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A Note From the Rector

Dear Saints,

These next three days, we enter into a mystery beyond the power of human telling, yet also a mystery that tells us something clear and true: that God loves us from beginning to end. From Good Friday’s agony and loss, to the joyous celebration on Easter morn, the door is set open for you to be taken up by the story, to allow the ineffable somehow to be expressed and felt in the heart of your life and in our life together. You are warmly welcome to come to all that we will offer at All Saints’ these next three days. Whether you come here week by week or just once in a while, please know that our life as a church is enriched in so many ways by all that each of the members of this parish bring. I pray that you will feel God’s love, that conquers even death, come alive in you these days and weeks of Easter ahead.

Peace,
Simon+


Learning Together: Future of Our Block Steering Committee

On Sunday, March 17, we hosted the first of four learning sessions with the Future of Our Block Steering Committee. Read a full recap at futureofourblock.org. Please save the date for the second session on Sunday, May 19.  For more information, contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org.


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Hot Sunday Breakfast Will be Served in Tate Hall 
8:00—9:00 a.m., Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
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. Please note the change in location to the Fireplace Room in Tate Hall.

Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Canned Food & Supply Drive Ends Sunday, April 21
Ellis Hall Foyer
Throughout Lent, our parish has been collecting canned food and supplies for MAC, one of our core service ministries that serves low-income families in need of emergency assistance. If you brought donations today, please place them in the collection container in Ellis Hall Foyer. From January through March 2019, All Saints’ has contributed 220 volunteer hours, 84 bags of food, and $5,000 in monetary donations to help MAC provide assistance in 2,614 emergency situations. Thank you for your generosity! For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

Jesus on the Front Page Takes a Break until after Easter
The group will resume on Sunday, April 28. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com.

Youth Formation (grades 6—12) Takes a Break until after Easter
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m., The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Youth Formation will resume on Sunday, April 28. 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) Takes a Break until after Easter
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m., 2nd Floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
Children’s Formation will resume on Sunday, April 28. 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.

 


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Holy Saturday
In the Garden: A Vigil for the City
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Dockside, Clara Meer Dock at Piedmont Park
During this Saturday evening vigil, we will welcome the Resurrection light as it breaks into the darkness of night. Join us in the midst of our city as we unite our hearts to the earliest followers of Jesus in this ancient service of story and song, shadows and light, creatively imagined for our time and place. This service will take place at the iconic dockside landing in Piedmont Park, accessible from 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue. Seating will be limited, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket. This service will be highly participatory and we invite singers of all skill-levels to come a little early to rehearse at 7:00 p.m. and sing in our pickup choir. All are welcome (but not required) to bring a dessert to share as we begin the Easter feast together! Learn more. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Easter Day
Easter Sunday, April 21
6:00—7:30 a.m., Great Easter Vigil and Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II, in the church (begins in Kennedy Courtyard)
8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I ● Chapel
9:00 a.m., Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II for All Ages ● Ellis Hall
9:00 a.m., Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II ● Church
11:15 a.m., Festal Holy Eucharist Rite II ● Church
5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II ● Chapel
For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

No Noonday Prayer on the Monday or Tuesday after Easter Sunday
Please note that there will be no Noonday Prayer on the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday. Noonday Prayer will resume on Wednesday, April 24. For more information, contact The Rev. Tim Black at tblack@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Altar Guild Invites New Members
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a gray-haired woman to be a member of the Altar Guild, which is our ministry that prepares our worship spaces for services and cleans up afterwards. Our group needs people of all ages and genders who are willing to serve one weekend (Saturday and Sunday mornings) every three months, or more often if you’d like. Attention to detail is appreciated. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Cissa Rassel at 404-434-7257 or cissar@bellsouth.net or Jane Vickers at 404-934-0592 or janevickers59@gmail.com.

The Church Office will be Closed on April 22 and 23
Please note that the church office will be closed on the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday. We open again on Wednesday, April 24.

Senior Sunday
Sunday, May 5, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, in the church
Congratulations to the class of 2019! Senior Sunday is our opportunity as a parish to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating high school seniors and send them into the next phase of their lives with our support and encouragement. Join us to hear from graduating seniors Ian Coleman and Henry Freer who will preach at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Bishop’s Visitation and Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, May 12, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services, in the church
On Confirmation Sunday, The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, will join us as our preacher-teacher and celebrant. He will welcome and bless those who have chosen to commit themselves to baptized life through confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation in the Episcopal Church. Between services, Bishop Wright will join us in Ellis Hall for a Rector’s Forum (see Adult Formation). We will also host a reception for the confirmands in the courtyard. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

We Invite You to Be Confirmed
If you have attended Adult Inquirers’ classes and would like to be confirmed at All Saints’ on Confirmation Sunday on May 12, please contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-267-4265 by Monday, May 6.

