September 17, 2020
Dear Friends,
I love the rain. My affinity for hot tea, homemade soup, and soaking in the bathtub, makes better sense in rainy seasons.

Judging from seasonal memes showcasing pumpkin spice everything, I'm not the only one needing creature comforts right now. Souls and bodies need nourishing, especially when our "surge capacity" is depleted.

Autumn is around the corner, when daylight hours will start to wane. Whether you decide to dust off the "happy lamp" to beat seasonal blues or break out your baking pans to whip up a batch of carb love, you don't need an excuse for wanting such warmth.

Physically distanced hugs don't afford the same heart squeeze as a real shoulder to cry on. It's ok not to be ok, if that's how you're feeling in this pandemic moment. However you find yourself faring, you need not suffer alone.

We belong to one another. And bearing one another's burdens is part of that communal promise. Some days I need a "pick-me-up" to keep me going. Other days, I can share that grace with someone else. We all are essential and beloved within the Body of Christ.

Should you find yourself wanting someone to listen, simply text or pick up the phone. I'm here for you, whether you ping me on the socials or dial me up at (720) 217-8678. Emails can get buried in my chaotic inbox, I admit. But I will carve out the time to connect. Especially if I know you need that support. Because we all do, from time to time.
With love and gratitude for each of you,
The Rev. Sarah Stewart
Associate Rector for Young Adults and Innovation
*TONIGHT* at 7:00 p.m.
Saints Untapped Virtual Potluck

Showcase family recipes and favorite flavors as we virtually-distance our farewells to Yanique DaCosta who is relocating to Florida. Let's celebrate connections we have forged this past year!

Click here to sign up and Michael Asmussen will send you the Zoom meeting link and password, or, click the link below to connect directly via Zoom.
Virtual Evening Prayer
Every Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
Please join us for our weekly peer-led prayer group, as we lift up the needs of our world and all whom we love.

All are welcome! Click here to sign up and Justin Averette will send you the Zoom meeting link and password.
This Sunday: Spirit Reboot with Sarah
NEW: Spirit Reboot: Baptismal Practices for Borderlands
with the Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
**Starts THIS Sunday, September 20**
Sundays, September 20, 27, and October 4
9:00 - 9:55 a.m. on Zoom

This interactive series will explore practices that strengthen us to reconnect, recreate, and rejoice in God's miraculous works of wonder. All are welcome! Contact Sarah Stewart with questions at
Formation and Fun: Autumn Opportunities
Jesus as a Radical Revolutionary
Monthly Young Adult Formation Series
Continues on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion on social justice, featuring special guest, the Rev. Kim Jackson, candidate for Georgia State Senate District 41. This Young Adult fall formation series, held every first-Thursday-of-the-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. Click here to sign up and Justin Averette will send you the Zoom meeting link and password.
Second Sundays Young Adult Formation
Continues on Sunday, October 11 at **11:00 a.m.**
Gather ‘round our virtual/communal table the second Sunday of each month, starting September 13, 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.

Click here to sign up and Mark Kolojejchick-Kotch will send you the Zoom meeting link and password.
All Saints' Connects Small Groups
All Saints’ Connects small groups will foster dynamic, facilitated, conversational environments for 6-8 adults to journey together for a season (60 min. weekly, 4 weeks at a time), as we seek to...

Center our lives around Jesus Christ
Care about one another
Converse about topics that truly matter 
Create transformative community
through listening and sharing stories of faith 

Register here for the next session, which begins in early October. And feel free to contact Sarah Stewart at with your questions.
Saints Untapped Upcoming Fall Festivities!
Saints Untapped: Save the Date(s) and Strut Your Stuff

October: Pumpkin Decorating Fun (pumpkin pick up dates @ church, TBA)
November: Sizzlin' Saints Cooking Competition (ingredient list, TBA)
December: Christmas Cookies (decorating kit pick up dates @ church, TBA)

Click here to sign up and Michael Asmussen will send you the Zoom meeting link and password, or, click the link below to connect directly via Zoom.
Service Opportunity: Threads Winter Coat Drive
Donate New or Gently-Used Children's Coats by October 20

Threads, our children’s clothing ministry, is collecting new or gently used winter coats for children (sizes toddler through big kids size 18 and adult small), along with new winter hats and gloves.

Between now and October 20, you can bring donations to All Saints' during business hours or you can place an order online and have it shipped to the church at 634 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (attn: Threads).

Due to the global pandemic, we ask that you please follow these important guidelines when donating items: 

  • ​​If you would like to donate a gently-used coat, please wash it before you bring it to the church.
  • All donations that you bring to the church must be in a bag or container that is labeled “Threads Coat Drive.”
  • Threads cannot accept donations of any other type at this time (winter coats, hats, and gloves ONLY).

We also invite volunteers to help deliver the coats to the families we serve on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.

Please use this SignUpGenius to select a coat size and/or sign up to help deliver the coats:​

Questions? Contact Lori Guarisco, Coordinator of Threads, at
Get Connected: Join All Saints' Slack Channel
Looking for the best way to catch up All Saints' Young Adults?
Stay up on the salient daily details via Slack!

Young Adults use our Slack Channel to communicate about activities such as hikes and socially distanced service projects. Haven't yet joined? Email Sarah Stewart at
Resources for Personal Prayer in Daily Life
CONNECT WITH PRAYING PEERS via Young Adults @ All Saints' Slack Channel: #prayers

Pray As You Go (Ignatian Prayer)

Daily Disconnect Podcast (Carmelite Prayer)

Livestream of Taize’ Prayers with the Brothers in France (9:30 p.m. ET every night on Facebook)

Compline by Candlelight from Trinity Wall Street:
For more information contact The Rev. Sarah Stewart