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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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2014 HERITAGE DAY POSTER CONTEST

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in news

2014 HERITAGE DAY POSTER CONTEST Congratulations to the following winners! Claire Thomas (4th grade Elementary) … 1st – $100.00 Caden Thomas (8th grade – Middle) … 1st – $200.00 McKaela Kramer (8th grade — Middle) … 2nd – $75.00 Macy Morgan (6th grade – Middle) … 3rd – $50.00 Alena Kramer (10th grade – High) … 1st – $300.00 Mallory Morgan (9th grade – High) …2nd – $100.00 Courtney Purcell (College – Senior) … 1st – $400.00 Claudia Christiansen (Adult) …1st – $200.00 Libby Heidt (Sr. Adult) … 1st – $200.00 Per entry form, judging is on Creativity, Originality, Educational value, Historical accuracy and...

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2014 Heritage Day Events Succesful

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in events, news

This year’s Heritage Day events included celebrating the 280 th anniversary of our landing in Georgia at 11:00 AM in the Jerusalem church sanctuary.  The speaker this year was Dr. Thomas Mueller-Bahlke, (currently working on the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann, the last pastor to Ebenezer from Germany). We also had Euchee (Yuchi) Indians present and many entrants in the Poster Contest. The Market Platz and Museum were enjoyed by many, along with the Loest Research Library that was open for viewing. We had a Membership tent located next to the museum for sign-in before the meeting and a table to help those wishing to join the GSS with their application. Membership dues were also collected at that time from those wishing to pay their outstanding 2014 dues. Various activities for the children were available, as usual on the...

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