Ponce Press - April 2018 - page 1

Ponce Press
Covering Virginia Highland, Morningside, Little Fiv Points, & Grant Park
Volume 28, No. 4 •
APRIL 2018
April 22nd
Historic St. Paul
Is Community Cornerstone
Tucked away on one of Grant Park’s many side streets
is the historic St. Paul United Methodist Church. Filling a
tiny block on Grant Street [at Sidney], it is a dramatically
beautiful church which has been a neighborhood institu-
tion and landmark since 1906. The facades and two tow-
ers are also filled with some of the most beautiful stained
glass windows in Atlanta.
The striking gray granite church soars over the low
scale residential neighborhood. Romanesque in style with
gently arched windows and doorways beneath crenelated
towers St. Paul has an even more beautiful interior. Warm
wood floors and oak pews anchor a sanctuary brightened
by white and pale blue colors. On every wall are a collec-
tion of stained glass windows from the tiny “dogwood”
clerestory windows to the huge Resurrection window on
the south wall of the sanctuary.
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Coffee Cart Looks to Spread
Joy in Atlanta Area
‘Joyrista’s’ Hannah Baird (l) and Megan McCutcheon.
Java Joy “Joyrista’s” brought some joy to Midtown
when they set up their coffee cart in front of Colony
Square on National Muffin Day and offered free muffins
and a hug to passing pedestrians. The muffins were a hit
and the Joyrista’s enthusiasm was contagious.
This was the first visit to Atlanta for Java Joy, a non-
profit coffee cart and bakery run by adults with develop-
mental disabilities. “We give them practical job training
and life skills,” said Jake Sapp, Coordinator of Program
Operations for Extra Special People (ESP,) an organiza-
tion that creates opportunities for individuals of all ages
and abilities. Sapp also manages Java Joy.
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