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Simon

A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

This week, a merry band of parishioners from All Saints’ prepared a new home for a refugee family coming to these shores from Afghanistan. Many hands joined to make their first days in our country a time of blessing and warm welcome. These seemingly small acts of generosity make profound differences. Such is the Christian life. The impact our generosity can have when it is combined with that of others’ is extraordinary. As we begin to watch the canvass video messages during Sunday services, and ponder the generous gifts of God in our lives, this parish offers us opportunities to let our generosity flow into the world in remarkable ways. I pray that you will be deepened and inspired by what you see and hear and experience of All Saints’, as indeed I am on a daily basis. There is so much to give thanks for, and my gratitude lies with each of you. Thank you for making All Saints’ the transformational place that it is.

Peace,
Simon+


This Sunday

 

2018 Annual Canvass Has Begun!

Make your pledge today. Online pledges can be made at allsaintsatlanta.org/stewardship. Come by the Annual Canvass table between services and answer our question, “Who has been the greatest influence on your generosity?” Find us by the courtyard steeple. Thank you! Contact Canvass Chair Virginia Harrison at vsharrison72@gmail.com with questions.

Discussion on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Sundays, September 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
All Saints’ parishioners are forming a discernment group to more effectively advocate for the most vulnerable people in our changing world. We will begin this process and conversation this Sunday with an open invitation class to learn about those left in immediate peril due to the termination of DACA. We are pleased to have Jesus on The Front Page adult formation class join as a co-sponsor for this timely event. For more information, contact Suzanne Wakefield at wakefield.suzanne@gmail.com.

Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit through Community

Sundays, September 24 and October 1, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Parish House
This age-based discussion class will connect with our Kanuga speaker, Heidi Haverkamp’s theme, “Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit.” For those going to the retreat, this will be a lead-in for our discussions at Kanuga. For those not attending Kanuga, there will be a plenary wrap-up discussion on October 1. This will be a great way to be a part of this important conversation. Find the room for your age group on the 3rd floor of the Parish House. Contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
We will meet in Ellis Hall this Sunday for the DACA discussion. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Children’s Church with Holy Eucharist and Formation

  • 8:40—10:10 a.m. Children’s Church Eucharist, grades K—3 in the chapel, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 9:15—9:30 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 10:20—11:15 a.m. Formation classes, grades K—5 on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Youth Formation

10:20—11:05 a.m., grades 6—12 in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

EYC with St. Luke’s

Sunday, September 24, 6:00—7:30 p.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Episcopal Youth Community and St. Luke’s will team up to collaborate! For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Worship

 

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Integrity Atlanta’s 29th Pride Eucharist

Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. in the church
Integrity Atlanta’s 29th Pride Eucharist All Saints’ welcomes Integrity Atlanta and The Rev. Dr. Tommie L. Watkins, the only African American priest in the Diocese of Alabama and the only gay black priest to be ordained in that diocese, who will preach at this worship service. The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson will serve as the celebrant. Organist Trey Clegg will be bringing the Trey Clegg Singers to lead the music.


Parish Life

 

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Read all About All Saints’ and Dr. Heval Kelli

In August, Jeremy Redmon, reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution met with Director of Refugee Ministries Louisa Merchant, parishioner Barbara Thompson, and The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring to talk about the good work All Saints’ does with refugees in the Clarkston area, and particularly the part All Saints’ played in the life of Dr. Heval Kelli and his family. The story scheduled to run in the print edition of the AJC this Sunday, or read the story now here: https://buff.ly/2xUpf07.

Hot Sunday Breakfast

8:00—9:00 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Take the scramble out of your Sunday morning and let us scramble up the eggs, fry the bacon, boil up the grits, and bake the biscuits for you. We also have an assortment of cereals, milk, juices and of course, coffee. $5 will keep your stomach quiet during church. No RSVP necessary.

Yoga with Bill: A Stretch for Body and Spirit

Monday, September 25, 2:00 p.m. in The Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
The Rev. Bill Evans is a certified yoga instructor and has taught for 12 years. Join Bill and friends for weekly yoga for beginners and the more advanced. BYOM—bring your own mat!

Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesdays, 5:00—7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Wednesday evenings are big at All Saints’! Whether you’re coming for choir practice, a formation class or a group meeting, or just to spend time with friends, join us for food and fellowship. Each meal is prepared by chef and restauranteur Deborah Van Trece. One of our clergy will lead our liturgy with Eucharist around the dining tables at 5:55 p.m. Supper is $10 per individual, $5 per university student, and $4 per child, ages 3–12 (our child-friendly buffet always includes PB&J for the pickier eaters). Enjoy a glass of wine or beer for a minimal donation. Your RSVP is appreciated, so we know how many to prepare for. Reserve your seat before 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior online, or at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or by contacting Lauri Begley at 404–267–4273 or lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org. All are welcome!

Get in a Round of Golf Before the Parish Retreat

Friday, September 29, tee times begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Kenmure Country Club, Hendersonville, NC
All Saints’ has secured tee times at Kenmure Country Club on Friday afternoon. The greens fee is $63. If you are interested in arriving early for a round of golf, contact Jason Jackoniski at jjackoniski@comcast.net. Check-in at Kanuga is 4:00 p.m.

Egg-Onomics Breakfast Series: Will Wingate

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Parishioner Will Wingate is the founder and managing partner of Winfield Conservation Services. He has assisted hundreds of landowners in the Southeast to conserve their property forever through the use of conservation easements. He will discuss the economic, environmental and cultural advantages of land conservation in Georgia. Wingate is also a former Vice President of the Georgia Conservancy, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a graduate of Georgia Tech. This monthly breakfast series is open to all. A full, hot buffet breakfast will be served. All are invited to attend Holy Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. Cost is $5. Proceeds go to the Men of Hope at Covenant Community. Sign up at the parish life table or contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Dogs of Rwanda Coming to All Saints’

Sunday, October 22, 3:30—4:30 p.m. in the Egleston library
All Saint’s Arts Theology Group is proud to announce a new play produced by our own Adam and Ariel Fristoe and Out of Hand Theater, which will be presented at All Saints’. Dogs of Rwanda is the story of a teenager on a mission trip who stumbles into the genocide in Rwanda. What happens in Rwanda and the lasting impact form the basis of this powerful play. This will a be memorable event! Tickets are $30 and available at the Parish Life table. For more information, contact Matt Collins at matt@mpcollins.com.

Word On The Street

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring for a small group gathering and discussion. Groups of 30 will allow Simon to get to know you and you him. First come, first served. Contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org to sign up for either date.


Adult Formation

 

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Discussion on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Sundays, September 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
All Saints’ parishioners are forming a discernment group to more effectively advocate for the most vulnerable people in our changing world. We will begin this process and conversation this Sunday with an open invitation class to learn about those left in immediate peril due to the termination of DACA. We are pleased to have Jesus on The Front Page adult formation class join as a co-sponsor for this timely event. For more information, contact Suzanne Wakefield at wakefield.suzanne@gmail.com.

Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit through Community

Sundays, September 24 and October 1, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Parish House
This age-based discussion class will connect with our Kanuga speaker, Heidi Haverkamp’s theme, “Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit.” For those going to the retreat, this will be a lead-in for our discussions at Kanuga. For those not attending Kanuga, there will be a plenary wrap-up discussion on October 1. This will be a great way to be a part of this important conversation. Find the room for your age group on the 3rd floor of the Parish House. Contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
We will meet in Ellis Hall this Sunday for the DACA discussion. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Kerygma: Monday Afternoon Study Group

Monday, September 25, 2:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Fall begins with the book of Genesis. What is creation? How does God’s purpose play out in people’s lives? What are the shared stories of the Abrahamic traditions? All this and more this fall! For more information, contact The Rev. Karen Evans at 770–815–2280 or karenpatriciaevans@gmail.com.

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald

We are continuing our discussion of Bruce Feilor’s The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us. Contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com for more information.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. in P201, Parish House
This week we will continue reading Taming of the Shrew to its conclusion. On October 4, we begin Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, a modern adaptation of Taming of the Shrew. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Contemplative Prayer

Wednesdays, 7:00—8:30 p.m. in P202, Parish House
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Let us learn about the centuries-old practice of contemplative prayer, avail ourselves of readings for reflection and discussion, and set aside time to engage in the discipline of centering prayer as a way to build communities of faith that bond us in mutual friendship and Christ’s love. All are welcome, from novices to longtime practitioners. For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

DACA—Continuing the Discussion

Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Please join as we continue the discussion from our previous DACA Sunday discussions and further explore the impacts of the termination of DACA. State Representative Brenda Lopez, Georgia’s first Latina Representative, will lead this discussion. We will also be joined by our very own, State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver. Please contact Suzanne Wakefield, wakefield.suzanne@gmail.com for more information.

