As a community named for all the saints, our observance of the Feast of All Saints is particularly robust and includes our weekend-long annual Fall Festival, a chance for saints young and old to celebrate the gifts of God in arts, crafts, music, food, beverage, and live entertainment.
The festival kicks off Friday evening, November 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 with a cocktail reception with live music, an appetizer buffet, and early access to shopping the Artists Market. This year we welcome back former Associate Rector and esteemed writer, preacher, and teacher The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, who on Friday night will be selling and signing copies of her new children’s book, Home by Another Way, A Christmas Story. The Artists Market includes over 30 artisans from the parish and wider community, many new to our market, who offer pottery, paintings, photography, weaving, knitting, jewelry, gourmet foods, and a variety of other fine arts and crafts. Register for Friday’s festivities at allsaintsatlanta.org/fallfestival. Cost for Friday evening is $15.00.
The festival continues Saturday with activities for all ages in the courtyard and playground, including a performance by our children’s choir, carnival games, the Youth Ministry Christmas tree sale, and a barbecue lunch. The Artists Market will remain open throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting our summer Youth Confirmation Pilgrimage. The weekend culminates on Sunday with additional market hours and festival worship at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. services, when we will be joined by the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet and timpanist Lisa Morris. Music for brass and organ will precede each of those liturgies, and festive arrangements of the hymns for brass and organ will highlight the significance of that day and enhance the congregational hymns and service music. There is no cost to attend the market on Saturday or Sunday. Hours on Saturday are 9:00 – 3:00 and on Sunday from 8:00 – 2:00.
Please make plans to join us and invite a friend to experience the love and joy of All Saints’ at its best!
For more information, contact Lauri Begley at firstname.lastname@example.org.