Current News at All Saints'

Do you have a graduate you’re proud of?—Send their name and the school that they are graduating from to the church office ( or 301-663-5625) for recognition on Graduate Sunday, June 3. We'll need your submission by noon on Tuesday, May 29.

Summer Schedule Begins June 10—Starting on June 10, we'll worship at 8 am, 10 am, and 6 pm for the summer! We'll loosely alternate worship spaces for the 10 am service as follows: June 10 - Camp Sunday July 1: 10am Great Hall July 8-29: 10am Historic Church August: 10am Great Hall Sept 2: 10am Historic Church Sept 9: Program Year Schedule resumes

Feeling crafty??—We are putting a team together to make prayer beads Wednesdays after the healing service, to start around 6:30 p.m. We'll hold sessions beginning Wednesday, May 23, and continue through June. Tina Butcher will be leading a small workshop to teach us how to make prayer beads and I will be teaching you how to pray this most wonderful ancient form of prayer. If you are unable to participate but have some materials you wish to donate, please contact Tina Butcher or Peter Vazquez Schmitt.

Leadership Development Series—This fall we began a leadership development program that meets once a month from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on the last Saturday (except Nov. and March). Anyone in the parish is invited to attend and learn more leadership skills. Come for our eighth and final installment, 'Community Organizing Tools' on June 2. Join us to better understand what is going on in our own experience and to interpret the experiences of others.

All Saints' Book Sale—It's easy to donate to the All Saint's Book Sale held July 26-29. Bring books, DVDs, CDs, etc., to the Patrick Street Foyer and leave them in the cabinet on the left. If you donate books and want a receipt for your records, please take a blank receipt from the pocket on the bulletin board next to the donations cabinet, fill it out and take it to the church office to arrange for a signature. Blank receipts are also available in the church office.


Formation Party!—On Sunday, June 3 we will have an End-of-the-Year Formation Bash in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m. as we celebrate another fantastic year of growth and education. A big "Thank you!" to all Formation Teachers this year! We are truly blessed to have such an amazing Formation Team.

End of Year Youth Tubing Trip June 10—The Jr./Sr. High Youth Group ends their year floating down the Shenandoah River, maybe a couple of times, on June 10. We will meet at 12:30 and travel to Harper's Ferry for an afternoon on the river ending with a picnic and returning about 6:30ish. $25/person floating, currently limited to 20 spaces. Kate Riley, the Diocesan Youth Minister, will be joining us. See information at Additional waivers need to be completed for all floaters, see flyer. RSVP with numbers by June 1 to, payment due before we leave.


Men's Group Breakfast – June 2nd—The Men's Group will hold our next monthly gathering on Saturday, June 2 from 8–10 a.m. We will gather in the Great Hall (notice the change in venue!) for breakfast, fellowship and prayer, turn to conversation to the topic of the day. At the March meeting we decided as a group to take on the book "The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love" by bell hooks. Each man is responsible to purchase his own book, which costs about $10 on Amazon. We will review Chapter 3 at the May meeting. So guys, please come join us on June 2nd! (And please come even if you do not get the book. I am confident that discussion will be broad enough to be interesting to all, even if you haven’t read the book. For further information, please contact Stu Scarborough (301-524-5400 or or Bill Gibb (240-215-7394 or


Outreach Opportunities with Lincoln Elementary, Our Partner School—Remember your elementary school carnival and Field Day? Help us create those fun-filled memories for the students at Lincoln Elementary! Our partner school is hosting their school carnival ("Panther Party") on Tuesday, May 29 from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be plenty of games (there may even be a dunk tank!!), tasty food, yummy snow snowcones, and local vendors sharing information about summer programs. Volunteers are needed to help set-up/run/take down games as well as serve dinner. Then, the excitement continues with Field Day on Weds, May 30 (rain date Thurs, May 31)! Volunteers are needed to run outdoor activity stations, and they can sign up for the whole day (8:30am-3:15pm) or for shifts (8:30am-12:00pm or 12:15pm -3:15pm). Sound like a fun blast from the past? Great! Contact Peg McGreevy at 301-748-2852 or to sign up.