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A Note From the Rector

 

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Dear Saints,

As we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis at All Saints’ this weekend, we do so giving thanks for all of the wonder of God’s bright and beautiful creation. On Sunday morning at the 9:00 a.m. service, you are warmly welcomed to bring your beloved pet to join the procession of animals and their owners, as they make their way through the church to Ellis Hall getting blessed upon their way. It promises to be a lot of fun. Later that afternoon the Saints will join hands with community members from across Atlanta for the Pride Parade, giving thanks for the beauty of human relationship and the diversity of the human family. I am so glad that you are part of what makes us such a celebratory and inclusive community. Keep marchin’ ye Saints!

Peace,
Simon+

 

The Installation of Our New Rector

The Installation of the Ninth Rector of All Saints’ Church, The Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring at a Service for The Renewal of Ministry
Wednesday, October 18

7:00 p.m. installation service in the church, preceded by a reception from 5:00–6:30 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Please join us as The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, celebrates the renewal of ministry and installation of The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring as Ninth Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The Right Rev. James R. Mathes, associate dean of students and chaplain at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, will preach at this historic occasion. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and celebrate the gift of our new rector with the greater community. Please note that all regular programs including Wednesday Night Supper will take a break on Wednesday, October 18. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.


This Weekend

 

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Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival in Piedmont Park

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15
The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor a booth (#Y31, yellow section) during the Pride Festival, presenting an excellent opportunity to share about our work as “Jesus People” through The Episcopal Church with people from all over the southeastern United States. It’s not too late to volunteer! Come to the booth staff this afternoon. See below for information about marching in the Pride parade on Sunday, October 15.


This Sunday

 

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Hot Sunday Breakfast

8:00—9:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
Take the scramble out of your Sunday morning and let us scramble up the eggs, fry the bacon, boil up the grits, and bake the biscuits for you. We also have an assortment of cereals, milk, juices and of course, coffee. $5 will keep your stomach quiet during church. No RSVP necessary.

Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival in Piedmont Park

Sunday, October 15
The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor a booth (#Y31, yellow section) during the Pride Festival, presenting an excellent opportunity to share about our work as “Jesus People” through The Episcopal Church with people from all over the southeastern United States. It’s not too late to volunteer! Come to the booth staff this afternoon. See below for information about marching in the Pride parade on Sunday, October 15.

Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade this Sunday!

Step-off at noon from the Civic Center MARTA station
We invite you to go out into our Midtown community to affirm and welcome LGBTQ+ folks into The Episcopal Church in our diocesan parade contingent. Find us at parade Section E. We will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon. For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float. We carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming. If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, sign up at tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade. The Episcopal contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.

Make Your Pledge Today!

Let Your Generosity Get Out of Hand! Pledge using the tear-off card on the back your bulletin or online. Thank you! Contact Canvass Chair Virginia Harrison at vsharrison72@gmail.com for more information.

Shower of Stoles Project

Sunday, October 15, 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. in the chapel
View this extraordinary collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items, celebrating the gifts of LGBTQ+ persons who serve God in countless ways while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies. Visit welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm more information.

Blessing of the Pets and Holy Eucharist

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. worship service in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us with your beloved pets to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to bless God’s creatures great and small. Line up with your pet on the sidewalk to process through the church before we enter Ellis Hall. Feel free to bring your favorite “stuffed” pet. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Beloved Community Conversations, Part II

Sundays through October 29, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Shaffer Room/P301, Parish House
This Sunday, we will explore the outline and the framework of the Becoming Beloved Community Plan, issued by the Episcopal Church on August 17, 2017, which you can view at episcopalchurch.org/library/document/becoming-beloved-community-plan. For more information, contact the Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Bible Study

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P305, Parish House
Facilitator: The Rev. Stephen Jackson

Deepen your understanding of the Bible and make connections between our Sunday morning scripture readings! Each week a different facilitator will share their reflections and insight into the week’s lectionary. For more information, contact the Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Same Kind of Different as Me: Learning About our Neighbors

Sundays through October 29, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
This Sunday we feature our Threads ministry with Lori Guarisco and Wendy Silliman. In anticipation of the October 20 movie premier of Same Kind of Different as Me (Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight), we will explore All Saints’ efforts to help those in need in our community and how we can help. For more information, contact the Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P307, Parish House
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.

