This Sunday
Happy July 4th!

On Sunday, join us under the red tent and in the courtyard for coffee and treats to celebrate the 4th of July and our first Sunday with relaxed COVID-19 protocols. Newcomers: come introduce yourself and receive a reusable All Saints’ grocery bag!
Backpack Buddies

Refugee Ministries and Children's Ministries are collecting donations for our annual Backpack Buddies Drive! Please sign up to donate backpacks and school supplies to former refugee children.

Dear saints,

Many blessings to you all as we celebrate July 4th this year at last back on the block and able to sing again, and—apart from our 9:00 a.m. service—to be free of the strange practices of masking and distancing that have become so second nature to us these past sixteen months. There will be food and drinks again in the courtyard and some customary cymbal-playing from yours truly. I imagine there’ll be a sea of red, white and blue, as we all give thanks for the freedoms and responsibilities we share in this country. America has been through a heck of a lot since last July 4th, so much that it is hard to take it all in. Yet here we are, sensing that the future still holds more promise than our past, and trusting that God calls us onward—not to meander our way into the future, but to stride forward with confidence and faith. May this weekend renew your commitment to the life we share as a nation and fill you with gratitude for the blessings we each receive in calling this land our home.

Peace,
Simon Mainwaring
Worship Schedule
Week of July 4, 2021
Sunday

8:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Indoor Worship Services
These services are intended for vaccinated people; no pre-registration and no Covid-19 protocols are required to attend.

9:00 a.m.
Indoor Worship Service with COVID-19 Protocols
This service adheres to COVID-19 precautions and requires pre-registration, masks, and distancing for those in attendance.

11:15 a.m.
Livestreamed Worship Service
[Reminder] Survey: Returning to In-Person Activities
If you haven't already done so, please complete this short survey that asks about what you are ready to participate in at All Saints’ at the present time. We will use the insights to prepare for the new program year, which begins August 15.

We will send out a second survey early August to assess the degree to which any of that has changed over the summer, and we will provide an update again shortly thereafter.

Classes and Groups
Kids
Children's programming is on summer break! Stay tuned for details about Vacation Bible School in August.

Middle and High Schoolers
Lots of fun summer gatherings coming up! Learn more and sign up below:


Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

Join this ongoing discussion of the news of the day and how we are called as Christians to respond in the public arena, in our private lives, and in our prayers.

The Journey with the Rev. Karen Evans

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. 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.

A Service of Recovery and Healing

Sunday, July 11, 4:30 p.m., on Zoom

Led by the Reverend Bob Book, our Service of Recovery and Healing meets on the second Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. ET. We focus on one of the 12 Steps in the context of an Evening Prayer service. Anyone interested in recovery is welcome; confidentiality is required. Please register online for these Zoom meetings and Ellen Porter will send you the meeting link and password.

Conversations and Compline

Sunday, July 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard and the chapel (rain location: Ellis Hall)

Come for conversation, stay for Compline. Saints 18 years and older gather together on the fourth Sunday of the month to pair up for some interactive, rotational conversations and fun. Whether you're eager to get reacquainted or seeking a fresh way to lean into a faith community, you are welcome to share in this experience. The evening concludes with music and prayer to send us into the week refreshed and encouraged by connections God is revealing among us.

Service and Social Justice
American Red Cross Blood Drive at All Saints'

Sunday, July 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Ellis Hall

Donate life-saving blood! The American Red Cross is facing a severe shortage as hospital demand continues to outpace donations. Please consider signing up for an appointment during the Blood Drive at All Saints' on Sunday, July 11.


Have Fun in the Sun with Refugee Ministries Swimming Buddies

Join former refugee families an afternoon of fun at a parishioner’s pool or lake house. We invite volunteers to sign up to provide water supervision at the following dates and times:

  • July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a parishioner’s pool in Sandy Springs
  • August 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a parishioner’s pool in Sandy Springs
  • August 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a parishioner’s lake house in Jackson, GA


Donate Children's Clothing, Books, Socks, and Shoes to Threads

Threads is planning to open again in mid-August! We are now inviting 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. We are in the process of painting the shop, so please do not put any donations in the shop or any other place on the campus at this time.

Current needs: children's books, short-sleeved shirts for boys and girls (sizes 5-14), new children's sneakers, new socks for boys and girls (size medium). Please remember: Threads does not accept used shoes, socks, or underwear.

Stay tuned for new volunteers hours!

For more information, contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org
Create Greeting Cards with Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)

MAC invites volunteers to create greeting cards for their clients. Right now, their office remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so they’re helping clients by mailing gift cards. The gift cards are placed inside greeting cards with handwritten notes that add a personal touch; several clients have said how much those notes mean to them. MAC sends out about 10-15 cards each weekday, so they could really use our help in writing cards! 

To participate, you can buy greeting cards in bulk from a retailer or make them yourself. Please write a kind message inside, include an inspirational quote, or both. Sign them with your first name or something like “your friend at MAC.” Please mail the cards to MAC at: 30 Porter Place, Atlanta, GA 30308, or, if you live in town, you can arrange a porch pick up with Ciara Castenell, Partnerships Director.

For more information, please contact mac@midtownassistancecenter.org.  

Provide a Meal for the Men of Covenant Community

Consider bringing dinner to the men of Covenant Community on a Monday night sometime soon. Please contact Barbara Blender to help coordinate.


Giving
"Giving is what we do best. It is in the air into which we were born. It is the action that was designed into us before our birth." —E. Peterson

Make a generous gift or pledge payment today. Thank you.
Give online with: allsaintsatlanta.org/give
Text to give: text allsaintsatlanta to 73256
Coming to church in person? Bring checks and cash to the baskets in the narthex.
News & Announcements
Upcoming Baptism Dates

We are looking forward to offering baptisms during our worship services again! Upcoming dates this fall: Sunday, September 5 and Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the 11:15 a.m. service.

Please contact Pat Kiley patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-267-4265 to reserve a spot.
Save the Date for our Annual Parish Weekend at Kanuga!

Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3
Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Make sure to mark your calendars for our Annual Parish Weekend at Kanuga. After a year away, we’re thrilled to be able to gather together for a fun-filled weekend in the beauty of God’s creation. Additional details and registration will be available soon.

Serve at Kanuga

Would you like to volunteer during our Annual Parish Weekend? We would love your help! As we look forward to our time together, the planning committee invites volunteers to serve both before and during this special weekend. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jill Gossett, Director of Parish Life, at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org
Church Directory and Giving Update

Over the next several weeks, we will be upgrading our online giving, directory, and event registration hub to a new platform called Realm.

The new system will enable a greater level of engagement and connection through user-friendly access to all things All Saints', including a new mobile phone app, enhanced control over your personal profile, and the ability to find and message other members in just a few clicks.

This upgrade will not disrupt your recurring contributions. Stay tuned for more info, including how to set up your new username and password.

For more information contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Please 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 bulletins to accommodate our parishioners’ generosity.

For more information, contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Grace Notes
A warm thank you to Ann Woodall, Lynda Smith, Mary Akerman, Cody Galyon, Ryan Furlough, Ryan Koter, Glenn Stroh, and Frank Timmerman for enriching our community with such generous hospitality, grace, and beauty during All Saints' June "Conversations and Compline" gathering!
The Refugee Rescue Fund has met its goal of $15,000! Barbara Thompson, founder of All Saints' Refugee Ministries, and the family can't express their gratitude enough that your generosity has contributed to legal fees, documents, and humanitarian aid. We are thankful for your faith and hope and the light that it offers to the world.