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A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

Today we bid a fond farewell to one of our beloved staff members, Mark Wirtz, who has served All Saints’ these past three and a half years with kindness and grace. Many of you may not know Mark, which is testament to Mark’s quiet presence behind the scenes in our parish, offering support to our program staff and a veritable army of volunteers. Mark is moving back to Ohio where his family and roots are, and we give thanks for all that he has given us in service to God in this place.

This Sunday, once more we will celebrate the richness of our life together, with a feast of opportunities intended to enrich our sacred journey. Jonathan Davis will speak about Covenant Community, Dr. David Pacini will continue his series on St. Paul, Michael Boatright will begin a series on the image of God, and Kara Wilkes and Kathy Roberts will lead us through the final sessions of the Parenting with God series.

What an incredibly talented and generous parish we have! Blessings to each of you as you offer your gifts to God’s glory and loving purposes in our world.

Peace,
Simon+

 


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Hot Sunday Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Ellis Hall, Parish House
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.

What a Wonderful Time to Offer a Pledge to All Saints’!
We have 600 pledges and $2.4 million on our way to $2.9 million. Paper forms are at the Canvass Table on Sunday mornings or pledge online at allsaintsatlanta.org/giving, create your login and use the Pledge Now button (NOT the Give Online button!) You can set up recurring payments on the Pledge Now button. Remember to set up your pledge from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Questions? Contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Covenant Community Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Donations
Sundays through November 18, 9:00-11:15 a.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
The men of Covenant Community are collecting donations between services and appreciate all of your support! For more information, contact Johnathan Davis at jdavis@covenantatlanta.org.

Addiction to Hope
Sunday, November 18, 10:20–11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
According to the Substance Abuse Research Alliance (SARA), Georgia Prevention Project 2017’s White Paper, “the rate of increase in opioid deaths in Georgia was much higher than the rate of increase of opioid deaths in the United States,” making Georgia a high need state. Covenant Community is tackling this epidemic head-on by providing high quality services and supports to those in need. Join Johnathan Davis, Executive Director of Covenant Community, hear the stories of the brave men overcoming this epidemic, and learn how volunteering at Covenant Community has changed the lives of several parishioners. For more information, contact Johnathan Davis at jdavis@covenantatlanta.org.

Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Edward Lindsey
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.

Parenting with God: The Spiritual Child
Sundays, November 18 and 25, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in the Shaffer Room/P301, Parish House
Facilitated by Kara Wilkes and Kathy Roberts
Did you know that recent research shows that children who have positive, active relationships to spirituality are 40% less likely to abuse substances, have 60% less depression than other teens, and are more likely to have purpose and thrive? Learn how spirituality can positively affect your child’s well-being in this five-week exploration of Dr. Lisa Miller’s pivotal The Spiritual Child. Explore how spirituality nourishes our children’s well-being and how to help this happen. Parents, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with our children and youth are welcome. Reading The Spiritual Child is not a pre-requisite. For more information, contact Kara Wilkes at karaewilkes@yahoo.com.

St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans: How did Paul become a Christian
Sundays, November 18 and 25, 10:20-11:05 a.m.; 11:10-11:30 a.m.* [Extended Session Optional]
in the Ross Room, 3rd floor, Parish House
Facilitated by Scholar-in-Residence Dr. David Pacini
Paul’s Letter to the Romans is often cited as a concise summation of the Christian faith. This assessment seems natural, but how did this come to be the case? Paul was, after all, a Jew until the end of his life. To be sure, he became committed to the teaching of Jesus, the Messiah, but while both Paul and Jesus were radical Jews, neither thought they were involved in establishing a new religion. How, then, did Paul become a “Christian?” Follow the twisted tale of how that came to be through this series of lectures and discussions.
*There will be a break at 11:05 a.m. to allow people to attend the 11:15 a.m. worship service, or you may choose to stay for the extended session. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Carpe Imago Dei (Capture the Image of God)
November 18, 25; December 2, 9, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in P305/306, Parish House
Facilitated by Michael Boatright
Deep down in every human being is the fundamental idea that within each one of us there is a spark of the divine, arising from the presence and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Although calamity or circumstance may sometimes make us lose touch with that spark, the Holy Spirit keeps calling us to “Let the Beauty we love, be what we do” (Sufi poet Rumi). This five-week class will help us recognize and re-capture our enthusiasm and passion-deepening and healing our spiritual relationships with God and our neighbors-and to seek creative and artistic ways to personally share the Good News that we are all imago Dei. For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at kjackson@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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.

