Please submit announcements by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through our Announcement Form or to email@example.com.
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.
Wednesday Night Supper (WNS)
Wednesdays ● 5-7 p.m. in Ellis Hall
Wednesday Night Suppers are an easy and relaxing way to end your day and begin your evening. A fabulous buffet meal is prepared each week by Deborah Van Trece catering. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 2-12.
Complimentary tea, lemonade and water are available. Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your meal for an additional $2 per serving. Peanut butter and jelly always available for pickier eaters. Reservations are needed so our caterer knows how many for whom to cook.
Contact Lauri Begley at 404-267-4273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a reservation.
Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays in Lent, March 12 through April 9
5:30 p.m. in the church
The Way of the Cross is a service of worship where parishioners participate in readings and prayers while meditating on Jesus’ journey through the last days and hours of his life. We have a collection of art by parishioners to compliment the Way of the Cross and to add depth to the participants’ experiences. The Stations will be hung in the church throughout Lent. Worshippers may join others for a clergy-lead service on Wednesday nights or walk the Stations solo, lead by the Stations of the Cross brochure. The brochures can be found as you enter the church, to your left, in a basket.
Lenten Meditations Online
Beginning Ash Wednesday our Lenten meditations written by parishioners will be available online. This is a unique way to walk the annual journey of Lent. Each meditation is accompanied by a scriptural citation. Additionally, you can choose to have the meditations sent to your email inbox each morning. Just click on the “subscribe” button then follow the directions to update your profile. If you subscribed last year, you are already subscribed for this year unless you have changed your email address. Visit the front page of the website to view our meditations.
Read today’s meditation, or find others in the 40 day series
The United Thank Offering (UTO)
March 9 through April 27
UTO is the daily, prayer-centered practice of thanking God for the blessings of the day. During prayers, tangible thanks are given by putting coins or bills into blue UTO mite boxes. Each year, 100% of the offering collected throughout the Episcopal Church USA is granted to support mission programs in the United States and around the world. United Thank Offering is encouraged as a Lenten discipline at All Saints’, though many parishioners practice daily, prayerful thanksgiving during the entire year. Information, envelopes and blue UTO boxes are available on the round table outside the church office and around the campus.
Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Food Drive
March 9 through April 13
MAC is a core ministry of All Saints’. Each year volunteers devote considerable time and energy to this ministry which was started on The All Saints’ campus 25 years ago. During Lent we are collecting non-perishable food and household items to help stock the food pantry at MAC. Difficult financial times are even more acutely felt by the working poor of Atlanta’s mid-city and inner-city neighborhoods. On Sundays look for volunteers with grocery bags after each service. Take a bag and return it with your donations to the collection barrels in the Ellis Hall Foyer and the Narthex. You may also make donations by check, which should be payable to All Saints’ and marked “For MAC Food Drive,” and be given to any volunteer or to an usher.
Participate in our parish-wide Lenten discipline by putting on a nametag and wear it not only in church but to coffee hour and formation classes between services. Part of our Lenten discipline this Lent will be getting to know one another’s names! Introduce yourself to someone you don’t already know. Nametags can be found at the entrances with our greeters, on the counter in the narthex and in the pews.
March 9 through March 23
This Easter, honor or remember your loved ones with a gift of flowers for the altar. Your gift will be listed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Flower Guild members will be accepting donations in the courtyard between the services and after the 11:15 service on the next two Sundays. You may also donate online on our secured website.
Eggonomics with parishioner Ed Croft
“Capitalizing on Emerging and Mid-Market Growth Opportunities”
Tuesday, March 11 ● 7:30 a.m.
Since starting his investment banking career on Wall Street in January 1969, Ed Croft has worked with a wide range of companies to help them finance growth, make acquisitions, and achieve liquidity for owners. In 1996, he co-founded Croft & Bender LLC to focus on working with emerging and middle-market companies, particularly those with high-growth characteristics. Because many of these companies represent attractive investment opportunities, the firm organized private equity funds in 2000 and 2006 to make investments in these companies alongside successful institutional investors from across the country. The cost is $5 with all proceeds going to the Men of Hope at Covenant community.
