News & Events


A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, a cause of both wonder and perplexity for preachers and those preached to alike. How do you put words to a mystery? What does it really mean to say that God, who is one, is three, yet still one? The question of the Trinity was such a riddle that, for the first few centuries, the Church just decided not to go there. Figuring out how Jesus could be both fully human and fully divine was a struggle enough, a conundrum we are still working on. When a sustained theological examination of the Holy Spirit was finally added to the mix, rather than push Christian thought over the philosophical edge, it actually opened the tradition up to a greater breadth and wonder and an appreciation of the mystical as well as the rational. I pray that your brush with mystery this week will offer a greater breadth and wonder to your own theological imagination, and if any of you have a flash of inspiration before Sunday morning, let me know; there’s room to share in that pulpit!



Holy Land Pilgrimage Information Reception
Tuesday, June 5
6:00-7:30 p.m., Ross Room
We are happy to announce that a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Biblical Jordan is being planned for January 31 through February 12, 2019. You are warmly welcome to join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring for an informational gathering and reception hosted by Connoisseurs Tours to learn more about our plans for the pilgrimage and ask any questions you may have. To see the letter about this pilgrimage that went out earlier today, please click here.






Dunkin Donuts Coffee Month
Enjoy fellowship and a cup of hot Dunkin Donuts coffee at breakfast and during coffee hour.

Nametag Sundays Begin this Sunday
Sunday, May 27
Summer is a great time to put those faces and names together! Stop by the nametag stations at the chapel stairs and church entrance. If you prefer a permanent tag for Sundays, add your name to the sign-up sheet at either station. Contact Lauri Begley at for more information.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00—9:50 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Please note the time change.
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

Egleston Hall is 100 Years Old!
Sunday, May 27, 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. in the Egleston Library
All are invited to coffee hour in the library after the 10:00 a.m. service. The Archives Committee will have a history display about Thomas Egleston and Egleston Hall. Parishioners who have been here long enough to remember “the old days” will be available to offer stories and memories. Fun Fact: In December of 1947, the diocesan newsletter wrote, “All Saints’ young people celebrated the completion of their Egleston Hall renovation with a gala celebration and danced through the evening to the music of their juke box.” Are you interested in knowing more? Join the All Saints’ Archive Committee. Contact Tim Frilingos at or Ellen Hayes at for more information.

Saints & Service
Sunday, May 27, 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
“Many hands make light work.” Work side by side with saints of all ages to make sandwiches for Emmaus House, Midtown Assistance Center, and Crossroads Ministries. The sandwiches will be distributed to people who use these walk-in assistance centers. We will keep some sandwiches in our own freezers for those in need on our block. It’s a lot of fun with a purpose. All are invited, and invite a friend to help! Contact Kathy Roberts at for more information.

Meet and Greet The Rev. Emmanuel Bwatta
Sunday, May 27, 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Please join fellow parishioners in greeting The Rev. Emmanuel Bwatta, celebrate his graduation from Columbia Theological Seminary, and hear more about Emmanuel’s plans for a cow project at Lake Tanganyika Theological College where Emmanuel serves as dean.

Project Post Card: Stay Connected with Us this Summer!
Sundays, May 27 through August 19
Where in the world will your summer travels take you? Send us a post card from wherever you go this summer. Your greetings will be read to the parish during the announcements of the Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship services. At the end of the summer, we’ll see how many we received and where all our Saints went! Stay connected to us, from wherever you are! Pick up an All Saints’ card in the narthex and Parish Life table when you are here. On the back you’ll find our address and ways to keep in touch with us online. Take it with you on your travels, then leave it with someone you visit or meet, and encourage them connect with us too. Email for more information.









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Summer Worship Schedule
Sundays, May 27 through August 19
Our two principal 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services will move to a combined 10:00 a.m. service in the church. The 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. services in the chapel will remain the same. Our regular worship schedule will resume on August 26.

