Highpoint Episcopal Community Church Welcomes You

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We are delighted that you have found us. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church ("HECC") is one of Sandy Springs' best 
kept secrets.  Our Church is located at the top of a gently sloping hill in the middle of eight beautiful, largely wooded acres along High Point Road in Sandy Springs. At HECC, we provide a church home to those who want to focus on spirituality, pastoral care, and fellowship in a caring, nurturing environment, where Christian “community” is the focus.  

At HECC, we extend a warm welcome and invitation to you to worship with us this Sunday, whether you're just visiting Atlanta, curious about Christianity, looking for a place to worship, or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are. Come join us Sunday morning as we celebrate God's goodness and grace.  Let God's word challenge you to share His light with the world. 


We cordially invite you to come and see what is so special about Highpoint Episcopal Community Church -- the friendliest little neighborhood church in Sandy Springs.

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Highpoint Episcopal Community Church News


George’s Upcoming Preaching Schedule at HECC. 

Father George Neequaye will next preach at HECC on May 20th.  Plan to attend and hear his heartfelt sermon (service starts at 10:30 a.m.).




Diocesan Event: Spiritual Pilgrimage to Ghana. 

On Friday, May 18th, The Rev. Ruth Pattison and Kathy Broyles will embark on a week-long trip to Ghana. They will be joined by about a dozen other Episcopalians in their adventure.  Bon voyage!

Popcorn theology.

Steven Spielberg’s historical film, “Amistad,” tells the story of a group of slaves who overtake their captor’s ship and attempt to return to their beloved African homeland.  Given our connection with Ghana and our mission of racial reconciliation, Robin and Duffy Hickey invite interested viewers for popcorn theology to watch the movie and follow-up with discussion.  George Neequaye will join us.  We are planning for the evening of either Tuesday, May 29th or Wednesday, May 30th, after our Ghana travelers return to Atlanta and before George leaves for Ghana for the month of June.  The movie will begin at 7:33 PM.  If you care to join, please let Duffy and Robin know at jamesduffy.hickey@gmail.com before Wednesday the 23rd of May.  If it is 10 or fewer, the movie will be at the Hickey’s home, a half mile from HECC.  If more than 10, we’ll figure out a way to show it at HECC. 

Gallery 4945 presents works by

Georgia Nagel

May 3 - June 6

Opening Reception May 3rd 6 - 8


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Georgia Nagle
Artist Statement
I expressed an interest in art early in life and began formally studying drawing and painting at age 13.  I got a degree in Fine Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where I developed my early style of painting, which was whimsical abstracted interior spaces.
After graduation, I moved to Atlanta where I continued to study painting and drawing. I took classes in Plein Air painting, which took my work into a more realistic direction.
I have shown in many galleries throughout the country and my interests and style have changed according to different opportunities and experiences.  A sense of whimsy has remained a significant element in my work - a subtle underlying lightheartedness that invites the viewer in to experience the subject rather than simply look at it. 
The most vital thing to me as I choose a subject is composition.  I look at or think of the lights and darks, shapes and patterns in what I’m about to paint. I block out the skeleton of the work onto which I build my painting. In adding brushstrokes, other media in addition to oil paint, and my personal style, I produce a fleshed out finished painting which is somewhat realistic but also artistically expressive.  I like to keep in mind “It is my painting so there are no wrong answers.”

Community Pop-Up Studio. 

Fun events are popping-up in Ruth’s Community Studio.  Please click on the following link, ruthpattison1=gmail.com@mail28.atl111.rsgsv.net for more details.

Bible Study.

Bible Study "Illuminated Pages" with The Rev. Ruth Pattison in the former rector's office on Mondays 5:00 - 6:30.  Theme: Water, and cleansing rituals with Bible Art Journaling.  Everyone is invited.

