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

General Convention Update
Sunday, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
in the Shaffer Room/P301, Parish House
Join Bruce Garner and learn how important decisions made at the General Convention affect All Saints’ and the diocese. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00-9:50 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.

Summer Nursery Hours
Sundays through August 19, 8:45-11:30 a.m.,
in the nursery, 3rd floor, Parish House
Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Backpack Buddies
Sundays, July 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.;
find tags in the Kennedy Courtyard
We are collecting school supplies and backpacks for Refugee Ministries. Pick up a backpack buddy tag with information for a specific child (name, age, gender and supply list), shop for them, then bring everything in to be blessed at the Backpack Blessing, Sunday, August 5. Volunteers are needed to help deliver the backpacks to Clarkston beginning at 11:30 a.m. that same day.
For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org or Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Fellowship in the Courtyard
Today, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
Join us for refreshments in the courtyard following the 5:30 p.m. worship service. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Project Post Card: Stay Connected with Us this Summer!
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!

Pick up an All Saints’ card in the narthex or the 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 to with us too. Email allsaints@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

 


Worship

 

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Got a Favorite Hymn?
July through August Sunday worship, 10:00 a.m.
in the church
Thanks to all who have submitted hymn requests this summer. We’ve already been able to incorporate quite a number of requested hymns into the liturgies, and we will work to include as many as possible during the remainder of the summer. (Unfortunately, we can rarely honor requests for hymns on specific Sundays.) It’s not too late to request a hymn online from our homepage at allsaintsatlanta.org!

Ushers Needed to Serve at 11:15 a.m. Sunday Service
Serve as a friendly face and a warm welcome to all who enter our church doors. This is a ministry of hospitality and assistance to all worshippers, giving extra attention and help to visitors and those with special needs. As a team, ushers distribute bulletins, collect the offering, count attendance, and guide worshippers to communion. Each usher team serves for a month at a time and on average four months during the year. If you are interested, contact Charlie Rigby at polyadd333@gmail.com or 770-330-9370.

Open Dates for Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings
Available dates for memorials or thanksgivings include the Sundays of August 12; September 16, 23, 30; and November 22 and 25. 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.

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 patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org at least one month prior.

 


Adult Formation

 

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

General Convention Update
Sunday, 9:00-9:50 a.m.
in the Shaffer Room/P301, Parish House
Join Bruce Garner and learn how important decisions made at the General Convention affect All Saints’ and the diocese. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00-9:50 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.

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 jasdonald@aol.com for more information.

Church Beyond the Binary
Sunday, July 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Sign up for this two-hour workshop designed to educate participants about gender diversity and how to be part of creating a church that is inclusive of transgender and gender variant people. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Voter Registration Training
Sunday, August 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
in the Ross Room, Parish House
Please join your fellow All Saints’ parishioners in a brief nonpartisan training to register voters. All Saints’ will be participating in a voter registration effort at the North Avenue Marta Station on Thursday, August 9, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Future voter registration opportunities will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Suzanne Wakefield at wakefield.suzanne@gmail.com.

D.C. Pilgrimage: National Museum
of African American History and Culture
Interest meeting Sunday, August 12, 11:15 a.m.
Pilgrimage Thursday through Sunday, November 15-18, Washington, D.C.
In an effort to continue building “The Beloved Community,” The Rev. Kim Jackson and Dr. Catherine Meeks will lead All Saints’ in a pilgrimage to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. in November. On Friday and Saturday, we will journey through the African American experience with ample time for reflection, prayer and discussion, concluding on Sunday with a service at the National Cathedral. Registration for the pilgrimage opens Sunday, August 12 and will run through Sunday, September 30. If interested, please attend the interest meeting on August 12 in P305/306, Parish House, or contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Safeguarding God’s Children Certification Class
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
This in-person training session will help build your awareness and skills to ensure that our church community follows best practices for the safeguarding of children. Certification in this program is required for anyone who works with children or youth in any Episcopal parish or diocese. Online training is also available. For this class or online training, register online allsaintsatlanta.org/safeguarding. To request childcare, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org by Friday, August 17. Contact Mark Wirtz at mwirtz@allsaintsatlanta.org with questions.