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.

Toiletry Collection for the Homeless
Sunday, November 18 is the final collection day
Look for the red tub in the 2nd floor lobby,
Pritchett Children’s Center
Children’s Ministries is collecting travel-size toiletries to hand out at the Covenant Community Thanksgiving Dinner. They are looking for toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, razors, soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, sunscreen, chapstick/lip balm, nail clippers/cardboard nail files, tissue packs, gum, and travel wipes. (Please, no alcohol-based hand sanitizer or mouthwash). Sock donations are the number one request! Items may also be dropped off outside Kathy Robert’s office in the Horseshoe Room in Egleston Hall. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Saint Helena’s Hellfire Pepper Jelly is Back!
Sundays through December 16, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in the Kennedy Courtyard
The Saint Helena’s Guild is selling their Hellfire Pepper Jelly again! Perfect for hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. Remember to bring your check book; credit cards are not accepted. The jelly sold out in two weeks last year! To preorder, contact Wanda Bokoski at wandabokoski@gmail.com.

GALAS Winter Coat Drive for Threads
Sundays through November 25 in the Kennedy Courtyard
GALAS is collecting warm winter coats for the kids of Threads. New/gently used, brightly colored coats are needed for boys and girls, sizes 2T-18, especially boys’ sizes 10-18. Let’s beat last year’s total of 408! GALAS are happy to accept cash donations as well. For more information, contact Bob Tick at tioh@att.net.

 

 


Worship

 

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Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, November 22, 10:00­—11:00 a.m., in the church
Holy Eucharist Rite II. For more information contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Christmas Eve Flower Donations
Sundays, November 25 and December 2, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall foyer, Parish House
Celebrate Christ’s presence among us by adorning our church with flowers for the Christmas Eve worship services, to give back to Christ a token of his beauty and splendor among us. Through your donations we remember our loved ones and thank God for blessings of family and friends. Donations will be acknowledged in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Donations may also be made online at allsaintsatlanta.org/christmas-flowers. For more information, contact Bill Bedford at sterlingoaks@live.com.

St. Nicholas Celebration
Wednesday, December 5, 6:05–6:35 p.m., in the Church

Join us to hear a new magical telling of the story of St. Nicholas of Myra in the church, followed by the Junior Choir and bell ringers leading us in carols. This year you can give back to our community through a shoe collection for Soles4Souls, a charitable organization providing shoes for children in need. Bring a pair of new or gently used shoes (all sizes) to Ellis Hall as a way of sharing in the spirit of St. Nick.
For more information about the celebration, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 

 


Adult Formation

 

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Jesus on the Front Page
Sundays, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in P307, Parish House
Facilitator: Edward Lindsey
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.

Monday Afternoon Study Group
Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in P307, Parish House
The plagues are coming! Will Pharaoh “let my people go?” Join this group to find out about this and other stories from the book of Exodus. All are welcome! Please note that there will be no class on November 19. Class will resume on November 26 with continued discussion of the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. For more information, contact Karen Evans at 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
“I Believe in the Holy Spirit.” We say it in the Creed. We think the faith stool has three legs. But what is it, this Spirit business? And what does it mean to trust it? Or is it him? Or her? This group is discussing Anglican scholar Michael Green’s classic, I Believe in the Holy Spirit. What does scripture say? What does history say? How does it work in your life? How does it influence the Church? 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. in P201, Parish House
Jezebels reads a wide range of books-novels, biographies, non-fiction, plays and classics. This year, the group is reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest aloud, over several weeks before turning to a modern adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s play, Hag Seed. Then through the end of 2018, they will focus on Jon Meacham’s The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. For more information, contact Mimi Spang at mimispang@comcast.net.

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in P202, Parish House
Psalm 46:10 tells us, “Be still and know that I am God,” but it can be difficult to carve out a place and time for meditation. In a sermon, The Rev. Kim Jackson said, “Come away, and go to a deserted place and rest a while,” even in the midst of so much that screams for our attention. At the prayer gatherings, you will learn history and theory of contemplative prayer through readings for reflection and discussion, with time to engage in the discipline of centering prayer in restful, holy silence. Contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com for more information.

