This Sunday
Celebration of Ministries Sunday

A favorite All Saints' tradition! At the beginning of each program year, we honor and celebrate the many ministries that our community has to offer.

Adult Formation: Fall 2021 Session 1 Begins

We have an extraordinary collection of classes coming your way, and we can’t wait to learn with you, as we invite the Holy Spirit’s transformation in our lives, deepening our Christian faith for the sake of the world. 


Learn About Refugee Resettlement

Our Refugee Ministries program is excited to welcome a new family in the spring of 2022! Please join us in learning more about how you can participate in supporting this family as they begin their new life in the United States.


Dear saints,

Tomorrow the nation marks a poignant milestone as we remember those who were killed and who lost their lives striving to rescue others on September 11, 2001. I am sure that many of us can recall where we were and who we were with when the news broke of the terrible events of that day. Among those who remember, we know that this 20th anniversary will be a source of sadness and loss for many. When my family and I visited the 9/11 memorial in New York a few years ago and stood at the side of its vast pools of cascading water the sheer scale of that loss came clearer into view. Seeing the names of the individuals remembered there also helped me appreciate how loss like this, as vast as it is, is also intensely individual. Reading each one brought to mind a person of infinite value, mourned by a family, missed by friends, beloved of the God who embraces us all. For me, tomorrow’s anniversary is a reminder of the sheer gift of life and an encouragement for us to offer the world the best of ourselves. Let us pray with those who will feel the absence of loved ones these coming days, and let us also pray that the peace of God may reign in our hearts and in the life of our world.

Peace,
Worship Schedule
Week of September 12, 2021
Sunday

8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Worship Services in the Chapel
Masks are required.

9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Worship Services in the Church
Masks are required.

9:00 a.m.
Worship Service in Ellis Hall
Masks are required and so is maintaining a distance of three feet between pods.

11:15 a.m.
Livestreamed Worship Service

4:45 p.m.
A Service of Recovery and Healing
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

12:05 p.m.
Noonday Prayer in the Church
Masks are required.
Wednesday

12:05 p.m.
Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
Masks are required.
Note: Registration is NOT required for in-person services.
The Nursery is Open!
The nursery is open on Sundays during the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. worship services (opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 12:30 p.m.).

We meet on the playground as long as weather is nice; we will move indoors if it gets too hot or if it rains. We have All Saints' youth helping out, and all caregivers are fully vaccinated and masked.

Questions? Contact Kathy Roberts at kroberts@allsaintsaltanta.org.

Classes and Groups
Kids
Children's Church Outside

Gathering from 8:40-9:00 a.m.; worship service from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

We're having Children's Church “in the wild” this fall! At least “in the wild” of our church campus as weather permits! We meet under the tent in front of Ellis Hall for our service, all masked and distanced.

K-5th Grade Formation: Aloha Open House

Sunday, September 12 from 10:20-11:05 a.m.

We will start the year off with a Welcome Back Open House on the 2nd floor of the Pritchett Children's Center to see all the wonderful updates that have transformed our space while you were gone. Stop by and see your room and teachers and friends!

 
Middle and High Schoolers
Register for the 2021-22 Program Year!

Regular weekly programming resumes this fall, with formation classes (Sunday School) beginning this Sunday, September 12 in The Attic.


Questions? Contact the Rev. Zack Nyein at znyein@allsaintsatlanta.org.  
Youth Handbell and Youth Choir Begin Weekly Rehearsals

Our Youth Choir and Youth Handbell Choirs are excited to meet again in-person! We’ll begin weekly rehearsals for 7th through 12th graders on Sunday, September 12.


Young Adults
Brunch and Bible

Sunday, September 19, 12:30-2:00 p.m., P307 

Join young adults at All Saints' for a monthly brunch conversation on the Sunday Scriptures.


Jesus on the Front Page

Sundays, 10:20-11:05 a.m., in P305/306

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.

Parsing the Parables with Lee Osorio and Terry Johnson

Second and Fourth Monday of Each Month, September 13 through November 22, 7:00-8:00 p.m., on Zoom

Jesus used seemingly simple stories to illuminate the complex truths our faith asks us to hold. Join Lee Osorio and Terry Johnson as we reflect on how Jesus's wisdom and wit resonate in our lives today and the path they call us to walk. Each class will include a parable reading, historical context, a meditative time of reflection, and a brief group discussion.