Shower of Stoles Project

Wednesday through Sunday, October 11—15 in the chapel
9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday
8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. on Sunday

View this extraordinary collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items, celebrating the gifts of LGBT+ persons who serve God in countless ways while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies. Visit welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm more information.

A Story of Calling, Resistance, and Grace

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30–8:00 p.m. in the chapel
The Rev. Connie Tuttle was the first out lesbian to finish Columbia Theological Seminary on the ordination track. For her, the track ended with a huge roadblock: a vote from the Presbyterian Church to prohibit the ordination of gays and lesbians. Join us as she shares her story of calling, resistance, and grace. This talk will be in the chapel among the Shower of Stoles exhibition. The Rev. Connie Tuttle has a stole dedicated to her witness and ministry in the permanent collection. Contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Racial Realities and the Beloved Community

Wednesday, October 11 at the Candler School of Theology
Cannon Chapel, Emory University
515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Reception at 6:00 p.m.; Keynote Address at 7:00 p.m.

Our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, will deliver a keynote address on the topic of “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community.” Along with three other clergy, The Rev. Kim Jackson will offer a reflection. Contact Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Novel Theology in October: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00—8:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Sarah Edman

In the years following World War II, writer Maurice Bendrix has an unexpected run-in with Henry Miles and his wife, Sarah, with whom he once shared a passionate affair. Henry, who never knew, confides in Maurice that he suspects Sarah of adultery, leading to the hiring of a detective to follow her. As Sarah never explained why she called off their affair, Maurice follows the investigation closely, his feelings for her reawakened. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com.

Reclaiming Hope through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

Saturday, October 28, 8:45 a.m.—4:45 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
610 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities will include a Liturgy for Martyrs, and The Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th. Register by Friday, September 15 by emailing The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Youth Formation

 

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Youth Formation

10:20—11:05 a.m., grades 6—12 in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

EYC with St. Luke’s

Sunday, September 24, 6:00—7:30 p.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Episcopal Youth Community and St. Luke’s will team up to collaborate! For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Youth Formation Registration

Youth, let us know what you’re hoping for this program year and register yourself online. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Youth Formation will be at Kanuga!

Friday through Sunday, September 29—October 1
Classes resume on Sunday, October 8

Children’s and Youth Formation classes are on hold while we’re at the parish retreat, but childcare will still be available at church!

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Friday through Sunday, October 6—8 at Camp Mikell
New Beginnings is a weekend designed to address concerns and needs of youth in grades 6—8. It helps youth grow in love of themselves, others, and Christ. The cost is $100, but scholarships are available. Transportation will be provided to and from Camp Mikell. Departure from All Saints’ at 3:00 p.m. on October 6. Check-in at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Church with Holy Eucharist and Formation

  • 8:40—10:10 a.m. Children’s Church Eucharist, grades K—3 in the chapel, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 9:15—9:30 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 10:20—11:15 a.m. Formation classes, grades K—5 on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Formation Registration

Parents, please register your child online and receive timely communication on what’s happening. Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Children’s Formation will be at Kanuga!

Friday through Sunday, September 29—October 1
Classes resume on Sunday, October 8

Children’s and Youth Formation classes are on hold while we’re at the parish retreat, but childcare will still be available at church!


Music

 

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Concert Series: Dexter Kennedy

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. in the church
As the winner of the Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the 24th Concours International d’Orgue de Chartres, Dexter Kennedy has established himself internationally as “one of the greatest organists of our times” (Iceland Monitor). Praised for his “prodigious technique and grand style musicality” (The American Organist), he is an active recitalist throughout both North America and Europe, having performed in many great cathedrals, churches and concert halls. Kennedy currently serves on the music faculty of the College of Wooster in Ohio and is also the Assistant Organist at Christ Church Grosse Pointe in Michigan. Tickets are $20, $15 Students and Seniors (65 and over) and are available at the door or online in advance.

