News & Events


Accolades

 

We Congratulate The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is proud to celebrate the witness and ministry of The Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson, as the Georgia House of Representatives officially honored her by resolution for her national leadership and “for her tireless efforts on behalf of the disenfranchised, disenchanted, and dispossessed,” as well as acknowledging that she is the first out queer person of color ordained in the history of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. May she and all those whose lives are enriched by her work know the abundant blessings of God’s grace.

Della Wells Appointed Porter Fellow at St. George’s, Jerusalem

All Saints’ is delighted to share that Della Wells, former All Saints’ parishioner and now a candidate for holy orders, has been appointed the Porter Fellow at St George’s College, Jerusalem for 2018—2019. As Porter Fellow, she will live and work at St George’s, itself part of the Cathedral Close community in East Jerusalem, and assist with the educational and pastoral needs of pilgrims who come to the College for courses through the academic year. Please pray for Della as she prepares to serve God in Jerusalem and for her life of ordained ministry ahead.

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Hot Sunday Breakfast

Sundays, 8:00—9:00 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
On Sundays, the Men of Hope at Covenant Community prepare and serve a hot breakfast buffet that includes eggs, bacon, grits and biscuits. The cost is $5 per person, and all proceeds go to the Men of Hope.

Rector’s Forum: The Year Ahead

Sunday, February 25, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring in conversation as he lays out plans for the year at All Saints’, and as he listens to your input for the work we see ahead of us.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 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. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Easter Flower Donations

Deadline is Sunday, March 4
Celebrate Jesus’ glorious resurrection this Easter. Our tradition to adorn our altars and worship spaces with a bountiful collection of spring flowers is made possible by your generous offerings. Remember a loved one or give thanks for someone special or God’s other blessings by donating online at allsaintsatlanta.org/easter-flowers or at the Parish Life table after the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. Please note that credit and debit cards are accepted online only.

Children’s Church and Formation

  • 8:40—9:30 a.m. Children’s Church, grades K—3 in the chapel, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 9:15—9:35 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 10:20—11:05 a.m. Formation classes, grades K—5 on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Youth Formation

10:20—11:05 a.m., grades 6—12
in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Join the Diocesan Hunger Walk

>Sunday, February 25, meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Walk is at Georgia State Turner Field
Walk with our All Saints’ children, youth, and Covenant Community members to support the Atlanta Food Bank. We will meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m. and take MARTA to the walk. Sign up or donate online. Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Sunday Night Live

Sunday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Daily Lenten Meditations

Receive daily meditations created by parishioners and clergy in your email box each morning during Lent, or read the meditations on our website. Join the Lenten Meditations Email List, accessible from our homepage at allsaintsatlanta.org, or view the meditations at allsaintsatlanta.org/lent2018.


Worship

 

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Easter Flower Donations

Deadline is Sunday, March 4
Celebrate Jesus’ glorious resurrection this Easter. Our tradition to adorn our altars and worship spaces with a bountiful collection of spring flowers is made possible by your generous offerings. Remember a loved one or give thanks for someone special or God’s other blessings by donating online at allsaintsatlanta.org/easter-flowers or at the Parish Life table after the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. Please note that credit and debit cards are accepted online only.

Daily Lenten Meditations

Receive daily meditations created by parishioners and clergy in your email box each morning during Lent, or read the meditations on our website. Join the Lenten Meditations Email List, accessible from our homepage at allsaintsatlanta.org, or view the meditations at allsaintsatlanta.org/lent2018.

Adult Baptism at the Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 1, 6:00 a.m.
Adults wishing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil should contact Pat Kiley at 404—267—4265 or patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org to make arrangements. Other upcoming baptism dates are April 8, June 3, September 16, October 21 and November 25.

Sundays in Need of Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings

Available dates for memorials or thanksgivings include Sundays, March 4, 11 and 18. 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 mwirtz@allsaintsatlanta.org to inquire about dates.


Parish Life

 

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Yoga with Bill: A Stretch for Body and Spirit

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
The Rev. Bill Evans is a certified yoga instructor and has taught for 12 years. Join Bill and friends for weekly yoga for beginners and the more advanced. BYOM-bring your own mat! For more information, contact The Rev. Bill Evans at billyleeevans@gmail.com.

Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Wednesday evenings are big at All Saints’! Whether you’re coming for choir practice, a formation class or a group meeting, or just to spend time with friends, join us for food and fellowship. Each meal is prepared by chef and restauranteur Deborah Van Trece. One of our clergy will lead our liturgy with Eucharist around the dining tables at 5:55 p.m. Supper is $10 per individual, $5 per university student, and $4 per child, ages 3-12 (our child-friendly buffet always includes PB&J for the pickier eaters). Enjoy a glass of wine or beer for a minimal donation. Your RSVP is appreciated, so we know how many to prepare for. Reserve your seat online before 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org. All are welcome!

