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Online Adult Formation

Dear saints,

We are excited to announce our second session of Adult Formation. As ever, our purpose is to invite the Holy Spirit’s transformation in our lives, deepening our Christian faith for the sake of the world.

In our Spiritual Practices series, the Rev. Sarah Stewart will “explore practices that strengthen us to reconnect, recreate, and rejoice in God’s miraculous works of wonder, ever unfolding in the holy borderlands wherein we are sojourning.”

Our Racial Equity and Healing series will feature distinguished speakers Keith Willey, Schaune Griffin, Dante Hudson, and Elliot Watts. The MICAH Project continues to host this important conversation.

The Church Life series invites you to a faithful conversation about money and generosity with Ellen Hayes and Bert Clark.

Jesus on the Front Page continues their weekly reflection, and our Arts and Theology series explores religious themes in contemporary short fiction. “God in short stories” might be a good shorthand for this class with Emory University professor emeritus Clark Lemons.

Blessings,

Andy+


Faith in the City

Sunday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Join Revs. Simon Mainwaring and Natosha Reid Rice in conversation with Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory University and former President of Morehouse College, Atlanta.

In the words of Cornell West of Harvard University, ‘Robert Franklin is a towering figure in higher education who exemplifies so much of the integrity, courage, and imagination he analyzes. He stands in the great tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Benjamin Mays! And we either heed his words or we perish!’.

This conversation was broadcast live to Facebook and Vimeo on Sunday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Click here to view the recording.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming speakers in October, November, and December!

 


Fall Session 2

September 20 through October 11

This year, we’re excited to offer a different format for Adult Formation: three-week sessions. This fall will feature five of these three-week sessions.

Here’s how Session 2 works:

  • Sunday morning classes meet at 9:00 a.m. for three weeks on Sundays, September 20, September 27, and October 4 on Zoom.
  • Wednesday evening classes meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 23, September 30, and October 7 on Zoom.
  • On the fourth Sunday, October 11, we’ll host a guest speaker for our Faith in the City series with Simon Mainwaring and Natosha Reid Rice at 9:00 a.m. This conversation will be streamed live to our Facebook page and Vimeo account.

Most of the classes will be recorded and will be available for viewing throughout the week. Click here to view all of the recordings in one place >>


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Spirit Reboot: Baptismal Practices for Holy Borderlands

  • Sundays, September 20, September 27, and October 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Join the Rev. Sarah Stewart for an interactive series to explore practices that strengthen us to reconnect, recreate, and rejoice in God’s miraculous works of wonder, ever unfolding in the holy borderlands wherein we are sojourning.

Please click here to register for this series (or click “Register” below).

“You are the God who does wonders. You have made your strength known among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14


 

Faith and Money Series

  • Sundays, September 20, September 27, and October 4 at 9:00 a.m ET

Join Ellen Hayes and Bert Clark for a three-part series to learn how All Saints’ raises and spends money and to reflect theologically on generosity as a response to God’s work in our lives.

  • September 20: Annual Canvass 2021 kicks off with an inspirational message from Martha and Carroll Sterne. Join us at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom! Danny and Louisa Johnson, Canvass 2021 Chairs.
  • September 27: What is “Wealth” when viewed through the lens of our faith? Join Bert Clark and parishioners as they discuss the timeless words from Matthew 6:20-21: “For where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also.”
  • October 4: All Saints’ Endowment Fund: Why it Matters. Join Bert Clark and John Frazer, Chair of the Endowment Committee, as they discuss how the Endowment Fund is working for All Saints’ and the promise it holds for our future as a church.

Please click here to register for this series (or click “Register” below).

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:20-21


The MICAH Project: Finding Common Ground Series

Remembrance: A Non-Violent Protest

  • Sunday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Keith Willey and Schaune Griffin have been following and supporting the work of the Equal Justice Initiative for over a decade. With the opening in April, 2018 of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, which commemorates victims of lynching in America, EJI expanded from its work in prisons and courtrooms to a mission to acknowledge our history of racial terrorism and advocate for racial justice. The Memorial to Peace and Justice challenges visitors to carry the work of truth and reconciliation from the Memorial in Montgomery to their own communities and take on this work at the local level. In their presentation, Schaune and Keith plan to discuss what drew them to participate in the NAACP DeKalb Remembrance Committee and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition and to describe their work and experiences as members of these organizations.

Please click here to register for the The MICAH Project’s Finding Common Ground series (or click “Register” below).

“You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32


      Black Lives Matter: The Rebirth of a Movement with Dante Hudson

  • Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Join parishioner and vestry member Dante Hudson to explore how the Black Lives Matter movement is essentially the child of the Civil Rights movement, but with a focus on policing and criminal justice reform.

Please click here to register for The MICAH Project’s Finding Common Ground series (or click “Register” below).

“[Jesus said,] Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34


Redlining in Atlanta and Its Legacies with Elliot Watts

  • Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Join Elliot Watts for an important discussion of the legacies of redlining, and its implications for the intergenerational transfer of wealth, health outcomes, and poverty, with strong implications for racial justice in our city.

Please click here to registerfor The MICAH Project’s Finding Common Ground series (or click “Register” below).

“[God said] Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6


Jesus on the Front Page with Ethel Ware Carter

  • Sundays (ongoing) at 9:00 a.m. ET

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.

“Let me hear what the Lord will speak, for God will speak peace to the people, to the faithful, to those who turn to God in their hearts.” -Psalm 85:8


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Three 20th Century Short Stories about Religion

  • Wednesdays, September 23, September 30, and October 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Emory Professor Emeritus Clark Lemons leads a 3-week exploration of Jewish, Protestant (Episcopal), and Catholic stories, one story each week: Philip Roth’s Conversion of the Jews, John Updike’s Made in Heaven, and Flannery O’Connor’s Temple of the Holy Ghost. Stories will be available online to those who register. The 70-minute class will be discussion-based.

Please click here to register for this series (or click “Register”) below.

“Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing.” Matthew 13:34


First Thursday of Each Month at 7:00 p.m.

Jesus as a Radical Revolutionary

  • Thursday, October 1 (and the first Thursday of each month) at 7:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a lively discussion on social justice. This Young Adult fall formation series, held on the first Thursday of each month, invites us to explore topics of revolution, dissent, disruption, and change in society and the church. These discussions begin at 7:00 p.m. and are followed by Compline prayers at 8:00 p.m.

Please click here to register and Justin Averette will send you the meeting link and password.


Second Sunday of Each Month at 11:00 a.m.

Virtual Brunch and Bible

  • Sunday, October 11 (and the second Sunday of each month) at 11:00 a.m ET

Gather ‘round our virtual/communal table the second Sunday of each month for a lively bring-your-own-brunch conversation with peers and mentors. You only need a posture of respect and generosity (and a suitable mobile device) to be in the “Zoom Where It Happens” as we explore God’s Living Word in scripture and in the unfolding texts of our lives.

Please click here to to register and Mark Kolojejchick-Kotch will send you the meeting link and password.​


Invitation Center

Click here to access our Invitation Center, a new tool for inviting friends to church online.

Need help with Zoom?

Zoom is a great, free-to-use tool to facilitate online meetings and help us stay connected.

Click here to learn more about Zoom and how to use it.

Click here to view another helpful tutorial from the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.

Need further assistance?

Please email Jocelyn Cassada, Director of Digital Communications, at jcassada@allsaintsatlanta.org.

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