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A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

This Sunday we will gather again within the waters of baptism. We will remember our own, celebrate with some soon to be baptized children, and recall with one another how our search for God begins in the heart, in you and in me, amid all our failure and hurt, and our joy and longing. The way of the heart calls forth an inward and outward journey, as has been the experience of the holy land pilgrims who returned with me to Atlanta this week, and whose pilgrimage experience I will seek to share at a Rector’s Forum this Sunday morning.

As a nation, we continue to celebrate the diversity of our inward and outward life as a people made in God’s beloved image, and as part of that, at All Saints’ this Black History Month you are welcome to continue to learn from the witness of theologian and mystic Howard Thurman in our Sunday School series which examines his legacy.

Wherever your own journeying has taken you these past few weeks, I look forward to seeing you back on the block this weekend.

Peace,
Simon+


This Sunday

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Hot Sunday Breakfast
8:00—9:00 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Take the scramble out of your Sunday morning and let us cook the eggs, fry the bacon, boil 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; all proceeds go to the Men of Hope. No RSVP necessary.

Road Closures for the Hot Chocolate Run
You might need to plan for a little extra time and a slightly different route to church this Sunday. View the Hot Chocolate Run course map and list of road closures here: hotchocolate15k.com.

Vestry Nominations
Sunday, February 17 through March 24
Nominate new members for vestry class of 2021/2022. Submit your nominations at the boxes in the church entry foyer, the Parish Life desk, the round table in Egleston Hall, or via email to patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org by 6:30 p.m. on March 24. For more information, contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rector’s Forum: For the City
In the Footsteps of Jesus From Jerusalem to Atlanta
Sunday, February 17, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join our rector, Simon Mainwaring, for the second Rector’s Forum in the year-long series to explore the intersection of faith and the life of our city. Simon will offer his reflections on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Worship Learning Sessions
Sundays, February 17, 24 and March 3, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Shaffer Room, Parish House
Meet with the Worship Committee during three learning sessions to share your thoughts, feelings, and hopes for worship at All Saints’. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Prophetic Spirituality and the Moral Imagination of Howard Thurman
Sundays through February 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Facilitated by The. Rev. Angela Denise Davis

Take a look into the life, ministry, and writings of Howard Thurman, a scholar, Christian mystic, and civil rights movement advisor, who provided deep spiritual grounding for Black Liberation Theology. The Rev. Angela Denise Davis will take us into the work with her engaging spirit and dynamic facilitation skills. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m., P305/306, Parish House
Facilitator: Carl Anderson
Jesus on the Front Page goes to the movies during a series of classes based on the Oscar-nominated movies. Join this group to reflect on how the world is presented, what is broken, and where grace appears in the films. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ecarter@rccatl.org.

Youth Formation (grades 6—12)
Sunday, 10:20—11:05 a.m., The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
All youth are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/youth-registration). For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Children’s Formation (grades K—5)
Sunday, 10:20—11:05 a.m., 2nd Floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
All children are required to be registered for Children’s Formation every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-registration). For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries: New Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, February 17, 12:30—1:30 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Interested in volunteering to serve refugees? Come to our new volunteer orientation session to learn about the global refugee crisis, the work of Refugee Ministries, and the volunteer opportunities available. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/refugee-volunteers. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Worship

 

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Noonday Prayer
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:05—12:20 p.m., in the church
Take a mid-day break and join us for Noonday Prayer. The brief service provides a time for restful contemplation during the busy workday and a chance to pray with the Midtown community. Please note that there will be no Noonday Prayer on Monday, February 18 because we will be closed for Presidents’ Day. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rite 13 at Next Sunday’s Evening Worship Service
Sunday, February 24, 5:30 p.m., in the chapel
Our 5:30 p.m. service next Sunday will include our Rite 13 ceremony and music from our Youth Choir. For more information, see Youth Formation or contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Adult Formation

 

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Wednesday Morning Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 a.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitated by The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald
For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Jim Donald at jasdonald@aol.com.

