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Action at All Saints’

Outreach Ministry in India

November birthdays are celebrated
Nazma and Sudha
Zannith shows a medal he earned at school
Each month Outreach sends money to Bright Beginnings. These funds are used to purchase food and materials for the students. At the time the 2022 Outreach budget was approved there were 42 children attending Bright Beginnings. Now the number of students has risen to 63! John and Sudha are trying to “stretch” the funds, but this is difficult. Might it be possible for you to make a one-time or monthly donation to Outreach in India? Every little bit helps!
Any contribution you could make to Outreach in India via Tithe.ly or check would be used to purchase uniforms, food, and materials for Bright Beginnings. There is now a drop down line on Tithe.ly for Outreach in India. Checks may be written to All Saints’ Episcopal Church. In the memo line please write: “Outreach – Mission in India”. 

Thank you to those who have already and are continuing to contribute! Your generosity is having a huge impact on the lives of children and their families.

Click the link below to donate by Tithe.ly.
Donate to Bright Beginnings in India
 We pray with John and Sudha every Saturday at 8:00 am. You are invited to join us on Zoom as we pray with and for John and Sudha.

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved, and to receive the Zoom link, please reach out to Angela Furlong, aiofeadamah@gmail.com or Linda Miller, at lindy205@verizon.net.

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Centro Hispano

There will be no Diaper Drive on December 1. If folks wish to donate diapers they may bring them to the All Saints’ parking lot on December 15 between 12-1. This will coincide when people will be dropping off gifts they have purchased for Centro Hispano children.

To find out about Centro Hispano, visit www.centrohispanodefrederick.org.

Money donations are also welcomed and appreciated. Send a check to:
Centro Hispano de Frederick
P.O. Box 341
Frederick, MD 21705
c/o Maria Shuck

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Cookie Baking - 2022

Calling All Saints' Youth and their families!  Join us for a night of fun and fellowship while we bake cookies for the Historic Church Candlelight tour.  We are meeting on Friday, December 16th at 6:00 PM in the Parish Hall Kitchen. 

All Saints is a hospitality stop for this year’s Historic Church Candlelight Tour, and we need your help. This will also be a chance to learn more about the future of Youth Formation at All Saints'. If you want to join, please sign up at this link. 

Not a family with Youth but still want to help? We are looking for donations of cookie baking ingredients and supplies! Items include:
Flour
Sugar
Sprinkles
Chocolate Chips
Individual Cookie Bags with twist ties

We will be collecting donations on Sunday, December 11th. 

Cookie Baking Sign-Up

Life in Community at All Saints’

The Getting Ahead Program

All Saints is participating in the "Getting Ahead" Program by once again providing meals for the Investigators, Facilitators, Child Care providers and children.  Getting Ahead Program helps low-income families move from dependency to self-sufficiency through education, self-assessment, and mentoring experience.  The Investigators (participants) will take a look at their current situation and plan for the future all while building relationships, setting goals, and resources to "get ahead." This program serves our local community members who generally would be considered our "working poor."  They are all very appreciative of the meals provided by All Saints'. 

Many thanks to The Men's Group of All Saints' for providing a fantastic meal last Thursday! We have received wonderful feedback from the Investigators and Volunteers about last Thursday evenings dinner.  They loved it and were very appreciative!

We now have openings for December and January.  If you would like to volunteer to cook part or all of a meal, provide snacks or desserts, please contact Katy Ackland at kackland921@aol.com or Laura Hammond at lauralucia00@gmail.com.
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Thank you to all that have already volunteered to help our community and for those that have offered to volunteer for upcoming sessions!

Life in Community at All Saints’

"Community Thanksgiving Service"

Asbury United Methodist Church, located at 101 West All Saints Street, Frederick, MD will be having a "Community Thanksgiving Service" on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 PM.  Join us for prayer, music and fellowship for the blessings in our lives.

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Might you offer love and warmth by providing a new coat?

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Shoes That Fit change lives...one pair of New Shoes at a time

In the Fall of 2016, Dena and Darryl Whiten began a local Frederick chapter,  “Kids With Happy Feet”, partnering with Lincoln Elementary School and Hillcrest Elementary School. Dena and Darryl are members of Waymon AME church and Darryl is also connected with I Believe in Me.  In total, they have donated over 500 pairs of athletic shoes and socks for the kids with the help of co-workers, friends and family.  Entering into this chapter’s 7th campaign, their chapter will be donating at least 100 pairs of athletic shoes with your help to Hillcrest Elementary School! There is a need to make sure that all kids have good athletic shoes that are comfortable for recess and gym class and, most importantly, they need to have Shoes That Fit!

When you give shoes to a child, you give so many other things like Hope, Dignity, and Joy. A new pair of shoes can be life-changing for kids in need. Students who receive in the Shoes that Fit program show an increase in Self-Esteem, Improved Behavior, Higher Attendance and More Participation in Physical Activities.

To those who are interested, Tracy Boyd from All Saints' will provide individual cards with the gender and shoe size beginning November 20th. Once you have a card, you will need to purchase a pair of NEW ATHLETIC shoes according to the card provided to you. You will need to give purchased shoes, with card attached, to Tracy by/before November 30, 2022.  Once you have signed up to participate, please email Tracy at tboyd23@gmail.com

Sign-up here

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Holiday Outreach Project:

Thanks to the generosity of All Saints', 22 Centro Hispano children will have a brighter Christmas!  Those who have volunteered will be contacted soon.

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Community Conversations about Racism
Hosted by Asbury UM and All Saints'

Our next conversation will be on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Please join us in the brave space of beloved community.
Zoom Link to our Community Conversations

Prayer and Worship at All Saints’

Prayers for Ukraine

“ We pray for peace. … We pray for a just peace.
We pray that the lives of innocents and the lives of any
human child of God will be spared.
We pray that our leaders will find a diplomatic way, a nonviolent way. “

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Faith Vigil for Peace in Ukraine
To fund relief efforts in Ukraine, we recommend supporting Mercy Corps: https://www.mercycorps.org/.
Additionally, here is information from the Episcopal Church:
Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s “INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE” fund will provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Ukraine. Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), your donation will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance.
To donate, use this link (the fund is the second option on the list) or call 1.855.312.4325.

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