Current News at All Saints'

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month—On April 16, 2020 at 7 p.m., All Saints’ and Heartly House will virtually host an event specifically focused on Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. One in six males are abused before the age of 18. It’s time we started talking about it. The event title C.A.P.E.S – Community Awareness Promoting Empowerment to male Survivors is sure to be moving, thought provoking and most importantly empowering. Please consider attending. Please watch the weekly blasts and website for more information on how to connect to this event. If you have any questions, you can contact parishioner Doug Tinder at doug.tinder@verizon.net or 301-788-6049.

ALL ABOARD for VBS Camp!—Calling all campers, Jr. counselors, and adult volunteers. Even amidst the SARS-CoV-2 (covid-19) pandemic we are still planning to have a fun camp week this summer! Currently, registration is all online. To register, visit allsaintsmd.org for the links to the camper, junior counselor, adult volunteer, and pre-K camper forms. You can also download a pdf to print, complete, and mail to the Church office. You must complete a separate form for each individual person. Questions? Please contact Rev. Jess at jholthus @allsaintsmd.org or 301-663-5625 or Angie Richards 303-514-3191 or angmrich@gmail.com.

Are You Grieving a Loss? Join us in... WALKING THE MOURNER’S PATH: A Faith-based Grief Support Program — Walking the Mourner’s Path is a ministry of healing and connection for those feeling disconnected after the death of a loved one or other significant life loss. Dates are tentative, but we are looking for interest. please email Rev Jess if you are interested in participating in Mourner's Path.

We need YOU at the 2020 Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale!—Planning is already underway for the 2020 Holiday Gifts and Greens Sale to be held Dec. 3-5. While the St. Mary's Chapter volunteers are happy to host the annual fundraiser, we need the participation of many Saints to make this year's event a success.Please consider volunteering a little of your time and talents---even just for an hour or two---over the 3-day event. We need volunteers to assist with everything from setting up, to greeting guests, to helping with sales and kid-focused activities at Santa's Workshop (a new feature). We are not asking for a formal commitment---just a showing of hands of who might be available. Please email, call or text Sandy Dunning (sdunning0117@gmail.com or 978-806-7894), Marty Young (martyy@communitylivinginc.org or 301-639-0248) or Dan Lajewski (danoflyfish@comcast.net or 301-667-0536) to express your interest. Closer to the date, we'll get in touch to determine how you’d like to participate and then firm up a schedule.

Trinity Treks—Once it is safe to gather in groups again, we are planning on doing an all-inclusive hike where we are going to do the Trees of Frederick Walking Tour to enjoy some unique trees in our neighborhoods. This hike will be welcoming to all ages and will be around 1-1/2 miles. The next hike will also be nice for all age groups as we are going to go down to the C & O Canal Towpath near Monocacy Aqueduct to enjoy the wildflowers and water fowl of the area. Please join us! Please keep checking the e-blasts for updates. For additional details contact Randy Querry at r_querry@yahoo.com.

Outreach

Lenten Rice Bowl—This Lent the funds from Rice Bowl donations will be used to support the Religious Coalition. The Coalition offers a variety of supports for those in our community who are facing housing insecurity. An example of one program called “after the storm” which helps clients either after they have left the program or while in the program with work related or car related expenses. Rice Bowl offerings may be place in the wooden “rice bowl” in the center isle by the piano.