CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

All Saints’ is committed to Christian formation for all ages. Our Wednesday evening program, Body and Soul, is truly intergenerational and is extremely well attended. Families arrive at 6 p.m., and children from pre-kindergarten through high school go to their classrooms, where volunteer teachers coordinate a curriculum that is age appropriate. Adults gather in the dining hall, where Father Paul teaches a class under the title “The Architects of Our Faith,” introducing personalities from throughout Christian history. Following class, we all feast sumptuously, and the evening concludes by 7:45.

Sunday School provides an opportunity for our adults to engage in deeper theological study. Father Paul teaches a series in the fall and in the spring, with classes starting at 9:30 a.m. and concluding before morning worship.

All Saints’ has an active program for both a younger and an older Episcopal Youth Community (EYC). The younger group includes those in middle school, and the older group, high school. EYC meetings are held twice a month on Sunday afternoons and alternate between a discussion and a social activity.

LITURGICAL GROUPS

All Saints’ parishioners support our worship in many different ways. Approximately 25 serve in teams on the Altar Guild, and a lay reader is scheduled for both Sunday services. Starting at the age of ten, many of our young people serve as acolytes. Both adults and children sing in our two choirs. Every Sunday morning, volunteers serve as greeters to welcome newcomers and to assist with the distribution of service leaflets. Volunteers for all of these activities are warmly welcomed and deliberately recruited at the annual Ministry Fair in late August.

OTHER CHURCH GROUPS

Our book club meets in the Parish Hall once a month on the second Wednesday of each month. The club is open to both men and women in our broader community.

Parish epicureans, nicknamed Angels and Fryers, volunteer to cook for our Wednesday night Body and Soul – delicious meals we all anticipate with great eagerness.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meet monthly, either at the church or in a private home. The goal of this group is to provide fellowship and organize for service.

For many years, a Wednesday afternoon Knitting Guild has crafted blankets for newborns and shawls for the sick. These are blessed by Father Paul and are extremely well received.

If you would be interested in joining any of these groups, please call the Parish Administrator.