Jezebels: Women’s Book Study
Wednesdays, 5:00—6:00 p.m., P201, Parish House
Join this group on Wednesdays to discuss Frederick Douglass by David Blight. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays, 7:00—8:30 p.m., P202, Parish House
For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

Walking the Mourner’s Path:
Transforming Grief into Joyful Living
Thursdays, February 7 through March 28, 7:00 p.m.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 4393 Garmon Road, NW, Atlanta 30327
We’ve partnered with two other Episcopal churches to sponsor an eight-week workshop for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. The workshop is centered in prayer and carefully crafted by an Episcopal church in Arizona to answer the question, “Where is God in my pain?” The cost is $75 and scholarships are available. If you are interested in registering for this workshop, or another one later this spring, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m., P305/306, Parish House
Facilitator: Carl Anderson
Starting on Sunday, February 10, Jesus on the Front Page goes to the movies during a series of four classes based on the Oscar-nominated movies. Join this group to reflect on how the world is presented, what is broken, and where grace appears in the films. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ecarter@rccatl.org.

Prophetic Spirituality and the Moral Imagination of Howard Thurman
Sundays through February 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Take a look into the life, ministry, and writings of Howard Thurman, a scholar, Christian mystic, and civil rights movement advisor, who provided deep spiritual grounding for Black Liberation Theology. The Rev. Angela Denise Davis will take us into the work with her engaging spirit and dynamic facilitation skills. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rector’s Forum: For the City
In the Footsteps of Jesus From Jerusalem to Atlanta
Sunday, February 17, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join our rector, Simon Mainwaring, for the second Rector’s Forum in the year-long series to explore the intersection of faith and the life of our city. Simon will offer his reflections on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Worship Learning Sessions
Sundays, February 17, 24 and March 3, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Shaffer Room, Parish House
Meet with the Worship Committee during three learning sessions to share your thoughts, feelings, and hopes for worship at All Saints’. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Novel Theology: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00—8:00 p.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Mark Johnson
Once a month, this group meets to discuss how literature shapes our ideas of love, compassion, forgiveness, and redemption. In February’s novel, Beloved by Toni Morrison, a woman who escaped slavery struggles with the physical, emotional, and spiritual devastation of her past. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com or visit allsaintsatlanta.org/novel-theology.

Young Adults: Saints on Tap
Thursday, February 21, 7:00—9:30 p.m.,
Pijiu Belly, 678 10th St NW, Atlanta
Our Young Adults meet once a month for food, drinks, and fellowship. In February, get a taste of what the Westside has to offer at Pijiu Belly, a Korean Chinese Gastropub. For more information, contact Michael Asmussen at michael.asmussen@gmail.com.

Stories of the Saints
Sunday, February 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
We’re excited to begin a new faith formation series based on the power of stories to help us appreciate the breadth and depth of human experience. Each month this spring a member of our community will share a meaningful personal narrative, with topics ranging from facing adversity to humorous incidents and everything in between. Our first storyteller is Louisa Merchant, our own Director of Refugee Ministries. Louisa is a professional storyteller who has performed in various venues including the Peachstate Storytelling Festival, Carapace, and Stories on the Square. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Parenting with God: The Spiritual Child
Sunday, February 24 through March 24, 10:20—11:05 a.m., P307, Parish House
Facilitated by Kathy Roberts and Kara Wilkes
Feeling irrelevant to your teen – dismissed, ignored, or pushed away? There is Good News, according to the science of adolescent spiritual development, you are absolutely essential. Adolescence is a time of spiritual awakening; a crucial window of engaging with spiritual reality. Learn how to continue to incorporate spirituality into your teen’s life during this month-long class. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Book Study & Pilgrimage: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cones
Sundays, March 10 through April 7, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
March 10, 24, and April 7: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St NE
March 17 and 31: Ellis Hall
April 13: Pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Alabama
During Lent, join Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, for a five-week book study for parishioners here and at St. Luke’s based on The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cones. The book study culminates in a pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which commemorates the 4,000+ victims of lynching from 1877 to 1950. Please note that the meetings alternate between the two parishes each week; participation in the book study is required to go on the pilgrimage. Register online at stlukesatlanta.org/lent-series-for-the-evil-done.html. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Youth Formation

 

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Youth Formation (grades 6—12)
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
All youth are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/youth-registration). For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