Time to Get Fit. 

https://www.four51.com/Images/Company/4368d05883514901b1521d66c12be582.jpgStarting June 1stSilver Sneakers FLEX, a new wellness program that allows older adults to get active in classes held outside of the traditional fitness center, will be holding morning exercise classes at HECC in the parish hall.  Cardio & Strength classes will be held at HECC on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.  The classes are organized and will be conducted by Melissa Lawrence Campbell; 770-354-7664; melissL77@hotmail.com.  The classes are FREE for Silver Sneakers cardholders. Non-cardholders will pay $5.00 per class or one may purchase class cards ($40.00 for 10 classes). Participants can check eligibility and print their SilverSneakers ID card at the following link:  https://tools.silversneakers.com/Eligibility/GetCard.  For more information about the Silver Sneakers FLEX program, click on the following link: https://www.silversneakers.com/learn/community-fitness/ or contact Melissa.  This is a great way to get back in shape.



http://www.ccityopera.org/_/rsrc/1490110374280/home/Capitol%20City.jpg?height=87&width=200•  Dinner with a Diva.”  Make plans to attend Capitol City Opera Company’s “Dinner with a Diva” at Petite Violette restaurant (2948 Clairmont Rd. NE, just north of the I-85/Clairmont Road exit) on Monday evening, May 21st  for another crowd-pleasing program.  This month’s performance brings you highlights from Georges Bizet's popular opera, Carmen,” the story of a naive soldier who falls for the charms of a fiery gypsy and then loses her to a glamorous toreador. CCOC’s singers will be accompanied by HECC’s own Catherine Giel, who also doubles as CCOC's music director.   If history is any indication, Monday’s popular performance will sell-out quickly.  Don't delay; make your reservations today (reservations required). Call Petite Violette at 404-634-6268.




North Atlanta Voices

Image may contain: textA new choral group, “North Atlanta Voices,” is forming at HECC under the leadership of Cheryl Logan and Lucas TarrantBoth leaders “hope you are getting as excited as we are to make some incredible music!”  Our Church is delighted to have this choral group call HECC home, and we look forward to having “North Atlanta Voices” display its musical talents on a frequent basis during our Sunday services.  If you have any interest in joining this new choral group, contact Cheryl at 704-261-5132; email cheryllogan@bellsouth.net or Lucas at tarrant.lucas@gmail.com. Lucas promises that all you need is the interest; he will train you. Cheryl and Lucas are eager to get down to business and start planning for the first rehearsal of the upcoming season. They have scheduled a mandatory information session at HECC on Thursday evening, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., with rehearsals beginning the following week. So that Cheryl and Lucas can compile a list of interested persons, and if you have not already done so, please email your interest and contact information to info@northatlantavoices.org.  


Celtic Spirituality Retreat Day. 

Mark your calendar for this special retreat, led by The Rev. Ruth Pattison, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 10:00 - 2:30.  This year’s theme, “Keeping Company with the Trinity,” features a Noonday Eucharist.  Cost is $45.00 per person, which includes all art supplies (tuition will be free for college students and Road Fellowes).  Ruth notes that space in the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Bring your lunch or bring something to contribute to a community meat and cheeseboard.  Concludes Ruth: “We will enjoy a mixed media approach for the day and appeal to our Celtic sensibilities to explore keeping company with the Trinity.”  Contact Ruth (ruthpattison1@gmail.com; cell: 706-905-8171) for more details.




•   “On the Light Side” http://www.ccityopera.org/_/rsrc/1490110374280/home/Capitol%20City.jpg?height=87&width=200returns to HECC.  Mark Friday or Saturday evening, July 27th or 28th, on your calendar for an evening of entertainment as the Capitol City Opera Company returns to HECC for another delightful performance of “On the Light Side.”  CCOC will close its 2017-2018 Season with "Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years" for two nights of fun and fund-raising.   Composer, conductor, author, and pianist Leonard Bernstein is one of America's most celebrated musicians. Please celebrate his 100th birthday with your friends at HECC. The doors at HECC will open each evening at 6:30 p.m. for  you to browse CCOC’s incredible silent auction, then continue with dinner at your reserved table with your own "indoor picnic" (like a concert at Chastain Park but without the rain, heat, humidity, inconvenient parking, crowd noise, and bugs). The music portion of the program starts at 8:00 p.m. This year's “Light Side" will be the Company's 26th annual “Light Side” program, featuring a professional cast that will positively sing and dance their way into your hearts . . . and toes, causing you to tap your toes to music from "West Side Story,"  “Candide,” "Trouble in Tahiti,"  "On The Town," and many more crowd pleasersTickets are very reasonably priced at $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8.  Bring your spouse or a friend.  Better yet, bring both. Keep in mind that this event sells out quickly every year, so don't delay in making your reservations.  Click here to reserve your seat at the table.










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