News & Events


A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

As we give thanks together for the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend, we welcome Reverend Natosha Reid Rice, Associate Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, as our guest preacher-teacher. Reverend Reid Rice will preach at both principal services and will join me in a Rector’s Forum in the Ross Room between those services. Our worship will be enriched by the music of the Singing Sisters, led by Laura English-Robinson, and there will also be an opportunity to join in a multi-generational service project and help make sandwiches in Ellis Hall for Emmaus House, Midtown Assistance Center, and Crossroads ministries. Through each of these sources of inspiration, may we ponder as a community what it means to strive for the vision of society Dr. King dreamed of half a century and more ago. As we join one another in doing that, I pray that you will find in you something of the Spirit’s stirring to play your part in the weeks and year ahead.



This Sunday




Enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee

Sundays in January in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us for good, free coffee and fellowship!

In the Name of Love 2

12:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14 through 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 15 in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Spend twenty-four hours in service, learning, prayer, fun and community in honor of the life of St. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join our 24-hour retreat for MLK Day. Look for the signup in the weekly email. Grades 7—12. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at with questions.




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We Invite You to be Baptized

Upcoming baptisms will be on Sundays, April 8, June 3, September 16, October 21 and November 25.
To schedule a baptism, please contact Pat Kiley at at least one month prior.

Parish Life



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Yoga with Bill: A Stretch for Body and Spirit on Break for MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 8, 2:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, 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! For more information, contact The Rev. Bill Evans at

Egg-Onomic Breakfast Series: Billy Peebles, Headmaster of the Lovett School

Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 a.m. breakfast in Ellis Hall
Join us for a conversation on the “Importance of Hope” with Billy Peebles, currently in his 15th year as Headmaster of the Lovett School. Cost is $5. The hot breakfast buffet is prepared by the Men of Hope at Covenant Community, with all proceeds going to the Men of Hope. Sign up at the Parish Life table or contact Lauri Begley at

Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesdays, 5:00—7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us weekly for food and fellowship! All are welcome. $10/adult, $5/university student, $4/child ages 3–12. Wine and beer are available for a small donation per glass and bottle. RSVP at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, email Lauri Begley at, or online before 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior.

Adult Formation



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Wednesday Morning Discussion Group

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

On October 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk and professor of New Testament at the University of Wittenburg tacks up a notice of 95 Theses, ideas or insights, the merits of which he would like to examine or debate. His name in Martin Luther. And the discussion and debate which ensue bring about intense examination and modifications, even divisions in the church. It is what we call the Reformation. We will take up a refresher on this, the 500th Anniversary, with a survey by eminent scholar Owen Chadwick in his classic, The Reformation. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. in P201, Parish House
We are discussing Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, a collection of nine short stories about the lives of Indians and Indian-Americans caught between old world customs and new world ideas. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at

Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 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

Novel Theology: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Wednesday, January 17, 7:00—8:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Ann Newman and Ann-Stuart Pearce

Read and join the discussion of this moving, classic story of the honest farmer, Wang Lung, and his selfless wife, O-Lan. The Good Earth paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political/social upheavals of the 20th century were but distant rumblings. This is a must-read for those who would like to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Contact Amelia Tuttle at for more information.

Saints on Tap

Thursday, January 18, 7:00—8:30 p.m. at Marlay House
426 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur 30030

All Saints’ Young Adults gather each month in different local pubs for conversation and community. This month look no further than Dublin-style pub Marlay House in Decatur for this lively group and join in! For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at

Church 101: From the Pulpit to the Altar

Sundays, January 21, 28; February 4 and 18, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the church
Join us for a four-week class about the liturgical dance that takes place during worship. Led by Head Verger Bruce Garner, this class explores the names, reasons and customs that take place in the sacred area of the church, between the front pew and the high altar. For more information, contact
The Rev. Kim Jackson at

Safeguarding All God’s People

3-Part/1-Hour Certification Classes
Sundays, January 21, 28, and February 4, 10:10–11:05 a.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
3-Hour Certification Class
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00–9:00 p.m. in P305/306

The Episcopal Church is committed to faith communities that are nurturing and safe spaces for children and adults. Safeguarding God’s Children is a training program used across The Episcopal Church for the prevention of sexual misconduct. The program provides information one needs to protect the well-being of children, and to provide guidance on the establishment of healthy boundaries between children and the adults who care for them.

