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Our last newsletter produced immediate results. Mr. David Woodward and Mr. Matt Schawb responded immediately to cut up and remove the fallen tree part. It may not have been evident in our pictures but it was close to 100 feet of tree on the ground. The biggest pieces have been removed and the smaller branches and debris await removal by the city of Atlanta. Mr Schawb an experienced arborist now works with Americare Lawn Service. The good news is that he believes the main part of the tree is healthy and there is no need to remove it. Even better new he donated his time and expertise to remove the fallen tree. This saved us a considerable expense and relieved our concern about the main part of the tree. While he no longer removes trees for a living he and Americare Lawn Service are available to help with your lawn care and landscaping needs. Give them a call at (770) 682-LAWN (5296) and be sure to mention Clifton Sanctuary Ministries.
On Thursday, June 13th, heavy thunderstorms moved through the Atlanta area. During that storm a rather large tree in the southeast corner of the property, near Ivy Place and McClendon, split. A substantial portion of the tree fell to the ground. Fortunately it fell away from the street, our building and our neighbors. As you can see in the images below we now have a third of the tree on the ground. Looking at the part of the tree still standing we must wonder if the next big storm won’t bring more of the tree down.
We need your help to remove the tree and to inspect the portion still standing. Are you or is someone you know an arborist? Would you or a group of people from your church be able to cut the fallen portion of the tree into manageable pieces. Even better could you remove the fallen portion of the tree?
Perhaps you can make a small contribution to help with the cost of having the tree removed.
The date for the Annual Dinner and Graduation has been set. We will gather once more at North Avenue Presbyterian Church on October 13, 2013. That may seem like a long way off but it will be here before we know it. So save the date and watch for the opportunity to make your reservations later this summer. This year we are limiting the number of seats to 150, so we encourage you to plan ahead.
We are also looking for items to include in another Silent Auction to be held in conjunction with the dinner. Last year we made $1.025 on the auction. With your help we hope to do even better this year. So look around for those one-of-a-kind items you might have. A vacation home or time share you could make available or perhaps a unique piece of art or a service to offer our supporters. Drop us an email when you find it.
In addition to an evening of fellowship you will hear about the accomplishments of the past year and our plans for the future. The personal stories of our recent graduates will be the highlight of the evening. Our staff and officers will use the opportunity to recognize those individuals and churches that have made a special impact on the ministry in the past year.
October will be here before you know it and seating is limited, so make your reservation today. Can’t fit the dinner into your schedule, make a donation that will allow a guest to attend.
Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person or $325 for a table of 8. They can be purchased on our web site http://www.cliftonsanctuary.com or by sending a check to the Clifton office. Reservations are required. North Avenue Presbyterian is located at 607 Peachtree Street, at the corner of North Avenue & Peachtree, in Atlanta.
Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
369 Connecticut Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
The Gospel of the Blues: A concert featuring Francine Reed and Friends
Local blues artists perform at a concert to benefit Epworth United Methodist Church in Candler Park.
For one night only, you can enjoy a concert that will begin with some gospel music that will encourage audience participation, and then roll into the blues that blues legend Francine Reed is famous for. Ms. Reed will be joined by her friends Lola Gulley, Sandra Hall and The Shadows. The Potluck Mass Choir will also make an appearance. All proceeds go toward Epworth’s handicap ramp project.
The concert will be Friday, January 25, 2013, at 7pm in the Sanctuary of Epworth United Methodist Church located at 1561 McLendon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Children 14 and under are $12, with a maximum of two (additional children in immediate family are free).
Ms. Reed grew up singing gospel music. “I can still remember my first performance when I was a three-year-old in my aunt’s church. Her name was Helen Francis, for whom I’m named, and I was so small they had to put me on the piano. I used to listen to rehearsals with her gospel choir and I’d sing ‘I Wanna See Jesus’ in front of the congregation.”
Ms. Reed has appeared with many artists, including Miles Davis, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and Lyle Lovett, and been invited to the White House to sing. Ms. Reed lives in Atlanta and frequently performs at Blind Willie’s in Virginia-Highlands.
To purchase tickets, please go to https://epworthatcandlerpark.ticketbud.com/gospel-of-the-blues or call the Church office at (404)525-4746.
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