Reserve your spot at the Parish Life table or by contacting Lauri Begley at 404-267-4273 or email@example.com.
Adult Enquirers’ Retreat
March 14 through 16
If you have attended any of the previous adult enquirers’ classes but weren’t able to attend the retreat with your class, we would like to encourage you to attend the next retreat scheduled for March 14-16.
Please contact Pat Kiley no later than Monday, March 10 if you are interested, 404-267-4265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up Now Earth Stewards Brunch at Rosebud
Sunday, March 16, 11:30 a.m.
Space is running out for those who’d like to join Earth Stewards for a locally sourced brunch at Rosebud (after Sunday School).
For more information contact Marti Breen at email@example.com, or Deborah Gebhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints’ Concert Series
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. in the church
All Saints’ parishioner and concert pianist Dr. James Gibson will present the next program in our concert series. Jim is a former professor of piano at Cornell, and will present a recital of classical composers and a composition which he has written especially for All Saints’. Please come and support another member of our multi-talented community.
Make your reservation today!
Novel Theology in March
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Facilitator: Geoffrey Hoare
Wednesday, March 19 ● 7:00 p.m. in the Skylight Room
The Yellow Birds tells the unforgettable story of two soldiers struggling to survive in the Iraq war. Written by a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in Iraq in 2004 and 2005, it is a moving tale of the costs of war abroad and back at home.
See all upcoming novels in the 2013-2014 cycle.
Is There Anything Left to Sing About? Hunches, reflections and stories from my so-called “golden years”
Thursday, March 20 ● 7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall
The Very Rev. Harry Pritchett, former Rector of All Saints’, will be the guest speaker for our annual Spring Lecture on Thurs., Mar. 20. Points of discussion will include three of his favorite topics: that rigidity of thought comes out of fear; people matter more than religion; we are all part of one great community. It will most assuredly be a fun and thought provoking evening. Please join us in Ellis Hall at 7 p.m. and for the reception which will follow the lecture. Reservations not required. For further information, contact Barbara Blender at email@example.com or 404-520-2479.
Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Horseshoe Room
We will watch Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. The story unfolds during one week in 1965, when two twelve year-olds run away into the wilderness together. As authorities search for them all over New Penzance island a hurricane moves in. Our discussion will include the nature of blessing and how the music of Benjamin Britten tries to answer this within the film. Your $3 contribution covers liquid refreshments and, of course, popcorn.
Contact Tom Gartin at 916-300-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat: Journeying Through the Wilderness
Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC
Spend a weekend at Kanuga without the kids, spouses, or significant others, and enjoy Kanuga as you please. 2014 retreat chair Lyn Haney has planned a fabulous weekend with plenty of fun and fellowship, and rest and relaxation. Retreat leader The Rev’d Karen Evans will lead us through our wildernesses, helping us identify what our wilderness journey might look like, sound like, the temptations within our journey, and through wildernesses that may difficult to handle.
Registration is open now, $150 per person includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner Friday and Saturday night and a picnic lunch on Saturday. An additional cost is required to add spa treatments, and admission to Music on the Rock.
For more information contact Lauri Begley at 404–267–4273 or email@example.com or download the registration form.
Refugee Ministries Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, March 30, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall
Students from our tutoring program will be presenting for the first time songs and dance in Nepali, Hindi, and Kinyarwandan. Please join us for this fun and interesting intercultural event.
If you are interested in volunteering, we are looking for help with transportation for refugee families from Clarkston to the event, “Host” a family by meeting them in Ellis Hall, sitting with them and introducing them to others, or bring a side dish. Thanks and we hope to see you there.
RSVP to Louisa Merchant at 404-403-5908 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24 for catering purposes.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with the Rich’s Exhibit at The Breman Museum
Sunday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. at Bremen Museum
The Pink Pig, Fashionata, The Magnolia Room, the Great Tree. For most Atlantans, these terms evoke fond memories of Atlanta’s storied department store Richs. The Breman Museum has put together a special exhibition on “The Story Behind the Store.” The All Saints Art’s Theology Group has put together a VIP tour of the exhibition with the exhibit’s curator Tim Frilingos. A Magnolia style lunch will also be provided as part of this special event.
