Current News at All Saints'

Growing Connections, Rooted In Faith—Join the stewardship team in celebrating our growing campaign tree! On Sunday, Nov. 18, we'll wrap up our 2019 Stewardship Campaign. Come to the Upper Gathering Space between morning worship to enjoy refreshments, pledge, and take advantage of your last chance to stamp your hand print on the tree.

Youth Advent Service: Sunday, Dec. 16, 9 am in the Great Hall—In December, our youth will lead a special holiday service, including prayers of petition, thanksgiving, and intercession, that have been offered by All Saints' parishioners. In the weeks leading up to the service, please place your prayers in the Youth Prayer box in the Great Hall, which they will use to write Prayers of the People for their service.

Funeral Ministry—Are you compassionate? Do you feel called to help families in their time of grief? The All Saints' Funeral Ministry is developing a roster of parishioners who can be available to help with receptions after funerals. We need a pool of people that we can contact when there will be a funeral to help with setting up, sometimes serving, and cleaning up after a reception. Most receptions require 4-5 people to help, so when we have a deep enough roster, your help will be needed only occasionally. If you are interested in this ministry or if you would like more information before you decide, please contact June or Cathy by email at guziller@comcast.net. Psalm 111:4 "He has made His wonders to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate."

The 12th annual Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale—The 12th annual Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale is almost here: Nov.29 – Dec. 1, 2018! Homemade soups (including the always-delicious and popular Cream of Tomato), sandwiches, and chili are some of the many offerings of great foods that will be available. In addition to fresh winter evergreens, wreaths and swags, there will be handmade items, decorated tabletop trees, potted amaryllis, paperwhites and other items. We'll also have a raffle, a bake table, our yummy lunch counter, and lots of goodies. For more information, call 301-663-5625 or visit www.allsaintsmd.org/greens.

All Saints' Healing Ministry—is in search of friends who care: Sunday, November 18th during formation hour, 10AM in St. Paul’s Chapel. Sometimes we find ourselves in a space where we need prayers for healing of body, mind and spirit. That is why, during every liturgy, as communion is being served at the altar, lay volunteers stand at the back of the service space with an open heart and blessed oil, prepared to pray with and for people in need of healing for themselves or others. Current and future healing ministers and curious prayerful people of all ages are invited to come and learn about this transformative, essential ministry. It only takes a few minutes on a Sunday morning to allow God to bless others through you. We are all worthy. Please consider learning more. Questions: Niki Thrash: nikithrash@hotmail.com

Become a Worship Team Leader (WTL)—Being a WTL is a great way to offer service to the church. WTLs open and close the parish each Sunday, help prepare for our worship, and ensure all of the different worship team members (lectors, chalicists, ushers, etc.) are in place and ready to go so that everyone has a wonderful worship experience. We invite you to shadow one of our current WTLs so you can learn more about how to be a part of this very special ministry. For more information and to join us please contact Jen Mariano at (301) 606-5821.

Formation

Adult Forum In November: 10am, Parish Hall—Nov. 11, Headmaster of St. James' Episcopal School, the Rev. Stuart Dunnan, will share his insights into the work of raising teenagers in our world and supporting youth with faith, compassion, and a call to service in the world. The St. James' choir will also lead us in worship at the 11am service. Nov. 18, Heartly House outreach coordinator, Jen Tousey, will join us during the education hour to share with us the work of serving families affected by intimate partner violence and the ways that we can be a community of support and prevention for those experiencing violence and for those in danger of committing abuse. Come with your questions and compassionate heart.

Advent Wreath Making—Come one, come all our annual Advent Wreath Making workshop on Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. This workshop is in lieu of all Formation Classes on this day. If you participated in years past, please bring your gold Advent Wreath ring holder. For those joining for the first time, advent rings will be available; candles, greens, and supplies will be provided.

Bishops Unplugged—On Nov. 17, spend the afternoon with both bishops in fellowship and fun! We'll gather for a few hours of music, Bible study, and time to talk with our bishops. We ask that adult leaders join us if they can. Email or call Steve Percy (301-663-5625 ext. 108 or spercy@allsaintsmd.org) to sign up, and he'll send you info on time and travel as we get closer to the event.

Acolyte Training—November 18, we are having an acolyte training for all positions for those 3rd grade and up from 12:30-2:30, lunch will be provided. Come one, come all! Questions? Contact Steve Percy at spercy@allsaintsmd.org.

Fellowship

Gourmet Night—will be held on Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is Philippine Beef Short Ribs Adobo (Adobong Tadyang, Not Spicy), Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Scallions, and Mint, and Pineapple Pine Nut Torte. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Friday, Nov. 9. The cost is $20.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.

Thankful Tasting on Sunday, November 18—Back by popular demand – we’ve scheduled another tasting at Spin The Bottle Wine Company! Now located in the heart of downtown Frederick at 9 West Patrick Street, this new space is walkable from church and ready for guests. We're taking reservations now for two sessions, 1-2:30 pm and 3-4:30 pm. Everyone will get to taste three wines and three beers – all of which have been carefully chosen to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner or other holiday celebrations. And what's a tasting without food? Chef and parishioner, Joanne Petersen will again delight our pallets with small bites to accompany the tasting. Joanne specializes in small affairs and caters to dietary restrictions. All of the food she prepares is Gluten Free. The cost to attend is $20 per person and payments will be taken at the door. All money raised goes directly to All Saints' in addition to 10% of all wine and beer sales that day. Won't you be our guest and take advantage of this opportunity to give thanks together? Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AADA728A2F94-thankful.

Outreach

Thanksgiving Food Drive—Support those in our community who need a bit more food this holiday season. Select a turkey feather or two from the Lower Gathering Space display. Each feather features a food item, quantity and due date. Some features are requests for grocery or Walmart gift cards. This year's drive will benefit the residents of Interfaith Housing Authority's Weinburg House. These senior citizens have dietary issues so think healthy low sodium and low sugar options when shopping. In addition, we are also collecting food for the Frederick Food Bank. Please place your donations under the display table by Sunday, November 18. Thanksgiving is early this year! —Tracy Boyd, Outreach Committee