Children’s Church at the Blessing of the Pets

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Children’s Church will pause this Sunday as we join in the Blessing of the Pets in Ellis Hall. We will resume Children’s Church on Sunday, October 22. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Little Saints Church and Children’s Formation

  • 9:15—9:35 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
  • 10:20—11:15 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.


Worship

 

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Service Location Changes

  • Sunday, October 15 – 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I in the chancel
  • Sunday, October 15 – 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II in the chancel

Blessing of the Pets and Holy Eucharist

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. worship service in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us with your beloved pets to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to bless God’s creatures great and small. Line up with your pet on the sidewalk to process through the church before we enter Ellis Hall. Feel free to bring your favorite “stuffed” pet. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

All Saints’ Sunday Flower Memorials

On the Feast of All Saints we honor our dearly departed by adorning our altars and worship spaces with flowers funded through your donations. Any amount is appreciated, and memorials received by October 22 will be printed in the feast day bulletin. You can donate between the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services at the Parish Life table on Sundays or online.

Upcoming Baptism

Sunday, November 19
9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the church

Contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org by Friday, October 20 to sign up to get baptized.


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!

Wednesday Night Supper Cancelled This Wednesday

Resumes Wednesday, October 25, 5:00—7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Wednesday Night Supper is cancelled this week. Join us instead for a reception from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and the installation of our new rector, the Dr. Rev. Simon J. Mainwaring at 7:00 p.m. You can still RSVP for next week! $10/adult, $5/university student, $4/child ages 3–12. Wine and beer are available for a small donation per glass and bottle. RSVP at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, email Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsalanta.org, or online before 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior.

Fall Festival and Artists Market

Reception Friday, November 3, 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Artists Market Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Feast of All Saints all weekend with us! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Friday evening reception and sneak preview of the Artists Market. The Market opens to all on Saturday morning and continues into Sunday. On Saturday you’ll find plenty of fun for all ages and food throughout the campus; the Children’s Choir will sing; and pick up goodies at the Youth Bake Sale and enjoy a barbecue lunch in the courtyard. Worship with us on All Saints Sunday, celebrating the lives and memories of our loved ones. At the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services the All Saints’ Adult Choir with soloists and orchestra will perform “Requiem” written by the British composer John Rutter. Reception is $15 per person. Make reservations for the reception at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings or online.

Dogs of Rwanda Coming to All Saints’

Sunday, October 22, 3:30—4:30 p.m. in the Egleston Library
Arts Theology presents a new play produced by our own Adam and Ariel Fristoe and Out of Hand Theater. Dogs of Rwanda is the story of a teenager on a mission trip who stumbles into the genocide in Rwanda. What happens in Rwanda and the lasting impact form the basis of this powerful play. Tickets are $30 at the Parish Life table. For more information, email Matt Collins at matt@mpcollins.com.


Adult Formation

 

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Shower of Stoles Project

Sunday, October 15, 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. in the chapel
View this extraordinary collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items, celebrating the gifts of LGBTQ+ persons who serve God in countless ways while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies. Visit welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm more information.

Beloved Community Conversations, Part II

Exploring The Episcopal Church’s Long-Term Commitment
to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice
Sundays, October 8—29, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P305/306, Parish House
10:20–11:05 a.m., P301

From the transformative call of Jesus to love God and our neighbors, the General Convention and church leaders have crafted a plan to frame the long term work of racial healing. In these four classes, we will be engaging in reflective, deliberate spiritual formation practice as we explore the commitments outlined in the strategic vision that lead toward healing and justice: Telling the Truth, Proclaiming the Dream, Practicing the Way of Love, and Repairing the Breach. Rooted in the queries at the conclusion of the baptismal covenant, we will explore core questions about what we have done and left undone, how we will grow as justice bearers and how we will repair institutions and systems.

