FCCS, Atlanta :: Lecture

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Speaker: Chaplin Colonel Janet Horton, U.S. Army, (Ret)

Title of Talk: To be announced
Date: Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2020
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: First Church Christ, Scientist, Atlanta, GA
150 15th Street, NE (at the corner of 15th Street and Peachtree Rd.)
Parking on 15th Street adjacent to the Church. Overflow parking will be available at the adjacent Boys and Girls Club Building, 1275 Peachtree Road, or the Promenade Parking Garage on 15th Street NW across from the Memorial Arts Center.

About the speaker:
Janet Horton was one of the first women Chaplains in the US Military, the first Christian Science woman Chaplain, and the first woman to be promoted to rank of Colonel in the US Army Chaplain Corps. As a woman in the military, she met intense resistance in the 1970s and beyond but persevered, her love and courage dissolving hateful and dangerous situations. Her talk encourages listeners to understand that prayer and the awareness of God’s presence can leaven and bless any situation, no matter how dire. Her memoir, Cracking the Camouflage Ceiling, details the author’s experience on 9/11 as the Chaplain on duty at the Pentagon, as well as her many other challenges and inspiring experiences during her 23 years of service. Janet has spoken extensively throughout the country, including as guest speaker for numerous Christian Science Associations. She currently lives in Florida with her husband.