News & Events

Simon

A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

On Thursday of this week, communities around the world will mark World Refugee Day, reflecting upon and raising awareness of the needs of refugee peoples across the globe. The UNHCR estimates that over 65 million people are currently living forced from their homes, either as refugees or internally displaced persons. It is easy to feel resigned to the impossibility of making a difference to such a vast human tragedy, yet what we know is that people’s lives are changed for the better life by life, family by family, community by community. You and I know the call to be such a community in the lives of people we have come to know over the past quarter of a century through our refugee ministries. The lives of refugees as they have met and intertwined with ours at All Saints’ have enriched us in boundless ways. The kinship we find in the lives of those who struggle at the margins of society can be among the most transformative gifts we can ever receive. I warmly invite you, not only to join us for this weekend at All Saints’ for our Refugee Ministries Sunday, but to pray how your life, blessed as it is, might be a blessing to those who now call America home, yet from another shore. I give thanks for the extraordinary generosity of this parish, a gift we receive in God, in another, in friend and in stranger soon to become friend. Let us pray for such generosity to be witnessed in our world today, for all God’s children.

Peace,
Simon+


This Sunday

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Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00—9:55 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Ethel Ware Carter
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. Please note that Jesus on the Front Page has moved to 9:00 a.m. in P307 during the summer months. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com.

Refugee Ministries Sunday
Sunday, June 23, 11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
After the 10:00 a.m. worship service, join our rector Simon Mainwaring for a panel discussion about issues affecting refugees with three guest speakers:

  • Dr. Gulshan Harjee is a physician who has fled more than one country because of war, and currently serves diverse communities that include former refugee and immigrant patients
  • Mary Baxter is the ESOL Coordinator of World Relief, a refugee agency that is a new partner of our Refugee Ministries program
  • Anamaliya is the author of memoir, Terrorized in Rwanda, Healed by Grace, that describes her experience surviving the Rwandan genocide

We also have an interfaith art exhibit that was created by children from Vacation Bible School and Refugee Ministries and a photo display of them creating the art together. Today’s coffee is from Refuge Coffee Co., a nonprofit coffee shop that provides intentional job training, mentorship, and community support in Clarkston. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Learn more about Education for Ministry (EfM)
Sunday, June 23, 11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard
Where are you in your “Faith Journey”? If your answer is “I’m not sure,” then EfM is waiting for you! Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program sponsored by the theology school at the University of the South (Sewanee). Not only do we cover the Bible and other church documents, but then we also discuss how to use that knowledge to improve your daily life. We invite you to stop by our table after the service on Sunday to learn more. We will have information and the reading materials used, and you can talk with EfM mentors, current students and graduates. For more information, contact Steve Hines at 404-323-0601 (mobile/text) or hines@ajobs.com.

Youth Formation (grades 6—12) Takes a Summer Break
We will resume in August. For more information, contact the Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Formation (grades K—5) Takes a Summer Break
We will resume in August. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Worship

 

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Summer Worship Schedule
During the summer months, Noonday Prayer takes a break and our Sunday worship schedule shifts to the following times:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
We continue to have our Wednesday Eucharist at 12:05 p.m. throughout the summer. We invite children of all ages to join their families for worship while Children’s Church and our Children’s and Youth Formation programs take a summer break. Childcare is also available for infants through 4-year-olds in our nursery from 9:00–11:30 a.m.

Worship in Ellis Hall this Summer while the Church is Closed for Renovation
As of Sunday, June 16, we have temporarily moved all of our worship services to Ellis Hall while the church is closed for renovations and repairs to the restrooms, the Flower Sacristy, the Robing Room, the elevator, the louvers in the bell tower, the rood beam, and the woodwork on the Chapel exterior. For more information, contact Maurice Reddick at mreddick@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Adult Formation

 

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Wednesday Morning Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald
From the empty tomb to the established Church, biblical scholars Raymond E. Brown and John P. Meier take us on a journey through what they mark as the “cradles of Christianity” in Antioch and Rome: New Testament Cradles of Catholic Christianity. Please note that this group will take a break during the month of July. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00—9:55 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Ethel Ware Carter
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. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com.