Adult Inquirers Class
Fall/Winter: Wednesdays, November 28; December 5, 12 and 19, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Spring: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10 and 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
This class is designed for people who are interested in learning more about the Christian faith as expressed in the Episcopal Church. The 6-week class is led by the Rector and follows a format that enables people to learn from and about one another as well as pursue questions of faith at a deeper level. Participants might include people interested in growing in their faith or in their connection to the church, people interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or just folks who want to grow in community with others. Classes are offered twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. For more information, contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Addiction to Hope
Sunday, November 18, 10:20-11:05 a.m.
in Ellis Hall, Parish House
According to the Substance Abuse Research Alliance (SARA), Georgia Prevention Project 2017’s White Paper, “the rate of increase in opioid deaths in Georgia was much higher than the rate of increase of opioid deaths in the United States,” making Georgia a high need state. Covenant Community is tackling this epidemic head-on by providing high quality services and supports to those in need. Join Johnathan Davis, Director of Covenant Community, to hear the stories of the brave men overcoming this epidemic, and learn how volunteering at Covenant Community has changed the lives of several parishioners. For more information, contact Johnathan Davis at jdavis@covenantatlanta.org.

Parish Forum: Caring for God’s Beloved
Sunday, November 25, 10:20-11:05 a.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
All Saints’ is a community that deeply cares for one another and for the community around us. “Caring for God’s Beloved” will be a theme that we will explore in this forum with Respite Care Atlanta and our own pastoral staff at All Saints’.

Novel Theology: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
Wednesday, November 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in P307
Facilitator: Laura Trott
Get caught up in an unforgettable story of love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. From a seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins a tale of The Civil War, less than one year old, and a nation beginning to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s 11-year-old son, Willie, lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery, and newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns alone to the crypt to hold his boy’s body. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.comView the 2018-2019 book list here.

Rector’s Forum: Threads
Sunday, December 9, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
Threads has been “clothing children with dignity” since it opened in 2004. Join The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring and Threads Coordinator, Lori Guarisco, to learn more about the work of this amazing ministry. In the spirit of the season, consider bringing a gift of new underwear or WARM socks for Threads kids! For more information, contact The Rev. Kim Jackson at 404–267–4276 or 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. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Junior DYC Retreat
Friday through Sunday, December 7-9
Camp Mikell, Toccoa, Georgia
Bring the fun of summer camp to a winter weekend! The Diocesan Youth Commission offers the DYC Retreat at Camp Mikell the first weekend of December for middle schoolers. The theme of the retreat may change every year, but it’s always a fun weekend that includes music, worship, a morning program, afternoon activities, and a dance! This is a great way to give summer camp a trial run! Register online at eycdioatl.org. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Youth Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser 
Order through Tuesday, November 20 
Pick up, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., December 8 or 9
Our Annual Youth Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser runs through November 20. All proceeds support the 2019 summer confirmation pilgrimage to Cape Town. Pickup is 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on December 8 or 9 at All Saints.’ Order your locally grown trees and wreaths from Berry’s Tree Farm with this link: https://go.rallyup.com/allsaints

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Sunday, November 25, 6:00—7:30 p.m., in The Attic
All youth are invited to gather in The Attic for a Thanksgiving themed Sunday Night Live. There’ll be dinner, games, and a brief lesson. Bring a friend and a big appetite!
For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@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. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Advent Advent-ure
1 Advent, Sunday, December 2, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
The Advent Advent-ure is just around the corner! Saints of all ages are invited to come along and learn about saints from around the world who are associated with Advent. Grab your passport and travel with us from country to country to hear their stories and craft reminders of their faith, courage, and service. Take a trip through the Nativity Museum and see creches from around the world. Make an Advent wreath to take home with you.

Do you have a creche to display in our Nativity Museum? Creches may be dropped off in the church office front desk or at Kathy’s office before November 30. Please make sure your name is on the set and include a 3” x 5” letting us know where the set is from or what makes it important to you. Many other volunteer opportunities are available, come along with us!
To loan a creche, volunteer, or for more information, email Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