For more information or to purchase your tickets contact Lauri Begley at LBegley@allsaintsatlanta.org or see Lauri at the Parish Life table after church.
“Broken Bench” Chronicles: Claiming the Connections Between Faith and Law:
The Rev. Darren Hensley to Speak at April 11th Faithful Lawyers Breakfast
Atlanta attorney and ordained minister, Darren Hensley, who works with The Hon. Robert Brizendine at the United States Bankruptcy Court, will speak at the next Faithful Lawyers breakfast, to be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m. in Ellis Hall. Rev. Hensley will discuss the integration of law and faith, sharing insights from his experiences working in bankruptcy law while serving in the church. He will offer his reflections on the challenges and tensions we all face searching for meaning and purpose in our work, while seeking to remain true to our spiritual compass.
Rev. Hensley graduated from Wake Forest University in 1982 and earned his law degree from Mercer University in 1985. He clerked for The Hon. Stacey W. Cotton of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and then practiced bankruptcy law with a private law firm before returning to the court. In 2007, he earned his M.Div. degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and in 2010, was ordained as a minister in The United Methodist Church. In addition to working at the court, he serves the congregation at Peachtree Road UMC through preaching, teaching, leading Bible studies, and counseling.
Cost for the breakfast is $8 per person, payable at the door. Proceeds go to the Men of Hope. For meal planning purposes, please email Tom Cox at email@example.com on or before April 9th if you plan to attend.
Share A Meal With the Men of Covenant Community
Available dates: Mondays ● April 14, 21
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.
Sunday, April 20
If you are interested in being baptized with other adults at the Easter Vigil, please contact Pat Kiley at 404-267-4265 or email@example.com as soon as possible.
Annual Parish Meeting
Sunday, April 27
10:20–11:00 a.m., in Ellis Hall
We gather to hear words of challenge and inspiration as we reflect on the state of our life together led by The Rector and Senior Warden, Greg Giornelli. Our Treasurer, Michael Gragnani will report on our financial affairs and we will take time to thank John and Connie Frazer who have done so much to encourage our generosity in support of the work we have been given to do. We will also raise up new leadership as we officially elect those who have been nominated to the vestry and agreed to serve a three year term, while giving grateful thanks to those who will be completing their own season of this particular service.
All Saints’ goes to Canterbury Cathedral
Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1
Canterbury Cathedral is arguably the oldest pilgrimage site in the Anglican tradition and the spiritual home of Anglicans all over the world. Join the Rev’d Noelle York-Simmons and a heavenly host of local priests, canons and bishops for tours of some of the most important spiritual and historical sites in our tradition. We will intersperse learning with prayer, and pilgrimage with fellowship on our journey together, spending half the week in Canterbury Cathedral and the other half of the week in London including a private tour of Westminster Abbey, tour of Lambeth Palace and Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Cost: $800-$1350 depending on single or double occupancy and room style. Airfare, lunches and dinners are not included.
Contact Noelle for more details at 404-267-4276 or Noelle@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Big thanks to everyone who participated in the second Threads Bingo Night! Big success! Lots of fun! This week, we need volunteers who can sew on buttons and other simple stitchery. We need Saturday volunteers, youth are welcome. Also we need light jackets for the spring for boys and girls, in all sizes, new socks and underwear, rain coats and boots.
For more information contact Lori Guarisco, Threads coordinator, at 404-267-4317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Need a Helping Hand?
Do you need help with landscaping, painting, cleaning, carpentry, construction or plumbing? Please consider using Helping Hands, a project of Covenant Community. All it takes is a call to Juelz Mitchell, Program Director, who will match your work request with the skill sets of the residents. Thank you for your support.
If you are interested, please contact Juelz at 404-267-4285 or email@example.com.