 


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
From the empty tomb to the established Church, biblical scholars Raymond E. Brown and John P. Meier take us on a journey through what they mark as the “cradles of Christianity” in Antioch and Rome: New Testament Cradles of Catholic Christianity. 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
The Jezebels meet each week for an in-depth exploration and discussion of a wide variety of written works from fiction and non-fiction to poetry and plays. We are currently reading Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor. 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.

One Book, One Parish Virtual Book Study: Being Disciples by Rowan Willliams
During Lent, we studied one book together, Rowan Williams’ Being Disciples, which explores how life and faith intersect. Visit allsaintsatlanta.org/one-book-one-parish to view the weekly meditations from Simon on each of the book’s six chapters. For more information, contact Jocelyn Cassada at jcassada@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Lenten Meditations
Each week during Lent, we’ve been posting meditations written by parishioners. Visit allsaintsatlanta.org/lenten-meditations-2019 to read the meditations. For more information, contact Gretchen Chateau at jetteyeknight@hotmail.com.

Jesus on the Front Page Takes a Break until after Easter
The group will resume on Sunday, April 28. For more information, contact Ethel Ware Carter at ethelware@aol.com.

We Invite You to Be Confirmed
If you have attended Adult Inquirers’ classes and would like to be confirmed at All Saints’ on Confirmation Sunday on May 12, please contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-267-4265 by Monday, May 6.

City Pilgrimage
Monday, April 22 through Sunday, June 9, online and throughout the city
During the Great 50 Days of Easter, join us on a self-guided pilgrimage throughout our city to places where we encounter the Risen Christ. Between now and April 22, we need your help populating our crowd-sourced online map with these places. Visit allsaintsatlanta.org/CityPilgrimage and tell us about the places in our city that make your heart sing, the ones that fill you with hope, and those that you haven’t visited yet but are curious about. We’ll chart them on the map and share them with the parish. Then, starting on Easter Monday, April 22, we encourage you to visit some of these places with friends, co-workers, family members, or fellow parishioners, and we will offer weekly reflection questions and prayers for you to consider on your journey. Share the sights and sounds of your pilgrimage on social media with the hashtag #ATLCityPilgrims. For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Novel Theology: Breakfast with Buddha by Robert Merullo
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00—8:00 p.m., P307
Facilitator: Ed Wooller
This month’s novel tells the story of Otto, a confirmed skeptic, who takes an unexpected road trip with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes this spiritual teacher might just be the real thing. For more information, contact Amelia Tuttle at amelia.tuttle9@gmail.com or visit allsaintsatlanta.org/novel-theology.

Young Adults: Saints on Tap
Thursday, April 25, 7:00—9:30 p.m., Twain’s, 211 East Trinity Place, Decatur
Our Young Adults gather once a month for food, drinks, and fellowship. In April, join us for brews and billiards at Twain’s in Decatur. For more information, contact Michael Asmussen at michael.asmussen@gmail.com.

Safeguarding God’s Children
Wednesday, May 1, 6:00—9:00 p.m. or Sunday, May 5, 12:30—3:30 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.

Stories of the Saints with Carl Walker
Sunday, May 5, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Fireplace Room, Tate Hall
Each month this spring a member of our community shares a meaningful personal narrative, with topics ranging from facing adversity to humorous incidents and everything in between. Our third storyteller is Carl Walker, a war veteran, civil servant, college professor, and consultant who has been a parishioner at All Saints’ for nearly 25 years. He is also the author of the book, Soulful Bobcats: Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University 1950- 1960, and has contributed to other published works on race and racism in the United States. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Rector’s Forum: For the City
The Courage to be Christian with Bishop Wright
Sunday, May 12, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall, Parish House
Join our rector Simon Mainwaring for a conversation with The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, to explore how he sees the life of public ministry in Atlanta in his life and in ours. For more information, contact The Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring at smainwaring@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Book Discussion: Honoring the Body
Wednesdays, May 15 through May 29, 5:00—6:15 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Join a new formation series based on theologian Stephanie Paulsell’s book Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice, facilitated by yoga instructor Jenna Barone, seminarian Katie Roll, and The Rev. Zack Nyein. Together we will explore a wide range of topics relating to the body, including clothing, food, exercise, rest, sexuality, suffering, and disability. You can purchase the book at the Cathedral Bookstore or online. This class also pairs well with our Warrior Church series that begins on Saturday, May 11 (see Parish Life). For more information, contact The Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Youth Formation

 

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Youth Formation (grades 6—12) Takes a Break until after Easter
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. in The Attic, Pritchett Children’s Center
Youth Formation will resume on Sunday, April 28. 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.

