Refugee Ministries is rooted in the transforming relationships that develop between All Saints’ members and families that have had to flee their homelands due to war.
Serving, Inside and out.
All Saints' is committed to community — both our community and the community we share with our neighbors. We have tons of volunteer opportunities happening all the time. Join us in serving with and among our neighbors as we seek to follow Christ where steeple meets street.
Current Opportunities to Serve
Worship and Parish Life Ministries
Join the Welcome Team
Our Welcome Team invites new members to join our ministry of hospitality. The commitment is fun and easy: greeting parishioners and guests on Sundays and also during special events and services. We would love to have your smiling face as we welcome folks to our block! If you are interested, interested please contact Dan Pennywell >>
Serve as an Usher During the 11:15 a.m. Services on Sundays
The usher ministry invites volunteers to serve as friendly faces and provide a warm welcome to all who enter our church doors. Our ministry is one of hospitality and assistance to all worshipers, giving extra attention and help to visitors and those with special needs. As a team, ushers distribute bulletins, collect offerings, provide attendance counts and guide worshipers to communion. Each 11:15 usher team serves a month at a time, for four months during the year. If interested and have questions, please contact Charlie Rigby. We look forward to serving with you!
Donate Vases to the Sunday Callers
The Sunday Callers invite donations of vases. The preferred size is 8-10 inches tall, with a pinched mouth. Clear glass is preferred over colored glass. Please no bud vases! If you are unable to drop them off at the church, please call Ellen Porter at 404-909-2408 to arrange a pick up.
Service Events and Projects
Better the Block
On Saturday, October 30, join friends on our beloved block in Midtown to provide seasonal care as we roll up our sleeves and garden. Bring your work gloves and water bottles; closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and protective clothing recommended. Questions? Contact the Rev. Sarah Stewart at . Click here to sign up >>
Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)
MAC Race for Midtown is Back!
On Saturday, October 30, join us for a 5K (walk or run) through Piedmont Park to benefit Midtown Assistance Center (MAC), one of our four core service ministries. MAC provides emergency assistance to help prevent homelessness and hunger. The race course this year is once again inside the park; parking is available in the lot next to Park Tavern. The cost is $35 per person; please click here to sign up online >>
Learn More About Refugee Resettlement
Our Refugee Ministries program is excited to welcome a new family in the spring of 2022! Please join us on Sundays, October 17 and November 24 to learn more about how you can participate in supporting this family as they begin their new life in the United States. Please sign up online if you’d like to receive the Zoom link. Click here to learn more and sign up >>
Learn More About the All Saints’ Giving Tree
Every December, All Saints’ sponsors five organizations for Christmas gifts, in addition to providing food cards to Refugee Ministries’ families. On Sundays, October 24 and November 7, please join us online or in-person (Room P201) in learning more about how you support our giving during the holiday season. Please sign up online if you’d like to receive the Zoom link. Click here to learn more and sign up >>
Spiritual Practice and Self Care for Resettlement Volunteers
Refugee Ministries is grateful to Dr. Sue Beck in Colorado for offering two more opportunities to learn about self care for volunteers who work with former refugees on Sundays, October 24 and November 7. Dr. Beck is a retired deacon of the Episcopal Church who holds a PhD in Psychology and an MDiv and has years of experience helping individuals who work with trauma survivors, particularly those exposed to the tremendous losses and sufferings of others. Dr. Beck will guide us through spiritual practices that will help us to find solace for our fears in the Divine and find peace within ourselves that will help us to be even more effective companions on the journey for those who have suffered traumatic losses. Please sign up online to receive the Zoom link. Click here to learn more and sign up >>
Threads Coat Drive!
The 2021 Threads Coat Drive is underway! Once again our children's clothing ministry is collecting new and gently-used warm winter coats to distribute to kids in need. We're also collecting hats and gloves for all! Please place donations in our collection box through October 31. On Sundays, look for the BIG sign in the courtyard between services! We accepting all sizes: infant through size 16 for all genders. Also if you know a child who needs a winter coat this year, please e-mail Lori and she will reserve a beautiful coat for them. Questions? Contact Lori Guarisco at .
Donate Children's Clothing, Books, Socks, and Shoes
We invite donations of new or gently used children’s clothing; a donation barrel is located in the upper level of the parking garage behind the security booth. Current needs: long-sleeved tops for boys and girls (sizes 5 through 16), child-sized house slippers, and warm baby blankets. We're also looking for a smallish baby changing table in good condition. For more information, contact Lori Guarisco at .
Respite Care Atlanta (RCA)
Looking for a fun, flexible and fulfilling volunteer job?! Come to Respite Care Atlanta! Respite Care Atlanta (RCA) is a program designed to provide joy filled care to those suffering from dementia and “respite” for the caregivers. All Saints’ is one of nine congregations who support it, and our own Martha Sterne was instrumental in getting it underway. All Saints’ has a list of wonderful volunteers, but we are looking for more to enable the program to grow to three days.
Housed at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church at Peachtree and East Wesley, RCA currently serves “members” of Club RCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With a very small professional staff, volunteers carry the program in varying shifts and roles. You can be a greeter, a lunch server, a program or exercise leader, help with arts and crafts, a member of the “goodbye” team or a companion for the duration. Hours and shifts vary, and the best is that it is so flexible. If you can’t come one week, you just don’t sign up. It is truly a joyful place!
Each volunteer must attend an hour long information session. Please contact Susan Virgin, Harriet Shaffer, and
Kinsey Harper to sign up or to receive more information >>
Share a Monday Meal
Please consider bringing dinner to the men of Covenant Community on a Monday night. Meals can either be shared with the men inside the residence or they can be dropped off sometime during the day. Please click here to inquire about providing a meal and Barbara Blender will be in touch to help coordinate.
Help prepare the sanctuary for worship
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Help sew banners for children being baptized at All Saints.'
Volunteer with Covenant Community, a residential life stabilization program for addicted men, located on the Spring Street side of our campus.
Serve communion on Sundays.
Read scripture or prayers in worship.
MAC serves the working poor, maintaining a food bank, men’s clothing closet and assisting with rent, utilities, and transportation funding.
Threads is a volunteer ministry located on the campus of All Saints' and driven by a desire to provide children in need with clean, well-fitting clothes and footwear.