This Sunday
Honoring Sacred Ground Graduates
Sunday, July 10, during the 10:00 a.m. service

Sacred Ground is an eye-opening 11-session film and readings-based curriculum on race and faith. It was created by and is administered by The Episcopal Church nationally. Over 10,000 people have participated to date, of which about 100 are from All Saints’ dialogue circles. If you are interested in learning more and/or joining a new circle through All Saints’, please email sacredground@allsaintsatlanta.org.
A Service of Recovery and Healing
Sunday, July 10, 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. Click here to register for the Zoom meeting on the website and the meeting link and password will be sent to you.
Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith
Sunday, July 10, after the 10:00 a.m. service, Ellis Hall

Beloved Atlanta actor Brenda Bynum returns to All Saints’ with her stirring, one-woman presentation of the life and work of Lillian Smith, the courageous Southern author who devoted her life to racial justice. Her example and Brenda Bynum’s art will make for an unforgettable hour in Ellis Hall. Light finger foods and drinks will be provided.
Summer Worship Schedule Continues This Sunday

  • 8:00 a.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel
  • 10:00 a.m.: Worship with Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church
  • 5:30 p.m.: Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Chapel

Our regular Sunday worship schedule will resume on Sunday, August 21 and Noonday Prayer will resume on Monday, August 22.
Bank of America Parking Unavailable Until August 22

The overflow parking that is usually available on Sunday mornings at the Bank of America building will be unavailable until we resume our normal Sunday worship schedule on August 22. If both parking decks and the surface lot are full, additional parking is available on North Avenue and in the gravel lot next to Covenant Community.

Dear saints,
 
What do you believe about the Holy Spirit's proclivity for opening doors in our lives? Perhaps for you it is a daily occurrence. Or maybe you are more circumspect about such things. Over the years, I have come to have a kind of curiosity about what God might be up to in my life and in the lives of the people around me. As our United Church of Christ siblings like to say, 'God is still speaking', and, I might add, still nudging, and prompting, and suggesting, and opening up new relationships and possibilities. It is into such a holy opening that All Saints' is now invited to enter as the Rev. Naomi Tutu joins All Saints' this Sunday as a new, part-time priest associate. Naomi will be with us until Christmas, preaching and teaching and leading worship. She brings to us decades of experience in the church and in the academy, and even more a wisdom and joy that personally I have found to be food for the soul. I look forward to all the ways that Naomi will keep us alive to the movements of the Spirit in this place and for how we will grow as a community because of her ministry among us.

Peace,
Welcoming the Rev. Naomi Tutu
Priest-Associate

This Sunday we welcome Naomi Tutu as our new part-time priest associate. Naomi will be with us a couple of Sundays a month and she will preach, lead worship, and teach as part of our clergy team through the end of the year. She is an Episcopal priest and a leading voice internationally for the cause of justice and reconciliation. Naomi started her public speaking as a college student at Berea College in Kentucky in the 1970s, and has taught at the University of Hartford, University of Connecticut and Brevard College in North Carolina and has also served in multiple Episcopal churches around the country. She has led Truth and Reconciliation workshops for a wide array of groups and organizations and has led numerous educational and partnership trips to South Africa. Please do pray for Naomi’s ministry among us.
Welcoming Brendan Conner
Associate Music Director

We are delighted to announce that Brendan Conner has joined All Saints’ as our new Associate Music Director. Most recently, Brendan was the Senior Organ Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis where he has served since 2020. Previous to Christ Church, Brendan served in three other Episcopal churches in Indiana and California. In addition to his work as a church musician, he is an active recitalist, and was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2020 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance before the competition’s cancellation due to the pandemic. Brendan also serves as a member of the organ faculty for the Sacred Music Institute of America, an online continuing education platform for church musicians.
Worship Schedule
Stump the Organist
Every Sunday of the Summer (10:00 a.m. service only)