Sunday Night Live End of Year Party
Sunday, May 5, 6:00—7:30 p.m., The Attic
Come celebrate the end of the year with the youth group. We’ll play some games, have a taco bar, and get ready for summer vacation. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Apply to be a Counselor for atlSERVE
Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27, The Attic and around Atlanta
Each year our Diocese sends youth to serve and be served in our local communities. Youth live, sleep, and eat in The Attic and serve with a variety of partners, including Church of the Common Ground, Holy Comforter, Smart Kid Smart Lunch, Midtown Assistance Center, Keep North Fulton Beautiful and Trees Atlanta. Apply to be a counselor at eycdioatl.org/calendar.html. For more information, contact Joel Smith at jsmith@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Summer Camps at Camp Mikell
Camp Mikell offers traditional summer camp sessions as well and several specialized sessions including a performing arts camp featuring a major performance for family and friends at the end of the week and an outdoor camp with adventurous activities like hiking and sleeping in tents. The best part? Our Youth Minister Joel Smith will be a counselor there all summer. Learn more 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 Formation (grades K—5) Takes a Break until after Easter
Sundays, 10:20—11:05 a.m. on the 2nd floor, Pritchett Children’s Center
Children’s Formation will resume on Sunday, April 28. 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.

Easter Crafts in the Courtyard
We will have a craft table in the courtyard to help entertain children while families wait to go into the church and Ellis Hall for Easter worship. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration is Open
Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m., Pritchett Children’s Center
Register by April 15

This summer, join Children’s Ministries for a roaring adventure. Learn more and register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/vbs. There are many spots available for volunteers on our safari and childcare is available after VBS from 12:30—5:00 p.m., if needed. To volunteer or for more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Parish Life

 

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Wednesday Night Supper 
Enjoy great food, fellowship, and a 7-minute worship service at 5:55 p.m. 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.

Thursday Yoga with Jenna Barone 
Thursdays, 12:00—1:00 p.m., Ross Room, Parish House
Join Jenna and friends every week for a much-needed hour of stretching, strengthening, and support. Bring a mat, water bottle, and a friend. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Reception of Thanksgiving for The Rev. Kim Jackson
Sunday, April 28, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall
Join us for a reception to give thanks for the ministry of The Rev. Kim Jackson as her time at All Saints’ comes to a close. Kim’s ministry among us has offered a gracious combination of loving-kindness and insightful passion for creating the kind of spacious community that the church at large is called to become. We have much to be thankful for in Kim’s service to All Saints’, in the wider church, and in the city beyond. Contributions to a love offering for Kim can be made through the church office, noting that it is for The Rev. Kim Jackson. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

All Saints’ Goes to Hamlet
Sunday, April 28, 6:30 p.m., Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St NE
Join our rector Simon Mainwaring and fellow saints for a performance of Hamlet, featuring parishioner and renowned Shakespearean actor Lee Osorio in the starring role! The show is at the Shakespeare Tavern, located on Peachtree Street across from Emory Midtown Hospital. Tickets are selling out quickly so purchase yours soon — online at shakespearetavern.com or call the box office at 404-874-5299 x0. Ticket prices range from $28-$38 and discounts are available for seniors and students. Use the promo code AllSaints when ordering online or by phone to get $5 off. The doors open at 5:15 p.m.; plan to arrive before 6:00 p.m. if you’d like to get dinner there. The performance is sponsored by the Bob and Cappa Woodward Charitable Fund. For more information, contact Todd Silliman at todd.silliman@dentons.com.

Stewardship Ministry Fair
Sunday, May 5, 10:20—11:05 a.m., Ellis Hall Foyer, Parish House
The Ministry of Stewardship at All Saints’ is an invitation to grow in faith through the spiritual practice of generosity. This generosity can be witnessed through the Annual Canvass that supports the day to day work of the church, Capital Campaign giving which is the occasional campaign to fund large scale projects, and Planned Giving which involves leaving a gift to the church in your will. We always recruit a sizable and enthusiastic team to accomplish these goals. We welcome parishioners with all kinds of skills to this team: note writing, phone calling, social event organizing and envelope stuffing to name a few! Come by our table on Sunday, May 5 to learn more about being part of this ministry. For more information, contact Ellen Hayes at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Warrior Church: Faith and Fitness in the City
Saturdays, May 11 through June 8, 10:15—11:00 a.m.,
Mythos150 Gym, 996 Huff Road NW
All Saints’ is partnering with the men of Covenant Community, professional coach Casey Castleberry, and the Mythos150 gym in West Midtown to offer a 5-week Warrior Church series that combines fitness with faith in a positive and inclusive atmosphere. Each Saturday, we’ll enjoy a 45-minute workout with time for prayer, reflection, and meditation led by The Rev. Zack Nyein and seminarian Katie Roll. All skills levels are welcome, teenagers and up! The cost is $5 per session or $20 for all five and scholarships are available. Space is limited to 20 people per session; register online at allsaintsatlanta.org/warriorchurch. For more information contact the Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Music

