[quote=Magnolia]I am going to vist my brother and his family the first week of July. My brother is a fallen away Catholic, SIL is Episcopalian and newphew has joined a church that claims to be “catholic” with a little “c”. I visited their website www.allsoulsfellowship.org and would like some help in a) trying to figure out what their denominational leanings are. Would reformed be Calvinist? and b) know where a good, solid Catholic Church nearby would be so I can go to Mass and invite them to join me. When my brother and SIL visited me they went to Mass.
Also will be visiting with a friend in Greyson near Snellville. She has joined the Methodist Church but we have had some really good conversations about the Catholic Church. Not sure she is ready to come back but would love to know where to refer her if she would like a priest to talk to.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit is Conyers.
Reformed is Calvinist most times, though there are variations on that theme as well. Their site doesn’t really get into specifics, but I bet they will in person.
From their website:
All Souls is committed to CATHOLIC doctrine.
By Catholic, of course, we’re not referring to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the original meaning of the term, which is “according to the whole” or “universal.” In other words, we hold to those basic teachings which have been believed by all those churches throughout history that have proclaimed historic Christianity. These teachings have been confessed in the ecumenical creeds of the early church, particularly the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creeds.
These are the three basic teachings of the catholic tradition:
- The Trinity (one God in three persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The Incarnation (that Jesus is both God and man).
- The Atonement (that Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead in order to save sinners).
All Souls is committed to APOSTOLIC doctrine.
By “apostolic,” we are referring to those doctrines taught by the Apostles in the Scriptures and so forcefully reclaimed in the Reformation of the 16th century,. By using the word ‘apostolic’, we are also stating that we reject the downplaying of these doctrines by some 19th and 20th century “modern” critics. Specifically, we believe that the Scriptures are without error, completely trustworthy and the ultimate authority for our beliefs and our lifestyles. We believe that salvation is only by God’s grace and is received solely by faith in Christ. We believe in the historicity of the biblical miracles, of the virgin birth, and in the reality of Christ’s Second Coming.
All Souls is committed to REFORMED doctrine.
We believe that God is sovereign in all things, including salvation and that the sacraments of baptism and communion not only represent God’s grace, but also seal and apply that grace to our lives. We are committed to a Presbyterian system of church government and to living out the implications of God’s radical grace in every area of life."
It sounds like a sort of “cafeteria style” church, where they have picked what they wanted and left the rest.
God be with you in your efforts.