  • October 8

    Dr. Catherine Meeks, Ph. D., the Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta, will talk to us about the new Center. The Center will replace and expand the work of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church has entered a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta that will enable the Center to become a resource for the wider Episcopal Church. Dr. Meeks will speak about the lifelong, spiritual formation aspects of the work.
  • October 15

    We will explore the outline and the framework of the Becoming Beloved Community Plan, issued by The Episcopal Church on August 17, 2017. www.episcopalchurch.org/library/document/becoming-beloved-community-plan
  • October 22

    We need to keep talking about Charlottesville. Brené Brown talks a lot about the power of owning our stories. If we own our story, we get to write the ending. And if we don’t own our story, our story owns us. We will watch Brown’s Facebook Live Video as she shows us how to keep talking about Charlottesville. Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. She and her work have been featured on PBS, NPR, TED, and CNN.
  • October 29

    Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of 20th century American political history and Southern history since Reconstruction at Emory University, and a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur, will talk about his current work. His published work has examined the intersections of region, race and religion in American politics in the second half of the twentieth century. The argument that animates both of his books, as well as an edited collection, is the notion that the struggles in the American South over race and modernization in the twentieth century should not be viewed in isolation, but rather as part of a broader series of transformations in national political life.

Bible Study

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P305, Parish House
Come learn more about the scripture readings heard Sunday morning! Each week a different facilitator will share thoughts, reflections and insight into the week’s lectionary. This class is for those looking to deepen their understanding of the Bible and make connections between the lessons heard each Sunday.

  • October 8: Malinda Snow
  • October 15: The Rev. Stephen Jackson
  • October 22: Clark Lemons
  • October 29: Greg Cole

Same Kind of Different as Me: Learning About our Neighbors

Sundays through October 29, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
This Sunday we feature our Threads ministry with Lori Guarisco and Wendy Silliman. In anticipation of the October 20 movie premier of Same Kind of Different as Me (Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight), we will explore All Saints’ efforts to help those in need in our community and how we can help. For more information, contact the Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in P307, Parish House
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 Study Group

Mondays, 2:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
We continue with the book of Genesis. What is creation? How does God’s purpose play out in people’s lives? What are the shared stories of the Abrahamic traditions? All this and more this fall! For more information, contact The Rev. Karen Evans at 770–815–2280 or karenpatriciaevans@gmail.com.

Wednesday Morning Discussion Group

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

On October 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk and professor of New Testament at the University of Wittenburg tacks up a notice of 95 Theses, ideas or insights, the merits of which he would like to examine or debate. His name in Martin Luther. And the discussion and debate which ensue bring about intense examination and modifications, even divisions in the church. It is what we call the Reformation. We will take up a refresher on this, the 500th Anniversary, with a survey by eminent scholar Owen Chadwick in his classic, The Reformation. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study Cancelled This Wednesday

Resumes Wednesday, October 25, 5:00 p.m. in P201, Parish House
On October 25 begin A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles October 25—November 15. Towles tells the story of a Russian Count sentenced to “house arrest” in a grand hotel. Set over several decades beginning in the early 1920s, as the Count’s living spaces in the hotel shrink, his relationships expand leading to “deep emotional discoveries.” Contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net for more information.

Contemplative Prayer Cancelled This Wednesday

Resumes Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 in P202
“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.

Dogs of Rwanda Coming to All Saints’

Sunday, October 22, 3:30—4:30 p.m. in the Egleston Library
Arts Theology presents a new play produced by our own Adam and Ariel Fristoe and Out of Hand Theater. Dogs of Rwanda is the story of a teenager on a mission trip who stumbles into the genocide in Rwanda. What happens in Rwanda and the lasting impact form the basis of this powerful play. Tickets are $30 at the Parish Life table. For more information, email Matt Collins at matt@mpcollins.com.

Novel Theology: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Sarah Edman

In the years following World War II, writer Maurice Bendrix has an unexpected run-in with Henry Miles and his wife, Sarah, with whom he once shared a passionate affair. Henry, who never knew, confides in Maurice that he suspects Sarah of adultery, leading to the hiring of a detective to follow her. Maurice follows the investigation closely, his feelings for her reawakened. Contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com for more information.

