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The CATHEDRAL TIMES The weekly newsletter of the Cathedral of St. Philip · Serving Atlanta and the World · December 8, 2019

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. PHILIP IS THIS SUNDAY! Whatever service you usually attend, and whoever you are, please join us this Sunday, December 8, at 10 a.m., in Child Hall, for the annual parish meeting of the Cathedral of St. Philip! No adult classes will meet during this time. At this meeting, all members—and all associate members, friends, and visitors!—gather together for common celebration. Ours is a grand community, a “great community of communities,” and this parish meeting is our opportunity to gather in one place. Join us! As in recent years, we will meet during the regular education hour. We will hear reports from myself and from several parish leaders. The annual parish report, with its complete review of the 2019 year, will also be distributed. Please pray for the slate of Chapter nominees for the 2022 Chapter class. Our Nominating Committee has worked faithfully and efficiently to present a slate of six nominees—Molly Childers, Kathryn Howell, Will Klein, Andi O’Bryan, Hubert Tate, and Sam Wilmoth. The Dean has appointed Del King as Senior Warden. Dorsey DeLong continues her two-year term as Junior Warden. Please see pages 4-5 for their biographies. See you Sunday!

Molly Childers

Kathryn Howell

Will Klein

Andi O'Bryan

Hubert Tate

Sam Wilmoth

Del King

Dorsey DeLong


DECEMBER 8, 2019 · The Second Sunday of Advent, Year A Isaiah 11:1-10 · Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 · Romans 15:4-13 · Matthew 3:1-12


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa

8:45 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Charles Wood, O thou, the central orb Johann Wanning, Vox clamantis in deserto


Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa

11:15 A.M. HOLY EUCHARIST, CATHEDRAL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Cathy Zappa Preacher: The Very Rev. Sam Candler Cathedral Choir: Charles Wood, O thou, the central orb Johann Wanning, Vox clamantis in deserto

11:15 A.M. LA SANTA EUCARISTÍA, MIKELL CHAPEL Celebrant: The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder Preacher: The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval


Celebrant and Preacher: The Right Rev. Robert Wright

Christmas ALTAR FLOWERS Please list the name (or names) as you want them to appear: In Memorial for:

In Thanksgiving for:

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Please complete the following information about you: your name(s): phone: date: Please include a check with your request, made payable to The Cathedral of St. Philip. While any gift is appreciated, a minimum of $100 per printed line is suggested. Checks and forms should be sent to: The Cathedral of St. Philip, Attn.: Hillary Jones, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. You may also make arrangements by contacting Hillary Jones, 404-365-1038 or hjones@cathedralATL. org. The Flower Guild will also be taking these requests in the Atrium on Sundays through December 15.

Adult Sunday School classes will not meet this Sunday, December 8, so that all may attend the annual parish meeting in Child Hall. While parents attend the meeting, children are invited to a Godly Play story together in Room 316, upstairs from the Atrium. Youth will meet in Room 382.

Christmas Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 22 – 4 p.m.

SPIRITUALITY ADVENT QUIET DAY: BEFORE YOU WERE BORN As we prepare for the birth of the Christ child, we are invited to remember or ponder anew that which God has made incarnate in each of us. Join Canon Lauren Holder for an Advent Quiet Day of warmth and reflection. Imagine a time before you were born, a time of gestation and creativity, of being knit together by a loving God. Give yourself the gift of quiet and prayer as you enter into Advent. The Quiet Day will take place in the Lanier House on the Cathedral campus, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, December 7. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Please register before December 2 by contacting Jeannie Mahood, jmahood@ or 404-365-1031.