Soul[ful] Food: A Dinner Conversation on the Intersection of Food, Cooking, and Spirituality
Thursday September 20, 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Registration closes on Monday, September 17
Featured Speakers: Rose Scott, host of WABE’s “Closer Look;” Deborah VanTrece, Executive Chef and Restaurateur; and The Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson, Episcopal Priest and Urban Farmer. Music provided by: Violinist and Vocalist LaTonya Peoples. Join us for a soulful dinner catered by Executive Chef Deborah VanTrece. Along with dinner, listen in as award-winning journalist Rose Scott facilitates a dialogue with Chef Deborah VanTrece and The Reverend Kimberly Jackson about food and its relationship to spirituality. This event is open to the public. $30. Register at allsaintsatlanta.org/soulful-food. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Youth Formation

 

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Province IV Youth Event
Tuesday through Saturday, July 24-28
in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Be part of this service experience with youth and their leadership from the Southeast to pray, sing, have fun
and serve the Atlanta community, while growing spiritually and building relationships with one another. In cooperation with the Diocese of Atlanta. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Acolyte Captains Meeting and New Acolyte Training
Saturday August 18
Captain meeting 9:00-11:00 a.m. in The Attic,
Pritchett Children’s Center
Acolyte training 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the church
Youth, grades 7-12, are invited into the ministry of acolytes. Acolytes assist in worship with roles such as servers, torchbearers, lighters of candles, crucifers, thurifers, and banner-bearers. Captains for 2018-2019 will meet in The Attic to determine the schedule for 2018-2019, elect a “Head Acolyte Captain,” and figure out together how to make this year great. New Acolytes will meet in the church with the captains and others for training. Register online. Contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org or Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org with questions.

 


Children’s Formation

 

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Summer Nursery Hours
Sundays through August 19, 8:45-11:30 a.m., in the nursery, 3rd floor, Parish House
Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Little Saints and Nursery Picnic Lunch
Sunday, July 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Calling all families with children birth to Pre-K. Join us for a “picnic” lunch right after you pick up your little ones. We will have a ham, salads, sides and PB&J, along with dessert. Our wonderful nursery workers will be joining us so that you can get to know them and each other better. Hope to see you for some food and fellowship. RSVP to Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Fellowship in the Courtyard
Today, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
Join us for refreshments in the courtyard following the 5:30 p.m. worship service. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Annual Parish Retreat at Kanuga: Love in Action
2018 Retreat Registration is Open!
Friday through Sunday, October 5-7; Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Our annual parish retreat is a weekend that fills you with grace and God and love. Retreat chairs Jason and Devon Jackoniski, and co-chairs, Keith and Kelley Mauriello, invite you to join us for “Love in Action,” our 2018 parish retreat at Kanuga. Guest speaker Reverend Natosha Reid Rice, Associate Pastor of Women’s Ministries at Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, joins us to lead us in engaging and interactive conversation on practicing love and the Jesus we know or thought we knew.

Visit Coming Up for details! Secure your reservation early. Take advantage of the summer payment plan! For more information, stop by the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or contact Jason and Devon Jackoniski at 404-784-6927 or djackoniski@comcast.net. Contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org with questions.

Begin the Parish Retreat Weekend on the Links!
Friday, October 5, 12:00 p.m. tee time
Cummings Grove and Country Club,
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Kick off the parish retreat weekend with a round of golf! Greens fees are $39 and the course is close to the Kanuga Conference Center. If you are interested in reserving a spot in a four-some contact Kanuga Co-Chair Jason Jackoniski at jjackoniski@comcast.net.

Permanent All Saints’ Nametags
Summer is a great time to put those faces and names together! If you requested a permanent nametag, stop by the table in the courtyard on Sunday mornings to pick it up. It’s not too late to order one; sign up for a permanent tag at the nametag table. Contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

Invite a Friend to Church on Sundae Sunday
Sunday, August 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
in the Kennedy Courtyard
Invite friends, neighbors and co-workers to join you at church for our annual Sundae Sunday! Ice cream and all the fixings will be available to build your own sundaes. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Celebrate Threads Birthday and Get Wet
on Fun Day Sunday!
Sunday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
in the Kennedy Courtyard
Celebrate Threads 14th birthday and have some kid-friendly fun after church! Bring a gift for kids in need (like new sneakers, socks or underwear, gently worn clothing or new toiletries), enjoy a piece of birthday cake and take a tour of Threads. Bring your swimming suit and a towel-we’re bringing back the water slide, and the sprinklers will be on. There’ll also be corn hole, boccia ball, Yard Jenga and more for adults and kids. We’ll throw some hot dogs on the grill (vegan and non-vegan) and have plenty of fresh watermelon! Bring a blanket or towel to sit on the grass, and wear shorts and sneakers to church. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org or Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Continuing the Work of Racial Healing…
by Talking with Friends
Sundays, August 12, September 9 and October 21, 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 eventbrite.com or by contacting Adria Kitchens at support@onesmallchangeinc.org.

Wine & Cheese Fellowship in the Courtyard!
Sunday, August 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard
Stop by the courtyard for refreshments (wine, cheese, sodas and lemonade) after the 5:30 p.m. worship service. Meet The Rev. Kim Jackson and get to know other Saints’ who enjoy the Sunday evening service each week. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Community Yoga at All Saints’
Tuesdays 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 yogakatiepaisley@gmail.com.

