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A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

It’s official, summer is out and we are bustling with activity here on this block – welcome home! This Sunday we will be back in our beloved church building and what an amazing job the entire Buildings and Grounds committee has done, thank you. Kids, bring your backpacks to be blessed and feel free to dress a little more casually to have some fun in and out of the water at our Back to the Block party following the 10:00am service. Sunday evening, with a plenary at 6:00pm and a beautiful service of reading and song at 7:00pm we will commemorate the 400th anniversary of African slavery in America and as we do, commit ourselves to strive for justice and peace for all God’s people. Come join us this weekend. Enjoy some beautiful food, browse through our adult formation brochure for the Fall, and be among all sorts of saints in Midtown.

Blessings to this community of faith for all that lies ahead.

Peace,

 


This Sunday

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Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 9:00—9:55 a.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Ethel Ware Carter
Join this ongoing discussion of the news of the day and 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.

Backpack and Briefcase Blessing
Sunday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. worship service, in the church
On our final Summer Sunday, all children and adults are invited to bring their backpacks and briefcases to the worship service to receive a blessing for learning and growth throughout the coming year. Meet under the arcade that connects the church to Egleston Hall at 9:45 a.m. to be part of the procession into the church. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Back to the Block Party
Sunday, August 18, 11:15 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard and Ellis Hall, Parish House
After the final 10:00 a.m. summer worship service of the season, join us as we say goodbye to summer and welcome everyone back to the block with a complimentary picnic lunch, ice cream sundaes, arts and crafts, a prize wheel, games, live music, a water slide, and a dessert contest (with prizes!). Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/block-party, and let us know if you’d like to volunteer and/or bring a dessert to the contest. For more information, contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of African Slavery in America
Sunday, August 18: 5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:00 p.m. Plenary Conversation; 7:00 p.m. Service of Song, Prayer, Remembrance and Hope
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America in 1619. In partnership with the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, we will gather in remembrance and engage in conversation to acknowledge and address the legacy of slavery in this country. Our rector, Simon Mainwaring, will moderate a panel conversation on the topics of justice and race with The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing; and Joel Thompson, Atlanta-based composer, pianist, conductor, and educator. After the conversation, join us for a worship service featuring music from African American composers, including Joel Thompson’s “Draw Us Near.” For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Join a Foyer Group to Make New Friends
Sundays through August 25, Sign Up at the Parish Life Table
Foyer Groups are one of the best ways to get to know your fellow parishioners at a big church like All Saints’. These small groups gather throughout the year at one another’s homes for low-key, informal dinners. Members of each group come from diverse backgrounds, and these gatherings have helped deepen friendships and connections. Sign up for a Foyer Group at the Parish Life Table on Sundays throughout the month of August. For more information, contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net or 404–520–2479.

 


Worship

 

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Regular Worship Schedule Resumes on Sunday, August 25
Starting August 25, our Sunday worship schedule resumes:

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I, in the chapel
  • 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church
  • 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church
  • 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the chapel

Beginning Monday, August 26, our Noonday Prayer service also resumes at 12:05 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the chancel of the church; and we continue to have Wednesday Eucharist at 12:05 p.m. in the chapel.

Hear Every Voice: Breaking the Silence for Every School Child
Tuesday, August 20, 12:00 p.m., in the church
In solidarity with schools, nonprofits, and communities of faith across Atlanta, we will toll our bells and observe four minutes of silence at noon on Tuesday, August 20. The four minutes of silence represent the past four centuries of the silencing of the voices of African American children, through slavery, segregation, and the realities of many classrooms across America. We invite you to join us in this observance and in breaking the silence on the fifth minute, committing ourselves to making the fifth century one in which every child’s voice is heard. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Adult Formation

 

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Contemplative Prayer Resumes on August 21
Wednesdays, 7:00—8:00 p.m. in P202, Parish House
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Learn about the centuries-old practice of contemplative prayer, study readings for reflection and discussion, and engage in the discipline of centering prayer as a way to build communities of faith. For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

Young Adults: Saints on Tap Resumes August 22
Thursday, August 22, 7:00—9:30 p.m., Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Come meet The Rev. Sarah Stewart, our new Associate Rector for Young Adults and Innovation, at the first Saints on Tap of the new program year. In keeping with tradition, we will kick off our first gathering at Manuel’s Tavern. Join us at this cozy neighborhood tavern for food, drinks, and fellowship. For more information, contact Michael Asmussen at michael.asmussen@gmail.com.