MEMBERSHIP TRANSITION BIRTH Robert David Bleke, son of Michael and Campbell Bleke, grandson of Eric and Emily Bleke, born on November 27


The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler, Dean Dale Adelmann, Ph.D., Canon for Music The Rev. Lauren R. Holder, Canon for Community and Education The Rev. George M. Maxwell, Jr., Vicar The Rev. Catherine Zappa, Canon for Liturgy and Pastoral Care The Rev. John William Harkins III, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Nathan G. Huddleston, Priest Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministries The Rev. Julia B. Mitchener, Priest Associate for Children’s Ministries The Rev. Deacon Juan Sandoval, Deacon for Hispanic Ministries The Rev. Theophus “Thee” Smith, Ph.D., Priest Associate The Rev. Carolynne G. Williams, Canon Associate for Pastoral Care and Elder Ministry Austin Hall, Senior Warden Dorsey DeLong, Junior Warden


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WARDENS Dorsey DeLong continues her two-year term as Junior Warden. The Dean has appointed Del King as Senior Warden.



The Dean has appointed Del King as Senior Warden for 2020-2021. Del has been a member of the Cathedral for 28 years. He is currently in the Cathedral Choir and Schola and is the President of the Choir. He previously served on the Parish Committee on Ministry for the discernment of a priest. Professionally, Del is the Vice President of Human Resources at Emory University. In his role at Emory, Del has spent the last 22 years working with schools and divisions in the development, implementation, and management of human resources programs

The Nominating Committee selected Dorsey as their nominee for Junior Warden for 2019-2020. A member of the Chapter Class of 2020, she has served on the Executive Committee since accepting the Dean’s call to serve as the 2018 Chapter Secretary. Dorsey has been a member of the Cathedral for 20 years. Professionally, she is the assistant director at The Preschool at Second-Ponce. At the Cathedral, she is the co-founder of St. Ruth’s Ministry and is a member of St. Clare’s Guild. She also helped to get Mother’s Morning Out started, served on the

and processes. He has led the development of high performing teams, provided leadership on a wide range of projects and programs, and made a priority of providing quality development programs to Emory’s employees to enhance the organizational climate of the University. In the broader community, he is a member of The Order of St. John and previously served on the Board of Directors for Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Del is married to Victor Moldovan, also a Cathedral member.

Friends of Cathedral Music board, and taught Sunday School, among other things. Dorsey and her husband, Geoff, have four children: Mary Stewart, Harrison, Sims, and Pruit.

Esquina HISPANICA LA FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE Worship and share a meal with fellow Cathedral parishioners as we celebrate La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – on Wednesday, December 11, from 7–9:30 p.m. Accounts claim that the Virgin Mary appeared four times before a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego and once more before Juan Diego's uncle. According to those accounts, the first apparition occurred on the morning of December 9, 1531, when it is said that Juan Diego experienced a vision of a young woman at a place called the Hill of Tepeyac, which would become part of Villa de Guadalupe, in a suburb of Mexico City. Here at the Cathedral of St. Philip we gather in Mikell Chapel to celebrate this occasion on the evening of December 11. We pray and children who attend the Spanish service present a reenactment of the story of Juan Diego. After the service, we move to the Gould Room for a light evening meal before returning home. For more information, contact Deacon Juan Sandoval,

CHAPTER NOMINEES FOR THE CHAPTER CLASS OF 2022 The Cathedral Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates, approved by the Chapter, to be voted on by the parish at the Parish Meeting.



Molly Childers has been a member of the Cathedral for seven years. Her current parish activities include Green Aprons, Cathedral Antiques Show volunteer, and the Cathedral Preschool Community Service Co-Chair. She has also co-chaired the ECW Toy Drive and St. Monica’s Guild. Molly is currently a stayat-home mom. She previously worked in product development at Verizon and in client services in advertising. Molly is the Haynes Manor Garden Club president, is active in both E. Rivers and Cathedral Preschool committees, and is involved with the Peachtree Battle Alliance. She enjoys playing golf and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. Molly and her husband, Doug, have two children, Nellie and Gehrig.

Andi has been a Cathedral member since 2005 and is currently involved with the Cathedral’s Stewardship Committee as co-chair. She has previously served as a Godly Play teacher, Homeless Requiem co-chair and volunteer, ECW board member, Week of Wonder volunteer, and St. Monica’s Guild member. Professionally, Andi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice, specializing in mental health, addiction, and couples therapy. She volunteers at Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool, Pace Academy, Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, and Emmaus House. She enjoys travel, reading and yoga. Andi and her husband Doug have three daughters, Grace (12), Charlotte (8), and Sally (4).



