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Online Adult Formation

Dear saints,

It is a joy to welcome you to our fourth session of Adult Formation! Our purpose is to invite the Holy Spirit’s transformation in our lives, deepening our Christian faith for the sake of the world. Our Racial Equity and Healing class features Atlanta’s own Catherine Meeks, director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. Saints continue their faithful engagement with the news in Jesus on the Front Page, while Martha Eskew explores prayer from the heart, mind, and body. Finally, nationally renowned playwright, award-winning author, performance artist, and Playwright in Residence at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater Pearl Cleage joins Simon and Natosha for our Faith in the City series. They will explore ways that faith and the arts help shape culture.

We encourage you to invite your family and friends to join the classes that excite you! We’ll get through this pandemic together, and joining each other online has been a great joy.

Blessings,

Andy+


Faith in the City

Sunday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Join Revs. Simon Mainwaring and Natosha Reid Rice in conversation with Pearl Cleage, nationally renowned playwright, award-winning author, performance artist, and Playwright in Residence at the Alliance Theater here in Atlanta. Pearl has written three novels, two books of essays, and over a dozen plays including Flyin’ West, which was the most produced play in the country upon its release. As a performance artist, Pearl has performed sold out shows alongside her husband, Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., at both the National Black Theater Festival and the National Black Arts Festival. Pearl, Simon and Natosha will explore how the arts and faith intersect with the shaping of culture.

This conversation was broadcast live to Facebook and Vimeo on Sunday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m. ET.


Fall Session 4

November 11 through November 22

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

Here’s how Session 4 works:

  • Sunday morning classes meet at 9:00 a.m. for three weeks on Sundays, November 15 and 22 on Zoom.
  • Wednesday evening classes meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, November 11 and 18 on Zoom.
  • On Sundays, November 8 and 29, we’ll host guest speakers for our Faith in the City series with Simon Mainwaring and Natosha Reid Rice at 9:00 a.m. These conversations will be streamed live to our Facebook page and Vimeo account.

Most of the classes are recorded and available for viewing throughout the week. Click here to view the recordings >>


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Praying from Heart, Body, and Mind 

  • Sundays, November 15 and 22 at 9:00 a.m. ET on Zoom

Join Martha Eskew for a conversation about personal prayer practices that engage body, mind, and soul, seeking transformation of the heart.

Click here to view the recording from session 1 (November 15) >>

Click here to view the recording from session 2 (November 22) >>

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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


 

Pastoral Care at All Saints’

  • Sundays, November 15 and 22 at 9:00 a.m ET on Zoom

One of our core values at All Saints’ is the pastoral care of our community. Join Ellen Porter and the Rev. Drs. Simon Mainwaring and Denni Moss to learn about how we offer this important ministry, and how you can share in it.

Click here to view the recording from session 1 (November 15) >>

Click here to view the recording from session 2 (November 22) >>

“A Samaritan while traveling came near [the injured man]; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Luke 10:33-35

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


Racial Healing In This Time of Pandemics: Where To From Here?

  • Sundays, November 15 and 22 at 9:00 a.m. ET on Zoom

As we confront the multiple pandemics of COVID-19, social and racial unrest, and a very angry environment, what is the best way forward? In spite of it all that is before us, we are challenged to search for the reason to have hope. As we strive to find the way forward, where can we find help? Join Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, to call upon scripture, poetry and story to help us engage our questions and concerns.

Click here to view the recording from session 1 (November 15) >>

Click here to view the recording from session 2 (November 22) >>

“O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous—therefore judgment comes forth perverted…Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights.” Habakkuk 1:2-4, 3:17-19

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


Jesus on the Front Page with Ethel Ware Carter

  • Sundays (ongoing) at 9:00 a.m. ET on Zoom

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.

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

“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


Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Parenting with God

  • Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. ET on Zoom

Join Kathy Roberts, Director of Children’s Ministries, and fellow parents each month and receive articles/book chapters to read as you desire. The monthly conversations focus on “Parenting” and how our faith can provide a path and support us along the journey. Save the date for an additional Parenting with God gathering on December 13.

To register, please email Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Wednesdays

The Journey with the Rev. Karen Evans

  • Wednesdays (ongoing) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET on Zoom

The Bible is full of journeys: short, long, searching, moving, fleeing and more. Things happen on these journeys: lives are changed, new directions are found; and through it all, “the feeling remains that God is on the journey, too” -Teresa of Avila. The Journey is a Bible study exploring the biblical journeys and what they have to say about our own.

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


On Reflection with the All Saints’ Clergy

  • Wednesdays (ongoing) at 6:00 p.m. on Facebook

Join our clergy for a short piece of theologically informed social commentary. We’ll think about God and the world, and what it is like to live faithfully in it.

Please visit our Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings to tune into this series, which is livestreamed to our Facebook page.

 


Theology in Visual Art

  • Wednesdays, November 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Zoom

A picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. Join this conversation with gifted visual artists to explore the connections between shape, color, texture, and line: all telling a story of humanity seeking the divine.

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

“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all” Psalm 104: 24

 


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

Young Adults: Jesus as a Radical Revolutionary

  • Thursday, November 5 (and the first Thursday of each month) at 7:00 p.m. ET on Zoom

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.

Young Adults: Virtual Brunch and Bible

  • Sunday, November 8 (and the second Sunday of each month) at 11:00 a.m ET on Zoom

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

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