Gun Violence in America: A Christian Response

Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 and 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m., on Zoom

Offered in partnership with the Candler Foundry

Among Western nations, America is among the most religious and the most violent – two facts that are closely linked. This course offers an introduction to the history of Christianity and American gun culture, examining both the theology that has enabled the relationship to flourish, and theologies of dissent.

Novel Theology

Wednesday, September 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard and on Zoom

Novel Theology is back! September's novel is The Plague by Albert Camus, which tells the story from the point of view of a narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. Our facilitator will be Clark Lemons.

Adult Inquirer’s Class

Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 23, and 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Zoom

The Adult Inquirer’s Class is a six-part introduction to the life of faith at All Saints’, led by our rector, Simon Mainwaring. Each session explores an aspect of the Christian faith and how that faith is lived out in our parish and in the world.

Parables on Race and Racism with Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones

Sunday, September 19, 10:20-11:05 a.m., on Zoom

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, will use storytelling to discuss race and racism in the United States and their impact on health. During this class, she will share and unpack her original parables. The goal is that these stories empower people to take action to reduce racism and its impact on health.

Faith in the City: The Arts as Food for the Soul of the City

Sunday, September 26, 10:20-11:05 a.m., in Ellis Hall

Please join Patti Siegel, Executive Director of Arts ATL, Angelica Hairston, Founder of Challenge the Stats, and parishioner Virginia Schenck, Vocal Artist as they explore the work of arts organizations and individuals in Atlanta to further racial equity and healing, and how the arts bring us together as a city and as human beings. 

La Femme Noire: A Courtyard Concert with Challenge the Stats

Wednesday, September 22, 12:15 p.m., Kennedy Courtyard

La Femme Noire: The Celebrated Woman is an artistic celebration of African-American women and the contributions they have made to classical music as composers, poets, and performers. This event is co-presented by All Saints' and Challenge the Stats (CTS). CTS exists to empower BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) musicians by creating communities devoted to equity in the classical performing arts. They seek to equip audiences and artists with the tools needed to advocate for justice both inside and outside of the concert hall.

Jayme Alilaw’s lush and vibrant soprano voice, working collaboratively with B.E. Boykin’s artistry at the piano will be highlighted by poetry and neatly woven together through the narration of Marsha Wilson and guest poet Theresa tha Songbird. This lunchtime concert tells the story of Black Girl Magic personified!

Tickets are available online or at the door. The cost is $15 for general admission; no cost for students, children, and teens. 


Service and Social Justice
Volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Saturday, September 25, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Atlanta Community Food Bank, East Point, Georgia

Saints 18 years and older are invited to join our Saturday morning cadre as we help sort and package food donations at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This perennially popular service opportunity has finally made a weekend comeback, for the first time since the pandemic! Let's turn out to support our neighbors in the city who live with food scarcity every day. 


Super Saturday Furniture Collection with Refugee Ministries

Help us collect furniture donations for incoming Afghan families on Saturday, October 9.

We’ll be picking up furniture donations from homes within 15 mile radius of All Saints’. If you’re interested in donating items, please view what’s needed on our website.

We will also collect smaller household items (linens, utensils, etc.), which can be delivered to All Saints’ by October 16.

In addition to volunteers to lift and move furniture, we’re also inviting leadership volunteers to coordinate U-Haul truck rental, lunch, and logistics. Please visit our website to learn more and sign up.


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

Threads is back!

We invite 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.

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.

