This Sunday
Join us for the First Sunday in Lent and the conclusion of the second session of Adult Formation classes.
Dear saints,

Greetings to you as we embark on this holy season of Lent. In some ways, it has felt like Lent has lasted the whole of the past year – an elongated time of withdrawal and denial none of us had planned spending this way. I imagine that many of you, like me, are ready for this to be over. Yet, seasons of introspection and stillness have a way of speaking to us. This Lent our desire is that this might happen by you speaking to one another, in the form of daily Lenten meditations. Each will offer a window into what I have missed more than anything else through this pandemic: your voices; your stories; you. So, as an invitation for Lent, I welcome you to take up the habit of listening to others’ voices. Listen to how God is speaking to you through the lives of your fellow parishioners and as you do, may you be blessed to receive from others the gift you need most.

Simon Mainwaring
Worship Schedule
Week of February 21, 2020

8:00 a.m.
Children's Church

10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

12:05 p.m.
Noonday Prayer

All Saints' 2021 Lenten Meditations Calendar

Pray, reflect, and mark each day in Lent with fellow saints, sharing virtual reflections that point us to the bread from heaven with which God has been nourishing us all in these pandemic times.

We send these daily video messages by email or you may explore each offering on our website.

Classes and Groups
Join us on Sunday morning for Children's Church and Children's Formation classes.

Middle and High Schoolers
Youth Confirmation classes begins this Sunday! Also, 6th and 7th graders meet for formation at 9:00 a.m. and High School Small Group meets at 7:30 p.m.

Young Adults
Save the dates for YA events in March:
  • March 4: Jesus as a Radical Revolutionary
  • March 14: Virtual Brunch and Bible
  • March 18: Saints Untapped: March Madness Game Night

Adult Formation This Sunday
This Strange and Sacred Scripture
Sundays, February 7, 14, and 21, 9:00-9:55 a.m., on Zoom
The Old Testament can seem strange, even disturbing, for many Christians. Drawing on biblical scholarship and pastoral insights, this course offers strategies for reading and responding to the Old Testament in ways that are both faithful and constructive.

In partnership with The Candler Foundry, an initiative of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. 

The MICAH Project: Race and the Episcopal Church, Part II
Sundays, February 7, 14, and 21, 9:00-9:55 a.m., on Zoom
This Sunday, The MICAH Project at All Saints' will continue this series about Race and the Episcopal Church.

During this Sunday's session, Dr. Joe Crespino will lead a discussion about Austin Ford, Ethel Mae Matthews, and the Emmaus House as a Center of Activism.

Under the Gold Dome
Sundays, February 7, 14, and 21, 9:00-9:55 a.m., on Zoom
In these divided times, how can we do meaningful work across difference? Join Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver (Democrat), Matthew Wilson (Democrat) and Edward Lindsey (Republican, retired) for a conversation about faith in public life. 

Note: Jesus on the Front Page joins "Under the Gold Dome" on Sundays, February 7, 14, and 21.

Special Events Coming Up
Connecting the Dots with Natosha

Wednesday, February 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., on Zoom

Join us for the next session in this monthly series to explore the intersection of our work and our faith with the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice. This month, hear from saints who work in the legal profession. Panelists include:

  • Brent Gray, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Nadia Fountain, Fiduciary Specialist and Vice President, Bank of America Private Bank
  • Elizabeth Lindsey, Shareholder, Davis Matthews & Quigley, P.C
  • Geoff Pope, Pope & Howard, P.C.
  • Joseph Bryan, Partner at Taylor English Duma, LLP

Questions are welcome. Unmute and join us on Zoom!

Faith in the City: Education and Equity with Dr. Beverly Tatum

Sunday, February 28, 9:00-9:55 a.m., on Facebook and Vimeo

Join the Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring, the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, and special guest Dr. Beverly Tatum for a discussion about equity and education. Dr. Tatum has been a leading voice in the world of education for a generation. She is president emerita of Spelman College and the author of the best-selling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, now in its 20th anniversary edition.

Jesus as a Radical Revolutionary: Good News for Captives

Thursday, March 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m., on Zoom

Saints of all ages are welcome to participate in this community-wide conversation hosted by All Saints’ Young Adults, as we grapple with Jesus' prophetic mission in our time.

This month, we are delighted to be joined by Rabbi Lydia Medwin of The Temple and the Venerable Archdeacon Carole Maddux, Executive Director of the Georgia Interfaith Public Policy Center, whose ministries raise up current issues and pathways to serve in our city, especially advocacy on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons re-entering local society.

Service and Social Justice
The MICAH Project's Lenten Series: Get Into Good Trouble

The MICAH Project at All Saints' invites you to get into "Good Trouble" during Lent by reflecting on the words of the the late Representative John Lewis.

We will offer one blog post for each of the five weeks of Lent to encourage you to think about how we might get into the "good trouble" that furthers our spiritual formation and contributes to racial healing.

Provide a Meal for the Men of Covenant Community

Available dates: March 1, 8, and 22

In the spirit if this Lenten season, please think about helping with the Monday dinners for Covenant Community. Thank you in advance for your participation in this invaluable ministry.

Parish Life Events
Novel Theology: The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m., on Zoom

In the year 1601, Queen Elizabeth is about to die without an heir. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there are rumors that James is not a Protestant and secretly shares his family’s Catholicism. If true, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe? 

Neighborhood Connections Groups

Our *new* Neighborhood Connections Groups invite everyone to engage in fun, social activities with saints who live nearby, such as sharing a cup of coffee on a porch, taking a cooking class over Zoom, or going for a walk or hike together. 

All participants will receive a free "Love Lives Here" yard sign!

What does church bring to your life each week?

“My wife and I attended All Saints’ in person for many years. We recently moved away from Atlanta and have continued to worship live with All Saints’ virtually online. We have been so inspired by the sermons. We find the music is beautifully moving. We thoroughly enjoy All Saints’ and the message it provides – it has given us much love, peace, and hope.”

Thank you, All Saints’, for responding generously and faithfully.

Please visit to make a gift to the church.

Questions? Contact Ellen Hayes, Director of Development, at
News & Announcements
5 Lenten Questions Video Series with Bishop Wright
We begin this new season of Lent with an opportunity to reset and begin again with God and ourselves, as well as the values and ideals that we espouse for our life.

Join Bishop Wright in a 5-part video series to help guide us during this season of sacrifice and self-examination. Reflection guides for small group Bible study will be available to go along with each video.

Staying Resilient During Job Uncertainty
A job search during COVID-19 can be a complicated puzzle to assemble. Chris Mathes, self-proclaimed family business survivor, has offered to help parishioners discern what this process toward employment looks like.

Donate Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings
We welcome your support of our Flower Guild, whose work is offered to the glory of God. We invite your gifts in loving memory of those who have died, and in celebration of God's blessings in your life. The suggested donation is $150 and multiple flower memorials may be printed in our Sunday bulletins to accommodate our parishioners’ generosity.

For more information, email Betsey Gibbs at

Technical Help Desk Ministry
Having technical trouble engaging church online? We have technical support ministry to help. If you experience issues accessing the Sunday morning worship broadcast or formation classes on Zoom, please submit a help form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to help address your problem.

Grace Notes
Pancake Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Pancake Cooking Contest for Shrove Tuesday! We loved seeing what you made and we named winners in many different categories. :)
[Best in Show]
[Most Creative]
[Most Whimsical]
[Most Colorful]
[Most Colorful]
[Most Holy]
[Most Elegant]
[Most Abundant]
[Most Banana Goodness]