by the Music & Liturgical Committee. For pricing please email Sandra McDonald or Dave VanderMeer.

For additional information please visit ZAP’s website.

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