St. Nicholas Supper and Celebration
Wednesday, December 5, 5:00 and 6:45 p.m. dinner seatings in Ellis Hall
Celebration at 6:05-6:35 p.m. in the church
Celebrate the season with us at this favorite All Saints’ Christmas tradition. Two dinner seatings will be offered for our catered holiday feast. RSVP for the supper online by December 1.
Between the dinner seatings, join us to hear a new magical telling of the story of St. Nicholas of Myra in the Church, followed by the Junior Choir and bell ringers leading us in carols. This year you can give back to our community through a shoe collection for Soles4Souls, a charitable organization providing shoes for children in need. Bring a pair of new or gently used shoes (all sizes) to Ellis Hall at the door as a way of sharing in the spirit of St. Nick. For more information about the dinner, contact Kate Richeson at katericheson@yahoo.com. For more information about the celebration, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Caroling at Canterbury Court
Sunday, December 16, 2:30–4:45 p.m., Canterbury Court
All Saints’ families are invited to share carols and refreshments with the folks at Canterbury Court. No talent is necessary, just an open heart and a smiling face. Come join us! We will meet at All Saints’ at 2:30 p.m., on the 2nd floor of The Pritchett Children’s Center. You may carpool with us to Canterbury Court or you are free to ride MARTA there.
For more information, email Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Welcome St. Cecilia Women’s Chapter
All Saints’ women in their 20s and 30s are encouraged and welcomed to learn more about St. Cecilia our newest women’s chapter at All Saints’. Be an integral part of the initial planning of this group becoming an active part of our church. For more information, contact Adele Byrne at aebyrne87@gmail.com or Caroline Smith at musicmaven2@gmail.com.

Yoga with Bill: A Stretch for Body and Spirit
Mondays, 2:00 p.m. in the Ross Room, Parish House
What do you do if you are stressed, tired, sad, lonely or just want to spend some great time to enlighten your whole week? Join The Rev. Bill Evans for a quiet but wonderful weekly yoga class, for beginners and the more advanced alike. Bill is a certified yoga instructor and has taught for 12 years. BYOM-bring your own mat! For more information, contact The Rev. Bill Evans at billyleeevans@gmail.com.

Wednesday Night Supper
Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Parish House
Celebrate hump day with great food and great company! Whether you are checking out All Saints’ for the first time or you are a long-time member, join us for food, wine, a 7-minute worship experience, and fellowship. Chef and restauranteur Deborah Van Trece prepares our fabulous meals, and the child-friendly buffet always includes PB&J. (Be sure to check out Chef Deborah’s restaurant, Twisted Soul-Cookhouse & Pours in Midtown!) Stop by for supper (reservations are needed) or drop in for the worship service that happens around the dining tables. Each week one of our clergy leads our liturgy with Eucharist at 5:55 p.m. All are invited! $10 per individual; $5 per university student; and $4 per child, ages 3-12. Enjoy wine or beer for a minimal donation. Reserve your seat before 5:00 p.m. the Monday prior. RSVP online, at the Parish Life table on Sunday mornings, or email Lauri Begley at lbegley@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Advent Advent-ure
1 Advent, Sunday, December 2, 10:20–11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
The Advent Advent-ure is just around the corner! Saints of all ages are invited to come along and learn about saints from around the world who are associated with Advent. Grab your passport and travel with us from country to country to hear their stories and craft reminders of their faith, courage, and service. Take a trip through the Nativity Museum and see creches from around the world. Make an Advent wreath to take home with you.

Do you have a creche to display in our Nativity Museum? Creches may be dropped off in the church office front desk or at Kathy’s office before November 30. Please make sure your name is on the set and include a 3” x 5” letting us know where the set is from or what makes it important to you. Many other volunteer opportunities are available, come along with us!
To loan a creche, volunteer, or for more information, email Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

St. Nicholas Supper and Celebration
Wednesday, December 5, 5:00 and 6:45 p.m. dinner seatings in Ellis Hall
Celebration at 6:05-6:35 p.m. in the church
Celebrate the season with us at this favorite All Saints’ Christmas tradition. Two dinner seatings will be offered for our catered holiday feast. RSVP for the supper online by December 1.
Between the dinner seatings, join us to hear a new magical telling of the story of St. Nicholas of Myra in the Church, followed by the Junior Choir and bell ringers leading us in carols. This year you can give back to our community through a shoe collection for Soles4Souls, a charitable organization providing shoes for children in need. Bring a pair of new or gently used shoes (all sizes) to Ellis Hall at the door as a way of sharing in the spirit of St. Nick. For more information about the dinner, contact Kate Richeson at katericheson@yahoo.comFor more information about the celebration, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Caroling at the MARTA Station
Wednesday, December 19, 5:00–5:30 p.m., North Avenue MARTA Station
Join All Saints’ clergy, choir and fellow Saints in making a joyful noise with Christmas Carols at the entrance of the North Avenue MARTA station, followed by refreshments in Ellis Hall. Homemade Christmas cookie donations are highly encouraged! For more information, email 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. Contact one of the Welcome Ministry Team leaders for the Sundays in the month(s) you would like to serve.

