Please submit announcements by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through our Announcement Form or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to date formation information can be found by visiting the Formation page.
Information on Wednesday night classes can be found by visiting the Wednesdays page.
Kanuga Early Registration
Yes, it is once again that time of year to get the annual parish retreat on your calendars and to take advantage of the early registration opportunities. This year’s retreat leader is our bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Rob Wright. Bishop Wright’s theme for the weekend “Singing a new song.” Bono of U2 says, “Music can change the world because it can change people…we give ourselves to song lyrics like nothing else. What are the songs that shape our lives, and what new songs might the Spirit be inviting us to sing?” Priority housing given to those who take advantage of early registration. Register online, or download the form to participate in the Summer Payment Plan!
For more information please contact the Bartons at email@example.com or at 404-285-0999.
Share A Meal With the Men of Covenant Community
Available dates: Mondays ● July 21 & 28
Covenant Community is an amazing ministry that provides residential drug treatment for homeless addicts. From the time it was founded at All Saints’ over 20 years ago, our parishioners have provided dinner to share with the residents of Covenant Community on Monday nights. It’s a wonderful way to get to know these men who help us so much with parking lot security as well as arranging beverages (and Krispy Kreme) on Sunday mornings. Please consider breaking bread with them on a Monday night. You could bring dinner yourself or with friends or even co-workers. Really special is doing it with family—children of every age are particularly welcome. To volunteer or for information, contact Barbara Blender at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-520-2479.
Earth Stewards Pool Party, Planning & Potluck
Join Earth Stewards at Brookwood Hills Swimming Pool on Sunday, July 27th at 6:30 PM. Bring something to eat and drink (in plastic containers only) and ideas for engaging programs for 2014-15.
Contact Deborah Gebhardt, email@example.com, for more info.
Threads Will Celebrate 10 Years in August
Sun., Aug. 10
Hard to believe, but Threads is turning 10! The number of children served by this ministry is astonishing and it’s reason to celebrate. Beginning now until the August party, every Sunday, you will find the “Threads Clothes Line” in the courtyard. Much like the “Angel Tree”, little hand prints with gift suggestions will fill the “line”. Big Thanks and see you in August for the 10th birthday party!
For more information about Threads or to volunteer, contact Lori Guarisco, Threads coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-267-4317.
Junior Choir 3rd – 6th Grade Singers
Choir Kick-off on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, during Sunday School (10:20 – 11:00 a.m.) in the Children’s Chapel. Let’s get ready to sing with the Adult Choir at church on Aug. 24.
Questions? Contact Karol Kimmell at email@example.com.
Youth Choir 7th – 12th Graders
Aug. 17 at 5 p.m., first rehearsal with dinner for you and your families at 6:30 p.m. Choir will sing at the dinner. We have a big year planned: Fall Concert on Oct. 25, choir trip to New Orleans MLK weekend, and singing with the Adult Choir in March. Join us Aug. 17 as we preview music for the year. New singers are most welcome; come join the fun. It takes many different voices to create our unique sound. We want you!
Aug. 20 is the first Wednesday of rehearsals for Pre K-6th
graders. Cherub (Pre K-K) 4-4:30 p.m., Primary (1st & 2nd) 4:35-5:10 p.m., and Junior (3rd-6th) 5:15-6 p.m. Don’t miss the first day! Check the church website for more information (click Music) and be on the lookout for the late July choir mailing of all schedules. We want you to sing in choir!
For more information contact Karol Kimmell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we are in need of boys’ shorts. We are very low! We especially need sizes 5-16.
For more information please contact Lori Guarisco, Threads coordinator at 404-267-4317 or email@example.com.
Stained Glass Windows Update
The Archives Committee invites you to drop by the library exhibit cases for a new display illustrating the history of our remarkable stained glass windows and tracking the major restoration project now under way. You can also pick up a windows brochure, located near the exhibit cases.
Congratulations to our Rector Emeritus
The Very Rev’d Harry H. Pritchett, Jr. has received accolades and recognition from the Virginia Theological Seminary as they awarded him an Honorary Doctorate at graduation last month. This is from the press release:
The Very Rev. Harry H. Pritchett, Jr. was the eighth dean of the cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, from which he retired in 2001. Formerly Archdeacon of the Diocese of Alabama, Pritchett was the pastoral associate to the Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA, as well as pastoral associate to the Dean of Virginia Seminary from 2002-2004.
Harry was joined by friends and family and also preached during the festivities and his sermon may be found here.
Novel Theology 2014-2015 Reading List
Novel Theology has determined its book selections for next year! Covering the works of writers from Kurt Vonnegut to Sue Monk Kidd, we are looking forward to another amazing year of learning about faith, each other, and the world through the creative art of fiction. Please consider joining us for The Book Thief on Sept. 17 and visit our table at Celebration of Ministries on Aug. 24.
Check out the full list at our website on the Novel Theology page.
Ushers Needed to Serve
We need you to serve as a friendly face and a warm welcome to all who enter our church doors. This is a ministry of hospitality and assistance to all worshippers, giving extra attention and help to visitors or those with special needs. As a team, ushers distribute worship bulletins, collect the offering and secure it, provide attendance counts and guide worshippers to communion stations. Each usher team serves for a month at a time and on average serve a total of three months during the year. We particularly need ushers for the 11:15 a.m. service, when our regular worship schedule resumes in August. For more information contact The Rev’d Elizabeth Shows Caffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-267-4278.
Refugee Ministries Summer Volunteer Needs
Help with tutoring and/or swimming buddies this summer
Tutoring : Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Swimming : June 28 and July 12, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
All Saints Refugee Ministries provides tutoring to 25 refugee elementary students each Saturday in Clarkston. We really need your help during the summer because our number of students increases and we lose our interns and college student helpers for the summer. Also, every summer we take our students swimming to encourage them to work hard with their studies. Not only do the kids look forward to it all year long, it is also a much needed
safety event to prevent drownings that tragically happen in Clarkston. Please consider volunteering even just one Saturday this summer. Your children of all ages are welcome at Swimming Buddies and children third grade and up can work as tutors. Swimming Buddies needed on June 14, June 28, and July 12 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and lunch is provided. If you or your group would like to provide lunch one Saturday, we would love it! Our closing pool party, sponsored by ASC Youth Ministries will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., July 25. Please join us.
For more info or to volunteer, please contact Louisa Merchant at Louisa@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-403-5908.
EfM Newly Revised and Updated Curriculum
Newly revised and updated curriculum! Education for Ministry (EFM) is a program for lay persons who want to deepen their theological understanding of Christianity and the Episcopal Church. Over four years, we cover in depth Old and New Testaments, church history, and contemporary theology with a curriculum prepared by the Theology School at Sewanee. Small groups, generally fewer than 10, allow for group discussion of the lessons and to develop our personal responses to issues.
New groups are forming to begin this fall. For more information, please contact Steve Hines at 404-323-0601 or email@example.com or stop by the special EfM table between services today.