Refugee Ministries Sunday
Sunday, June 23, 11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
On Refugee Ministries Sunday, join our rector Simon Mainwaring for a panel discussion with guest speakers to discuss issues affecting refugees and enjoy coffee from Refuge Coffee Co., a nonprofit coffee shop that provides intentional job training, mentorship, and community support in Clarkston. We will also display artwork created by our Children’s and Refugee Ministries programs. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Let’s Talk About Race
Sundays, June 30, July 14, and July 28, 11:15 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Join us this summer for a series of three presentations that will stimulate our grass-roots conversations about race in our lives, our region, and in the history of the church. We’ll begin with a documentary about the late Howard Thurman, the African American theologian, educator, and philosopher, whose books, Jesus and the Disinherited and The Search for Common Ground, influenced the leaders of the American Civil Rights movement. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to be included in the head count for complimentary sandwiches and beverages, please let Ann-Stuart Pearce know you are coming by noon on Friday, June 28. Her email is soccergoob@hotmail.com, and her cell is 404-308-0636.  For more information, contact Sarah Hill at hill.sarh@gmail.com or 404-217-4400.

Couples Workshop: Stay Right, Stay Connected
Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Ross Room
Led by Jesica Eames, LSMW/JD, and Brian Eames
Couples preparing for marriage, as well as newlyweds, are invited to join this workshop, which uses practices from Imago Relationship Therapy to help you become more conscious, considerate, and committed. As one recent participant said, “The workshop gave us our most important tool for keeping our relationship healthy.” The cost is $150 per couple (no cost if the wedding is at All Saints’) and includes the workbook, refreshments, and lunch. Scholarships and childcare available upon request. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/couplesreg.

 


Youth Formation

 

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

Youth Formation (grades 6—12) Takes a Summer Break
We will resume in August. For more information, contact the Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Recap: Youth Pilgrimage to South Africa
Our youth pilgrims have safely returned from their 10-day journey in Cape Town, South Africa. View the updated account of their adventure at allsaintsonpilgrimage.blogspot.com. For more information, contact the Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Summer Camps at Camp Mikell
There are still a few spots left this summer at Camp Mikell, including Guest Camp for families and campers of all ages over Labor Day weekend. Joel Smith, our Youth Minister, is a Summer Staffer there all summer and would love to see some All Saints’ families. Learn more at campmikell.com.

Episcopal Youth Community of the Diocese of Atlanta
Stay informed about youth events and news happening all over our diocese at eycdioatl.org.

 


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Formation (grades K—5) Takes a Summer Break
We will resume in August. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Play on the Playground after Church during the Summer
Sundays, 11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Children’s Playground
All children and their families are invited to enjoy the playground after the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays throughout the summer. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Picnic for Little Saints’ Families
Sunday, July 14, 11:15 a.m.—1:00 p.m., Children’s Playground
Come join us for a simple lunch, playtime, and fellowship for families with children around the same age and stage as yours. This is a great opportunity for parents to connect with the people we pass each week as we hurry to drop off our children at the nursery and go to church! We will have baby pools and sprinklers for water play and toys out for the kids. Sandwiches, chips, drinks, and fruit will be provided; please RSVP to Kathy Roberts so that we know how much food to prepare. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Thursday Yoga with Jenna Barone
Thursdays, 12:00—1:00 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
On Thursdays through the month of June, join Jenna and friends for a much-needed hour of stretching, strengthening, and support. Bring a mat, water bottle, and a friend. Please note that June 27 will be the last class for the summer. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Music

 

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The Chenaults in Concert at the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m., Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd NE
Ray and Beth Chenault, All Saints’ Organists & Choirmasters Emeriti, will present a recital of their commissioned organ duets, featuring two world premiere duets by the French Canadian composer, Rachel Laurin (Fantaisie a Deux) as well as one by the English composer, Nicholas White (A Spiritual Romp for Two). The remainder of the program will include duet composers Litaize, Paulus, Moore, Callahan and Hancock. $15 suggested donation. For more information, contact Ray Chenault at rchenaultduo@gmail.com.