Come to church a little early and play Stump the Organist! Beginning Sunday, May 29, we will try something new at our 10 am service. At 9:50 we will open up the floor to your hymn requests, singing as many as we can until the start of the service. Come prepared to call out the number of your favorite hymn and see if you can "stump the organist."
Classes and Groups
Ongoing Groups
News & Announcements
Nominations Open for Diocesan Council Delegates 

All Saints’ is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, which will hold its annual Diocesan Council meeting on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12. We send 5 representatives from a slate of 5 delegates and 5 alternates chosen by the Nominating Committee and presented to the Vestry for approval. Delegates must be confirmed communicates in good standing. Under policy adopted by the Vestry in 2021, those who were delegates to the prior two councils are not eligible to serve again until 2024. Information about Diocesan Council can be found on the Diocesan of Atlanta website. If you would like to nominate a parishioner or self-nominate, please send an email to Tracey Sage by July 20.
Episcopal Church’s 80th General Convention 
Friday, July 8 through Monday, July 11 

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Every three years it meets as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. Please be in prayer for all those in attendance as they meet to discern the order and governance of the Church. Learn more online here.
Parish Life
Registration is now open for our Annual Parish Retreat to Kanuga!
Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC

We are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our annual parish retreat this year! Please make sure to mark your calendars for Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 for a memorable parish gathering at Kanuga. The deadline to register is September 2.


If you have questions, please contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Popcorn Theology: "Salam Neighbor"
Friday, July 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Ellis Hall

Join us to watch "Salam Neighbor," an award winning feature documentary and campaign to connect the world to refugees. In an effort to better understand refugee life, two young documentarians spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za'atari refugee camp. Run time is 75 minute and subtitles will be included. We'll have time for discussion immediately following the film. This movie is for all ages. Popcorn will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own beverages.
Summer Social: Sending Sam
Friday, July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard

Come share food and summer fellowship with young adults from All Saints', as we wish all the best to one of our very own, Sam Osakue, who departs later this month for a service year with the Episcopal Service Corps in Boston, MA. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage to share and contact Justin Averette if you'd like to help contribute to the love offering we'll collect for Sam!
Call for Nominations: All Saints' Roundtable
Nominations must be received by August 1
 
Are you interested in future leadership roles at All Saints’? Do you want to know more about the parish from history to finances and everything in between? Do you want to get to know a small group of parishioners better?  Are you willing to commit to a monthly meeting for nine months?  All Saints’ Roundtable may be the place for you! The group is limited in size due to the nature of the meetings. Candidates will be notified the first week of August and the first meeting will be Monday, October 3 (tentative).
 
If you would like to be considered, please contact David Smith by email to submit your nomination or to seek more information. 
Giving
Each year Giving USA publishes a report on national giving trends. The 2021 report on philanthropy in America has just been released and we are continuing to share some notable highlights:

Overall, fewer Americans participated in giving in 2021. What causes did America support? Giving to religion increased 5%, giving to the arts, culture, healthcare and innovation went up while giving to education and human services declined. Overall giving to environmental causes grew over the last two years. All Saints’ experienced similar trends. Fewer people participated in giving but giving to All Saints’ increased 5%. The challenge is to demonstrate how everyone can give and serve the church.

Give a Gift or Make a Pledge Payment Today:
  • Online at allsaintsatlanta.org/give
  • Mail a check to All Saints’ Church, 634 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Put a check or cash into the offering plate during services
  • Text to Give: text AllSaintsAtlanta to 73256
  • Gift stocks or securities (click here for instructions >>)

Questions? Contact Ellen Hayes, Director of Development, at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Children & Youth
Y'All Saints: Middle School Beach Retreat
July 16-18, Panama City Beach, Florida

We are heading to the beach! All rising 6th-9th graders are invited to join us for a weekend of fun in the sun while also building community and growing in faith. The cost of the weekend is $200 and includes transportation, lodging, food, and all activities. For more information, contact Hope Westervelt.

Service and Social Justice
Read The MICAH Project's July Newsletter

The July edition of The MICAH Project at All Saints’ newsletter is now available!

