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Action at All Saints’

2023 Pledge Campaign continues!

As of Nov. 10th, 94 households have submitted their 2023 pledges. Thank you to everyone who has let us know your plans to support All Saints' next year. So far, the amount pledged (everyone's best estimate for giving) for next year is a bit over $296,000.

The Vestry will be making decisions about the 2023 budget soon so we are asking everyone who hasn't yet indicated your plans for next year to do so as soon as possible. We also want to give everyone an opportunity to increase your pledge - which is your estimated giving for 2023.  If you'd like to increase a pledge you already submitted, please contact Rachel Querry at rachel.querry@gmail.com, or you can call or text Rachel at 301-346-7887.

You can submit your 2023 pledge online (where you can also set up recurring gifts via your credit card) or by filling out a pledge card. Please submit your pledge, as soon as possible. Thank you!
 
Pledge online now
Or download a printable pledge card.

Study & Learning at All Saints’

Weekly (Zoom) Bible Study on the Appointed Gospels

Attention!  To those of you have have yet to join us, the Gospel Bible Study Zoom will welcome anyone for one or many of our Monday night sessions.  Join us when you can, and don't worry about when you can't!

This coming Monday evening, November 28, anyone wishing to study the Gospel reading for the following Sunday may gather on Zoom.  We will meet from 7-8:30 p.m., guided by the Rev. Elaine Prince; the Zoom will be hosted by Lynn Gebrowsky.

We will briefly reflect on the previous Sunday’s sermon before we look at the upcoming Gospel.  We will be using the Proper for the Second Sunday in Advent.  The Gospel text is Matthew 3: 1-12.

Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 881 8405 9606
Passcode: 272102

We welcome attendees to join any or all sessions. For further information you may contact Elaine+ at (301) 797-0132 or revprince1986@gmail.com or email Lynn Gebrowsky at  LGNMI@Comcast.net 
Link to the Zoom Weekly Bible Study

Study & Learning at All Saints’

Reading and Conversation on the book "Homegoing"

The Truth and Reconciliation committee will host its next Readings and Conversations gathering on the book "Homegoing" on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m., at All Saints’. "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi is a story that “…leaves the reader with a visceral understanding of both the savage realities of slavery and the emotional damage that is handed down, over the centuries…” – The New York Times. Vogue states, “… No novel has better illustrated the way in which racism became institutionalized in this country.”

Please join us as we rediscover the past and how it influences our lives today. If you would like to participate in this conversation about Homegoing, please RSVP to Tracy Boyd  tlboyd23@gmail.com. You are encouraged to bring a friend, or two!  When purchasing the book, consider supporting Black-owned businesses. 

For more information, feel free to contact: Tracy Boyd  tlboyd23@gmail.com  or  Rixey Hoult  rixeyann@comcast.net
Link to Black-owned independent book sellers

Study & Learning at All Saints’

A Very Special Visitor is Coming to All Saints!

An event for Children of all ages! All Saints' next intergenerational event is Sunday, Dec.  4 at 9 AM. Join us for a visit with St. Nicholas in the Parish Hall!

Study & Learning at All Saints’


Children's Formation Schedule for November/December 2022
November 27th - Email Lesson. The 10 Lepers. A story about giving thanks.

December 4th: Multi-generational event - come and meet a very special visitor
December 11th: In-Person Lesson: Jesus is Born
December 18th: Rehearsal for Children's Christmas Pageant
December 24th: Children's Christmas Pageant at 4 PM, in the Historic Church
December 25th: No in-person or email lesson

Formation lessons for 2023 will begin on January 8th.

Classroom are located as follows:
PreK / K / 1st Grade Classroom - next to Nursery
2nd / 3rd Grade Classroom - behind PreK/K/1st grade classroom
4th Grade and Up Classroom - hallway between Lower Gathering Space and elevator

Life in the Community at All Saints’

Trinity Trek:

Wanna Get Away? Join the All Saints' Environmental Ministry as we hike at Little Bennett Regional Park this Saturday, November 26!

Where will we meet? Hyattstown Mill Road off Route 355, near the Hyattstown Mill (6-vehicle gravel lot) at 9AM
For More Information about "Little Bennett Regional Park"

Life in the Community at All Saints’

Upcoming Ordination:

Our good friend and former All Saints’ intern, Angela Furlong, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on December 3.

Life in the Community at All Saints’

Volunteer Opportunity

When you hear or see a call for volunteers, are your immediate thoughts: I have nothing of value to offer…there are other people more qualified than me…serving will require time or skills I don’t have…I’ll get assigned to a task I don’t enjoy? If any of these concerns apply to you, All Saints' has you covered. We are looking to identify parishioners who possess skills or knowledge in several areas that will enhance our stewardship for our buildings and grounds. We are looking for parishioners who have familiarity with HVAC, IT, plumbing, electrical wiring, carpentry, roofing, +….. and use this in-house expertise to help in assessing whether acute issues involving our facilities could be handled with available volunteers or should be referred to our commercial vendors. Please note if you have skills not mentioned above that you feel would benefit All Saints', we’d love to hear from you too! This compilation of in-house trade knowledge would provide both a valuable and reassuring resource of counsel to the Rector and Junior Warden when issues occasionally arise.

Please contact Mark Walker, marwalk@gmail.com, if you are interested in sharing your knowledge or have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding this important stewardship opportunity.

Life in the Community at All Saints’

Second Sunday Social

Our next Sunday’s Fellowship Hour will be on December 11.

Governance at All Saints’

November Vestry Meeting

November Vestry meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 7-9 PM in the Great Hall. All parishioners are welcome.

Governance at All Saints’

Updates from Your Vestry:

All Saints' Vestry on retreat November 18-19.      Photo by Rev. Amy Richter

Join All Saints' Vestry for important updates on All Saints' budget for 2023 and the search for the next clergy for All Saints' Church. Your vestry will be hosting a forum at 11:15AM (following the 10 AM Eucharist) on Sunday, December 4. This is an important opportunity to learn more ablout plans for 2023.

Governance at All Saints’

Planning something in the building?

As we prepare for the winter, if you are planning a church event, virtual or in-building, please let us know! It's critical (and so helpful!) to be able to organize, and get the word out about your event.  Please email your room requests or calendar additions to vburgee@allsaintsmd.org.
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