Through the course of the new year, All Saints’ will offer a number of in-person training sessions as well as directing parishioners to online training options as we seek to build our awareness and skills to ensure that our church community follows best practices for the safeguarding of children and adults. In the new year, parishioners in various ministry roles will receive a letter from the rector inviting them either to take or to refresh their training. Register for one of these classes at For more information, contact Mark Wirtz at

Them, Us, We: Spiritual Reflections on Alvin Ailey’s Revelations

Sundays, January 21, 28; February 4 and 18, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us for a workshop series that explores embodiment, community and difference, using Alvin Ailey’s dance masterpiece, Revelations, as a carrier oil for dialogue. Participants will examine the significance of African American sacred music, black bodies and black spirituality, and the use of art to encourage communities of “we-ness.” This four-week series culminates with an invitation to join Arts and Theology at the matinee performance of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. Please note that the February 4 class will be located in The Attic of the Pritchett Children’s Center. Contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at for more information.

Sharpening Your Classical Music Ears with Bob Edge

Sundays, January 21 through February 18, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
Increase your enjoyment of great music by sharpening your listening skills of these masterpieces: Mozart’s Requiem (January 21), Chopin’s Nocturnes for Piano (January 28), Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony (February 4), and Bizet’s Carmen (February 11 and 18). While the subject matter may be serious, Bob makes the sessions fun for everyone, regardless of one’s level of musical knowledge. Come and enjoy God’s gift of music! For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at

Starting the Work of Racial Healing…by Talking with Friends

Sunday, January 21, 6:00—8:30 p.m. in the Shaffer Room/P301, Parish House
Sit down to dinner with folks and get to know others who may not be like you. The Chicago Dinners Dialogue Project brings diverse groups of people together to foster community discussions about race and racism. Guests are encouraged to watch 13th (Netflix or online) or Slavery by Another Name at Dinner will be provided; please bring a dessert or an alcohol-free beverage. RSVP at or by contacting Adria Kitchens at

Preacher-Teacher Series:
Invite, Welcome, Connect! with Mary Parmer

Training Saturday, February 3, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Preaching Sunday, February 4, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the church;
Lecture 10:20–11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall

We will be engaging as a parish in a training day and church-wide conversation about how we can build on our success as a welcoming parish and put into action the invitational words of our worship: “Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome at this table.” Mary Parmer is Director of Invite, Welcome, Connect, a church-wide ministry based at the Beecken Center of the School of Theology in Sewanee. Her time with us will be only the beginning of our work. Our vision is to implement new practices of invitation, welcome, and connection at All Saints’; and by encouraging one another to see welcome and relationship-building as a ministry we each have as followers of Jesus. As rector, Simon’s aim for All Saints’ is to be known across this diocese and indeed across the city as “the welcoming church.” It is a high ambition, yet well within our grasp. Make 2018 a year of invitation and welcome to this wonderful parish church. To attend the Saturday training, RSVP to Lauri Begley at

Samaritan Readers: My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30—7:30 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Be a part of the discussion of the story of Coretta Scott King, as she told it to The Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, toward the end of her life. In this posthumous memoir, we hear Coretta’s story, not just Mrs. King’s. “In my first book, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., my focus was on my husband, a man who paid the ultimate price for his commitment to creating a better world. At that time, I felt very strongly that the book had to be about Martin. Now I am turning the page… There is a Mrs. King. There is also Coretta. How one became detached from the other remains a mystery to me. I’m proud to have been a wife, a single parent, and a leader. But I am more than a label. I am also Coretta. In reading this memoir, I hope you somehow see Coretta,” says King. For more information, contact Bruce Garner at

