Current News at All Saints'

Love Our Home Campaign—We're in-progress on several significant, timely repairs on our Great Hall climate system, Sanctuary roof patches, and more, totaling $115K. We're doing a four-week effort to make these projects happen. We've come up with $80K with the help of several generous donors, one in honor of Cleopatra Campbell Anderson. Join us in reaching our goal. Envelopes can be found in your pew, and dropping in the plate or at the church office. Be sure to write "Love our Home" in the memo line. Or you can give directly on allsaintsmd.org. Campaign ends Oct. 7 - give now!

Environmental Ministry: Gambrill State Park—Please join our Environmental Ministry as we volunteer for National Public Lands Day at Gambrill State Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The project is to help demolish a log cabin and preserve the wood for future use. We will meet at the park main office on Gambrill Park Road at 8:30 for fellowship and donuts. Please bring water, sturdy shoes/boots, work gloves and wear a long sleeve top. For more information contact Randy Querry at r_querry@yahoo.com.

Youth Event: Ropes Course—Join us on Sunday, Oct. 7, 8am—2pm for a fun morning out at Claggett. We'll meet in the church parking lot at 8 a.m. and then carpool over to Claggett. Youth and youth leaders will engage in team building exercises and fun on the Upward Enterprises Ropes Course. We’ll conclude with doing the zip line, eating lunch, and having an outdoor worship service. We plan to be back at the church by 2 p.m. for pick up. Carpooling and lunch will be provided. Cost of the event is $20 per youth. Friends and neighbors are welcomed and encouraged to join in this fun kick-off event! Sign up and Upward Enterprise waivers are required for this event. RSVP to Rev. Jess at jholthus@allsaintsmd.org or 301-663-5625 by Sunday Sept. 23.

Race and #RealTalk—The vision continues–using the barbershop singing (and listening) experience as a therapeutic tool by which we confront historic and contemporary issues of race in our country. Join us for Race and #RealTalk! Mondays, 7-9 p.m. in the Great Hall, starting Sept. 24. Questions? Contact Shana Oshiro, shana.oshiro@haloquartet.org.

Prayer Shawls—The Prayer Shawl group will start their monthly meetings on Saturday Oct 6. Please join us as we create shawls to give to those in need of comfort, solace, shelter or a hug. The shawls can be knit or crochet, we have directions for both. We meet in the Memorial Lounge from 10:00 until 11:30. However attendance is not required. Please think about working on a shawl in your own time. Contact Sue Fowle at suefo1@yahoo.com for more information.

Eucharistic Visitor Training—Have you ever thought you might like to become an Eucharistic Visitor? Join us for a EV training and fellowship on Oct. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Chapel. If you have any questions, please call Lynn Gebrowsky, 301-694-2854.

Acolyte Festival—On Saturday, Oct. 6, join with acolytes from all across the country to have Holy Eucharist and a rededication of service followed by a picnic lunch and workshops to learn more about the history and technique of various acolyte positions. It costs $10 per acolyte but the service is open to all. If you are an acolyte or are interested in being an acolyte this will be an experience to remember. RSVP to spercy@allsaintsmd.org by Sept. 25.

Formation

DOCC (Disciples of Christ in Community)—returns this fall with an 8-week course beginning Sept. 26 and ending Nov. 21, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday nights (we will not meet on Halloween). This offering is an introduction to the scripture, tradition, and reason of the Episcopal Church and allows facilitated small groups to develop community and explore the impact of their faith on their lives. Sign up through the office (churchoffice@allsaintsmd.org, 301-663-5625) or with the Rev. Adrien Dawson (adawson @allsaintsmd.org).

Daytime Bible Study—To anyone seeking a weekly, daytime Bible Study: please join us in Lou Nutter’s apartment at Homewood—Tuesdays, starting on Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 2:30. For more information, contact Elaine Prince+, who leads the Study, at 301-797-0132 or email revprince1986@gmail.com.

Fellowship

The Feast of the Archangels—Sept. 29, 4-9PM: Join your All Saints' community for an off-site gathering of food, fun and fire! We'll celebrate the Feast of the Archangels with crafts, games, a traditional BBQ (burgers and hot dogs provided) and s'mores by the campfire. Visit SignUpGenius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aada728a2f94-potluck) to organize food! Please RSVP!

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at noon. Our speaker will be Chris Haugh, director of Community Relations and the Historic Preservation Manager of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick. Chris is an award-winning filmographer, an expert in Frederick County history, and a dynamic speaker, and he will talk about the history of the cemetery and the many "Stories in Stone" found there. Please come to hear Chris and encourage your friends to do the same!

Gourmet Night—will be held on Oct. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. This month's menu is British Pork Huntsman Pie, Peas a la Française, Roasted Potatoes, and Bourbon Caramel Apple Squares. Because of preparations, your early reservation is appreciated. Call the office to make your reservation, or pay online at allsaintsmd.org/gourmet-night.php. Reservations should be made by noon on Monday, October 8. The cost is $20.00 per person. We have complimentary childcare—please be sure to mention it when you RSVP.

Outreach

Boy Scout Troop 2017 3rd Annual Fall Mum Sale—The Scout Troop's Annual Mum Sale is underway. A wide range of colors are available produced by a local grower. $6 for an 8" pot. Orders will be taken through September 23 with delivery the following weekend, Saturday in Spring Ridge or Sunday in the Memorial Garden. Please indicate "ASEC" on the form for pick up in the Memorial Garden. Forms available in the Gathering Spaces and at https://goo.gl/35f4PB

Help for the Advocates Gala—Advocates for Homeless Families is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a dinner on Sept. 29. In order for this celebration to be a success, we are looking for volunteers to help at the event. If you would like to take part, please contact Dan Lajewsi at 301-667-0536. Help is needed from 3pm to 9pm on Sept. 29. Thank you!