High School B.S.
Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 p.m., The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Bible Study for grades 9-12 meets each week  for an hour of conversation around topics relevant to high schoolers, and a chance to grow in relationship with God and one another. A simple meal (i.e. pizza) is provided. Don’t worry – there is no homework! For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Listening Sessions with Ministry Architects
Sunday, February 24, throughout the day, The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Last fall we launched our strategic plan with the goal of coming to “know, love, and serve our neighbors.” As part of that plan, Children’s and Youth Ministries are conducting a 360 degree review and refresh of our programs, which will include literal improvements to the 2nd floor of the Pritchett Center, along with re-imagined curricula, new opportunities for adult volunteers, and deepened integration of children and youth with our core ministries, worship, and parish life. To assist us in this work, we have partnered with Ministry Architects, an organization committed to building sustainable and contextually driven programs across generations. Representatives will be on campus to host one-hour listening sessions throughout the day on Sunday, February 24, and we need your voice. Parishioners of all ages, stages, and family configurations are welcome to participate. Learn more and sign up for a listening session at allsaintsatlanta.org/ministryarchitects. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rite 13 Worship Service and Celebration Dinner
February 24, 5:30 p.m. worship service, chapel
Dinner to follow, Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join us for our new Rite 13 worship service and dinner to celebrate youth who are around the age of 13. Family and friends are invited to attend, with a suggested contribution of $10 per person for dinner. During the meal, each family will have the chance to give a short toast (up to 400 words) for their youth. Families of Fall 2018 Rite 13 youth are also welcome to participate and offer words as well. Rehearsal is Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. Rite 13 registration and dinner RSVP at allsaintsatlanta.org/rite-13-registration. Deadline to register is Monday, February 18. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Children’s Formation

 

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Children’s Formation (grades K—5)
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
All children are required to be registered every year; please register online (allsaintsatlanta.org/childrens-registration). For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Listening Sessions with Ministry Architects 
Sunday, February 24, throughout the day
Last fall we launched our strategic plan with the goal of coming to “know, love, and serve our neighbors.” As part of that plan, Children’s and Youth Ministries are conducting a 360 degree review and refresh of our programs, which will include literal improvements to the 2nd floor of the Pritchett Center, along with re-imagined curricula, new opportunities for adult volunteers, and deepened integration of children and youth with our core ministries, worship, and parish life. To assist us in this work, we have partnered with Ministry Architects, an organization committed to building sustainable and contextually driven programs across generations. Representatives will be on campus to host one-hour listening sessions throughout the day on Sunday, February 24, and we need your voice. Parishioners of all ages, stages, and family configurations are welcome to participate. Learn more and sign up for a listening session at allsaintsatlanta.org/ministryarchitects. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Wednesday Night Supper
Wednesdays, 5:00—7:00 p.m., Ellis Hall
Join us on Wednesday nights for great food, fellowship, and a 7-minute worship service at 5:55 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $4 per child (ages 3-12); enjoy wine and beer for a minimal donation. Reserve your seat before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior online at allsaintsatlanta.org/wns, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or email Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Open House for Worship and Music Ministries
Sunday, February 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Looking to take a more active role in Sunday worship? Come by the tables in Ellis Hall to learn about how you can contribute your talents during our worship services, from singing in the choir to serving communion to decorating the altar and more. For more information, contact Anne Henn and ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Men’s Retreat
Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, Montara Farm, Clermont, GA
Led by The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring
Join our rector, Simon Mainwaring, and the men of the parish for a spiritual weekend retreat. Simon will lead the Saturday morning program and then the afternoon will be open for golf, hiking, fishing, a winery tour, or rest and relaxation. The location is beautiful, accommodations are comfortable, and the food and fellowship are fantastic. Sign up at the Parish Life table on Sundays or register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/mens-retreat-2019. The cost for the weekend is $325 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Women’s Retreat
Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31, Montara Farm, Clermont, GA
Led by The Rev. Kim Dawsey-Richardson
Need the perfect excuse for a weekend escape? The Women’s Retreat has you covered. Enjoy non-stop friends, food, and fun, with programming around mindfulness and activities like yoga, massages, and hiking. Sign up at the Parish Life Table on Sundays or register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/womens-retreat-2019. The cost for the weekend is $325 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Writers Group Relaunch
Do you have a secret passion for writing? Consider joining the All Saints’ Writers Group, which is relaunching after a temporary hiatus, to share your work with other writers who are eager to encourage you and offer kind, helpful critique. We plan to meet once a month, typically at a member’s home for a potluck supper or at the church on a Wednesday evening. To join, contact Cathie Calabro at 404-869-3442 or shali.cat8@att.net and share which weekday evenings work best for you.