Young Adults: Saints on Tap

Thursday, October 26, 7:00—9:00 p.m. at the Georgia Beer Garden
420 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, 30312

Looking for other Young Adults from All Saints’? We gather each month at different pubs for conversation and fellowship. For more information, contact the Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Reclaiming Hope through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

Saturday, October 28, 8:45 a.m.—4:45 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
610 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens, GA 30606

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities include a Liturgy for Martyrs and The Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. A screening of the documentary film 13th follows. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. The group will depart by bus from St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 1221 Morrow Road, Morrow, Georgia at 7:00 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 9:00 a.m. and activities should conclude around 3:30 p.m. Register by Friday, October 15 by contacting The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404–267–4276.​

Faith, Fears, and Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Interfaith

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30—8:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Join us for an exploration of interfaith with our Candler students, who will facilitate three 25 minute sessions on the following topics: why our faith compels us to seek relationship with people of other religions; what are our fears and obstacles around these relationships; and what kind of interpersonal communication skills and frames of thought can we use to overcome these obstacles. Contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Samaritan Readers in November

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Join Samaritan Readers for a discussion of Outcasts United by Warren St. John. A remarkable tale of the emergence of a soccer team and their coach in Clarkston, Georgia set against a backdrop of a traditional small Southern town and a larger framework of social, economic and cultural expectations that exemplify the often personal challenges in and potential limitlessness of the question, “Who is my neighbor?” For more information, contact Jen Waters at faithhopelove42@yahoo.com.

The Intersection of Art and Spirituality

Sundays, November 12—26 and December 10, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on our block at 31 North Avenue
Join us for a new four-week Adult Formation series entitled The Intersection of Art and Spirituality. This theme will be explored from the perspective of Dr. Arturo Lindsay, All Saints parishioner and retired chair of the Art and Art History Department at Spelman College, as well as three visiting contemporary visual artists: Cosmo Whyte, Joseph Bigley, and Charmaine Minniefield. Each will present selections of their work, offer comments, and answer questions from class members.

Novel Theology: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

Wednesday, November 15 7:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Ed Wooller

Meet Ove, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. Behind his cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. When one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it leads to a comical and heartwarming tale. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com.


Youth Formation

 

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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.

Confirmation Class Field Trip to Mosjid Al Farooq

442 14th Street NW, Atlanta, 30318
Sunday, October 15, meet in The Attic at 10:20 a.m.

We will be traveling over to the “mosque across the highway” to make friends with and learn from our neighbors. Ladies, please wear long pants or long skirts and bring a scarf. Gentlemen, wear pants and long sleeve shirts. We will leave at 10:30 a.m. and return no later than 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

High School BS In-town Group

Begins Wednesday, October 25, 7:00—8:00 p.m.
High School BS (bible study) has a new start date. Look to the weekly email for the location. We will be focusing on the Gospel of Luke and whatever else comes up. Contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Rite 13 Registration

Rehearsal: Saturday, October 28, 5:00—7:00 p.m. in the church
Holy Eucharist & Rite 13 Liturgy: Sunday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. in the church
Register online for this year’s Rite 13 liturgy. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org if you have questions.

Youth Formation Registration

Youth, let us know what you’re hoping for this program year and register yourself online. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Church at the Blessing of the Pets

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Children’s Church will pause this Sunday as we join in the Blessing of the Pets in Ellis Hall. We will resume Children’s Church on Sunday, October 22. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Little Saints Church and Children’s Formation

9:15—9:35 a.m. Little Saints Church, 3—4 years old on the 1st floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
10:20—11:15 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.

A Halloween Social: Children’s and Refugee Ministries

Wednesday, October 25
5:00—6:00 p.m. supper in Ellis Hall, Parish House
6:00—7:00 p.m. social in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

Join All Saints’ kids and Clarkston’s refugee kids for an evening of Halloween fun! We’ll eat at Wednesday Night Supper ($10/adult, $4/child ages 3–12) first, then move to The Attic for games and activities. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families with children and teens. We need drivers from Clarkston to All Saints’ from 4:30—5:00 p.m. and back to Clarkston from 7:00—7:30 p.m. Email Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org to volunteer.

Children’s Formation Registration

Parents, please register your child online and receive timely communication on what’s happening. Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.


