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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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Landing Day 2017

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in events, featured

Landing Day Meal – 12:30 at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Please Notify Office by March 6 of Attendance Like last year, join us for a meal of “good rice soup” as was served to the first Salzburger Transport arriving in Savannah. Additionally, we will offer Brats, German potato salad, and desserts. The hearty chicken with rice soup and other items make a nice lunch before the meeting starts. To help plan, please send an email to [email protected] (or call 912-754-7001) the office with your number attending. What a great way to rekindle our ancestor links at our Landing Day celebration! Other Landing Day Info:  Dr. Candace Rausch to Speak on The Georgia Salzburger Society’s 2016 Heritage Trip You are invited to join the Georgia Salzburger Society for Landing Day, which will be held Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 PM,...

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Landing Day 2016

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in events, news

        Speaker Information:   Thomas Wülfing Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States Born April 21, 1958 Married to Janaina Wülfing, two daughters View Timeline Here ...

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IMMEDIATE NEED: Host Family For German Exchange Student

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in events, featured, news

  Dear Society members, The Teutonic Council of Savannah is asking the 3 German societies to provide assistance in the search for a host family for a 16-year-old female German exchange student from our sister city Halle. The T.C. has been trying to establish teacher-student exchanges with Halle for a year or so with the plan to start off with an exchange of teachers this year. The T.C. was recently informed by our partners in Halle that they have a student who would like to spend the coming school year in Savannah and that the student exchange was sponsored by a U.S. organization called ASSE, which would arrange the school placement in Savannah as soon as a host family is found. For further information about the student, please refer to the attachments with photos of her and her family and her CV. Any interested Savannah families...

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