COVID-19 Updates

We have temporarily closed ALL in-person activities and events as a church to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Please note that this includes 12-step and support group meetings. We are holding everyone in prayer during this difficult time of social distancing.

Please continue to monitor this page of our website for updates.

To request assistance with our online communications platforms, please contact Jocelyn Cassada, Director of Digital Communications, at jcassada@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Worship This Week:

Worship online with us on Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, please join us on Vimeo.

Please note that Noonday Prayer and Children’s Church are taking a break for the summer.

Need help joining us online?

To read detailed, step-by-step instructions, click here >>

Want to watch past worship services?

To watch worship services from previous Sundays, click here >>

Adult Formation:

Jesus on the Front Page at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays
Join this ongoing discussion of the news of the day and how we are called as Christians to respond in the public arena, in our private lives, and in our prayers. Please click here to sign up for this group, which is led by Ethel Ware Carter.

Preacher-Teacher for Homecoming Sunday: Diana Butler Bass
Sunday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. online worship service and 11:00 a.m. online formation hour, Facebook and Vimeo (Live)
We are thrilled to welcome Diana Butler Bass as our preacher-teacher on Homecoming Sunday. Diana is an award-winning author and internationally known preacher and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics. Diana is the author of ten books, including Christianity After Religion, which will form the basis of her conversation with Simon during the formation hour. We look forward to her keen observations on Christian leadership in a pivotal time. For more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Andrew Barnett at abarnett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Need help with Zoom?

This is a great, free-to-use tool to facilitate online meetings and help us stay connected. To learn more about how to use it,  click here >>

Recent Parish Wide Email Updates:

  • Friday, July 31: Friday E-News. Read here >>
  • Wednesday, July 29: An Update on COVID-19 Protocols from All Saints’. Read here>>
  • Sunday, June 14: A call to the parish from Simon Mainwaring. Read here >>

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All Saints’ Cares

We invite you to join us in showing the city of Atlanta that All Saints’ Cares for those around us. There are many opportunities to serve, to support, and to grow in friendship with neighbors near and far. Click here to learn more >>

Ministry for Employment Transitions

We have launched a ministry to offer networking advice and support for parishioners who are facing employment transitions at this time. The group is led by parishioner Steve Hines. To join this group or for more information, please contact Steve Hines at jobnetworking@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will in-person worship and other church activities remain suspended? When will we back in the church?

The rector, staff, and vestry continue to monitor the situation daily, but exactly how long cannot be named with any certainty given our protocols are based on public health data that is still emerging within metro-Atlanta and the state of Georgia as a whole. We have convened a Public Health Task Force made up of parishioners who each offer a level of pertinent expertise. That task force is currently working on a plan for a phased return to in-person gatherings, on and off the block. Once that plan is ready to share with you, we will do so, and we will refine it in real time as the situation around us develops.

What will happen to hourly staff at All Saints’, such as sextons, paid singers, nursery caretakers, and security personnel? Will they still be paid?

Some of our hourly paid staff are currently doing a limited amount of work on our campus, such as cleaning and providing music for online worship services. Regardless, we are committed to providing all budgeted compensation to our staff and will treat any lost hours as paid time off.

Are the clergy still available to provide pastoral care? How do I add a name to the prayer list?

Yes, however, nearly all pastoral care occurs via phone and other electronic channels. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have a pastoral need or if you would like to add a name to our prayer list. Email Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

How do I pay my pledge?

You can make pledge payments online here, or you can send checks by mail. We continue to receive mail at the church office.

What about vestry nominations and election?

We are currently accepting nominations for the vestry class on 2022/2023. The original nomination process was cut short due to our transition to Stay at Home in March. To ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate, we accepted additional vestry nominations until Sunday, July 5; the new nominations were added to those we received earlier this year. We’ll announce the new vestry members during our Annual Meeting on Sunday, August 30.

What about funerals?

Unfortunately, in accordance with our Bishop’s directive, we will not host funerals until after the COVID-19 protocols are lifted.

What about our core ministries?
  • Covenant Community‘s business office is closed. Deborah Van Trece, the amazing chef who prepares our Wednesday Night Suppers (and food for many other church events), is cooking dinner for the men of Covenant Community twice a week during this time of social distancing.
  • Threads, our children’s clothing ministry, is closed until further notice.
  • Refugee Ministries has temporarily suspended all in-person volunteer activities, but we are working to make sure that our families have enough groceries and medical supplies.
  • Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is providing remote assistance to Atlantans in need. Click here to learn more.
  • Respite Care Atlanta has temporarily suspended in-person gatherings until it is safe to resume.
How can we serve?

We’ve created a service initiative called All Saints’ Cares! Click here to learn more.

What is the “Hymn of the Day” and where can I listen to the hymns?

We’ve been sharing videos with hymns requested by members of our community. We pre-recorded the first two weeks of hymns after our livestreamed services on Sundays, March 15 and March 22, with introductions from our clergy. Starting on March 31, we switched to a “Hymns from Home” format so that all staff, staff singers, and clergy could remain safe at home. In June, we shifted to posting new hymn videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays and right now we’re taking the summer off to give our music team a break. We’ll resume on Tuesday, August 18. Click here to view all of the hymn videos we’ve created so far. Enjoy!

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A prayer for those who are critically ill and those facing uncertainty:

God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
And soothes the frantic heart;
Bring hope and courage to us
As we wait in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make us the equal of whatever lies ahead.
Bring us courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
For your will is health and wholeness;
You are God, and we need you.

(adapted from the New Zealand Prayer Book)

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