Novel Theology in February: Lazarus is Dead by Richard Beard

Wednesday, February 21, 7:00—8:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Amelia Tuttle

Join us for a discussion of Richard Beard’s Lazarus is Dead. Like most successful men in their early thirties, Lazarus has plans that don’t involve dying. Life is mostly good until far away in Galilee, without warning, his childhood best friend, Jesus, turns water into wine. Immediately, Lazarus falls ill. And with each subsequent miracle his health deteriorates. Lazarus dies. Jesus weeps. Lazarus rises from the dead. This part we all know, but Lazarus is about to discover that returning from the dead isn’t easy at all. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at

Adult Enquirers’ Class

Wednesdays, January 24, February 7, 21; March 7, 21; April 11, 25; May 9; 6:30—8:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
Are you considering being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church? Or are you new to the Episcopal Church and wish to know more about what is happening in Sunday morning worship? Or are you a long-time Episcopalian, seeking a refresher course? Either way, this could be a class for you. Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring and find out more about The Episcopal Church. $25 materials fee payment may be made the evening of the first class. Childcare is available. For more information or to sign up, contact Pat Kiley at Please RSVP for childcare with Pat as well.

Youth Formation



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In the Name of Love 2

12:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14 through 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 15
in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

Spend twenty-four hours in service, learning, prayer, fun and community in honor of the life of St. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join our 24-hour retreat for MLK Day. Look for the signup in the weekly email. Grades 7—12. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at with questions.

Peer Ministry Leadership Training

Saturday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m. in The Attic
Learn real-life skills for caring, welcoming and affirming others in your school and community. Be a part of this new, life-changing ministry of All Saints’. Sign up online. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at or Joel Smith at

Sunday Night Live

Sunday, January 21, 6:00—7:30 p.m. in The Attic
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at

2018 Youth Pilgrimage Registration and Payment

Register online for our youth pilgrimage to Ireland, Friday through Saturday, June 8—16, 2018, and you can conveniently pay online as well.

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 for more information.

Children’s Formation



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Children’s Formation Registration

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




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Run/Walk the MLK Day 5k for Covenant Community

Monday, January 15, 8:00 a.m. in Piedmont Park
Register for the MLK Day 5k online at or in person at Road Runner Sports at 3756 Roswell Road, Atlanta 30342. Please sign up as part of the Covenant Community team so they receive a portion of each entry fee. It’s a great qualifier for the Peachtree Race, you support Covenant Community, and it’s a wonderful way to kick off MLK Day! Contact Ann Stuart Pearce at with questions.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Mondays, February 19 and March 5, 6:30—7:30 p.m. at Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, friends or co-workers. What a great way to offer your support! Contact Barbara Blender at to volunteer.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Sunday, January 21, 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. The need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. Roll up your sleeves and change a life! Contact Cassandra Malcolm at for more information.

Threads Needs

Boys’ pants sizes 5—8, toddler boys’ pants size 4T, and girls’ long sleeve shirts sizes 10—16. For more information, contact Threads at

Ushers Needed to Serve at 11:15 a.m. Sunday Service

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 and those with special needs. As a team, ushers distribute bulletins, collect the offering, count attendance, and guide worshippers to communion. Each usher team serves for a month at a time and on average serves three to four months during the year. If interested, contact Charlie Rigby at





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Offering Envelopes Now Available

For those of you who pay with checks or cash, or if you find it a good discipline to give weekly via an envelope, payment/offering envelope booklets for 2018 are ready and available. They are on the round table in the Egleston Hall foyer this Sunday. Contact Ellen Hayes at with questions.





Church Office will be Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 15
For pastoral emergencies, please call 404–881–0835 for instructions to reach a priest on call.

New Books in the Egleston Hall Library

  • The Lost Gospel by Burton Mack
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
  • The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels
  • Jesus the Meek King by Deirdre Good

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