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Church Office Summer Friday Hours

The church office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays during the summer so that our staff can enjoy a bit of an early start to summer weekends. Please be sure to contact the office for any needs you may have before we close for the weekend. As always, in the case of an after-hours pastoral emergency, call the church office at 404—881—0835, and the message on the office machine will direct you to the clergy on call.


This Sunday

 

Jesus on the Front Page; New Time During the Summer

Sundays, 9:00 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Jesus on the Front Page will continue through the summer. Join this weekly discussion of the news of the day, as we reflect on how we are called as Christians to respond in the public arena, in our private lives, and in our prayers. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Congratulations New EfM Graduates!

Sunday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. service in the church
This Sunday is EfM Sunday, and we welcome two new Education for Ministry graduates, as well as their mentors, who join the ranks of more than 300 other EfM graduates at All Saints’ and 70,000 worldwide: Kimberly Miller and her mentor, Ethel Ware Carter; and Will Henderson and his co-mentors, Ann Higdon and Gretchen Chateau.

Celebrate Martha Day

Sunday, June 25, 11:20 a.m., in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us for cake and ice cream and a presentation of gifts of gratitude and lots of love as we thank The Rev. Martha Sterne and honor her for her time with us as Interim Rector.

It’s our custom to present departing clergy with gifts, including a list of those of us who choose to contribute to a “purse.” Martha has requested that any monies gathered in thanksgiving for her ministry go toward a goal she has been working on since last November: the start-up of a much-needed Interfaith Respite Care Center for persons with dementia living along the Peachtree Corridor from upper Buckhead to Midtown. Please make checks payable to All Saints’ with “Sterne gift” in the memo line. We will sincerely miss Martha’s collegiality, wit, preaching and friendship in our midst and hope you will join us in honoring her and celebrating her gifts.

Pre-Register for the Annual Parish Retreat Now!

Friday through Sunday, September 29—October 1 at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC
Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit through Community is the theme of this year’s Parish Retreat at Kanuga. Debbie Wilson and Jowell Thome, 2017 Kanuga chairs, say, “Plan now to join your fellow Saints for a fabulous weekend of connecting with community through food, fellowship, fun and a little bit of prayer.” The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp, Senior Associate Rector of the St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, will help us in our quest to reconnect with the Holy Spirit. Be sure to secure your reservation early. Take advantage of the summer payment plan! Register online where you can also download the registration form. For more information stop by the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings or contact Debbie Wilson or Jowell Thome at 404–314–4905 or 1962dwilson@gmail.com.

Youth and Children’s Formation and Children’s Church on Vacation Now until August

During the summer for our youngsters, the playground will be unlocked to play during coffee hour. Kids are welcome there with adult supervision. Bright Horizons is nice enough to let us play with the trikes, so be a good neighbor and put all trikes and balls back where you got them. Formation and Children’s Church will resume in August, so stay tuned for upcoming information. For information about Children’s Formation contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org. For information about Youth Formation contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.


All Saints’ Vestry is Proud to Announce Our Next Rector: The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring

The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring has been called to serve as the next rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Simon is married to Monica, who is also an Episcopal priest (serving Christ Church, Coronado), and with whom he has three children: Elliott, 10; Euan, 8; and Annie, 6. Simon is originally from England and was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Birmingham where he earned a PhD in biblical theology. He comes to us from St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea in San Diego, California where he has served as rector for the past seven years. He also serves the Diocese of San Diego as dean of studies of the diocesan School for Ministry and is president of the diocesan standing committee. Simon has ministered in schools, hospitals, and parish churches, and is also the author of two books, a number of journal articles, and his blog God at the Beach. Besides writing, he enjoys time with his family, cycling, painting and cheering on his beloved English soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur.

“I have been struck by the many and varied ways by which All Saints’ makes a commitment to share Christ’s love in Atlanta and in the world beyond. I cannot wait to play my part and roll up my sleeves and minister alongside you for many happy years to come!”

Welcome Simon!


Worship

 

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Got a Favorite Hymn?

July and August worship, 10:00 a.m. in the church
Do you have some favorite hymns from our Episcopal Hymnal or the Episcopal hymnal supplements, such as Lift Every Voice or Wonder, Love, and Praise? Submit your requests to choir master Ray Chenault, who will do his best to schedule those hymns during June, July and August. Email submissions to Ray at rchenault@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Organ Postludes This Summer

This summer enjoy the postludes on the magnificent James G. Kenan Memorial Organ, one of the best organs in the United States. You’ll hear a variety of exceptional organ literature ranging from familiar repertoire such as Purcell’s Trumpet Tunes to Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No. V. We invite you and your family and friends to enjoy these special organ compositions.

Sundays in Need of Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings

Available dates for memorials or thanksgivings include July 9; August 13, 20; September 17 and 24. There are other dates available as well. The offering is $150. Please note that multiple flower memorials may be printed in bulletins to accommodate our parishioners’ generosity. Contact Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@allsaintsatlanta.org to inquire about dates.