Calling All Saints’ Artists
Applications due Thursday, August 30
Festival Friday through Sunday, November 2-4
in Ellis Hall, Parish House
If you are interested in a booth for our annual Fall Festival & Artists Market, please submit an application by Thursday, August 30. Booth space is limited. Gourmet food items, high-end crafts, photography, painting, pottery and wood turning are all great sellers! Fall Festival artist applications are available online. For more information, contact Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

The Call of Welcome
Transformational ministry opportunities are available for anyone wanting to help make all feel welcomed on our campus. We need friendly hosts and warm hospitality throughout the year. Consider joining this welcoming presence, a potential game changer for those new to us for worship, fellowship, or just a cup of coffee. Contact one of the Welcome Ministry Team leaders for the Sundays in the month(s) you would like to serve. No commitment is too small!

Earth Stewards Recharge
Sunday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for dinner as we discuss new, used and recycled ideas for activities in the coming months. RSVP to Nancy Daves at 240-461-1738 or nancydaves0711@gmail.com for more information, including the address of the event.

Project Post Card: Stay Connected with Us this Summer!
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!

Pick up an All Saints’ card in the narthex or the 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 to with us too. Email allsaints@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.

 


Music

 

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Summer Choir
Sundays through August 19

The All Saints’ Choir welcomes interested singers to join the choir in its weekly offering for the summer. This is an opportunity to “try on” participation when the choir has a reduced schedule. Please note: the ability to read music, if only in a rudimentary way, is required. The Choir meets promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the Music Suite (in the basement of Egleston Hall) and sings for the 10:00 a.m. liturgy. Feel free to show up a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. Contact David Brensinger at dbrensinger@allsaintsatlanta.org for more information.​

All Saints Choir’ Fall Choir Season
Wednesday, August 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,
rehearsal in the choir suite, Egleston Hall
Do you have an interest in singing in the choir? If you do but did not sing during the previous program year, contact Interim Music Director David Brensinger and ask about participating.
For more information, email David Brensinger at dbrensinger@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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:

 


Service

 

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Backpack Buddies
Sundays, July 22 and 29, 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.; find tags in the Kennedy Courtyard
We are collecting school supplies and backpacks for Refugee Ministries. Pick up a backpack buddy tag with information for a specific child (name, age, gender and supply list), shop for them, then bring everything in to be blessed at the Backpack Blessing, Sunday, August 5. Volunteers are needed to help deliver the backpacks to Clarkston beginning at 11:30 a.m. that same day. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org or Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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 want to continue have the option of moving into a smaller group setting in a house nearby. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, July 23 and August 6, 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 bblender@bellsouth.net.

School Clothes for Young Refugees
Thursdays and Saturdays through August 4, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Threads
Many of our young friends in Clarkston need school clothes. Do you have time on a Thursday or Saturday before Sunday, August 5 to help these children shop for clothes at Threads before the back-to-school rush? We can place two volunteers on one day so transportation duties can be shared. Help a child feel great about going back to school! To volunteer, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries Swimming Buddies
Saturday, August 11, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cool off with Refugee Ministries this summer! This is a great opportunity for families with small children, and we can provide service hours for teens. Drivers must be at least 25 years old; times include transportation time. For locations and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, August 19, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
in P305/P306, Parish House
Learn about the work of Refugee Ministries as well as some basic facts about realities faced by displaced persons, including life in refugee camps. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Provide Children’s Meals During Summer Break
The Midtown Assistance Center faces a stronger need for food pantry assistance, especially for school-age children, during the summer. We welcome donations of canned fruit, oatmeal, Vienna sausages and soup. Please place these items in the donation box at the bottom of the stairwell between Ellis Hall and Egleston Hall. Thank you for your support! Contact Tori Cole a torilcole@yahoo.com for more information.

Threads Needs
Threads needs new sneakers for boys and girls, summer clothing in infant boys’ sizes 12-18 months, new training bras in all sizes, big girls’ summer tops, and boys’ PJ’s. For more information, contact Threads at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Stewardship

 

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General

 

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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.

Friends & Neighbors
Saints, do you have a friend or family member who would like to keep up with all we have going on at All Saints’? Invite them to join our email mailing list, “Friends & Neighbors.” It’s the perfect subscription for non-parishioners. By subscribing they’ll receive our Friday E-News and Monthly only. Subscriptions to any of our email lists can be made by visiting our homepage at allsaintsatlanta.org and clicking on “Join Our Email Lists” in the right-hand column.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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