Parish Forum: A Vision for Children and Youth
Sunday, August 25, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
We’re excited to share our newest initiatives for Youth and Children’s Ministries with the All Saints’ community. Zack Nyein, our Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Children and Youth Formation, and Juliet Allan, Chair of our Children and Youth Task Force will share the insights we’ve learned from working with consultants from Ministry Architects and highlight ways that our parish can continue its legacy of teaching, forming, and tending saints across the generations. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Stories of the Saints with Bob Miller
Sunday, August 25, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
Stories of the Saints is a formation series in which members of our community share meaningful personal narratives. This month, we’ll hear from Bob Miller, a recovering lawyer who was raised at Christ Church in Whitehaven, TN, and St. John’s in College Park. He and his wife Mary Helen have been at All Saints’ since 1967. Over the past 52 years, he has served as Clerk, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden of the vestry at various times and has taught about 15 Adult Formation classes. Bob will tell a story entitled “Scoundrel Time: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia.” For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Book Study: The Heartbeat of God
Sundays, August 25, September 1, 15, 22 and 29, 10:20 a.m.—12:10 p.m.,
P307, Parish House

Join us in studying the book The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything by Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church from 2006-2015. Members of the clergy will alternate leading this book study ahead of our Annual Parish Retreat to Kanuga on October 4-6, during which Katharine Jefferts Schori will be our guest speaker. She will also visit All Saints’ on the evening of Sunday, October 6 (stay tuned for details). For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Young Adults: Two New Formation Series Begin on August 28 and September 15
Wednesday Series: Sink Your Teeth Into This, 7:00—8:30 p.m., P307, Parish House
Sunday Series: In Faith, 10:20—11:05 a.m., P202, Parish House
Join our young adults for two new formation series:

  • On the final Wednesday of each month, be part of a discussion that invites us to sink our teeth into spiritual resources for living with courage and faith in an ever-changing world. Fall dates: August 28, September 25, October 30, and November 20.
  • On the third Sunday of each month, explore resources from our Christian tradition that can support us in our daily lives. Fall dates: September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15.

For more information, contact The Rev. Sarah Stewart at sstewart@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study Resumes on September 4
Wednesdays, 5:00—6:00 p.m. in P201, Parish House
Jezebels is a group of women who have been meeting for over 15 years. We read a wide variety of books, including plays, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. In September we will read and discuss Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, followed by a novel adaptation of the play. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Safeguarding God’s Children Certification Class
Wednesday, September 11, 6:15—9:15 p.m. Ross Room, Parish House
Build your awareness and skills to ensure that our community follows best practices for protecting children. This class is required for anyone who works with children or youth in any Episcopal parish or diocese. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/safeguarding. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Samaritan Readers Resumes on September 11
Second Wednesday of Every Other Month, 6:30—8:00 p.m., P201, Parish House
Samaritan Readers resumes in September. This group gathers to discuss various non-fiction books over the course of the year. Our book for September is The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois, and our book for November is The Black Calhouns by Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of the late actress/singer Lena Horne. Both books have connections to Atlanta: DuBois was a professor at Atlanta University and the Calhouns became a prominent African American family shortly after the end of the Civil War. This fall, we will meet on Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, November 13 and then on the second Wednesday of January, March, and May. For more information, contact Bruce Garner at bruce.garner@att.net.

Novel Theology Resumes on September 18
Third Wednesday of Each Month, 7:00—8:00 p.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitator: The Rev. Sarah Stewart
Novel Theology meets once a month to discuss how literature shapes our ideas of love, compassion, forgiveness, and redemption. September’s novel is Less by Andrew Sean Greer, which tells the story of 50 year-old Arthur Less, a not-so-popular novelist who embarks on a literary tour around the world to avoid attending an awkward wedding. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com or visit allsaintsatlanta.org/novel-theology.