Vestry Nominations

Due Sunday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
Nominations are now being taken for the vestry class of 2020/2021. Nomination forms and boxes are located in the narthex, Ellis Hall and the church office, or email your nominations to Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Annual Lenten Women’s Retreat: Live into Resurrection

Thursday through Sunday, March 15—18
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

This retreat is sold out, but you may sign up on the wait list in the event that an opening becomes available. To place yourself on the waitlist or for more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Save the Date: Men’s Retreat

Friday through Sunday, April 20—22 at Montara Farm
The men’s retreat will feature The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring. Watch the bulletin for further details. Registration will open on Sunday, March 11. For more information, contact Tom Shillock at tshillock@yahoo.com.


Adult Formation

 

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Rector’s Forum: The Year Ahead

Sunday, February 25, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring in conversation as he lays out plans for the year at All Saints’, and as he listens to your input for the work we see ahead of us.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 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. Contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com for more information.

Kerygma: Monday Afternoon Discussion Group

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
What do you do when you have eleven brothers who are jealous of you? Our study of Genesis moves on to Joseph. Through Joseph’s adventures, the people of the Hebrews move far from the Promised Land. Join us as we explore the riches of the story of the Book of Genesis. For more information, contact The Rev. Karen Evans at karenpatriciaevans@gmail.com.

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m. in P307
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald

During this introspective Lenten season, join us as we discuss the spiritual/theological contemporary work by one of our recent lecturers, John Philip Newell, former Warden of the Iona Community: The Rebirthing of God. Newell describes this as “a radical reemergence of the Divine from deep within us. We do not have to create it. We cannot create it. But we can let it spring forth and be reborn in our lives. We can be part of midwifing new holy births in the world.” For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. in P201, Parish House
Explore Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man with us, the story of the black experience from a life begun in slavery in the Deep South through a life experienced in one of America’s premier Northern cities in the 1940s and 50s. Our reading schedule is: February 28, chapters 10—13; March 7, chapters 14—17; March 14, chapters 18—22; and March 21, chapter 23 through the conclusion. Following a brief break on March 28, we will begin a new book on April 4. For more information contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Contemplative Prayer

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. in P202, Parish House
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Let us learn about the centuries-old practice of contemplative prayer, avail ourselves of readings for reflection and discussion, and set aside time to engage in the discipline of centering prayer as a way to build communities of faith that bond us in mutual friendship and Christ’s love. All are welcome, from novices to longtime practitioners. For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

Forced Migration: Christian and Muslim Partnership

Sunday, March 4, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Ross Room
Please welcome Dr. Abbas Barzegar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, who will discuss the current refugee crisis and the Muslim societies who struggle with the long-term health and dignity of communities facing trauma due to forced displacement. He will also examine partnerships between Muslim, Christian and secular organizations which work with these communities. This lecture was organized by Contextual Education students from Candler School of Theology. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Teach Us How to Pray

Sundays, March 4—18, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P305/P306, Parish House
Have you ever felt like you don’t know what to do or say when you want to pray? Or are you interested in kindling, deepening, and exploring the Christian tradition of prayer? This formation opportunity is open to all who desire to learn about prayer. Each week will focus on different types of prayer. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rector’s Forum: Parish Conversation on our Plan for Mission

Sunday, March 11, 10:20—11:05 a.m.
Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring for a parish conversation about what our priorities might be for the coming three years, as we listen to one another for what is most important in our shared life and mission on and off this block.

Samaritan Readers: Between Heaven and Mirth, by James Martin, SJ

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., in P307, Parish House
According to James Martin, “It is one person’s encouragement to consider faith as something that leads to joy.” Joy, humor and laughter should not be foreign to our faith. How often has laughter gotten us through some of the most difficult times in our lives? Martin recalls that his mother’s stories almost always ended with “And we laughed!” Come laugh with us in a joyful discussion of this book. Contact Bruce Garner at bruce.garner@att.net for more information.

Novel Theology in March: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00—8:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Bryan Watts

The Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operated a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora, a young slave from Georgia, embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. Be part of the discussion of this kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. Contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com for more information.

Saints on Tap

Thursday, March 22, 7:00—8:30 p.m. at Pijiu Belly
678 10th Street NW, Atlanta, 30318

There has been a growing chorus among some Atlantans that claim, “West Side Best Side.” Join All Saints’ Young Adults for Saints on Tap at Pijiu Belly, and get a taste of what the West Side has to offer. For more information, contact Michael Asmussen at michael.asmussen@gmail.com.


