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.

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.

The MICAH Project: 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge in July
Wednesday, July 1, 12:00 p.m.; Sundays, July 5, 12, and 19, 12:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 26, 12:30 p.m., on Zoom
Many of us feel called to make positive changes towards racial equity, starting with ourselves. Beginning Wednesday, July 1 and continuing daily for 21 days, you are invited to join fellow parishioners in this challenge: https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge. For those who would like to participate in accountability check-ins to discuss our challenges and reflections on Zoom, we’ll start with a prayer together at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 1. Then, we will meet at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sundays, July 5, 12, 19 and 12:30 p.m. on July 26. Please click here to sign up for these Zoom meetings and Emily Avant will send you the meeting link and password.

The MICAH Project: “Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence”
Sunday, July 26, 11:00 a.m., on Zoom
Lillian Smith, a white southerner, was shunned and threatened most of her life (1897-1966) for speaking out against white supremacy and its toxic effects on individuals and society. From July 20-28, All Saints’ parishioners will have the opportunity to access to the documentary “Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence,” at home (visit https://lilliansmithdoc.com/private-screening-allsaints). Then, on Sunday, July 26, we’ll discuss the life and legacy of Lillian Smith during a Zoom Q&A with the filmmaker, Hal Jacobs, and actor Brenda Bynum, who created a one-woman play on Smith’s life. Please click here to sign up for the Zoom meeting by July 25 and Ann Stuart Pearce will send you the meeting link and password.

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 >>

Parish Wide Email Updates:

  • Friday, July 10: Friday E-News. Read here >>
  • Monday, June 22: An Update on COVID-19 Protocols from All Saints’. Read here>>
  • Sunday, June 14: A call to the parish from Simon Mainwaring. Read here >>
  • Monday, June 1: June & July Monthly. Read here >>
  • Thursday, April 30: Introducing All Saints’ Cares! Read here >>

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All Saints’ Cares

At the beginning of May, we celebrated the start of our All Saints’ Cares initiative for Eastertide. Now that this season has drawn to a close, we want to thank everyone for their remarkable acts of love, which includes hundreds of lunches, all sorts of supplies and over $28,000 in monetary donations. These ministries will continue to have needs to which you may wish to respond. 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’re accepting additional vestry nominations until Sunday, July 5. The new nominations will be added to those we received earlier this year. Please email your nominations to Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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 temporarily closed until further notice and they are not accepting donations at this time. Instead, they are working remotely to provide financial assistance to their clients. If you know someone in need of assistance, please email themacatlanta@gmail.com. They have asked us to put our donations on hold and wait until they they are back in the office and distributing (they will really need our donations then). At this time, the Church of the Redeemer is providing meals Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They are located at 731 Peachtree Street, NE; click here to donate items from their Amazon Wishlist. Open Hands Atlanta and Meals on Wheels are also working to distribute meals as best to their ability.
  • Respite Care Atlanta has temporarily suspended operations 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 we’ll take the month of July off to give our music team a break. Click here to view all of the hymn videos. 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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