 


Youth Formation

 

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Youth Registration for the 2019-2020 Program Year
All youth in grades 6-12 are asked to register online for the 2019-2020 program year by Sunday, August 25 at allsaintsatlanta.org/youthreg. Your registration will help us keep you posted with all the latest news and information. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Friday Night Attic Invasion
Friday, August 23, 7:00—9:30 p.m., The Attic, 3rd Floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
All middle school youth (grades 6-8) and friends will not want to miss the first Friday Night Attic Invasion of the program year. Join us for an awesome night of food, games, and surprises. Walk-ins are welcome, but please try to let us know if you’re coming ahead of time so that we know how much food to prepare. The cost is $5; register at allsaintsatlanta.org/atticinvasion. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Back to (Sunday) School Breakfast Bash
Sunday, August 25, 10:20—11:05 a.m., The Attic, 3rd Floor of the Pritchett Children’s Center
All youth (grades 6-12) are invited to gather for the first Sunday Morning Attic Hour of the year. Meet your formation leaders, decorate your rooms, and play some get-to-know-you games over coffee and Revolution Donuts. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Sunday Night Live
Sunday, August 25, 6:00—7:30 p.m., The Attic, 3rd Floor of the Pritchett Children’s Center
Join us for our first Sunday Night Live of the year! All youth (grades 6-12) and friends are welcome. Dinner is included; the cost is $5. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Guest Camp at Camp Mikell
Friday August 30 through Monday September 2, Toccoa, GA
Guest Camp is a weekend for all ages, held annually over Labor Day weekend. This is a time for individuals and families to gather in the north Georgia mountains for a relaxed weekend of activities, quiet time, fellowship and food! Our Youth Minister, Joel Smith, is a Staffer there and would love to see some All Saints’ families. Learn more and register at campmikell.com.

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

 


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Registration for the 2019-2020 Program Year
All parents are asked to register their children (birth – grade 5) for the 2019-2020 program year by Sunday, August 25 at allsaintsatlanta.org/childrensreg. Your registration will help us keep you posted with all the latest news and information. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Wednesday Nights at All Saints’ Resume on August 21
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m., 2nd Floor of Pritchett Children’s Center
Wednesday nights at All Saints’ provide a wonderful opportunity to make friends and build relationships within our church family. The 2nd Floor of Pritchett Children’s Center is open for children of all ages to create art in the art room, work on homework in the library, or play games in the game room while our Children’s Choirs rehearse in the music area (see Music). Meanwhile, several rooms are available for parents to enjoy fellowship with one another or to work quietly. Many families like to spend time here before heading to Wednesday Night Supper in Ellis Hall (see Parish Life). For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Milestone Celebration for 4th Graders
Sunday, September 8, 10:20—11:05 a.m., 2nd Floor Pritchett Children’s Center
Children’s Ministries has begun celebrating important milestones to mark events and claim them as part of our life with God and to remind us that our spiritual life doesn’t stop at the steps of the church, but is wrapped around everything that happens in our lives. On Sunday, September 8, our 4th graders will each receive a Bible as they begin their journeys as learners and connectors of the faith stories we learn about in our Club 45 class for 4th and 5th graders. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Parish Life

 

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Calling All Greeters!
Please consider joining one of our Welcome Committee teams. This ministry is vital to our parish as we welcome everyone to our table. As a greeter, you are often considered the face of the church, helping to welcome and direct parishioners and newcomers before worship services. To join a team or for more information, contact Beth Chaplin at bethchaplin2014@gmail.com.