 

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Concert Series: Charles Miller, Organist
Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m., in the church
Charles Miller is the Associate Organist of the Cathedral of St. Paul (Episcopal) in Detroit. He has been featured in solo recitals at both national and international venues renowned for their pipe organs and recital series. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at allsaintsatlanta.org/music/concert-series or at the door based on availability. For more information, contact Kirk Rich at krich@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Service

 

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Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) Canned Food & Supply Drive Ends Sunday, April 21
Ellis Hall Foyer
Throughout Lent, our parish has been collecting canned food and supplies for MAC, one of our core service ministries that serves low-income families in need of emergency assistance. If you brought donations today, please place them in the collection container in Ellis Hall Foyer. From January through March 2019, All Saints’ has contributed 220 volunteer hours, 84 bags of food, and $5,000 in monetary donations to help MAC provide assistance in 2,614 emergency situations. Thank you for your generosity! For more information, contact Tori Cole at torilcole@yahoo.com.

Contribute Supplies to Covenant Community’s New Martha Sterne House
Covenant Community now provides sober, affordable housing to recent graduates in our new Martha Sterne House. Help us make it feel like home by donating household items through our registry at Bed Bath & Beyond. For more information, contact Mike Fahed at jfahed@covenantatlanta.org.

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, April 29 and May 20, 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.

Donate Spring and Summer Clothes to Threads
Our children’s clothing ministry requests donations of rain boots in all sizes; boys’ spring and summer shirts, sizes 10 and 12; boys’ light pants, sizes 5 and 6. We also need a volunteer to mend a few items. If you’d like to keep up with Threads, follow our blog or subscribe to our mailing listTo volunteer or for more information, contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Join the Hunger Walk Run
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 p.m., The Home Depot Backyard
Walk a 5K with a group from our parish to raise awareness and funding for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local non-profits that support people in need of food assistance. We walked as a small group last year and had a blast! We would love to have a bigger team this year. Sign up at hungerwalkrun.org and select our church as your team. For more information, contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Run the Midtown Race for MAC 5K
Saturday May 11, 8:00 a.m., Park Tavern at Piedmont Park, 500 10th St NE
Support our friends at Midtown Assistance Center during their biggest fundraiser of the year. Bring your friends, form a team, and help MAC end poverty in Atlanta. Register online at midtownassistancectr.org or in person at Phidippides store in Ansley Mall at Piedmont and Monroe. For more information, contact Anne Henn at ahenn@allsaintsatlanta.org.

 


Giving

 

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“We come into this world with empty hands and leave it that way as well.”
As you consider your planned giving this Easter season, consider a provision in your will for All Saints’. For more information on making a planned gift, contact Bert Clark, Chair of Planned Giving, at bert@bertclark.com.

Review Your Giving Statement
You should have received your statement of giving to the church last week. Please review it and if you make payments by credit card, please make sure you’ve updated your card information for 2019. Your gifts make all the difference! For more information, contact Betsey Gibbs at 404-267-4264 or bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Thank You
On behalf of the All Saints’ parish, we write to thank you for your generous pledges to our mission and ministries. Our grand total for 2019 is 769 pledges and $2,960,000. Your generosity and faithful commitment enable us to move forward together, serving God in the world.
Blessings,
Ben and Mary Beth Jordan, Chairs, 2019 Annual Canvass


General

 

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Holy Week and Easter at All Saints’
View information about all of our worship services, events, and formation opportunities at allsaintsatlanta.org/holy-week-2019.

Parking Update
We have a new parking option available on North Avenue under the Bank of America building. The entrance is located about half a block east of the church, across the street from the Negril Village Restaurant. There are 50 spots available on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more and view a map at allsaintsatlanta.org/parking-update.

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

The Church Office will be Closed on April 22 and 23
Please note that the church office will be closed on the Monday and Tuesday following Easter Sunday. We open again on Wednesday, April 24.

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

 

 


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