In our Baptismal vows we promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” We fulfill that promise when we support our partners in mission. Opportunities exist for parishioners of all ages to become involved.
Scroll down for details of our upcoming ministry at Church of the Common Ground and our diocese’s presence in the 2017 LGBTQ+ Pride.
One way we commit to mission is by tithing (giving 10%) of our budget to Mission and Outreach (M&O). Your M&O Committee has worked to integrate Mission and Outreach into every aspect of our life together.
On the link for Organizations We Support – you will find a short synopsis of the mission of each partner along with their website address.
Contact email@example.com to learn more about opportunities for service.
Church of the Common Ground Visit November 19
On Sunday, November 19, volunteers from St. Anne’s will make bag lunches and attend worship with the Church of the Common Ground, located outdoors at Woodruff Park. We will also bring a cake to help celebrate November birthdays.
You can help in any or all of the following ways–
- Donate lunch ingredients (delivered to church anytime before 9am on Sunday, Nov. 19)
- Help make sandwiches and assemble lunch bags (9:15 Sunday morning– a great family service opportunity)
- Participate in worship with our homeless neighbors (Outside at Woodruff Park 12:30-2:30). Cars will leave from behind the kitchen at about 12:00 if you’d like to carpool.
The Church of the Common Ground is a ministry of our diocese, serving individuals who are expereincing homelessness in Atlanta. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8a623a75-common
And feel free to pass the word to others who may want to help! Donations can be marked CCG and left in the St. Anne’s kitchen anytime before 9am on Sunday, November 19. The next date for St. Anne’s to visit CCG is Dec. 10. Join us then too!
Thanks so much for your dedication to this ministry.
Diocese of Atlanta Presence in 2017 LGBTQ+ Pride
The Diocese of Atlanta is an official sponsor of Pride in Atlanta again this year. Pride activities begin on October 12 and continue through October 15. In addition All Saints’ Episcopal Church has provided the resources for the Shower of Stoles Project to be on display for the week prior to Pride. See details for all of these events below.
The Shower of Stoles Project:
Many denominations have and continue to refuse to allow LGBTQ people to fulfill their vocations as ordained clergy when they come out of the closet as their authentic selves. Some have been de-frocked and others restricted from performing pastoral duties. More information about the project is available at www.welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm. We will have 300 stoles on display at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. They will be in the chapel, nave and sanctuary beginning during the week of October 9 through October 15.
Integrity Atlanta’s 29th Pride Eucharist:
Integrity Atlanta will host its 29th annual Pride Eucharist on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree ST, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. The preacher for the service is the Reverend Doctor Tommie L. Watkins, who is the only African American priest in the Diocese of Alabama and the only Black gay priest to be ordained in that diocese. The celebrant for the service is the Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson, Associate Rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The organist for the service is Trey Clegg who will be bringing the Trey Clegg Singers to lead the music.
Diocesan Booth at Pride Festival:
The Diocese of Atlanta will sponsor an information booth during the Pride Festival in Piedmont Park on October 14 and 15. This booth provides an excellent opportunity to share information about The Episcopal Church and our work as “Jesus People.” Volunteers get to meet people from all over the southeastern United States. Those wishing to volunteer to staff the booth may register for the shifts of their choice at the following website: http://tinyurl.com/Staff-Diocesan-Pride-Booth-17
Walk (or Ride) in the Pride Parade:
The Pride Parade will step off from the Civic Center MARTA Station (not the Civic Center itself) at noon on Sunday, October 15. We will have a Diocesan contingent in the parade, including a float. We encourage as many as possible to walk with us. For those with mobility issues, we will have some seating on the float. We also carry signs representing the parishes in the diocese that are welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ folks. If you would like to sign up to carry a sign, please go to the following link and complete the information: http://tinyurl.com/Carry-Sign-in-Pride-Parade. The Episcopal Contingent is always one of the most popular in the parade each year.