EfM Celebration Sunday
Sunday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. worship service in the church
On Sunday, June 17, Education for Ministry participants will lead our entire service. For the first time, all vergers, eucharistic ministers, ushers, lectors, greeters, etc. will be EfM students and graduates. Following the service, join us for a reception for all EfM participants and anyone interested in learning more about the program. All Saints’ has more than 300 graduates, one of the nation’s largest EfM programs. We anticipate adding a new group this fall. For more information, contact Steve Hines at

We Invite You to be Baptized
Upcoming baptisms will be on Sundays, September 16, October 21 and November 25. To schedule a baptism, please contact Pat Kiley at at least one month prior.

Sundays in Need of Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings
Available dates for memorials or thanksgivings include the Sundays of July 1, 8; and August 12 and 26. If you are interested in a date not listed here, you may still inquire about its availability. The offering is $150. Please note that multiple flower memorials may be printed in bulletins to accommodate our parishioners’ generosity. Contact Mark Wirtz at to inquire about dates.


Adult Formation



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Bible Study with Your Priest
Sundays, June 3 through August 19, 9:00—9:50 a.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring before the 10:00 a.m. service for a Bible study and discussion. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald
During Pentecost, we as Christians enter a time for examining the whole of the story we call Good News. The Wednesday Morning Discussion Group is reading and discussing Luke Timothy Johnson’s 2003 basic text, The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters. Join them for this eight-week lively discussion of what Johnson summarizes as “what Christians believe and why it matters.” Contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at for more information.

Start Right; Stay Connected: A Couples’ Workshop
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
Facilitators: Jesica Eames, LMSW/JD and Brian Eames
Couples planning on getting married, as well as newly-weds (within the first year of marriage), are invited to sign up for this workshop. Led by licensed social worker, Jesica Eames and her husband Brian, couples will use Imago Relationship Therapy practices to help get their marriages started off right. $150 per couple for the workbook, refreshments and lunch. Free for couples whose wedding is at All Saints’. Childcare available with advanced request. Register online. Contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at with questions.


Youth Formation



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Camp Mikell Summer Schedule
Camp Mikell is the summer camp for the Diocese of Atlanta. There are has camps available for rising 1st graders through rising college freshmen. Visit for more information and to register.

  • June 3-9: Performing Arts Camp (rising 4th-9th graders)
  • June 3-9: Outdoor Junior (rising 6th & 7th graders)
  • June 3-9: Outdoor Intermediate (rising 8th-9th graders)
  • June 10-16: Outdoor Youth (rising 10th-just graduated)
  • June 17-23: Intermediate Camp (rising 8th-9th graders)
  • June 24-30: Junior Camp (rising 6th-7th graders)
  • July 8-13: Kid Camp (rising 3rd-5th graders)
  • July 16-21: Work Camp (rising 10th-just graduated)

Contact Joel Smith at with questions.

Sunday through Wednesday, June 24-27, in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Join youth from all around the diocese for atlSERVE for a few days of service, prayer, and most of all, fun. The cost of the retreat is $150. Find more information at Contact Tim Black at with questions.

2018 Youth Pilgrimage Registration and Payment
Register and pay online for this year’s annual Youth Pilgrimage to Ireland, Friday through Saturday, June 8-16.  Register online, and conveniently pay online. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at

Joel will be at Camp Mikell for the Summer
Our Youth Minister, Joel Smith, will be working at Camp Mikell this summer. He will return on Wednesday, August 1. If you can’t go that long without seeing him, sign up for camp! He would love to hear from you over the summer; email him at or write him letters at 237 Camp Mikell Court, Toccoa, Georgia 30577.


