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Printable Lent Prayers and Readings for Individuals and Families

For each week’s Gospel reading, read either the entire passage or a few verses each day, then pray the accompanying collect for the current week. The printable version is here. Ash Wednesday (February 14) through February 17 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent, […]

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An ADOTS Priest Goes to Myanmar: Opportunities to Serve

Anglican Groups Connect for Northern Myanmar Bible School. In rural northern Myanmar – a place where the most educated earn $30-$50 a month – the Kachin people in the Myitkyina Diocese saved up enough money to buy an 18-acre plot of land. Their hope for that land: a Bible school. “You have these young men […]

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Go. Be Fruitful. Multiply: Canon Dan Alger’s Powerful Call to a Church-Planting Culture in ADOTS

“Oh, you’re that church planting guy.” Canon Dan Alger concedes that this is often how he’s known around the diocese and the province – and he seems okay with that. As the Canon for Church Planting, he recognizes that the topic is often polarizing, with people skewing either enthusiastic or antagonistic. But what he’s not […]

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Introducing New ADOTS Youth Coordinator Jessica Greiner

The Diocese of the South is excited to welcome Jessica Greiner to the new position of Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator! Greiner has served as the Youth & Family Ministry Director at All Saints in Peachtree City, GA since 2010, and is passionate about facilitating distinctly Anglican and Biblically sound environments in which our youth can […]

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Loving God’s Image-Bearers

By Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life, which is hosting its 2018 Summit: Mobilizing the Church for Life this weekend, Jan. 18-19, in Falls Church, VA, in coordination with the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Problems to “Fix” I hate problems. I try to avoid problems and catastrophes. I think we all do. […]

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Sanctify of Life Summit and Sunday

“God is the creator of life and without us, unborn children have no one to speak up for them.” -Archbishop Foley Beach “Life is a gift from God and those gifts need to be protected. The unborn are the most vulnerable among us.” -Bishop Frank Lyons Why is ADOTS pro-life? Our constitution itself affirms life, […]

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Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training at the Cathedral

  What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? Sofia Cavalletti, the founder of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, said that the goal of catechesis is for the child to fall in love with the Good Shepherd. Children grow closer to God as they hear His word and reflect on it, using age-appropriate multi-sensory materials. A […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas For Individuals and Families

The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany 2017-2018 Edition  The Twelve Days and the Epiphany are a great time to spend a few moments each day in prayer, scripture, and praise. These simple devotions, based on the Daily Office, are designed to be short but focused.  Printable Version   24 DECEMBER • Christmas Eve Psalm […]

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Lay Leaders Examine Mission Successes and Struggles

Laity from across the diocese gathered at the 2017 ADOTS Conference and Synod to evaluate their church’s mission, give insight into specific challenges and successes, and consider a view of mission being undertaken by one of our churches. Thomas Ryden, youth minister at Apostles in Knoxville, TN, opened up the meeting by sharing missional practices […]

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ADOTS Youth Retreat!

Make Plans Now for the ADOTS Youth Retreat in 2018! Mark your calendars (and get the word out!) that the 2018 ADOTS Youth Retreat for middle and high school students is coming up January 26-28, 2018. In January 2017, four churches from around the West Georgia convocation – All Saints in Peachtree City, Resurrection in […]

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Please Hold On!

An Advent Reflection By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. Part of being married is learning how to live happily with differences. One of these “differences” in […]

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Remembering the Saints during Advent

The usual Advent calendars help children count down to Christmas by giving candy or toys each day. Desiring something less consumerist and more connected to our faith during Advent, ADOTS Communications Associate Rachel Moorman took a cue from a tradition her mother-in-law used to have with her own children during Advent: sharing the history of […]

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Anglicans and Community Collaboration at a Middle School in Chattanooga

Who doesn’t love a great before and after? Especially when the ‘after’ represents a partnership between churches, businesses, and community non-profits. “This is the first time that I’m aware of that we’ve worked on a practical project together,” says Deacon Lauri Moyle of the collaboration between Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Chattanooga – where […]

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Chattanooga Students Serve in Hurricane Irma Relief

“As I reflect on fall break, I am overwhelmed with so much joy. Through serving others in St. Augustine, Florida, I’ve found a home in The House and the incredible individuals within it.” – Ally Collins, UTC student Forty-two college students and campus ministry leaders from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga spent their four-day October […]

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Synod Business Meeting 2017 Roundup

“As We Go, We Make Disciples” Synod Address from Archbishop Foley Beach & Delegates Meeting November 4, 2017 Archbishop Foley Beach stressed again at this year’s Synod that the Anglican Diocese of the South must stand guard against becoming institutionalized Christianity. “Our most important assets in our congregations are not the buildings and the financial […]

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