Parish Life

 

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Pre-Register for the Annual Parish Retreat Now!

Friday through Sunday, September 29—October 1 at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC
Reconnecting with the Holy Spirit through Community is the theme of this year’s Parish Retreat at Kanuga. Debbie Wilson and Jowell Thome, 2017 Kanuga chairs, say, “Plan now to join your fellow Saints for a fabulous weekend of connecting with community through food, fellowship, fun and a little bit of prayer.” The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp, Senior Associate Rector of the St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Chicago, will help us in our quest to reconnect with the Holy Spirit. Be sure to secure your reservation early. Take advantage of the summer payment plan! Register online where you can also download the registration form. For more information stop by the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings or contact Debbie Wilson or Jowell Thome at 404–314–4905 or 1962dwilson@gmail.com.

Fall Festival Artist Market Applications

Now through Wednesday, August 30
Our annual festival and artists market takes place the weekend of Friday through Sunday, November 3—5. We hope to see as many of our All Saints’ artists participate as possible. Apply online where you can also download the PDF form and return it to Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Annual Parish Picnic

Sunday, August 6, 11:10 a.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard and Ellis Hall
Our annual parish picnic is extra special this year as we welcome our new rector, The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring and his family to All Saints’. Gather with us for a festive summer picnic in the courtyard and in Ellis Hall immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. This will be a fun-filled opportunity for all the Saints to meet and greet our new family and to show just how welcoming, celebratory and fun we Saints can be. There will be lots of yummy picnic fare, including summertime favorites like apple pie and watermelon. Water park fun will be happening on the playground, so wear or bring clothes that can get wet! You won’t want to miss this grand welcome to Simon and family at this favorite parish gathering, filled with good food and fabulous fellowship. Be sure to mark your calendars now, and sign up now to be part of this great summer celebration! $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3–12 years. Volunteers are needed and welcome! Opportunities to help include set up, check in, nametags, décor, serving and clean up. The more the merrier! Contact picnic chairs Lelia and Bradley Pratt atleliaschwabpratt@gmail.com to volunteer. For more information contact Lauri Begley at 404–267–4273 or lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Adult Formation

 

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Jesus on the Front Page; New Time During the Summer

Sundays, 9:00 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Jesus on the Front Page will continue through the summer. Join this weekly discussion of the news of the day, as we reflect on how we are called as Christians to respond in the public arena, in our private lives, and in our prayers. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group: Joy to Come in Eastertide?

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

Two Nobel Peace Prize recipients, The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, have survived more than 50 years of exile and soul-crushing oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. Their latest book, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. Join us Wednesday mornings to read and reflect in anticipation of the Joy of Easter. Contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com for more information.

Stories from Our Stained Glass Windows

Sundays, July 9 and 16, 11:10 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Long-time parishioner Fifi Guest loves our stained glass windows. Join her this summer as she teaches us about the images contained in the Egleston-Hale stained glass window. For more information contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Lunch & Learn: A Talk About Affordable Housing

Wednesday, July 12, 12:00—1:30 p.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
Learn about several initiatives that join city of Atlanta officials, MARTA and Atlanta Beltline, Inc. in mobilizing resources to address the critical need for affordable housing. Episcopalians have a particular interest in protecting affordable housing options in the neighborhood around our Emmaus House Ministry. Our discussion is sponsored by the Episcopal Affordable Housing Network, The City for All Campaign, and All Saints’ Christian Social Action Ministries. Lunch is provided. Contact Sally George at sfgeorge@bellsouth.net with questions.

13th directed by Ava DuVernay: A Film Screening

Sunday, July 23, 11:10 a.m.—1:00 p.m.in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
13th provides a critical look at the 13th Amendment and tells the American history of how we moved from enslaving Black persons to the mass incarceration of Brown and Black people. The Adult Formation Committee of All Saints’ will host two showings of this film this summer. Bring a bag lunch (drinks and popcorn will be provided) and join fellow parishioners in a viewing and guided discussion of this film. For more information contact Janet Todd at janet-todd@att.net.

Samaritan Readers Fall 2017

Wednesdays starting September, 13, 6:30 p.m.
Samaritan Readers seeks to understand the question “Who is my neighbor?” through the exploration of memoir and non-fiction. For the Fall of 2017, we will focus on the question of “Who is Atlanta?” looking deeply at concerns surrounding environment, affordable housing, racial equality, and faith diversity. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. during the church year. Our September book is Where We Want to Live by Ryan Gravel. For more information, contact Jen Waters at faithhopelove42@yahoo.com.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

This 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 the Old and New Testaments, church history, and contemporary theology with a curriculum prepared by the The School of Theology at Sewanee. Small groups, generally fewer than 10, allow for group discussion of the lessons and to develop our personal responses to issues. We currently have two groups with 20 participants, and will be adding a new group beginning this fall. For more information or to enroll, contact Steve Hines at 404—323—0601 or hines@ajobs.com.


