Current News at All Saints'

Newcomer's Brunch—Please join us for a Newcomer's Brunch Sunday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We’d love to get to know you! Meet other newcomers, our clergy, lay-leaders, and members of the parish. Been here a while? Come and welcome the newest members of our church family! RSVP to the church office at 301-663-5625 or churchoffice@allsaintsmd.org.

All Saints' Book Sale July 26-29—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. 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!

Exciting plans for the Chapel!—Come see the new plans for our chapel located in the lower gathering space. We will be available for questions and discussion during the 9:00 fellowship hour. This is a very exciting time in the life of our parish and we are happy to move forward with the chapel renovation project. If you have any questions please contact Peter Vasquez or Jen Mariano.

New Senior Daughters—We'd like to welcome the newest members of our senior Daughter chapter; Brittany Wright and Kate Querry made their transition from Junior to Senior Daughter at the Daughters Triennial Assembly in Austin, Texas on June 24. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful achievement on Sunday, July 29 during the 10 a.m. service.

Outreach

Special Challenge Week July 29-August 2—This year is the 40th anniversary of this amazing week of camp for special needs adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Come and join us as we volunteer our time and talents to this inspirational outreach ministry. Suggested times to volunteer are: Sunday, 7/29 2pm help with arts and crafts while campers check in, 5 pm group anniversary photo; Monday, 7/30, 10-12:30 and 2-4:30 Dan Lajewski's woodworking project; Tuesday, 7/1, 2-4:30 help with June Miller's Special Olympics, 7-9 help with Dan Couture's Talent Show MC, Wednesday, 8/1, 4-5:30 help with photos by Tracy Boyd and Bill Gibb, 7-9 Dance with DJ. If you would like to volunteer or want more information, please contact June Miller (301-418-0820) or iluv2labs@comcast.net.

Stuff the Bus—Ensuring that children have the supplies they need to do their homework, take tests, and complete science and art projects is a simple but important way we can help them get their education and succeed in school. Help All Saints', the United Way, and the Religious Coalition "Stuff the Bus": Special envelopes will be in the pews July 15-29 to use for your tax-deductible donations. Simply make your check payable to "The United Way," add "Stuff the Bus: School Supplies" to the memo line, and drop your envelope in the offering plate or return it to the church office by July 31.

Helping Linda Help Haiti—An update on Linda Miller's Haiti Trip: "It is with deep gratitude that I thank you for the support you have shown to me and the people of Haiti. I am humbled and moved by your outpouring of prayers, donations of supplies, clothing, cash, and checks. Although I was not able to travel to Haiti due to the current situation of political unrest, the Haitian people will be blessed by your generosity. I will send the money that has been donated to Education Equals Hope and request that the money be used towards the feeding program in Haitian schools or for the education of Haitian students who are in need of tuition assistance. I will hold on to the supplies and clothing until the Spirit calls me back to Haiti. I have delivered the surplus school supplies to a Stuff the Bus collection center right here in Frederick. Please continue to keep the people of Haiti in your prayers."