This edition includes:

  • Actor Brenda Bynum returns with her one-woman play Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith
  • Parishioner reflections on the Legacy and Justice Pilgrimage to Selma and Montgomery
  • Focus on the Fourteenth Amendment
  • New leaders for MICAH
  • And more!

Click here for a compelling profile of our Minister for Public Life, Natosha Reid Rice


Backpack Buddies
Sundays, beginning July 10

Donate a backpack with school supplies for a student in our Refugee Ministries program. Pick up a backpack label from the courtyard on Sundays from July 10 through 24 to receive the name, age, gender of student and school supplies list or email Louisa Merchant to receive one. Email Louisa to sign up to deliver backpacks to Clarkston on July 30. Backpacks can be picked up between 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at All Saints' on July 30. Thank you for making the back to school experience a happy one!
Refugees Ministries: Swimming Buddies
Saturdays, July 23 and August 20. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., various locations
Saturday, September 10, all day, Lake Jackson

Cool off with Refugee Ministries this summer and enjoy some swimming fun in the sun with our refugee friends. This is a great opportunity for families with children, and we can provide service hours for teens. We also need volunteers to transport our refugee friends; drivers must be at least 25 years old. For locations and more information, contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Refugee Ministries: Welcome a New Family to the United States

The first three months after arrival are often very challenging for a newly arrived refugee family. We invite volunteers aged 25 and over (who are welcome to bring families and friends, including children, to any outing) to offer three resettlement activities for a new family to be completed over a period of six months.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at All Saints'
Sunday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 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. You can sign up online or on Sunday morning. Look for the table in Kennedy Courtyard with a sign-up sheet!

Threads Back-to-School Uniform Event
July 14-16, July 21-23, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tate Courtyard

Threads is re-opening for a school uniform Back-to-School giveaway and there are many opportunities to volunteer during the event! We need volunteers to work with children as personal shoppers and volunteers to bring children to the shop. Please reach out to Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org to find out more information about volunteer needs. 
Threads Clothing Needs

  • We invite donations of new or gently used children's clothing and new shoes for summer. Donation boxes are located on the first floor of the Pritchett Center and in the first floor stairwell between Ellis Hall and Egleston Hall, outside of the choir suite.
  • In preparation for a School Uniform Back-to-School giveaway in July, please also consider donating school uniforms during the month of June. We are requesting white, light blue, or navy collared shirts and khaki or navy pants and shorts. All sizes, boys and girls styles are needed.
  • Threads also needs new sneakers, boys sizes 5-10.

Questions? Contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org

Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community
Mondays, July 11 and July 18

Please continue the All Saints’ tradition of providing dinner to the men of Covenant Community on a Monday night. Meals for around 15 people can either be shared with the men inside the residence or they can be dropped off during the day. The available dates are July 11 and July 18.

Notes from May Vestry Meeting
All Saints’ Vestry met on May 23, 2022, in person and by Zoom. Following a meditation by outgoing Senior Warden Sydney Cleland, Mary Jo Bryan gave the Clerk’s Report. The Vestry elected Russ Wofford as Senior Warden, Lynda Herrig as Junior Warden, and Louisa Johnson as Clerk. Sheldon Taylor gave the Treasurer’s Report, highlighting that Bright Horizons’ enrollment has increased, pledge payments remain largely on track, and new pledges have come in since the budget was finalized, so there may be some modifications to the budget. The Vestry approved the creation of the “Charlene Smith-Stewart Gospel Choir Fund” and the renewal of the church’s line of credit. Dan Pennywell and Sydney Cleland gave the Junior and Senior Warden’s reports, respectively, with both thanking Simon and the Vestry for the opportunity to serve. Simon Mainwaring introduced the incoming Vestry members elected at the annual meeting: Deborah Cox, Beth Frilingos, Sheffield Hale, Michael Kennedy, Jack Norton, and Martie Zakas. Sydney Cleland led a thoughtful and honest discussion about the Vestry’s past and ongoing work toward racial equity and healing. The June Vestry meeting was held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
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