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Landings Day Celebration….March 11, 2017

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in events

Large crowd enjoyed a wonderful day celebrating the landing of our fore fathers (First Transport of Salzburgers). Dr. Candace Rausch, a Georgia Salzburger Society/Greater Atlanta Chapter board member presented a program highlighting the events of the recent Georgia Salzburger Society trip to Germany. Prior to the meeting all enjoyed a delightful lunch in the church fellowship hall featuring the popular “good ole rice soup” (was served to the Salzburgers on the morning after arrival). (Photos from Landings Day...

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Georgia Salzburger Society’s 2016 Heritage Trip

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in events

Greetings, This article is to tell you about the most wonderful and moving trip to the Francke Foundations celebration from March 24-26, 2017. I re p resented the GSS for this celebration. This is part of a series of events during the year celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation due to the efforts of Martin Luther and many others. It is a celebration of August Hermann Francke’s birthday. First you should know that the Francke Foundation was founded as an orphanage and educational institution based on changing the world through education. Doesn’t that sound familiar? The original Salzburger leaders Boltzius and Gronau were educated at the Francke Foundation and their salaries paid by the Foundation, so no small wonder the orphanage at Ebenezer was high on the agenda for the settlement. It is amazing how we arrived and...

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Rev. Dr. Kirk Bridgers to speak on 500 years of the reformation

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in events

The Georgia Salzburger Society is honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Kirk Bridgers as our featured speaker for the Heritage Day Program on Labor Day, September 4, 2017. A graduate of Newberry College and the Southern Seminary, Rev. Bridgers is a direct descendant of Georgia Salzburgers, Matthias Seckinger and Casper Waldhauer. He is a valued member of the Georgia Salzburger Society and Past President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of GSS. Rev. Bridgers’ presentation will review the political, social, and theological climate of Germany and Austria at the point of Luther’s posting of The 95 Theses upon the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, October 31, 1517. Rev. Bridgers will present interesting facts and details of events leading to the tensions between the evangelical communities and Rome and the ultimate Divisions resulting in the 1731 Edict of Expulsion…….20,000,000 Salzburgers being...

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Spring-Summer 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in featured, news

Click here to download the full newsletter Rev.Dr. Kirk Bridgers to speak on 500 years of the reformation and its impact upon the Salzburgers. The Georgia Salzburger Society is honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Kirk Bridgers as our featured speaker for the Heritage Day Program on Labor Day, September 4, 2017. A graduate of Newberry College and the Southern Seminary, Rev. Bridgers is a direct descendant of Georgia Salzburgers, Matthias Seckinger and Casper Waldhauer. He is a valued member of the Georgia Salzburger Society and Past President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of GSS. Georgia Salzburger Society’s 2016 Heritage Trip This article is to tell you about the most wonderful and moving trip to the Francke Foundations celebration from March 24-26, 2017. I represented the GSS for this celebration. This is part of a series of events during the...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter Published

Posted on Mar 14, 2015 in news

Click Here to download a pdf of the Winter 2015 Newsletter. The Landing Day meeting on March 14 begins another year of the Society. We will elect a set of officers and a new slate of board members. But most importantly it is our next opportunity to meet together for common fellowship, fulfilling the purpose of the society’s goals, honoring our ancestor’s intent in founding the society, learning more of our documented history, and worshiping together at Jerusalem. This will be the 281st celebration of landing at Ebenezer. Our program is on the status of Kennesaw student and staff projects. We are very fortunate to have access to distinguished people such as our speaker Dr. Sabine Smith and services of researchers Christine Koch and Joann Trodahl. Stay tuned as more information will follow on these endeavors as well as the translations of the Bergman Letters. This year provided very successful collaborations with the...

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