Kathryn Howell has been a member of the Cathedral since 2005. Her parish activities have included: ECW Vice President, Green Aprons, St. Monica’s Guild, Stewardship Committee, Blue Aprons, and St. Ruth’s Guild. She is currently a full-time homemaker, and has a background in teaching and banking. Kathryn has been involved with the Lovett School, Morris Brandon, and the Cathedral Preschool; she’s also a member of the National Charity League, Inc., Trust for Public Land, and the Buckhead Heritage Society. Kathryn enjoys cycling and hiking. She and her husband, Evan, have three children: Margaret (14), Park (13), and William (8).

Hubert has been a member of the Cathedral parish for four years. He’s currently serving the Cathedral as a lector, verger, Ricks Wheeler Committee member, Young Professionals member, and Stewardship Committee member. Professionally, Hubert works as a real estate agent. He has served as a charter school steering committee member, Teach for America-Atlanta LGBTQ Steering Committee member, and Keller Williams Atlanta Classic Growth Committee member. Hubert enjoys communications, public speaking, and the performing arts.

WILL KLEIN Will has been a Cathedral member since 2004. He’s currently involved in several Cathedral ministries, including Habitat for Humanity, the Dean’s Men’s Bible Study, Adult Acolytes, Youth Acolyte Advisor, Prison Re-entry Housing Study Committee, Usher, and the Antiques Show. After a career of consulting in the financial services industry, Will is now enjoying retirement. He serves on the Board of Westbrooke Place HOA and volunteers at Atlanta Habitat. Will enjoys music, cooking, and being a handyman. Will and his wife, Karen, have raised and launched their two sons.

SAM WILMOTH Sam has been a Cathedral member for six years. He’s currently involved with the Cathedral Building Committee and the Sons of Thunder Men’s Breakfast, and he previously served on the Stewardship Committee and Parish Committee on Ministry. Sam is a Vice President with Coro Realty, a commercial real estate investment company based in Atlanta. In the broader community, he enjoys philanthropic work and is an active alumnus of Washington and Lee University. He enjoys spending time with his family: his wife Lynn, a lifelong Cathedral member, and their two sons Sammy (2.5 years) and Weston (2 months).





Come be part of the annual and joyful experience of Christmas baskets for our Cathedral Habitat families – we are building an amazing 24 this year and need your help! This has become a very popular event for us each year and you can help in any of several ways, including contributing food or monetary support, building baskets (beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 13), or delivering baskets (meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 14). This is something for kids and adults alike; make it a family event. Sign up in the Atrium, online at habitatbaskets, or contact John Champion at 404-307-0817 or for more details.

The Cathedral Antiques Show returns January 22–26! Check out all the fabulous events and get your tickets at This year’s beneficiary is Moving in the Spirit. Antiques Show tickets make great gifts! Speakers kickoff with Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia of Bravo TV’s original cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and the new hit show Get a Room with Carson and Thom. International event designer Bronson van Wyck, NYC floral artists Putnam & Putnam, Atlanta’s own architect Stan Dixon and designer Jackye Lanham, and silver historian Joseph P. Brady round out the lineup. In addition to parties throughout the week, our two unique home tours return: the Cathedral Tour of Homes and the Young Collectors Home Tour. A three-day entry ticket is your access to 28 curated dealers including a select collection of mid-century modern items, beautiful floral displays, and designer vignettes.

OUTREACH TOY DRIVE 2019 BENEFITING EMMAUS HOUSE Please join St. Monica’s Guild in a toy drive to assist Emmaus House in providing a cheerful Christmas to all in

their neighborhood. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Emmaus House and give presents to more than 550 children from all over Atlanta.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donate gifts: Bring new, unwrapped gifts to the bins in the Atrium until December 17. Write a check or give online: $35 will sponsor a child but any donation amount is helpful and appreciated. Make checks payable to “The Cathedral of St. Philip” and write Toy Drive in the memo line. Checks can be handed

to a guild member on Sunday mornings at the table in the Atrium or mailed to the Cathedral – Attention St. Monica’s Guild.

