This Sunday
Juneteenth

As part of our commitment to reflect and honor the racial diversity of Atlanta and of the nation, we are beginning to mark and celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. Visit our website to read an article about Juneteenth from The MICAH Project.

Jesus on the Front Page

On Sunday at 10:00 a.m., 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.

Dear saints,

One of the great gifts in worship that we have been sustained by through the course of this pandemic is music. For a ministry that is so thoroughly about being in person, it was hard to see how we might continue to thrive musically when all of this began fifteen months ago. Well, the reality has been that you just can’t stop great musicians from making music! Kirk Rich and Karol Kimmell have done truly extraordinary work. Virtual choir rehearsals and recordings, the hymn project, the children’s musical, collaborations with Challenge the Stats who brought more diverse musicians into our midst, and even a few seconds of our Hallelujah Chorus on the Today Show are just a few of their achievements. They have kept us singing, even as we couldn’t sing ourselves. Praise God! Following the departure of Associate Music Director, Giles Brightwell, last fall, Kirk in particular has soldiered on alone, making it all work by some magical combination of single-mindedness and sheer talent. Noting all that Kirk and Karol have given to All Saints’, it is my delight to share that David Brensinger will be returning to All Saints’ as Interim Organist this August for the next program year, giving us plenty of time and space to select a permanent musical assistant for Kirk. So, when we’re back soon enough to singing our hearts out on the block, please do remember the sacrifice of our music leaders in this parish, who—pun intended—have not missed a beat.

Peace,
Simon Mainwaring
Worship Schedule
Week of June 20, 2021
Sunday

8:00 a.m.
Outdoor Worship Service*

9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Indoor Worship Services*

9:00 a.m.
Online Worship Service

*Please register for in-person worship services by noon on Friday. If you have questions, contact Jill Gossett at jgossett@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Classes and Groups
Kids
Children's programming is on summer break! Stay tuned for details about upcoming summer gatherings and Vacation Bible School in August.

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


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.

Conversations and Compline

Sunday, June 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard and the chapel

Come for conversation, stay for Compline. Saints 18 years and older gather on the fourth Sunday of the month to pair up for interactive, rotational conversations and fun. The evening concludes with music and prayer to send us into the week refreshed and encouraged by connections God is revealing among us.

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.

Service and Social Justice
Donate to the Refugee Ministries Rescue Fund to Help a Family in Danger

A family known to All Saints’ Refugee Ministries needs help bringing the surviving members of family in immediate and life-threatening danger to the United States. All Saints’ has set up a special Refugee Ministries fund in hopes of raising $15,000 to support legal fees, documents, and humanitarian travel.

If you would like to contribute please visit our website and select Give, followed by Make a Contribution and then designate “Refugee Rescue Fund" (or click here to go directly to the form).

We ask your prayers for all those who live in danger across the world.

Questions? Contact Louisa Merchant, Director of Refugee Ministries, at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.

Help Families Get Ready for School with Backpack Buddies

Sunday, July 27 through Sunday, July 18
Bring Donations to the Bins in Ellis Hall

Refugee Ministries and Children's Ministries are collecting donations for our annual Backpack Buddies Drive from Sunday, June 27 through Sunday, July 18.

Please donate a backpack with the following school supplies: notebook paper, pencils, pencil sharpener, pencil erasers, pencil box, five folders with pockets, five spiral notebooks, one box of pens, one box of markers, and one box of crayons. Any type and brand of new backpack and school supplies is wonderful.

We also invite volunteers to help deliver the backpacks to families in Clarkston on July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


If you have questions, please contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.
Tutor with Refugee Ministries

We are seeking five volunteers to tutor ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for four teens and one first grader from Afghanistan. They are wonderful students and are all brand new speakers of English. The tutoring sessions will be one hour a week for 12 weeks on Zoom. No tutoring experience necessary; we provide orientation, support and materials. Volunteers 8th grade and older welcome; we’re happy to provide service hours.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Louisa Merchant at louisam@allsaintsatlanta.org.
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

Available dates: June 28 and July 5

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

Giving
"Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.”
—Alfred Painter

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
Meet the New Executive Committee

We’re thrilled to announce our new Executive Committee: Sydney Cleland is our Senior Warden, Dan Pennywell is our Junior Warden, Mary Jo Bryan is our Clerk, and Sheldon Taylor remains our Treasurer. Please join us in congratulating these leaders and in praying for them in the year ahead.

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. Details and registration will be available soon.

For more information, contact Jill Gossett 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.