 


Music

 

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Concert Series Advent/Christmas Concert
Coro Vocati Choral Ensemble
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the church
This Atlanta-based ensemble returns to All Saints’ for what has become an annual holiday tradition with full audiences. This year’s Advent and Christmas programming promises to be a delight for the aural senses in the midst of our beautiful space. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure tickets now! Purchase tickets online. For more information. contact Michael Crowe at mchlcrw1@gmail.com.

 


Service

 

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Help a Foster Family
Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at All Saints’
An All Saints’ family has recently placed their foster child back with her birth family and are leading a drive to help furnish an apartment for them. The birth family has four children: boys, ages 5 and 10, and girls, ages 5 and 6. If you would like to donate, please sign up at here through SignUpGenius  or email Louisa Merchant. Volunteers are needed to help collect furniture and drive the truck from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed after 12:30 p.m. to assemble loft beds for the family. Thank you for helping a family get a good start. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Refugee Ministries Angel Tree Begins
Sundays, November 25 through December 16, Ellis Hall Foyer
Bring joy to a child this Christmas season. Select an angel from the Angel Tree for Emmaus House, Midtown Assistance Center or Refugee Ministries. Each angel includes the desired gift with instructions for returning it to the tree. We also need volunteers to help work the tree or deliver gifts. Donations of food cards to feed families during the season will also be accepted. For more information or to volunteer, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, December 17 and 24, 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.

Threads Needs
Baby boys’ warm clothing are needed in all sizes; also girls’ long-sleeve shirts, sizes 5-16; and men’s small pants. Don’t forget the GALAS Coat Drive taking place this month! For more information, contact Threads at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Do You Like Washing and Ironing?
The Altar Guild is looking for a few good women and men to help with the laundering and ironing of our linens, mostly small squares (purificators, corporals and baptismal towels), medium rectangles (credence covers) and occasionally really large rectangles (fair linens). Serve on a team four months out of the year; three teams rotate service every three months. You would not have any other Altar Guild duties (unless you would like some). If you are interested, contact Cissa Rassel at cissar@bellsouth.net, Jane Vickers at janevickers59@gmail.com, or Lynne Bryant at lynnebryant@comcast.net.

Clothes Closet
Covenant Community is requesting donations of gently-used men’s winter clothes, job search and casual clothes of all sizes. Examples include: coats, jackets, scarves, gloves, caps, umbrellas, rain coats, rain boots, suits, dress slacks, khakis, jeans, jackets, long sleeve shirts, belts, ties, dress shoes, tennis shoes, polo shirts/t-shirts. Please email your name and number to karmstrong@covenantatlanta.org.

Gifts that Give to Midtown Assistance Center
We’re approaching gift giving season, and if you are looking for great options, Boon Supply has a fundraiser that gives back to MAC. There are some cool products, like hostess gifts, totes, and jewelry. Shop while supporting MAC at boonsupply.com. For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

Help our New Refugee Families
Refugee Ministries has welcomed two new families: the Mu Chi Thaw family from Burma and the Cortes Martinez family from Colombia. We furnished apartments for these families and will help them intensively for the first 90 days of their acclimation to living in the U.S. To help with English tutoring, trips to the grocery store, taking the family on an outing, or other volunteer activities, contact 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.

 



General

 

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Church Office Holiday Closing
1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23
The church office will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. In case of a pastoral emergency, call the church office at 404-881-0835. The message you hear will direct you to the clergy on call.

New Associate Rector Search:
Associate Rector for Young Adults and Innovation
Over the next several months, All Saints’ will be working with a pool of candidates, discerning who might be called to serve among us and in the city, focusing their work on young adults and innovation. The position is for a five-year period and utilizes funds raised from the capital campaign that identified a need for us to extend our reach to a younger generation. We anticipate that the search process will be completed this year, and that the new associate rector will join us at some point in the new year. After careful consideration of the pool of candidates, the committee has chosen individuals to visit Atlanta as finalists. Should you have any questions, please contact the search committee chair, Virginia Harrison at vsharrison72@gmail.com.

Egleston Hall is 100 Years Old
The Archives Committee invites you to stop by Egleston Library and view a centennial display that reviews the beginning and the multifaceted evolution of our first parish hall. And see if you can spot the original cornerstone facing West Peachtree Street beneath Simon’s office!

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

 

 


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