Or, give by credit card online at or at the kiosk in the Atrium. Reach out to Johanna Barnes at with any questions.

Sara and Donnie Chapman invite you to the


E PI PHANY PART Y Monday, January 6 6:30 to 9 P.M.

$20 per person — B.Y.O.B. R.S.V.P. by mailing a check to Sara Chapman: 3051 Greendale Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327 404-966-6602 or

PASTORAL Care BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE For many of us, Christmas is a tough time, and can be the occasion for “feeling blue” in the midst of the culture focused on being happy and celebrating. At such times, we need to take time to acknowledge our sadness, loss, and grief. The anguish of broken relationships, of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the loss of a loved one, and even the loss of a dear family pet – all can contribute to a feeling of being alone, of “feeling blue,” in the midst of the season around us. The Cathedral invites you to join us in sharing a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Chapel. We invite you to move from “feeling blue” to experiencing the wonder and hope of Christmas. For questions, please contact the Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins,, or Canon Cathy Zappa, czappa@

PRAYER List FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL OR RECOVERING: LONG TERM PRAYERS R. Huntley Allen • T. Mayo and Pat Atkins • Fred Baker • Edgar and Judith Beach • Virginia Bicksler •

Heather Clark • Suzy Cohen • Terry Dornbush • Sarah duBignon • Kitty Dukehart • George Dunn • Randy Farmer • Rita Fink • William Ham • Caroline Hatcher • Katie Hughey • Louise Kan • Lisa Krysiak • Sandy Land • Elaine Lyon • Camille Martin • Carol McDonald • Glenn Miller • Cecil Miner • Royce Mitchell •

Susan Myers • Charlie Neal • Liz Nelson • Mary Nelson • Marion Palmore • Garry Pryor • Tommy Ripley •

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson • Louis "Skip" Schueddig  • Julie Thompson  • Sammy Van Leer  • Faye Van Winkle • Karen Young

FAMILY AND FRIENDS Eileen Abeyesundere • James and Julia Allen • Alex Collins Astrop • Karyn Bacon • Bettina Bass • Sondra

Bowen • Lynn Chandler • Andrew Clark • Robert Coatney • Tyler Crumb • Charlotte Cuthbertson • Anna Donovan • Kathy Dopp • Janie Dowdy • Suzie Elie • Deborah Ellington • Hunt Fredericks • Carleton Fuller •

Bruce Gillies • Peggy Govan  • Rachel Henry  • Greg Hentz  • Elizabeth Homer  • Stephen Jones  • Grace Lawson • Meredith Lucius • Pat Martin • Michelle Maxwell • Dawna Newton • Steven Norman • Rowland Radford • Frank Roth • James Sands • Milton Shiver • Donna Steigerwald • Tina Susco • Tom Talley • Yvonne

Tate • Jeffrey Thomas • Roger Traylor • Janiece Townshend • Susan Varcie • Ron M. Wallace • Mary Walton • Katherine Welden • Trish Weller • Roger Williams • Whit A. Wright • Patricia Young


POSTMASTER: Dated Material. Please deliver by December 7, 2019

CHILDREN'S Ministries While parents attend the annual parish meeting in Child Hall this Sunday, December 8 at 10 a.m., children are invited to a Godly Play story together in Room 316, upstairs from the Atrium. Youth will meet in Room 382.

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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT SIGN-UPS It is time to sign up for the Christmas Pageant, held every year at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. All children registered in Sunday School, from the 4-year-olds through fifth grade, are welcome to participate. If your child is not registered for Sunday School, please contact Lisa McNamara,, or register at A pageant signup table will be in the Atrium this Sunday, December 8. We do request that all sign ups are done in person. Dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 22 at 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Sara Chapman, The Christmas Pageant is a tradition not to be missed!

MUSIC ATLANTA SYMPHONY BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT The Atlanta Symphony Brass returns to present its third annual holiday concert, Monday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m., certain to be one of the most delightful and thrilling musical events of the season again this year! The program will feature some of the finest arrangements for brass ensemble and percussion, including traditional holiday carols and beloved standards from the symphonic orchestra repertoire. Purchase tickets at or the Cathedral Book Store.


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