Back to the Block Party
Sunday, August 18, 11:15 a.m.—2:00 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard and Ellis Hall, Parish House
After the final 10:00 a.m. summer worship service of the season, join us as we say goodbye to summer and welcome everyone back to the block with a complimentary picnic lunch, ice cream sundaes, arts and crafts, a prize wheel, live music, a water slide, and a dessert contest (with prizes!). Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/block-party, and let us know if you’d like to volunteer and/or bring a dessert to the contest. For more information, contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Wednesday Night Supper Returns on August 21!
Wednesdays, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us on Wednesday nights for delicious food and great fellowship. Renowned chef and restaurateur Deborah Van Trece prepares the dinner and a member of the clergy offers a casual, 7-Minute Eucharist around the dining tables at 5:55 p.m. The cost is $10 per individual and $4 per child (ages 3–12); enjoy wine or beer for a minimal donation. Our Children’s Choirs also begin rehearsals on August 21 (see Music). RSVP for supper online at allsaintsatlanta.org/wns, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or email Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Win a Dinner at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours at the First Wednesday Night Supper
Wednesday, August 21, 5:00–7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us for the first Wednesday Night Supper of the year and buy a chance to win dinner at renowned chef and restaurateur Deborah Van Trece’s restaurant, Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours ($150 gift certificate). Raffle tickets will be available at Wednesday Night Supper, August 21, only. Raffle tickets are $2, and will be sold from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., with the drawing held at 6:45 p.m. RSVP for Wednesday Night Supper online at allsaintsatlanta.org/wns, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or email Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Young Adults: Hiking at Sweetwater Creek State Park
Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., meet in the church parking lot
Enjoy active fun in the shade (and sun) with fellow young adults as we hike one of the trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park (expect a 3-5-mile walk). Meet at the church to depart for the park at 8:15 a.m. sharp. Pack your own water, sunscreen, and light snacks for the morning. Bring money for lunch, as we will plan to stop for a bite together before our drive back. Please email The Rev. Sarah Stewart by Thursday, August 22 to let her know if you’re coming so we can arrange carpooling to the park. For more information, contact The Rev. Sarah Stewart at sstewart@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Celebration of Ministries Sunday
Sunday, September 8, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, Parade of Ministries, in the church; 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ministry Fair, Kennedy Courtyard
On Celebration of Ministries Sunday, we celebrate breadth and depth of all that we do here on this block and beyond through our many parish ministries. From worship and music to service and welcome and more, there is a place for everyone to get involved and support each other in this community. During the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, there is a parade of ministries with members of each ministry holding signs. Between services, we host a ministry fair in the courtyard where you can meet members of all of our ministries and find out how to get involved in one or more of them. For more information, contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Saints Associate: Pop-Up College Reunion at Celebration of Ministries Sunday
Sunday, September 8, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Kennedy Courtyard
Calling all saints with affiliations to Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Emory, Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown, SCAD, and the many other Atlanta-area institutions of higher education! We invite you to join the network we’re forming to revitalize our campus ministry connections. Alumni, staff/faculty, current students and families, friends of the above–don’t miss this chance to snap a selfie with The Rev. Sarah Stewart and help reach college students near us with God’s love! Wear your swag and showcase that school spirit! For more information, contact The Rev. Sarah Stewart at sstewart@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Arts Theology: Call for Artists for our Stations of the Cross Collection
The Arts Theology Committee seeks to commission artwork for the All Saints’ Stations of the Cross collection. Each piece in this collection represents one of the 14 major events that occurred during Jesus’s journey to the cross. Our current collection is diverse and eclectic, ranging from photography to painting to relief sculpture. We will give the six selected artists a theme to interpret, based on one of the stations, and each artist will choose their own medium. Applications are due September 15. To learn more and apply, please visit allsaintsatlanta.org/submission. For more information, contact Matt Collins at matt@mpcollins.com.

Register for Our Annual Parish Retreat: Living with Compassion
Friday through Sunday, October 4—6, Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Join your host family, Keith and Kelly Mauriello, their children, and fellow saints for our parish retreat in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. This fun-filled weekend offers something for everyone; from food and fellowship to relaxation and rejuvenation. This year’s guest speaker is Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead The Episcopal Church in her role as presiding bishop from 2006-2015. Register at the Parish Life Table on Sunday mornings or online at allsaintsatlanta.org/kanuga-registrationFor more information, contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Music

 

