Current News at All Saints'

Concerts on Church Street—The second installment of our concert series will be with 'The Sweet Remains' on August 5 at 8pm - Don't miss it! Headed by three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, their songs hearken back to the harmony-driven music of the 60s and 70s like the Eagles and Simon and Garfunkel. AutoNation Toyota of Leesburg has graciously agreed to underwrite the Concerts on Church Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit SHIP: Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick. Get your tickets now in the Lower Gathering Space on Sunday mornings, or at allsaintsmd.org/concertseries anytime!

All Saints' Book Sale—The event of the summer is finally here! The All Saints' Book Sale kicks off Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with Children's books at Half-Price. Saturday almost all items are Half-Price, hours are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday everything is Half-Price from 9 a.m. till Noon. From 1-3 p.m. we open to the public for $5/bag!

All Saints' Parish Retreat—Sept 2 at Claggett: "Camp is the best week of the year!" Well then, let's make camp last a little longer. Conclude your summer with the church community enjoying a retreat at the Bishop Claggett Center. We will have campfire s'mores, swimming, hiking, making crafts, and celebrating the gifts in our community of faith. Retreat will begin on Saturday morning with breakfast and conclude with an evening campfire. We'll have a registration form shortly. Questions? Contact Joanna Gibb or Tommy Turbyville.

Jammin’ For Jesus, Meeting Of the Minds!!!—Calling all “Creative Types”! Do you have a musical talent to share with our congregation at the 9 a.m. worship services beginning this fall? Can you play guitar, bass, piano, drums, woodwinds or a brass instrument? Love to sing and dance? Join us on Friday evening, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall to share ideas on how everyone can get involved in music and movement during the 9 a.m. worship this fall! Open to all ages young & old. No need to be shy - we’re all coming together in a welcoming way to encourage risk-taking and collaboration! We’ll also have a “Jam Session” immediately after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, August 6 in the Great Hall. If you can't attend our Meeting Of the Minds on Friday, but are interested in coming on Sunday, please contact Mark Amberg at ambergma@msn.com. We look forward to sharing our voices and talents together at All Saints Church!!

Missing Bags—All Saints' has various support groups who use our facility to complete their missions. We like to be mindful that some of these organizations store supplies for their meetings in various locations of the building. Between Tuesday, July 4, and Friday, July 7, a group had their storage bags taken from a closet in the Parish Hall, the items inside the bags left scattered, and other items in the closet were damaged. If you know anything about the missing bags, we ask that you come forward, no questions asked. If you have questions regarding the ownership of items in the building, please ask the office staff before removing items; we strive to treat our groups and guests with mutual respect.

Outreach

Outreach at Claggett Center—Special Challenge Week, July 30-August 3, is a camp held at the Claggett Center for special needs adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. All Saints' has volunteered at this camp for 9 years. Suggested times to volunteer are: Sunday, 7/30, 4-5:30—Help with Arts and Crafts while campers check in; Monday, 7/31, 10-12:30 and 2-4:30: Help with Dan Lajewski's woodworking project; Tuesday, 8/1, 2-4:30: Help with June Miller's Special Olympics. If you would like to volunteer or want more information please contact Nancy and George Delatush (301-865-4988 or nrdel@comcast.net).

In the Community

Calvary UMC Red Cross Blood Drive—Calvary UMC will host its SUMMER Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 26 from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. at 131 West 2nd Street. For 5 straight drives, they have had excellent Red Cross staffing and LITTLE to NO wait times, and this continues to be our expectation. Because schools are closed, donations are usually low in the summers, so we need you! If you're unable to give, please consider recruiting others as a way to support the drive.