 


Service

 

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Help Drive Refugee Children to and from Swim Lessons
Saturdays, June 22 through August 10, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.,
Wade Walker Pool, 5605 Rockbridge Rd SW, Stone Mountain, GA
All Saints’ has a partnership with YMCA Atlanta to provide swim lessons for refugee children thanks to the efforts of parishioner Buck Winfield. We invite volunteers to drive refugee children to and from Clarkston and their lessons at the Wade Walker YMCA in Stone Mountain. Volunteers are welcome to work out while they wait for the children to finish their lessons or swim with your own children in the free swim area. To volunteer or for more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries: Swimming Buddies
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Lyman Lake House;
Saturdays, July 20, and August 24, 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m., locations TBD
Cool off with Refugee Ministries this summer and enjoy some swimming fun in the sun with our refugee friends. This is a great opportunity for families with children, and we can provide service hours for teens. We also need volunteers to transport our refugee friends; drivers must be at least 25 years old. The June 29 event is a wonderful trip the Lyman family’s lake house (located an hour outside of Atlanta) and includes boating and jet skiing. For locations and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Volunteer with Threads
Our children’s clothing ministry has recently received many wonderful donations and invites volunteers of all ages to help process the new clothing and shop with families. Our volunteer time slots are listed below. You do not need to stay for the entire time slot; any amount of time you can give is appreciated.

  • Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you’d like to keep up with Threads, follow our blog or subscribe to our mailing list.  To volunteer or for more information, contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, July 7, 15 and 22, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, friends or co-workers. To volunteer, contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m., Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of blood donations, so please consider participating in the blood drive to help save lives. Click here to register online. For more information or to volunteer, please email Mary Jo Bryan at mjb2bryan@gmail.com.

Support Midtown Assistance Center
Summer is an especially busy season for Midtown Assistance Center (MAC), our ministry that provides emergency assistance to low-income Atlantans, and we invite new volunteers to help us screen client phone calls during the weekdays. We would also appreciate donations of toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant (for all genders), box fans for housed clients, and men’s underwear. For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

 


Giving

 

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Remember a Loved One with a Gift to the Memorials & Gifts Fund
This fund enhances the All Saints’ worship experience and creates a lasting legacy for wonderful saints and friends. The Book of Remembrances lists all the names of those in whose memory a gift has been given. You can find this book under glass in the reception area of Egleston Hall. To make a gift, go online or write a check payable to All Saints’ with “Memorials & Gifts” in the memo line. For more information, contact Ellen Hayes at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

 


General

 

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Where do you see Jesus?
During your travels, activities, and adventures this summer, take Jesus along with you…and tell us about it! Pick up a Flat Jesus in Ellis Hall Foyer, take photos throughout the summer, and post them on social media with the hashtag #ASECFlatJesus. Tag us in your photos (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), or email them to Jocelyn Cassada, our Director of Digital Communications. Visit the Flat Jesus page on our website to see where he’s been so far. For more information, contact Jocelyn Cassada at jcassada@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Summer Church Office Hours
During the summer months, the church office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays to give the staff extra time to enjoy the summer. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call 404-881-0835 and the message you hear will direct you to the clergy on call.

Summer Parking Update
We have a few additional parking spaces in a new gravel lot behind the church off of Spring Street (next to Covenant Community). We also continue to have 50 spaces available in the garage under the Bank of America building on North Avenue. The entrance is located about half a block east of the church, across the street from the Negril Village Restaurant. During the summer months, these parking options are available on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more and view a map at allsaintsatlanta.org/parking-update.

Beware of Email Phishing Scams
Beware of fake emails from people who impersonate our clergy and members of our community. These emails typically ask for an urgent favor and then ask you to purchase gift cards. Do not respond and report these messages and fake email addresses to your email provider. Learn more at allsaintsatlanta.org/email-scam.

Diocesan News and Events
Stay informed about events and news happening all over our diocese at connecting.episcopalatlanta.org.

 

 


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