Pray for Me Campaign. Prayer champions needed!! We have extended our signup until the end of the year. The Pray for Me Campaign is a movement that creates life-giving intergenerational relationships through the catalyst of prayer. Completely guided prayer and easy to use format. Contact Jessica Greiner 770-289-4053 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to pray for a child or student at All Saints!!
Rawanda Update. God’s Has Blessed Our Relationship! We could only begin to imagine where our Lord would take the formal relationship forged between the All Saints Anglican Church and the Diocese of Kibungo in Rwanda during the visit of Bishop Emmanuel. God has taken one week and used it for His glory, producing fruits of goats for individual families, funds for the foundation for a school project and the training of fifteen diocesan clergy. A mission that initiated at All Saints has garnered diocesan wide involvement and attention which can be seen in the article by Ms. Rachel Moorman found at this site https://adots.org/update-kibungo-diocese-clergy-training/.
The work our Lord has in mind has only begun! Fr. Don is organizing a trip to the Diocese of Kibungo to continue to build on our formal relationship with Bishop Emmanuel, diocesan clergy and the laity of the diocese during the first two weeks of February 2020. If you are interested in participating in some way with this mission, please contact Fr. Hutchens.
Christmas Sock & Underwear Drive, November 24th to December 8th. When Families, helped by the Real Life Center go through the free clothing closet there are often no socks or underwear to give them. However, it is one request that families make all the time. Last year you filled the bins with enough socks & underwear to last until February. Can we do it again? As part of our Church Christmas mission, we are asking you to donate new socks and underwear for men, women and children in all sizes. There is an urgent need for the following items: Underwear Men and Women (especially Women Plus Size), PJs - Men and Women and Boys and Girls PJs Size 6-14. Please drop off your donation in the box in the narthex or the church hall on Sundays. Please join us at our Workbee to package the socks & underwear in groups of 3 on Tuesday, December 10th in the Church Hall (Gathering Place). For more information please contact John & Diana at email@example.com
“Beating of the Bounds.” At 9:15 AM on Sunday December 1 the participants in both the adult and youth Sunday school classes will “beat the bounds” of the parish grounds. This practice was common in medieval England and will involve walking around the edge of the church property and stopping at the four corners for prayers of blessing. Come join us for this new/old tradition at All Saints on the first Sunday of Advent.
Saint Nicholas Celebration. Our Saint Nicholas Celebration will be on December 8th! There will be a celebration feast in the TGP after church. To sign up to bring a dish you may contact the church office at (770-486-5374) or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also go to: www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b49a5a62aa0f85-saint, where you can view what others are bringing.
Anglican’s Celebrating Together. Our next ACT event will be the Southern Crescent Chorale concert on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in eating dinner at the Italian Oven after the SCC concert, please let Bess Davis know. The restaurant is holding 30 seats for us at 5:00. Please purchase your tickets for the concert from Sheri Schafer.
Memorial for Christmas Flowers and Greens. It’s that time again to honor your loved ones. Cost per dedication: $15. Make check payable to ASAC; remember to write “Poinsettia” on the memo line of your check. Pick up a “green” reservation form in the Narthex. Deadline is December 15th. See Caren Moran for more information.
Stewardship. God doesn’t want your money, He wants your heart! The Vestry thanks all who have turned in a Financial Commitment card for 2020. If you haven’t responded to God’s voice about giving back, there are 2020 Commitment cards available on the credenzas. “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy”. 1 Timothy 6:17-19. If your heart is in the right place, then “your” (His) money will be in the right place.
E-Giving Cards. God knows, but do you miss putting your sacrificial first fruit gift in the alms plate on Sunday? We have an answer. E-Giving gift cards are located in the pew Bibles. Place an e-card in the alms plate to represent your gift of gratitude for His financial Blessings.