Children’s Formation



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Parish Life



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Community Yoga at All Saints’
Tuesdays, June 5 through August 28, 12:00—1:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join Katie Paisley for an hour of yoga this summer. Katie is a registered yoga teacher, and her classes are for all levels of students. This class is a perfect midday break to energize and relax. All are welcome. Bring your mat, bring a friend and let’s begin! Pack a lunch and enjoy it in the Kennedy Courtyard before heading out for the rest of your day. For more information, contact Katie Paisley at

Choral Eucharist in Celebration of Ray and Beth Chenault
Sunday, June 10, Festal Choral Eucharist,
10:00 a.m. (9:45 a.m. musical prelude) in the church
Picnic, 11:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
After 43 years of faithful service as All Saints’ organists and choirmasters, Ray and Beth Chenault have decided to move on to the next chapter in their lives. Celebrate their music ministry with a Festive Choral Worship Service immediately followed by a picnic lunch. RSVP for lunch by Wednesday, June 6 online or to Lauri Begley at We also need volunteers to help with lunch, so please email Lauri if you’re interested.

Newcomer Coffee and Docent Tour
Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., meet in the Egleston Hall library
If you are new to All Saints’ or have been around for a while, meet in the Egleston Hall library for coffee and refreshments, followed by a docent-led tour of the campus. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at

Hat Sunday
Sunday, June 24
Don your favorite hat to church and show off your best derby or fascinator. Photo ops available before and after the 10:00 a.m. service. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at

Continuing the Work of Racial Healing…by Talking with Friends
Sundays, June 24, July 8, August 12 and September 9, 6:00—8:30 p.m.
in the Ross Room, Parish House
Sit down to dinner with and get to know folks 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. Dinner will be provided; please bring a dessert or an alcohol-free beverage. RSVP at or by contacting Adria Kitchens at

Seeking Volunteers for Welcome Team
All Saints’ Welcome Team is recruiting members to welcome new parishioners to our church home. The team is comprised of four teams covering different months and services in the calendar year. Please contact one of the team leads below if you are interested!





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Atlanta Summer Organ Festival/Concert Series
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30-9:00 a.m. in the church
This festival continues the tradition of offering a series of wonderful venues for both established and talented rising young organists. Peggy Haas Howells is well-known as an organ recitalist in the United States and Europe. She is the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as the director of Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir of Central Virginia. She has won top prizes in many organ playing competitions, and has recorded for many organizations, including the BBC. A reception will follow in the library. For more information, contact Ray Chenault at

Music Director Search Committee
Over the next several months, a Music Director search committee will work to help discern who might be called to lead music ministries at All Saints’ into the future. If you would like to reach out to them and share what matters most to you about music in our parish, please do be in touch with them directly:





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Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, May 28 and June 4, 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! To volunteer, contact Barbara Blender at

Help Children from Clarkston Experience Vacation Bible School
Tuesday and Thursday, June 5 and 7, 12:30—3:30 p.m. on the All Saints’ campus
Help ten children from Clarkston enjoy two afternoons of fun and engaging activities at All Saints’! Assistance is needed with transportation (roundtrip) for these children, as well as supervision during activities. Tuesday’s theme is International Exploration; the children will interact with each other about their own international experiences. Service Day is Thursday’s theme; the children will make art supply bags for children in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This is a great opportunity for families with kids and teens; service hours are available. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at

Check Out a Tutoring Session with Refugee Ministries
Saturdays, 10:30—11:30 a.m. in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Join Refugee Ministries and Rev. Rai, a Nepali-American minister, who brings eight children from his community to his home each Saturday morning to be tutored by All Saints’ volunteers, while he leads a youth group there. No commitment or experience is necessary. Materials are provided. Tutors who what to continue have the option of moving into a smaller group setting in a house nearby. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at

Swimming Buddies
Saturdays, June 16, July 14 and August 11, 10:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m., offsite
Help us provide transportation and supervision as we take our Nepali American tutoring group students to a pool. They look forward to this all year long! A great opportunity for families with small children and for teens. Can provide service hours. Drivers must be at least 25 years old and in pairs. Times include transportation time. For location and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at






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Church Office Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, March 28
The church office is closed for Memorial Day and will reopen on Tuesday, March 29. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call 404—881—0835 for instructions to reach a priest on call.

Summer Church Office Hours
The church office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays to give the staff some extra time to enjoy the summer.

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