Rev. R. Lanier Clance
December 18, 1938 - April 15, 2013
We are saddened by the loss, but celebrate the life, of our founding minister and Minister Emeritus Rev. R. Lanier Clance, at a memorial service on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary. For articles, memories, and pictures of our beloved Lanier, please see the May newsletter.
We are not a religion, we are an experiment in philosophical spiritual community. We believe that we can positively affect the way we experience and treat each other without claiming that ours is the only way.
We believe in individual freedom, personal responsibility, and the importance of community.
Office Hours :
Monday-Friday 5-7 pm.
Or by appt. Contact Rick at 404-226-6843
We believe that people shouldn’t be excluded or disenfranchised because of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual challenges, income, etc., and that we should take an active role in inclusion.
We believe it is important to support community initiatives in areas of social justice and hunger drives, to name a few, as well as projects closer to home such as accessibility improvements and youth education.
If you are intrigued, curious, excited by this different way of approaching a sense of meaning and purpose, come to a Celebration of Life, talk to a member and they’ll be glad to share their experience with you.
How to join as a member or friend
We welcome new members. If you'd like to join the First Existentialist Congregation, please complete and turn in a Pledge form. Contributions from individual donors like us make up about two thirds of our annual operating income. Your personal support of First E is important and meaningful. Pledge forms are available on the website, in the COL weekly emails and at the back of the Sanctuary. You can drop a completed pledge form in the offering plate, or send to the office.
Third Friday Film Series -
(No Film in April)
Friday, May 17th, 2013
The Last Mountain (2011)
A Documentary by Bill Haney
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain, a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.
Doors open at 7:00, movie starts at 7:30. Sliding scale starting at $1, no one turned away. Popcorn, sodas, water, and other snacks available for donation.
Co-sponsored by Stop Plant Vogtle Coalition. Stay for discussion led by Courtney Hanson of WAND after the film.
First E Newsletter
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