Current News at All Saints'

Gifts and Greens Sale—Barely 10 days to go until the Gifts and Greens Sale is here. Our committee is madly trying to get everything ready -- you know what that last-minute rush is like. Locations for those wonderful greens--pine, fir, spruce, magnolia, etc.--have all been identified, and containers for all green arrangements have been gathered. Christmas wreaths have been ordered and other live greens will be brought in. Remember that today, Sunday, Nov. 19, is the last day we can accept donations for the sale. Anything you may have overlooked may be brought in next year! Raffle tickets are still available and will be for sale after the 8 am Sunday church service, and during the sale. Thank you for your help, and we are looking forward to a wonderful three-day start to the Christmas season. God Bless You All.

Formation

In the Forum—What is it like to be part of a mission team? Might God calling you and All Saints' to serve others close to home – or in another country? Join us (9 a.m. Early Birds or 10 a.m. Formation Hour) on November 12 (presented by Linda Miller) and November 19 (presented by Joyce Pipkin of the nonprofit service organization Education Equals Hope) to hear more about mission experiences in Haiti.

Continuing the Forum: Open House—Linda Miller will host an Open House at her home on Nov. 19 from 3-5 p.m. The gathering will allow people more time to chat with Linda and Joyce about mission experiences in Haiti. Food and drink will be provided. Children are welcome. Please RSVP by 11/16 to Lindy205@verizon.net.

Evangelism: Not a Dirty Word!—All Saints' Newcomers Committee is excited to unveil the INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT initiative! This is a proven, robust, and user-friendly initiative begun in the Diocese of Texas. We plan to implement it to help us live into our mission to embody the resurrection life by making All Saints' the most welcoming place possible – a place where the faith lives of all people, no matter where they are on their journeys, can be kindled and nourished. Please join us for an informative session comprised of video and discussion, and to help us kick-off the INVITE segment of this program. We invite you – Vestry, ministry leaders, and all parishioners – to come on Saturday, November 11 (12-2 p.m.) OR Sunday, November 19 (12:30-2:30 p.m.) in the Parish Hall to learn more and find out how you can be part of it! Light fare will be served. PLEASE RSVP to Rev. Joanne at jtetrault@allsaintsmd.org so that we can be prepared with enough refreshments and supplies.

Advent Wreath Making—Come one, come all our annual Advent Wreath Making workshop on Sunday, Nov. 26, 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.

Fellowship

St. Mary's Chapter—will hold its next meeting on Dec. 4 at noon. Following lunch Carroll Howe and the Joy Bells will present beautiful holiday bell choir music. Please join us for lunch and then enjoy the holiday music. The cost of lunch is $5.00.