For more information, contact Lori Guarisco at threads@allsaintsatlanta.org

Serve as an Usher During the 11:15 a.m. Services on Sundays

The usher ministry invites volunteers to serve as friendly faces and provide a warm welcome to all who enter our church doors. Our ministry is one of hospitality and assistance to all worshipers, giving extra attention and help to visitors and those with special needs. As a team, ushers distribute bulletins, collect offerings, provide attendance counts and guide worshipers to communion. Each 11:15 usher team serves a month at a time, for four months during the year. If interested and have questions, please contact Charlie Rigby. We look forward to serving with you!
Donate Vases to the Sunday Callers

The Sunday Callers invite donations of vases. The preferred size is 8-10 inches tall, with a pinched mouth. Clear glass is preferred over colored glass. Please no bud vases! If you are unable to drop them off at the church, please call Ellen Porter at 404-909-2408 to arrange a pick up.
Share a Meal with the Men of Covenant Community

Please consider bringing dinner to the men of Covenant Community on a Monday night. Meals can either be shared with the men inside the residence or they can be dropped off sometime during the day. Available dates are: October 18, 25, and November 1. Thank you so much for sharing in this invaluable ministry.


Parish Life
Conversations and Compline

Sunday, September 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Ellis Hall and the chapel

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.

Together Again! Sign Up for Our Annual Parish Weekend at Kanuga

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

After a year away, we’re thrilled to be able to gather together for a fun-filled weekend for saints of all ages in the beauty of God’s creation. We'll have the whole place to ourselves, so we can spread out and enjoy the many outdoor activities that Kanuga has to offer. The dining hall will have to-go boxes at every meal. Highlights will also include:

Outdoor concert with Theodicy Jazz Collective (Andy Barnett's band), scavenger hunt, ropes course, kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, mountain biking, golf, pickleball, cottage gatherings outside under tents, hymn sing with Andy and Kirk, hiking, polar bear swim, outdoor worship services, labyrinth walks, fun run, kickball, youth adventure to the corn maze, and so much more!


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
Working with our Whole Selves: A Mental Fitness Workshop

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the Ross Room

Join peers and friends for a half-day workshop hosted by parishioner Linda Gabbard, executive consultant and professional coach, who will teach and equip participants with practical skills to navigate the pressures of daily life.

Using neuroscience based concepts and tools to build self-command muscles of mind and spirit, this interactive session will illuminate methods for sustaining calm and positivity in our relationships at home and at work as we recognize and lessen stress-causing “Saboteur” voices while strengthening our inner “Sage” potential.

Lunch is provided and will be served outside in Kennedy Courtyard. Please RSVP (especially with your dietary needs) online. 


Giving
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” —2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Your gifts to All Saints' make a big difference in this vibrant parish serving the city.

The ushers are collecting offerings at each of the services. For the 9:00 a.m. service in Ellis Hall, please make a gift in the offering basket near the door. Thank you so much.

For more information, please contact Ellen Hayes, Director of Development, at ehayes@allsaintsatlanta.org. or visit our website: allsaintsatlanta.org/give
News & Announcements
Connect with us on Realm!

We recently launched Realm, our new platform for online giving, directory, and event registration. If you haven’t already, please sign up for an account to manage your personal information, control your giving, register for events, and keep in touch with the people and groups that matter to you. 

Questions? Please contact Betsey Gibbs at bgibbs@allsaintsatlanta.org.


Upcoming Baptisms on October 10

We are looking forward to offering baptisms during our worship services again! We still have a few spaces available on Sunday, October 10 at the 11:15 a.m. service.

Please contact Pat Kiley patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-267-4265 to reserve a spot.
Upcoming Confirmation Services on November 7

We also look forward to offering the opportunity to be confirmed during special worship services on Sunday, November 7 at 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.

If you have attended the Adult Inquirer’s class and would like to be confirmed, please contact Pat Kiley at patkiley@allsaintsatlanta.org or 404-267-4265.

(Please note: a new Adult Inquirer’s class begins on September 15 and meets weekly through October 20. Learn more >> )
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
What gracious abundance flowed through our community as we worked together on Labor Day weekend to sustain our city with homemade soup, salad, and sandwiches, through our Food for the City service project!

We offer hearty thanks to all who pitched in to help, both those who signed up in advance and those who were moved by the Spirit to dive in the day of our loving labors!

We give special thanks for our extraordinary project leaders, especially Neal Idnani, Mary Jo Walker, and Lynda Smith, and voluntary drivers of our delivery vehicles, including Donna and John Mitchell, Jennifer Moyers, Terri Murru, Lynda Smith, and the Vicens Family.