 


Music

 

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Concert Series: Organized Rhythm Organ & Percussion
Monday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., in the church
Percussion and organ, a somewhat surprising combination with a surprisingly pleasing sound, now has its own duo of performers. Clive Driskill-Smith, the young English organist sensation, has teamed up with the young American percussion virtuoso Joseph Gramley. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online or at the door based on availability. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Wade in the Water: An Evening of Freedom Songs with the Theodicy Jazz Collective
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., the church
The Theodicy Jazz Collective presents an evening of music and conversation. This concert and sing-along will focus on the historical roots of jazz, blues, and freedom songs, and their strong connection to spirituality. This all-ages concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Jazz Mass with the Theodicy Jazz Collective
Sunday, March 3, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, the church
The Theodicy Jazz Collective will team up with the All Saints’ Choir at both the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services to present the Canterbury Jazz Mass. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Service

 

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Respite Care Atlanta Needs Volunteers
We have partnered with seven other interfaith congregations to create Respite Care Atlanta, a safe place that provides weekday activities for adults with cognitive challenges and self-care time for caregivers. We are excited about this wonderful new initiative and need volunteers. The volunteer jobs are fun and rewarding – you can work directly with a client, serve lunch, be a greeter, or offer a program – and make a difference in someone’s life. Learn more at respitecareatlanta.org. For more information, contact Wendy Livereant at info@respitecareatlanta.org or Harriet Shaffer at 404-352-5355.

Refugee Ministries: New Volunteer Orientation
Sunday, February 17, 12:30—1:30 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Interested in volunteering to serve refugees? Come to our new volunteer orientation session to learn about the global refugee crisis, the work of Refugee Ministries, and the volunteer opportunities available. Register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/refugee-volunteers. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

All Saints’ Advocates at the State Capitol
Tuesday, February 19, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Legislative Office Building and Georgia State Capitol
Groups from All Saints’ will visit the Georgia State Capitol as advocates, with the opportunity to convene in the Legislative Office Building before to learn about advocacy and the specific legislation under consideration. We also are hopeful that Representative Mary Margaret Oliver and Senator Elena Parent can join us prior to the legislative sessions. To join these groups or for more information, contact Suzanne Wakefield at wakefield.suzanne@gmail.com.

Refugee Ministries: Volunteer Drivers Needed for Swim Lessons
Saturdays, February 23 through April 13
Wade Walker Pool, 5605 Rockbridge Rd SW, Stone Mountain, GA
Help provide transportation for refugee children to and from swim lessons, as part of a new partnership with YMCA Atlanta. Learning to swim is important not only for water safety, but also for trauma diminishment and the experience of belonging. The average distance between the participants’ homes and the pool is 5 miles; car seats will be provided if needed. Sign up here. For more information, please contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, March 11 and 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Covenant Community
Bring dinner yourself or with family, friends or co-workers.  To volunteer, contact Barbara Blender at bblender@bellsouth.net.

Midtown Assistance Center Needs
Men’s underwear and belts; laundry soap; hygiene items of all kinds; and canned meats, especially tuna, salmon, and beef stew. Bring donations to the MAC box at the church office or purchase items online through the Amazon wishlist. For more information, contact Ciara Rowley at ciara@midtownassistancectr.org.

Threads Needs
Children’s warm coats, all sizes; boys’ shirts and pants (jeans), sizes 5-12; boys’ youth shoes, size 5; girls’ shirts, sizes 5-12; and girls’ pants sizes 7 and 8. If you have never volunteered at Threads, consider it – big emotional rewards guaranteed! Come for any amount of time on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. or on Thursdays between 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Sign up hereFor more information, contact Threads at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Giving

 

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2019 Annual Canvass Success!
We have 755 pledges and surpassed last year’s final amount of dollars pledged. Thank you All Saints’! If you’re new and wish to make your financial commitment for the coming year, pledge online at allsaintsatlanta.org/giving. For more information, contact Ellen Hayes at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


General

 

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Church Office Closed for Presidents’ Day
The church office will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day. In the event of a pastoral emergency, call 404-881-0835 and the message you hear will direct you to the clergy on call.

Email Phishing Scam
We’ve seen an increase in fake email addresses that impersonate clergy. Learn more at allsaintsatlanta.org/email-scam.

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

 

 


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