Youth Choir 20th Anniversary Reunion

Christmas Eve, December 24 at the 5:00 p.m. service
Reunion Rehearsal on Saturday, December 23, 2:00 p.m.
Our Youth Choir, charted in 1998, is celebrating its 20th year, and we are inviting everyone who has sung in the Youth Choir to return and sing with the current youth this Christmas Eve. Plans include a reunion rehearsal on Saturday, and then the Alumni Choir with current members of the Youth Choir will provide the 5:00 p.m. prelude. Mrs. Kimmell is taking requests for favorite anthems. Please RSVP “yea,” “nay” or “maybe” so we may begin making plans. You will receive a recording of the music with your voice part and lyrics for a quick tutorial. You have all had a part in making this ministry a success. We look forward to your return to All Saints’ to participate and celebrate with us. Please arrive at 3:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve.


Service

 

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Read all About All Saints’ and Dr. Heval Kelli

In August, Jeremy Redmon, reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution met with Director of Refugee Ministries Louisa Merchant, parishioner Barbara Thompson, and The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring to talk about the good work All Saints’ does with refugees in the Clarkston area, and particularly the part All Saints’ played in the life of Dr. Heval Kelli and his family. The story scheduled to run in the print edition of the AJC this Sunday, or read the story now here: https://buff.ly/2xUpf07.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Mondays, September 25 and October 2, 6:30—7:30 p.m. at Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, with friends or co-workers. What a great way to offer your support! Contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net to volunteer.

Celebration of Memories and Hopes; The Fall Class of 2017

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
The Members of Covenant Community request your presence at the Celebration of Memories and Hopes as we honor five residents who have successfully completed the program. Light finger food will be provided. For more information, contact Johnathan Davis at jdavis@covenantatlanta.org.

3rd Annual Covenant Community Golf Classic

Friday, September 29, 10:00 a.m. shotgun start time at Stone Mountain Golf Club
You can play and still get to Kanuga in time for Friday night festivities! Register, donate or volunteer at CCGC.myevent.com. Contact Andrea Hopkey at hopkeya@yahoo.com or Ann Stuart Pearce at soccergoob@hotmail.com with questions.

Participate in Refugee Ministries with our Candler School of Theology Interns

Saturdays, September 30, 10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Join our interns and Refugee Ministries on a trip to Decatur Toy Park for a picnic and fun followed by ice cream. Baby volunteers welcome! Contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information or to volunteer.

Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival in Piedmont Park

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15
The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor a booth during the Pride Festival, presenting an excellent opportunity for information about The Episcopal Church and our work as “Jesus People.” Volunteers will meet people from all over the southeastern United States. Those wishing to staff the booth may register for the shifts of their choice at tinyurl.com/Staff-Diocesan-Pride-Booth-17.

Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade

Sunday, October 15
Step-off at noon from the Civic Center MARTA station

We invite you to go out into our Midtown community to affirm and welcome LGBTQ+ folks into The Episcopal Church in our diocesan parade contingent. We will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon. For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float. We also carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming. If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, sign up at tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade. The Episcopal contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.

Help Welcome Our New Refugee Family in a Variety of Ways

Refugee Ministries was so excited to welcome the Rahimi family of seven from Afghanistan on Wednesday. Our new family will need a lot of assistance in their first three months here. A list of opportunities that can be scheduled at your convenience is located at goo.gl/WT7y2c. Contact Louisa at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Tutors Needed for Refugee Ministries

We are seeking a tutor for a 9th grade Somali American girl who needs help with science and math. We are also seek a tutor for an eight-year-old Somali American girl who needs help with reading. No experience necessary. Materials provided. For more information or to volunteer, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Disaster Relief through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund

To help provide emergency assistance to those recovering from the recent hurricanes and other disasters, The Episcopal Church suggests a gift to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund at episcopalrelief.org/donate or by check to P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116. Your support will supply critical necessities for those immediately in need and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild. Thank You!


Stewardship

 

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2018 Annual Canvass Has Begun!

Make your pledge today. Online pledges can be made at allsaintsatlanta.org/stewardship. Come by the Annual Canvass table between services and answer our question, “Who has been the greatest influence on your generosity?” Find us by the courtyard steeple. Thank you! Contact Canvass Chair Virginia Harrison at vsharrison72@gmail.com with questions.


General

 

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Vestry Meeting

Monday, September 25, 4:30 p.m. in P305, Parish House
All are welcome to attend our vestry meeting.

Diocesan News and Events

Stay informed about events and news happening all over our diocese at episcopalatlanta.org/communication.

 

 

 

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