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Walter Huff Named Choirmaster in Residence
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Walter Huff as Choirmaster in Residence. Walter is currently Professor of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and previously served as the Chorus Master for the Atlanta Opera for 28 years and as the Organist-Choirmaster at Morningside Presbyterian Church for 24 years. As Choirmaster in Residence, Walter will lead several rehearsals and workshops with the All Saints’ Choir over the coming year. For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Michael Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Adult Choir First Rehearsal
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30—9:00 p.m., Choir Suite, Egleston Hall
The All Saints’ Adult Choir resumes its regular rehearsal schedule on Wednesdays from 6:30—9:00 p.m., beginning August 28. If you read music and enjoy singing, please contact Dr. Kirk Michael Rich, Director of Music, to schedule a vocal interview. For more information, contact Dr. Kirk Michael Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Youth Choir (Grades 7—12) First Rehearsal
Sunday, August 25, 4:30—6:00 p.m. Rehearsal; 6:00 p.m. Dinner, 2nd Floor and The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
On Sunday, August 25, the Youth Choir will have our first full singing rehearsal followed by dinner and ice cream sundaes in The Attic during Sunday Night Live with the youth group. Visit allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-and-youth-choirs to register and view the schedule for the 2019-2020 program year.For more information, contact Karol Kimmell at karolkimmell@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Choirs (Grades PreK—6) First Rehearsals
Wednesday, August 21, 2nd floor Pritchett Center
• 4:00—4:30 p.m.: Cherub Choir (PreK and Kindergarten)
• 4:35—5:10 p.m.: Primary Choir (Grades 1—2)
• 5:15—6:00 p.m.: Junior Choir (Grades 3—6)
• 6:00—6:30 p.m.: Junior Handbells (Grades 4—6)
After rehearsal, consider joining us for Wednesday Night Supper, which resumes on August 21 (5:00—7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall). Visit allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-and-youth-choirs to register and view the schedule for the 2019-2020 program year. For more information, contact Karol Kimmell at karolkimmell@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Service

 

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Attend a Volunteer Information Session with Respite Care Atlanta
Wednesday, August 14, 10:00—11:00 a.m., Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
Respite Care Atlanta provides a safe weekday place and vital interaction for those with mild cognitive impairment, as well as valuable self-care time for caregivers. During this information session, learn more about the organization and the many volunteer opportunities available. For more information, contact Lola Battle at batlola@att.net.

Recess Rally with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m., Downtown Atlanta
Everyone is welcome to join a group from All Saints’ and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in attending this rally to demand smarter gun laws. Learn more at momsdemandaction.org. For more information, contact Louisa Basarrate at louisa@dancinghamster.net.

Refugee Ministries Swimming Buddies
Saturday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Location TBD

Cool off with Refugee Ministries this summer and enjoy some swimming fun in the sun with our refugee friends. This is a great opportunity for families with children, and we can provide service hours for teens. We also need volunteers to transport our refugee friends; drivers must be at least 25 years old. For location and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Saints and Service: Sandwich Build
Sunday, September 1, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Saints of all ages are invited to make sandwiches together for Emmaus House and Midtown Assistance Center. We also keep some sandwiches to give to those in need on our block. Many hands make light work – last year we made 900 sandwiches in 35 minutes! It’s a lot of fun for a great cause. For more information, contact Kathy Robert at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Monday, September 9, 16, and 23, 6:30—7:30 p.m., Covenant Community

Bring dinner yourself or with family, friends or co-workers to support the men of Covenant Community, our ministry partner that provides a residential, life-stabilization program for men experiencing homelessness and recovering from alcohol and/or substance abuse. To volunteer, contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net.

Covenant Community Fundraising Social
Thursday, September 12, 5:00—7:00 p.m., Warhorse Investments, 3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta
Attend a fundraising social for Covenant Community ahead of the 5th Annual Covenant Community Golf Classic in Memory of Bryan Scott Mink (see below). The cost is $150 per person or $250 per couple; proceeds support Covenant Community. Payment can be made through the donation link at covenantatlanta.org or by bringing a check made out to Covenant Community, Inc. on the night of the event. Please RSVP to Thomas Worthy at w.t.worthy@gmail.com. For more information, contact Thomas Worthy at w.t.worthy@gmail.com.

