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The Saints in Fellowship with One Another

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Under the leadership of its full-time director, our parish-life ministry creates opportunities to nurture, knit together, and celebrate our community of faith. All Saints’ size can at times overwhelm; through our parish-life events, we try to offer each parishioner a range of ways to have fun and to feel connected, valued, and needed for the work of serving God. These events include the following:


    “When The Saints Go Marching In”,
    Wynton Marsalis
  • Weekly Wednesday Night Suppers, following our youth and children’s choir rehearsals, where over 150 Saints eat supper together and celebrate a seven-minute Eucharist;
  • Monthly Foyer-Group gatherings of about ten people each, gathering in one another’s homes for an evening meal and fellowship;
  • Arts Theology events, where as many as thirty to fifty Saints attend a performance followed by discussion and sometimes a meal together;
  • Monday morning yoga classes;
  • Seven women’s chapters with varying missions, depending on age and stage; and
  • Monthly Eggonomics breakfasts featuring speakers on business and community issues.

Our annual events include these activities:


    “Organ Concerto in D minor”,
    Handel; Jefferson McConnaughey, organist
  • Men’s and women’s retreats involving thirty to sixty men or women at a retreat location outside Atlanta;
  • Our parish-wide retreat, now in its thirty-fifth year, at the Kanuga Conference Center, which attracts 350-400 Saints in early October;
  • A St. Nicholas supper and program, averaging 300 participants, in early December;
  • Our Fall Festival and Artists Market; and
  • A Shrove Tuesday meal and service.
  • Looking Forward

    The Saints in Fellowship With One Another

    • Continue to evaluate whether our existing parish life offerings address our very real desire for community.
    • Make more explicit the connection between our parish life activities and our response to the Gospel.
    • Provide as many opportunities to welcome and include newcomers and existing parishioners who do not yet feel as much a part of our community of Saints as they would like.

    “It’s important to foster smaller groups so church members can feel a part of a group and not feel "lost" in the crowd.”

    “We need to challenge ourselves and be more welcoming to newcomers.”

    “I would like to see more opportunities for the young adults in the congregation to come together and grow as a community.”

    “Need connection!!!!”

    “I would like to see more people invited to participate in leadership and decision making. It seems like the same group of people are always asked to do so now.”


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