The vicar of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia, the Rev. George Maxwell will be celebrating Holy Communion at All Saints on Southport Island for the next two weeks. Services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. A coffee hour will follow the 10 a.m. service. As vicar of St. Philips, Rev. Maxwell is responsible for all operations of the Cathedral and the development of its staff, programs, and ministries.
Maxwell brings a love of spiritual education to his ministry including leading several small groups, teaching the old-fashioned Sunday school and writing a series of letters entitled “Letters to a Young Episcopalian.” At All Saints, he will lead a discussion group on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. on both July 23 and 30.
The vicar’s ministry outside of the Cathedral includes serving as a founding member of the faculty for Learning to Lead (L2L), a training course established by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta to apply adaptive leadership to the church; consulting parishes searching for new rectors; CREDO, a wellness program for clergy, and a member of the advisory board of the Georgia Justice Project. He earned his M.Div. degree from Emory University in 2004 and was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2011. His first vocation was the law, having graduated from the University of North Carolina and Duke University Law School. He worked as a corporate lawyer for 20 years in Atlanta.
The organist for both Sundays is Henry Lowe, retired organist at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland. His career as a church musician has taken him world-wide, including St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
All Saints by-the-Sea is on Southport Island about two miles south on Route 238 on the left side of the road. An Episcopal Church sign is visible from the road. Parking is available along Route 238 with limited handicapped spaces off All Saints Road. A golf cart will ferry persons from the handicapped lot to the church steps. You may also come to church by private boat or by the tour boat Novelty, which leaves Boothbay Harbor from Pier 8 at 9 a.m. tides permitting. Novelty picks up passengers from the church dock at 11:40 a.m. for return to Pier 8. The very beautiful and simple wood chapel is open for quiet prayer and meditation during the week. More information about the church and its history can be found at http://allsaintssouthport.org