5th Annual Covenant Community Golf Classic in Memory of Bryan Scott Mink
Monday, September 23, 8:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Smoke Rise Country Club, 4900 Chedworth Dr., Stone Mountain
You’re invited to Covenant Community’s largest fundraiser of the year! The tournament features 18 holes of golf in a scramble format with mini competitions throughout the day, a raffle, a silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit Covenant Community. Invite your friends and enter a foursome for $150 per player or enter as a single player for $165. Register online at ccgc.myevent.com. For more information, contact Andrea Hopkey at hopkeya77@gmail.com.

Donate Clothing & Toiletries to Threads
Our children’s clothing ministry is in need of short-sleeved shirts for boys (sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, and Adult Small); any and all clothing items for toddler-aged girls; toiletries of all kinds (new only); and recyclable shopping bags (clean and in good condition). Please bring donations to the Threads box on the ground floor of the stairwell that connects the Parish House to Egleston Hall. For more information or to volunteer, contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org. If you’d like to keep up with the latest news and stories from Threads, follow our blog or subscribe to our mailing list.

Donate Toiletries & Food to Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)
Midtown Assistance Center, our ministry partner that provides emergency assistance, requests the following donations for their client pantry: new underwear for men (boxers or briefs); toiletries, especially baby wipes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes; food, especially canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, grits, and hamburger helper. For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

 


Giving

 

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“This is the miracle that happens every time to those who live: The more they give, the more they possess.” — RM Rilke
Thank you for considering a gift to our church when we pass the offering plate. For more information, contact Ellen Hayes at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


General

 

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The Rev. Dr. Denni Moss Named as Interim Priest Associate for Pastoral Care
Please join us in welcoming The Rev. Dr. Denni Moss to our clergy staff team as our Interim Priest Associate for Pastoral Care. Denni is a certified clinical chaplain and pastoral counselor who has served as the rector of two churches in north Georgia, as well as in chaplain positions for Georgia Tech, Covenant Community, and a maximum security prison. Most recently, she has served as a pastoral counselor at Canterbury Court. Denni is an avid reader who is passionate about Education for Ministry (EfM) and helping people experience God in the everyday. She holds degrees from Mercer University and Seabury Western Theological Seminary. She and her husband, The Rev. Dr. David Moss, met at All Saints’ and have been married for 35 years. They have two children and four of the smartest, nicest, best looking grandchildren you can possibly imagine.

The Rev. Tim Black Named Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta
We’re excited to officially announce that The Rev. Tim Black has been named Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Tim is taking a well-deserved break for the rest of August and will begin his position at St. Paul’s in September. Please join us in congratulating him and praying for him as he begins his ministry there.

The Rev. Della Wells Named Rector at Emmanuel Church
All Saints’ own Della Wells has been named Rector at Emmanuel Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Della graduated from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in May 2018 and served as a Porter Fellow in Jerusalem for a year, working with St. George’s Cathedral, St. George’s College, and Jerusalem Peacebuilders, a reconciliation ministry for Israeli, Palestinian, and American teens. Della was ordained in June at St. Martin’s in Providence and will begin her new position at Emmanuel Church on September 1. Please also join us in congratulating her and praying for her as she begins her ministry there.

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

Update: Parking on Sunday Mornings
On Sundays only, we have a few additional parking spaces in a new gravel lot behind the church off of Spring Street (next to Covenant Community). We also continue to have 50 spaces available in the garage of the Bank of America building on North Avenue on Sundays; the entrance to the garage is across the street from the Negril Village Restaurant. On Sunday, August 18, the Bank of America garage will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the Back to the Block Party. Beginning Sunday, August 25, the Bank of America garage will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays throughout the program year. Please be mindful of parishioners with limited mobility. The parking spaces on West Peachtree Street, in front of the church, are reserved for members who use a cane, walker, wheelchair, or otherwise find getting from the parking lot to the church to be slow or difficult. We also ask that parishioners with full mobility reserve the surface lot and the top level of the deck for those with limited mobility.

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

Diocesan News and Events
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