Youth Formation

 

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Join the Diocesan Hunger Walk

>Sunday, February 25, meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Walk is at Georgia State Turner Field
Walk with our All Saints’ children, youth, and Covenant Community members to support the Atlanta Food Bank. We will meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m. and take MARTA to the walk. Sign up or donate online. Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Sunday Night Live

Sunday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Youth Formation

10:20—11:05 a.m., grades 6—12
in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

High School BS (Bible Study)

Wednesdays, 7:00—8:00 p.m.
High School BS (bible study) is a chance to “go deep” with the Bible with a small group of friends in an informal home setting. Led by adults and high school seniors, we are taking an in-depth look at the Gospel of Luke for 2017—2018. For location and more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Middle School Attic Invasion

Friday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.
in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

Join fellow middle school youth for good food, all kinds of games, and maybe even a movie. Want to showcase your hooping skills on the basketball court, play board games, or read a book on one of our giant bean bags? There is always something for everyone at an Invasion. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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. (Youth pilgrimages are generally to Western Ireland, Alaska or Spain to walk the Camino do Santiago.) Register online. You can also conveniently pay online as well. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Children’s Formation

 

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

Join the Diocesan Hunger Walk

>Sunday, February 25, meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Walk is at Georgia State Turner Field
Walk with our All Saints’ children, youth, and Covenant Community members to support the Atlanta Food Bank. We will meet in Ellis Hall at 1:00 p.m. and take MARTA to the walk. Sign up or donate online. Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Children’s Church and Formation

  • 8:40—9:30 a.m. Children’s Church, grades K—3 in the chapel, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 9:15—9:35 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 10:20—11:05 a.m. Formation classes, grades K—5 on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center

For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Play Lent Madness

Daily through Saturday, March 31
You’ve heard of March Madness for the NBA? During Lent, the children of All Saints’ will participate in Lent Madness, produced by Forward Movement. In this at-home journey, thirty-two saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time, and votes are cast for their favorite saints. Who will win the Golden Halo? Pick up your bracket and information on the 2nd floor of the Pritchett Children’s Center. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Creative Kids Theater Class for All Saints’ Kids and Former Refugee Friends

Wednesdays, March 7—28; April 11—25, 6:00—7:00 p.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
We are excited to announce a brand new, exciting Children’s Theater opportunity. Thanks to Ariel and Adam Fristoe, Creative Kids, with Alliance Theater teachers, will offer an eight-week class in acting, storytelling and play writing for ten All Saints’ children and ten students in our Refugee Ministries program. This class will culminate in a performance on Wednesday, May 2. There is one group for 3—5th graders and one for 6—8th graders. The cost is $150 for eight classes with a registration deadline of Wednesday, February 28. Please note the class will not meet on April 4. Register online. Contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Children’s Chapel Altar Guild

Saturday, March 31, 9:30–10:30 a.m. in the chapel, 2nd floor, The Pritchett Children’s Center
Help us prepare our chapel for the Easter season just as the adult Altar Guild prepares the church. We’ll be replacing candles, removing wax from torches, shining the brass, washing the altar, changing the cloths, and tidying up our space. This is a great opportunity for children to own their space and experience the ritual cleaning before Easter. And there will be doughnuts! Come help us get ready! Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Save the Date: Vacation Bible School

Monday through Friday, June 4—8
Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.


Music

 

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All Saints’ Concert Series: John Tibbetts, baritone

Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. in the church
John Tibbetts has been praised for his “mature voice and sensitivity” in the arena of concert and opera alike. John received his M.M. in music from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. In Atlanta he sang with our All Saints’ Choir and earned his B.M. from Georgia State University. His recital will include Broadway, opera and classical repertoire. Purchase tickets online at allsaintsatlanta.org/concert-series or at the door. Contact Ray Chenault at raychenault@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.


Service

 

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Sweep the Hooch with Earth Stewards

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at Proctor Creek Chattahoochee
Join Earth Stewards to clean up the Chattahoochee Proctor Creek tributary on Atlanta’s westside. Registration is required online at chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch to sign the waiver and sign up all members of your family. Kids with parents are welcome. Contact Marti Breen at mbreen@c3marketing.com for more information.

Drivers Needed for Creative Kids Theater Class

Wednesdays, March 7—28; April 11—25, 4:30—7:30 p.m.
Clarkston and All Saints’

Help former refugee children experience a once in a life time opportunity at All Saints’! Refugee Ministries needs drivers over age 25 to work in pairs to pick up kids in Clarkston at 4:30 p.m. and bring them to All Saints’ for Wednesday Night Supper at 5:00 p.m. and Creative Kids Theater Class at 6:00 p.m. The children will eat at Wednesday Night Supper and be ready to leave at 7:00 p.m. We also need volunteers to pick them up from All Saints’ at 7:00 p.m. and to drop them off at home in Clarkston by 7:30 p.m. To receive the link to the signup, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org. Please note that volunteers must be certified with Safeguarding God’s Children before working with children or youth.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Mondays, April 16 and 23, 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! Contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net to volunteer.


Stewardship

 

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Annual Canvass Update

  • Pledges to date: 783 and $2.9 million pledged.
  • These dollars represent a 3.7% over last year.

Thanks for letting generosity get out of hand, All Saints’!


General

 

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Vestry Meeting

Monday, February 26, 4:30 in P305/306, Parish House
All are welcome to attend our vestry meetings.

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