Music

 

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Youth Choir 20th Anniversary Reunion

Christmas Eve, December 24 at the 5:00 p.m. service
Reunion Rehearsal on Saturday, December 23, 2:00 p.m.

Our Youth Choir, charted in 1998, is celebrating its 20th year, and we are inviting everyone who has sung in the Youth Choir to return and sing with the current youth this Christmas Eve. Plans include a reunion rehearsal on Saturday, and then the Alumni Choir with current members of the Youth Choir will provide the 5:00 p.m. prelude. Mrs. Kimmell is taking requests for favorite anthems. Please RSVP “yea,” “nay” or “maybe” so we may begin making plans. You will receive a recording of the music with your voice part and lyrics for a quick tutorial. You have all had a part in making this ministry a success. We look forward to your return to All Saints’ to participate and celebrate with us. Please arrive at 3:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve. To RSVP or for more information email Karol Kimmell at karolkimmell@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Service

 

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All Saints’ Sunday Flower Memorials

On the Feast of All Saints we honor our dearly departed by adorning our altars and worship spaces with flowers funded through your donations. Any amount is appreciated, and memorials received by October 22 will be printed in the feast day bulletin. You can donate between the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services at the Parish Life table on Sundays or online.

Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade this Sunday!

Step-off at noon from the Civic Center MARTA station
We invite you to go out into our Midtown community to affirm and welcome LGBTQ+ folks into The Episcopal Church in our diocesan parade contingent. Find us at parade Section E. We will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon. For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float. We carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming. If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, sign up at tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade. The Episcopal contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.

A Halloween Social: Children’s and Refugee Ministries

Wednesday, October 25
5:00—6:00 p.m. supper in Ellis Hall, Parish House
6:00—7:00 p.m. social in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center

Join All Saints’ kids and Clarkston’s refugee kids for an evening of Halloween fun! We’ll eat at Wednesday Night Supper ($10/adult, $4/child ages 3–12) first, then move to The Attic for games and activities. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families with children and teens. We need drivers from Clarkston to All Saints’ from 4:30—5:00 p.m. and back to Clarkston from 7:00—7:30 p.m. Email Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org to volunteer.

All Saints’ Campus Cleanup Day

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
Join us to put down pine straw all around campus and trim hedges. Coffee and donuts will be provided. To volunteer, contact Maurice Reddick at mreddick@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Mondays, October 30 and November 27, 6:30—7:30 p.m. at Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, with friends or co-workers. What a great way to offer your support! Contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net to volunteer.

MAC Story: An Everyday Example of Extraordinary Help

Midtown Assistance Center was approached by a married couple with two kids who became homeless when the husband was disabled. They were living in a hotel, paying over $500 a week. “We can’t even get the children enrolled in school without a permanent address,” the wife explained. They were eligible for help with a deposit on their new apartment funded by a special grant MAC received. MAC was able to pay their deposit and stock their new pantry with food from generous donors like you at All Saints’. Contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com for more information.


Stewardship

 

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Make Your Pledge Today!

Let Your Generosity Get Out of Hand! Pledge using the tear-off card on the back your bulletin or online. Thank you! Contact Canvass Chair Virginia Harrison at vsharrison72@gmail.com for more information.

Investing and Planning Today to Make a Difference Tomorrow

Sunday, October 22, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall
The Cornerstone Society presents Bert Clark, a financial and estate planning specialist with Estate Strategies Group. He will speak on how you can invest and plan today in order to have abundance to share in the future. Bert shares ten strategies to consider no matter what your age. For more information, contact Woody and Sara Ann Vaughan, Planned Giving Chairs, at woody.vaughan@hklaw.com.

How to Plan a Funeral

Sunday, October 29, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall
It’s not too early to think about your funeral. Funeral planning is a gift to your loved ones. The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring offers guidance and guidelines for planning. Part 2 of Plan While You Can. Contact Planned Giving chairs Woody and Sara Ann Vaughan at woody.vaughan@hklaw.com with questions.


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Check Out these New Books in the Egleston Library

Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian: Adult Development and Christian Faith by James W. Fowler; What Episcopalians Believe by Samuel Wells; Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart Ehrman; A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian D. McLaren.

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