As a faith community, we come together for fun, fellowship, and to serve the wider community as we strive to walk in Jesus’ way of love. Here are some of our favorite gatherings:
Monthly Potluck: We like to eat, we like to laugh. The first Sunday of each month, we break bread together at a potluck luncheon in the Parish Hall after breaking bread together during the 10:15 a.m. service. All are welcome; there is always plenty of food to go around. Join us!
Foyers: Small groups made up of couples or singles who meet monthly for a simple meal, relaxed conversation, and Christian fellowship. For more information on the All Saints Foyers Ministry, contact Bill or Sheila Freeman.
Marketplace: Held each fall, the Episcopal Church Women's Marketplace hosted 40 vendors in 2016. Vendor tables are sold for $35 and are placed in the Parish Hall, Education Building and under tents outside. The ladies work on crafts during the year to sell at this major fundraiser to benefit community outreach and church programming. You can donate to the ECW room - craft items, white elephant items, antiques, etc. There is also a bake sale and this date kicks off pickup for preordered casseroles – another popular ECW fundraiser. Contact Linda Christie or Mary Mantiply for more information.
Ministry Fair: On Sunday, September 8 during our Covered Dish fellowship time, we’ll have table displays and ministry participants prepared to answer any questions you may have — and most importantly, to welcome you to join in our many All Saints ministries!
Activities are in progress for our first Invite Welcome Connect - Fall Picnic. On Sunday, September 29, All Saints is planning a great picnic lunch after worship, plus plenty of fellowship activities and fun for children, youth, and adults. But most importantly, this will be our time to invite. This an event specifically designed to make it easier for everyone to invite someone: a family friend, a colleague from work, a neighbor. It’s a day designed to make it comfortable for us to invite and for someone new to join us for the day and begin to know what it can mean to be part of a community that strives to walk in Jesus’ path of love by welcoming all. Expect to be hearing more . . . and if you’d like to be involved in this event or other Invite Welcome Connect activities, please contact Dan Koning or the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine and Cheese: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) host a wine and cheese tasting “night out” the Friday before Valentine's Day each February. This elegant evening is one of the Episcopal Church Women's major fundraisers for community outreach and church programming. The evening includes a silent auction and usually several high-end items for a separate auction- including a wine basket.
English Tea: The ECW also hosts a traditional English Tea annually in the Spring. The event is a delightful afternoon out for mothers and daughters or couples. A basket raffle, hat contest, and door prizes are all part of this fundraiser for church programs.
Easter Breakfast: After the Sunrise Vigil and before the 10:15 Easter Eucharist, the All Saints family gathers in the Parish Hall for a delicious breakfast fellowship.
Parish Picnic: In late spring, we gather on our beautiful grounds for a picnic with games for all ages. The Men’s Group handles the grilling and it’s a good time to learn about different opportunities to get involved without the pressure of going to a meeting.