Youth Formation

 

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Youth and Children’s Formation and Children’s Church on Vacation Now until August

During the summer for our youngsters, the playground will be unlocked to play during coffee hour. Kids are welcome there with adult supervision. Bright Horizons is nice enough to let us play with the trikes, so be a good neighbor and put all trikes and balls back where you got them. Formation and Children’s Church will resume in August, so stay tuned for upcoming information. For information about Children’s Formation contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org. For information about Youth Formation contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Summer Acolytes Needed

Sundays, June 18 through August 27
Summer acolytes are needed. Please sign up for at least three Sundays this summer, or any Sunday you are at home. College-aged folks are welcome to robe up and serve as well. Look for the link in the weekly email, or just get here early and robe up. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org with questions.

Pilgrimage Pictures and Blog Online

Fourteen All Saints’ Pilgrims (4 adults and 10 youth) have returned from the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James). You can still read about their spiritual journey on their blog: allsaintsonpilgrimage.blogspot.com. Also see pictures and videos on the church photo sharing site, Smug Mug, All Saints’ home page at allsaintsatlanta.org.


Children’s Formation

 

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Click here for a complete listing of all of our Children Formation opportunities.

Youth and Children’s Formation and Children’s Church on Vacation Now until August

During the summer for our youngsters, the playground will be unlocked to play during coffee hour. Kids are welcome there with adult supervision. Bright Horizons is nice enough to let us play with the trikes, so be a good neighbor and put all trikes and balls back where you got them. Formation and Children’s Church will resume in August, so stay tuned for upcoming information. For information about Children’s Formation contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org. For information about Youth Formation contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Music

 

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First Fall Rehearsals for Youth and Children’s Choirs

Begin Wednesday, August 23 and Sunday, August 27
August 23 is the first Wednesday of rehearsals for singers in PreK—6th grades (must be 4 years old by September 1): Cherub, Primary, Junior Choir and Handbells. August 27 is the first Sunday for Youth Choir rehearsals; dinner to follow for grades 7—12. Check the All Saints’ website under Music/Children and Youth for specific ensembles and rehearsal times based on grade levels. The 2017/2018 choir schedules are available July 1. All are welcome! For more information, contact Karol Kimmell at karolkimmell@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Got a Favorite Hymn?

July and August worship, 10:00 a.m. in the church
Do you have some favorite hymns from our Episcopal Hymnal or the Episcopal hymnal supplements, such as Lift Every Voice or Wonder, Love, and Praise? Submit your requests to choir master Ray Chenault, who will do his best to schedule those hymns during June, July and August. Email submissions to Ray at rchenault@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Organ Postludes This Summer

This summer enjoy the postludes on the magnificent James G. Kenan Memorial Organ, one of the best organs in the United States. You’ll hear a variety of exceptional organ literature ranging from familiar repertoire such as Purcell’s Trumpet Tunes to Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No. V. We invite you and your family and friends to enjoy these special organ compositions.


Service

 

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Refugee Ministries Swimming Buddies

Saturday July 22 and August 12, 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Help refugee kids have emotional relief, connection and fun this summer by providing transportation and supervision. Transport time is included in the times above. We are still looking for pool hosts for June 24 and August 12. Donations of bathing suits and towels (new or used) and Kroger cards to purchase lunch are appreciated. To volunteer on Saturdays, or if you have a weekday that you can take kids swimming with Louisa Merchant, please contact her at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, July 23, 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
Donate blood to save a life. Schedule an appointment online or contact Cassandra Malcolm at cassandra.malcolm@redcross.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Mondays, July 24 and 31, 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.

MAC & Cheese Participants Needed

Saturday, September 9 at Colony Square
MAC is recruiting restaurants, chefs and caterers to enter their mac and cheese recipes into the MAC & Cheese event. Proceeds benefit MAC’s mission. Contact Jillian Madden at jmadden@midtownassistancectr.org to participate.

Threads Needs Children’s Books!

Did you know that every child who shops at Threads goes home with a book too? And we need new boys’ sneakers in size 3, in all youth sizes, and adult sizes 8, 8.5 and 9.5. Also, we need new girls’ sneakers in toddler size 6—8.5, and youth sizes 4, 4.5, 5 and adult size 8. For more information contact Threads at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Stewardship

 

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General

 

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Church Office Summer Friday Hours

The church office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays during the summer so that our staff can enjoy a bit of an early start to summer weekends. Please be sure to contact the office for any needs you may have before we close for the weekend. As always, in the case of an after-hours pastoral emergency, call the church office at 404—881—0835, and the message on the office machine will direct you to the clergy on call.

New Books in Egleston Library

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres, Thirst by Mary Oliver, The Good Priest’s Son by Reynolds Price, Fount of Life by Garry Wills, The Culture of Redemption by Leo Bersani.

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